Latest from David Von Drehle
  • Opinion

How a generation of 1930s rocketeers led us to unlock the secrets of Mars

Perseverance is more than a catchy name for a rover; it’s a one-word summation of the JPL culture.
  • Feb 26, 2021
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The death of Elijah McClain was a scandal of incuriosity

A new report raises the question: Why were police officials so uninterested in this case?
  • Feb 23, 2021
  • Opinion

What 500,000 covid-19 deaths means

Approximately one death for every minute of a miserable year.
  • Feb 19, 2021
  • Opinion

This Texas weather is a chilling reminder about our battered power grid

The nation’s electrical network is vulnerable to bad weather — and cyberattack.
  • Feb 16, 2021
  • Opinion

We must find space to celebrate the joy and genius of Chick Corea

The Grammy-winning jazz pianist died on Tuesday at age 79.
  • Feb 12, 2021
  • Opinion

George Shultz wasn’t perfect. But he understood the imperfect human condition.

That’s what made him a great statesman.
  • Feb 9, 2021
  • Opinion

The death penalty is in the death throes

After decades of executions, it’s clear capital punishment is not practical.
  • Feb 5, 2021
  • Opinion

Henry Aaron did as much as anyone to redeem the South

As the baseball icon would say, “just keep swinging.”
  • Jan 22, 2021
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History shows there’s no right way to swear in a president. Just get it done.

History cares that the power of the presidency is transferred and the nation moves forward.
  • Jan 19, 2021
  • Opinion

After the Capitol riot, remembering the power of nonviolence

MLK Jr.’s ideas and example will be remembered by time.
  • Jan 15, 2021