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Nov 23, 2020

Covid-19 Data Is a Mess. We Need a Way to Make Sense of It.
The government needs stringent standards for how states report Covid-19 testing.

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Nov 23, 2020

Trump Contrives His Stab-in-the-Back Myth
An obscene conspiracy theory from the past echoes loudly in the present.

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Nov 23, 2020

Trump Wars II: The Loser Strikes Back
Trashing the nation on his way out the door.

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Nov 23, 2020

Guns and Suicide
An anti-gun-violence group writes about the effectiveness of "red flag" laws, which keep guns out of the hands of potential suicides. Also: Alfred E. Neuman and Donald Trump.

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Nov 23, 2020

Hospitals Struggling to Meet the Covid Surge
A physician urges people to stay home on Thanksgiving, a nurse begs for more P.P.E. and a widower worries about people not getting care for other diseases.

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Nov 23, 2020

Myanmar Still Loves Aung San Suu Kyi, but Not for the Reasons You Think
The explanation is much more paradoxical than just popularity.

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Nov 23, 2020

Biden Can Inspire Latin America
A domestic transformation of the United States would have a tremendous impact in the region.

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Nov 23, 2020

Trump's Legal Farce Is Having Tragic Results
There is nothing funny about the Republican Party's multipronged attack on voting rights.

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Nov 23, 2020

China Disappeared My Professor. It Can't Silence His Poetry.
Against overwhelming state violence, poetry might appear to offer little recourse. But for many Uighurs, it's a powerful form of resistance.

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Nov 23, 2020

Can This Get Any More Pathetic?
The president and his enablers may look like fools, but they are causing real damage.

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Nov 23, 2020

All the Empty Seats at the Thanksgiving Table
Even before the pandemic, this holiday was a reminder of loved ones gone before.

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Nov 23, 2020

What Makes Trump's Subversion Efforts So Alarming? His Collaborators
The president has been trying to dismantle our shared beliefs about democracy. And now, his fellow Republicans are helping him.

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Nov 23, 2020

Your Brain Is Not for Thinking
In stressful times, this surprising lesson from neuroscience may help to lessen your anxieties.

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Nov 23, 2020

Donald Trump Was My Fitspo
Anger at the president kicked many of us into action — or, better yet, activism. Now that he's on the way out, will those habits stick?

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Nov 23, 2020

Jane Goodall on Chimps, Presidents and Other Alpha Males
The 86-year-old primatologist says it takes more than having opposable thumbs to save our planet.

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Nov 23, 2020

Myanmar Still Loves Aung San Suu Kyi, but Not Why You Think
The explanation is much more paradoxical than just popularity.

NYT > Opinion
Nov 22, 2020

Vandalizing Our Democracy
Donald Trump cares about nothing else except undermining our country's election results.

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Nov 22, 2020

A Great Election, Against All Odds
Democracy is hard work. That work paid off.

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Nov 22, 2020

Our National Security Depends on Joe Biden's Transition
Why President Trump's stonewalling makes America less safe.

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Nov 22, 2020

The E.U. Puts Its Foot Down on the Rule of Law
While the leaders of Hungary and Poland resist.

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Nov 22, 2020

An Orderly Transition Is Essential for National Security
Why President Trump's stonewalling makes America less safe.

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Nov 22, 2020

Abandon Your Thanksgiving Script
This year, we have a chance to build a different kind of holiday.

NYT > Opinion
Nov 22, 2020

For Better Data on Hate Crimes
The Anti-Defamation League supports legislation that would "enhance the accuracy" of F.B.I. statistics. Also: Exit Trump.

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Nov 22, 2020

Getting Ready for a Pandemic Thanksgiving
Readers offer cautions for those determined to celebrate in the usual way.

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Nov 21, 2020

Choose a Gift That Changes Lives
Educate a girl. Send a young person to college. Restore a person's sight.

