In a recent episode of “Real Time,” Bill Maher ignited a conversation with his call for a “COVID Commission” to dissect the nation’s pandemic response. Maher’s critique transcends the immediate issues, touching on broader themes of governmental accountability, media integrity, and the need for balanced discourse in times of crisis. His advocacy for such a commission is not just about understanding past mistakes but also about forging a path to more effective and reasoned responses in the future.