As coronavirus lockdowns ease up, parents must choose between child care and work. Policymakers don't get it.
Jonathan CohnHigh on the list of challenges for reopening society: What happens with the kids?
No school, no summer camps, no child care -- so how are parents supposed to get back to work?
Important story from @EmilyRPeck
At least 16,000 dead, shortages of gear and workers — and it doesn't have to be this way.
Jonathan CohnThe tragedy unfolding in nursing homes right now is difficult to fathom. And it doesn't have to be this way.
There are clear, concrete steps government(s) could be taking to ease suffering and save lives.
Here are a few.
Last week, President Donald Trump told people that drinking disinfectants could fight off COVID-19. There wasn’t a peep from Michigan Republican leaders that this was a dangerous idea, even though, quite predictably, there’s been a national spike in...
Jonathan CohnSome context -- and political history -- for understanding the fight between Whitmer and the GOP leaders in the state legislature. Via @sjdemas
When governors like Gretchen Whitmer shut down their states, they almost certainly saved lives -- by the thousands.
Jonathan CohnThe economic pain in places like Michigan is real.
But that’s got more to do with failures at the federal level — past and present — than anything happening in state capitals.
Jonathan CohnStay-at-home orders have worked -- really, really well.
It's fair to debate specifics, the path forward. But the starting point for any conversation should be that aggressive, supposedly controversial action by governors has saved lives by the thousands.
Jonathan CohnContext here on Whitmer's past orders, controversy they created and what they ultimately meant for the state
America’s political dysfunction is rooted not in ideological polarization, but in the Republican Party’s conviction that it alone should be allowed to govern.
Jonathan CohnI was going to screenshot two terrific paragraphs from the new @AdamSerwer article but decided against it because ...
a) I couldn't pick just two
b) I don't want to give you an excuse for not reading the whole thing
So here's the link. Check it out
The federal government could have let uninsured Americans in 38 states sign up for health insurance. It won't.
Jonathan CohnNot creating a special ACA enrollment period makes no sense unless carrying on your crusade against "Obamacare" is more important to you than addressing a public health crisis.
One governor is listening to public health experts on coronavirus; another isn't. Guess which one Trump is trashing?
Jonathan CohnI wrote about that "woman in Michigan" -- a.k.a., the governor, Gretchen Whitmer -- and why she's the one Trump keeps attacking.
Jonathan CohnThe striking thing about the way Trump treats Michigan's Gretchen Whitmer is how it contrasts with his praise for Florida's Ron DeSantis, whose refusal to close beaches or give a statewide stay-at-home order has public health experts apoplectic.