NYT > Opinion
Nov 21, 2020

America Is Letting the Coronavirus Rage Through Prisons
It's both a moral failure and a public health one.

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Nov 21, 2020

Who Will We Be Without Donald Trump?
He lost. We'll have to stop obsessing about him.

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Nov 21, 2020

Ending Obesity, and Its Stigma
Readers discuss coming to terms with body image, and doctors offer their perspectives.

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Nov 21, 2020

The Lady and the Trump
Unfeeling royals offer no respite from unfeeling Republicans.

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Nov 21, 2020

You Don't Have to Fake It Through Thanksgiving
The need for joy and celebration cannot erase loss, even during the holidays.

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Nov 20, 2020

Mnuchin's Inglorious Endgame
The Trump administration's abrupt decision to curtail the Federal Reserve's emergency lending programs is a gamble with no upside.

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Nov 20, 2020

Why Trump Will Fail in Michigan
His only success will be in ruining what should be the celebration of a successful election under highly challenging circumstances.

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Nov 20, 2020

‘People of Color' Do Not Belong to the Democratic Party
It's past time to start seeing voters the way they see themselves.

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Nov 20, 2020

Kim Ng, Baseball's Groundbreaking Woman
A reader applauds the Miami Marlins' hiring of Kim Ng as general manager. Also: Women's labor, paid and not; time to withdraw from Afghanistan; continued faith in our democracy.

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Nov 20, 2020

The Risks of Opening Schools, and Closing Them
Nicholas Kristof wrote that President Trump was right to push for reopening schools. Three readers disagree.

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Nov 20, 2020

Is Trump Trying to Take the Economy Down With Him?
His Treasury secretary is shackling the nation's central bank and closing an emergency program for local governments.

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Nov 20, 2020

Is This Where We Are, America?
Some people oppose students loan forgiveness because they want others to suffer.

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Nov 20, 2020

I Traced My Covid-19 Bubble and It's Enormous
And if you have kids, yours probably is, too.

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Nov 20, 2020

The High School Sophomore Who Nailed the Electoral Vote
More than 500 readers sent in their predictions, but only one correctly forecast the exact Electoral College count.

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Nov 20, 2020

When the World Seems Like One Big Conspiracy
Understanding the structure of Global Cabal theories can shed light on their allure — and their inherent falsehood.

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Nov 20, 2020

America and Mexico Can End the War on Drugs Now
After a half a century of failure, the U.S. and Mexico have an opportunity to find a new way forward on narcotics policy.

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Nov 20, 2020

If Biden Wants to Be Like F.D.R., He Needs the Left
Radical agitation helped bring Social Security and much of the New Deal into being.

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Nov 20, 2020

Your Bubble Is Bigger Than You Think It Is
Should you travel to see family for the holidays? First investigate your potential lethality to the older people in your life.

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Nov 20, 2020

How Steve Mnuchin Snubbed Joe Biden
He terminated emergency-lending programs that will limit the new administration's options — and upset the Federal Reserve, too.

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Nov 20, 2020

Donald Trump Is Leaving Behind Blueprints to End Democracy


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Nov 20, 2020

An End to Armenia and Azerbaijan's Dangerous War
The feud between Armenia and Azerbaijan has only been put on hold.

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Nov 20, 2020

We Owe One Another Student Loan Forgiveness
People who want others to suffer will be mad. Who cares?

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Nov 20, 2020

The 46th: Progressive Democrats' Next Moves Under Biden
In the first episode of this special pre-Inauguration series from "The Argument," Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and "Sway" host Kara Swisher join the debate.

NYT > Opinion
Nov 19, 2020

Republicans Supporting Trump, Remember: Lies Have a Long Half-Life
The president's actions are disgraceful and damaging to our democracy.

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Nov 19, 2020

San Francisco's School Plan Could Offer Other Districts Hope
With relatively low virus rates, the city faces a dilemma over a return to in-person instruction.

