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Op-Ed Contributor: Tara Lipinski: It’s Time to Take Risks in the Rink Again

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:36:37 GMT

America’s female figure skaters came up under a system that rewarded clean skating over innovation. But that doesn’t produce champions.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Respect First, Then Gun Control

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:37:40 GMT

Students and family members gathered at a makeshift memorial for the victims of last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Fla.One reaction to the Florida school shooting is the shaming of supporters of gun rights. But there’s a more productive approach.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Nashville’s Mayor Has Stumbled. Who Will Cast the First Stone?

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:58:13 GMT

Mayor Megan Barry of Nashville at a news conference in January when she apologized for having had an extramarital affair.Megan Barry’s affair with a subordinate has her opponents outraged. The rest of us aren’t sure what to think.

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Op-Ed Columnist: The Content of the G.O.P.’s Character

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:35:05 GMT

The personal is political: A bad-faith party attracts bad people.

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Op-Ed Contributors: Did George Washington Predict Donald Trump?

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 23:58:13 GMT

In an era of disunity, partisanship and allegations of Russian election meddling, the first president’s farewell address seems prescient.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Coal’s Continuing Decline

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 02:09:19 GMT

Dave Van Sickle, a retired miner, suffers from black lung disease and uses a breathing mask.New signs that, despite President Trump’s campaign promise, this fossil fuel won’t be back.

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Op-Ed Contributors: A Better Way to Protect Mueller

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:45:15 GMT

Acting Attorney General Robert Bork testifying in 1973 before the Senate Judiciary Committee.Robert Bork, criticized for his role in the Saturday Night Massacre, also made sure the president couldn’t easily fire another special prosecutor.

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Op-Ed Contributors: A Placeholder Prime Minister Departs. What Comes Next?

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 20:06:50 GMT

Hailemariam Desalegn, the outgoing prime minister of Ethiopia, announced his resignation in the capital of Addis Ababa on Feb. 15.In Ethiopia, continued authoritarianism in the face of fierce and determined protests will be futile.

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Editorial: The Dirty Little Deals That Would Foul the Environment

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 01:53:35 GMT

Republicans are adding measures to appropriations bills that would gut protections of the air, water and landscape.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Did Russia Influence the 2016 U.S. Election?

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 23:34:43 GMT

Donald Trump has repeatedly said there was “no collusion.”

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Letters: As Hungary Turns to Strongman Rule

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:08:54 GMT

Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary, center, in Budapest last year during a swearing-in ceremony of new border police officers.Readers, including a former member of the Hungarian Parliament, discuss the move to autocratic government under Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

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Letter: On Closing Public Schools

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:08:46 GMT

Four public schools in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago, including Paul Robeson High School, shown here, would be closed within three years under a proposal being considered by the city’s Board of Education.An education expert writes that closing underperforming public schools offers an opportunity.

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Letters: When Is Parole a Good Idea, and When Not?

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:08:39 GMT

Criminal justice experts discuss parole in terms of recidivism and human rights.

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Op-Ed Columnist: There’s Reason for Hope on Guns

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:11:55 GMT

Protesters hold signs at a rally for gun control at the Broward County Federal Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. on Feb. 17, 2018.Don’t despair. It prevents change.

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Letter: Don’t Boycott Bermuda

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 01:45:00 GMT

Tourists in St. George’s, Bermuda, in 2015.A gay rights activist says a boycott to protest the repeal of marriage equality would actually harm the L.G.B.T.Q. community in Bermuda.

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Letter: ‘A Simple Plumber’ Seeks a G.O.P. Statesman

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 01:44:53 GMT

Richard Donelly at his home in Providence, R.I.A member of “the great unwashed” calls on “some Republican to find a backbone and leave the lemming line.”

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Letters: Viewing My Country From Abroad

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 01:44:22 GMT

President Trump’s motorcade proceeds along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington on Inauguration Day, Jan. 20, 2017.Readers’ perspectives on America: “I have given up on America.” “A work in progress.” “Grateful to be an American.” “Deeply disappointed.”

