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Analysis & Opinions - The Washington Post

‘Weimar America’? The Trump Show Is No Cabaret

| Sep. 06, 2020

“Life is a cabaret, old chum,” sang Sally Bowles in the musical based on Christopher Isherwood’s “Berlin Stories.” I suspect the movie version of “Cabaret,” which won Liza Minnelli the Oscar for best actress, is the nearest older Americans ever got to the Weimar Republic.

Still, it’s not a bad place to start, if you want to talk Weimar and its relevance to Donald Trump’s America.

Analysis & Opinions - The Boston Globe

Predictions and Punts: A Retrospective Scoring of this Column

| May 29, 2020

It has been nearly four and a half years since I began writing this column, which works out at roughly 240,000 words altogether. As these will be my last words in these pages, it’s time to look back and take stock. If part of your job is to be a pundit then, as the University of Pennsylvania political scientist Philip Tetlock argues in “Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction,” you need to keep score.

Dr. Drew Miller, right, talks with respiratory therapist Jade Carabajal-Richter, center, and registered nurse Kevin Hoover after checking on a COVID-19 patient at Kearny County Hospital in Lakin, Kansas. 

AP Photo/Charlie Riedel

Analysis & Opinions - Yahoo News

Coronavirus Response a ‘Massive Policy Screwup’ But Not Trump’s Fault

| May 28, 2020

The U.S. response to the novel coronavirus divides many Americans along partisan lines. Democrats criticize President Donald Trump for a mismanaged response with grave consequences, and Republicans defend him, downplaying the need for social distancing and measures that ensure it.

Pedestrians wear protective masks as they walk in Times Square during the coronavirus pandemic, Saturday, May 23, 2020, in New York.

AP Photo/Frank Franklin II

Analysis & Opinions - Jewish World Review

Dim Lights, Big City

| May 26, 2020

For anyone past the age of retirement, 2020 has been the year of the village. Cities have been risky — the excess mortality rates from COVID-19 are higher for London than for England, much higher for Madrid than Spain, and vastly higher for New York than for the United States.