Coronavirus

Covid-19 Hunger Strikes Sweep Migrant Detention Centers
Jailed migrants are fighting a battle for their lives.
Maurizio Guerrero
15 Years After Hurricane Katrina, Another Perfect Storm Is Upon Us
When Katrina hit, the mainstream media and Congress both reacted shamefully. Their response to the pandemic is no different.
Joel Bleifuss
Social Abstinence Is Not a Sustainable Pandemic Response
The "just say no" approach isn't working. But here's what might.
In These Times Editors
Trump Is Trying to Put Us on War Footing with China. It’s Up to the Left to Stop It.
On the dangers of the Right’s new China scare
Tobita Chow and Jake Werner
The Pandemic Is Exposing the Rotten Core of Our Industrial Food System
While industrial farms have been thrown into chaos, local agriculture has proved to be a more resilient model.
Joseph Bullington
Robert Reich: How Mitch McConnell’s Republicans Are Destroying America
While a lethal pandemic and economic crisis wreak havoc on working families, McConnell and the GOP are dead set on protecting business interests and enriching the wealthy.
Robert Reich
The Search for a Covid Vaccine Is Not an Arms Race
Treating vaccine research like a national security secret endangers us all.
Sarah Lazare
Workers Blow the Whistle on Mass Death
Private equity firms have imposed austerity measures on the hospitals they acquire. In a pandemic, that’s meant countless preventable deaths.
Moe Tkacik
Between Dwindling Revenue and Rising Virus Cases, Rural Hospitals Face a Reckoning
April Simpson
They Are Burying Us Alive in Prison
When Covid-19 broke out in Stateville Correctional Center, we were left to die.
Raul Dorado
All Undocumented Immigrants Deserve Citizenship—Not Just “Essential Workers”
The pandemic has made clear that we need to provide citizenship for all immigrants, and safe working conditions for all workers.
Shannon Gleeson and Sofya Aptekar
Nationalize the Pharmaceutical Industry Now
The status quo will kill us.
Hadas Thier
There Is No Plan (For You)
Unemployment, evictions, business failure, a pandemic and health crises are all here at once. The federal government doesn't care.
Hamilton Nolan
In 1971, Nixon Passed a Rule to Doom the Post Office. Now, It’s Finally Happening.
The Post Office used to be federally funded. Then, Republicans passed legislation requiring it to "pay for itself."
Rebecca Burns
How the Trump Administration’s Small Business Protection Program Has Failed Communities of Color
The Covid-19 pandemic has devastated businesses run by people of color. The Trump administration's Small Business Administration isn’t helping.
Miranda Litwak
“People’s Eyes Are Starting To Open”: How Covid-19 Is Driving Support for Medicaid Expansion
In North Carolina, canvassers are working to expand Medicaid—and finding a sympathetic audience amid the pandemic.
Allison Salerno
Coronavirus Has Shown that Our Food System Is Broken. Now Is the Time to Make It More Resilient
Emma Burnett and Luke Owen
My University Plans to Reopen This Summer, Based on Advice From McKinsey. That’s Terrifying.
McKinsey & Company is pushing a military-style, corporate response to the Covid-19 crisis in public higher education. What we need is an anti-racist approach.
Jeffrey Helgeson
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