Some Election-Related Sites Still Run on Software Older Than Many High Schoolers

March 4, 2020 - 3:43am

The Richmond, Virginia, website that tells people where to vote and publishes election results runs on a 17-year-old operating system. Software used by election-related sites in Johnston County, North Carolina, and the town of Barnstable, Massachusetts, had reached its expiration date, making security updates no longer available.

Sanders Will Likely Win Super Tuesday. The Question Is How Badly Biden Loses.

March 4, 2020 - 2:53am

Joe Biden has had a nice couple of days for himself. His big win in the South Carolina primary — Biden’s first such victory in three presidential attempts — at least temporarily revived his sagging nomination hopes. His allies in the media have been celebrating, and his large donors have returned to the fold, at least for now.

US Is Not Prepared for Coronavirus. We Need a Massive Expansion of Health Care.

March 4, 2020 - 2:25am

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is in its very early stages in the United States so it is too early to predict its full impacts. The World Health Organization reports that COVID-19 has stricken more than 90,000 people around the world, killing nearly 3,110 and has spread to at least 62 countries. The global march of COVID-19 looks unstoppable.