John Matisonn | New York is back - but, from Florida, Trump cracks the whip

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While US President Joe Biden was preoccupied with Covid-19 and the rest of his ambitious agenda, much of the rest of Washington was preoccupied with Liz Cheney, who is likely to lose her position as the most senior woman in the Republican Party's national leadership next week, writes John Matisonn.

New York is back! Traffic is snarling. Lunch reservations need to be made early. Theatres have opened their ticketing offices, and hotels are taking bookings. 

Elsewhere in America, businesses are hiring, and parts of the economy are surging. But not everyone is back. Unemployment remains higher than before the pandemic, 580 000 Americans have died of Covid-19, and deaths from the virus still occur every day.

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