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Exclusive: The Military Knew Years Ago That a Coronavirus Was Coming

The Pentagon warned the White House about a shortage of ventilators, face masks, and hospital beds in 2017—but the Trump administration did nothing.

Ken Klippenstein

Immigration Policy

Scenes From a Pandemic: 1

At a federal courthouse, the risk of infection joins the threat of deportation.

Debbie Nathan
Society

The Coronavirus Class War Has Already Started

The combination of plutocratic bailouts and a physically endangered working class is sparking a new blue-collar militancy.

Jeet Heer
Class

Covid-19 Shows America’s Class Divide Is Untenable

The disparity in who has access to coronavirus tests is just the beginning.

Shuja Haider
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coronavirus response

How Trump Is Going to Get Away With a Pandemic

There are lots of ways for the Trump administration to cook the data to hide the extent of the coronavirus outbreak—in fact, it already is doing so.

Sonia Shah

Working Behind the Scenes in the Pandemic

A visual diary of the invisible workforce keeping our economy moving during this crisis.

Peter van Agtmael, The Nation and The Magnum Foundation

Covid-19: Cuba Deserves Relief From US Sanctions

Humanitarian deterrence of the virus, not Cold War–era regime change, should be the top priority of US foreign policy.

Peter Kornbluh

Politics

All the President’s Crackpots

Richard A. Epstein’s crank theories about the coronavirus are influential thanks to a powerful network of right-wing legal activists.

Jeet Heer

When Confronting the Coronavirus, Federalism Is Part of the Problem

That some cities and states have stepped up to fill the gap left by Trump’s catastrophic failure is a matter of luck, not design.

Richard Kreitner

Cuomo Helped Get New York Into This Mess

The governor’s position on health care spending looked starkly different a couple of months ago.

Ross Barkan

World

We’re Struggling With the Coronavirus in Spain—but We’re Vastly More Prepared Than the US

I am locked down in Barcelona, but at least there is universal health care and a tradition of mutual support.

Ben Ehrenreich

The Gaza Strip Has Been Under Siege for Years. Covid-19 Could Be Catastrophic.

Israel, which continues to control Gaza’s borders, has for decades intentionally weakened the economy and health of the world’s largest open-air prison.

Neve Gordon

The Crisis in Wuhan ‘Forced Me to Become Political’

As the city prepares to reopen after two months of lockdown, a resident shares why she’ll never see Chinese society the same way again.

Jessie Lau

COVID-19

Health and Disease

Think Exotic Animals Are to Blame for the Coronavirus? Think Again.

Scientists have fingered bats and pangolins as potential sources of the virus, but the real blame lies elsewhere—with human assaults on the environment.

Sonia Shah

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History

Since Emancipation, the United States Has Refused to Make Reparations for Slavery

But in 1862, the federal government doled out the 2020 equivalent of $23 million—not to the formerly enslaved but to their white enslavers.

Kali Holloway

Culture

Margaret Atwood's Dystopian Imagination

What can we learn from the novelist’s sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale?

Katherine Hill

The Strange and Often Radical Pursuit of Immortality in Russia

A new book looks at the history of a century-long movement to create life after death.

Sophie Pinkham

Reinventing the Sound of Protest

Jazz quintet Irreversible Entanglements’s fearless music takes to task the police, American politics, capitalism, and racism.

Marcus J. Moore

From the Magazine

Watch and Listen

Listen: The Sports World Tackles Coronavirus

Brooklyn Nets’ Wilson Chandler joins the show to talk about Coronavirus and his career.

March 24, 2020

Listen: Elizabeth Warren: Unity Candidate?

Joan Walsh on Warren, Bob Borosage on Bernie, and John Sayles on Yellow Earth.

February 20, 2020
February 5, 2020

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