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Op-Ed Contributor: Britain Isn’t Working

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 07:20:11 GMT

Road work in Aberdeen, Scotland. Carillion, Britain’s second-largest construction company and an emblem of public sector reforms, recently went into liquidation. The magnitude of the consequences could be huge.The collapse of Carillion, a company with hundreds of government contracts, may be the canary in the privatization gold mine.


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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Imagining a Post-Merkel Germany

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 05:52:14 GMT

As Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and her party prepare to negotiate another coalition government, her silence adds to a sense that she is steadily losing power.Voters are getting tired of the chancellor’s opaque, uninspiring political style.


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Editorial: The Jell-O President and the Shutdown

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 01:39:58 GMT

A protest in Lower Manhattan on Monday.Now Donald Trump and the Republicans must do right by the Dreamers.


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Op-Ed Columnist: Schumer Sells Out the Resistance

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 01:18:13 GMT

Chuck Schumer speaking to the media on Saturday.In ending the shutdown, the Democrats find the riskiest way to play it safe.


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Op-Ed Columnist: The Art of the Broken Deal

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 23:02:42 GMT

President Trump at the White House on Friday.Trump’s promises are worthless, and America will pay the price.


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Op-Ed Columnist: Democrats Go for the Jugular! (Their Own)

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 02:11:31 GMT

With the government shutdown, they followed a brilliant plan to turn midterm-election success into failure.


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Op-Ed Contributors: Why the I.R.S. Fears Bitcoin

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 23:57:56 GMT

Cryptocurrencies could lead to significant losses in tax revenue.


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The Conversation: The Government Is Dead. Long Live the Government!

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:33:00 GMT

The Peace Monument in front of the Capitol.Shutdowns and stopgaps are no way to deal with the Dreamers or any other aspect of our immigration policy.


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Op-Docs: Baby Brother

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 21:19:23 GMT

Sometimes coming home is the hardest move of all.



Editorial: A Pricing Scheme to Unclog New York’s Arteries

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:00:03 GMT

Governor Cuomo proposes a congestion pricing plan for Manhattan’s traffic-choked streets, a hopeful step that faces sharp opposition from suburban lawmakers.


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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Trump Is Killing the American Dream

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 21:41:55 GMT

People opposed to President Trump’s position on DACA marching in Los Angeles in September.It has been endangered for some decades now, but his racist policies are hastening its demise.


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Letters: As the Trump Presidency Enters Year 2

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 21:08:01 GMT

Readers reflect on the president’s performance and the issues.


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Baby Brother

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:54:54 GMT

Sometimes coming home is the hardest move of all.



Letter: From the Mayor of Baltimore: ‘Fail No More’

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:42:49 GMT

A photo of Markel Scott, left, with his siblings and his mother, Sharonda Rhodes.The mayor of Baltimore says real change will come only by addressing the systemic failings that perpetuate the conditions that give rise to violence.


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Op-Ed Contributor: Yes, Trump Is Weak. So Is Congress.

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 22:15:31 GMT

The legislative branch needs to assert itself in the face of presidential chaos.


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Op-Ed Columnist: The Pundit Fallacy

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:22:52 GMT

Senator Dick Durban, Democrat of Illinois, at a rally in support of DACA outside the Capitol on Sunday.How to understand a confusing government shutdown.


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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Market Isn’t Bullish for Everyone

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:45:32 GMT

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.The benefits of the booming stock market go overwhelmingly to the wealthy. Meanwhile, job growth and wage increases are only modest.


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Op-Ed Contributor: Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Racism Represents an American Tradition

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:45:29 GMT

An Italian immigrant family traveling to Ellis Island.His crude comments should lead to an honest reckoning with the sentiments behind our policies.


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Op-Art: How You Are Showing Up This Year

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:18:08 GMT

We asked readers what they are doing to get involved in politics in their communities.


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The Stone: What Is the Future of Speculative Journalism?

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:45:29 GMT

Members of the media outside the West Wing of the White House.It is neither true nor false. Perhaps that’s what we like about it.


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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Literary South Is in Mourning

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:45:29 GMT

A view from the Rivendell Writers’ Colony in Tennessee. A beloved Tennessee writers’ colony is closing its doors.


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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Coming to Davos: Macron and Trump Cross Paths Again

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 06:51:25 GMT

President Trump being welcomed to Paris by President Emmanuel Macron of France in July.While the presidents of America and France have much in common, their ideas of greatness are continents apart.


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Editorial: New Directory to Lawmakers: The Court Calendar

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 04:41:03 GMT

Joseph Percoco, left, former close aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, outside federal court, in New York, in 2017.This year has been a “scandal-palooza” of criminal cases against lawmakers and officials in Albany.


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Editorial: Lobbyists Romp in Trump’s Washington

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 01:47:54 GMT

In his Inaugural Address, President Trump promised to upend the money-grubbing culture of the capital. It’s only gotten worse.


