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Farage backs off second Brexit referendum talk as EU says UK still welcome

STRASBOURG (Reuters) - Leading British anti-EU campaigner Nigel Farage rowed back on Wednesday from remarks favoring a second referendum on Brexit, a week after he unleashed a new round of debate and a chorus of invitations from European politicians for Britain to reconsider.

Ansari, Aziz nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Aziz, We Tried to Warn You

It may seem like rules around sex have changed overnight, but feminists have been talking about this for a long time.

sportsNews reuters.com

Ruined and neglected, Sarajevo tracks still hold hope for some

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Once a pride of Olympic Sarajevo and known as the steepest and fastest in the world, the bobsleigh track on Mount Trebevic is now dilapidated and abandoned, a shadow of its former glory.

Pennsylvania Station (Manhattan, NY) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: A Way Forward for New York-New Jersey Commuters

Projects to fix vital rail lines shouldn’t be held hostage by the Trump administration.

Nuclear Weapons nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Would the Air Force Let Airman Trump Near a Nuclear Weapon?

As a former military psychiatrist, I worry that the president would fail the military’s mental health standards.

Evangelical Movement nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: A Perfect Marriage: Evangelicals and Conservatives in Latin America

Christians are seducing poor voters and conservative parties. Is that good for democracy and minority rights?

Blacks nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: How Sex Trumped Race

The presidency may be racist, but it’s gender that’s the essential Trump-era divide.

domesticNews reuters.com

Police still baffled by discovery of 13 starved, abused siblings

PERRIS, Calif. (Reuters) - Police said on Tuesday they were still seeking answers after finding 13 siblings starving in their parents' squalid Southern California home, some of them chained to beds under "horrific" conditions in an otherwise ordinary suburb.

Quantum Computing nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: While You Were Sleeping

Technology is advancing by leaps and bounds.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Facebook Doesn’t Like What It Sees When It Looks in the Mirror

But will Mark Zuckerberg be any good at social engineering?

cnn.com

Alert issued after market sells fugu still containing toxin

A Japanese city issued an emergency alert to residents Monday after two people ate potentially dangerous portions of fugu fish that should not have been sold.

Offshore Drilling and Exploration nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Florida Isn’t the Only State That Will Be Hurt by Offshore Drilling

No state faces more potential harm than California. But as a blue state, it apparently isn’t eligible for the free pass Florida got from drilling.

Graham, Lindsey nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Donald Trump Will Soil You. Ask Lindsey Graham

There’s no honor or wisdom in cozying up to this president.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Interview: No Longer Writing, Philip Roth Still Has Plenty to Say

In an exclusive interview, the (former) novelist shares his thoughts on Trump, #MeToo and retirement.

sportsNews reuters.com

Tennis: Wawrinka happy to be back, but still feeling pain

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Stan Wawrinka feels great to be back after his first-round victory at the Australian Open on Tuesday but is still experiencing pain in the left knee that required surgery last season.

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EU 'still open' to Britain changing mind on Brexit

STRASBOURG (Reuters) - Donald Tusk, the European Council president, weighed in to new British debate on whether to hold a second referendum on Brexit by saying on Tuesday that Britons would be welcome to stay in the European Union.

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Tennis: My brother still makes fun of me, says Zverev

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Alexander Zverev can no longer hope to fly under the grand slam radar following a brilliant 2017 season but the hype has done little to change things on the home front, the 20-year-old wunderkind insists.

Jews and Judaism nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Can a Jew Love France?

The country my family continues to dream of no longer exists for people like us. Maybe it never did.

environmentNews reuters.com

Three still missing in California's deadly mudslides

(Reuters) - The number of people missing from last week's deadly Southern California mudslides fell to three on Monday as hundreds of rescue workers searched for survivors from the rain-driven slides that killed 20 people.

#MeToo Movement nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The President and the Porn Star

Trump’s sexual license has turned the culture wars upside down.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: John Stuart Mill Showed Democracy as a Way of Life

The Victorian-era philosopher is a hero of democracy.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Aziz Ansari Is Guilty. Of Not Being a Mind Reader.

How did a movement for women’s empowerment become an emblem for female helplessness?

