Op-Ed columnist, The New York Times
If they win, Biden and Harris will be the first President/Vice President in 40 years not to have an Ivy League degree.
Here’s a jarring thought experiment: If the United States had done merely an average job of fighting the coronavirus — if the U.S. accounted for the same share of virus deaths as it did global population — how many fewer Americans would have died? About 145,000.
A fascinating point from Donald McNeil in this morning’s newsletter: When judging countries’ virus responses, you should consider timing. The pandemic is like a marathon with staggered start times, he says. And the U.S. is not running a good race.
After we published a list of Trump's lies this summer, some of his supporters asked us to compare Trump to other presidents. We've done so and just published the results:
Last year, for the first time on record, the 400 wealthiest Americans paid a lower total tax rate than any other income group.
Wow: Households making $5+ million get an average tax cut of $300k. Households making below $55,000 get a tax hike.
Subscribers of the NYT, WaPo & other publications are paying for the investigations and oversight that the U.S. Congress won't conduct.