Columnists

google

You’re not special — just ask Google

May 14, 2020 2:10 pm

I have quietly accepted that my interior life (and yours) may be rather accurately guessed at by an algorithm

costly

This is not a natural disaster, but a manmade one

May 14, 2020 2:00 pm

I am steeped in dread. I foresee months, if not years, of inane gesturing towards ‘safety’ that makes no appreciable difference to the nation’s health

lockdown

In defense of the lockdown

May 14, 2020 1:01 pm

If you think we are right to abandon or dilute lockdown now, then you should not have been in favor of it in the first place

covid college

Welcome to COVID College

May 14, 2020 12:17 pm

Corona bursts education’s business bubble

salvant

Salvant grace

May 13, 2020 5:38 pm

Cécile McLorin Salvant’s shock of the new

money stimulus

When money dies

May 13, 2020 5:18 pm

$1,200 isn’t going to stretch very far for workers who have lost their jobs, or even for those still employed

NY Gov Andrew Cuomo

Andrew Cuomo is a deadly failure

May 13, 2020 4:48 pm

The New York governor is a bungler, yet he’s hailed as a hero

covid

COVID-19: the bluffer’s guide

May 12, 2020 11:28 am

‘That’s the viral test. I’m talking about the antibody test’

co-president

Who will be Joe Biden’s co-president?

May 12, 2020 5:59 am

The Democrats need a VP nominee who represents the future. They don’t seem to have one

ma jian

Ma Jian: China’s regime is ‘stronger than ever’

May 11, 2020 3:05 pm

The dissident author Ma Jian on China after the virus

mothers

Lockdown used to be the norm for new mothers

May 7, 2020 8:51 pm

I feared I might feel trapped when the lockdown began but in fact it has been quite liberating

hugging china

Hugging China hasn’t done Britain any favors

May 7, 2020 8:02 pm

It isn’t healthy to be told that you’re chewing gum on the sole of another country’s shoes

bookshelves

The politics of bookshelves

May 7, 2020 4:40 pm

You can’t say that, you can’t read that, you can’t think that — a mantra which closes down discussion

george conway nevertrumpers

If the NeverTrumpers are so insignificant, why is Trump so fixated on them?

May 5, 2020 5:07 pm

They’ll be waiting for you on the dark side of the Moonface

lockdown

Lockdown is over. Someone tell the government

May 5, 2020 1:31 pm

Americans want to do whatever they feel like doing: what else are natural rights for?

lockdowns derangement lockdown

Corona Derangement Syndrome

May 5, 2020 12:20 pm

The virus has driven everyone mad

hamburger

Land of empty

May 5, 2020 6:34 am

Can Donald Trump survive in an America where you can’t order a hamburger?

michael flynn

The shameful smearing of Michael Flynn

May 1, 2020 2:59 pm

Why, if the FBI had concluded that Flynn was not guilty of collusion with the Russian, were two agents sent to lure him into a perjury trap?

unorthodox

Unorthodox is superbly convincing

April 30, 2020 7:06 pm

The marital relations adviser provides a packet of dildos arranged, like spanners, in ascending size order

certainty

We crave certainty over COVID-19. There isn’t any

April 30, 2020 3:08 pm

There is no scientific truth to COVID-19, as yet — and perhaps never will be

eyam

Lessons from Eyam, the plague village that isolated from the world

April 30, 2020 2:57 pm

Estimates of mortality range between a third and two-thirds of all the inhabitants

testing

Should we be testing everyone in Britain?

April 30, 2020 12:00 am

Only the infectious would have to be kept at home

joel gott cabernet sauvignon

Wine is for lovers: mein Gott and yours

April 29, 2020 4:41 pm

I have some good advice about some things you might want to drink after you have gathered with one or two appropriate friends

bill de blasio

Bill de Blasio isn’t an anti-Semite but…

April 29, 2020 3:08 pm

...he is an idiot

connected lockdown heads covid-19

Heads in the cloud

April 27, 2020 12:57 pm

Life in the age of COVID-19 is connected but unconnected