White House Coronavirus Update Briefing President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and members of the White House COVID-19 Coronavirus task force, delivers remarks and answers questions from members of the press during a coronavirus update briefing Thursday, April 16, 2020, in the James S. Brady White House Press Briefing Room. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian) White House Coronavirus Update Briefing President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and members of the White House COVID-19 Coronavirus task force, delivers remarks and answers questions from members of the press during a coronavirus update briefing Thursday, April 16, 2020, in the James S. Brady White House Press Briefing Room. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

Candor on COVID a Firing Offense

President Trump can’t handle the truth.

Second Wave Worst Than the First?

The CDC director predicts a double whammy when flu season hits.

Fifteen 9/11s

Another grim milestone.

Undercounting Covid-19 Deaths?

These figures indicate that we are experiencing a serious global health crisis that is, empirically, a deviation from the norm.

That’s Not How It Works

Bad journalism is not needed right now.

White House Coronavirus Update Briefing President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and members of the White House COVID-19 Coronavirus task force, delivers remarks and answers questions from members of the press during a coronavirus update briefing Thursday, April 16, 2020, in the James S. Brady White House Press Briefing Room. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian) White House Coronavirus Update Briefing President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and members of the White House COVID-19 Coronavirus task force, delivers remarks and answers questions from members of the press during a coronavirus update briefing Thursday, April 16, 2020, in the James S. Brady White House Press Briefing Room. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

“LIBERATE” Minnesota, Michigan and Virginia

The President is issuing dangerous statements.

The End of China’s Growth?

Or just a bump in the road?

Eleven 9/11s

Another grim milestone

WHO Says Limit Alcohol Consumption During Pandemic

Next thing you know, they’ll tell us to eat vegetables.

Food Shortages in Our Future

The bad news keeps on coming.

COVID-19 Will Lead to Surge in Measles Deaths

Global vaccination programs have halted amid the pandemic.

Comparing Flu and Covid-19

People who keep calling Covid-19 “just the flu” haven’t looked very closely at the numbers.

Anti-Hoarding Measures

A well-intentioned idea that may be out of hand.

The Six Weeks we Lost, Redux

Trump’s performance during this crisis is a reminder that electing an amateur to the presidency is a really bad idea.

No, We’re Not Living in the 19th Century

The pandemic is massively more livable given modern technology.

Data Collection/Analysis and Covid-19: TL;DR Edition

Not to encourage people to skip the longer version, but here’s a key point.

Data Collection/Analysis and Covid-19

Critics of the modeling and of the data analysis are being too simplistic.

Pondering Easter Sunday, Remembering a Funeral

Gatherings involve risk at the moment.

Kentucky to Quarantine Easter Churchgoers

Rand Paul still doesn’t get it.

100,000 Dead From COVID-19

A grim milestone.

Art Laffer has a Plan for the Economy

It would be laughable, but the White House might be interested.

New York Has More COVID-19 Cases Than Italy

A startling statistic.

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John Prine Succumbs to COVID-19

A great songwriter is gone at 73.

Four 9/11’s

The disease has killed three times the September 11 attacks in the last week.

Wisconsin’s Election Mess

The state is voting during the high point of a global pandemic because Republicans forced it.

Boris Johnson Moved to Intensive Care

The British PM is very sick from COVID-19.

Most Americans Still Not Staying at Home

Social distancing is helping but too many aren’t taking it seriously enough.

Capt. Brett Crozier, then-commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), addresses the crew during an all-hands call on the ship’s flight deck on Nov. 15, 2019. US Navy Photo Capt. Brett Crozier, then-commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), addresses the crew during an all-hands call on the ship’s flight deck on Nov. 15, 2019. US Navy Photo

Navy Fires Captain for Calling Attention to Navy Inaction

A public health crisis turns into a public relations crisis.

Why They’re Still Out of Toilet Paper

It’s not greedy hoarders after all.

Partisan Effects on Response to Covid-19

Leadership matters (as does sources of news).

President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks during a coronavirus (COVID-19) update briefing Monday, March 30, 2020, in the Rose Garden at the White House. (Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen) President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks during a coronavirus (COVID-19) update briefing Monday, March 30, 2020, in the Rose Garden at the White House. (Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen)

White House Warned of Pandemic in September?

President Trump has made plenty of mistakes handling this crisis. Let’s not invent dubious ones.

Hungary Goes Full Authoritarian

Orban has used Covid-19 to kill whatever vestiges of democracy remained.

Wear a Mask. Maybe.

Conflicting guidelines from the CDC are unhelpful.

COVID-19 Has Killed More Americans than 9/11

We’re passing grim milestones on a daily basis.

President Donald J. Trump is seen on a cellphone screen as he addresses his remarks at a White House Coronavirus Taskforce update briefing Monday, March 9, 2020, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen) President Donald J. Trump is seen on a cellphone screen as he addresses his remarks at a White House Coronavirus Taskforce update briefing Monday, March 9, 2020, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen)

NSC Sounded Coronavirus Alarm But Was Ignored

Political considerations overruled warnings from national security and health professionals.

Joe Diffie Dead from Coronavirus

The 1990s country star is dead at 61.

Liberty U Update

The update you were probably expecting.

President Donald J. Trump listens to a reporter’s question during the coronavirus (COVID-19) update briefing Sunday, March 22, 2020, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks) President Donald J. Trump listens to a reporter’s question during the coronavirus (COVID-19) update briefing Sunday, March 22, 2020, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

It is all a Show for Trump

He is actually tweeting about ratings.

The Six Weeks we Lost

Comparing South Korea to the US tells a lot about the failure of leadership in the US.

President Chaos

Exactly the opposite of what we need in a crisis.

White-Collar Quarantine

Everything is easier with money.

Trump Floats National Quarantine, Backs Off

The Constitution in times of extreme crisis.

Federal Bureaucrats Repeatedly ‘Warned’ About Pandemic Shortages

But they weren’t shouting it from the rooftops.

President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, takes questions from the press at a coronavirus update briefing Saturday, March 14, 2020, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead) President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, takes questions from the press at a coronavirus update briefing Saturday, March 14, 2020, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Trump and the Governors

This isn’t what leadership looks like.

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WHO Says Alcohol Not Good Coping Strategy

What do they know, anyway?

Rhode Island Cracking Down on New Yorkers

Gina Raimondo has apparently lost her copy of the Constituiton.

President Donald J. Trump, joined by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, left, and Attorney General William Barr, displays his signature after signing an Executive Order to Prevent Hoarding and Price Gouging, Monday, March 23, 2020, in the Oval Office of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead) President Donald J. Trump, joined by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, left, and Attorney General William Barr, displays his signature after signing an Executive Order to Prevent Hoarding and Price Gouging, Monday, March 23, 2020, in the Oval Office of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

The Magical Thinking Presidency

Trump’s approach from the beginning has been reality-denying. It makes it difficult to take anything the administration proposed seriously.

UK PM Tests Positive for Covid-19

The PM and the Health Minister have both tested positve.

G-7 Statement Scuttled Because the US Insisted on Using Term “Wuhan Virus”

We are governed by the petty and myopic.