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Oct 17, 2019

Goodbye, Rikers
New York finally turns the page.

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Oct 17, 2019

Turkey's Victory Over Donald Trump
The Turkish president got what he wanted — as did Russia and Iran.

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Oct 17, 2019

If It's Trump vs. Warren, Then What?
A hard but necessary choice to save the country.

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Oct 17, 2019

Democrats, Avoid the Robot Rabbit Hole
The automation obsession is an escapist fantasy.

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Oct 17, 2019

What the Medicare for All Fight Is Really About
And what it might actually mean for your health and your budget.

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Oct 17, 2019

Our Republic Is Under Attack From the President
If President Trump doesn't demonstrate the leadership that America needs, then it is time for a new person in the Oval Office.

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Oct 17, 2019

Why We Must Ban Facial Recognition Software Now
The benefits do not come close to outweighing the risks.

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Oct 17, 2019

The Trump Question: What to Do About an Erratic President?
Readers find the president's recent actions and statements involving Syria and Ukraine increasingly unsettling.

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Oct 17, 2019

The G.M. Strike Was the Best and the Worst of the Labor Movement
Despite widespread corruption in the union's top ranks, the workers made the fight their own.

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Oct 17, 2019

Jerry Brown: Improving U.S.-Russia Relations
The former California governor objects to an article about Russian patrons of the arts. Also: Freedom of religion; value of the humanities; fashion choices of (female) public figures.

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Oct 17, 2019

The G7 Summit, Brought to You by the Trump Organization
Mr. Trump is trying to profit off the presidency. Again.

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Oct 17, 2019

Remaining Silent About Corruption Should Not Be an Option
New York City requires its employees to blow the whistle on wrongdoing, and that approach is working.

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Oct 17, 2019

Can the Left Save Liberalism From Trump?
America's dual faith in individual liberty and democracy is under attack by the president's populism.

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Oct 17, 2019

Tech Companies Are Destroying Democracy and the Free Press
Ad revenue that used to support journalism is now captured by Google and Facebook, and some of that money supports and spreads fake news.

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Oct 17, 2019

New Models of Democracy
Leaders from around the globe tackle issues facing the evolving state of world democracy.

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Oct 17, 2019

How to Reduce Abortion
Clues from the state with the biggest recent decline.

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Oct 17, 2019

At Athens Democracy Forum, Division Is at Center of Debate
Globalism comes under fire amid warnings about more election interference.

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Oct 17, 2019

So Boris Johnson Has a Deal. What Next?
How many wild animals will be involved? How much Spam?

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Oct 17, 2019

Unpacking the Trade Deficit
Tariffs don't work the way Trump seems to think they do.

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Oct 17, 2019

When Latinx People Use the N-Word
Many of us assume our proximity to black people makes it O.K. for us to say the word. It's not.

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Oct 17, 2019

The Scandal of a Nobel Laureate
We live in an age that is losing the capacity to distinguish art from ideology and artists from politics.

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Oct 17, 2019

We Need More Government Whistle-Blowers
New York City requires its employees to report corruption. It has worked.

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Oct 17, 2019

Empower and Educate Afghanistan's Youth to Ensure a Peaceful Future
By giving young people the chance to thrive, the country can secure its democracy.

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Oct 17, 2019

Facebook Finally Has a Good Idea
The company's latest plan to police toxic social media content is intriguing — and even laudable.

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Oct 17, 2019

The Other Candidates Are Coming for Warren
And happy birthday to "The Argument"!

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Oct 17, 2019

What Comes Next in the Brexit Fever Dream?
How many wild animals will be involved? How much Spam?

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Oct 17, 2019

Abiy Ahmed Won the Nobel Peace Prize. Now He Needs to Earn It.
The Abyssinian spring in Ethiopia has entered a critical phase.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 16, 2019

Democrats, Dream Big but Tell the Whole Truth
Big moves come with hitches. But that's no reason not to go big and bold.

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Oct 16, 2019

John Lithgow: Trump Is a Bad President. He's an Even Worse Entertainer.
The performer in chief is forcing us to live in a B-movie horror.

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Oct 16, 2019

Elaine Chao, Mitch McConnell and Questions of Conflict
Congress wants answers from the transportation secretary, wife of the Senate majority leader, about the apparent mixing of public and family business.

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Oct 16, 2019

Adam Schiff Is the Congressman Trump Wants You to Hate
Relentless, yes. But "radical left" and "lowlife"? Not at all.

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Oct 16, 2019

A Dozen Democrats on the Debate Stage
Readers offer both praise and criticism, suggesting how some questions could have been handled better.

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Oct 16, 2019

The Pulitzer Board and Junot Díaz
The Pulitzer Prize Board conducted an investigation of misconduct charges against the novelist and decided to keep him on its board.

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Oct 16, 2019

The Case for Populism
Hungary's history under Communism and a domineering European Union illustrates why we have chosen a nonliberal path.

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Oct 16, 2019

Socialism and the Young Voter
A college student says the doctrine has its appeal, but many more students don't care for any politics. Also: A jail plan for New York City.

