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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Mexico City’s People Power

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:27:18 GMT

Volunteers clearing away rubble in Mexico City on Tuesday in the wake of a 7.1 magnitude earthquake.A grass-roots political reaction to the devastating earthquake is already underway.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Is C.T.E. a Defense for Murder?

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:42:28 GMT

Aaron Hernandez with defense attorney Ronald Sullivan, reacting to his double murder acquittal in April 2017.Had his lawyers known of his brain disease, the football star Aaron Hernandez might have been able to use it as a defense to killing a friend.

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Editorial: Facebook’s Belated Awakening

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:18:00 GMT

Facebook’s founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg.As social media companies wield greater power in the political system, more safeguards are needed.

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Op-Ed Columnist: That Queasy Feeling Down Under

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:15:05 GMT

President Trump with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in May.An erratic U.S. president can do a lot of damage in four or eight years.

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Op-Ed Columnist: The Great and Immortal French ‘Bof’

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:50:29 GMT

Emmanuel Macron with President Trump during a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly this week.It is useful to look at Trump’s apocalyptic leanings through this different lens.

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Opinion: Do Women Get to Write With Authority?

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 04:35:52 GMT

Working from a man’s perspective allowed me to wriggle free of certain expectations.

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Op-Ed Contributor: How Parks Lose Their Playfulness

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:07:07 GMT

When cities rely on private donors, we end up with sterile, controlled environments.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Four Rules for the Coming Tax Reform Debate

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:21:31 GMT

Members of the Senate Finance Committee arriving for a hearing on tax reform last week.What must happen so that poor and middle-class families don’t end up paying for tax cuts for the rich.

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Editorial: Mexico Has Some Earthquake Lessons for the United States

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:48:08 GMT

Several countries, including Mexico and Japan, have far better warning systems than the United States.

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Vietnam '67: How Vietnam Killed the Great Society

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:30:26 GMT

From left: Gen. Earle Wheeler, Gen. William Westmoreland, Defense Secretary Robert McNamara and President Lyndon Johnson at the White House, July 1967.By the fall of 1967, Lyndon Johnson had finally realized that he could not fund guns and butter.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Give Cancer Patients a Break on Student Loans

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:20:15 GMT

Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Republican of Florida, playing in June in the congressional women’s softball game, which raises money for breast cancer patients. She has introduced a House bill that would defer student loan payments for borrowers with cancer.Making payments while sick is overwhelming. A piece of bipartisan legislation could change that.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Reality Sports

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:10:14 GMT

Spectators at Citi Field.Fans enjoy the increasing access to athletes. But through the eyes of the athletes, it’s more complicated.

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Sporting: Are Physical Limits All in Our Heads?

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:00:13 GMT

Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya after crossing the finish line to win the 2016 London Marathon.The Berlin marathon will test the primacy of mind over body in sports.

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Editorial: Tom Price’s Entitlement Spending

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:48:20 GMT

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price at the White House in June.Taxpayers have spent $300,000 to treat the health secretary’s apparent allergy to flying commercial.

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Letters: The G.O.P.’s Attempts to Repeal Obamacare

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:53:59 GMT

Senators Bill Cassidy of Louisiana (right) and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina are leading the latest Republican effort to overhaul the Affordable Care Act.An Alabama pediatrician calls the bill “heinous”; another writer says giving states more power over health care is misguided.

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Op-Ed Contributor: India Does Not Need Boots on Afghan Ground

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:47:12 GMT

Afghan soldiers marching near the largest Afghan flag in Kabul, in 2014. President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan and India’s foreign minister, Sushma Swaraj, raised the flag after Mr. Swaraj announced a $1 million donation to build a park on Wazir Akbar Khan hill.The Indian presence in Afghanistan rests on deeper cultural foundations than United States support.

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Letter: Taunts by Trump and Kim Jong-un

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:37:30 GMT

North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, responding directly to President Trump’s speech at the United Nations, in a photo released by the country’s state news agency on Friday.A reader warns against the bellicose talk.

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Letter: Racial Incidents at Cornell: A Mother’s Outrage

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:31:31 GMT

The street in Ithaca, N.Y., where a Cornell student said he was attacked by a group.A Cornell parent calls for change in the Greek system.

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Letter: The U.S. and the Refugee Crisis

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:43:37 GMT

Syrian families waiting to register at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Beirut in January. The number of people seeking refugee status reached record levels last year, but the Trump administration is considering reducing the United States’ refugee quota to the lowest it has been since at least 1980.A human rights advocate says our allies are looking to us for solutions.

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Editorial: Shattering Ugly Roma Stereotypes

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:41:37 GMT

Petronela Kacova, second from left, with her daughter Liana. She lives in one of a Roma neighborhood’s newest apartment buildings in Spissky Hrhov, Slovakia, with her husband and two young children.There are places in Europe, like Slovakia and France, where people are finding ways to end historical discrimination.

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Letter: Role Models for Women

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:37:57 GMT

A reader writes, “Today’s women need to get a grip and start finding their own inner resources.”

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Opinion: Why Texas Is No Longer Feeling Miraculous

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:47:11 GMT

A protester at the Texas Capitol in Austin in July.The state’s Republicans have somehow become anti-business, and businesses are staying away.

