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Op-Ed Columnist: When Our Allies Are Accused of Harassment

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 01:27:05 GMT

Sen. Al Franken on Capitol Hill last week.The case of Al Franken shows how painful and confusing it is when the #MeToo juggernaut comes for men we respect.

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Vietnam '67: Lyndon Johnson’s War Propaganda

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:46:00 GMT

General William Westmoreland presented an optimistic view of the Vietnam War in November 1967.In 1967 the White House undertook a massive P.R. campaign on the Vietnam War. It worked — too well.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Whatever Happened to Trump’s Populist Agenda?

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:59:48 GMT

President Reagan signing a tax cut bill at his ranch in Calif., in 1981.He won the election because voters want something different than policies like the establishment Republican tax plan.

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The Conversation: Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Sex Scandal

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:34:12 GMT

From Bill Clinton to Roy Moore all the way back to Thomas Jefferson.

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Editorial: ‘Only Morons Pay the Estate Tax’

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:27:01 GMT

Gary Cohn, President Trump’s chief economic adviser, knows who will get the last laugh if the estate tax is repealed.That’s a heck of a way for the Trump administration to talk about the richest Americans.

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Fixes: After Flint, Helping Doctors Recognize Chemical Exposure

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:48:57 GMT

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha and a patient at Hurley Children’s Center in Flint, Mich.Few of the 80,000 chemicals registered for use have been tested for safety. Educating medical students on their effects is essential.

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Op-Ed Columnist: How Evil Is Tech?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:56:35 GMT

Our devices consume our time and dilute our social interactions.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Lies, Incoherence and Rage on Tax Cuts

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:07:47 GMT

Paul Ryan, with fellow Republicans, spoke last week about the House’s passage of tax legislation.Con men get really angry when someone points out their con.

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Op-Ed Contributor: The Dangers of Forcing Gender Equality in Afghanistan

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:56:54 GMT

Niloofar Rahmani, the Afghan military’s first female fixed-wing pilot since the fall of the Taliban, in Kabul before she sought asylum in the United States.The United States is pushing women to join the Afghan security forces, without providing them with support. By doing so, it’s putting them at risk.

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Editorial Observer: Colin Kaepernick and the Legacy of the Negro National Anthem

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:41:43 GMT

African-Americans have sound historical reasons for resenting “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Editorial: Who to Blame for Your Subway Nightmare

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:22:38 GMT

Here’s a hint: You probably voted for them.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Women I’m Thankful For

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:07:31 GMT

The #MeToo movement has sent pretty much every woman I know down the dusty stairs of her own memories.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Jeff Flake Spoke Up. Time to Put Up.

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 02:23:37 GMT

Jeff Flake said he has not yet decided which way to vote on tax reform.Some Senate Republicans are appalled by Donald Trump? Then deny him tax reform.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: He Played Kennedy. Then He Became Himself.

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:55:21 GMT

Vaughn Meader doing an imitation of President John F. Kennedy.Vaughn Meader became famous for his presidential impression. He ended his life in obscurity, but beloved.

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Op-Ed Contributor: This Uranium Deal Was No Scandal

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:57:30 GMT

Bill Clinton and Boris Yeltsin at the White House in 1994, a year after their historic agreement on nuclear weapons.Russia’s purchase of a mining firm while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state did not endanger America’s uranium supply.

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Letters: Women React to Men’s Worries About Office Behavior

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:23:24 GMT

It has been a confusing season for America’s working men, as the conversation around workplace harassment reveals it to be a nationwide epidemic.Some women were stunned or depressed by how male employees interviewed by The Times are reacting to avoid claims of sexual harassment.

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Letter: Don’t Let Candidates Know Their Donors

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:09:03 GMT

Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the Manhattan district attorney, has been beset by criticism over campaign donations he accepted from defense lawyers. He said he supports reforming funding rules around district attorney elections.A campaign finance lawyer says then the public would know that there was no relationship between contributions and officials’ decisions.

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Letter: The Study of Technology

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:01:21 GMT

Technology academics at the University of Cambridge take issue with an Op-Ed article.

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Paul Krugman Blog: Tax Cuts, Growth, and Leprechauns

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:00:03 GMT

A tiny bit of growth; but does any of it stay here?

Op-Ed Columnist: What Do You Like to Read?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:37:35 GMT

Reading a newspaper outside the Palau de la Generalitat in Barcelona, Spain.Also: A limited defense of Trump and a look at sexual harassment by employment sector.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Trump Is Returning Cuba Policy to the Cold War

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:45:12 GMT

President Trump in Miami in June vowing to restrict travel between the United States and Cuba.Mysterious illnesses among American diplomats in Havana have given President Trump the pretext to take a harder line on Cuba.

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Op-Ed Contributor: The Great Butter Meltdown

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:48:15 GMT

All dairy-producing countries are vulnerable to the climate catastrophes that are squeezing France’s butter supply.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Colin Kaepernick and the Myth of the ‘Good’ Protest

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 01:15:21 GMT

Colin Kaepernick and Rosa Parks are more alike than we think.

