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Nov 18, 2018

We Need a Global Bank of Germs
With modern medicine killing off whole categories of bacteria and viruses — including benign ones that promote health — scientists propose a way to preserve microbes that may save us one day.

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Nov 18, 2018

Looking Forward to Reconstruction
America doesn't need a liberal Trump; it needs precisely the opposite of that.

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Nov 18, 2018

Eliminating All Student Debt Isn't Progressive
It would be a giant welfare program for the upper middle class.

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Nov 18, 2018

Benny Tai Yiu-ting: Hong Kong Isn't What It Was, Nor What It's Supposed to Be
Beijing's political red lines here keep shifting — but always in the direction of more repression.

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Nov 18, 2018

Hong Kong Isn't What It Was, Nor What It's Supposed to Be
Beijing's political red lines here keep shifting — but always in the direction of more repression.

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Nov 18, 2018

Postcard to a Distant President
Donald Trump was conspicuously absent from an annual economic forum in the Pacific.

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Nov 18, 2018

Editorial Observer: Go Ahead, Democrats. Fight Over Nancy Pelosi.
Just get it out of your systems now, please.

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Nov 18, 2018

Et Tu, Jim Mattis?
The defense secretary is the best of this administration. But even the best stumbles.

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Nov 18, 2018

Michael Bloomberg: Why I'm Giving $1.8 Billion for College Financial Aid
Let's eliminate money problems from the admissions equation for qualified students.

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Nov 18, 2018

letters: An Ankle Bracelet, or a Prison Cell?
Readers discuss a controversial turn in American justice.

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Nov 18, 2018

letter: An Ex-Republican Worried About America
A reader calls on like-minded members of Congress to act.

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Nov 18, 2018

letter: Saving Wilderness Areas Before It's Too Late
The Wildlife Conservative Society says we must act to save what little remains of the world's wilderness.

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Nov 18, 2018

Et Tu Jim Mattis?
The defense secretary is the best of this administration. But even the best stumbles.

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Nov 17, 2018

news analysis: These Americans Are Done With Politics
The Exhausted Majority needs a break.

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Nov 17, 2018

Loose Ends: Safe Topics to Discuss This Holiday Season
Stick to the weather. What could possibly go wrong?

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Nov 17, 2018

Trump Is Beginning to Lose His Grip
It isn't just white suburban women who switched to Democrats. Parts of rural and white working class America peeled off too.

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Nov 17, 2018

How to Be Grateful Without Rolling Your Eyes
Sure, telling dinner guests what you're thankful for can feel contrived. Do it anyway.

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Nov 17, 2018

Gray Matter: The Psychology of Political Polarization
Our country is divided, but science suggests the rift is less severe than it seems.

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Nov 17, 2018

Democrats, Don't Procrastinate on America's Health
If lawmakers hope to build on the Affordable Care Act and fix its flaws, they have to get to work now.

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Nov 17, 2018

E Tu Jim Mattis?
The defense secretary is the best of this administration. But even the best stumbles.

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Nov 17, 2018

Sheep Without Shepherds
For ordinary Catholics, the failures of their leaders have created a two-decade test of faith.

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Nov 17, 2018

Op-Ed Columnist: Too Rich to Jail
Did Donald Trump capitalize on Barack Obama's failure to whack bankers?

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Nov 17, 2018

The Dangerous Naïveté of Trump and Xi
The United States and China may be on a collision course yet their presidents each underestimate the pain the other could inflict.

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Nov 17, 2018

A School Strike That Never Quite Ended
The struggle over who should teach in the Ocean Hill-Brownsville district of Brooklyn 50 years ago changed the trajectory of modern liberalism.

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Nov 17, 2018

Trump and Acosta: When Showboats Collide
The codependent love-hate relationship between Trump and the media.

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Nov 17, 2018

How to Make Facebook's ‘Supreme Court' Work
The idea of a body that will decide what kind of content is allowed on the site is promising — but only if it's done right.

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Nov 16, 2018

How Plato Foresaw Facebook's Folly
Technology promises to make easy things that, by their intrinsic nature, have to be hard.

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Nov 16, 2018

The Mayor Fired a Watchdog, but New York Still Needs Oversight
Investigations Commissioner Mark Peters aggressively sought out the city's shortcomings.

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Nov 16, 2018

The Men Who Want to Push Britain Off a Cliff
Theresa May has a Brexit deal. Now a group of feckless Conservatives wants to torpedo everything.

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Nov 16, 2018

Brexit: A Series of Unfortunate Choices
Britons voted two and a half years ago to leave the European Union. As the split-up looms, they're faced with nothing but bad options.

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Nov 16, 2018

Matthew Whitaker and the Corruption of Justice
The real question isn't whether the acting attorney general's appointment is lawful, but whether it is part of a broader attempt to subvert the rule of law.

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Nov 16, 2018

letters: How Facebook Has Handled Recent Scandals
An investigative piece about missteps by Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg led readers to discuss profits, privacy and the public interest.

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Nov 16, 2018

letter: The Saudi Crisis Offers an Opportunity
A former United Nations official says questions have arisen about the kingdom's usefulness as an ally.

