Latest from Jose A. Del Real

They’re worried their mom is becoming a conspiracy theorist. She thinks they’re the ones living in a fantasy world.

A family struggles with truth and trust in a country divided by disinformation.
  • Mar 12, 2021

Life amid the ruins of QAnon: ‘I wanted my family back’

An epidemic of conspiracy, fanned by social media and self-serving politicians, is tearing families apart.
  • Feb 23, 2021

The Trump presidency was marked by battles over truth itself. Those aren’t over.

Scholars say susceptibility to false beliefs and conspiracy theories preceded President Trump and will extend well beyond him.
  • Jan 18, 2021

‘Latinx’ hasn’t even caught on among Latinos. It never will.

The term is an English-language contrivance, not a real gesture at gender inclusivity.
  • Dec 18, 2020

As the pandemic tears through California, some counties begin shutdowns

The main concern now among officials is the health-care system’s capacity.
  • Dec 4, 2020

Vaccines offer hope for end to pandemic, but brutal months lie ahead

By early next year, there could be more than a million doses administered every day in the U.S. But it will take time to change the trajectory of the epidemic.
  • Dec 3, 2020

U.K. authorizes Pfizer coronavirus vaccine as U.S. hospitalizations, daily cases reach record high

Medical authorities said the vaccine would be available in Britain within the week.
  • Dec 2, 2020

Health-care workers will be vaccinated first. For now, they’re handling a surge in hospitalizations.

Nearly 100,000 people in the United States were hospitalized with covid-19 on Tuesday.
  • Dec 1, 2020

Arizona’s political transformation began long before Biden was on the ballot

Joe Biden’s strength in the onetime conservative stronghold was facilitated by a decade of organizing by Mexican American activists and the support of independent voters.
  • Nov 7, 2020

Democrats lose ground with Latino voters in Florida and Texas, underscoring outreach missteps

The range of Latino communities has often been taken for granted and misunderstood by Democrats
  • Nov 4, 2020