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

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:27:21 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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Editorial: Mr. Trump Squanders the World’s Trust

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 23:10:27 GMT

His indifference to past American commitments undermines the country’s credibility in negotiations and weakens its ability to lead.

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Op-Ed Columnist: The Health Care Cul-de-Sac

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 18:56:49 GMT

Senator Bill Cassidy, with Senator John Barrasso, left, and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, spoke with reporters about the Graham-Cassidy health care bill on Tuesday.Repeal and replace? Single-payer? Let’s call the whole thing off.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Will Mark Zuckerberg ‘Like’ This Column?

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 00:06:11 GMT

Mark Zuckerberg may be learning what it’s like to be Dr. Frankenstein.Oops! Facebook admits it created a democracy-crushing Frankenstein monster that it can’t control.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Want Geniuses? Welcome Immigrants

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:33:39 GMT

New arrivals to America win many of our top prizes, because they hatch many of our best ideas.

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News Analysis: Everyone Wants to Reduce Drug Prices. So Why Can’t We Do It?

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 20:07:31 GMT

The pharmaceutical industry seems an easy target for reform. But thanks to lobbying and campaign contributions, Congress just won’t act.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Facebook’s Ad Scandal Isn’t a ‘Fail,’ It’s a Feature

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 18:30:30 GMT

The fact that “Jew haters” can be targeted isn’t surprising if you understand how the business model works.

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Opinion: DeVos Should Want to Educate Men About Rape

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 20:50:30 GMT

The education secretary has rescinded Obama’s campus sexual assault guidance. A former college rape crisis counselor explains what she’s missing.

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Opinion: Rocket Man Knows Better

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 18:30:30 GMT

A United States Marine with North Korean prisoners of war in 1953.Kim family history should keep us from war. Unless a tweet goes too far.

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Opinion: The Last Stand of the Amazon’s Arrow People

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 20:37:59 GMT

Sydney Possuelo, surrounded by Matis indigenous scouts on expedition to track the Arrow People in the Javari Valley, Brazil, 2002Brazil is backpedaling on its protections of uncontacted tribes.

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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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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: Do Women Get to Write With Authority?

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 04:35:53 GMT

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

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Opinion: ‘Sisterhood’ Felt Meaningless. So My Sisters and I Got in the Car.

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 05:41:32 GMT

The author, at left, with her sisters and others at the Robbins House.I didn’t know what sisterhood meant anymore. So I went on a feminist history road trip.

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Editorial: The Day the Real Patriots Took a Knee

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 01:16:11 GMT

Several New England Patriots players kneel during the national anthem before an N.F.L game against the Houston Texans, on Sunday.President Trump’s Twitter clash with N.F.L. owners, players and at least two basketball stars shows again his lack of commitment to social justice.

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Editorial: In Germany, a Victory for Angela Merkel and Populism

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:57:56 GMT

Angela Merkel’s party came in first in the German national election on Sunday, assuring her a fourth term as chancellor.The chancellor faces a challenge in forming a government after the loss suffered by her coalition partner, the Social Democrats.

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Editorial: Puerto Rico Is American. We Can’t Ignore It Now.

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 22:23:01 GMT

Men pulling a fallen cable in the Medianía Alta district of Loíza, P.R., last Thursday, to make way for National Guard trucks.Economically ruined before the storm, without power, electrically or electorally, it, and the Virgin Islands, need full federal aid.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Heng on Trump and ‘Rocket Man’

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 20:51:28 GMT

Will Kim Jong-un call President Donald Trump’s bluff?

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Op-Ed Contributor: Politics Has Always Had a Place in Football

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 21:34:32 GMT

Members of the New England Patriots kneeling during the National Anthem before a game on Sunday.The sport was not incidental to the doctrine of segregation. It was one of the pillars on which it rested.

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Letters: Big Food and Rising Obesity in Brazil

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:26:08 GMT

Nestlé products on sale in a pharmacy in Muana, along the Amazon, Para state.Readers talk about reversing and understanding a trend in the developing world.

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Letter: Make Cities Greener, Not Suburbs

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:25:33 GMT

An architect rejects a lifestyle for young people as not environmentally sustainable.

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Letter: Time to Restore Diplomacy

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:24:59 GMT

A foreign policy expert writes that we need a new paradigm.

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Letter: Jesuit’s Book About Gays

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:24:00 GMT

In his latest book, the Rev. James Martin, a prominent Jesuit priest and author, encourages lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Catholics and the Church to come together. His position has led to criticism, insults and canceled invitations to events.A reader writes that those who criticize the Rev. James Martin need to reflect on Christian values.

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Letter: America’s Roles in Vietnam and Afghanistan

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:23:24 GMT

A solidarity rally with United States and South Vietnam officials in Saigon in 1964.An official in the Afghan Foreign Ministry takes issue with the comparison, while a former U.S. official agrees with it.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Trump Should Bet on Kurdish Independence

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:18:28 GMT

Female Kurdish peshmerga fighters training at a command base in Sulaimaniya, 150 miles northeast of Baghdad, Iraq, in 2003.Backing the Kurds is not only the right thing to do. It’s also strategically smart.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Meet Pakistan’s Modern Middle Class

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:17:06 GMT

People outside a shopping mall in Karachi, Pakistan. The country’s new middle class enjoys consumption as part of their more modern lifestyle.The emerging populace loves to shop and sees Islamic values as the solution to the country’s problems.

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Op-Ed Columnist: The Dying Art of Disagreement

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 15:18:19 GMT

Plato and Aristotle in discussion, by Luca della Robbia (1437)Today, our disagreements may hoarsen our voices, but they rarely sharpen our thinking, much less change our minds.

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Editorial Observer: The President Demands Silence From Colin Kaepernick

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 23:43:35 GMT

From left: Eli Harold, Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid of the San Francisco 49ers kneeling in protest during the national anthem last year.For Mr. Trump, the privilege of breaking your body to be in the N.F.L. doesn’t come with the privilege of protesting for racial justice.

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Letters: The Vietnam War, Revisited

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 20:42:06 GMT

A paratrooper from the 173rd Airborne Brigade after a July 1966 firefight, in Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s “The Vietnam War.”The Ken Burns-Lynn Novick documentary series has sparked a national conversation about the war.

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Editorial Notebook: A Starry Night Crowded With Selfies

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:59:14 GMT

The scene in front of Vincent van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” at the Museum of Modern Art earlier this month.Van Gogh’s masterpiece has an undisputed magnetism. But has all the photo-snapping eclipsed a deeper kind of looking?

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Opinion: Lessons From Rolling Stone

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 16:55:19 GMT

Rolling Stone magazines at the “Rolling Stone 50 Years” exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in Cleveland this summer.I worked at the magazine in the 1990s, and I couldn’t have picked a better place to soak up American culture.

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Op-Ed Contributor: London and Uber? It’s Complicated

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 11:07:42 GMT

A cab in central London.There is a general feeling in the air that regulators should stand up to businesses that just ignore any rules they don’t like.

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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 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 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 for killing a friend.

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Op-Ed Contributor: How Parks Lose Their Playfulness

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 15:37:37 GMT

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

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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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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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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Fans Expect Access to Players, but Do They Really Want to Listen?

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:10:14 GMT

Spectators at Citi Field.The benefit of time and patience often rewards us with the true significance of an athlete’s activism.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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