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Jul 23, 2021

Michael Wolff: I'm Sure Trump Will Run for President in 2024
I've written three books about Donald Trump, and I spoke with him this spring. He won't be able to resist the lure of the presidency.

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Jul 23, 2021

Harm Reduction is a Gift from Drug Users
Harm reduction is a gift from some of society's most demonized people.

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Jul 23, 2021

Enlist Trump Against Vaccine Hesitancy
Readers urge Donald Trump to persuade the vaccine holdouts. Also: Prosecuting rapists; the appeal of Texas; Republicans and Jan. 6; China crackdown; higher education.

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Jul 23, 2021

How Blue Cities Became So Outrageously Unaffordable
How did the party of big government become the party of paralysis?

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Jul 23, 2021

Wonking Out: What Inflation Risks and My Intermittent Fasting Have in Common
Hear me out.

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Jul 23, 2021

Biden Is Asking for $4 Trillion. Congress Shouldn't Give It to Him.
The president's economic plan would risk making inflation worse.

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Jul 23, 2021

A Foreign Agent in Trump's Inner Circle?
Even amid a glut of scandals, Tom Barrack's arrest is a big deal.

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Jul 23, 2021

Headache Research Advances Though Cures Are Elusive
Research into these often mysterious and debilitating disorders has languished. That's changing.

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Jul 23, 2021

The Supreme Court Needs to Be Cut Down to Size
We need to make the justices less central to our politics and our constitutional order.

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Jul 23, 2021

Liberals Say They Care About Equality. So Why Are Blue Cities So Unaffordable?
How the party of big government became the party of paralysis.

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Jul 23, 2021

Mask and Lockdown Mandates Can't Beat Covid-19. Only Vaccines Can.
I'm done with masks and lockdowns.

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Jul 23, 2021

Congress Shouldn't Risk Making Inflation Worse
Don't drive up economic demand when demand is already strong.

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Jul 23, 2021

Germany Is in Shock. Its Politicians Are on Autopilot.
Catastrophic floods have done strangely little to shake up the contest to replace Angela Merkel.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 22, 2021

How Racist Is America?
Bigotry and discrimination have not killed the American dream for all groups.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 22, 2021

Should Only the Little People Pay Taxes?
Why is the G.O.P. objectively pro-tax evasion?

NYT > Opinion
Jul 22, 2021

Where Is Biden's Climate Change ‘Revolution'?
The clock is ticking.

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Jul 22, 2021

Tear Down the Restaurant Sheds Before It's Too Late
We now have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to remake our streets.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 22, 2021

What the Milwaukee Bucks' Win Did for Their City
This troubled, divided city needed something to celebrate.

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Jul 22, 2021

Fauci vs. Rand Paul on Vaccines: No ‘Bromance' Here
"It is clear that Dr. Fauci will not allow himself to be used as a punching bag," a reader writes. Also: Climate change; unvaccinated hospital workers; reconnecting in a national park.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 22, 2021

The Trump Books Keep on Coming
Politically speaking, we're not served by our stewing.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 22, 2021

What I Saw in Yosemite Was Devastating
What does it mean if we can't protect even our protected land from climate change?

NYT > Opinion
Jul 22, 2021

In Nearly All Other Democracies, This Is Not Normal
The two-year House term has profound consequences for our government — and too many of them are negative.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 22, 2021

Cash Will Soon Be Obsolete. Will America Be Ready?
The Federal Reserve should begin experimenting with a virtual currency.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 22, 2021

I Miss the Old Yosemite
What does it mean if we can't protect even our protected land from climate change?

NYT > Opinion
Jul 22, 2021

Why I'm Still Watching the Olympics
Tokyo is shaping up to be an angry Olympics, and with good reason. Is it possible to still watch in good faith?

NYT > Opinion
Jul 22, 2021

Robot Therapists? Not So Fast, Says Talkspace C.E.O.
Oren Frank argues that the future of therapy is still in the hands of humans. But what does tech-enabled therapy mean for privacy and your data?

