Experts agree: This virus isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. But it’s possible that in the months ahead we’ll devise bright new ways to fight back.
By Andrew Dunn, Aria Bendix, and Hilary Brueck
As the pandemic approaches its second year, the coronavirus has morphed into a tougher foe.
Several mutations that scientists have identified in rapidly spreading variants are particularly worrisome. They raise concerns that these strains will be more contagious or be able to at least partly evade protection provided by vaccines and by prior infections.
Rudy Giuliani’s pathetic press conference underscored how little President Trump has to back his claims of election fraud. It was also hilarious.
By Linette Lopez
On Thursday former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani — representing the President of the United States — took to television to decry the outcome of the 2020 election, spout conspiracy theories, and echo disproven lies.
One of his equally glassy-eyed fellows claimed that former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez — a man who died in 2013 — helped rig the 2020 election.
Giuliani sweat so profusely that his hair dye ran down his face. He…
A healthier economy means more demand and higher prices for thinks like houses and healthcare. This inflation doesn’t mean the US is overheating.
By Hillary Hoffower and Ben Winck
Experts are growing increasingly hopeful the US economy will rebound in 2021, but there’s a price to pay for that. The price of most things, actually.
A vaccine rollout, a $1.9 trillion stimulus package, and the lift in spending from December’s smaller stimulus paint a promising picture of a roaring, reopened America with lively restaurants, indoor dancing, and crowded stadiums. The economy is set for “stellar” growth as the pandemic subsides…
George Bush’s Chief Information Officer offers some advice to Biden about countering the biggest national threat to democracy: misinformation.
By Theresa Payton
Whether it’s the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, the outcome of the 2020 elections, or the violence that followed in its wake, misinformation is shaking the foundations of America’s public institutions.
An entire ecosystem of social media and “news” outlets is building and spreading an alternate reality for Americans. In his inaugural address, President Joe Biden said, “We must reject the culture in which facts themselves are manipulated and even manufactured.” …
The strategy for many chains appears to be replicating competitors’ successes to win over customers.
By Erin McDowell
For fast-food chains working tirelessly to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic with a strong customer base and an even stronger financial position, one thing is for certain: The bird is the word.
From Chick-fil-A to Taco Bell and McDonald’s, new chicken offerings have been a focus for every brand, even if they’re not typically chicken restaurants. In the past year alone, seven fast-food chains have experimented with or released a new chicken product, and more specifically, chicken sandwiches.
Education and health became status symbols with the rise of “discreet wealth” in the 2000s. They’ve also far outpaced the rate of inflation.
By Hillary Hoffower
Showing off wealth is no longer the way to signify having wealth.
Flashing a Louis Vuitton handbag or a multimillion-dollar Bugatti have long been standard status symbols for the elite, but the ultrawealthy have increasingly turned to intangible investments such as security and health to discreetly flaunt their wealth instead. An unlikely reflection of this transformation is the recent history of inflation in the US economy.
Consider American Enterprise Institute’s famous inflation chart, which…
America’s student visa policy is in need of an overhaul. A better, streamlined policy would work wonders for our prosperity.
By Christopher Richardson
Moderna’s CEO, Stephane Bancel, has been one of the leaders combating the COVID-19 crisis. While Bancel’s company has drawn headlines for the development of their COVID vaccine, few know though that Bancel was once an international student.
Money doesn’t work very hard in a checking account — moving it could help it grow faster, earn more interest, and work harder.
By Liz Knueven
Everyone loves seeing a big balance in their checking account — but how big is too big?
Keeping too much in your checking account isn’t ideal, for two reasons: First, such easy access means you might be tempted to spend it. Plus, checking accounts don’t earn much interest (if any), so your money won’t grow there. …
Daric Cottingham says even at an HBCU, as a journalism student, he felt he had a target on his back for being openly gay and fem.
By Daric L. Cottingham
“You’ve got to work twice as hard” echoed throughout my childhood. Like many Black people who’ve heard that exact phrase, it means we have to do more to be seen as equals to our white counterparts.
When I came out, at 17, I received the extended version of this phrase, because I have “more targets on my back” being Black and gay. For a time, I still saw the world…
School districts in many states still don’t have the funding to ensure a safe environment for teachers and staff.
By Aria Bendix
By now, research clearly supports the idea that schools can safely resume in-person learning in the US.
A January study of 11 school districts in North Carolina identified just 32 coronavirus infections in schools over nine weeks. A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention detected minimal transmission among K-12 schools in Wood County, Wisconsin.
In an opinion article last month, CDC researchers called for reopening schools, with a few ground rules: Masks should be worn…
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