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Jul 05, 2022

‘Our Little Town': A Fourth of July Parade Turned Deadly
"Must each of us lose a loved one before the gun lobby is stopped?" a reader asks. Also: Justice Jackson's tough task; threats against election workers.

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Jul 05, 2022

Liberals Need a Clearer Vision of the Constitution. Here's What It Could Look Like.
The legal scholar Larry Kramer on why the left's embrace of judicial supremacy was a mistake.

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Jul 05, 2022

Christian Nationalists Are Excited About What Comes Next
The way the movement's leaders see it, Dobbs is just a way station.

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Jul 05, 2022

How Gun Violence Changed My Father, Ronald Reagan, and Our Family
There are people in America who want the rest of us to be afraid. History shows that every democracy that has crumbled did so in an atmosphere of fear.

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Jul 05, 2022

Liberals Need a Better Vision of the Constitution. Here's What It Could Look Like.
The legal scholar Larry Kramer on why the left's embrace of judicial supremacy was a mistake.

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Jul 05, 2022

I'm a High-Risk Obstetrician, and I'm Terrified for My Patients
A high-risk obstetrician explains what his patients will have to endure.

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Jul 05, 2022

How Liberals Lost the Constitution — And How to Win It Back
The legal scholar Larry Kramer on why the left's embrace of judicial supremacy was a mistake.

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Jul 05, 2022

Israel's Coalition Didn't Fail. It Set a New Bar.
The departing coalition was created out of necessity — it was the only path to unseat Benjamin Netanyahu — but it almost immediately came under vicious attack.

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Jul 05, 2022

Israel's Coalition Was Not a Failure. It Was a Precedent.
The departing coalition was created out of necessity — it was the only path to unseat Benjamin Netanyahu — but it almost immediately came under vicious attack.

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Jul 05, 2022

Is Liz Cheney Politically Brave? Joe Manchin? Mike Pence? 10 Voters Debate Courage.
10 Americans talked about leadership and bravery — or the lack of it — in politics today.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 04, 2022

Another Step Toward Climate Apocalypse
The Supreme Court does its bit to make the earth unlivable.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 04, 2022

How to Protect Bristol Bay's Salmon for the Long Haul
E.P.A. action, legislation and land conservation together can permanently protect Alaska's Bristol Bay, the salmon and a way of life.

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Jul 04, 2022

The World Is Going Hungry. Rich Countries Could Help Stop That.
The Group of 7 missed a chance to act, but it's not too late.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 04, 2022

What I Learned While Talking to Strangers
Encounters with strangers; U.S. policy in Asia; what the police need; living in nature; artificial intelligence.

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Jul 04, 2022

The Founders Bequeathed Us Something Radical
Why a culture that has bred cynicism and placed a premium on the performance of virtue is in need of new ideas to build a better America.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 04, 2022

Moving Beyond Cynicism to Resolve the Challenges We Face
Why a culture that has bred cynicism and placed a premium on the performance of virtue is in need of new ideas to build a better America.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 04, 2022

Keep Czars Far Away, in Moscow or Mar-a-Lago
Things worth fighting for on the Fourth of July.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 04, 2022

Our Gun Myths Have Held America Hostage for Too Long
Proponents of gun reform in this country are up against more than a powerful gun lobby. They are up against our most durable national myth.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 04, 2022

How Can We Still Be Talking About Trump?
Biden can't possibly like the chatter about him, either.

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Jul 04, 2022

It's July 4, 2022, and Somehow We Are Still Talking About Trump
Biden can't possibly like the chatter about him, either.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 04, 2022

In a Post-Roe World, We Can Avoid Pitting Mothers Against Babies
Especially in hard cases like ectopic pregnancy. we can offer more love and material support to mothers and children.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 04, 2022

In a Post-Roe World, We Can Treat Mothers and Children With Dignity
Especially in hard cases like ectopic pregnancy. we can offer more love and material support to mothers and children.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 04, 2022

America Is Failing Refugees, and Itself
How the United States treats refugees is one of the greatest tests of the American experiment.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 04, 2022

The World Needs More Than Crumbs From the G7's Table
The Group of 7 missed a chance to act, but it's not too late.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 04, 2022

These Truths We Hold—and Share
Why a culture that has bred cynicism and placed a premium on the performance of virtue is in need of new ideas to build a better America.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 03, 2022

Abortion, Like Prohibition, Has a Clear Racial Dimension
How long before this unpopular repression also loses favor and falls into decline?

