Rethinking government debt

“It will cost us dearly,” said US President Joe Biden when he announced earlier this month his proposed American Rescue Plan, which has a price tag of US$1.9 trillion (S$2.5 trillion). This will come on the heels of the US$920

Opinion | Has China Done Too Well Against Covid-19?

Jan. 23 was the anniversary of the lockdown in Wuhan, the first coronavirus lockdown anywhere in the world, and ahead of the occasion, the Chinese government ramped up efforts to showcase its triumph over that initial deadly outbreak. Within weeks

Opinion | Capturing the Quiet Inauguration

After January 6, the capital welcomed a solemn and safe transfer of power. Credit… Supported by Photographs by Damon Winter Text by Shawn McCreesh Mr. Winter is a staff photographer on assignment in Opinion. Mr. McCreesh is an editorial assistant

A Vaccine Road Trip

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. The Biden administration has a huge amount of work to do to get the virus under control. I took a 1,600-mile road trip this week that has left

Your Friday Briefing

Europe takes new measures against the variant. By Melina Delkic Good morning. We’re covering new mask rules in Europe, Biden’s moves to fight climate change and harsh detention conditions for asylum seekers in Australia. New mask rules in Europe As

Inside the Capitol Attack

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. News accounts of the Capitol attack — many based on videos taken by rioters — are offering new details. It’s hard to think of another crime that the

Opinion | Images From the Capitol Under Siege

On both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue, there is much bustle and churn, as lawmakers, administration officials and staff members — both incoming and outgoing — work toward a smooth transition of power in Washington. Ordinarily, there are endless meetings and