Special Report

The COVID-19 pandemic is, first and foremost, a public health crisis. However, the harm the virus has wrought extends far beyond public health. The U.S. economy has been devastated — and...
Samuel Stebbins, Grant Suneson
Women all over the world have a longer life expectancy than men, according to the World Health Organization. It’s no different in the United States, where the average life expectancy at birth for...
Hristina Byrnes
Since late March, Congress has approved over $3 trillion in relief funds. The aid has been disbursed to state governments, individuals, and businesses through four aid packages: an $8 billion measure...
Thomas C. Frohlich
Despite health experts’ warning of the dangers of reopening the economy too soon, some states have allowed stay-at-home orders to expire, and every state has lifted at least some restrictions on...
Hristina Byrnes
The number of diagnosed COVID-19 cases in the United States now exceeds 1.5 million, with more than 93,000 reported deaths. By several measures, including the number of active infections and the...
Thomas C. Frohlich
The United States has had over 1.5 million confirmed coronavirus cases across the country. While the virus has spread to every corner of the country, infections have largely been concentrated in a...
Grant Suneson
The latest weekly jobless claims figures were released on May 21. Once again, over 2 million Americans filed for unemployment insurance, marking the ninth straight week at least 2 million Americans...
Michael B. Sauter
There have been over 1.5 million confirmed coronavirus cases and over 94,000 deaths as of May 21, but the rate of spread of the coronavirus appears to be slowing in some parts of the country. The...
Grant Suneson
Most chronic conditions have symptoms. They may be mild and vague but they often appear. Sometimes, however, a disease is silent and shows no signs until it’s reached an advanced stage. This is why...
Hristina Byrnes
While almost every part of the country has been affected in some way by COVID-19, some parts have been hit much harder. As of May 19, there have been about 470 confirmed cases of coronavirus for...
Michael B. Sauter
While almost every part of the country has been affected in some way by COVID-19, some parts have been hit much harder. As of May 19, there have been about 470 confirmed cases of coronavirus for...
Michael B. Sauter
This Monday, May 25, is Memorial Day, so named because it is the day we remember those  who died in war defending the United States. It was once a day observed by introspection and solemnity in...
John Harrington
Streaming services have in many cases become the premiere platforms for today’s most acclaimed new series. They also offer viewers access to some of the most beloved shows from years past....
Charles B. Stockdale, John Harrington
While streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu are great for binge-watching the latest miniseries, they can also be a great resource for classic films. And with many areas of the country...
Charles B. Stockdale, John Harrington, Grant Suneson
There have now been more than 1.5 million reported cases of the coronavirus in the United States, and more than 90,000 Americans have died from the illness as of May 19. No other nation has reached...
Grant Suneson