NYT > Opinion
Jul 21, 2021

Why Rural America Needs Immigrants
We need smart policy like immigration reform for sustained growth.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 21, 2021

America Has Too Many Elections
The two-year House term has profound consequences for our government — and too many of them are negative.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 21, 2021

America in 2090: The Impact of Extreme Heat, in Maps
Global warming will get worse unless we cut greenhouse gas emissions.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 21, 2021

Jeff Bezos in Space: Inspiring or Wasteful?
One reader says the billionaire's money should instead be spent on "a world in shambles," while another sees in space travel "a world of wonders." Also: Vaccines for children.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 21, 2021

Extreme Heat Is Deadly. Here's How to Limit Its Toll.
Global warming will get worse unless we cut greenhouse gas emissions.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 21, 2021

Climate Change Is Too Hot Not to Handle
Global warming is a culprit in extreme heat. It will get worse unless we cut greenhouse gas emissions.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 21, 2021

Covid Has Created a Scale of Family Loss Not Seen Since AIDS
As we did with PEPFAR, we need to step up to support children whose parents and grandparents have died.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 21, 2021

We Owe Haiti a Debt We Can't Repay
Haitians carried out the first and only successful slave revolt in modern history, then repelled Napoleon's forces, making way for the Louisiana Purchase.

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Jul 21, 2021

We Are Leaving ‘Lost Einsteins' Behind
Hundreds of thousands of highly capable people are being dropped by the wayside.

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Jul 21, 2021

Should We Try to Make Contact With Aliens?
To reach out, or not to reach out: That is the extraterrestrial question.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 20, 2021

The Anti-Vaccine Movement Is Much Bigger Than Facebook
The president blamed social media for vaccine misinformation. It's not that simple.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 20, 2021

England Has Its ‘Freedom Day,' but Does It Have a Covid Plan?
We have no plan.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 20, 2021

Eric Adams Is Going to Save New York
For progressives, he's a nightmare. For the rest of big-city America, he's a godsend.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 20, 2021

Britain has its ‘Freedom Day,' But Does it Have a Covid Plan?
We have no plan.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 20, 2021

A Million Children Have Lost a Caregiver to Covid. Here's How We Can Help Them.
As we did with PEPFAR for AIDS, we need to step up to support youngsters whose parents and grandparents have died.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 20, 2021

Is the United States Done Being the World's Cop?
The Bush Doctrine is dead. What's replacing it?

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Jul 20, 2021

What You'll Remember
Stable, affordable housing was out of reach for a San Francisco Bay Area family. So they built a home without a house.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 20, 2021

How to Raise a Happy Family When You're Homeless
Stable, affordable housing was out of reach for a Bay Area family. In a new short film, see a personal account of building a home without a house.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 20, 2021

The Anti-Vaxxers and Their Enablers
Readers criticize those who refuse vaccination. Also: The reporter who covered the Jeffrey Epstein story; renewable energy.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 20, 2021

Britain Is ‘Free.' And in Total Chaos.
We have no plan.

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Jul 20, 2021

This Conversation Will Change How You Think About Thinking
Modern work culture is built on a broken model of the mind.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 20, 2021

The Crackdown in China Is a Hot Mess, and It's Coming for Us
The stakes of the U.S.-China war over the future of the internet are escalating.

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Jul 20, 2021

How to Reach the Unvaccinated
We could try to expand vaccinations by going in for heavy-handed, possibly counterproductive interventions. Or we could try something more simple.

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Jul 20, 2021

Post-Covid, What Work-Life Balance Needs Is Less Work, More Life
The goal is "one reasonable job per person," not "two for one and half for another."

