Latest from Philip Bump

Covid has killed more active-duty police officers than 9/11 did

It has also killed more officers than died in felonious attacks in the past four years.
  • Oct 18, 2021

A small part of the economy of a small state is poised to shape the future of the world

The coal industry employs a small fraction of West Virginians, but it is a much larger part of the state's culture.
  • Oct 18, 2021

Colin Powell’s death is a reminder that vaccination is about every person, not just one person

The former secretary of state's death of covid-19 shows the importance of limiting the spread.
  • Oct 18, 2021

New CDC data reinforces the benefits of getting vaccinated

They also reinforce that the benefits vary by age.
  • Oct 15, 2021

The middle falls out

If the Democrats lose their House majority, it may be because the winds have turned against big government action.
  • Oct 15, 2021

The Jan. 6 committee does not have time to waste

The committee established by House Democrats probably has 15 months to finish its work, which has barely started.
  • Oct 15, 2021

A newspaper informed Missouri about a website flaw. The governor accused it of ‘hacking.’

Missouri Gov. Michael Parson (R) is on course for the biggest political overstep in years.
  • Oct 14, 2021

How many thousands of people are choosing death over vaccination?

New research estimates that 90,000 preventable deaths occurred this summer.
  • Oct 14, 2021

People are getting Trump’s vote-suppression threat backward

Trump isn't threatening to exercise his power. He's trying to prove he has it.
  • Oct 14, 2021
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