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OP-ED: Forging common bonds is essential now — and after this coronavirus crisis
OP-ED: I’m an ER doctor ready and able to save your life. Want to keep me safe from coronavirus? Sta
Every person who becomes infected is another person that my colleagues and I will be called upon to treat. Every time we interact with an infected patient, our own risk of contracting the virus increases.
by Gregory Jasani | 4 days ago
OP-ED: No, Trump can’t magically lift the coronavirus restrictions in 15 days
The issue with Trump, as ever, is whether he’s crossing the line at any given moment between calming people and misleading them.
by Jon Healey | 5 days ago
OP-ED: It’s OK not to feel OK right now. But here’s how to feel better
Whatever emotion you’re feeling in this coronavirus craziness, it’s OK. Try not to dwell in the worst of it, try not to feed it, try not to take it out on other people. But don’t feel guilty for feeling what you feel.
by Mary Schmich | 6 days ago
OP-ED: Say what you mean, mean what you say, Mr. Governor
In these uncertain times it is critical that public officials be able to disseminate factual information for the good of constituents. Effective and efficient communication is vital at a moment like this.
OP-ED: Challenges of the new COVID-19 reality
Like Isaiah’s biblical charge, today we too are being charged with maintaining social distancing for the benefit of our health and that of the community.
OP-ED: Giving everyone a $1,000 check will help the coronavirus downturn. But it’s not enough
Washington’s thinking about how to respond to the novel coronavirus seems to be mutating faster than the virus is. And that’s a good thing.
OP-ED: America has survived other calamities, we can make it through coronavirus too
These are trying times, for sure, but think of all that our forebears endured to make it possible for us to be here. We, the living, are the result of the heartiness and resourcefulness — and, frankly, luck — that saw them through. It’s in our genes, y’all!
OP-ED: Coronavirus stressing you out? Here’s how to cope
Here are a few suggestions for managing COVID-19 risks to our mental health that can be adopted alongside efforts like social distancing to manage disease transmission.
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OP-ED: What’s the coronavirus shutdown endgame?
What I do not understand, and I’m worried nobody has thoroughly thought through, is how long we’re supposed to cancel mass gatherings, keep museums closed and the like, and what any of this has to do with the progress of the pandemic.
Congressman Perry op-ed: Facts and goodness must win over fears and panic
This virus understandably has raised fear and anxiety amongst our families and friends. But fear should not and cannot rule the day.
OP-ED: Coronavirus and the public good
Do we want an up-by-your-bootstraps society where people mostly look after their own, or do we want a strong safety net for those who fall on hard times?
OP-ED: Bernie Sanders’ big question: Should he stay or should he go?
Tuesday’s Democratic primaries delivered one devastating reality to the campaign of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders: His revolution has not materialized. Again.
OP-ED: The Boy Scouts of America, decades of sexual abuse and an inevitable bankruptcy
Since its founding in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America has been targeted by criminal pedophiles seeking access to boys. For the same reason that Scouting is popular with boys, it is popular with criminals that want to prey on boys.
OP-ED: Mass panic may be worse than the coronavirus itself
I’m scared about what message we are telling our kids when faced with a threat. Instead of reason, rationality, open-mindedness and altruism, we are telling them to panic, be fearful, suspicious, reactionary and self-interested.
OP-ED: Why aren’t we paying people with the coronavirus to stay home?
With the coronavirus apparently now freely circulating throughout the U.S., public health officials are asking people who have a fever, cough and other symptoms of the novel virus to stay home from work.
OP-ED: Coronavirus concerns and countermeasures
Leaders in government, industry and religion need to be especially careful about what they say. Any statements made should be scrupulously examined beforehand.
OP-ED: COVID-19 could worsen depression, divisions in U.S.
ven after (and assuming) the virus ultimately fades away, whether its overall impact is akin to the average annual global deaths from seasonal flu, much less than that, or much worse, the outbreak seems certain to worsen an existing American epidemic.
OP-ED: We lost Glatfelter. What’s next?
The loss of these businesses should sound alarm bells for everyone. Particularly troubling is why Glatfelter opted to leave our community.
OP-ED: Establishment elites didn’t ‘save’ the Democratic Party; voters did
As the results came in on Super Tuesday, unapologetic pragmatist James Carville gave South Carolina congressman Jim Clyburn a shoutout: “That guy literally saved the Democratic Party.”
OP-ED: The world needs businesses to speak out on climate. Workers can lead the charge
Companies are buying renewable energy, electrifying vehicle fleets and even committing to drawing down past emissions. Yet businesses aren’t going all-in on climate.
