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Under Lockdown in Italy’s Coronavirus-Quarantine Zone

Feltre, in northern Italy, is not yet within the red zone. Nevertheless, a local health official said that the town has probably been exposed to the virus since January.

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Donald Trump’s Anti-Globalist Response to a Global Coronavirus

hg0088Epidemics are not a zero-sum game; you cannot ignore one to defend against another.

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South Carolina Primary Election 2020: Live Results, Maps, and Analysis

The latest election results from the South Carolina primary ahead of the 2020 Presidential election.

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In an Environment of Chronic Economic Uncertainty, the White House Is Only Making It Worse

hg0088Instead of making counterproductive statements, a wiser Administration would be honest about the economic uncertainties posed by coronavirus and concentrate on public-health measures.

February 28, 2020

The Coronavirus and How Political Spin Has Worsened Epidemics

hg0088Throughout history, diseases have posed an unsparing test of political leaders and their fidelity to the facts.

February 28, 2020

How Iran Became a New Epicenter of the Coronavirus Outbreak

hg0088The government’s actions appear to have contributed to the crisis.

February 28, 2020
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A Murder Trial in Reverse

Two men were sent to prison for killing a French tourist in Manhattan in 1987. Can they overturn their convictions?


On wills, words, and wearing my father’s shirt.

Survivor’s Guilt in the Mountains

hg0088Alpinists are intimately familiar with death and grief. A therapist thinks he can address the unique needs of these élite athletes.

How Stephen Miller Manipulates Donald Trump to Further His Immigration Obsession

hg0088Trump’s senior adviser has been the true driving force behind this Administration’s racist agenda. How far will he go?

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Joe Biden’s Struggling Campaign Gets a Lift in South Carolina

hg0088The congressman James Clyburn endorsed Biden for President, and two new polls indicated that he is heading for a comfortable victory in Saturday’s primary.

What the South Carolina Debate Says About Why So Many Democrats Are Still Running

Michael Bloomberg’s struggle to account for stop-and-frisk indicates that, despite Bernie Sanders’s popularity, the Democratic nomination is still up for grabs.

What Bernie Sanders Should Have Said About Socialism and Totalitarianism in Cuba

The Democratic front-runner’s recent comments exposed a divide between the native-born American left and those who fled totalitarian regimes.

The One War That the Human Species Can’t Lose

Human existence depends on Antarctica’s ice—and it’s now melting.

What Happened to Elizabeth Warren?

hg0088“Having seen how amazing the Warren operation was for a year, it’s just depressing to see them panicking now,” an aide to a rival campaign said.


In the months preceding the Iowa caucuses, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar lagged behind her competitors. Then she shot to a third-place finish in the New Hampshire primary. Can she establish herself as the choice of moderate Democrats?


A Teen-Age Trump Tries to Win His High School’s Election

A civics project goes off the rails when high-school students run a simulation of the 2020 primaries.

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