How America’s Economic Response to the Pandemic Fought in the Last War

It was the early 2010s. The global financial crisis was the subject of history books, and the recession it caused was long over. But the United States economy was still plagued by a chronic set of interrelated problems: too little spending by consumers and businesses; too little work; and very low inflation. The result was …

How Black Horror Became America’s Most Powerful Cinematic Genre

Similarly, tales of magic that portray Black figures with magic to transform and strengthen or weaken others can serve as both fascinating tales and powerful allegories about how older African belief systems could theoretically “overcome” the horrors of America’s white supremacist. systems. The men and women who knew ancient African magic and could cast it, …

The Biggest Twist in America’s Supply Chain: Not Enough Truckers

Gene Seroka, chief executive of the Port of Los Angeles, said the port told the White House in July that about 30 percent of the port’s appointments for truckers are not used every day, largely due to driver shortages. Pull loads and warehouse workers to unload goods from trucks. “We need more drivers here at …

William Conway, Who Redesigned America’s Zoos, Dies at 91

William G. Conway, an animal conservationist who redefined (but failed to rename) the Bronx Zoo and helps transform America’s urban wildlife parks into crowd-pleasing natural habitats designed to build support for endangered species around the world. He died in New York in October. Rochelle, NY was 91 years old. It was announced that he died …

‘Not Sustainable’: What America’s Port Crisis Looks Like Up Close

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Like toy blocks launched from heaven, around 80,000 shipping containers are stacked in Savannah Harbor in a variety of configurations — 50 percent more than usual. The steel boxes are waiting for ships to transport them to their final destination or for trucks to transport them to warehouses stuffed into beams. About …

Ancient Footprints Push Back the History of Human Arrival in the Americas

The ancient human footprints preserved at the site across from New Mexico’s White Sands National Park are surprisingly old. scientists have reported On Thursday, it dates back to the Ice Age, about 23,000 years ago. The results, if they continued to study, would revive the scientific debate about how humans first spread to the Americas, …

Rural America’s Roads Could Look Like Cuba in 20 Years

All these stories about Cubans keeping old American cars on the road are absolutely true. Not mandatory: Trade embargoes prevent both US cars and their parts from going to the island, and existing – both new and used – foreign cars are in good condition. financially inaccessible for everyone but the wealthiest Cubans. That’s why …

Two of America’s Leading Historians Look at the Founding of the Nation Once

And of course even the democracy they created was not very democratic. “We the People” did not include blacks, women, or even landless white men. (Nevertheless, as Wood points out, it was the most representative and participatory system in the world at the time.) But the deepest flaw was the preservation of slavery. Although the …

These maps tell the tale of two Americas: one roasted and the other soaked.

The United States, like most of the world, is getting both drier and wetter. Depends on where you live. Tropical storm in New York record rain this weekend. Caused by a heavy downpour devastating floods It destroyed homes and killed more than 20 people in central Tennessee. Still, California and most of the West were …