Fears of looming totalitarianism are unfounded, despite some valid concerns about new COVID-19 laws.
Incarcerated Americans have been tasked with washing hospital laundry, manufacturing protective equipment, disinfecting cleaning supplies and digging mass graves.
National emergencies allow for the purest expressions of sovereign power, testing the government’s commitment to human rights. Some leaders are failing the coronavirus test, experts say.
History is full of examples of despots making use of emergency powers to manipulate citizens, which is why states must act responsibly in times of crisis.
The federal government has declared a state of emergency over COVID-19. Two public health scholars explain what that means.