OP-ED: Pete Buttigieg’s run was proof that America can and does evolve toward goodness
And though he’s no longer on a path to the White House (yet), his presence and his reception are reminders that America is not stuck in place. America’s heart can expand and embrace what it once feared and rejected.
OP-ED: The FCC wants to shut out the public — again
One of the cornerstones of our democracy, enshrined in the First Amendment, is the right to petition the government for redress — that is, to make our opinions known to policymakers.
GUEST EDITORIAL: Denounce attacks on free press
Journalists who are tasked with sorting fact from fiction have too often become the first target of those who would obscure and even seek to destroy truth in the name of furthering their own will to power.
OP-ED: Amnesty for the Astros is already damaging the integrity of the game
The commissioner’s handling of this scandal is disappointing, but it’s not at all surprising that the MLB investigation would end up like this.
OP-ED: We’re paying the price for Trump’s cuts
We’ve suddenly leaped into a real-life thriller movie where the scientists are frantically and futilely warning about a pandemic and the political leaders are pooh-poohing it, determined to squelch fear that might hurt business.
OP-ED: Passenger rail deserves our support
The proposed cuts come at a time when U.S. population and economic growth are concentrated in megaregions like those extending from Atlanta to Charlotte, Chicago to Detroit, Portland to Seattle or Los Angeles to San Diego, where cities and their suburbs are merging with those of neighboring cities.
OP-ED: House bill imperils economics of your local ambulance service
Locking costs at median in-network rates will dramatically cut the already below cost reimbursement that emergency medical services agencies see today. EMS must be exempt from this bill.
OP-ED: Stop scapegoating Asian American culture to justify bans on ‘sex-selective’ abortions
Right now, the New York City Council has an opportunity to be a leader for abortion access — by denouncing state legislators’ attempts to use racist stereotypes to push abortion out of reach for Asian American and Pacific Islander women.
OP-ED: What Mike Bloomberg will never understand
Bloomberg says he’s sorry for some of the racist policies of his mayoralty — policies that everyday New Yorkers are still reeling from. But from the look he gave Warren — the very same look he gave me and 100 other protestors in the Hyatt Ballroom — it’s clear that he hasn’t changed a bit. Any apolo
OP-ED: Flags over Iwo Jima
Seventy-five years ago this month, the United States military forces were fighting the bloodiest battle in their history. And a Baltimore Sun foreign correspondent was there to catch the scoop of a lifetime.
OP-ED: ‘Peace deal’ with Taliban dicey without continued U.S. troops in Afghanistan
Much has changed in Afghanistan over the past 20 years, but there’s little sign the Taliban have changed their core positions. So don’t be fooled by any upbeat administration rhetoric — U.S. talks with the Taliban are still in for a very bumpy ride.
OP-ED: The trouble with Bernie
Steady, now, Dems who are rallying behind Bernie. You want the gun to be pointed directly at your foot when you pull the trigger.
OP-ED: Bloomberg’s record on Social Security has its advocates alarmed
It has been open season on Michael R. Bloomberg’s record since the billionaire businessman broke from the pack of Democratic presidential candidates and won a place in Wednesday’s Democratic debate. Here’s a new area of concern: His record on Social Security.
OP-ED: Rod Blagojevich, Donald Trump and the circle of sleaze
How can anyone be surprised? America’s swampy, self-dealing, scofflaw, narcissist president has commuted the prison sentence of Illinois’ swampy, self-dealing, scofflaw, narcissist former governor.
GUEST EDITORIAL: School choice and the fight for public education’s soul
The true rift that Trump underscored in his speech was not just over the separation of church and state that such scholarships challenge, but his reference to “failing government schools.”
OP-ED: Let it play out: The Democratic primary is really just getting started
There are many notes, thoughts and perhaps even lessons to be gleaned from the New Hampshire Democratic primary. Let me suggest three:
OP-ED: People who deserve the Medal of Freedom more than Rush Limbaugh
Darth Vader, Rosanne Barr, Sammy Sosa and Lil Nas X. Flo from the Progressive Insurance commercials, RuPaul, Spider-Man and Pete the Cat.
OP-ED: The Saturday Night Massacre, honorable men and the right side of history
Four principled prosecutors resigned from the Roger Stone case on Feb. 11. They did so rather than be complicit in Donald Trump’s attempt to soften the sentence for Stone, his underling who was convicted of crimes in a case arising from the Mueller investigation into Russia’s 2016 election interfere