August 18, 2020

Opinion

Opinion: In Space, the Door Is Open — Now What?

The success of SpaceX’s human-crewed Dragon capsule, along with three ambitious Mars missions from the UAE, China and the United States, has brought everyone on Earth some hopeful and inspiring news. With each of those efforts, new achievements were made and excitement for the future of the space economy is growing. As great as making

International

Japan’s economy shrinks at record rate, slammed by pandemic

Japan’s economy shrank at annual rate of 27.8% in April-June, the worst contraction on record, as the coronavirus pandemic slammed consumption and trade, according to government data released Monday. The Cabinet Office reported that Japan’s preliminary seasonally adjusted real gross domestic product, or GDP, the sum of a nation’s goods and services, fell 7.8% quarter

Politics

WHAT TO WATCH: Democrats open a new kind of convention

The Democratic Party will convene, sort of, amid a pandemic that has upended the usual pomp and circumstance of presidential nominating conventions. Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez will be in Milwaukee, which he’d chosen as the 2020 convention host city. But presidential candidate Joe Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris, won’t be. Nor

National

The fastest economic recovery in U.S. history

Under President Trump, America built the strongest economy the world has ever seen. The stock market broke records, the unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level in half a century, and income inequality fell as blue-collar jobs returned to our country. Then, as a pandemic from China spread across the globe, President Trump made the

Opinion

Opinion: Budget Busting Politicians Need to Reverse Course

There was a meme that was forwarded around social media toward the beginning of the of stay-at-home orders. The purpose was to communicate that we are not just attempting to work from home, but attempting to manage our careers during a global pandemic. I am a working mom of two young children who need hours

COVID-19

Slow COVID-19 test results prevent effective contract tracing, health expert says

Arizona has failed to conduct robust contact tracing, which was considered a vital tool to slowing the spread of COVID-19 and proved effective in other parts of the world, public health experts say. And it’s not just Arizona. Contact tracing has “largely failed in the United States” because of long waits for test results and

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