Almost 10 million Americans have already filed for unemployment benefits. It didn’t have to be this way, Derek Thompson argues. Plus: COVID-19’s unique threat to the South.
What happens is local governments go bankrupt during the pandemic? Plus: How the new coronavirus behaves in air (the answer is very complicated).
There once was a time at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic when social distancing wasn't a polarized along party lines. That’s changing
How the leaders of the two most populous cities in America are handling the pandemic. Plus: Save the 2020 election and vote by mail, this law professor argues.
Not just the 2020 presidential race. Plus: What the healthy owe to society, especially the more vulnerable, in the time of the coronavirus.
The U.S. may end up with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the industrialized world. Plus: Is an extended national shutdown now the least worst option?
An unfinished compendium of Trump’s overwhelming dishonesty during a national emergency
Some states are imposing serious lockdowns, others are being far more lax, and others have fallen somewhere in between. Plus: Trump wasn’t the only one who got it wrong.
Remember when Michael Bloomberg spent about $500 million running for president? Plus: What if checkpoints come to the U.S. to help slow the spread of COVID-19?
Joe Biden keeps on winning. Plus: Is it time for Bernie Sanders to drop out?
Managing the voting booth in the time of a pandemic. Plus: COVID-19 cases have been reported in all 50 states—here’s one essay on how to prepare for the worst.
The governor of Ohio recommended this evening that the state postpone Tuesday’s primary voting until June. Plus: The winner of last night’s debate? The coronavirus.
Why the U.S. is so behind on COVID-19 testing. Plus: Remote work was thought of being the future for office work. The coronavirus outbreak has hastened that experiment.
The president went out of his way to spin COVID-19 as a menace coming from abroad, referring to its source as a “foreign virus.” Plus: The staggering heartlessness toward the elderly.
The president and his allies can still use his bully pulpit to drown information inconvenient to them. Plus: Is this the end of the line for Bernie Sanders?
Out with the handshakes, in with the hand sanitizer—Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders have both canceled rallies planned for tonight. Plus: From “Never Trump” to “Why not.”
What mass quarantines could look like in the U.S. (hint: trying to implement them at scale would be a mess). Plus: The empty public spaces of a world amidst outbreak.
Just how few Americans have actually been tested for the coronavirus, despite administration promises? Plus: The moment that marked the rise of an extensive jihadist network in the United States.
Some theories from strategists and analysts about what went wrong in Elizabeth Warren’s presidential run. Plus: Obama hasn’t endorsed, and probably won’t soon.
Joe Biden’s not only back from the wilderness: He’s a Democratic front-runner again. Plus: how to spend half a billion spent and win zero states.