Eric KlinenbergImagine if the US had a federal government that refused to surrender to #COVIDー19. Germany is experiencing a dangerous surge, but it's still better off than the US. While Trump waits and denies and hopes for a vaccine, Merkel acts to reduce the spread.
Eric KlinenbergFor months, the stock market was the only good thing Trump could run on. Now it too is tanking, thanks to the @GOP's twin failures: First on #Covid19, then on a relief package to support Americans. Everything they touch turns to...the way we all feel now.
Empty stadiums, player protests and Covid-19 outbreaks shook up the sport. Maybe that’s a good thing.
Eric KlinenbergPerfect timing from @RowanRicardo. Now how about a coda on @redturn2 setting everyone back again by with that reckless display of disregard for his teammates’ health? Get diagnosed with #COVID19, take off mask, and shout until you infect?
This event is a live discussion that will be live-streamed on Youtube and Twitter. Guests can pose questions via Twitter. The Institute for Public Knowledge Working Group on the Global New Right hosts a conversation with Talia Lavin, journalist and...
The Senate confirmed Amy Coney Barrett as a Supreme Court justice on Monday, as Republicans overwhelmingly backed President Trump’s nominee eight days before Election Day in the face of Democratic objections.
The two presidents drove out 10,000 Cuban doctors and nurses. They defunded the region’s leading health agency. They wrongly pushed hydroxychloroquine as a cure.
Eric KlinenbergTrump's anti-science, ideological response to #COVID19 is not only responsible for millions of excess illnesses and tens of thousands of unnecessary deaths in the US. It's also caused massive suffering & death in Latin America. Bolsonaro gets the assist.
We asked officials about their election results processes and what share of votes they expect to be counted by Nov. 4.
Eric KlinenbergExtremely useful overview on vote counting in all 50 states from @nytimes, in which you learn that Trump probably won’t want to respect his own demand that counting end on Nov 3, since he will likely be losing.
Trump is vowing to designate the movement as a terrorist organization. But its supporters believe that they are protecting their communities—and that confronting fascists with violence can be justified.
Eric KlinenbergThe preposterous idea that #Antifa is even remotely comparable to violent, organized White Supremacist groups is put to rest in this deeply reported story from Portland in the new @NewYorker
From the beginning, the president has turned mask wearing and other preventive measures into a loyalty test. He and his aides have taken the same approach inside the White House.
Eric KlinenbergAdd the @WhiteHouse to meat packing plants and nursing homes on the list of places where the executives ignored OSHA standards, exposed workers to #COVID19, and would be subjected to @USDOL investigation if it weren’t so complicit & corrupt
The U.S. set a single-day record of 82,154 new cases on Friday, less than two weeks before Election Day. Two vaccine trials resumed after pausing for safety concerns.
Eric Klinenberg**Mask wearing did not need to be a partisan issue.** @realDonaldTrump & the @GOP could have responded to #COVID19 by saying: The US has prepared. We have @CDCgov@NIH, money for PPE, scientists who can lead a response. We could have been so much stronger.
Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson is the author of the New York Times' bestseller The Warmth of Other Suns. Her new book, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, is available for pre-order now and will be published Aug 4, 2020.
Along with Marc Short, the vice president’s chief of staff, another staff member and a Pence adviser have also tested positive, according to people briefed on the developments.
Eric KlinenbergThe @VP is in charge of the White House #Coronavirus Task Force. He is personally leading the American policy campaign to reduce the spread of #Covid19. His failure is shameful. Worst of all: He and Trump call it a success.