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Apr 22, 2024

‘Mike Johnson Did the Right Thing' on Ukraine Aid
Readers praise the House speaker over the passage of the aid bill. Also: A juror's duty; banning guns; poverty and health; anxious parents and kids.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 22, 2024

The Freedom Caucus Started Believing in the Myth of Its Own Power
Ironically, the most conservative voices in the House are getting shut out.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 22, 2024

An Octopus Took My Camera, and the Images Changed the Way I See the World
"Saving the planet" is the wrong goal.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 22, 2024

Biden's Win Last Week in the Middle East Is Part of a Bigger Failure
In the last two weeks, the president worked to avoid an immediate disaster. But it's his own policies that have set the region on its current dangerous trajectory.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 22, 2024

The Beginning of the End for PFAS, or ‘Forever Chemicals'
To reduce the risk PFAS pose, we need far more comprehensive mandates that test, monitor and limit the entire class of chemicals.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 22, 2024

Mike Johnson Steps Into His Power Even As He Might Lose It
Mike Johnson is overseeing an uneasy, unusual coalition that's getting critical matters done. The Freedom Caucus helped make it possible.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 22, 2024

Mike Johnson and the Uneasy Coalition Government Keeping Ukraine Funded
Mike Johnson is overseeing an uneasy, unusual coalition that's getting critical matters done. The Freedom Caucus helped make it possible.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 22, 2024

Why Aren't We Saving the Urban Forests?
We have become so separate from the natural world that we don't feel safe in the presence of well maintained trees.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 22, 2024

Some of the ‘Adults in the Room' Aren't Who We Thought They Would Be
Who let the grown-ups out?

NYT > Opinion
Apr 22, 2024

Earth Day 2024: ‘Saving the Planet' Is the Wrong Goal
"Saving the planet" is the wrong goal.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 22, 2024

Liz Truss Is Coming for America
She has seen the deep state up close and knows what needs to be done.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 22, 2024

The Far Right Wants to Take Over Europe, and She's Leading the Way
Giorgia Meloni is the model for the continent's far right.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 22, 2024

Liz Cheney: The Supreme Court Should Rule Swiftly on Trump's Immunity Claim
If delay prevents this Trump case from being tried this year, our system may never hold the man most responsible for Jan. 6 to account.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 21, 2024

Should Alcohol Labels Warn of Cancer Risks?
Readers discuss whether the U.S. should follow the lead of Ireland and other countries. Also: Travel-related illnesses; affordable housing for immigrants.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 21, 2024

The Supreme Court Takes on Homelessness
A ban on camping in public places faces a Supreme Court test.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 21, 2024

Do Not Make Survival Even More Difficult for People on the Streets
A ban on camping in public places faces a Supreme Court test.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 21, 2024

Biden's Small Win — and Bigger Failure — in the Middle East
President Biden's win last week in the Middle East is part of a bigger failure.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 21, 2024

Surveillance Law Section 702 Keeps Us Safe
A surveillance law referred to as Section 702 is needed to protect us from foreign threats.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 21, 2024

Government Surveillance Keeps Us Safe
A surveillance law referred to as Section 702 is needed to protect us from foreign threats.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 21, 2024

Evangelical America Is More Divided Than You Think
Evangelicals, fundamentalists and Pentecostals are taking the church in very different directions.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 21, 2024

The Line Between Good and Evil Cuts Through Evangelical America
Evangelicals, fundamentalists and Pentecostals are taking the church in very different directions.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 21, 2024

We Regulate a Tiny Fraction of the 12,000 ‘Forever Chemicals.' There's a Better Way.
To reduce the risk PFAS post, we need far more comprehensive mandates that test, monitor and limit the entire class of chemicals.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 21, 2024

Give Me Liberty or Give Me … What?
Alex Garland's "Civil War" is not a vision of what might happen in America but a collage of what already has happened, some here and much elsewhere.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 21, 2024

Passover's Radical Message Is More Vital Than Ever
The Bible insists we turn our pain into understanding, love and empathy.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 20, 2024

