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Dec 12, 2018

Trump Wants to Weaken Clean-Water Rules
A new proposal would threaten waterways and drinking-water supplies.

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Dec 12, 2018

Older Voters Have Favored the G.O.P. Can Democrats Pry Some Away?
Senior power is the sleeping giant of American politics. The party that wins this emerging swing constituency likely wins the White House.

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Dec 12, 2018

letters: A Televised Showdown Over Trump's Threat of a Shutdown
Readers discuss a hostile meeting of President Trump and Democratic leaders over building a border wall.

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Dec 12, 2018

letter: Fixes for Social Security
The Bipartisan Policy Center offers a plan.

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Dec 12, 2018

letters: Getting No Sleep in the Hospital
A nurse and a patient weigh in.

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Dec 12, 2018

letter: Friendship in the Office?
A reader conjures negative outcomes.

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Dec 12, 2018

Why Christmas Is About Food
In a season full of bittersweet memories, cooking and eating can remind us of what is joyful.

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Dec 12, 2018

You Should Have the Right to Sue Apple
In Apple v. Pepper, the Supreme Court will decide whether iPhone App Store customers are entitled to make their case against the tech giant.

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Dec 12, 2018

Will the Supreme Court Overturn Roe v. Wade After All?
Reading the tea leaves on abortion rights.

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Dec 12, 2018

When Walgreens Had a Moral Compass
Also: The televised showdown that offers a preview of divided government.

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Dec 12, 2018

The Return of Paganism
Maybe there actually is a genuinely post-Christian future for America.

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Dec 12, 2018

You Should Have the Right to Sue Apple for Antitrust Violations
In Apple v. Pepper, the Supreme Court will decide whether iPhone App Store customers are entitled to make their case against the tech giant.

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Dec 12, 2018

Would Indicting Trump Be Constitutional?
Yes, it would be. But that question is a distraction from the principal objective of the Russia investigation.

NYT > Opinion
Dec 11, 2018

Brazil's New President Isn't Even in Office Yet and He's Already Damaged Our Health Care
Our public health system is a jewel. Can it survive four years of recklessness?

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Dec 11, 2018

The Chuck and Nancy and Donald Show
If Tuesday's Oval Office meeting is any indication, it's going to be a rough two years.

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Dec 11, 2018

Macron Blinks
France's imperious young leader has heard the anger of his marginalized citizens and has begun to respond.

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Dec 11, 2018

Reading Tea Leaves on Abortion Rights
Will the conservative majority deliver on Trump's promise to overturn Roe v. Wade?

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Dec 11, 2018

There's a Wave of New Prosecutors. And They Mean Justice.
These district attorneys should make jail the exception and eliminate cash bail.

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Dec 11, 2018

The Most Powerful Reject in the World
Is there anyone who wants to hang with Donald Trump?

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Dec 11, 2018

Fixes: Making a Difference in 2018
Even during a year of division and fear of the future in many corners of America, the Fixes column found people trying to make things better — and succeeding.

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Dec 11, 2018

letters: Reforming How Colleges Handle Sexual Assault Cases
Readers discuss Education Secretary Betsy DeVos's proposed new policies and how blacks are disproportionately accused of rape.

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Dec 11, 2018

How Local Prosecutors Can Reform Their Justice Systems
For starters, make jail the exception and eliminate cash bail.

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Dec 11, 2018

letters: Debating the Merits of a Psychiatric Treatment
Readers discuss the use of ketamine to treat depression.

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Dec 11, 2018

letter: Foreign Policy Under Trump
An expert says significant changes took place long before Mr. Trump took office.

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Dec 11, 2018

letter: Those Gas-Guzzling SUVs
An environmentalist says Congress needs to act to erase a false distinction.

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Dec 11, 2018

letters: The Fun (or Not) of Walking My Cat
Readers share experiences, including the not-to-be-repeated.

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Dec 11, 2018

letter: What Keeps Me Young
A reader says he has been playing handball for almost 60 years.

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Dec 11, 2018

letter: Why Not to Get a New Smartphone
An ecologist says recycling of phones and more helps the environment.

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Dec 11, 2018

The Democrats' Best Response to Republican Power Grabs
The best option goes beyond retaliation or restraint.

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Dec 11, 2018

May Has Bought Some Time. At Great Cost.
The only thing clear about Brexit is that there will be more confusion.

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Dec 11, 2018

A College Experiment That Really Worked
Also: Britain's impossible choice creates more political chaos.

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Dec 11, 2018

The Writer Who Destroyed an Empire
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, born 100 years ago today, did more than anyone to bring the Soviet Union to its knees.

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Dec 10, 2018

The Presidency or Prison
What happens if re-election is Trump's best hope of avoiding an indictment?

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Dec 10, 2018

Mr. Mayor, Why No Outrage Over a Mother's Brutal Arrest?
Days after the police yanked a baby from a woman in a welfare office, no clear word on why.