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Jul 03, 2022

The Culture War That More Christians Should Be Fighting
If we don't talk about economic justice, we are advancing an emaciated view of Christian political engagement.

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Jul 03, 2022

America the Imperfect, on the Fourth of July
Reflections on America, in response to a column by Pamela Paul. Also: School safety; Microsoft and unions; abortion pills; God and miscarriages.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 03, 2022

An Ode to the Queen City of the Hudson
When the snow gives way to the dog days of summer, many locals find some relief at the swimming hole on Wappinger Creek.

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Jul 03, 2022

Abortion Bans Will Affect Americans Rich and Poor
The notion that rich women will be fine, regardless of what the law says, is probably comforting to some. But it is simply not true.

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Jul 03, 2022

My O.C.D. Diagnosis Was a Blessing, Until It Became Too Central to My Identity
Getting a mental health diagnosis can be a huge relief. But can the label become a problem?

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Jul 03, 2022

My O.C.D. Diagnosis Was a Blessing, Until it Became Too Central to My Life
Getting a mental health diagnosis can be a huge relief. But can the label become a problem?

NYT > Opinion
Jul 03, 2022

The Persistent Myth That Restricting Abortion Rights Won't Affect the Rich
The notion that rich women will be fine, regardless of what the law says, is probably comforting to some. But it is simply not true.

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Jul 03, 2022

The Far Right and Far Left Agree on One Thing: Women Don't Count
Tolerance for one group doesn't need to mean intolerance for another.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 02, 2022

El Salvador's Bitcoin Paradise Is a Mirage
The country's cryptocurrency is nothing more than authoritarian propaganda.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 02, 2022

Will Reactionaries Impose a Red-State Social Order on the Rest of Us?
The Supreme Court has freed Republican-led states to try extend their authority beyond their borders.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 02, 2022

The Democrat Who's Flipping the Campaign Script
A candidate for Congress is speaking out against the government red tape that is reviled in parts of rural America.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 02, 2022

What to Do Now to Prepare for the Next Recession
Rushing in to confront a crisis is always better than letting it simply unfold.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 02, 2022

The National Ambitions of States' Rights Reactionaries
Will a red-state social order be imposed on the rest of the country?

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Jul 02, 2022

The American Flag Belongs to Me, Too, and This Year I'm Taking It Back
Old Glory has become such a strong a feature of Trump rallies that many liberals have all but rejected it.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 02, 2022

How Rules Fuel Populist Anger in Rural America
One Democrat attempts to flip the script by speaking out against government red tape.

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Jul 02, 2022

In El Salvador, Bitcoin Is Nothing More Than Authoritarian Propaganda
The country's cryptocurrency paradise is a mirage.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 02, 2022

Let's Not Pretend We're Keeping Our Promises on Asylum
The most powerful countries decided that people were entitled to seek asylum. Now they undermine those promises without consequence.

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Jul 02, 2022

An Anti-Abortion Victory, but ‘at What Price'?
Readers react to a column by Ross Douthat and a guest essay by an anti-abortion advocate.

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Jul 02, 2022

We Are Not Powerless Against a Recession
Rushing in to confront a crisis is always better than letting it simply unfold.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 02, 2022

We Are Not Powerless Against Calamity
Rushing in to confront a crisis is always better than letting it simply unfold.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 02, 2022

The Republican War on Sex
In the America where I came of age, I was told my life was worth more than my ability to have babies. And my sexuality was nothing to be ashamed of.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 02, 2022

The Anti-Abortion Movement Wants to Punish Women for Having Sex
In the America where I came of age, I was told my life was worth more than my ability to have babies. And my sexuality was nothing to be ashamed of.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 01, 2022

The Supreme Court Sabotages Efforts to Protect Public Health and Safety
The decision issued a warning shot across the bow of the administrative state.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 01, 2022

‘Woman' and ‘Female' Didn't Start as Words About Men
Culture has shaped perceptions of words.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 01, 2022

The E.P.A. Ruling Goes Beyond Coal Regulation
The decision issued a warning shot across the bow of the administrative state.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 01, 2022

