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Opinion 2020-05-28T19:38:22Z
Mark Zuckerberg smiles

Facebook's algorithm is a sociopath, and Facebook management is too greedy to stop it

Facebook has known its algorithms encourage antisocial behavior for years and done little to stop it. Malice is its moneymaker.
Opinion 2020-05-28T18:14:00Z
Trump yells

Forget Twitter, the Trump campaign's frivolous lawsuits are next-level threats to the First Amendment

Trump's campaign sued a small TV station that ran an anti-Trump ad. The suit will probably fail, but bogus lawsuits can cause financial ruin.
Opinion 2020-05-28T14:30:00Z
Trump on phone

Banning Trump from Twitter would be a disservice to the public

Twitter provides greater transparency into lawmakers' thinking. That's a good thing, especially when they're metaphorically showing their rear ends.

You can vote for Joe Biden without discrediting Tara Reade

Whether or not Tara Reade's accusation is true, it is certainly credible, and people working to discredit her are telling on themselves.
Opinion 2020-05-27T18:35:00Z

We lost the war in Afghanistan — time to come home

The US has suffered thousands of losses and spent trillions of dollars in Afghanistan and has nothing to show for it.
Opinion 2020-05-26T18:05:00Z

The pandemic is hitting 'blue' America harder than 'red' America. That's dangerous.

Areas where Trump won in 2016 are viewing the coronavirus as an economic problem, while areas where Clinton won see it as a public-health issue.
Opinion 2020-05-25T13:02:00Z

The New Deal made America's racial inequality worse. We can't make the same mistake with COVID-19 economic crisis.

The federal level response to the pandemic must promote economic growth while addressing America's long-standing racial and economic disparities
Strategy 2020-05-24T16:18:00Z

COVID-19 will have a lasting impact on nurses — here's how we can be there for them, just as they've been here for us

Maureen White is the chief nursing officer at Northwell Health, which has treated the most COVID-19 patients in the US.
Opinion 2020-05-24T13:14:00Z

Americans households are about to get hit by a devastating wave of bankruptcies

As unemployment soars, so do bankruptcies. Unless creditors and Congress do something to help, it could be terrible for the US economy.
Opinion 2020-05-24T12:23:00Z

The GOP threats to end the pandemic boost to unemployment checks would cause a disaster for the US economy

The boost to unemployment insurance is scheduled to run out at the end of July. Republicans are threatening to let it expire. That'd be a mistake.
Strategy 2020-05-23T16:18:00Z
Opinion 2020-05-23T15:56:00Z

New Zealand's four-day work week, and other economics experiments inspired by COVID-19

New Zealand is using the pandemic as an excuse to try out the four-day work week. We should use COVID-19 to try creative ideas like that.
Opinion 2020-05-23T15:55:00Z

People are ripping Pompeo for holding big dinners at taxpayer expense. That's silly. It's his job.

People are attacking Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for holding dinners with donors and conservative media types, but the dinners are not a big deal.
Opinion 2020-05-23T14:18:00Z

American liquor distilleries shifted gears to help in the fight against coronavirus. Now Congress should help them.

Hundreds of distilleries around the US helped make hand sanitizer to fight the coronavirus, now these businesses need help to survive the pandemic.
Opinion 2020-05-23T13:06:00Z

Shortages of key goods during the coronavirus pandemic revealed America's dangerous dependence on foreign countries.

The pandemic exposed the dangers of US companies relying on global suppliers. Congress needs to address the problem before the threat gets worse.
Opinion 2020-05-23T12:34:00Z

Trump's ravings have either broken our brains or we're too exhausted to care

Baseless conspiracy theories out of Trumpworld barely make a ripple anymore, especially during the coronavirus pandemic.
Opinion 2020-05-22T18:00:00Z

Facebook's remote-working plan is doomed

Facebook wants more people to work from home, but there are too many career advantages for workers to give up on the office.
Opinion 2020-05-21T18:00:00Z

'Reopening' won't fix the economy. Beating the virus will.

Reopening restaurants and barber shops won't get the economy going again. Tackling the coronavirus public-health crisis will.
BI Prime Tech 2020-05-21T15:13:00Z

We'll never see another $100 billion technology Vision Fund — from SoftBank or anyone else

The $100 billion Vision Fund was supposed to disrupt the venture industry. Instead, it's proven to be a cautionary — and costly —tale.
Opinion 2020-05-21T15:06:00Z

Trump is using the coronavirus as a cover to bully the government's watchdogs into submission. It's shameful and dangerous.

Trump is using the fog of the coronavirus pandemic to wage an all-out assault on oversight, and signal to his base that he's infallible.
Opinion 2020-05-21T14:46:54Z

It's a perfect storm of stupid in the stock market right now

New investors are storming an erratic, uncertain market while all of planet Earth is desperate for a pharmaceutical breakthrough. What could go wrong?
Opinion 2020-05-21T12:23:00Z

Make 'to-go' cocktail sales permanent

Americans who make it through the coronavirus pandemic should be allowed to get alcohol delivered and as takeout for the rest of their lives.
Opinion 2020-05-20T19:26:46Z

Trump has been making life hard for Ford since 2016. His reluctance to wear a mask for a plant visit this week is just the latest example.

Trump has long been clueless about the US auto industry, which he sees as symbolic and politically useful.
Opinion 2020-05-20T18:10:00Z

Stop fudging the data!

There are reports that states are changing their coronavirus case count data. This needs to end — quickly.
Opinion 2020-05-19T20:48:48Z

Come on, Trump! Be transparent, like Obama! Open up the White House logs and let us know who's visiting you!