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Dec 10, 2018

What's Next, Mrs. May?
The only thing clear about Brexit is that there will be more confusion.

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Dec 10, 2018

Trump Is Unwilling to Tackle Climate Change. China Must Step Up.
China can do more. The planet depends on it.

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Dec 10, 2018

Why the U.S. Should Not Assist Italy in Forfeiting a Rare Bronze
The Justice Department has helped many countries gain back their rightful cultural possessions. This is a case that doesn't warrant its involvement.

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Dec 10, 2018

The G.O.P. Goes Full Authoritarian
Only Trump's flamboyant awfulness stands in the way of his party's power grab.

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Dec 10, 2018

letters: The Mueller Filings, and Kelly's Exit
Readers react to the special counsel's release of documents and the departure of the White House chief of staff.

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Dec 10, 2018

China Must Lead the Fight Against Climate Change
The Trump administration is sitting on the sidelines as the planet continues to warm.

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Dec 10, 2018

letters: Racial Bias in Jury Selection
Readers offer insight and a suggestion for reform.

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Dec 10, 2018

letter: Women in the Job Market
A reader asks why it's still difficult for women to join the top ranks.

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Dec 10, 2018

Why Is Qatar Leaving OPEC?
The decision to leave the oil cartel is aimed at reinforcing the country's autonomy from its Persian Gulf neighbors.

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Dec 10, 2018

A Moment in Mexico: Ruptured City
In the aftermath of a major earthquake in Mexico City last year, aerial footage captures the resilience of the city's response.

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Dec 10, 2018

A Moment in Mexico: Children of the Narco Zone
What it's like to grow up as the child of an avowed gangster.

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Dec 10, 2018

A Moment in Mexico: The Diver
Mexico City employs a diver to clear out clogs and snags from its gigantic sewer system. And he loves it.

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Dec 10, 2018

A Moment in Mexico: A Prisoner in the Family
Out of desperation, a woman has kept her mentally ill son under lock and key for over twenty years.

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Dec 10, 2018

A Moment in Mexico: Justice in Translation
Many indigenous people who enter the Mexican justice system must navigate it without a translator — even if they don't speak Spanish.

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Dec 10, 2018

Another Day in Brexit Hell
Pray for us.

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Dec 10, 2018

Taking Responsibility or a Requiem? Men Talk About #MeToo
How is the movement perceived by men and what is their role in it? Our readers shared their thoughts.

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Dec 10, 2018

There's a Lot of Killing in Thou-Shalt-Not-Kill States
When it comes to the death penalty, guilt or innocence shouldn't really matter to Christians.

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Dec 10, 2018

The Stone: I'm for Affirmative Action. Can You Change My Mind?
I have a rational argument for my position. But I want to hear yours.

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Dec 10, 2018

Will William Barr Be Trump's Roy Cohn?
The president wants an attorney general who will defend him above all else. There's reason to worry about his new nominee.

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Dec 10, 2018

How Alarmed Should We Be About Wisconsin?
How states are becoming hotbeds of anti-democratic power grabs.

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Dec 10, 2018

The Misguided Priorities of Our Educational System
We spend too much money on college students and not enough on everyone else.

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Dec 10, 2018

The Dangers of Doing Favors for Donald Trump
The president is often unable or unwilling to spot the difference between a favor and a crooked scheme.

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Dec 10, 2018

The Surprisingly Normal Reason Trump Wants a New Chief of Staff
It probably has nothing to do with John Kelly's personality. More likely, the White House wants someone who's got political skills for the 2020 campaign.

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Dec 10, 2018

Don't Fall for Facebook's ‘China Argument'
America's global dominance in technology requires fierce competition at home, not the coddling of monopolies.

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Dec 10, 2018

In the Bible Belt, Christmas Isn't Coming to Death Row
When it comes to the death penalty, guilt or innocence shouldn't really matter to Christians.

NYT > Opinion
Dec 09, 2018

The Corporate Donors Behind a Republican Power Grab
Walgreens and other major companies are key supporters of the Wisconsin legislators now trying to undermine democracy.

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Dec 09, 2018

Surviving a Criminal Presidency
No one is above the law in America.

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Dec 09, 2018

Tete-a-tete after tit-for-tat
The presidents of the United States and China call a (temporary) truce.

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Dec 09, 2018

The War on Truth Spreads
Democratically elected leaders borrow from the anti-press playbook of dictators and tyrants.

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Dec 09, 2018

letters: What's Missing in the Immigrant Story Is Due Process
Readers discuss aspects of the problem, including asylum and health care in detention.

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Dec 09, 2018

letter: Alaska, Oil and Warming
A reader sees a dangerous mix of politics, money and environmental destruction.

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Dec 09, 2018

letter: Amy Klobuchar and the 2020 Election
A reader offers a prescription for the Democrats in the next presidential election.

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Dec 09, 2018

letter: Birthright Citizenship in Ireland
A reader says Ireland has a stake in restoring the right.

