By the time Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, posted a tweet on Sept. 7 declaring that “Real America is done with #COVID19,” the pandemic, and how one responded to it, had already metastasized into a political litmus test.
After 9/11, the Justice Department made a commitment that America would never again face a terror attack of such immeasurable scope, and that we would seek justice for the victims and their families. And for the past two decades, that is exactly what we have done.
Many of the long-term repercussions of 9/11 are still with us today — from the wars, government departments and the surveillance state that were started because of it, to the hastily discarded judicial norms and civil liberties. It’s not an exaggeration to say the attack transformed the world, but the physical destruction of the buildings — because of the enormity of the event — demanded to be continually replayed.
As the Delta variant pushes COVID-19 infection rates higher across the country, experts say this is the wrong time to discourage universal masking.
According to Francis Whittaker, the coming arrival of what the tabloid press has dubbed “Freedom Day” in England feels anything but freeing.
"I have always believed that there is nothing our nation can’t do when we decide to do it together," writes President Biden of the bipartisan agreement to move forward on key portions of his infrastructure plan.
For all the testimonials to free speech and independent thought, the RNC speakers voiced the same message— which, best as I could tell, has something do with a radical Democratic plan to destroy America by sending prisoners and anarchists to pillage the suburbs.
The CIA, it now appears, has received new authorization to engage in international cyberattacks without having to go through any interagency review.
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.
In New York, the number of patients coming to the ER with COVID-19 symptoms has dropped and there is hope that the worst is behind us. As we look to the future, many of my colleagues on the frontline are eager to know if they have antibodies.
President Trump was asked about the widespread speculation surrounding the health of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a White House news conference on coronavirus on Monday. Trump suggested he knew “exactly” how Kim is doing, but declined to reveal that information.
The coronavirus contagion will last for months and affect hundreds of thousands of very sick patients. The frontline providers — doctors, nurses, physician assistants, nursing aides and others — are also exposing themselves to the infection and taking great risks.
China this week reopened Wuhan, the city where the coronavirus pandemic was first detected, claiming that new infections were in the single digits. But in recent days Beijing has been accused of reporting inaccurate counts of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths.
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.
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?”
One of the fallacies being circulated in this pandemic is the idea that public health principles conflict with economic growth. That might be true in the very short run while economies are stalled, but the long run shows exactly the opposite.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision to call up the New York National Guard and the Army Corps of Engineers to find buildings to convert to makeshift hospitals is the right one. As hospitals around the country face the prospect of unmanageable surges of patients stricken with COVID-19, military medical units may be crucial. The U.S. health care system is built around a set of assumptions that limit its capacity to cope with disaster.
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.
Former Vice President Joe Biden's botched closing statement at the CNN Democratic debate shows why notes should be allowed.
Impeachment isn’t just a legal remedy. Nor is it a way for opposition parties to negate the results of an election, no matter how clouded by allegations of wrongdoing. It’s a political tool. It’s designed specifically to carry out the public will.
“It’s time for a late-stage empire to sober up a bit and refocus on building a functioning nation-state here on the home front.”
“The response to evil abroad cannot be to throw up our hands. Failure is not inevitable.”
“The United States keeps insisting that it must do that which it cannot do.”
“When the U.S. blames others, it doesn’t recognize its mistakes, so it repeats them.”
“Nothing has been resolved, no lessons have been learned, no meaningful assessment of the war on terror has been passed.”