Ode to American Toilet Paper

Ode to American Toilet Paper

A few weeks into the lockdown, let’s assess where we are. First, we’re all germophobes now. Handshakes are so yesterday. We’re caught up on “Tiger King” episodes on Netflix. We appreciate Amazon same-day delivery now that most orders take a…

Emerging-Market Economies Brace for Coronavirus Hit

MEXICO CITY—After slamming developed economies in Asia, Europe and North America, the coronavirus pandemic is coming for economies across the developing world. Economic output in emerging markets is forecast to fall 1.5% this year, the first decline since reliable records…

A Film Showdown to Substitute for Sports

A Film Showdown to Substitute for Sports

The Covid-19 pandemic has robbed us of so much this year, not least March Madness. Under normal circumstances, many Americans would be watching the NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship Monday night. Alas, live sports are gone, but not the desire…

A Tax Break for Coronavirus-Hit States

A Tax Break for Coronavirus-Hit States

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 placed a $10,000 cap on the amount of state and local taxes that taxpayers could deduct from their federal taxable income. The SALT cap effectively raised the taxes of millions of Americans…

What Jihadists Are Saying About the Coronavirus

What Jihadists Are Saying About the Coronavirus

Jihadist groups are closely following the spread of the new coronavirus. In their publications and on social media their members post analyses, threats and even sanitary guidelines. Counterterrorism officials should monitor these communications for a window into their thinking. Jihadists…

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