Cold War Era nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Talking Apocalypse With My Son

For this mother, this all feels a lot like Bomb Shelter Redux.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Know-Nothings for the 21st Century

Trumpism is an all-out attack on the values that made America great.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Trump Comments, Infuriating Africans, May Set Back U.S. Interests

Experts fear that the president’s about remarks “shithole countries” could set back United States interests in the world’s fastest-growing continent.

Prisons and Prisoners nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Governor Cuomo: The Way to a More Just New York State

A new bill will close the gap between what our criminal justice system says and what it does.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Alexa, We’re Still Trying to Figure Out What to Do With You

Many people use digital assistants for the basics, like the weather forecast or music. It’s a long way from the digital home envisioned by their makers.

Influenza nytimes.com

The New Health Care: Still Not Convinced You Need a Flu Shot? First, It’s Not All About You

Adults also need to get vaccinated to provide herd immunity for others, especially babies and older people.

entertainmentNews reuters.com

Color returns to Hollywood's red carpets but Time's Up still strong

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After making a strong statement in black dresses at the Golden Globes to protest sexual harassment, actresses brought a burst of color back to the red carpet last week but said the message of the Time's Up campaign will continue throughout Hollywood's awards season.

Human Rights and Human Rights Violations nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Tuesday Becomes Execution Day in Egypt

The Sisi government, facing violence in the Sinai and preparing for an election, is hastening executions and the trials that authorize them.

Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: When America and Pakistan Fight, It’s Afghanistan That Suffers

How a monstrous pact between two countries keeps destroying another one.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

‘I’m Not a Racist,’ Trump Says in Denying Vulgar Comment

“I’m not a racist. I’m the least racist person you will ever interview, that I can tell you,” President Trump said in Florida.

Race and Ethnicity nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump Is a Racist. Period.

We must stop debating an obvious point and decide what to do about it.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Democrats, Make a Deal With Trump to Protect Dreamers

Give the president his wall — the future of nearly 800,000 Dreamers is on the line.

Johnson Sirleaf, Ellen nytimes.com

Liberia President’s Ouster by Party May Raise Questions Over Her Legacy

Senior members of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s Unity Party accused her of supporting the opposition candidate George Weah, who is now president-elect.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Is It Time for Netanyahu to Resign Yet?

A cloud of suspicion and scandal hangs over Israel’s prime minister. But that doesn’t necessarily mean he needs to step down.

Embargoes and Sanctions nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: How the Other Half Lives in Iran

Inequality is rising in Iran. The rural poor are angry and living increasingly precarious lives.

Air Pollution nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Why China’s Good Environmental Policies Have Gone Wrong

Haste and zeal to please an increasingly authoritarian government have created unexpected problems.

cnn.com

California mudslides: Death toll rises to 20, 4 still missing

At least 20 people have died as a result of the mudslides that devastated Montecito, California, according to the California Department of Fire and Forestry Protection. Four people are still missing.

Mormons (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) nytimes.com

‘I’m Running,’ Romney Says Privately, but as a Trump Friend or Foe?

Mitt Romney’s expected return to politics as the next senator from Utah has set off a debate over whether he should actively counter President Trump.

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Hawaii visitor: I could feel the blood stand still in my body

It was a beautiful morning, like most, on the island of Oahu: 79 degrees with a big, bright sun. I was at a marina with my family on Kaneohe Bay, blowing the last bits of air into an orange inflatable raft, when the alert came. All caps: "BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND ... NOT A DRILL."

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Death toll rises to 19 in California mudslides, five still missing

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The death toll from mudslides that devastated parts of California's scenic Santa Barbara County rose to 19 on Saturday amid a massive influx of emergency crews searching for five people still missing.

Liberalism (US Politics) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Is There Life After Liberalism?

Neither the populists nor the philosophers are ready with alternatives.

sportsNews reuters.com

Tennis: Returning Djokovic still managing elbow injury

Jan 13 (Reuters) - Former world number one Novak Djokovic admits his elbow is not yet 100 percent as the Serb prepares to return from six months out at the Australian Open.

sportsNews reuters.com

Tennis: Uncle Toni still 'more than anything' for Nadal

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - World number one Rafa Nadal embarks on a new era without his coach and uncle in the players' box at the Australian Open but the Spaniard said he would always welcome advice from his lifelong mentor with open arms.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Editorial: Donald Trump Flushes Away America’s Reputation

No useful answers on immigration will come from a bigoted president with warp view of the world, and his nation’s principles.

