What Donald Trump Shares with Joseph McCarthy
The President’s capacity to create confusion and turmoil is emerging as the mainstay of his reëlection campaign.
May 17, 2020
The Folly of Trump’s Blame-Beijing Coronavirus Strategy
The relationship between the U.S. and China was already fragile; now the two countries are turning against each other in perilous ways.
May 10, 2020
The Rush to Reopen
Statewide stay-at-home orders around the country are expiring, and the new measures are a hodgepodge, when what’s required is vigilance and cautious, calibrated plans.
May 3, 2020
Pandemic Protests and Politics
Americans love a good revolt. Yet, if Trump runs a populist campaign premised on jump-starting the economy in defiance of scientists, he will be fighting uphill.
April 26, 2020
The Global Struggle to Control the Coronavirus
Defeating COVID-19 has to be a joint project, as if the whole planet were racing to get to the moon together.
April 19, 2020
The Preëxisting Condition in the Oval Office
From the start, the Trump Administration has waged war on science and expertise, making a great nation peculiarly vulnerable to the foreseeable public-health calamity of the coronavirus.
April 12, 2020
New York City in the Coronavirus Pandemic
The spectacle of New York without New Yorkers is the result of a communal pact. We know that life now depends on our withdrawal from the city.
April 5, 2020
The Meaning of Donald Trump’s Coronavirus Quackery
The President’s pronouncements are a reminder, if one was needed, of his scorn for rigorous science, even amid the worst pandemic to hit the U.S. in a century.
March 29, 2020
How the Coronavirus Shattered Trump’s Serene Confidence
COVID-19 is unimpressed and unimpeded by the President’s bluster. And the prolonged process of his humbling has put untold numbers of Americans at risk.
March 22, 2020
Trump’s Discordant Display of Nativism in a Pandemic
Trump won the Presidency while pledging to wall America off from the world. The COVID-19 crisis has reinforced his deep-seated belief in this impossibility.
March 15, 2020