An unemployment surge in swing states is endangering Trump’s re-election chances

An unemployment surge in swing states is endangering Trump’s re-election chances

More than 40 million Americans have applied for unemployment benefits over the past 10 weeks as the coronavirus pandemic has brought the U.S. economy to a standstill. As terrible as that number is, that fact alone is not bad news for President Trump’s re-election chances. What could be, is that key swing states are being […]
The common thread underlying the riots, COVID, China, Twitter and Trump

The common thread underlying the riots, COVID, China, Twitter and Trump

The recent spate of shocking news—rioting in Minneapolis and cities across the country, 100,000-plus COVID-19 deaths, unprecedented tension with China and President Trump’s escalated ranting and bizarre-o battle with Twitter—may seem disparate and complex.  And yet...
The president is doing nothing useful

The president is doing nothing useful

Somebody should tell President Trump there’s a viral pandemic and a terrible recession. We could use some help getting to the other side of both. Trump spent the week waging rhetorical war on media critics, China and Twitter, while the tally of death and distress...
New York City targets June 8 reopening date, marking a milestone

New York City targets June 8 reopening date, marking a milestone

New York City on Friday was poised to mark a major milestone in the global coronavirus crisis, with the city targeting June 8 to join other regions in relaxing the restrictions that have throttled the world’s largest economy. Up until very recently, the Big Apple was...