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Oct 15, 2021

Attitudes Toward Masks Around the World
Readers compare how Germany, Australia, France and the United States have been dealing with Covid. Also: Means-testing for social programs; getting even with robocallers.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 15, 2021

The Fed Shouldn't Make a Call on Inflation Yet
I beseech you, think it possible you may be mistaken.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 15, 2021

Does the Supreme Court Belong to Justice Clarence Thomas Now?
With conservative justices in the majority, the court seems to be reshaping itself in Justice Thomas's image.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 15, 2021

Is It Time for Kyrsten Sinema to Leave the Democratic Party?
The Arizona senator is, at heart, a Democrat of convenience and expediency. She could well break up with the party — before it breaks up with her.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 15, 2021

The Unvaccinated May Not Be Who You Think
Science can find a cure for our diseases, but not for our societal ills.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 15, 2021

A Crypto Optimist Meets a Crypto Skeptic
Katie Haun and I discuss the future cryptocurrency could create.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 15, 2021

This Halloween, Give Horror a Chance
Dealing with horror on the screen and on the page can help you deal with horror in the real world.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 15, 2021

Does the Supreme Court Belong to Justice Thomas Now?
With conservative justices in the majority, it seems to be reshaping itself in his image.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 15, 2021

Introducing the Ezra Klein Show Guest Hosts
A stellar lineup of guest hosts will be filling in for Ezra during his parental leave.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 14, 2021

What America's History of Immigration Means to Me
We need a national story based on humility, not grandiosity.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 14, 2021

Why More American Workers Are Quitting
Since the pandemic's start, Americans seem to be rethinking their lives.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 14, 2021

Can Lab-Grown Burgers Help Stop Climate Change?
Lab-grown meat has been hailed as a solution to humanity's unsustainable consumption of animal products, but some say the idea is a fantasy.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 14, 2021

California Homeowners Flex Their Political Muscle
The lasting power of neighborhood organizing.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 14, 2021

Where Biden Is Most Vulnerable
He said he knew how to get things moving. But we're stalled.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 14, 2021

The Chaotic Conditions at Rikers Island
The deplorable conditions at the New York prison complex. Also: The joy of audiobooks; airline vaccine mandates; Bond, James Bond.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 14, 2021

Why Does Everyone Suddenly Care About Supply Chains?
The pandemic showed how vulnerable we are to a globalized economic system. But an entirely domestic industrial policy may actually backfire.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 14, 2021

Why American Industrial Policy Should Be Global
Why an entirely domestic industrial policy may actually backfire.

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Oct 14, 2021

Australia Is Still a ‘Free' Country, Despite Our Covid Lockdowns
Australians have been enlisted as unwitting props in an American culture war.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 14, 2021

Adam Schiff on Facebook, Fox News and the Trump Cult
The congressman gives an update on the Jan. 6 committee and talks about the future of Trump and the country.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 14, 2021

Britain Infected Volunteers With Covid. Why Won't the U.S.?
The controversial history of human challenge trials.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 14, 2021

Would You Let a Scientist Infect You With Covid?
The controversial history of human challenge trials.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 13, 2021

Texas Is a Harbinger of Doom
Mississippi was one of the states at the vanguard of the first Jim Crow; Texas may well be at the vanguard of the next.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 13, 2021

What if You Had Abortion Pills in Your Medicine Cabinet?
Doctors need to consider ways to adapt to this era of waning abortion access.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 13, 2021

Robocalls Are Not Even the Worst of It
Updating our war against the scammers and assorted interrupters.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 13, 2021

Jon Gruden's Emails Shocked Me. They Shouldn't Have.
His slur-filled comments are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the culture of the N.F.L.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 13, 2021

Nobel Awards for Real-World Economists
This year's laureates showed us how to distinguish causation from correlation in the real world.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 13, 2021

What Dave Chappelle's Netflix Special's Trans Remarks Show
If the comedian expects us to take a joke, he should be able to take criticism.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 13, 2021

A Racial Reckoning Is Underway in Theater. Where Is the Gender Reckoning?
A major American theater planned to produce nine plays by men and one by a woman this season. Why did it take a male playwright to change that when women have flagged such inequities for years?

NYT > Opinion
Oct 13, 2021

How to Counter Pro-Trump Extremism
Readers discuss how to combat Trumpism. Also: The F.D.A. decision on e-cigarettes; the port crisis; parents and teenagers; decluttering responsibly.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 13, 2021

America Is ‘Terrorizing' These Workers
Migrant workers in America are in limbo. It's time to change things.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 13, 2021

Rich Countries' Climate Change Responsibility
Rich countries must bear the cost if we can ever hope to achieve a net-zero world.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 13, 2021

Democrats Can't Just Give the People What They Want
Nor would that be totally advisable.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 13, 2021

What Biden Is Still Getting Wrong on Immigration
Migrant workers in America are in limbo. It's time to change things.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 13, 2021

The Moral Panic Engulfing Instagram
Instagram may be harmful to teenagers — but people said that about rock, rap and video games, too.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 13, 2021

Why Democrats Are Having Trouble in Congress
A party with full control of government usually struggles and often fails to enact its agenda.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 13, 2021

An Afghan Woman, Deserted by the U.S. and Fleeing the Taliban
Abandoned by the U.S., an Afghan woman secretly records video diaries while on the run from the Taliban.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 13, 2021

My Toxic Afghan Love Story
Abandoned by the U.S., an Afghan woman secretly records video diaries while on the run from the Taliban.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 12, 2021

Can Hollywood Adapt to Streaming?
More of us are watching movies at home. Will Hollywood ever adapt?

