At the height of a pandemic that has torn through America’s communities of colour with particular ferocity, health officials are engaged in a fraught exercise in fairness: how to nudge communities of colour toward the front of the line for scarce vaccines while pretending that race and ethnicity hav
Though US President Donald Trump has got only less than 10 days left in office, his administration marked last Wednesday one of the most significant environmental rollbacks accomplished in his term by auctioning off oil and gas leases in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
2021 may not see an increase in interest rates globally, as central banks are set to spend this year maintaining their ultra-easy monetary policies to steer away from last year’s coronavirus-inflicted recession.
In the thousands of books certain to be written about President Donald Trump, the first chapters will almost surely begin with the climax, his last days in office, his refusal to concede electoral defeat in time and a rally that led to a riot, a Washington, DC, horror show.
President-elect Joe Biden will get the Democratic Congress he sought after his party’s stunning success in Georgia, but his expansive legislative agenda on issues such as healthcare and climate change cannot be assured a smooth ride.