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Editorial: Let the Teachers Teach

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:48:39 GMT

Even police officers often fail to hit their target when they shoot. How much worse would such an unintended consequence be in a crowded school?


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Op-Ed Contributor: A Combat Zone, With Desks

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 22:04:27 GMT

Much of what I learned in the Army is horrifyingly relevant in the classroom.


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Op-Ed Contributor: Frederick Douglass’s Fight Against Scientific Racism

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:42:13 GMT

Frederick Douglass, circa 1870-75.He understood that the ends to which science could be used were forever bound up with the moral choices of its practitioners.


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Op-Ed Columnist: Nasty, Brutish and Trump

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 23:55:12 GMT

Students staged a “lie-in” outside the White House on Monday to promote gun control reform.America’s gun madness is part of an assault on the very idea of community.


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Editorial: Why Americans Could Believe the Worst From Russian Trolls

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:18:37 GMT

Polarization in American politics is threatening democracy.What was most disconcerting about the indictment of Russian operatives is what it says about the state of democracy in America.


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Op-Ed Contributor: The Boys Are Not All Right

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:32:27 GMT

What do America’s mass shootings have in common? Guns, yes. But also, boys.


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Op-Ed Columnist: Everybody’s Better Than You-Know-Who

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:53:35 GMT

James Buchanan just picked up some pivotal votes 162 years after putting out this campaign poster.Donald Trump: Finally, some good news for James Buchanan.


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Op-Ed Columnist: Free Speech and the Necessity of Discomfort

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:36:31 GMT

Journalism under the siege of the perpetually enraged reader.


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Op-Ed Columnist: The Virtue of Radical Honesty

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 02:24:16 GMT

Steven Pinker, a psychology professor at Harvard, calls himself an Enlightenment man.Steven Pinker is what we need now.


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Letter: A Student’s Voice for Gun Control

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 22:15:47 GMT

Pallbearers carry the coffin of Scott Beigel, a teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, after his funeral in Boca Raton, Fla., on Sunday.A high school student asks, “Is a child’s freedom not more important than another’s hobby?”


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Letters: Using Our Power to Fight for Gun Laws

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 22:06:24 GMT

David Hogg, a 17-year-old student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., has called on lawmakers to enact tougher restrictions on guns.Readers respond to articles dealing with guns as a voter’s litmus test and arming school staff members.


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Letter: A Push to Lift a Ban on Pell Grants for Prisoners

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:18:41 GMT

Part of the Sing Sing Correctional Facility complex in Ossining, N.Y.The Vera Institute of Justice says lifting the ban on Pell Grants for prisoners is a policy that both parties can support.


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Letter: A Force for Market Stability

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:37:46 GMT

A woman beside an image of the New York Stock Exchange’s trading floor in the Wall Street area.BlackRock officials write that exchange-traded funds act as forces of stability on high-volume trading days.


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Op-Ed Contributor: I’m a Campus Sexual Assault Activist. It’s Time to Reimagine How We Punish Sex Crimes.

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:03:01 GMT

A show of support for a Stanford University rape victim during graduation activities in 2016.We cannot jail, fire or expel our way out of this crisis. We need other options.


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Letter: Immigrants in Prison in Arizona

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:29:21 GMT

John R. Lott Jr., president of the Crime Prevention Research Research Center, responds to an editorial that criticized him.


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Op-Ed Columnist: A Better Single-Payer Plan

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:55:18 GMT

A new proposal from the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank, aims to improve the American health care system.Expand Medicare, but not forcibly.


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Sunday Review: London’s Concrete Ladders

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:39:03 GMT

Piccadilly Circus, London, as seen from the top of the Centre Point building.The city is wilder than we think; that’s what’s clear from up above.


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Op-Ed Contributor: Forced Confessions in Iran’s House of the Dead

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 05:51:22 GMT

Political prisoners who recanted their views to support the Islamic Republic at a news conference at Evin Prison in Tehran in February 1986.“Suicides” at the Evin Prison in Tehran reflect the damage caused by floggings and other practices to break down detainees.


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Editorial: Who Has Innocent Syrians’ Blood on Their Hands?

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 02:16:05 GMT

The enablers of President Bashar al-Assad deserve scorn in light of this week’s slaughter in Ghouta.


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Op-Ed Contributor: Remembering the White Rose

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:00:36 GMT

In 1943, a group of Germans who protested against Hitler were executed. Their example is both inspiring and too rare.


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Editorial: Trump Tries to Kill Obamacare by a Thousand Cuts

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:55:13 GMT

Under a new proposal, people who buy temporary health insurance policies could end up being hit with exorbitant medical bills if they actually need health care.Encouraging junk health policies is the latest proposal that would weaken health care while helping no one.


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Op-Ed Contributor: Billy Graham’s Missed Opportunities

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:55:13 GMT

The evangelist Billy Graham at his North Carolina home in 2006.Too often he resisted revising Protestantism to reflect the diversity and knowledge of the modern world.


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Op-Ed Contributor: Is It Possible to Serve Honorably in the Trump Administration?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:55:13 GMT

Despite the daunting environment, those in government and thinking about joining should carry on, but not uncritically.


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Letter: Bias by Insurers Over a Drug to Prevent H.I.V.

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:21:26 GMT

When Dr. Philip Cheng, a urologist in Boston, applied for disability insurance, he was given only short-term coverage. His broker said it was because Dr. Cheng took Truvada to prevent H.I.V. infection.The Gay Men’s Health Crisis says “we still have a long way to go to educate insurers and other health officials about the realities of H.I.V.-AIDS.”


