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coronavirus



  • Reality Has Endorsed Bernie Sanders

    by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

    American life has been suddenly and dramatically upended, and, when things are turned upside down, the bottom is brought to the surface and exposed to the light.



  • Having It Easy in the Beginning, Tough in the End

    by William J. Astore

    Retired Air Force lieutenant colonel and historian William Astore makes it so vividly clear, recalling a prophesy of his own dad, that if demobilization remains our position in the tough times to come, we're going to be in deep, deep trouble.



  • The Conservative Campaign Against Safety

    by Lawrence Glickman

    How did we get to the point where ministers, the president, many Republican politicians, and a variety of media outlets are calling for people to risk death to save the economy?



  • Don’t Forget About Graduate Students

    by Nadirah Farah Foley

    Our labor sustains colleges’ educational mission. Now it’s time for universities to sustain us.



  • America Has a History of Pandemic Denial

    by Joseph Loconte

    Donald Trump wasn't the first president to misunderestimate a national threat. Franklin Roosevelt played his part in the collective denial and dishonesty of the age—until the "ideology of fascism" contagion came knocking.



  • The History of Loneliness

    by Jill Lepore

    Until a century or so ago, almost no one lived alone; now many endure shutdowns and lockdowns on their own. How did modern life get so lonely?



  • Crises Have a Way of Accelerating History

    by Kim Phillips-Fein

    Crises like the one we're in upend the social order, reveal long-festering conflicts, and throw open the doors to futures both bleak and transformative. We can emerge from this crisis a more just society.