The future of coronavirus in California is scary. Statewide, counties are reporting steady to sharp increases in confirmed infections, authorities are more worried than ever about the vulnerability of those in nursing ...Read more
Americans are now living -- and many, many are dying -- with the consequences of a truly historic governmental failure. The administration of President Donald Trump, which bears all the responsibility it is trying to ...Read more
I confess to a certain self-interest in today's column. The media, especially newspapers, are in trouble. Conservatives like myself have been relentless in attacking their collective bias over the years, but as more of ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Let's face it, when your average Joe on the street hears the word "immigrant," he's likely to imagine someone in a huddled mass at the border. Or a farmworker, or a maid.
He wouldn't be wrong. But right now, as...Read more
Long before anyone gave much thought to a viral pandemic or contemplated 20% unemployment rates or seriously considered passing along a $600 boost to unemployment checks or bailing out the airline industry, experts were ...Read more
In the coronavirus pandemic, hospital bioethics committees -- and doctors and nurses -- find themselves in confusion over rationing necessary supplies. And the principles of bioethics -- doing good, doing no harm, doing ...Read more
COVID-19 has, to put it mildly, altered our way of life. Most of these changes -- like only leaving the house for essential reasons and staying at least 6 feet away from nonfamily members -- will quickly dissipate.
But ...Read more
As the coronavirus pandemic shuts down our country, the Supreme Court has largely continued its work. This spring, the high court is scheduled to hear arguments in one of the most politically charged cases of the term: ...Read more
Standing in the shadow of the Supreme Court on March 4, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) delivered an ominous message to Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh:
"You have released the whirlwind and you ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Even with the country largely at a standstill amid the worsening coronavirus pandemic, election year politics are intensifying as the general election matchup has come into clearer focus.
The main super PAC ...Read more
We are going to be at this for at least another month. Likely longer.
It turns out that the past two weeks were just a warmup, which should come as no surprise to those who were paying attention to how the coronavirus has...Read more
I wore a face mask outside for the first time Tuesday morning. It wasn't a new one; I purchased it last summer to clean out a critter infestation.
In the last few weeks, as the coronavirus spread rapidly across the nation...Read more
My father's funeral is this Friday, but I won't be there. Just as I wasn't there with him in the intensive care unit a few weeks ago. Or at the nursing home where he returned to die.
I can't get to Boston in time to ...Read more
President Donald Trump's somber tone when he projected a death toll from the coronavirus as large as 240,000 at his daily press briefing Tuesday had many in the media thinking that he finally came to grips with the scale ...Read more
Our editorial board has been pretty hard on Missouri's accidental governor recently, unfavorably comparing Mike Parson's meek response to the global coronavirus pandemic to the far more aggressive actions Kansas Gov. Laura...Read more
I am no seer.
I cannot see around corners.
No one will ever mistake me for a visionary.
But I know that, despite the dire predictions we're hearing, our lives will return to normal one day. Our children will return to ...Read more
It's not as big a leap as you might think, from writing a bestseller about a zombie war to lecturing at the Modern War Institute at West Point. There are all kinds of wars -- including the one we are waging now, against a ...Read more
You're still reeling from how botched the federal government's response to COVID-19 has been. You won't believe how messed up the census is.
The census, required by the Constitution every 10 years, is really, really ...Read more
We need to prepare for the possibility, perhaps even the likelihood, that our health care system is on the threshold of becoming overwhelmed, to the point of collapse. What is needed is a rapid response with sweeping ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump has made contentious exchanges with reporters a feature of his daily coronavirus briefings, often using personal invective to bulldoze past questions about shortfalls with masks, ...Read more
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