Ideas

Trump Tries to Hide the Problem

From the coronavirus to Russian electoral interference, the president keeps trying to paper over problems instead of addressing them.

Ideas

America Is Trapped in a Pandemic Spiral

As the U.S. heads toward the winter, the country is going round in circles, making the same conceptual errors that have plagued it since spring.

Ideas

How America's Defense Strategy Left Us Unprepared for a Pandemic

There must be room in our national-security concept to join with even our greatest adversaries to fight mutual threats.

Ideas

Herd Immunity Is Not a Strategy

What the term actually means, and what it doesn’t.

Science & Tech

Five Military Sites Chosen for Phase III Trial of COVID Vaccine Candidate

AstraZeneca is seeking 30,000 volunteers for the trial, which may lead to an effective vaccine by year’s end.

Ideas

America Has No Coherent Strategy for Asymptomatic Testing

The federal guidance to not test asymptomatic carriers "is like saying we won’t fight the fire until it reaches the second floor.”

Ideas

The Most American COVID-19 Failure Yet

Contact tracing works almost everywhere else. Why not here?

Ideas

Where the Pandemic Is Cover for Authoritarianism

In Hong Kong and around the world, public-health concerns are being used to excuse extraordinary overreach.

Ideas

Why Don’t The Dead Matter?

Far too few Americans seem to feel genuine compassion for the dead, even among their fellow citizens. Our endless wars may be to blame.

Threats

The Pandemic is Pushing the Pentagon Toward Classified Telework

The risk-averse agency has cracked small-scale remote handling of secret and top-secret information. The challenge is doing it at scale.

Ideas

The Plan That Could Give Us Our Lives Back

The U.S. has never had enough coronavirus tests. Now a group of epidemiologists, economists, and dreamers is plotting a new strategy to defeat the virus, even before a vaccine is found.

Ideas

How the Pandemic Defeated America

A virus has brought the world’s most powerful country to its knees.

Ideas

The Coronavirus Is Never Going Away

No matter what happens now, the virus will continue to circulate around the world.

Business

Boeing’s Coronavirus Losses Now Bleeding Into Its Defense Accounts

More layoffs, production slowdowns and factory closures are being considered, executives said.

Business

Raytheon CEO Projects Three-Year Coronavirus Downturn

It’s ‘a hell of a lot worse than what we originally projected,’ says the head of the new company formed by the United Technologies-Raytheon merger earlier this year.

Business

Progressives Mount Assault on Defense Spending Ahead of Stimulus Package, Election

During a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing, one Democrat questioned defense firms access to coronavirus stimulus money.

Threats

More Than 39,000 Federal Employees Have Tested Positive for COVID-19

Nearly 1% of all federal personnel have contracted the novel coronavirus, with cases spiking in recent weeks at many agencies.

Threats

US, UK Officials Call for Russia to Stop Hacking COVID-19 Researchers

“It is completely unacceptable that the Russian Intelligence Services are targeting those working to combat the coronavirus pandemic,” a British official said.