Offshore Drilling and Exploration nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: So It’s One, Two, Three Strikes You’re Out …

Next year, we’ll drill for oil in Norway.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Mr. President, Your Toga Is Showing

Maybe he isn’t as unprecedented a leader as we think. All hail!

Third World and Developing Countries nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: What Makes a Country Great? Meet Haiti’s People.

I grew up using a latrine, alongside some of the most resilient, decent people I’ve ever encountered.

Immigration and Emigration nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Proud to Live in a Nation of Holers

People from “holes” make America great, while Trump sinks into one.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

News Analysis: A President Who Fans, Rather Than Douses, the Nation’s Racial Fires

After his latest incendiary comments, the president’s critics say there is no doubt he is a racist. The White House calls such suggestions “insulting.”

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Trump Administration Wants More Control Over U.S. Lands for Border Wall

“This should set off all kinds of red flags,” said one advocate, fearing the land grab will violate civil liberties. Others say it will harm the environment.

Baseball nytimes.com

On Baseball: Winter Drags On, With Free Agents Still Waiting by the Phone

In an off-season of few signings, teams leery of overpaying seem content to wait for prices to drop in the spring.

Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Mr. Trump, Meet a Hero Whom You Maligned

A practical response for those offended by our president’s racist comments.

Twenty-Fifth Amendment (US Constitution) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Maybe Trump Is Not Mentally Ill. Maybe He’s Just a Jerk.

Without proper neuropsychological testing of the president, we can’t know if he has a mental disorder or is a narcissistic bully.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: No One Is Coming to Save Us From Trump’s Racism

Yes, people in the room say they heard him make the remarks about “shithole” countries. No, he won’t face any consequences.

cnn.com

Treasury chief still won't commit to Tubman on $20 bill

Television nytimes.com

James Spader Still Lives for the Surprise of ‘The Blacklist’

Mr. Spader talks about his 100th episode, the pleasures of playing the provocateur and why now is the time for men to keep quiet and listen.

cnn.com

The future of DACA negotiations still unclear on Capitol Hill

Things were getting heated on Capitol Hill on immigration even before President Donald Trump asked lawmakers in a closed-door meeting Thursday why the US was bringing in immigrants from "shithole" countries into the US.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Time to Say It: Trump Is a Racist

We can’t know what’s in his heart. We can accurately describe his behavior.

sportsNews reuters.com

Federer still the man to beat at Melbourne Park

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - It might be argued that 36-year-old fathers of four have no business winning grand slam titles but try telling that to Roger Federer as the evergreen Swiss bids to claim a record-equalling sixth Australian Open crown in two weeks' time.

Priests nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Will the Pope Address Sexual Abuse in the Chilean Church?

Francis must confront the crimes of a Chilean priest, Fernando Karadima, who was protected from punishment for decades.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Republicans’ Fantasy Investigation

Republicans would rather defend Donald Trump than find the truth.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Catherine Deneuve and the French Feminist Difference

Simone de Beauvoir viewed America’s war between the sexes as unproductive and alien. She’s still shaping Frenchwomen’s views today.

Democracy (Theory and Philosophy) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: How Democracies Perish

A new book is a challenge to those who want to revive the liberal democratic order.

Children's Health Insurance Program nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Dollars, Cents and Republican Sadism

Republican attacks on the safety net are about inflicting pain, not saving money.

Disasters and Emergencies nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Climate Change in My Backyard

Will the flooding and mudslides that ravaged California — the latest in a series of climate disasters this year — lead to action on global warming?

Medicaid nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Trump’s Medicaid Work Requirement Will Backfire

The administration’s plan to let states demand that Medicaid recipients work is likely to deprive thousands of low-income people of health care.

Social Media nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Social Media Is Making Us Dumber. Here’s Exhibit A.

Steven Pinker is a liberal, Jewish professor. But social media convinced people that he’s a darling of the alt-right.

