Saturday, July 11, 2020
Opinion

Opinion

Analysis: How a COVID-19 vaccine could cost Americans dearly

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Yes, of course, Americans’ health is priceless, and reining in a deadly virus that has trashed the economy would be invaluable.

Commentary: The shifting politics of face masks: Whose freedom is it?

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Congressional Republicans put out a clear message recently: Face masks are OK. You should wear one.

Trudy Rubin: Trump puts Americans last on July 4th

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There is something especially grotesque about the timing of President Donald Trump’s pledge to veto a $740 billion defense bill if military bases named for Confederate military leaders are renamed.

Commentary: Pandemic paves way for decarceration

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COVID-19 has stricken our nation’s jails and prisons, leading to tens of thousands of sickened inmates and more than 500 deaths. In response, many federal, state and local governments have agreed to release incarcerated people to slow the virus’s spread.

Noah Smith: Coronavirus brings American decline out in the open

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The U.S.’s decline started with little things that people got used to.

Martin Schram: How to make Trump’s America get real again

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As his reelection polls keep slip-sliding downward, faster with every step he takes, President Donald Trump must have had a panicky moment when he realized he looks to all the world like a leather-soled loser who suddenly realized the 2020 campaign trail he was walking along had morphed into a way-too-steep, icy-slick, steel ramp.

Analysis: Policing overhaul hinges on compromise

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Representatives and senators have now laid the groundwork for legislation to protect African Americans from police brutality and to improve policing across the land.

Michael Cunningham: If MLB plays it will be a wild, random season

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I’m assuming that MLB and its players soon will reach a deal for the 2020 season that looks something like the latest reported offers from both sides.

Commentary: TV looks dramatically different in the wake of COVID-19, but where does it...

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The phone on the nightstand woke me at 9 a.m. Easter Sunday.

Commentary: In wake of George Floyd death, TV turns to conversations about race

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NBC’s Lester Holt and “Sesame Street’s” Big Bird. CNN’s Van Jones and PBS’ Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Charlayne Hunter-Gault. Television is helping in a major way to drive a national conversation about race in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis at the hands of police on May 25.

Commentary: Instead of more cop shows, what if networks greenlit shows that tried to...

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Last month, Craig Gore was hired as a co-executive producer on a forthcoming “Law & Order” spinoff starring Christopher Meloni, only to be fired on Tuesday after posting a photo of himself holding what appears to be a large firearm with the caption “curfew.” In another post he threatened to “light up” looters.

Commentary: Trump’s dangerous drug of choice

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President Donald Trump and I have something in common: we both take the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine.

Commentary: The love-hate relationship between restaurants and delivery services

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The COVID-19 health crisis has had a devastating effect on the nation’s restaurant industry.

Commentary: Living in fear: An unacceptable risk for schoolchildren

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Will your neighborhood school open on schedule in the fall? The answer should vary by location, but some headline-grabbing declarations are prolonging the uncertainty for families and students.

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