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The U.K.’s decision to bans hint at an awakening of a government whose entire pandemic response has been something like “slow, slow, pause, PANIC”

Ford's decision to stop building cars in Brazil should be a wake-up call for the country's politicians and policymakers, says @macmargolis 

The American republic has survived for almost a quarter of a millennium. It is now facing the test its founders foresaw, warns @andreaskluth 

Can the Senate try President Donald Trump after he leaves office? In reaching a decision, the Senators may choose to be guided by a precedent: that of William W. Belknap, Ulysses S. Grant’s Secretary of War

Remember when Democrats bragged about bringing down the deficit? @jbview  predicts that you won't be hearing much of that anymore

It's not Trump's shabby "brand" that kept him flush, it was real estate -- and he's about to get squeezed by Deutsche Bank and everybody else, says @TimOBrien .

Last year, the U.S. gave $10 million to community organizations that work to counter far-right extremism. Biden should give more to the programs that show the most promise

What does the U.S. have in common with Venezuela, Thailand and Turkey? @Noahpinion  is worried about the answer.

The American republic has survived for almost a quarter of a millennium, half as long as Ancient Rome’s. Can it avoid succumbing to the same fate?

People are spending just as much time on WhatsApp this week as they were before the new user agreements were announced

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People who deactivated Facebook in a study were happier afterward, reporting higher levels of life satisfaction and lower levels of depression and anxiety. That change is equal to about 25-40% of the beneficial effect typically reported for psychotherapy

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In a tour de force of hard won reporting, the New York Times has put numerical clothing on what we’ve known about President Trump for years: He’s a haphazard businessman, human billboard and serial bankruptcy artist

The strategies pursued by South Korea, Vietnam & China are paying off. As of Nov. 1, the cumulative death rate per million is: US U.S.: 696 GB U.K.: 685 FR France: 563 vs. KR South Korea: 9 CN China: 3 VN Vietnam: 0.36 [Chart shows data correct as of Oct. 30]

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Global supply chains are breaking, borders rising within nation-states, stock exchanges are convulsing with fear, and recession looms over the global economy. The coronavirus has disrupted world order

This alarming chart illustrates the poor job the U.S. has done in containing Covid-19 compared to the European Union, a bigger region of independent countries that suffered an earlier outbreak. What is America doing wrong?

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The most misleading cliche about the coronavirus is that it treats us all the same. It doesn’t. It exacerbates preexisting conditions of inequality wherever it goes, and before long, uprisings will be one of the side effects

Let’s take a break from worrying about the apocalypse and celebrate some good news: 👴🏾We're living longer 🍊We're healthier 👧🏼Child mortality is down 💵Poverty is decreasing 📖Literacy is increasing 🔫We're killing each other less

Ebola has a 50% death rate. If you got infected, you’d most likely die. Covid-19 has a 3.4% death rate. Obviously not as bad as Ebola—but that makes it up to 34x more deadly than the seasonal flu

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