Several years ago, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez released an overview of the Green New Deal that mentioned guaranteeing “economic security” for people who are “unable or unwilling to work.” When conservative critics noticed those last three words, they pounced. Fox News waxed poetic about the “dignity of work” and Breitbart sneered at the “self-described Democratic Socialist” whose […]

This article is published in partnership with TexasTribune.org. As many Texas universities take the extraordinary step of canceling or significantly reducing spring break during the pandemic, some schools are hosting on-campus events and continuing the weeklong break in March despite concerns about college students using the time to travel and […]

It is not too late to cancel your Christmas plans. Your holiday hangouts. Your annual end-of-the-year, multifamily, multigenerational bonanzas. This is a reminder, a plea, an entreaty tossed in the wind with the hope it snags onto a wintry branch of your consciousness and clings there. I say this because […]

Airlines have canceled upward of 600 flight after the parts of Northeast received a foot of snow or more with additional precipitation expected to fall through Thursday morning. Snow fell from northern Virginia to parts of New England on Wednesday. It carried on north into the evening, sustaining a storm […]

With coronavirus deaths surpassing 2,700 yesterday nationwide, and some hospitals overflowing, states and cities are taking matters into their own hands and instituting mitigation measures—one in a big way. “It’s time to cancel everything,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti yesterday. “The data is nothing short of alarming in the […]

Thomas Pallini/Business Insider A surge in COVID-19 cases across the US is encouraging would-be travelers to cancel their holiday flights. Four major US airlines have eliminated change and cancel fees permanently, while others have travel waivers to make it easier to cancel when plans change. Most airlines won’t offer a […]

Airline passengers reconsidering their holiday plans can take advantage of new policies offered by most major airlines. MARTIN SYLVEST/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP/Getty A surge in COVID-19 cases across the US is encouraging would-be travelers to cancel their holiday flights. Four major US airlines have eliminated change and cancel fees permanently, while others […]

A safe Thanksgiving during a pandemic is possible, but health experts know their advice is as tough to swallow as dry turkey: Stay home. Don’t travel. If you must gather, do it outdoors. With a fall surge of coronavirus infections gripping the U.S., many Americans are forgoing tradition and getting […]

The coronavirus pandemic has thrown Michigan’s colleges and universities for a loop this semester. As many schools canceled fall break and told their students to finish the semester virtually after Thanksgiving, administrators have begun planning schedules for the winter 2021 semester. At schools like Central Michigan University, Grand Valley State […]

CLOSE What I’m Hearing: How NFL stadium construction companies are dealing with the coronavirus. USA TODAY Even as the housing market booms, the outlook for the construction of shops, office buildings, hotels and other commercial structures has grown bleaker. And that could mean less economic activity and job growth as […]

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View of Punta Ballena street in Magaluf, Baleares, Spain: EPA All travellers from Spain to the UK must self-isolate at home for two weeks, the Department for Transport (DfT) has announced. In addition, the Foreign Office says Spain poses “an unacceptably high risk for British travellers,” and now advises against […]

View of Punta Ballena street in Magaluf, Baleares, Spain: EPA All travellers from Spain to the UK must self-isolate at home for two weeks, the Department for Transport (DfT) has announced. In addition, the Foreign Office says Spain poses “an unacceptably high risk for British travellers,” and now advises against […]