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As pandemic mask requirements ease, the culture war rages on

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A tirade against mask-wearing reveals how people like Carlson have emptied popular conservatism of substance

Screenshot from Tucker Carlson’s show on Fox, 4/26/21


Gov. Greg Abbott seems to think he’s running a state I don’t recognize — because it’s a fantasy of political convenience

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Missouri Governor Mike Parson is the latest high profile doubter to get the disease

Governor Mike Parson greets fans at the 2018 PGA Championship. Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images


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Only in America could something this basic be this controversial

Commuters arrive at Grand Central Station during morning rush hour on June 8. Photo: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images


Things are bad, but they can get better. Just keep your mask on.

A protestor in Milan, Italy, on June 7, 2020. Photo: NurPhoto/Getty Images


I was overcome with guilt after my family sent me a box of 200 surgical masks from Hong Kong

Illustration: Gisella Tan

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