In times of pandemic crisis and economic catastrophe, we look for words of encouragement.
From the women’s movement in 1970s America, to World War II in Poland and England, television is coming to the entertainment rescue this week and next with a couple of big, new, sprawling productions capable of transporting viewers to other times and places.
Sounds of coughing and moaning throughout the room.
President Donald Trump was widely criticized after he said that “I’d love to have the country opened up and just raring to go by Easter.”
Given this history, any assertion by federal, state and local officials that America is crippled in its coronavirus response because of a lack of coronavirus tests, hand sanitizers, sanitary masks, hospital respirators, respirator valves and ventilators seems simply bizarre.
On March 12, I woke up in my apartment in Spain to discover the president of the United States had announced a ban of all travel between the U.S. and Europe on account of the ever-growing cases of coronavirus patients.
I started the week as if things weren’t so different, yet.
Social distancing makes all the sense in the world in the pivotal early stage of a fast-moving outbreak like this coronavirus.
The coronavirus is here. But fear not.
If this week could be summed up in one image, it would be the photo of Jill Biden shoving a vegan protester off her husband’s stage.
It took more than 100 years and 200 attempts, but the sick and heinous act of lynching is finally close to being deemed a federal hate crime in this country.
It’s hard to imagine a president doing more to make himself vulnerable to damage from a viral outbreak than Donald Trump has over the last three years.
Most of us have probably seen the viral video of the airline passenger repeatedly punching the back of the reclined seat in front of him.
It’s rarely a good thing when a journalist becomes a central part of a sensitive and controversial story she’s trying to tell.
For eight years, China’s President Xi Jinping has trumpeted his country’s increasingly authoritarian system as a grand model for other developing countries to follow.