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Letters: The Fight for Medical Funds

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 22:27:51 GMT

At a recent hearing, Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee pressed scientists to explain exactly how gene editing technology could lead to new treatments for sickle cell anemia, H.I.V., cystic fibrosis, Alzheimer’s and other diseases.Readers discuss the political support for research over care.


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Letter: Homegrown Terrorism

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 20:25:14 GMT

Kirstjen Nielsen, the homeland security secretary, called the report’s findings “truly chilling data” during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.The Anti-Defamation League says white supremacists have been responsible for the vast majority of extremist-related murders in the United States.


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Letter: Time for Paid Sick Leave

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 20:25:01 GMT

The advocacy group Family Values @ Work writes to support the Healthy Families Act.


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Letter: Kentucky and Medicaid

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 20:25:01 GMT

A Kentuckian graduate student writes that a work requirement doesn’t solve the underlying problem.



Letters: A Nuclear Plan in Dangerous Times

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 20:25:01 GMT

The Nuclear Posture Review was written at the Pentagon and is being reviewed by the White House.Readers discuss the Trump administration’s policy.


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Op-Ed Contributor: Skating With the Enemy?

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 03:55:55 GMT

How will the Koreas score in their 2018 Olympics debut?


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Op-Ed Contributor: Liberia’s Next Fight?

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 19:55:16 GMT

George Weah, Liberia’s president-elect, left, playing a charity soccer game in the capital of Monrovia on Saturday.The outgoing president stabilized the country. The new one, George Weah, must clean it up.


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Op-Ed Contributor: Why India’s Big Fix Is a Big Flub

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 19:55:16 GMT

Jyoti, the daughter of a migrant farm worker, had her fingerprints scanned in New Delhi to register for an Aadhaar ID number.An ambitious biometric ID project was supposed to bolster welfare and check corruption. It has only created new problems.


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Op-Ed Contributor: The Shutdown Shows the Twisted Rules of a Broken Congress

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 02:17:22 GMT

The Capitol building in Washington, D.C.The budget process is not really about budgeting anymore. It’s about partisan warfare.


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Gray Matter: Is Trump Warping Our Sense of Time?

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 20:01:37 GMT

The past year has been an emotional roller coaster. Did it feel long, or did the time fly by? It depends.


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Op-Ed Columnist: Hillary Lost, but the Future Is Hers

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:53:09 GMT

Election night at the Javits Center in Manhattan.Women will follow Clinton’s lead right into the White House.


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Opinion: My Kid’s First Lesson in Realpolitik

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:46:35 GMT

Children don’t live in a bubble, so why do we try to shelter them from conflict?


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Opinion: Islam Teaches Us That Life Is a Test. So Is This President.

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:44:51 GMT

What life has been like as an imam during Donald Trump’s first year in office.


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Opinion: They Were Bad. He May Be Worse.

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:39:33 GMT

Presidents Andrew Johnson, left, James Buchanan and Donald Trump.The best way to evaluate President Trump’s first year in office is to compare him not with the great presidents but with the worst.


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Opinion: A Trump-Size Hole in Our Relationship

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:30:22 GMT

I’ve had a year of deep disagreement very close to home.


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Opinion: The Political Mythbuster in Chief

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:30:22 GMT

In shattering comforting fictions about how things work in America, he’s made us face our country’s lack of decency and shame. Finally.


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Op-Ed Columnist: Year One in Donald Trump’s World

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:30:02 GMT

The remains of a burned flyer in Ramallah, West Bank, during a protest in August.The president’s universe is a place of dread, not deals.


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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: We Need Bodice-Ripper Sex Ed

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:30:02 GMT

Romance novels taught me that sexual pleasure was something women could not just hope for but insist upon.


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Op-Ed Columnist: Trump So Far Is More Farce Than Tragedy

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:30:02 GMT

President Trump at a meeting with Republican senators at the White House this month.Our president is an authoritarian in his Twitter feed and nowhere else.


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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: What I’ve Learned from My 4-Year-Old

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:30:02 GMT

Raising my son is making me want to be a better person.


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Opinion: How Did We Do on the Trump Beat?

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:27:14 GMT

President Trump speaking to the press in October.A search for truth that didn’t fear crossing an arbitrary line between facts and opinion.


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Letters: Confronting Racism in America

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:25:01 GMT

President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions in December. Mr. Trump has described himself as “the least racist person that you’ve ever met.”Readers discuss an opinion writer’s argument that racism is pervasive and widely denied.


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Op-Ed Contributor: What the Shutdown Says About the Future of the Democrats

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:04:28 GMT

Chuck Schumer, the Senate minority leader, at a press conference about the government shutdown on Saturday.An ideological movement hasn’t taken over the party — yet.


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