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The Bonkers Appeal of The Tiger King

THE BONKERS APPEAL OF THE TIGER KING

In retrospect, Carole Baskin probably should have taken it more seriously the day her mailbox exploded with snakes. A self-appointed...

PROTECTING NATIVE ELDERS IN A PANDEMIC

The coronavirus has reached every state in the country , and the impact on Indian Country is no different as the virus has spread quickly...

 
 
 

TWO WEEKS IN AN OLIGARCHY

Two Sundays ago, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio, devoted YMCA member and erstwhile presidential hopeful, reluctantly closed the...

WHY POLITICIANS CAN'T STOP TALKING ABOUT “FOLKS”

Any recent history of “folks” in political discourse must begin with Barack Obama, who used the word more than twice as often as any...

 
 
 

THE CLIMATE CRISIS WILL BE JUST AS SHOCKINGLY ABRUPT

As governments around the globe debate how to respond both to the coronavirus itself and the economic chaos it has unleashed, a theme...

THE DERANGED PUSH TO GET AMERICANS BACK TO WORK

Reports began emerging earlier this week that President Donald Trump has been getting restless about the severity of the nation's response...

 
 
 

AMERICA'S ELDERCARE SYSTEM IS A TINDERBOX

One of the earliest signs that the coronavirus was about to overtake the United States was the February outbreak at a nursing home...

HOW ANDREW CUOMO BECAME A MEDIA DARLING

A consensus has started to emerge in the media: Cable news networks must stop airing the president's daily coronavirus briefings in...

 
 
 

THE CULT OF THE SHINING CITY EMBRACES THE PLAGUE

President Donald Trump answered questions Tuesday afternoon for a Fox News virtual town hall surrounded by a frame of graphics. In...

TOWARD AN ECONOMIC DEMOCRACY

The most fundamental tragedy of the coronavirus crisis is human. It is lives being lost. Somewhere close behind is the feeling of desperation...

 
 
 

TRUMPWORLD EMBRACES THE DEATH WISH ECONOMY

The coronavirus pandemic is a nightmare, and the worst is still to come. It is also a moment of clarity about our world. In recent...

SEEING NO EVIL

When the dust settles on the 2020 Democratic primary season, it may well serve as a guide for deciphering the limits and rigidity of...

 
 
 

THE RURAL CORONAVIRUS CRISIS TO COME

The news that Berea College was closing sent a wave of confusion and fear through the campus. “Some of my friends were in their dorms,...

THE REPUBLICAN PLOT TO SAVE THE RICH

The first confirmed case of a coronavirus infection in the United States was announced on January 21. Two days later, with the World...

 
 
 

WE CAN SAVE LIVES AND THE ECONOMY AT THE SAME TIME

With the mayor of America's largest city desperately warning the new coronavirus pandemic is on the verge of overwhelming the local...

The Imitation Games That Authoritarians Play

THE IMITATION GAMES THAT AUTHORITARIANS PLAY

In their book The Light That Failed , Ivan Krastev and Stephen Holmes tell a story that they attribute to Gleb Pavlovsky. He is a Russian...

 
 
 

AMERICA'S DISEASED POLITICS

Last Wednesday, with a pandemic spiking and the economy plummeting, Senator Charles Schumer finally lost his cool and dispensed with...

CORONAVIRUS IN A TIME OF CONSPICUOUS CONSUMPTION

Rancho Gordo, a California-based seller of dried heirloom beans, reports that sales have quadrupled in the past few weeks. (A variety...

 
 
 
Emily St. John Mandel's Ghost World

EMILY ST. JOHN MANDEL'S GHOST WORLD

Emily St. John Mandel has a knack for explosive openings. Her last novel, Station Eleven, begins during a production of King Lear,...

THE CORONAVIRUS COULD KILL MILLIONS. U.S.-IRAN HOSTILITIES WILL MAKE IT WORSE

Not long ago, just after the new year was rung in, Americans watched and worried as an exchange of rocket and missile attacks on Iraqi...

 
 
 



Cuomo on possible New York quarantine: 'I don't think it's legal,' would be...

Cuomo on possible New York quarantine: 'I don't think it's legal,' would be a 'federal declaration of war'

"It would be chaos and mayhem," Cuomo said. Read more ...

President considering short-term quarantine for New York, nearby areas

President considering short-term quarantine for New York, nearby areas

The president said he was considering some type of enforceable quarantine to prevent people in New York and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut from traveling. Read more ...

What's essential? In France: pastry, wine. In US: golf, guns

What's essential? In France: pastry, wine. In US: golf, guns

What, really, is essential? It's a question countries across the world are asking, and their answers are telling. Read more ...

Trump: I Might Just Quarantine 3 States

Trump: I Might Just Quarantine 3 States

President Trump said he was considering a quarantine as early as Saturday for coronavirus hotspots in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, though it wasn't clear whether he... Read more ...

Mystery diner leaves $10,000 tip at Florida restaurant

Mystery diner leaves $10,000 tip at Florida restaurant

The man's generosity meant 20 staffers at the restaurant each got an extra $500 just before they were laid off. Read more ...

Tornado watch issued for much of northern and central Illinois

Tornado watch issued for much of northern and central Illinois

A Tornado watch has been issued for most of central Illinois and Will, Kankakee, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, LaSalle and Dekalb counties until 2 a.m. Yellow shaded area shows... Read more ...

Residents of New York, New Jersey & Connecticut urged to avoid all...

Residents of New York, New Jersey & Connecticut urged to avoid all ‘non-essential' travel for 14 days - advisory

Citing “extensive community transmission” of the coronavirus in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, a newly-issued domestic travel advisory has called on the residents to... Read more ...

LJ Figueroa to enter 2020 NBA Draft but may return to St. John's

LJ Figueroa to enter 2020 NBA Draft but may return to St. John's

St. John's hasn't lost any key contributors to the transfer wire, but there is a possibility the professional ranks could take away an important component. LJ Figueroa, the Red... Read more ...

Illinois infant with coronavirus dies, cause of death unknown

Illinois infant with coronavirus dies, cause of death unknown

An Illinois infant with COVID-19 has died, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Saturday. The cause of death is unknown and an investigation is underway. Read more ...

US coronavirus death toll leaps to over 2,000 as number of fatalities...

US coronavirus death toll leaps to over 2,000 as number of fatalities DOUBLES in 2 days

Over 2,000 people succumbed to the deadly Covid-19 disease in the US, as the country has grown into the global epicenter of the pandemic with over 120,000 confirmed cases... Read more ...