The Supreme Court Has Made It Even Harder to Fight Climate Change
The decision issued a warning shot across the bow of the administrative state.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 01, 2022

Stop Asking Those Closest to Tragedy to Do the Heaviest Lifting
I too have quiet dignity. I will not allow you to suffocate me under your version of a superhero.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 01, 2022

Will Companies Help Their Employees Get Abortions?
There's no ducking this fight.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 01, 2022

Wonking Out: Taking the ‘Flation' Out of Stagflation
The trench seems to have recovered its anchor, or something.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 01, 2022

A Win for the Coal Industry, a Loss for the Planet
Readers are dismayed by a Supreme Court decision limiting the E.P.A.'s authority to address climate change. Also: Car safety; revitalizing rural areas.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 01, 2022

How to Understand the Supreme Court's Shift to the Right
The legal scholar Kate Shaw walks me through the Supreme Court's decades-long conservative counterrevolution.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 01, 2022

Democrats Need Patriotism Now More Than Ever
Gripped by anger and despair, Democrats may not want to celebrate this country. But they need patriotism in order to save American democracy.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 01, 2022

The Supreme Court Is the Final Word on Nothing
It, too, can be checked and balanced.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 01, 2022

A Supreme Court Head-Scratcher: Is a Colonial Musket ‘Analogous' to an AR-15?
And other questions about gun regulations then and now.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 01, 2022

On Guns, a Supreme Court Head-Scratcher: Is a Colonial Musket ‘Analogous' to an AR-15?
And other questions about gun regulations then and now.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 01, 2022

Why the 14th Amendment Should Protect Fetal Life
The unborn child's state of existential dependence upon its mother, not its autonomy, makes it especially entitled to care, nurture and legal protection.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 01, 2022

What Makes a Fetus a Person?
The unborn child's state of existential dependence upon its mother, not its autonomy, makes it especially entitled to care, nurture and legal protection.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 01, 2022

America's Post-Roe Chaos Is Here
The reality of criminalized abortion is going to shock people

NYT > Opinion
Jul 01, 2022

The Supreme Court's E.P.A. Decision Is More Gloom Than Doom
The most profound effect of West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency may ultimately be cultural.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 01, 2022

The Single Best Guide I've Heard to the Supreme Court's Rightward Shift
The legal scholar Kate Shaw walks me through the Supreme Court's decades-long conservative counterrevolution.

NYT > Opinion
Jun 30, 2022

Why on Earth Is Pelosi Supporting the Trumpists?
The moral idiocy of promoting the extremists.

NYT > Opinion
Jun 30, 2022

Crazies, Cowards and the Trump Coup
We need moral courage, but it's very rare.

NYT > Opinion
Jun 30, 2022

Resisting the Worst of the Web Is Not Futile
Tech moguls may be more powerful — and unholy — than ever, but consumers don't have to be complacent.

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Jun 30, 2022

Liars, Losers and the Lessons of ‘Antiques Roadshow'
There is something truly American about hopefully dragging your old stuff to a TV production set.

NYT > Opinion
Jun 30, 2022

Is the Right to Same-Sex Marriage Next?
Why the Supreme Court should not overturn the right to same-sex marriage.

NYT > Opinion
Jun 30, 2022

Protection of the Rights to Contraception and Same-Sex Marriage and Intimacy Is in the Constitution
Why the Supreme Court should not overturn the right to same-sex marriage.

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Jun 30, 2022

Abortion on the Ballot: ‘Remember, You Are Alone in the Voting Booth'
Voters, Republican and Democratic, discuss the politics of abortion. Also: Gerrymandering; the Ukraine war; "stolen" elections; a constitutional convention.

NYT > Opinion
Jun 30, 2022

Was Jan. 6 Really ‘Un-American'?
Trump's enduring popularity challenges the country's ideals.

NYT > Opinion
Jun 30, 2022

I'm a New York City Liberal, and I Want a Gun
The recent Supreme Court decision on carrying handguns helps people like me.

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Jun 30, 2022

The End of Roe, the End of Trump
After Dobbs, the Republican Party doesn't need Trump.

NYT > Opinion
Jun 30, 2022

Behind the Scenes of ‘Sway' With Kara Swisher
In the "Sway" finale, the tech journalist and podcast host revisits conversations with Nancy Pelosi and Monica Lewinsky and answers listeners' questions.