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Nov 19, 2020

Making the Most of the Coming Biden Boom
The economic outlook is probably brighter than you think.

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Nov 19, 2020

Nine Nonobvious Ways to Have Deeper Conversations
The art of making connection even in a time of dislocation.

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Nov 19, 2020

Trump Is Salting the Soil of American Democracy
It's disgraceful, as is the support of his accomplices.

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Nov 19, 2020

Closing Schools Alone Is Not Going to Stop the Coronavirus
Without federal help, states have no good choices. But is keeping students home the worst one to make first?

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Nov 19, 2020

After the Election, Celebrating Diversity
"I am so overwhelmed with pride to be American again," a Muslim woman writes. Also: Recovering memories; wrist fractures.

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Nov 19, 2020

So, Did ‘Bad Things Happen' With the Election in Philadelphia?
Despite President Trump's message, the evidence shows no signs of fraud.

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Nov 19, 2020

How to Persuade Trump to Concede
One reader suggests turning the promising vaccine news into a victory lap for the president.

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Nov 19, 2020

When Will We Throw Our Masks Away? I Asked Dr. Fauci
In a new interview, he tells us how to survive the coming months, and confesses how stunned he is when people still insist the virus is "fake news."

NYT > Opinion
Nov 19, 2020

‘Reach Out to Trump Supporters,' They Said. I Tried.
I give up.

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Nov 19, 2020

Trump Is Wrong. There's No Evidence of Election Fraud in Philadelphia.
The claim itself is fraudulent.

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Nov 19, 2020

Trump's Mean Policies
A succession of Trump policies reflected the administration's spite and heartlessness.

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Nov 19, 2020

Why 3rd Grade Matters
Well, many reasons. But Harvard economist Raj Chetty says that's the age at which America's "Einsteins" are identified — and lost.

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Nov 19, 2020

Amid the Covid-19 Pandemic, Not Home for the Holidays
This Thanksgiving, none of our grandchildren will be at our table. But the pandemic winter still leaves room for the imagination.

NYT > Opinion
Nov 18, 2020

Save America's Restaurants
A fresh round of federal aid can keep restaurants in business during the winter months while protecting public health.

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Nov 18, 2020

The Problem With Coronavirus School Closures
Children have suffered because many mayors and governors were too willing to close public schools.

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Nov 18, 2020

Barr the Bad or Rudy the Ridiculous?
The Worst of Trump winners are in!

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Nov 18, 2020

Trump Fires Again, This Time a Cybersecurity Official
Two readers say the president fired an election official, Christopher Krebs, for his honesty and integrity. Also: A post-mortem on polling.

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Nov 18, 2020

Should We Worry About Joe Biden's Age?
Some view his age as bringing wisdom and experience, while others worry about mental sharpness.

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Nov 18, 2020

23 Million Reasons to Not Let States Fail
State and city governments employ millions of essential workers. But the pandemic has pushed them to the brink. President-elect Biden needs to step in now.

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Nov 18, 2020

‘The Far Left Is the Republicans' Finest Asset'
An intense battle between moderates and progressives has already spilled into public view.

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Nov 18, 2020

A Senate Majority Is Overrated. (We Checked.)
Divided government sometimes overperforms expectations.

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Nov 18, 2020

Living in Nova Scotia's Covid-Free World
Welcome to Nova Scotia, the land that proves that beating back the virus is possible.

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Nov 18, 2020

State and City Governments Are Too Big to Fail
Together, they employ about 23 million essential workers. But the pandemic has pushed them to the brink. President-elect Biden needs to step in now.

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Nov 18, 2020

When Trump Goes, Can the Democrats Hold It Together?
An intense battle between moderates and progressives has already spilled into public view.

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Nov 18, 2020

A Simple Theory of Why Trump Did Well
Elections are complicated, but the money the government sent to more than 150 million Americans didn't hurt.