When Pregnant Patients ‘Become Radioactive to Emergency Departments'
Exceptions to abortion bans aren't worth the paper they're printed on.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 20, 2024

A Cheat Sheet to the Middle East's Web of Friends and Enemies
As the conflict between Israel and Hamas spills over, we sketched out a social network of the alliances and enmities at play.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 20, 2024

The Most Important Thing I Teach My Students Isn't on the Syllabus
Humility can be a bulwark against arrogance, absolutism, purity and zeal, and an antidote in our age of grievance.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 20, 2024

Melania's Trials
The former first lady is swept back into the Stormy cyclone.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 20, 2024

Mike Pence: Donald Trump Has Betrayed the Pro-Life Movement
Here's how America should build on the end of Roe v. Wade

NYT > Opinion
Apr 20, 2024

The U.S. Divisions Caused by the Israel-Palestine and Ukraine-Russia Conflicts
Both parties experience echoes of decades past.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 20, 2024

How New Wars Have Brought Back Old American Divisions
Both parties experience echoes of decades past.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 20, 2024

Addiction Risk Scores Won't Solve the Opioid Crisis
A number of new tech companies want to solve the opioid crisis with algorithms. It's a flawed and potentially harmful proposition.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 20, 2024

Say Hello to Your Addiction Risk Score — Courtesy of the Tech Industry
A number of new tech companies want to solve the opioid crisis with algorithms. It's a flawed and potentially harmful proposition.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 20, 2024

Should Kidney Donors Be Paid?
A guest essay argued in favor of payments. Readers, including donors, offer divergent views.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 20, 2024

A Planetary Crisis Awaits the Next President
The return of Trump to the White House would be disastrous for the planet.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 20, 2024

What Began as a War on Theater Won't End There
The current politically-driven suppression of theater productions in high schools has a grim historical precedent.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 20, 2024

The War on High School Theater
The current politically-driven suppression of theater productions in high schools has a grim historical precedent.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 20, 2024

Trump's Re-Election Would Be Disastrous for the Climate
The return of Trump to the White House would be disastrous for the planet.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 19, 2024

What Would the Economy Look Like Under a Second Trump Term?
Much would depend on Congress and the cabinet, but financial forecasters aren't optimistic.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 19, 2024

Is the Internet the Enemy of Progress?
Revisiting Michael Crichton's prophecy of cultural stagnation.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 19, 2024

Columbia, Free Speech and the Coddling of the American Right
If Columbia can't protect free speech, what hope is there for America's institutions?

NYT > Opinion
Apr 19, 2024

Campus Turmoil: The Gaza Protests at Columbia
Readers discuss the arrests of demonstrators and the university president's congressional testimony. Also: The Israel-Iran airstrikes; the Mayorkas impeachment.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 19, 2024

Thomas Friedman on Iran, Israel and Preventing a ‘Forever War'
"It's the worst story I've ever covered."

NYT > Opinion
Apr 19, 2024

What Happened to the Joe Biden I Knew?
The president didn't start the war in the Middle East. But now it could define his campaign — and his legacy.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 19, 2024

Southern Republican Governors Are Suddenly Afraid
Where an earlier generation complained of C.I.O. "communism," this one warns of U.A.W. socialism.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 19, 2024

In Ukraine, I Don't Have the Privilege of Looking Away
An artist in Ukraine considers "The Zone of Interest" and what happens when the horrors on the other side of the wall are too close to home to ignore.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 19, 2024

‘I Don't Think the Abyss Is Worth Looking Into Anymore'
An artist in Ukraine considers "The Zone of Interest" and what happens when the horrors on the other side of the wall are too close to home to ignore.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 19, 2024

Here's Something Southern Republican Governors Are Afraid Of
Where an earlier generation complained of C.I.O. "communism," this one warns of U.A.W. socialism.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 19, 2024

How Joe Biden Lost His Way in Gaza
The president didn't start the war in the Middle East. But now it could define his campaign — and his legacy.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 19, 2024

