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THE END OF THE BACKLASH TO BIG TECH

Don't trust anyone who gets rich during a pandemic. Jeff Bezos, whose world-straddling fortune was built largely on the backs of immiserated...

THE PANDEMIC IS THE RIGHT TIME TO DEFUND THE POLICE

The pandemic has slowed much American police work, but police are still working. “As of May 17, 375 people had been shot and killed...

 
 
 

THE IMPLAUSIBILITY OF AN “EXPLOSIVE” ECONOMIC REBOUND BY NOVEMBER

On Tuesday, Politico reported a growing anxiety among Democratic policy experts that a dramatic economic recovery could boost President...

THE BIGGEST THREAT TO A CORONAVIRUS VACCINE IS THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

President Donald Trump claims that a coronavirus vaccine will be available by the end of the year. Anthony Fauci, the country's top...

 
 
 

THE U.S. CAN'T “WIN” AN ARMS RACE WITH RUSSIA AND CHINA

The president who told the American people that “trade wars are good, and easy to win” now appears equally confident about “winning”...

THE CASE FOR LIBERAL ARTS EDUCATION IN A TIME OF CRISIS

Well before Covid-19 arrived on the scene, pundits were sounding the death knell for higher education-and now many are proclaiming...

 
 
 

HOW CORPORATIONS MAKE PANDEMICS DEADLIER

In early 2009, a toddler named Édgar Hernández, of La Gloria, Mexico, came down with a fever and a nasty, persistent cough. Doctors...

I WAS ALREADY UNDERWATER AS A CAB DRIVER IN NEW YORK. THEN THE PANDEMIC HIT

I live in Woodside, Queens. I'm originally from Ecuador, but I've been living in New York for 24 years and driving a cab in the city...

 
 
 

THE INTOLERABLE CRUELTY OF OUR ELDERCARE SYSTEM

Residents and employees of nursing homes have emerged as one of the hardest-hit groups of the coronavirus pandemic, with a third of...

AMERICAN CITIES ARE BUILT FOR CARS. THE CORONAVIRUS COULD CHANGE THAT

As the Covid-19 crisis wears on, a surprising tool has emerged in the effort to slow transmission: city streets. The car has long been...

 
 
 

SOUNDING IT OUT

When my daughter began homeschooling earlier this year-a string of words that, even now, causes me to rub my eyes with disbelief-I...

IS EMAIL THE FUTURE OF JOURNALISM?

Last year was an extinction-level event in journalism. More than 3,000 jobs were lost in an industry that was already in rough shape....

 
 
 

THE BLUE WAVE THAT SAVED THE VOTE

When most people think about the significance of the 2018 midterms, they think about the House of Representatives. Democrats, propelled...

THE CRUMBLING CULT OF JAMIE DIMON

Under the most extraordinary circumstances imaginable, Jamie Dimon, the chairman, CEO, and president of JPMorgan Chase, has noticed...

 
 
 
Jonathan Schell's Warning From the Brink

JONATHAN SCHELL'S WARNING FROM THE BRINK

Of the neologisms coined by early nuclear strategists to plan for World War III, “overkill” is the great crossover success. As a metaphor,...

I LOST MY JOB CLEANING HOUSES AND DON'T KNOW WHERE I GO FROM HERE

Before this pandemic hit, life was still difficult. I had to work all the time to meet my debt and keep on paying for my home and everything....

 
 
 

WHY THE PANDEMIC IS DRIVING CONSERVATIVE INTELLECTUALS MAD

Last week, First Things editor R.R. Reno, a prominent Catholic intellectual who backed Donald Trump for president, let the world know...

THE RISE OF THE 3D-PRINTED GUN

In 2013, a then-25-year-old gun rights activist named Cody Wilson opened a potential Pandora's box when his open-source gun design...

 
 
 

BLOW UP THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY AND START OVER

March 14 would be the last Saturday shift that Sarah worked, though she didn't know it at the time. “We were so busy, and everyone...

DONALD TRUMP'S NEVER-ENDING WAR ON NUMBERS

At a public appearance in Pennsylvania last week, President Donald Trump offered some fresh insight into how he views coronavirus testing....

 
 
 



Trump signs social media executive order challenging platforms' liability...

Trump signs social media executive order challenging platforms' liability protections

US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order aimed at the major social media platforms, denouncing the tech behemoths as “tantamount to a monopoly.” The order may... Read more ...

Minnesota rolls out National Guard to stop riots & looting, ‘ensure safety'...

Minnesota rolls out National Guard to stop riots & looting, ‘ensure safety' of peaceful protests over George Floyd killing

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has called in National Guard units after law enforcement failed to “provide safety” in Minneapolis as furious protests over the police killing of... Read more ...

President Trump preparing executive order targeting social media protections

President Trump preparing executive order targeting social media protections

The order comes days after the president lashed out at Twitter for applying fact checks to two of his tweets. Read more ...

Man says he broke into a bank to heat up Hot Pockets in a break room microwave

Man says he broke into a bank to heat up Hot Pockets in a break room microwave

A man broke into a Wells Fargo Bank in San Diego early Wednesday, but he says it's not for the reason most might expect. Read more ...

Over 40 million Americans have filed for unemployment during the...

Over 40 million Americans have filed for unemployment during the pandemic-real jobless rate over 23.9%

Subscribe to How To Reopen , our weekly newsletter on what it takes to reboot business in the midst of a pandemic . More than 2.1 million Americans filed initial unemployment... Read more ...

Dr. Fauci: Second wave of COVID-19 can be avoided

Dr. Fauci: Second wave of COVID-19 can be avoided

Dr. Anthony Fauci says a second wave of the novel coronavirus can be avoided if the United States can improve testing and contact tracing. Read more ...

Boston Marathon canceled for 1st time in 124-year history

Boston Marathon canceled for 1st time in 124-year history

BOSTON - The Boston Marathon has been canceled for the first time in its 124-year history. Read more ...

South Carolina mom, boyfriend charged after remains of special needs...

South Carolina mom, boyfriend charged after remains of special needs daughter found in dresser

Authorities say a South Carolina woman and her boyfriend have been arrested and accused of killing the woman's disabled daughter and hiding her body inside a dresser drawer. Read more ...

Trump Readies Executive Order Targeting Protections For Social Media Companies

Trump Readies Executive Order Targeting Protections For Social Media Companies

The president had threatened social media companies with new regulation or even shuttering, but he alone can't do that. Read more ...

NFL coaches could return to team facilities next week

NFL coaches could return to team facilities next week

Roger Goodell said Thursday that the virtual offseason is being extended for two more weeks. Read more ...