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Nov 16, 2018

Hip-Hop and Comics Speak the Same Language
It's the voice of the outcast made good.

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Nov 16, 2018

letter: Praise for Nancy Pelosi: An ‘Accomplished Warrior'
A reader urges Democrats not to deny her the speakership in response to Republican smear campaigns.

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Nov 16, 2018

letter: A President With Values Like Jell-O
A reader is pleased by President Trump's backing of criminal justice reform, but warns of his tendency to listen to the last person he spoke to.

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Nov 16, 2018

letter: Seeking Asylum at the Border: Victims, Not Criminals
An advocacy group discusses the case of gender-based persecution.

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Nov 16, 2018

What the Dutch Can Teach Us About Wildfires
They're becoming a part of life in the West. But that doesn't mean they have to be so destructive.

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Nov 16, 2018

In the Bay, Not Burned, but Suffocated
Like much of wildfire-ravaged Northern California, my hometown is engulfed in a smoky, hazardous haze.

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Nov 16, 2018

letters: Decades of Fake News, Courtesy of the Kremlin
Videos about Russia's disinformation operations inspired one reader to draw a humorous map — "my way of shrinking my fright" — while others expressed their fears in our comments.

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Nov 16, 2018

New York City Needs Amazon as Much as Amazon Needs Us
Wall Street has dominated New York's economy for too long. Amazon's HQ2 is a huge opportunity to diversify.

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Nov 16, 2018

Not Burned, but Suffocated
Like much of wildfire-ravaged Northern California, my hometown is engulfed in a smokey, hazardous haze.

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Nov 16, 2018

America Is Blaming Pregnant Women for Their Own Deaths
What is it like to face dying during childbirth in the richest country in the world in the 21st century?

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Nov 16, 2018

‘Facebook Cannot Be Trusted to Regulate Itself'
Only Congressional hearings can answer what the company knew about Russian meddling — and when.

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Nov 16, 2018

The Chart That Shows Some of the Biggest Midterm Surprises
In ballot measure results, red states voted for progressive goals like Medicaid expansion and blue states voted against proposals to protect the environment.

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Nov 16, 2018

The Brexit Fantasy Comes Due
And Facebook's top management comes in for withering criticism.

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Nov 16, 2018

Theresa May Presents Her Brexit Deal
And the country and cabinet aren't sure about it.

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Nov 16, 2018

Why the Perfect Red-State Democrat Lost
Taylor Sappington is exactly the kind of candidate his party should want in Ohio. But he couldn't get union support.

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Nov 16, 2018

How to Remember Reconstruction
The drama of the era happened all across the country. But Americans walk past momentous places and never recognize their role in our history during the period after the Civil War.

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Nov 16, 2018

Democrats Should Un-Friend Facebook
It's time to treat Facebook like the ruthless monopoly it is.

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Nov 16, 2018

‘The Panic Attacks Are Setting In'
We asked readers how they were preparing for Brexit. They were delighted, despairing and everything in between. Here is what they told us.

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Nov 16, 2018

Lessons From a 103-Year-Old Jewish East London Socialist
Max Levitas wasn't just an activist. He was a neighbor.

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Nov 15, 2018

How to Find Out What Facebook Knew
Only Congressional hearings can answer what the company knew about Russian meddling — and when.

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Nov 15, 2018

Saudi Arabia After Khashoggi
The kingdom comes up with another story on the journalist's murder. The Trump administration appears ready to buy it.

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Nov 15, 2018

How Trump Is Worse Than Nixon
The current president is pushing closer to fascism than even the man behind Watergate.

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Nov 15, 2018

The Rise of the Resentniks
And the populist war on excellence.

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Nov 15, 2018

Why Was Trump's Tax Cut a Fizzle?
The G.O.P.'s only legislative achievement has been a big disappointment.

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Nov 15, 2018

El Chapo Puts the Drug War on Trial
Joaquin Guzman's prosecution will inadvertently highlight the government's failure to stop the flow of narcotics and the related bloodshed.

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Nov 15, 2018

letters: Should the House Move to Impeach Trump?
One reader says impeachment "is not a question of choice but of duty." Others worry that impeachment could backfire and urge a focus on legislation instead.

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Nov 15, 2018

letter: For Florida Voters, Signatures Are Stressful
A voter recounts the challenge of matching the signature on record to ensure that his vote would be counted.

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Nov 15, 2018

letter: Where Are the Democrats on Climate Change?
A reader says the party went missing in the midterms on an important issue.

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Nov 15, 2018

A Smarter Way to Think About Intelligent Machines
We should be thinking more about how much A.I. has changed our lives already, and the future of human-algorithm collaboration.

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Nov 15, 2018

letter: One Vote, My Vote
A reader rejects the idea of voting for the "less terrible" candidate.

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Nov 15, 2018

letter: Mexico's Timely Reminder
A reader says its welcome to Central American refugees offers a humane lesson.

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Nov 15, 2018

letter: The V.A. in the Vanguard of Medical Care
A former secretary of the department discusses its achievements.