Immigration and Emigration nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: John Kasich and Jeb Bush Jr.: A Bad Idea on Immigration

As Republicans, we believe in strengthening families. Forcing hundreds of thousands of Salvadorans to return home is not the way to do it.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Trump Boasts of ‘Very Good Relationship’ With North Korean Leader

The president’s rosy description of his relationship with Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, was a jarring reversal in tone after months of the two leaders trading taunts.

sportsNews reuters.com

U.S. still eye ice hockey gold without NHLers

(Reuters) - The U.S. men's ice hockey team competing at next month's Winter Olympics will feature a new mix of players given the absence of NHL players but the group's expectations remain exactly the same.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Why Malaysia’s Opposition Picked an Old Foe as Its New Leader

Could Mahathir Mohamad dismantle the system he helped build during his previous decades in power?

Influenza nytimes.com

The New Health Care: Why It’s Still Worth Getting a Flu Shot

Even a “less effective” vaccine packs a payoff in averting illness and death.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Robots Can’t Vote, but They Helped Elect Trump

The areas of the country with the largest robot work forces gave the president an unanticipated advantage in the Electoral College.

Whites nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: ‘The Lowest White Man’

For white supremacy to thrive, the lowest white man must be exalted above those who are black.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Wolff Eats Its Own

“Fire and Fury” does spectacular damage to Trump’s opposition.

worldNews reuters.com

German SPD leader says still 'big hurdles' to clear in coalition talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Social Democrat (SPD) leader Martin Schulz said on Thursday his party had found common ground with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives in many areas but there were still "big hurdles" to clear before they could agree to join a governing coalition.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: What We Lose When We Lose Female Reporters

The BBC’s China editor quit because she was paid less than her male counterparts. We’re all worse off for it.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Is Angela Merkel Done For?

With Germany unable to form a new government, more people are calling for her to step aside. But for whom?

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Caution: Entering Trump’s Mind

Half of him is feeling very bipartisan these days.

European Commission nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The Battle Line for Western Values Runs Through Poland

If the European Union confronts the populist, nationalist government in Warsaw, it can prove that it stands for something.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Where Can Women Make Movies? The Middle East

“In Between,” the new film by Maysaloun Hamoud, is the latest in a long line of feminist films by female Arab directors.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump’s Threat to Democracy

He is unique among American presidents in the last century, two Harvard professors say.

Drug Abuse and Traffic nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: How to Fight the Opioid Crisis

A new cabinet officer could pull together the vast but uncoordinated resources of the federal government to address the problem head on.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Trump Renews Pledge to ‘Take a Strong Look’ at Libel Laws

At a cabinet meeting, the return of the president as press critic, after his legal maneuvers against BuzzFeed and the publisher of Michael Wolff’s book.

Conservatism (US Politics) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Inside Steve Bannon’s ‘Fight Club’

He didn’t regard Breitbart as platform to inform the public, but as his weapon in a war against the establishment.

Theater nytimes.com

Adrienne Kennedy, Playwright: Still Quiet, Still Bold, Still Furious

Her new Jim Crow-era play, “He Brought Her Heart Back in Box,” shows that even late in an influential career, she’s not mellowing.

Salvadoran-Americans nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: President Trump Is Breaking Up My Family

My siblings and I will have to care for ourselves if my parents are sent back to El Salvador.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

6 Dramatic Moments in Trump’s Unusual Immigration Session

The West Wing met The Apprentice when President Trump presided over a meeting, later broadcast on television, of lawmakers from both parties debating immigration policy in the cabinet room.

cnn.com

Opinion: Amazingly, some people still think men are the real victims of #MeToo

Importune -- v. to harass (someone) persistently for or to do something.

North American Free Trade Agreement nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: A Perfect Storm Is Coming to Mexico

After decades of good fortune in dealing with the United States, Mexico is now threatened by several dark clouds.

Presidential Election of 2020 nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Oprah: Prophet, Priestess … Queen?

What happens if the pope of the American religion considers a presidential run?

Embargoes and Sanctions nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The Only Thing Turkey and the U.S. Can Agree On

Relations between the two countries have reached a low. But trying to pressure President Recep Tayyip Erdogan could result in greater instability.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Iranian and Saudi Youth Try to Bury 1979

The year was pivotal to their countries, but they reject the changes it brought.

Movies nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: Greta Gerwig, Aaron Sorkin: Hollywood Must Change

She says she wouldn’t work with Woody Allen again. He says Donald Trump is bad TV.