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Dec 09, 2018

letter: Looted Art in Hungary
A former United States ambassador says Budapest has reneged on an agreement made 20 years ago to return the art.

NYT > Opinion
Dec 08, 2018

Exposures: A Photographer Goes Missing in China
Lu Guang's images have shown the world China's dark side.

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Dec 08, 2018

The Case Against Meritocracy
An aristocracy that can't admit it.

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Dec 08, 2018

The High Cost of Shattering Democratic Norms
Republicans in Wisconsin, Michigan and North Carolina seem intent on subverting the will of the voters.

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Dec 08, 2018

A Photographer Goes Missing in China
Lu Guang's images have shown the world China's dark side.

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Dec 08, 2018

Hate Amazon? Try Living Without It
My dad was a longtime labor activist. He despises what Jeff Bezos built, but he can't quit it.

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Dec 08, 2018

The Torture of Dressing For Your Office Holiday Party
What does "festive dressy" even mean?

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Dec 08, 2018

What Happens When a Holocaust Memorial Plays Host to Autocrats
Yad Vashem is both a memorial of a genocide, and a tool of Israeli realpolitik.

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Dec 08, 2018

What Straight-A Students Get Wrong
If you always succeed in school, you're not setting yourself up for success in life.

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Dec 08, 2018

Why Does Paul Manafort Lie?
To boast, to flatter, to deceive others, to deceive himself, out of habit — or perhaps just because.

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Dec 08, 2018

I Like Joe Biden. I Urge Him Not to Run.
He's impeccably qualified. Ask Hillary Clinton how that worked out.

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Dec 08, 2018

T.M. Landry and the Tragedy of Viral Success Stories
We focus on outliers and ignore systemic injustice.

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Dec 08, 2018

Rediscovering My Daughter Through Instagram
Paulina was as remote as a 15-year-old could be. And then I saw her photography.

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Dec 08, 2018

Is Listening to a Book the Same Thing as Reading It?
Each is best suited to different purposes, and neither is superior.

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Dec 08, 2018

letters: An Epidemic of Loneliness in America?
Does it exist, and if so, what is the cause, and what can be done?

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Dec 08, 2018

What Comes After the Merkel Era?
A new leader for Germany's conservatives also brings a new era in German politics.

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Dec 08, 2018

How Egypt Crowdsources Censorship
It's not just the government suppressing free expression, it's our neighbors — and ourselves.

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Dec 08, 2018

Is Mueller Building an Expansive Obstruction Case?
The sentencing memos suggest the possibility that Trump and perhaps others were involved in a series of lies from Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen.

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Dec 08, 2018

Sporting: The Tao of Gravity
All martial arts are a quest for beauty and transcendence. I found those not in doing karate but rather having karate done to me.

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Dec 08, 2018

Huawei Arrest Shows Trump Has No Game Plan Against China
By escalating tensions over national security, the United States may be hurting its own position in trade talks.

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Dec 07, 2018

Is This the Beginning of the End for Trump?
Sentencing memos reveal damning evidence about collusion and campaign finance violations.

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Dec 07, 2018

A Presidency Without Humor
Good jokes highlight the ridiculous. Trump's jokes merely ridicule.

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Dec 07, 2018

Whose Attorney General Will William Barr Be?
The Senate has a long list of questions for President Trump's latest nominee.

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Dec 07, 2018

Why We Need to Forgive Kevin Hart
In holding people accountable for their old views — even ones they realized were wrong and apologized for — we are setting standards that nobody can meet.

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Dec 07, 2018

If America Had a Parliament
What would its political parties look like? And what does the answer say about where the two parties stand today?

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Dec 07, 2018

Democrats Have a Cornucopia of Candidates
They're piling up like so many political snowdrifts.

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Dec 07, 2018

I Was Kicked Off Stage by College Students. Did I Deserve It?
Columbia students didn't like my joke and they had the right to cut my mic. But we all should have gotten the chance to stick it out.

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Dec 07, 2018

Terms and Conditions for Telling Me About Your Day
Was it bad? I am sorry. But I don't want to hear about it yet.

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Dec 07, 2018

Loose Ends: Terms and Conditions for Telling Me About Your Day
Was it bad? I am sorry. But I don't want to hear about it yet.

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Dec 07, 2018

Turning Points: The Big Question: Have We Left Something Important Behind?
Turning Points asked Daniel Libeskind, Claire Ptak and others if society has left something behind, and whether we should try to get it back.

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Dec 07, 2018

Turning Points: A Push Forward Into 2019
There is a swelling reaction against the cynicism, lies and hypocrisy of leaders who have fanned fears, prejudice and hatreds to amass power.

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Dec 07, 2018

letters: Ethical Issues Raised by Missionary's Violent Death
An isolated tribe's killing of a young American evangelical has led to much debate about spreading the faith and whether such tribes should simply be left alone.

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Dec 07, 2018

letter: Republicans, Subverting Democracy
A reader offers a list of misdeeds in Wisconsin and North Carolina, as well as in Congress.

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