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Jul 20, 2021

The Press Just Got a Big Win. Let's Make It Permanent.
Merrick Garland on Monday established a rule that should extend beyond the Biden administration.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 20, 2021

Why the U.S. Should Fear China's Big Tech Crackdown
The stakes of the U.S.-China war over the future of the internet are escalating.

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Jul 20, 2021

Our Workplaces Think We're Computers. We're Not.
Modern work culture is built on a broken model of the mind.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 19, 2021

Trump, Covid and the Loneliness Breaking America
Authoritarianism attracts isolated people.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 19, 2021

Good Riddance, TurboTax. Americans Need a Real ‘Free File' Program.
The company's exit from a federal program that provides free tax-filing software is an opportunity for the I.R.S. to create something better.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 19, 2021

Republicans Have Their Own Private Autocracy
Loyalty signaling, flattery inflation and the modern G.O.P.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 19, 2021

Black Unemployment Matters Just as Much as White Unemployment
Because of the Fed, every month from September 1975 to June 1997 the Black unemployment rate was in the double digits.

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Jul 19, 2021

The N.Y.C. Subways Have a Crime Problem
The city cannot simply wait for ridership to go back up, fixing the problem naturally.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 19, 2021

Cautions as We Move Beyond the War on Drugs
Readers discuss an essay by Michael Pollan on devising new policies as states begin to decriminalize drugs. Also: The Olympic Games; predicting Supreme Court decisions.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 19, 2021

What Happens if There's a Covid Outbreak at the Olympics?
Kara Swisher finds out why the 2020 Tokyo Games are still on for 2021 and who might be held accountable if they become a superspreader event.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 19, 2021

Texas's Abortion Law Upends the Legal System
A court battle has begun over the state's effort to turn its citizenry into an anti-abortion Stasi.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 19, 2021

Joe Biden Won't Stop Surprising Us
It turns out that the era of big government isn't over.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 19, 2021

The New Generation of Cubans Who Won't Be Silenced
Many in the island had come to believe that the dictatorship would be eternal, that our only options were to flee or to remain silent. But the silence has been broken.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 19, 2021

It Turns Out That the Era of Big Government Isn't Over
Joe Biden continues to surprise us.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 19, 2021

Kara Goes to the Olympics
Well, not really. But she finds out why the 2020 Tokyo Games are still on for 2021 and who might be held accountable if they become a superspreader event.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 19, 2021

Dolly Parton Tried to Get Tennessee Vaccinated. But It's Not Enough.
I just don't get it.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 18, 2021

Merrick Garland's Choice on Mo Brooks and the Capitol Attack
The Justice Department should choose accountability for Mo Brooks and others over neutrality.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 18, 2021

How and When to Teach the Dark Truths of U.S. History
Readers react to a column by Ross Douthat about the value of a "patriotic education." Also: The aftermath of cancer; social media and prejudice.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 18, 2021

Covid Vaccine Booster Shots Are Coming. Are they Needed?
Boosters may make it to market whether they are critical for vaccinated people or not.

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Jul 18, 2021

Why Christians Must Fight Systemic Racism
When Christians stand up against oppression, they are not losing the plot; they are discovering an element of Christianity that has been with us since the beginning.

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Jul 18, 2021

As the Press Weakens, So Does Democracy
We are moving ever closer to a country where the corrupt can deal in the darkness with less fear of being exposed.

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Jul 18, 2021

Joe Biden's Monumental Environmental Gambit
Biden has made progress on climate, even if activists can't see it.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 17, 2021

What Do Police Know About Teenagers? Not Enough.
An Indiana county has instructed every cop on how teens differ developmentally. Unnecessary arrests have plummeted as a result.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 17, 2021

How Conservatives Can Reshape Education
The right needs to create institutions, not just restrict what the ones we have can teach.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 17, 2021

Biden's Made Progress on Climate, Even if Activists Can't See It
Joe Biden's monumental environmental gambit.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 17, 2021

Julie Brown's Fight to Expose Epstein's Crimes — and Earn a Living
Julie Brown's "Perversion of Justice" is a reminder of how much local news matters.

