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omicron
omicron
Is Omicron a New Wave or a Parallel Pandemic?
If the new variant is spreading preferentially among the vaccinated, it may not mean much for the future course of the pandemic.
covid-19
covid-19
What We Do and Don’t Know About the Omicron Variant
The variant is now the most common strain in the U.S. and appears well on its way to becoming dominant worldwide.
court appearances
court appearances
Ghislaine Maxwell Will Spend Her 60th Birthday in Jail
Her fate is still up in the air, and jurors have gone home for a long weekend.
politics
politics
Ted Cruz (Mistakenly) Touts His 2024 Presidential Odds
The senator noted that “historically the runner-up is almost always the next nominee.” It’s a common but untrue hypothesis.
covid-19
covid-19
What to Know About the New COVID-19 Antiviral Pills
The FDA has issued an emergency use authorization for the Pfizer treatment, which will be available by the end of the year.
politics
politics
Thanks for Freezing Student Loan Payments. Now Cancel the Debt.
The president can’t evade this problem forever.
covid-19
covid-19
Where to Get Home COVID Tests and Why They’re So Hard to Find
Biden said free home COVID tests won’t be available until January. Here are your current options, where to buy them, and why they’re often sold out.
joe manchin
joe manchin
Could Joe Manchin Really Switch Parties?
The senator may become a Republican one day, but giving up the enormous leverage he holds over Democrats right now makes little sense.
covid-19
covid-19
One Out of 105 New Yorkers Tested Positive for COVID Last Week
New data shows COVID cases in New York City — likely fueled by the Omicron variant — spread with astonishing speed last week.
movies
movies
How The Matrix’s Red Pill Became the Internet’s Delusional Drug of Choice
It’s inspired a whole pharmacy’s worth of memes and cyberideologies — some playful, some hateful.
omicron
omicron
Biden Can Fight Omicron Without Ruining Christmas
The president has several untapped tools for containing the virus without impinging on the median voter’s personal liberty or sense of normalcy.
omicron
omicron
CityMD Closes Some NYC Locations at Worst Possible Time
Staffing shortages are to blame, the company says.
politics
politics
The Truth About Joe Manchin
He says he has to explain his opposition to “the people.” That’s not who he’s serving.
omicron
omicron
The Great American Testing Crunch
How it happened, what to do about it, and when it might end.
covid-19
covid-19
What We Know About Omicron in New York
The worrisome new variant is believed to be fueling a record-breaking spike in new COVID-19 cases among New Yorkers.
republicans
republicans
Will the ‘Post-Trump Era’ Ever Begin?
Considering a potential retirement over Senate leadership, Republican John Thune may be realizing that politics after Trump is actually far away.
census bureau
census bureau
New York State Population Fell by Over 300,000 This Year
Census data shows that the Empire State had the largest population loss of any state, as U.S. population growth slowed to a crawl during the pandemic.
joe manchin
joe manchin
What Do Progressives Hope to Gain From Bashing Manchin?
The idea that Democrats can take Manchin to the woodshed back home in West Virginia betrays a very poor understanding of that state’s Trumpy politics.
covid
covid
White House Decides to Send Free COVID Tests to Americans After All
Better late than never.
2022 midterms
2022 midterms
California May Help Democrats Curb 2022 Losses
The results of the Golden State’s redistricting process could endanger GOP incumbents, offsetting Democrats’ expected U.S. House losses.
first feline
first feline
I’ll Believe We’re Getting a White House Cat When I See It
My president told me we were getting a cat. All I have right now is a new puppy and more promises.
joe manchin
joe manchin
The Democratic Agenda Dies of Delusions
Manchin’s views are fallacious and classist. But they’ve also been crystal clear, and the Democratic leadership willfully ignored them.
games
games
Professional Sports Are Learning to Live With COVID. We’re Next.
The Omicron variant demands a more nimble approach to the virus.
january 6
january 6
Gina. Rosanne. Guy.
What three January 6 insurrectionists wanted — and what they lost.
covid-19
covid-19
Omicron Is Now the Dominant Variant in the United States
The strain accounted for 73 percent of new cases last week, according to the CDC.