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Editorial: Justice at Last for the Youngest Inmates?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 01:56:47 GMT

The Supreme Court has narrowed the use of life sentences without parole for juveniles. Now it can end it for good.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Charles Manson Was Not a Product of the Counterculture

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:13:11 GMT

Charles Manson leaving a Los Angeles court in 1970.If anything, he was a harbinger of today’s far right.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Germany and the Age of Political Absolutism

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:24:25 GMT

Angela Merkel on Tuesday, at the first Bundestag session since the collapse of government coalition talks.The collapse of coalition talks on Sunday doesn’t mean the country is collapsing. But it does show how much the far right has changed German politics.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Every Other Terrible Thing About Roy Moore

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:40:03 GMT

Supporters of Roy Moore at a “Women for Moore” rally in Montgomery, Ala., on Friday.Well, not everything, but his ideas are no better than his behavior.

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Letters: The New Blood Pressure Guidelines

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:08:01 GMT

Readers, including doctors, react to the latest advice.

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Letter: Making the Flag a Potent Symbol Against Guns

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:48:44 GMT

The owner of a flag business suggests leaving the American flag at half-staff until concrete action is taken on gun control.

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Letter: Immigrants in the Military

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:35:11 GMT

Members of the military becoming citizens at a naturalization ceremony in 2013.A historian writes that their service has not thwarted calls for immigration restrictions.

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Op-Ed Contributors: The Hypocrisy of Evo Morales

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:08:17 GMT

A supporter of President Evo Morales of Bolivia in Cochabamba, in October.The president of Bolivia’s supporters claim that term limits undermine his human rights.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Drive Safe, America

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:31:13 GMT

Americans driving to visit family this week will be traveling on the deadliest roads in the industrialized world.Also: The other affirmative action.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Nafta’s Renegotiation Risks National Security

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:45:19 GMT

A union worker during a protest against Nafta negotiations in Mexico City last week.It’s not worth jeopardizing advances in United States security and hemispheric stability.

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The Stone: The Climate Crisis? It’s Capitalism, Stupid

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:45:18 GMT

The work of saving the planet is not technical, it’s political.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Attica: It’s Worse Than We Thought

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:35:34 GMT

Was a doctor conducting leprosy experiments on patients without their consent?

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Op-Ed Columnist: America Is Now an Outlier on Driving Deaths

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 02:46:53 GMT

Traffic in Chicago on the day before Thanksgiving last year.Only a few decades ago, the United States was not — and it doesn’t need to be now.

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Op-Ed Columnist: This Is a Man Problem

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 03:08:39 GMT

Participants in the #MeToo March against sexual harassment and assault, held in Los Angeles on Nov. 12.To fight sexual harassment, we have to re-examine our masculinity.

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Op-Ed Contributor: We Can’t Trust Facebook to Regulate Itself

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:06:23 GMT

Graphics of Facebook pages were displayed at a hearing on Capitol Hill about Russia’s interference in the election.It has no incentive to do so. I would know — I worked there.

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Editorial: Why Is New York Full of Empty Stores?

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:52:27 GMT

A vacant storefront at Broadway and 86th Street in Manhattan this month.All these dead spaces hurt, and neighborhoods have a right to protect themselves.

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Editorial: Let the Haitians Stay

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 02:55:07 GMT

Elaine Duke, the acting secretary of Homeland Security, is expected to make an announcement on the Temporary Protected Status program.The U.S. should extend the temporary protected status granted to about 50,000 Haitians when their country was devastated by a 2010 earthquake.

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Editorial: Mr. Mugabe Won’t Say What Zimbabwe Longs to Hear: I Quit

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 02:34:16 GMT

Crowds in Harare, Zimbabwe, celebrated Sunday after Robert Mugabe was officially expelled as the leader of his political party.It’s good that the army has taken power, but whoever takes over must heed the cheering crowds who want an end to corruption and brutality.

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Letters: Pain Management and the Opioid Crisis

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:52:42 GMT

Drug makers, a patient and a doctor respond to an editorial.

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Letter: Bill Clinton’s Lawyer on Sex Claims: ‘Facts Matter’

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 21:45:07 GMT

Former President Bill Clinton last month in Baltimore. Some of his behavior while he was in office has been an uncomfortable subject for Democrats.David E. Kendall addresses the cases of three women who have said they were victims of sexual misconduct by Mr. Clinton.

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Letter: Student Loan Debt

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 21:44:52 GMT

A reader calls on Congress to protect the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Letter: Love and Marriage

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 21:44:23 GMT

A reader writes about her 30-year marriage.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Heng on Trump’s ‘America First’ Foreign Policy

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 20:32:31 GMT

The president announced that his foreign policy has restored respect for the United States.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Muslim Women, Caught Between Islamophobes and ‘Our Men’

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 20:23:42 GMT

Muslim women praying in Lahore, Pakistan, at the historic Badshahi Mosque, in June.Millions of women who face Islamophobia and male dominance now have a moment to teach the world how patriarchy breeds sexual violence against them.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Why Do So Many Indian Children Go Missing?

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 20:17:38 GMT

Children play on makeshift swings, on the outskirts of New Delhi, in May.And why do the police do so little about it?

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