Amid the pandemic's grim tableau of death, illness and disinformation, a moment of comic relief broke through in December. It was the darkest kind of comedy, to be sure, but we'll take whatever we can get these days. The occasion was Donald Trump's belated endorsement of the coronavirus vaccines -- which almost instantly provoked an eruption ...Read more
While the emergence of yet another troubling coronavirus variant seems abrupt, it was entirely predictable -- and fully anticipated here and elsewhere. More than predictable, the mutation of the virus will remain inevitable for so long as it continues to infect millions of human hosts.
Scientists don't yet know for certain whether the new "...Read more
When Donald Trump was president he informed us, with his usual combination of ignorance and belligerence, that the Constitution gave him "the right to do whatever I want." And he acted as if that lie were true, committing crimes that led to his impeachment not once but twice.
Now Trump insists that even though he is no longer president, the ...Read more