While these past few weeks have brought fear, uncertainty and isolation, we all owe the people risking their health for our benefit more than we can imagine.

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Airports around the world have become parking lots for grounded planes. The last time this many aircraft were idle was after the terrorist attacks of September 11 2001. Today’s near-shutdown of commercial aviation caused by the coronavirus is worse. It is likely to last much longer than the …

When sirens sound and storm clouds threaten, folks head to their basements or severe weather shelters. They don’t stand around scoffing at a tornado’s imminent danger because statistics show that far more people die each year from heart disease, cancer or car accidents than twisters.

The race for the Democratic nomination could not have changed more dramatically in less than a week. Gone is the fear or presumption – depending on one’s view – that Sen. Bernie Sanders was on course to a November matchup against President Trump. Gone are the candidacies of Tom Steyer, Pete …

Fear can be contagious. The world needs a co-ordinated economic response to the fast-spreading strain of the coronavirus, not only to address the disruption to finance, commerce and industry directly but also to reassure the public and restore confidence.

Nobody wants to see a global pandemic that will strike billions and kill millions. But, if it happened, it might finally drive home the point that universal access to health care – in whatever form and by whatever means – is not an act of charity.

Pete Buttigieg put it best. Summing up the Democratic presidential race at Wednesday’s debate in Las Vegas, the ex-mayor from Indiana said of Bernie Sanders and Michael Bloomberg: “We shouldn’t have to choose between one candidate who wants to burn this party down and one who wants to buy th…

Iran’s election on Friday was a blow to moderates, a disappointment for conservative rulers and bad news for the region too. The result was largely ordained before anyone could cast a ballot. Hardliners appear to have swept the parliamentary contest – taking all 30 seats in Tehran – because …

President Trump’s campaign to purge the government of anyone not blindly loyal to him continued Wednesday with the appointment of Richard Grenell as acting director of national intelligence. Mr. Grenell, who currently serves as ambassador to Germany, is manifestly unqualified for the job, ev…

China has a new hero. Li Wenliang was one of eight doctors who tried to sound the alarm at the end of December about a new illness spreading quickly in the city of Wuhan. Instead of listening to the doctors, though, authorities silenced them and lost precious time to contain what we now know…

President Trump waited barely 48 hours after his acquittal by the U.S. Senate to exact revenge against witnesses who gave sworn testimony to Congress about the administration’s withholding of military assistance to Ukraine. The retaliation was raw, in the open and reminiscent of the purges s…

Senate Republicans’ dutiful vote to acquit President Trump on impeachment charges Wednesday was not the exoneration the president and his defenders desperately want. Rank partisanship and a sham trial decided the verdict before it was rendered, robbing it of its power to clear Trump of abusi…

Donald Trump’s Arab-Israeli peace plan rests upon the absurdity of the Palestinians accepting a state in name alone. Since 1993’s Oslo accords, hope had been kindled that a “Palestine” could be created from most of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, with its capital in East Jerusalem. The Trump a…

Alas, no one ever lost money betting on the cynicism of today’s congressional Republicans. On Friday evening, Republican senators voted in near lock step to block testimony from any new witnesses or the production of any new documents, a vote that was tantamount to an acquittal of the impeac…

As the Senate moves toward pivotal votes on witnesses and the articles of impeachment, Republican senators who decide that Donald Trump’s shakedown of Ukraine was sleazy, but not worth removing him from office, still have a problem. They risk angering a president who insists his actions were…

Fay Waldman survived Auschwitz. She survived because Josef Mengele, the depraved Nazi doctor, decided on her arrival at the concentration camp that she shouldn’t die. “I will never forget his lifting his black-leather gloved hand and pointing which way we should go, to the labor camp or to t…

President Trump gave two gifts Friday to the antiabortion movement, which, not in the least bit coincidentally, is a constituency he’s counting on to help him win in November. One was his appearance at the annual March for Life rally in Washington, making him the first sitting president ever…

As news spreads about the coronavirus outbreak in China, airports will begin to look more like hospital wards.

We kicked off the 2020 legislative session last week at the Statehouse. It’s an honor to continue serving you as your state representative and working to improve the quality of life in our community. This is a “short session,” which lasts until early March. This is the session we consider bi…

Just a few years ago, an aircraft-industry expert envisioning a possible “game over” future for Boeing would have been inconceivable.

Once upon a time in Hollywood, there was a slate of Oscar nominations populated by directors and performers of reasonably diverse ethnic backgrounds and genders. Alas, that was in 2018. And again in 2019. But the fairy tale did not come true again on Monday, when the Academy of Motion Pictur…

Recently, the old joke that the orange construction barrel is Indiana’s state flower has been told with unprecedented frequency around the Hoosier state. The proliferation of orange and white that motorists encounter across all 92 counties in our state is a visual confirmation of a historic …

It is indeed a “good thing for all parties concerned and a good thing for the world,” as President Donald Trump said Wednesday, that “Iran appears to be standing down.”

The escalating confrontation between the United States and Iran paused on Wednesday, which, as President Trump put it, “is a good thing for all parties concerned.” Having demonstrated that it can strike Iraqi bases where U.S. troops are deployed with precision, Iran announced that it had “co…

Like it or not, Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden and his son Hunter have been dragged into President Donald Trump’s sleazy arms-for-dirt dealings with Ukraine. Biden can’t control that, but he can control how he handles questions about the matter. His responses haven’t been a g…

Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani was an implacable enemy of the United States who was responsible for hundreds of American deaths, as well as countless atrocities in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and elsewhere. His death in a drone strike was being cheered Friday by U.S. allies and progressive forces across…