• June 10, 2020

    Medical professionals agree unanimously that wearing a mask in public prevents the spread of COVID-19. Trump refuses to wear one.

  • June 4, 2020

    Protests continued for a tenth day today in the face of ongoing police brutality. That statement is going to anger some readers, but hoo, boy, the images of the police attacking peaceful protesters and journalists are going to be in textbooks in a few years, and our great grandchildren are going to ask how on earth this happened.

  • June 4, 2020

    In April 2020 we reported on the release of the report "Wealth Windfalls, Tumbling Taxes, and Pandemic Profiteers” from Institute for Policy Studies. That study showed that between January 1, 2020 and April 10, 2020, 34 of the nation’s wealthiest 170 billionaires saw their wealth increase by tens of millions of dollars. Now, in an update to that report, the Institute for Policy Studies has released new figures that show that during the pandemic — while unemployment ...

  • June 1, 2020

    Trump downplayed the coronavirus threat for months and he praised China repeatedly for its transparency in dealing with COVID-19. Then the pandemic decimated the US stock market. When Trump could no longer deny the impact of the virus, he reversed course and blamed China for everything.

  • June 1, 2020

    Class of 2020, wherever you are, I had planned to address you on this graduation day. But how can I? Yes, I know that former President Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and Tom Hanks all took part in elaborate online graduation ceremonies, offering commentary, advice, and encouragement in our now campus-less world, but I’m a hapless old guy with a flip phone from another age. And, of course, you’re not here on this glorious, sunny graduation day. There’s no verdant campus. No ...

  • June 1, 2020

    Many on the left still cling to the hope that the COVID-19 crisis will translate into the use of state power on behalf of the powerless. But those in authority have never hesitated to harness government intervention to the preservation of oligarchy, and a pandemic alone won't change that.

  • May 30, 2020
    At this crazy, frightening, chaotic moment, it is possible to reach across old lines and create new alliances, and to rebuild our democracy.
  • May 28, 2020
    The banking expert explains why Congress’ stimulus bill has been a boon for Wall Street and not the small businesses that need it most.
  • May 27, 2020

    Trump has persistently minimized the seriousness of COVID-19 by falsely comparing it to the seasonal flu. Initially, he used the tactic to downplay the virus as it threatened the stock market. This denial and obfuscation squandered precious time, worsened the crisis, and may have cost a number of lives.

  • May 22, 2020
    How Many Will Die from Donald Trump's Lies?