Even if Trump were the kind of guy who could learn from his mistakes, it’s too late.
Republicans have sacralized selfishness, hurting their own political prospects by insisting on the right to act selfishly even when it hurts others.
Doing what was necessary to bring the coronavirus under control would have been annoying, but entirely feasible.
Trump has, with his words and actions — notably his refusal to wear a mask — encouraged and empowered America’s anti-rational streak.
A bit of good news is all too likely to encourage the usual suspects to end that life support too soon, with dire effects just...
Weigh carefully the costs of deaths and illness against economic benefits of reopening.
Everybody makes mistakes, and nobody likes admitting having been wrong. But facing up to past mistakes is a crucial aspect of leadership.
Virus denial could backfire badly on Republicans in a matter of months.