In 2004, after years of personal and business failures, Donald Trump sat down with Playboy for his big comeback interview. His reputation was on the up…
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Everyone has the same question right now: Why isn’t this over yet? Jeremy Konyndyk, who led the U.S. government response to the 2014 Ebola outbreak, ha…
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COVID-19 in America is the perfect Donald Trump disaster. It is like everything he has done in his nearly 74 years on Earth: predictable, wasteful, and…
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Over the last forty-eight hours or so, there has been a noticeable uptick in reporting about the rising cost in human lives of the coronavirus pandemic…
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Audio Edition: The Pandemic Prevention Project Trump Gutted in 2019Listen now (34 min) | Trump has described COVID-19 as a problem that “came out of nowhere.” “Nobody would have ever thought a thing like this could hav…
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Ask Katz Anything: Pandemic Disaster EditionHello! I’ve had a lot of experience covering disasters—disease-related and otherwise—as a journalist (see fig. 1, above). With all of us navigat…
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With so many of us stuck at home—and more who wish they were—I thought it would be a good time to host an open discussion thread. Tomorrow (Monday) at …
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Trump’s failed efforts to cover up the scale of the epidemic in the United States is why a complete economic shutdown was necessary in the first place.…
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Welcome back to The Long Version, a newsletter by Jonathan Myerson Katz. The right wing’s pivot from murderous denial to racist blame-shifting was the …
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With this new virus and all, I'm starting to think that giving Trump the reins of the federal bureaucracy was a mistake
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Our leaders have failed us on Covid-19. But more of us can get through it if we work together.
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There is strong reason to believe the real toll of coronavirus in the US is much higher than we know, and being underreported for political reasons. Th…
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