Call me cynical, but I have a feeling the National Garden of American Heroes announced by President Trump on Friday will never get off — or into — the ground, even if he doesn’t put his son-in-law in charge of it. Establishing an official United States Hall of Fame will secure the reputations of Betsy Ross and Benjamin Franklin from the changing political winds, no less than the one in Cooperstown, N.Y., preserves for the ages the memories of Ted Williams and Roberto Clemente.
Donald Trump, as described in a new book with the grandiloquent title “Trump and Churchill: Defenders of Western Civilization,” purports to show how an untested, bombastic real estate speculator grew into greatness.
Along with everyone else in the world, President Trump wants a coronavirus vaccine now. The most optimistic time by which a coronavirus vaccine might be ready, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the leading infectious disease specialist on the president’s coronavirus task force, is 12 to 18 months.
Sara Cherry, a microbiologist at the University of Pennsylvania, feels safer at work than almost anywhere else. That’s because she works inside a biosafety level 3 laboratory on the Penn campus in Philadelphia, where she is the scientific director of the High-Throughput Screening Core.
The vice president has demonstrated one crucial ability for his post: to sprinkle every public utterance with the phrase “Under your leadership, Mr. President...”
The mayor of Las Vegas, pressing to reopen businesses in her city, said “competition” would ensure that they operated safely during the coronavirus pandemic.
Everyone knows that one of the main presenting symptoms of COVID-19 is cough. But what kind of cough, exactly? The data will be secure, Karlin emphasizes, and the app will not run in the background or monitor other people nearby.
While the term “warfare” is a useful metaphor for the kind of mobilization necessary to save lives in this crisis, it’s not a useful way to think about the primary responsibility of ordinary citizens right now, which is to stay at home.
The day after boasting that gasoline prices could fall to under $1 a gallon, President Trump said he had arranged a deal between Russia and Saudi Arabia that would lead to substantially higher oil prices.
Dr. Anthony Fauci wants to study hydroxychloroquine in a systematic way to determine if it is safe to take for the coronavirus — and if it actually works. President Trump for his part has been excitedly talking it up, belligerently demanding of skeptics, “What do you have to lose?”
Like all Americans, President Trump can’t wait for the COVID-19 pandemic to be over. And while his administration struggles to get supplies and equipment out to hospitals facing critical shortages, he holds out hope that the disease can be eradicated with one stroke by a medical coup.
Medical science has come a long way since the time of the Black Death, but human nature has not, and in the face of a deadly epidemic for which there is no vaccine or drug treatment, people are taking matters into their own hands, with sometimes disastrous results.
Almost every day for the past week and a half the White House has held a briefing on the coronavirus, and the message that emerges from them is clear: President Trump is doing a tremendous job.
If overt belligerence is an unbridled expression of Donald Trump’s personality, for Michael Bloomberg it is transparently a campaign strategy.
The last week of 2019 was marked by a bumper crop of comments that might have benefited from a little fine-tuning in a focus group. Here, in no particular order, are a few that provoked more than the usual amount of head-scratching.
Speculating on what Trump might do on Jan. 20, 2021, if he’s not taking the oath of office, is a fraught exercise that depends heavily on armchair analysis of Trump’s personality.
President Trump came to the defense of his potential 2020 rival Joe Biden on Sunday, disputing a characterization of the former vice president as a “rabid dog” who “must be beaten to death with a stick.”
President Trump was unconcerned about what is widely characterized as a betrayal of the Kurdish fighters who bore the brunt of the battle against ISIS.
A new poll shows Trump trailing the top Democratic contenders in a hypothetical 2020 general election match-up. The next step for Democrats is a strong debate performance on Sept. 12. Also crucial is a campaign’s follow-through.
“I did the Pocahontas thing. It can be revived. It can be — right?" It’s hard to argue with success, and it worked for Trump, at least in 2016. But Trump seems largely immune to that impulse.
Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, said President Trump’s administration is running a “campaign of terror” against immigrants.
Former Vice President Joe Biden's botched closing statement at the CNN Democratic debate shows why notes should be allowed.