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Opinion: Learning to Live With a Changing World Map

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:28:19 GMT

From Kurdistan to Catalonia, the United States seems to reflexively oppose the creation of new countries. It should learn to go with the flow.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The West’s Schism Over Liberal Values

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:27:03 GMT

President Emmanuel Macron of France and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany attending a meeting in Paris in August to discuss easing the European Union’s migrant crisis.President Trump’s behavior makes it clear that leadership in preserving the ideals of the Enlightenment has passed from America to France and Germany.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Take That, Jimmy Kimmel

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:47:19 GMT

Jimmy Kimmel hosting the 89th annual Academy Awards, in February.Enough with the health care analysis from comedians. Let’s listen to the experts.

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Op-Ed Columnist: How to Win a War on Drugs

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:27:20 GMT

Miguel Fonseca, 39, smoking cocaine in Lisbon, where possession of small amounts of drugs is a minor offense. He also at times smokes heroin.Portugal treats addiction as a disease, not a crime.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Merkelism vs. Trumpism

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:24:26 GMT

Angela Merkel campaigning in Germany on Monday.Angela Merkel finally seems to understand that she is not just the leader of Germany, she’s the defender of internationalism.

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Op-Ed Contributor: California’s Sexual Assault Law Will Hurt Black Kids

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:21:27 GMT

Harsh school discipline policies fall hardest on students of color.

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Editorial: Jake LaMotta and the Art of Taking a Punch

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:21:27 GMT

Jake LaMotta, right, fighting Robert Villemain in 1949.The boxer, like his sport, hung in there, with a little help from “Raging Bull.”

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Op-Ed Columnist: Cruelty, Incompetence and Lies

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:21:27 GMT

Bill Cassidy, at the podium, and Lindsay Graham, far left, answered questions about their health care proposal in Washington on Tuesday.Graham-Cassidy says a lot about the Republican Party, none of it good.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: In Rome, a Visit With the Anti-Trump

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:21:27 GMT

Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square on Wednesday.As the president went low, the pope went high.

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Op-Ed Columnist: The Coming War on Business

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:30:49 GMT

Pat Buchanan, who mentored Sam Francis, ran for president in 1992. The Buchanan campaign was the first run at what is now known as Trumpian populism.A quarter century ago, Sam Francis was championing the things that got Donald Trump elected last year.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Russia’s Olympic Cheating, Unpunished

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:21:27 GMT

Vitaly Mutko, who was Russia’s sports minister during the Sochi Olympics.World sports officials appear poised to give the Kremlin a pass on doping.

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Editorial: World Hunger Haunts the U.N. Festivities

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:21:26 GMT

After a decade of decline, global malnutrition rose last year, as global warming and civil conflicts posed a greater threat.

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Opinion: I Wanted to Play Football. Mom Wouldn’t Let Me.

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:03:28 GMT

As a boy in the 1970s, the idea that a contact sport could be dangerous seemed ridiculous. It wasn’t.

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Opinion: My Struggle to Take Anti-H.I.V. Medicine

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:17:59 GMT

PrEP is effective and it should be available to people who want it. But when I took the pills, I felt guilt and a sense of isolation.

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Letters: Addressing America’s Opioid Epidemic

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:09:20 GMT

An addiction specialist and a former New York City assistant health commissioner suggest interim solutions.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Macron’s Art of the Deal

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:13:40 GMT

President Emmanuel Macron of France at the United Nations on Tuesday.The French president wants Trump to understand that sovereignty is best wielded through multilateralism

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Letter: Only Fools Pay Estate Tax?

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:15:47 GMT

A reader is shocked by a comment by Gary Cohn, the top economic adviser.

Letter: Trump and AIDS

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:03:08 GMT

People waiting to be tested for H.I.V. in Harare, Zimbabwe, in 2012.The Center for Health and Gender Equity criticizes a Trump administration proposal.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Pakistan, Let’s Talk About Sex

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:47:13 GMT

Children playing among coal mounds in Karachi, Pakistan, in 2016.The country’s population is exploding because the state is too coy about family planning.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Jake LaMotta Was More Than Just a ‘Raging Bull’

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:14:11 GMT

Jake LaMotta, right, fighting Tommy Bell in 1945.The boxer, a very skilled craftsman, stands for what it meant to be good with your hands in industrial America.

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Op-Ed Columnist: So, a President Walks Up to a Microphone...

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:46:07 GMT

Yes, of course,Trump was “only joking.” At least sometimes, we have to hope so.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Senator Cassidy, Please Stop Lying about Health Care

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:39:58 GMT

Bill Cassidy at a press conference on Capitol Hill on Tuesday.Bill Cassidy is selling his bill by telling one falsehood after another, because the truth would scare away his colleagues.

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Op-Ed Columnist: On Trump at the United Nations

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:46:49 GMT

“As president of the United States, I will always put America first,” President Trump said.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Trump and Castro Can Save Venezuela

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:44:32 GMT

Anti-government protesters in Caracas, Venezuela, in July.Why these unlikely partners could ease out Nicolás Maduro and help restore order.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis Meets Reality

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:22:43 GMT

Aung San Suu Kyi is no saint. But no political leader is.

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