NYT > Opinion
Jun 30, 2022

Dobbs Is Not the Only Reason to Question the Legitimacy of the Supreme Court
America's age of norms is over.

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Jun 30, 2022

A Lesbian Republican's Fight for a Future in the G.O.P.
With the recent Republican rollbacks on L.G.B.T.Q. rights, Jerri Ann Henry wonders whether she has a future in the party.

NYT > Opinion
Jun 30, 2022

She's Gay and a Republican. Is There a Place for Her in the G.O.P.?
With the recent Republican rollbacks on L.G.B.T.Q. rights, Jerri Ann Henry wonders whether she has a future in the party.

NYT > Opinion
Jun 29, 2022

Women Will Save Us
In the face of recent threats to the country, women have stepped up more than men.

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Jun 29, 2022

The Supreme Court Takes Us Back … Way Back
Think about what the world was really like before Roe.

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Jun 29, 2022

Is the Supreme Court Facing a Legitimacy Crisis?
Warnings of the court's declining credibility are hardly new, but after Roe's fall, they've intensified and moved well beyond the bench.

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Jun 29, 2022

Cassidy Hutchinson Changes Everything
Her testimony delivered shocking and consequential revelations, but they have hardly been the only ones.

NYT > Opinion
Jun 29, 2022

‘This Really Changes Things': Three Opinion Writers on Cassidy Hutchinson's Jan. 6 Testimony
Bret Stephens and Michelle Cottle answer the question: Should Trump be indicted?

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Jun 29, 2022

Even the ‘Good Fires' Can Now Turn Disastrous
Climate change hasn't made all prescribed burns unsafe, but more care needs to be taken in starting them, and even then, risk cannot be eliminated entirely.

NYT > Opinion
Jun 29, 2022

Wildfires Could Be Treated as a Form Of Maintenance, Like Flu Shots
Climate change hasn't made all prescribed burns unsafe, but more care needs to be taken in starting them, and even then, risk cannot be eliminated entirely.

NYT > Opinion
Jun 29, 2022

As Big Business Is Accused of Becoming ‘Woke,' Small Business Is Looking to Go Its Own Way
There's now a more conservative alternative to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

NYT > Opinion
Jun 29, 2022

I'm an American, Why Have I Been Left to Rot as a Hostage of Iran?
Iran will release its captives only if offered sufficient incentives. Critics reject this solution without providing viable alternatives.

NYT > Opinion
Jun 29, 2022

On Israeli and American Ballots: The Soul of Democracy
What ails Israel's politics has similarities in the United States.

NYT > Opinion
Jun 29, 2022

A U.S.-Iran Game of Nuclear Chicken
A reader discusses the deadlock over Iran's nuclear program. Also: "Czar" as a title in America.

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Jun 29, 2022

Democrats Are Having a Purity-Test Problem at Exactly the Wrong Time
"It has become too easy for people to conflate disagreements about issues with matters of identity," one nonprofit official says.

NYT > Opinion
Jun 29, 2022

When Reproductive Choice Is a Family Value
What it's like to be a second-generation director of a North Carolina abortion clinic.

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Jun 29, 2022

America's ‘Machinery of Death' Is Slowly Grinding to a Halt
The numbers of executions and death sentences are falling.

NYT > Opinion
Jun 29, 2022

America's Death Penalty Sentences Are Slowly Grinding to a Halt
The numbers of executions and death sentences are falling.

NYT > Opinion
Jun 29, 2022

Democrats Are Having a Purity Test Problem at Exactly the Wrong Time
"It has become too easy for people to conflate disagreements about issues with matters of identity," one nonprofit official says.

NYT > Opinion
Jun 29, 2022

I'm Held Hostage in Iran. President Biden, End This Nightmare.
Iran will release its captives only if offered sufficient incentives. Critics reject this solution without providing viable alternatives.

NYT > Opinion
Jun 29, 2022

This Is What a Post-Roe Abortion Looks Like
The story of my abortion odyssey is about to become a lot more common.

NYT > Opinion
Jun 29, 2022

NATO Expansion, Compliments of Mr. Putin
Make the affirmative case for NATO enlargement.

NYT > Opinion
Jun 28, 2022

If Only Trump Had Been Stopped From Grabbing America's Steering Wheel
Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony was a devastating portrait of recklessness and narcissism.

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