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Nov 15, 2018

Your Fake Australian Accent Is Terrible, Mate
Americans and the British love to mock how we talk. But they can't imitate it.

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Nov 15, 2018

Kara Swisher: Facebook and the Fires
The toxic smoke is a bleak backdrop and an apt metaphor for where Silicon Valley finds itself.

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Nov 15, 2018

Kara Swisher: Can California Be Saved?
The toxic smoke is a bleak backdrop and an apt metaphor for where Silicon Valley finds itself.

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Nov 15, 2018

What a Kenyan Slum Can Teach America About Politics
Don't put your hope in elected officials. Real change has to start locally.

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Nov 15, 2018

Missing From Top Colleges: Veterans
But several universities are now promising to do better.

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Nov 15, 2018

Trump Tribalism Re-elected This Congressman
Representative Chris Collins ran a racist campaign ad while under indictment. But he may have won the election thanks to his support for Donald Trump.

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Nov 15, 2018

Armistice Day and Our ‘Forever Wars'
Why do they drag on interminably? Because one side lacks the means to win and the other lacks the will.

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Nov 15, 2018

Don't Be Scared of Killer Robots
We should be thinking more about how much A.I. has changed our lives already, and the future of human-algorithm collaboration.

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Nov 15, 2018

As Long as Trump Is President, Blue Texas Could Actually Happen
What was once a Democratic pipe dream is now a real possibility.

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Nov 15, 2018

America Is Rejecting More Legal Immigrants Than Ever Before
Trump says he wants more immigrants to come in legally. The economy needs them. So why are we making it so hard?

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Nov 15, 2018

The Argument: Is Amazon Bad for America?
And is President Trump actually good for the Republican Party?

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Nov 15, 2018

If You Like a Guy, Tell Him. Only Then Will Women Be Free.
Let every day be Sadie Hawkins Day.

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Nov 14, 2018

Grab 'Em by the Passion
Remember that you can be thoroughly anti-Trump without being completely Trump-obsessed.

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Nov 14, 2018

White House Wall Weirdness
Don and Melania and the gang, doing their thing.

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Nov 14, 2018

New York's Amazon Deal Is a Bad Bargain
The city has what the company wants, talent. Why pay them $1.5 billion to come?

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Nov 14, 2018

letters: Should We Expand the House of Representatives?
Readers discuss two editorials arguing that a larger House with multiple members per district would better reflect the political makeup of the country.

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Nov 14, 2018

The Tax Cut and the Balance of Payments (Wonkish)
Lots of financial maneuvering, signifying nothing

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Nov 14, 2018

End Forced Arbitration for Sexual Harassment. Then Do More.
If tech companies really want to be cutting-edge, they should get rid of the policy in all employment-related disputes.

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Nov 14, 2018

Hip-Hop's Love Affair With Marvel Comics
They both speak the language of the outcast made good.

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Nov 14, 2018

A Brexit Deal Has Arrived. Now the Chaos Begins.
The next few weeks will be an exercise in brinkmanship.

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Nov 14, 2018

letterS: Doctors Weigh In on Gun Control. Will Congress?
Readers say the time to act is now.

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Nov 14, 2018

letters: Melania Trump's Assertive Move
Readers discuss the first lady's effort to dismiss a White House official.

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Nov 14, 2018

letter: Restore the Hall of Fame for Great Americans
A reader recalls a favorite spot in his Bronx childhood.

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Nov 14, 2018

A Real Chance at Criminal Justice Reform
Sessions is out. Trump is on board. It's time to put these necessary changes into action.

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Nov 14, 2018

How Do You Get Students to Think Like Criminals?
The skills needed for cybersecurity jobs aren't easy to learn in the classroom.

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Nov 14, 2018

Woozy With Moderation
Can Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado run for president as a centrist?

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Nov 14, 2018

The Assault Against Science Continues at the E.P.A.
The agency jettisons expert panels providing guidance on important health and environmental issues.

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Nov 14, 2018

Marco Rubio, Trumpified
The Florida senator is promoting false conspiracy theories for partisan gain.

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Nov 14, 2018

Fixes: Down Under, More Humane Private Prisons
Australia and New Zealand contract with companies to design and manage facilities and reward the companies financially if their prisoners' recidivism rates fall.

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Nov 14, 2018

The Challenges of Cybersecurity Education
The skills needed for cybersecurity jobs aren't easy to learn in the classroom.

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Nov 14, 2018

It Isn't an Easy Time to Be a British Muslim. Cricket Helps.
The career of Moeen Ali, a player on England's national cricket team, shows us how Britain thrives when institutions accommodate the religious and cultural needs of minorities.

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Nov 14, 2018

The Huxley Trap
How technology and masturbation tamed the sexual revolution.

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Nov 14, 2018

End the School Bus Nightmares for New York Families
New York City must build a school bus system that works for the students it is intended to serve.

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Nov 14, 2018

Disability: Rewriting the Old Disability Script
We changed queer literature, and the world, by writing our own stories. With disability, we can do it again.

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Nov 13, 2018

The Real Florida Recount Fraud
Republicans' baseless claims poison the races for governor and senator.

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