Even before the recent mass shootings, violent crime was surging to its highest rate in 30 years. Patrick Sharkey illuminates what’s happening.
Liberals predicted that Florida would get destroyed by its laissez-faire approach to COVID-19. Conservatives said the state was the future of the economy. What if they were both wrong?
More, better, and faster testing might have averted the worst of what America faced in 2020.
In America’s largest, richest cities, home prices and rents are going in opposite directions.
It’s not just one problem—and we’re going to need a portfolio of approaches to solve it.
Four reasons: social distancing, seasonality, seroprevalence, and shots.
Averting a wave of new COVID-19 fatalities could require some dramatic, untested, and controversial strategies.
Too many people imagine the fight against COVID-19 as a land war to be waged with sudsy hand-to-hand combat against grimy surfaces.
Reddit investors are not new populists descended from the radicals of Occupy Wall Street.
The past year has offered a glimpse of the nowhere-everywhere future of work, and it isn’t optimistic for big cities.
How to understand what the hell is going on this week
We’ve known for months that young children are less susceptible to serious infection and less likely to transmit the coronavirus. Let’s act like it.
The new president must not repeat Obama's mistakes.
This is how the president’s term ends—with the GOP dithering and CEOs swashbuckling, spared by the “deep state” but impeached in the free market.
Thinking about the Republican Party like a political psychiatrist
The year 2020 shattered America’s shared reality.
What can hunter-gatherer societies teach us about work, time, and happiness?
Nine months into the pandemic, government leaders can’t comprehend—or refuse to clearly say—what this virus is or how it spreads.
Sifting through today’s clues to forecast the future
U.S. COVID-19 statistics are about to look better—even though the reality is almost certainly getting worse. It’s time to hibernate.