The Texas governor hasn’t defied President Trump, like some of his fellow Republican governors have. He also hasn’t ignored public health recommendations. He’s aiming for crisis management that doesn’t rock the boat.
Elaina PlottFor many Texas Democrats and some Republicans, the time it took for Mr. Abbott to announce a statewide stay-at-home directive has become a key metric by which to judge his leadership in this moment.
Americans who have no choice but to confront the pandemic describe life in a changed world.
Elaina Plott"The public sees us as dumb flight attendants, but we are the silent first responders. We aren’t there to serve you Cokes; service is about 1 percent of our training. We have a lot of the same training as police officers, firefighters, nurses."
A meeting of foreign ministers from the Group of Seven nations ended Wednesday without a customary joint statement because members wouldn’t agree with a U.S. request to refer to the novel coronavirus as the ‘Wuhan virus,’ according to an official...
Heaven Frilot is normally a private person. But this is not a normal time. So she and her husband are now the face of the coronavirus for their conservative Louisiana community.
Elaina PlottNew: In the conservative suburbs of New Orleans, it wasn't until a 45-year-old, healthy man got coronavirus that many in the community realized this wasn't a hoax. Mark Frilot is still on a ventilator. His wife opened up to me about their story
Elaina Plott“They just kept saying over and over that the people at risk were the elderly and those with underlying conditions,” Ms. Frilot said. “And we’re none of that.”
“This could have happened to anyone.”
When he secured President Trump’s acquittal in the impeachment trial, the Senate majority leader completed a journey from staid establishment figure to conservative icon.
Elaina PlottOne reason I wrote this piece was to explore young conservatives’ adulation of Mitch McConnell, and what that means for the future of the GOP
Elaina PlottI've long been fascinated by Harry Reid's grip on the Republican psyche during the Obama years, and, more broadly, how partisans always believe the other side fights harder than they do
As the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump nears, the Republican senator from Colorado has gone to ground as he tries to keep moderates and independents in his corner while facing a tough re-election race.
Elaina Plott"But such is the trade-off, perhaps, of Mr. Gardner’s disappearing act: While it allows him to sidestep uncomfortable questions about the president, it also prevents him from aggressively promoting the record that GOP strategists believe he can win on."
Elaina PlottMy first solo A1 for @nytimes, on how Senator Cory Gardner has gone to ground as the impeachment trial nears
Elaina PlottAsked if he believes Mr. Trump has stayed loyal to his principles, Mr. Richter paused. “No comment,” he said, then backtracked. “And I don’t want ‘no comment’ to be my answer. No answer.”