President Trump won a court case that will allow the White House visitors logs to stay sealed, but he should be transparent and open them up anyway.
Opinion 2020-05-19T20:24:35Z

Anti-mask zealots are confused. It's not about 'freedom.' It's about being responsible and considerate to your fellow citizens.

Hate wearing a mask? Me, too. But you should still do it for the health of your friends and neighbors.
Opinion 2020-05-19T20:19:27Z

Economic activity is starting to recover. Officially 'reopening' actually doesn't make much difference.

US economic activity is starting to recover already and it seems "reopening" actually doesn't matter much difference.
Opinion 2020-05-19T20:18:40Z

It's not so crazy for Trump to take hydroxychloroquine

Trump's decision to take hydroxychloroquine is more reasonable than it sounds as long as he consulted his doctor.
Opinion 2020-05-19T20:00:27Z

Sure, the WHO screwed up. But withdrawing from it would be a colossal mistake.

The WHO certainly made mistakes during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, but President Trump's attacks on the organization are too far.
Opinion 2020-05-19T18:10:00Z

Reopening states aren't seeing an economic boom

States that reopened early like Georgia, Texas, Colorado, and Tennessee aren't seeing any significant economic boost compared to the rest of the US.
Opinion 2020-05-18T23:03:00Z

Depression doesn't take time off for a pandemic

Depression is the wolf at the door, but the coronavirus quarantines made it a roommate. For many adults, the pandemic is harming their mental health.
Tech 2020-05-18T19:34:37Z

Giphy ruined GIFs, and Facebook ruined the internet. They're perfect for each other.

Facebook's big purchase of Giphy is a match made in heaven. Both companies made the web boring and predictable.
Opinion 2020-05-18T18:25:00Z

Good (and bad) vaccine news

Encouraging signs about one potential coronavirus vaccine from Moderna came after bad news about Oxford's potential drug.
Strategy 2020-05-18T13:00:00Z

I'm a high school principal in Hong Kong — this is what US families can expect distance learning to look like in a few months

"The government in Hong Kong closed schools in early January, meaning we're a solid couple of months further along than most American schools."
Opinion 2020-05-17T15:07:00Z

History shows firing workers during an economic crisis is a mistake

IBM decided not to lay off workers during the Great Depression and it helped them seize the moment and dominate the industry for decades.
Opinion 2020-05-17T14:17:00Z

The Trump administration has turned the idea of an impartial White House economist into a partisan farce

Economists disagree all the time, but in good faith. However, Trump White House's economists have turned their analysis into a partisan exercise.
Opinion 2020-05-17T13:34:00Z

I'm a restaurant owner and entrepreneur who helped develop Georgia's reopening guidelines. Here's what the future of the restaurant industry will look like.

The industry is going to be very different for a long time, but there's a good chance that a "restaurant renaissance" will come out of the pandemic.

How Joe Biden could blow the election

Biden could end up copying too much from Bernie Sanders or Trump could turn the pandemic to his advantage.
Opinion 2020-05-16T12:24:00Z

Losing the party conventions would hurt (seriously)

Political conventions are absurd, self-satisfied orgies of conformity and journalistic navel-gazing. And yet they still matter.
Opinion 2020-05-15T18:45:00Z

Be kind!

The pandemic may drag on, but the best way we can deal with it is to be kind to one another and do the best we can.
Opinion 2020-05-15T12:29:00Z

Coronavirus exposed the failures of America's employer-based health insurance system

Nearly 27 million Americans are losing health coverage because of the coronavirus pandemic. Employer-based healthcare is a safety net full of holes.
Strategy 2020-05-15T11:45:00Z

There's a frightening loophole in the COVID-19 treatment plan, and my 81-year-old father and thousands of other elderly patients have fallen through it

Masks, six-foot distances, and hand-washing means nothing if positive patients are being released into the general population.
Opinion 2020-05-14T18:00:00Z

'The party of permanent lockdowns'

Trump is spinning the reopening in his political favor. Democrats need a smart reopening plan, or the GOP will paint them as the party of lockdowns.
Opinion 2020-05-14T14:12:11Z

The hit to the US economy from the coronavirus could stick around for years after the pandemic is over

In order to prevent GDP growth from being trapped on a slower path, Congress needs to step up and get aid to state governments and to Americans.
Opinion 2020-05-14T12:38:03Z

Trump's lifelong devotion to cronyism is getting people killed

Trump's penchant for cronyism kept him insulated from reality as a businessman, but now he's president and there's no hiding from the coronavirus.
Opinion 2020-05-13T18:10:00Z

Of course Republicans will pass another stimulus bill (but they have to grumble first)

Republicans will agree to another pandemic rescue package, but it may not look exactly like the House Democrats' $3 trillion relief package.
Opinion 2020-05-13T12:31:37Z

Trump's plan to get through coronavirus comes straight from the Soviet playbook

When authoritarians don't like reality, they just create their own. Sometimes that works for Donald Trump. Let's see if it works for the coronavirus.
Opinion 2020-05-12T18:05:00Z

There is no American exceptionalism. The pandemic proves it.

The coronavirus pandemic has proved that the idea of American exceptionalism is over. We need to realize this.
Opinion 2020-05-12T15:50:11Z

American workers are being hung out to dry during the pandemic

Frontline workers are being needlessly exposed to COVID-19. Neither the Trump administration nor the top worker-safety watchdog are protecting them.
Opinion 2020-05-11T23:19:35Z

After a horrific month in which nearly 21 million Americans lost their jobs, why is the stock market still going up?

Investors think that, even though the unemployment numbers look bad, the US economy has hit bottom already and will get better from here.
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