Gaza Is Biden's War Now
The president didn't start the war in the Middle East. But now it could define his campaign — and his legacy.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 19, 2024

Xi Jinping's Green Leap Forward
He wants China to win the race to provide climate solutions and assume the global leadership that would come with it.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 19, 2024

Xi Thinks China Can Slow Climate Change. What if He's Right?
He wants China to win the race to provide climate solutions and assume the global leadership that would come with it.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 18, 2024

The Question of Transgender Care
Dr. Hilary Cass's thoughtful medical review is a model for how we should address difficult issues.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 18, 2024

The Courage to Follow the Evidence on Transgender Care
Dr. Hilary Cass's thoughtful medical review is a model for how we should address difficult issues.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 18, 2024

Republicans Wanted a Crackdown on Israel's Critics. Columbia Obliged.
The latest campus antisemitism hearing was a travesty.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 18, 2024

Modi's Hindu Utopia Is a Tawdry Mirage
India's many problems can't be solved by his radical Hindu nationalism.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 18, 2024

What if O.J.'s Trial Happened Now?
It's a different world, much more so than people want to acknowledge.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 18, 2024

What Is Lost When Freshmen Choose Their Roommates
Roommate matching eliminates an important part of the college experience.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 18, 2024

The Unsolvable Mysteries of Donald and Melania's Marriage
Trump's trial brings more questions than answers to the fore.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 18, 2024

Rethinking the Ethics of Tax Deductions
Responses to an essay that suggested that the affluent forgo some deductions. Also: Aid to Ukraine; gun safety on the set; plastics and pollutants.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 18, 2024

The Unsolvable Mysteries of Donald's and Melania's Marriage
Trump's trial brings more questions than answers to the fore.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 18, 2024

The Fantasy of Reviving Nuclear Energy
The nuclear industry has a long history of failing to deliver on its promises.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 18, 2024

A Biden Victory in November Turns On This State
Biden needs to find a narrative for his candidacy, then work like hell to push it out. But it's hard to argue people out of their feelings.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 18, 2024

How Joe Biden Can Win Pennsylvania, His Rosebud
Biden needs to find a narrative for his candidacy, then work like hell to push it out. But it's hard to argue people out of their feelings.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 18, 2024

What Sentencing Could Look Like if Trump Is Found Guilty
Jail time is an actual possibility. It's unlikely, but it is plausible.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 18, 2024

After Decades on the Court, I Want a Divided America to Know This
A former Supreme Court justice on how to disagree.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 18, 2024

Let Young People Live With Strangers
Roommate matching eliminates an important part of the college experience.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 18, 2024

Tripling the World's Nuclear Energy Capacity Is a Fantasy
The nuclear industry has a long history of failing to deliver on its promises.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 18, 2024

Modi's Temple of Lies
India's many problems can't be solved by his radical Hindu nationalism.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 17, 2024

The Kamala Harris Moment Has Arrived
With the issue of abortion rights, the vice president has hit her stride.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 17, 2024

Abortion Is Remaking Our Political Landscape. Why Aren't Guns?
Is it possible for us to get to the same place on gun safety that we're getting to on abortion — where the people who make the policy feel pressure to be sensible?

NYT > Opinion
Apr 17, 2024

The New Age of D.I.Y. Medicine
A new vaccine for preventing cavities doesn't have F.D.A. approval or promising clinical trials, but it does have customers.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 17, 2024

Lumina's Cavity Vaccine and a New Era of D.I.Y. Medicine
A new vaccine for preventing cavities doesn't have F.D.A. approval or promising clinical trials, but it does have customers.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 17, 2024

What Would the Economy Look Like Under a Second Biden Term?
In all likelihood, it would amount to more of the same. We could do worse.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 17, 2024

The Language of Gender Identity
Readers discuss an essay that criticized wording like "sex assigned at birth." Also: Power over principle; the electric grid; Shakespeare's insights.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 17, 2024

Most Teachers Know They're Playing With Fire When They Use Tech in the Classroom
But many of them know how not to get burned.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 17, 2024

