Coronavirus

safetyism

Will America succumb to safetyism? 

November 2, 2020 6:26 am

A vote for Biden is a vote for fear over optimism

Poland’s All Saints’ Day traditions are at risk

November 1, 2020 6:24 pm

Poland’s prime minister announced Friday that graveyards would be locked

america

The demise of America has been greatly exaggerated

October 28, 2020 2:06 pm

To be an American is to move ever forward, in pursuit of that ‘more perfect union’

covid antibodies

Should we be worried by declining COVID antibodies?

October 27, 2020 1:19 pm

If antibodies were our only defense, surely we would be seeing vast numbers of reinfections?

disunited america

EDITORIAL: Onwards and upwards

October 26, 2020 2:00 pm

American democracy, American power and influence are not dying, and neither are they under threat

doomed trump campaign

The Trump campaign is doomed

October 26, 2020 9:51 am

There will be no resurrection

schools

Bring back small high schools

October 25, 2020 4:41 pm

A school, whether consisting of one room or 20 rooms, ought to embody and reinforce a sense of place

donkey

Why is the Republican party symbol an elephant and the Democratic symbol a donkey?

October 24, 2020 12:03 pm

In the mid-20th century the Democratic party was officially using a rooster, while the Republicans used an eagle

spain

Spain’s politics is fraying

October 23, 2020 11:59 am

The language politicians are using has become unmistakably bellicose

trump

Trump sealed the deal last night

October 23, 2020 11:06 am

He moved methodically, like a battle tank, over Biden’s incontinent expostulations

angela merkel

Angela Merkel’s executive power-grab

October 23, 2020 9:11 am

Critics believe Merkel and her cabinet have effectively neutralized Germany’s national parliament

thailand

Killing time in Thailand

October 22, 2020 4:19 pm

By Day 11, I understand why my windows are sealed shut and why I am not allowed knives

scott atlas

Atlas shrugs

October 22, 2020 11:12 am

The establishment doesn’t think he’s an expert. He disagrees

china

Xi’s world: COVID has accelerated China’s rise

October 22, 2020 9:56 am

Beijing can look forward, while other major economies are still working out how to manage the damage

long covid

Europe’s long COVID: things aren’t getting better any time soon

October 22, 2020 9:53 am

The West’s struggle is already being reflected in the COVID recovery data

inslee

The talentless Mr Inslee

October 20, 2020 1:12 pm

He is always on his guard against any foolish attempts by the citizens of his state to live their lives unimpeded by government fiat

covid

The US is coming out of COVID no worse than any European country

October 19, 2020 3:07 pm

No one is telling Americans to ‘look at the EU’ anymore

lockdown cycle

The never-ending lockdown cycle

October 18, 2020 3:50 pm

We need a long-term plan that controls the impact of the disease while minimizing the disruption

paranoid

The paranoid style in left-wing politics

October 18, 2020 3:33 pm

The reality is that conspiracy theories are now more ubiquitous on the left than they are on the right

dutch

Why the Dutch can’t stop bending the COVID rules

October 16, 2020 12:30 pm

Why is the Netherlands faring so badly with the coronavirus?

deadly

How deadly is COVID-19?

October 16, 2020 11:24 am

A Stanford professor has produced perhaps the most comprehensive attempt to estimate the infection fatality rate

andrew cuomo

Andrew Cuomo’s revisionist history

October 16, 2020 9:25 am

American Crisis: Leadership Lessons From the COVID-19 Pandemic by Andrew Cuomo reviewed

czech

COVID’s second wave is hitting the Czech Republic hard

October 15, 2020 1:56 pm

The Czech government seemed decisive in subduing the first wave, but now it is swimming against the tide

bibi

King Bibi’s pandemic problem

October 15, 2020 1:35 pm

He is now viewed as a desperate man, panicked and fighting for his freedom

great barrington declaration

Why can’t we talk about the Great Barrington Declaration?

October 15, 2020 12:15 pm

The three scientists who created it aren’t outliers or cranks, but professors at Oxford, Harvard and Stanford