How America lost the war on COVID-19

NEW YORK — When did America start losing its war against the coronavirus? How did we find ourselves international pariahs, not even allowed to travel to Europe?

Baseball is back, but it will be different

Fans of the national pastime, there is good news: The baseball gods have answered your prayers. The summer of 2020 will not be a total loss. The Major League Baseball season will be drastically abbreviated, short on spectators and different in ways that may cause purists to pound the ground with a Louisville Slugger. But finally, there is joy in Mudville.

What if the feds sent you $1,200 every month?

On a bitter cold spring night 14 months ago, back in a more magical time when all things seemed possible in the 2020 president race, I stood on the steps leading down to Washington’s great Reflecting Pool waiting to hear from the most unlikely and arguably intriguing Democrat of all, the businessman and political neophyte Andrew Yang.

Trump could earn the tiniest bit of end-of-term redemption by simply putting on a mask

Donald Trump is responsible for a fair amount of badness in the 3 1/2 years he’s served as president of the United States: Dismantling and denigrating American institutions, encouraging white supremacy, locking up immigrant children, asking a foreign government to interfere with an American election, lying 5 million times. And those are just a few things off the top of my head.