The Israeli Censorship Regime Is Growing. That Needs to Stop.
Barring outside journalists from Gaza and the killings of those covering the war must stop.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 17, 2024

The Real Path to an American Civil War
Not just a deepening of present discontents, but a dramatic crash or rupture.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 17, 2024

How Trump's Failures in New York Are Prelude to His Presidency and Trial
For a kid from Queens who never quite conquered Manhattan, this trial is a fitting homecoming.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 17, 2024

Donald Trump's Secret Shame About New York City Haunts His Trial
For a kid from Queens who never quite conquered Manhattan, this trial is a fitting homecoming.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 17, 2024

Have Faith in the Trump Trial Jurors
Jesse Wegman on why "the system is operating as intended."

NYT > Opinion
Apr 17, 2024

What It Would Really Take to Have an American Civil War
Not just a deepening of present discontents, but a dramatic crash or rupture.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 17, 2024

Let Outside Journalists Into Gaza. Lives Depend on It.
Barring outside journalists from Gaza and the killings of those covering the war must stop.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 17, 2024

‘It's a Very Winnable Case': Three Writers Dissect the Trump Trial
Debate and analysis about the case, jury selection and anticipation for a potential witness.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 17, 2024

Donald Trump and American Justice
Donald Trump is enjoying the same guarantees of fairness and due process before the law that he sought to deny to others during his term.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 17, 2024

Why America Should Not Give Up on Venezuela
The Biden administration wants to lift damaging oil sanctions but is caught in a political bind with Venezuela's dictator.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 17, 2024

Venezuelans Are Suffering, but More Sanctions Won't Help
The Biden administration wants to lift damaging oil sanctions but is caught in a political bind with Venezuela's dictator.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 16, 2024

How to Be Pro-Palestinian, Pro-Israeli and Pro-Iranian
Support leadership change in Iran, Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Without that, there's zero chance for resolution.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 16, 2024

Gains and Losses: Dr. Bob and the Realities of Aging
Responses to a front-page story about an aging doctor. Also: Donald Trump's snooze in court; women vs. Trump; free speech's limits; the gun show

NYT > Opinion
Apr 16, 2024

One Thing Parents Can Control
As parents, we cannot shield our sons and daughters from the world's cruelty or our failures, but we can try to counter those things.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 16, 2024

A $1.7 Million Toilet and Liberalism's Failure to Build
Jerusalem Demsas discusses the red tape that makes it difficult for blue states to achieve ambitious infrastructure and policy goals.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 16, 2024

Donald Trump Is His Own Chaos Whisperer
At rallies, he does alt-universe loops in which he suggests that if the election hadn't been taken from him, nothing bad would have befallen the world.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 16, 2024

Why Biden Has a Narrower Path to the Presidency Than Trump, in 11 Maps
How the 2024 Electoral College map favors Donald Trump.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 16, 2024

The Smothering of Abortion Rights Reveals Something Else About Republicans
Both the federal and the Arizona Supreme Courts have conjured a past that rejects the right to bodily autonomy.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 16, 2024

Trump Courts the Chaos He Promises to Tame
At rallies, he does alt-universe loops in which he suggests that if the election hadn't been taken from him, nothing bad would have befallen the world.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 16, 2024

Why It's So Hard to Build in Liberal States
Jerusalem Demsas discusses the red tape that makes it difficult for blue states to achieve ambitious infrastructure and policy goals.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 16, 2024

Giving Joy to Our Children Is the One Thing We Can Control
As parents, we cannot shield our sons and daughters from the world's cruelty or our failures, but we can try to counter those things.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 16, 2024

Parents Can Counter the World's Cruelty With Joy
As parents, we cannot shield our sons and daughters from the world's cruelty or our failures, but we can try to counter those things.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 16, 2024

Climate Change's Hidden Costs Are the Most Damaging
We need to grapple with the many hidden, little understood, but highly damaging effects of climate change.

NYT > Opinion
Apr 16, 2024

We Don't See What Climate Change Is Doing to Us
We need to grapple with the many hidden, little understood, but highly damaging effects of climate change.

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