The end of summer is a bitter reminder: America’s coronavirus ordeal won’t end when 2020 does.
Federal agents are confronting protesters in Portland because voters chose a president with authoritarian instincts.
Americans found out the hard way that education is essential infrastructure.
Other countries are judging America by its sickest states and most reckless politicians.
The coronavirus killed corporate culture. Get used to working from home.
Official figures exclude thousands who have died during the pandemic. To draw the right lessons, the U.S. needs an accurate tally of the victims.
Americans are not going to wait for sufficient testing. So what happens next?
Life right now feels very odd. And it will feel odd for months—and even years—to come.
Shutting entire states down was painful but clearly necessary. Governors still have many ugly choices ahead of them.
The president is more hindrance than help, so leaders in and out of government have to plan around him.
The shutdowns happened remarkably quickly, but the process of resuming our lives will be far more muddled.
The coronavirus is America’s first 50-state disaster, and each governor is dependent on outside help that may never come.
As news about the coronavirus worsens, Americans need good information and a realistic basis for hope. The president is providing the public with neither.
Even with a robust government response to the novel coronavirus, many people will be in peril. And the United States is anything but prepared.
As tensions with Iran worsen, the post-9/11 homeland-security playbook is coming back. But hypervigilance against vague threats is more useless than ever.
Since 9/11, national-security officials have made policy on a myth of American invulnerability. They should have been preparing everyday citizens for the worst in order to make the country stronger.