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Oct 16, 2019

How Hitler Pioneered ‘Fake News'
A century ago, the future Nazi leader began his career as a propagandist.

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Oct 16, 2019

The Steel Mill That Helped Build the American West Goes Green
Wind and solar power will replace coal at a Colorado furnace.

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Oct 16, 2019

Changing Section 230 Would Strengthen the Biggest Tech Companies
Holding internet platforms liable for certain content would harm internet users.

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Oct 16, 2019

How to Stop the Abuse of Location Data
There are no formal rules for what is ethical — or even legal — in the location data business. That needs to change.

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Oct 16, 2019

In the Land of Voiceless Women
Turkish leaders often use us to achieve their political goals. Will we ever get to have a say?

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Oct 16, 2019

The Pulitzer Board: Junot Díaz Was Cleared
The novelist was cleared of sexual misconduct allegations after reviews by M.I.T., Boston Review and the Pulitzer Prize Board, the board writes.

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Oct 16, 2019

The Way Forward in Syria
The United States and Europe are erroneously banking on sanctioning Turkey to contain the fallout in Syria.

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Oct 16, 2019

Congress Must Regulate the Location Data Industry
There are no formal rules for what is ethical — or even legal — in the location data business. That needs to change.

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Oct 16, 2019

The Genius Behind the Grateful Dead
Robert Hunter and Jerry Garcia were one of rock's great creative duos.

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Oct 16, 2019

Behind the Electoral Curtain of Post-Soviet Regimes
Elections that offer voters no choice provide cover for authoritarian leaders to chip away at democracies in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

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Oct 16, 2019

Can Buttigieg or Klobuchar Push Biden Aside?
The Midwestern centrists are the only two plausible not-Biden candidates.

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Oct 16, 2019

The Question Warren Won't Answer
Also: Some of the best debate analysis from around the web.

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Oct 16, 2019

Trump Is Winning the Online War
The technical superiority and sophistication of the president's digital campaign is a hidden advantage of incumbency.

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Oct 16, 2019

Anand Giridharadas: Stop Spreading the Plutocrats' Phony Religion
Don't believe the hype — wealthy global elites won't solve the world's problems, says the author of ‘Winners Take All.'

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Oct 16, 2019

The Lesson History Teaches Is Tragic
The idea we can avoid the mistakes of the past is misguided.

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Oct 16, 2019

Beyoncé's Dad Has a Mutation More African-Americans Should Be Tested For
An inherited gene that can be discovered early caused Matthew Knowles's breast cancer.

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Oct 16, 2019

It Was the Best of Warren. It Was the Worst of Warren.
Tuesday's debate — the tensest yet — put the Democrats' newly minted front-runner to the test.

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Oct 16, 2019

A Night for the Not-Bidens
Can Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar fight back against the primary field's consolidation?

NYT > Opinion
Oct 15, 2019

Are We Ready for Satellites That See Our Every Move?
We should consider the ethical implications of satellites that can identify us, and our license plates, from space.

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Oct 15, 2019

It's Not Trump vs. the Dems. It's Trump vs. the Country's True Defenders.
Public servants who swore to protect the Constitution also set the impeachment process in motion.

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Oct 15, 2019

‘You Are Leaving Us to Be Slaughtered': Putting Out Trump's Syria Fire
The president's decision to greenlight a Turkish assault on the Kurds set a fragile peace ablaze.

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Oct 15, 2019

Post-Truth Politics Afflicts the Global South, Too
The peer-to-peer messaging platforms popular in Africa, Latin America and many Asian countries can make monitoring virtually impossible.

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Oct 15, 2019

We Talked to Andrew Yang. Here's How He'd Fix the Internet.
"There's something fundamental at stake, which is: What does human agency look like?"

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Oct 15, 2019

Rich Kids Can Spare Some of Their Inheritance
A tax on inherited money or property — unlike wealth or estate taxes — would be hard for even the fanciest accountants to shake.

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Oct 15, 2019

Democrats Should Remember How Obama Won Ohio
The key to success in the state, and across the country, is empathetic leadership that is honest about the struggles we face.

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Oct 15, 2019

Resolved: School Debates Don't Harm Political Dialogue
Readers say these debates encourage critical thinking and understanding. Also: Sharing genetic information.

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Oct 15, 2019

How to Beat Trump at His Own Game
To fight back against the president's racist policies, we also have to talk about class.

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Oct 15, 2019

Debate Night: What I'll Be Watching For
Here we go again.

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Oct 15, 2019

A Trump Voter: The Imagined Chat With ‘Flyover Man'
Readers discuss David Brooks's portrayal of a supporter of the president.

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Oct 15, 2019

In Sudan, Women Showed the World How It's Done
In order to create real change — and stable democracies — women must take the lead.

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Oct 15, 2019

Trump Just Created a Moral and Strategic Disaster
As desperate Kurds ally with Assad in Syria, the specter of the Islamic State threatens again, and American power dims.

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Oct 15, 2019

Building for Real With Digital Blocks
To improve community structures with citizens' input, the United Nations uses a computer game inspired by Lego.

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Oct 15, 2019

This Is the Most Realistic Path to Medicare for All
It's similar to how we got to Medicare in the first place: the failure of private insurance.