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Letter: Tipping in Restaurants

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 01:44:05 GMT

Under an administration proposal, employers could use workers’ tips for essentially any purpose, as long as the workers were directly paid at least the federal minimum wage.A reader cites “the immaturity of restaurant employee compensation practices in the United States versus Europe.”

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Editorial: Corrupt Police Need Federal Oversight

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 01:29:32 GMT

Abusive practices in Baltimore highlight why this is so.

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Editorial: Trump’s ‘Best People’ and Their Dubious Ethics

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:30:14 GMT

There are so many scandals in this administration that many aren’t getting the attention they deserve.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Whatever Trump Is Hiding Is Hurting All of Us Now

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:02:35 GMT

President Trump in Washington on Friday.He either believes Putin’s denials, or more likely, is afraid of what the Russians have on him.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Making Light of Democracy in Hong Kong

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 20:08:17 GMT

The city’s High Court favors an edict handed down by Beijing.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Don’t Let My Classmates’ Deaths Be in Vain

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 20:23:45 GMT

Christine Yared in Parkland, Fla., on Sunday.I am a freshman at the high school where 17 people were killed. If you have a heart, you need to advocate for change so this never happens again.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Letting American Kids Die

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 20:30:29 GMT

Anguished parents awaited information after a school shooting in Parkside, Fla., on Wednesday.Guns, infant mortality and car crashes show that we’re behind other wealthy nations.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Russia Wanted Trump to Win. And It Wanted to Get Caught.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:50:58 GMT

People in prison garb wearing Hillary Clinton masks outside a Trump campaign event in 2016.Its election interference didn’t aim at just the outcome — it also targeted attitudes toward our democracy.

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Opinion: Trump Is Making MS-13 Stronger

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:30:16 GMT

Members of MS-13, an international gang based in El Salvador, in Los Angeles in 1994.Helping young immigrants, not deporting them, is the smarter way to fight a vicious international gang.

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News Analysis: Russia Isn’t the Only One Meddling in Elections. We Do It, Too.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 03:01:44 GMT

America has long used cash and propaganda to try to steer the outcome of foreign votes.

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Editorial: Donald Trump and the Undoing of Justice Reform

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:30:16 GMT

The president and his attorney general have a backward worldview that is translating into regressive policies.

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Sporting: Why Yoga Pants Are Bad for Women

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:30:16 GMT

Whatever happened to sweatpants?

Op-Ed Columnist: Appeasing the Trigger Gods

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:30:16 GMT

A lockdown drill in 2014 interrupted an eighth-grade physical education class in Minneapolis.Despite tears and shattered hearts, President Trump and Congress will do nothing.

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Opinion: This Isn’t What the Tea Party Fought For

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:41:24 GMT

Supporters of the Tea Party at a 2010 rally in Washington.President Trump and Congress are undoing our hard work.

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Letters: A Game Plan for Democrats (Actually, 16 of Them)

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:30:01 GMT

We asked readers to suggest strategies for the midterms. Over 450 responded, often with conflicting advice.

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Opinion: Lessons on the Holocaust, From Warsaw’s No. 35 Tram

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:30:03 GMT

Monument to the Ghetto Heroes in Warsaw, honoring those who fought in the 1944 uprising.Poland can’t make its history disappear. Thousands of families, like mine, have stories.

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Opinion: Donald Trump Makes Golf Look Bad

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 12:57:10 GMT

We were so close to moving beyond the stereotypes. Alas.

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Op-Ed Columnist: No Country for Young Men With AR-15s

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:30:01 GMT

High-capacity clips, including the type used for the AR-15, at a gun store in Orem, Utah. An AR-15 was used in the shootings at a Florida high school on Wednesday.A restriction compatible with a vision of armed citizenship.

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Op-Ed Columnist: You’re Wrong! I’m Right!

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:30:01 GMT

Left, a Trump campaign event in Orlando, Fla., in September 2016; right, a protest in October against the Trump administration’s travel ban.On both sides we’re too quick to reject the other’s views.

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Opinion: A Message From the Club No One Wants to Join

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:30:01 GMT

A candlelight vigil for the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.My son was killed in a school shooting. No parent should have to endure this pain.

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