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Letters: Chile’s ‘Radical’ Approach to Addressing Obesity

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:18:04 GMT

Kiosks in Santiago’s city center feature products with black nutritional warnings on the labels of items high in sugar, salt, calories or saturated fat.Readers commend the Chilean government for a regulatory approach.


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Letters: A Nation Awash in Guns, and Outrage

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:14:17 GMT

Students and family members gathered at a makeshift memorial for the victims of last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Fla.Sampling the many responses to Times columns in the aftermath of the school massacre in Florida.


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Letter: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:48:09 GMT

The head of the Doe Fund writes that ability is nothing without opportunity.


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Op-Ed Contributor: Billy Graham, the Last Nonpartisan Evangelical?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:50:40 GMT

The evangelist Billy Graham in 2006.Evangelists, Graham said, “have to stand in the middle in order to preach to all people, right and left.”


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Letter: An F.B.I. Contribution in Eastern Europe

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:52:46 GMT

A former U.S. ambassador to Hungary recalls how the F.B.I. helped create a law enforcement training agency in Eastern Europe.



Op-Ed Columnist: Obama’s Tax Playbook

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:58:07 GMT

Republican ads are using the new G.O.P. tax law to attack Missouri’s Claire McCaskill, a Senate Democrat who is running for re-election.Democrats have grown too passive in taking on the Trump tax cuts.


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Op-Ed Contributor: What Does a True Populism Look Like? It Looks Like the New Deal

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:45:15 GMT

A mural by Seymour Fogel created through the Works Progress Administration, a New Deal agency.An honest response to globalization avoids cosmetic gimmicks like tariffs and goes after economic injustice directly.


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Op-Ed Columnist: The Trolling of the American Mind

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:45:11 GMT

Trump supporters standing for the national anthem at a rally in Ohio in 2016.The Russian email hacking mattered. Their troll army is a phantom menace.


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Op-Ed Contributor: A Lesson on Immigration From Pablo Neruda

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:45:11 GMT

The poet Pablo Neruda in 1952. He persuaded Chile’s president to offer asylum to some of the mistreated Spanish patriots rotting in French internment camps.Politicians in Chile have stoked anti-immigrant sentiment, especially against Haitian immigrants. Chileans would do well to remember our own history.


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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: What’s the Right Age to Read a Book?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:45:11 GMT

The novel that rocked your world when you were 15 may leave you baffled and disinterested 30 years later.


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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Will 2018 Be as Revolutionary as 1968?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:18:28 GMT

A float depicted Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of the Law and Justice party in Poland, and Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary at the satirical annual Carnival parade in Düsseldorf, Germany, this month.A new generation of rebels is rising in Europe, this time from the right, with echoes of the huge protest movements of 50 years ago.


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Op-Ed Contributor: Who Needs Congressional Districts?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 02:05:43 GMT

Outside a polling station in Aliquippa, Pa., on Election Day in 2016.Requiring candidates for Congress to run statewide could encourage compromise instead of obstruction.


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Op-Ed Contributor: I Interned for Senator Rubio. Now I’m Begging Him to Act on Guns.

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:15:58 GMT

A graduate of Stoneman Douglas High School has been close to four mass shootings in Florida. She wants last week’s to be the last.



I Interned for Senator Rubio. Now I’m Begging Him to Act on Guns.

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:15:09 GMT

A graduate of Stoneman Douglas High School has been close to four mass shootings in Florida. She wants last week’s to be the last.



Editorial: Will America Choose Its Children Over Guns?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:39:04 GMT

Maybe sensible teenagers, sickened by the terror they must live with at school, can at last compel their senseless elders to act.


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Editorial: Closing Rikers Has to Be a Team Effort

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:51:09 GMT

City and state officials each have roles to play in shuttering New York’s notorious jail complex, once and for all.


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Op-Ed Contributor: How to Monitor Fake News

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:38:22 GMT

Displays showing social media posts were shown at a congressional hearing in November about Russian interference in the election.A software technique could help oversee the spread of disinformation.


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Op-Ed Contributor: The Mental Health System Can’t Stop Mass Shooters

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:01:23 GMT

There is no reliable cure for angry young men who harbor violent fantasies. The only solution is to keep guns out of their hands.


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Op-Ed Columnist: Get Out of Facebook and Into the N.R.A.’s Face

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:55:10 GMT

Cameron Kasky, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, speaking at a rally in Florida on Monday.Only raw electoral power can beat the gun lobby.


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Letters: Trump and Russian Meddling: ‘It Is His Job to Fix This’

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:02:23 GMT

President Trump in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Friday. Mr. Trump has made little, if any public, effort to rally the nation to confront Moscow for its electoral intrusion or to defend democratic institutions against continued disruption.Readers react to the president’s take on the Mueller indictment of Russians.


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Op-Docs: Arctic Boyhood

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:31:01 GMT

Coming of age on the Greenland tundra.



Arctic Boyhood

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:30:56 GMT

Coming of age on the Greenland tundra.



Op-Ed Contributor: The Destructive Dynamics of Political Tribalism

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:58:10 GMT

Supporters of President Trump’s travel ban in Los Angeles this month.Anti-elite fervor in America bears a striking resemblance to the explosive tension between haves and have-nots all over the world.


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