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Nov 18, 2020

Why Do Chinese Liberals Embrace American Conservatives?
It's less about foreign policy than the culture wars.

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Nov 18, 2020

Teaching Racial Justice Isn't Racial Justice
There is a place for education in the fight against racism, but we shouldn't confuse it for the fight itself.

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Nov 18, 2020

Actually, Joe Biden Can Get Big Things Done With Mitch McConnell
Divided government sometimes overperforms expectations.

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Nov 17, 2020

How Can We Trust This G.O.P. in Power Again?
With Biden's election, American democracy narrowly escaped disaster.

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Nov 17, 2020

The Latest Vaccine News Doesn't Tell the Full Story
The preliminary success of vaccines is a bright piece of news, but it's darkened by the threat of a terrible winter.

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Nov 17, 2020

Advice for Biden? We Want to Hear Yours
We ask readers how the incoming president should confront the serious challenges that will face him.

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Nov 17, 2020

A Vengeful President Trump
"The Constitution should be amended to remove the president from office no more than a month after losing the election," a reader writes.

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Nov 17, 2020

The End of Trump's Reign of Tweet Terror Is Near
The president's magic social media wand will soon be powerless.

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Nov 17, 2020

Vaccines Offer Hope as Covid Cases Soar
Readers discuss the latest vaccine news as well as how the virus affects religious observances, weddings and the Secret Service.

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Nov 17, 2020

Are We Seriously Talking About Closing Schools Again?
That's exactly the opposite of what we should be doing right now.

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Nov 17, 2020

When I Step Outside, I Step Into a Country of Men Who Stare
Pakistan fails its women from the very top of government leadership to those who live in our homes.

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Nov 17, 2020

The Loneliness of the Red State Democrat
Liberals got "trounced" in Montana, and the party will spend the next few years in the wilderness.

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Nov 17, 2020

How to Deal With People Who Ignore Covid Safety
First, let's assume that they are not necessarily going to listen.

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Nov 17, 2020

This Election, Latinos Sent a Warning Sign to Democrats
In the past, Latinos have reliably voted Democratic in the Rio Grande Valley and Miami-Dade County. So what happened this year?

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Nov 17, 2020

The Frustration and the Fury of Pakistan's Women
The country fails its women from the very top of government leadership to those who live in our homes.

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Nov 17, 2020

Does Remdesivir Actually Work Against Covid-19?
The evidence shows only that the drug might be effective. That once wasn't enough for F.D.A. approval.

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Nov 17, 2020

Schools Should Be the Last Things We Close, Not the First
Why do we keep asking children to bear the brunt of a lockdown?

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Nov 17, 2020

Our Political System Is Unfair. Liberals Need to Just Deal With It.
There are few if any pathways to changing either the Electoral College or the structure of the Senate in the near-term.

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Nov 16, 2020

Leftists and Moderates, Stop Fighting. You Need One Another.
In the Democratic civil war, both sides are partly right.

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Nov 16, 2020

Why the 2020 Election Makes it Hard to be Optimistic About the Future
If we can't face up to a pandemic, how can we avoid apocalypse?

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Nov 16, 2020

Groupthink Has Left the Left Blind
A constricted view of the world leaves progressives surprised by the world as it is.

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Nov 16, 2020

A Lesson for Humanity From 17 Million Doomed Creatures
If this pandemic has taught us anything it's that we cannot escape the world we have shaped.

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Nov 16, 2020

G.O.P. Support for Trump's Refusal to Concede
"It's past time for the Republican leadership to step up, to stop this now," a reader writes. "It's a travesty and it demeans us, at home and abroad."

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Nov 16, 2020

Roger Cohen, We'll Miss You
Readers lament losing his voice as a columnist as he becomes The Times's Paris bureau chief. Also: How to ramp up contact tracing.

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Nov 16, 2020

How Progressive States Can Respond to Conservative Courts
We need to prepare now to protect the values and institutions that matter most.

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