Politicians Target Insurance Contracts

Politicians Target Insurance Contracts

Government shutdowns are wreaking widespread economic havoc, and now lawmakers are desperate for cash to shore up businesses that may have no choice other than to close. Some suggest that insurers should pick up the tab, but without a federal…

Journeys in Words—and Other Books to Read

Journeys in Words—and Other Books to Read

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Old Age Is a Bummer for the Baby Boomers

Old Age Is a Bummer for the Baby Boomers

The uncomfortable collision of a perilous pandemic and a boisterous battle for the presidency conveys an unwelcome but unmistakable message to aging baby boomers. The generation that has dominated pop culture and politics for nearly a half-century, that has loomed…

Working After the Coronavirus

Working After the Coronavirus

So much for full employment. That ended this month with the attack of the coronavirus and Thursday’s record spike of three million new jobless claims. Millions more will follow in the coming weeks, and the goal of public policy should…

Florida’s Governor Dissents on Lockdowns

Florida’s Governor Dissents on Lockdowns

The coronavirus outbreak has reminded Americans that we live in a federal system. Despite the press fixation on Washington, state governments set many of the policies that most affect daily life. Governors in hard-hit regions have seen their political profiles…

The Robert Levinson Abdication

The Robert Levinson Abdication

By The Editorial Board March 26, 2020 7:20 pm ET The Help Bob Levinson Rally in Coral Springs, Florida, March 5, 2016. Photo: Benjamin Rusnak/Zuma Press Bob Levinson deserved better from the country he served so faithfully. The former FBI…

Indicting the Caracas Mob

Indicting the Caracas Mob

The world isn’t stopping because of the coronavirus, and on Thursday the U.S. escalated its pressure on the thugs running Venezuela. This raises the stakes for dictator Nicolás Maduro and his Cuban backers who continue to oppress Venezuelans even as…

My Corona (or Is It Schmutz?)

My Corona (or Is It Schmutz?)

For the first time in 21 days my temperature has been normal twice in a row, so as far as I’m concerned the fever is gone and the illness over. I still don’t know what I had. I got the…

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