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Jul 17, 2021

Roxane Gay: Why People Are So Awful Online
On social media, we are all hammers seeking nails.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 17, 2021

Laws Banning Critical Race Theory
Readers cite Orwell's "1984" and Darwin's theory of evolution as they offer a range of opinions on teaching C.R.T.

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Jul 17, 2021

Slip Sliding Away From History
Not so fast, you enablers scurrying for the exits!

NYT > Opinion
Jul 16, 2021

‘They're Killing People'? Biden Isn't Quite Right, but He's Not Wrong.
Why the president says Facebook is endangering Americans.

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Jul 16, 2021

‘They're Killing People'? Biden Isn't Quite Right, but He's Not Wrong
Why the president says Facebook is endangering Americans.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 16, 2021

Could Banking Magic Save Cities From Climate Disaster?
One way to avoid this circular debate on debt, taxes and spending is to provide states and cities with cheap, reliable low-cost loans.

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Jul 16, 2021

Covid Risks Both Democrats and Republicans Took
The politicalization of the coronavirus outbreak is undeniable. But what people valued and the risks they were willing to take have been similar.

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Jul 16, 2021

Wonking Out: Two Cheers for Carbon Tariffs
Saving the planet is more important than free-trade mysticism.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 16, 2021

The Anti-Vaccination Messages From Fox News
A reader says it can't be a good business strategy to encourage your viewers to get sick and die. Also: Aid to Haiti.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 16, 2021

Threatened by Climate Change? Consider Managed Retreat.
When endangered by climate change, communities should move away more often and in more innovative ways.

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Jul 16, 2021

The Simplest Tool for Improving Cities Is Also Free
The pandemic taught us that time might be our most valuable resource for building the environments we want.

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Jul 16, 2021

Republicans Now Have Two Ways to Threaten Elections
A ‘house divided' cannot support our democracy.

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Jul 16, 2021

Ibram X. Kendi on What Conservatives — and Liberals — Get Wrong About Antiracism
A challenging discussion on the hard, and sometimes unanswerable, questions around racism and public policy.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 15, 2021

How Big Spending Got Its Groove Back
There has been a huge change in what's considered politically feasible.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 15, 2021

It's Too Early to Celebrate the Child Tax Credit
The victory that Democrats celebrated on Thursday hasn't been won. The tax credit remains temporary, and coverage is incomplete.

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Jul 15, 2021

The American Identity Crisis
America is withdrawing just as the world's reactionaries make their push.

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Jul 15, 2021

How Worried Should You Be About Inflation?
If you've had to scour the market lately for an affordable car or a new apartment lease, you may have noticed: Things are getting more expensive.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 15, 2021

The Republican Attacks on Voting Rights
Readers urge Democrats to be more aggressive in preserving an essential part of democracy. Also: The Delta variant; Tennessee's rejection of science; artistic dreams; bad behavior at restaurants.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 15, 2021

Trump's ‘Team Kraken' Lands in Hot Water
L. Lin Wood and other lawyers are now trying to minimize the roles they played after the 2020 election.

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Jul 15, 2021

Gossip Is Not a Sin
No matter which evangelical church I attended or which pastor preached, the message was always the same: Men were prone to lust, women to gossip.

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Jul 15, 2021

Why Texas Democrats Can't Stop Voting Restrictions
America should pay attention to what has gone awfully wrong in the Lone Star State.

NYT > Opinion
Jul 15, 2021

Without Covid Vaccines, the Developing World Is a Tinderbox
Without vaccines, desperate countries are running out of hope.

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Jul 15, 2021

It Seems Odd That We Would Just Let the World Burn
Where is the urgency on climate change?

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Jul 15, 2021

The Supreme Court's Voting Rights Decision Reflects the Partisan Divide
A clash among justices over what constitutes the right to vote mirrors the partisan divide on the question.

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