The American people – at least those who don’t watch Fox News – are learning the depths of the false and misleading information some Fox News hosts have been spewing. Now that #FoxNewsLiedAsPeopleDied trends on Twitter they’re finding out even more. On Friday “The Daily Show” posted this video of Fox News’ top stars and [
As everyday life remained heavily curtailed under shutdowns, political disagreements in Washington continued to stall economic relief, heightening anxiety for investors already alarmed about the coronavirus pandemic's toll on the global economy.
The coronavirus pandemic has been unprecedented in its scope and duration, as has our response to it. The economy stands still while millions of people file for unemployment, our healthcare system is working overtime to prevent an exhaustion of resources, and our lawmakers are struggling to find ways to provide immediate relief while minimizing long-term damage.
In 2009, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus were childhood friends living in Ohio and working hard toward achieving the American dream. They had corporate jobs making six figures, suburban houses, and plenty of stuff. But it wasn’t all perfect: They also struggled with debt, addiction, and exhaustion. In the fall of that year, Millburn’s mother died, and his marriage fell apart. He started to realize that he was unhappy and unhealthy. “I wasn’t living the Dream,” he later wrote. “I was...
Coronavirus in Context is a weekly newsletter where we bring you facts that matter about the COVID-19 pandemic and the technology trying to stop its spread. You can subscribe here. As I mentioned during last week’s Big Spam takeover, I’m Tristan. I write for TNW and I’m the editor of Neural, but lately my job’s been all about COVID-19. I don’t know how you’re feeling, but my mental health isn’t exactly peak right now. I’m stressed out, a little worried, and quite anxious. And I’m not alone. The...
I’ve been telecommuting for decades, so for me sheltering in place isn’t remotely the burden it is for a lot of Americans. But it does make the job of following politics more difficult for two reasons. First, to a certain degree, politics are on lockdown, too. To the extent that the Democratic primaries are in
The coronavirus has provoked a radical shift in policy for the Morrison government, with historic stimulus packages, and a dramatic expansion our welfare system. In this episode of Full Story, political editor Katharine Murphy explores how Covid-19 has shifted Australian politics, and what the political landscape could look like after the crisis has passed
The less agile and adaptive a society is, the more severe its impotence in a crisis