There’s a bleak interpretation, a hopeful one and something in-between. There’s merit in all of them.

What to make of it? Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Could the most consequential member of the Biden cabinet be the secretary of Transportation?

The future secretary of Transportation and his preferred mode of transportation (as of November 2019). Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images North America

Stimulus payments of $2,000 will be a big boost to those that need it, and won’t do any harm to the economy. Most of all, it’s politically savvy.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked a vote on a proposal for $2,000 stimulus checks, but it’s not dead yet. Photo: Bloomberg

The iPhone maker has more than enough capital and R&D to make a splash in the auto business

Tim Cook, soldiering on. Photo: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images North America

It would be hard on the company’s managers, but not on consumers or society

Photo: Brett Jordan

Before Trump, outgoing presidents — and even an incoming one — mainly acted out with remarkably personal slights

John Adams. Image: Library of Congress

Think about fees, security and customer service access

Photo: Bloomberg

Beat the pandemic blues by investing in exercise, experiences and other people’s well-being

Photo: Christophe Maertens

How much the U.S. economy would be helped by forgiving college debt is a matter for debate

Photo: Charles DeLoye

Hindsight shows that the Cares Act saved the U.S. economy, and how badly the country needs another round of bipartisan statesmanship

Photo: Once more with feeling. Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg

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