When it came to solving the crisis, progressive policies took a back seat to the institutions and forces that actually got the job done.
These victims are the products of this pandemic and our response, public and private, to it.
The toll surpassed the previous high set in April, several weeks after much of the U.S. shut down businesses in response to the virus.
The post-election craziness takes a darker and more dangerous turn.
Employers have recovered 12.1 million of the 22 million jobs originally lost in March and April at the start of the pandemic.