NYT > Opinion
Oct 12, 2021

What Does a University Owe Democracy?
Academia can still serve the goals of liberty. But first the Coward Culture has to go.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 12, 2021

Does the Democratic Party Have a Future?
Democrats are staring down a decade of powerlessness, and some strategists think shutting up about racial injustice and immigration could save them.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 12, 2021

Washington Should Quit Its Budget Gimmicks
Sometimes true costs are hidden by backloading them.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 12, 2021

Controversial Words You Can Use
The language police have gone too far.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 12, 2021

The White House Should Quit Its Budget Gimmicks
Sometimes true costs are hidden by backloading them.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 12, 2021

‘There Are Better Riches Than Commerce' and Other Lessons From Nick Offerman
The actor and author shares some earthy wisdom from his time spent outdoors and in the woodworking shop.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 12, 2021

Afghanistan Is in Economic Free Fall. It Needs Aid.
Unless money starts flowing soon, Afghanistan is facing a catastrophe.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 12, 2021

Inside Republicans' Policy Rift With Corporate America
Corporations learn that extremism is not their friend.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 12, 2021

On Masks and Covid, I Found Common Sense in Germany
A look at life in Germany, where common-sense Covid measures aren't politicized.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 12, 2021

‘There Are Better Riches Than Commerce,' and Other Lessons From Nick Offerman
The actor and author shares some earthy wisdom from his time spent outdoors and in the woodworking shop.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 12, 2021

Should Gifted Students Be in Separate Classes?
The debate over gifted-and-talented programs. Also: Moderna's chairman responds; "illiberal democracy" in Hungary - and the U.S.?

NYT > Opinion
Oct 12, 2021

Afghanistan Is in Economic Freefall. It Needs Aid.
Unless money starts flowing soon, Afghanistan is facing a catastrophe.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 12, 2021

How the Young Lords Changed Public Health Care
The Young Lords took over Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx on July 14, 1970. Their demand? Accessible, quality health care for all.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 12, 2021

Lessons on Living Well, From Nick Offerman
The actor and author shares some earthy wisdom from his time spent outdoors and in the woodworking shop.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 12, 2021

How Democrats Can Save Themselves
Liberals need to go beyond what polls well.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 12, 2021

Takeover
On July 14, 1970, members of the Young Lords took over Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx. Among their demands? Accessible, quality health care for all.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 11, 2021

How Opportunity Zones Became a Tax Loophole for the Rich
During his campaign, President Biden vowed to "reform opportunity zones to fulfill their promise," but so far, the administration hasn't proposed anything.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 11, 2021

A Deserved Nobel Economics Prize Reminds Us Facts Matter
A well-deserved Nobel reminds us why facts seem to have a liberal bias.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 11, 2021

What an L.A. City Council Seat Shows About Power and Politics
The strange case of Nithya Raman, the embattled Los Angeles City Councilwoman.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 11, 2021

Will a Global Minimum Tax End the Tax Haven Race to the Bottom?
To crack down on tax havens, nations have agreed on a plan for a global minimum tax of 15 percent.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 11, 2021

The Temporary Truce on the Debt Ceiling
Maneuvering over the debt; Indigenous Peoples' Day; China's economy; border crisis; a course in the Beatles; a quieter SoHo; advice, wanted or not.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 11, 2021

Samantha Bee Talks Marjorie Taylor Greene and the Trumps
The comedian and advocate talks about politics, Covid-19 and life after covering the former president.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 11, 2021

Could an IATSE Union Strike Fix the Film Industry?
Hollywood is back in full swing, grinding those behind the scenes down to the bone. Can a new union contract fix that?

