Even before the coronavirus pandemic, Boeings leadership showed little reason to have faith the company would soon be righted. But now that 737 MAX-related business woes have been deepened by an economy-crippling virus outbreak, theres a greater urgency to getting Boeings fundamentals in sustainable shape for the long term. The $60 billion federal bailout Boeing seeks for itself and its industry shows that these are desperate times that require drastic measures.
Two years before the 2016 election, pundits sneered when Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said he might run for president because he thought the Democratic Party had lost touch with millions of disaffected Americans. Chris Cillizza, then with the Washington Post, gave Sanders the worst odds of 10 potential Democratic candidates and said the self-declared democratic socialist was doomed to the margins of the race.
The coronavirus outbreak may have you feeling scared, frustrated and powerless. In stressful times, theres a tendency to panic and, say, buy up all the pasta and bottled water. But were all in this together, and its far better for all involved if we choose to help our fellow humans rather than rip the last roll of toilet paper from their hands. There are many ways to do so. Here are a few ideas:
It seemed for a moment that the challenge of leading a nation through a global pandemic might have tempered President Trumps worst impulses to settle scores, blame others and promote his own political fortunes. Then he said Wednesday that he was invoking the Defense Production Act to help fight our war against the Chinese virus.
As much as the nations elected leaders from the White House to statehouses have found themselves at the vanguard of health care policy in recent days, taking dramatic actions to close schools, churches and businesses to lessen the severity of the coronavirus outbreak, the day is swiftly coming for equally decisive action to protect the nations economy from the worst of a looming recession.
On Monday, President Donald Trump finally struck the appropriate tone and, standing alongside respected public health officials such as Deborah Birx and Anthony Fauci, offered sound advice and real leadership on what Americans can and should be doing to combat spread of the coronavirus.
For most people, the measures required to cope with the coronavirus epidemic are inconvenient and stressful. But for restaurants and bars, the effect is severe and quite possibly disastrous.
As the first African American woman ever elected to Congress and later the first African American as well as the first woman to run for the presidential nomination of a major political party, the late Shirley Chisholm more than once observed that she faced more discrimination in the political arena for being a woman than for being black.
Sports isnt just a diversion for Americans. Its a connection. It binds us as lovers of the double steal, the buzzer-beating three-pointer, the slap shot off the crossbar and into the back of the net. Yes, an evening of sports serves as salve for a troubling day at work, a bout of boredom or a breakup. But it also binds us with a sense of community. Sports are personal.