Regions / United States
For the far right, the pandemic is a chance to enact border controls and erode the rule of law. It could also expose their utter incompetence.
Closed borders and ICE raids mean crowded detention centers and camps, which is always inhumane. In a pandemic, it’s a global public health threat.
Trump’s message to governors on lifesaving medical equipment — “get it yourselves” — is grimly appropriate in a country without national health care.
The media has helped spread panic more often than useful information.
Withdrawing even some of the U.S. troops, planes, drones and bombers from Afghanistan will reduce the killing.
Donald Trump attempts to take out his electoral adversaries one by one, Mafia-style.
Trump has sent more new troops to the Middle East than he’s bringing home from Afghanistan.
India is tilting toward fascism with U.S. backing. That’s not just dangerous for Indians — Americans should beware, too.
Under its pro-Trump secretary general, a politicized OAS has botched electoral missions across the hemisphere — and even precipitated a coup.
The Spanish flu helped herald the collapse of the first wave of modern globalization. A century later, could the coronavirus do the same?