NYT > Opinion
Oct 11, 2021

There's More Than One Way to Play Dead
The Senate is in a tizzy. Education is in a tizzy. Also, Democratic strategists.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 11, 2021

Halting Extinction Is an Issue We Actually Agree On
People on both sides of the aisle can work together to prevent future calamities from unfolding.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 11, 2021

Elect Democrats in 2022, Write Miles Taylor and Christine Todd Whitman
Moderates of both parties will need to build trust and cooperate in campaigning.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 11, 2021

Samantha Bee Doesn't Miss Donald Trump
The comedian and advocate talks about life after covering the former president.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 11, 2021

The Pandora Papers Expose Britain's Role in Money Laundering
Together with its territories overseas, Britain is instrumental in a global game of deceit.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 10, 2021

How to Help Prepare Kids for Suffering
We should resist the temptation to shield children from the realities of the pandemic.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 10, 2021

The Democrats Are in Danger of a Midterm Rout
With the president's agenda stalled in Congress, many Democratic voters are growing impatient and disillusioned.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 10, 2021

A New Malaria Vaccine Marks a Critical Moment for Africa
A new malaria vaccine should inspire even further Africa-based science.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 10, 2021

How ‘Opportunity Zones' Became a Tax Loophole for the Rich
During his campaign, President Biden vowed to "reform opportunity zones to fulfill their promise," but so far the administration hasn't proposed anything.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 10, 2021

Sex Positivity, Pornography and Feminism
Readers discuss a column by Michelle Goldberg. Also: A reader objects to calling Americans "terrible tourists."

NYT > Opinion
Oct 10, 2021

How to Help Kids Process the Trauma of Covid
We should resist the temptation to shield children from the realities of the pandemic.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 10, 2021

Abortion Rights and Trans Rights Are Two Sides of the Same Coin
Bodily integrity matters — for all people.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 10, 2021

The Deaf Population Is Growing. Acceptance Should, Too
We should take a cultural approach that incorporates universal design, dismantles structural barriers, and includes deaf people from the ground up.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 10, 2021

Does Instagram Harm Girls? No One Actually Knows.
The findings of psychological research are inconclusive.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 09, 2021

Joe Manchin's Choices on Family Policy
How the conservative Democrat should be negotiating with his party.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 09, 2021

Stop the Debt Ceiling Nonsense
In the fight over the debt ceiling, both political parties are behaving badly, albeit in very different ways.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 09, 2021

What Does ‘Popularism' Look Like in Practice?
Bill Clinton, race and the politics of the 1990s.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 09, 2021

Gender-Neutral Pronouns: The Singular ‘They' and Alternatives
Some readers find the new usage of "they" confusing and offer other options such as "que" and "s/he."

NYT > Opinion
Oct 09, 2021

The Team Heard Round the World
The nationalization of sports tells a tale of American politics too.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 09, 2021

The Supreme Court v. Reality
These justices are courting disaster for the rest of us.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 09, 2021

Bill Clinton, Race and the Politics of the 1990s
What does "popularism" look like in practice?

NYT > Opinion
Oct 08, 2021

Trouble Comes for Big Tech
Will the industry finally have its feet held to the fire?

NYT > Opinion
Oct 08, 2021

What Is Facebook Worth to Us?
All public policy is about tradeoffs. Tech regulation is no exception.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 08, 2021

Could an I.A.T.S.E. Union Strike Fix the Film Industry?
Hollywood is back in full swing, grinding those behind the scenes down to the bone. Can a new union contract fix that?

NYT > Opinion
Oct 08, 2021

For Teen Girls, Instagram Is a Cesspool
Facebook's internal research suggesting that social media is harming teenage girls will not surprise anyone who is or has been a teenage girl.

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Oct 08, 2021

Tech Jobs Are Everywhere Now
New data show that companies are increasingly hiring outside of places like Silicon Valley.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 08, 2021

Cultural Appropriation Can Be Beautiful
There has always been cultural melding between white and Black America.

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Oct 08, 2021

Wonking Out: Coins and Credibility
Biden should do whatever it takes to avoid default.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 08, 2021

Kids Under the Sway of Social Media
Readers worry about the damaging effects that social media and advertising have on teens' self-image and interests. Also: Haitian migrants; divorce and self-love.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 08, 2021

Louis DeJoy Is Doing Something Progressives Like
The Postal Service needs big reforms. It's getting small ones instead.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 08, 2021

David Shor Is Telling Democrats What They Don't Want to Hear
His forecasting model shows a looming disaster for Senate Democrats. Are they going to do anything about it?

NYT > Opinion
Oct 08, 2021

The Pandora Papers and the Power of Shame
Technology and public opinion are shifting the balance against elites' use of offshore financial services.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 08, 2021

Let's Talk About the Anxiety Freedom Can Cause
The poet and theorist Maggie Nelson examines freedom and its limitations.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 08, 2021

What if We'll Never Truly Be Free?
The poet and theorist Maggie Nelson examines freedom and its limitations.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 08, 2021

To Combat Gun Violence, Clean Up the Neighborhood
Gun violence interventions often focus on high-risk people. To achieve meaningful change, policy makers should focus on high-risk places, too.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 08, 2021

Joe Manchin Should Stop Talking About ‘Entitlement'
And the left should start.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 07, 2021

What if Things Are About to Get Better?
Early signs of improvement on Covid, containers and crime.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 07, 2021

Here's the Mind-Set That's Tearing Us Apart
When all you see is groups, and not people.

NYT > Opinion
Oct 07, 2021

The Debt Ceiling Crisis Doesn't Have to Keep Happening
Congress appears to have averted economic disaster for now, but only by punting it to early December.

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