The politics newsletter you’re reading will cease today. For this final issue, our team shares stories from the past year that most stood out to them.
New analysis on how the COVID-19 outbreak is spreading in the largest metropolitan centers versus less densely populated areas. Plus: The internet is still bad.
Today, the Democrats notched an improbable victory in Wisconsin’s judicial election. Plus: The pandemic isn’t Pearl Harbor or 9/11. It isn’t a hurricane or a wildfire.
Any given Americans’ experience will be determined by a mix of a sort of demographic predestination—and purely random chance. Plus: Why the U.S. is short on masks.
President Trump’s complicated relationships with the governors of two swing states could ultimately cost him reelection. Plus: How the legacy of Bernie Sanders might live on.
What is actually known about hydroxychloroquine, the drug the president is fixated on recommending for COVID-19. Plus: The pandemic seems to be hitting people of color the hardest.
Their loved ones in China just endured the pandemic’s isolation, overwhelmed hospitals, and deaths. Plus: An unhealthy military, struggling to fight COVID-19.
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).
When the coronavirus pandemic comes to Trump country, politicization can only last so long. Plus: What’s the deal with Oscar Health and COVID-19 testing?
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?
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.