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Oct 15, 2019

Tax Inheritances, Not Wealth
It's a reform that — unlike wealth or estate taxes — the fanciest accountants would find hard to shake.

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Oct 15, 2019

Here We Go Again
Debate night: What I'll be watching for.

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Oct 15, 2019

Make Voting Mandatory in the U.S.
Low voter turnout isn't just embarrassing. It's a threat to democracy.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 15, 2019

Asbestos Kills Nearly 40,000 Americans a Year. Ban It.
The United States should follow other countries and protect its citizens from the deadly chemical, write two former E.P.A. administrators.

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Oct 15, 2019

‘The Bob Dylan of Genocide Apologists'
Peter Handke, the Austrian writer, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, is an apologist for Slobodan Milosevic.

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Oct 15, 2019

Elizabeth Warren Divides the Room
While Trump divides the world.

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Oct 15, 2019

Why Are Democrats Jilting G.O.P. Voters Who Want to Like Them?
Candidates are leaving potential Republican converts without options.

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Oct 15, 2019

Peter Navarro: The Trump Guide to Diplomacy
A recent deal to reform global mail delivery shows that a strong, principled negotiation strategy gets results.

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Oct 15, 2019

You're in a Police Lineup, Right Now
Face-recognition technology is the new norm. You may think, "I've got nothing to hide," but we all should be concerned.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 15, 2019

A Strong Democracy Is a Digital Democracy
In Taiwan, online platforms powered by artificial intelligence are giving citizens a chance to have their say — while keeping the trolls at bay.

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Oct 14, 2019

Trump Is Making Syria, and the Middle East, More Dangerous
As desperate Kurds ally with Assad, the specter of the Islamic State threatens again, and American power dims.

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Oct 14, 2019

Ukraine Has Become a Vibrant Democracy. No Wonder Trump Hates It.
As America joins the axis of autocrats, Ukrainians fear being left alone to face Russia.

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Oct 14, 2019

Kurds' Feelings of Betrayal by the U.S.
Readers discuss possible reasons behind the president's abandonment of the Kurds and the consequences of that action.

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Oct 14, 2019

Americans Will Pay a Price for State Privacy Laws
The modern data economy is too big to regulate at the state level.

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Oct 14, 2019

God Is Now Trump's Co-Conspirator
Bigotry, both racial and religious, is the last refuge of a scoundrel.

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Oct 14, 2019

Kurds' Feelings of Betrayal by U.S.
Readers discuss possible reasons behind the president's abandonment of the Kurds and the consequences of that action.

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Oct 14, 2019

Stay Close
One man's unlikely path to Olympic glory.

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Oct 14, 2019

Message of Unity Is Resonating for Argentines
In the midst of a deep economic recession, the front-runner for the presidency has little relief to offer except to reunite a sharply polarized society.

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Oct 14, 2019

Democratic Candidates Need to Listen to These Voters
Undecided voters in Ohio are focused on urgent bread-and-butter issues.

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Oct 14, 2019

The Violent Trump Video Is Dumb, and That's the Point
The absurdity of memes like the one shared widely on Sunday evening gives cover to their creators.

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Oct 14, 2019

Fired for Being Pregnant? It Can Still Happen
Readers react to Senator Elizabeth Warren's account of the loss of a teaching job in 1971 because she was pregnant.

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Oct 14, 2019

What the World Loses if Turkey Destroys the Syrian Kurds
A radical political experiment is in peril.

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Oct 14, 2019

A Radical Experiment Is in Peril in Syria
To see the U.S. withdrawal as simply a military betrayal is to miss what is at stake: Rojava is the heart of the Kurdish political project.

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Oct 14, 2019

The Case Against Doing Nothing
Taking a fatalist approach to climate change — or anything else — merely plays into conservative hands.

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Oct 14, 2019

Where the ‘Loony Libs' Are Self-Destructing, Not Trump
To conservatives in this part of rural Iowa, the president is a beleaguered hero who is always Making America Great Again.

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Oct 14, 2019

A Warming Climate Is Changing Sukkot
In our town, fall weather has always meant the harvest holiday was near. Now, I fear that connection will be lost.

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Oct 14, 2019

Marc Benioff: We Need a New Capitalism
The current system has led to profound inequality. To fix it, we need businesses and executives to value purpose alongside profit.

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Oct 14, 2019

I Almost Flipped a Deep Red District. Here's What I Learned.
Lead with values. Promote common-sense policies. And don't give up on rural voters.

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Oct 14, 2019

It's Time to Talk to Iran
With tensions rising in the Middle East and Iran suffering under sanctions, this may be the last best opportunity to walk back from the brink.

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Oct 14, 2019

Turning Off the Lights in California
The state faces enormous challenges to prevent the catastrophic wildfires of recent years.

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Oct 14, 2019

Kanye West and the Cult of Personality
The artist's Sunday Service concerts have afforded him grace in the face of controversy. But a lot has changed since he made "Jesus Walks."

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Oct 14, 2019

The Case of Thailand's Disappearing Dissidents
The military is still in power but is more insecure than ever.

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