Allen Abel

Allen Abel has been writing for a living since the age of Linotype machines and molten lead. Now he has a 11-year-old daughter with her own iPhone.
The Argentine black and white tegu can grow as long as 130 cm and eats just about anything (Photograph by Nicole Craine)

The stubborn, scaly, fork-tongued menace plaguing America. (No, the other one.)

Allen Abel takes a trip to Georgia to look for the Argentine tegu. They’re big, fast and have a penchant for eating just about anything.
Mike Mack, manager of the K-S Department Store, 4105 Ave D , Brooklyn (Photograph by Idris Talib Solomon)

In pandemic-ravaged Brooklyn, surviving is striving

The New York City borough, long a home to America’s strivers, became an epicentre of the pandemic. Will the place that forever reinvents itself ever be the same?
Biden and Sanders bump elbows at a March 16 Democratic debate with no studio audience (MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Can Joe Biden win the presidency from his living room couch?

The 2020 race will unfold against the backdrop of the COVID-19 outbreak—whether Trump likes it or not. Can Joe Biden defeat the incumbent from his living room?
White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx holds up a chart outlining testing options at a news conference as Trump looks on. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

The unbearable lightness of Donald Trump in a coronavirus crisis

He’s been exposed to it but not tested. He shakes everyone’s hand. But the U.S. president has finally lurched into action—reluctantly.
Trump listens on Tuesday during a coronavirus briefing with health insurers in the Roosevelt Room of the White House (Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

As coronavirus spreads, Americans need a leader who soothes and unites. Instead, they have Trump.

’A lot of good things are going to happen,’ said the U.S. president as the number of COVID-19 cases in his country approached 1,000, and the death toll reached 29

Field of cheats

Major League Baseball dropped the ball on a Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal that threatens the fabric of the game. Will the players ever be punished?

Behold Donald the Great, unconvicted and brimming with optimism

Allen Abel: Trump’s State of the Union boast-fest reveals the price of the Dems’ failure to take him down: he’s setting himself up as a candidate of hope
President Trump Campaigns In Iowa Ahead Of Democratic Caucus

L’état, c’est Donald Trump

Allen Abel: He’s no Louis XIV, but the reign of this president goes on—and what comes next may be worse

Michael Bloomberg’s bully bid for the White House

The latecomer to the Democratic race is trying to win the U.S. presidency the old-fashioned way—by buying it