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The collapse of employment was not inevitable. It is instead a disastrous failure of public policy that has caused immediate harm to the lives of millions of Americans, and that is likely to leave a lasting mark on their future and on our society.

We urgently need more data on the coronavirus, @CharlesMBlow  writes. "We need to know if what we are seeing in these early data from majority-black cities is a pattern or not."

Some people are giving New Orleans a hard time about having Mardi Gras, writes @MauriceRuffin . "But Louisiana didn’t yet have a single confirmed case of the new coronavirus."

Some people want to intentionally infect themselves with coronavirus. Epidemiologist Greta Bauer can confirm: That’s a horrible idea.

"Congress has passed three coronavirus packages," writes Senator@elizabethforma . "But with more than 12,000 dead and 10 million out of work, the scale of this tragedy demands we do much more."

"We’ve got the candidates for the 2020 presidential race, people. Now all we have to do is make sure we have an election," writes @gailcollins . 

Epidemiologists like Dr. Greta Bauer are starting to field a remarkable question: Would people be better off if they just contracted the virus and got it over with?

True leadership requires knowing that we’re all in this together and can only conquer it together. The European Union has made a slow start, but it still has a chance, and the means, to live up to its name.

Many small and struggling companies funded by venture capitalists are trying to decide if applying for government stimulus money is a good idea, writes @karaswisher 

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A shift manager at a McDonald’s restaurant in Kansas City, Mo., asks why a company that earned $5.3 billion last year can’t guarantee paid sick leave for all of its workers.

There is no choice for those who cherish freedom but to support the protests in Hong Kong, as a bill pending in the United States Congress does

The survivors and family members of mass shootings have a message for the leaders of our nation.

"I joined Nike because I wanted to be the best female athlete, ever. Instead, I was emotionally and physically abused by a system designed by Alberto and endorsed by Nike," says Mary Cain.

Happy Birthday, Facebook! 15 years today — and what a rollercoaster it has been. We created a friendship anniversary video for Mark Zuckerberg to mark the day.

Breaking: The New York Times's editorial board has endorsed two candidates @amyklobuchar  and @SenWarren ) for the Democratic presidential primary. #TheWeeklyNYT 

It's not a crime to criticize the president. That’s why we fought a revolution against a mad king.

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