Gender nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: That’s What Ze Said

I use whatever pronoun my students choose for themselves, simply out of respect for them.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: I’m Proud We Published the Trump-Russia Dossier

The president called the Steele report ‘fake news.’ A year later, it’s clear that’s not the case.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: My Invitation From Donald Trump Jr.’s Father

A missed opportunity “to Learn the Trump Family’s Most Successful Wealth Creation Secrets.”

Presidential Election of 2016 nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Is Oprah the Un-Trump, or the Un-Clinton?

The Oprah hoopla has plenty to do with regrets about 2016.

Immigration and Emigration nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Save the Salvadorans

And create a better immigration system.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: How Not to Engage With Pakistan

President Trump’s attempt at humiliating and punishing Pakistan won’t work. Pakistan has greater leverage over us than we imagine.

Embargoes and Sanctions nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Can South Korea Avoid Getting Played by the North?

Even before this week’s talks, Pyongyang had already gotten something for nothing out of Seoul.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Is Liberal Zionism Dead?

Trump makes a one-state solution more likely.

Avian Influenza nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: We’re Not Ready for a Flu Pandemic

A universal vaccine is desperately needed.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Decline of Anti-Trumpism

The quality of the opposition is deteriorating.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Worst and the Dumbest

Given what Trump is doing to our government, it’s a good thing he’s a very stable genius.

Twitter nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: A Very Stable Genius-in-Chief

In series of tweets on Saturday, President Trump defended his mental fitness.

Dogs nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: What the President Doesn’t Get About Dogs

They’re loyal and loving. All Donald Trump has is Stephen Miller.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Oprah, Don’t Do It

The idea of President Winfrey underscores the extent to which Trumpism has infected our civic life.

cnn.com

After Globes, the Oscar race is still wide open

The Golden Globes brought clarity and passion to the campaign to change Hollywood's culture regarding sexual harassment. The awards themselves did considerably less to outline the contours of a wide-open Oscar race, while exhibiting several familiar quirks associated with this particular event.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Strong Economies Lift Presidents. Trump Seems an Exception.

His approval ratings reflect political weakness despite good news on several fronts.

California Today nytimes.com

California Today: California Today: A New Gig for the ‘Ask a Mexican’ Columnist

Monday: Questions for the newest columnist at The Los Angeles Times, the fight between California and federal officials, and a historic Grateful Dead concert.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: ‘Like, Really Smart’

The new book about Trump’s White House suggests a dangerous mental instability.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Will Iran’s Protests Help the Hard-Liners?

The recent demonstrations could cripple the moderate President Rouhani and cement the conservatives’ grip on power.

environmentNews reuters.com

Rescue crews struggle to tame China oil tanker fire; crew still missing

BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - Rescue crews scrambled to bring a blaze on an Iranian oil tanker off China's east coast under control on Monday as fire raged for a second day following a collision with a grain ship, while the U.S. Navy joined the search for 32 missing crew.

Hollywood Foreign Press Assn nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: At the Golden Globes, Hollywood Does What Washington Won’t

There’s meaningless make-believe in the capital of politics, but there’s meaningful politics in the capital of make-believe.

environmentNews reuters.com

Iranian oil tanker still ablaze as rescuers search for missing mariners

BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - A tanker carrying Iranian oil that collided with a Chinese freight ship in the East China Sea on Saturday was still ablaze on Monday morning, a South Korean coast guard official said, as emergency rescue teams continued to search for the missing crew.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

As Trump Appeals to Farmers, Some of His Policies Don’t

The president will cast himself as a friend to farmers in a speech on Monday, but his position on trade and some parts of the new tax law threaten to undercut their interests.

Roads and Traffic nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: How to Get New York Moving Again

Traffic is so bad that people can often outpace cars.

environmentNews reuters.com

Iranian oil tanker still ablaze after collision off China's coast

SEOUL (Reuters) - A tanker carrying Iranian oil that collided with a Chinese freight ship in the East China Sea over the weekend was still ablaze on Monday morning, a South Korean coast guard official told Reuters.

Blacks nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: On Stop-and-Frisk, We Can’t Celebrate Just Yet

What happens to people after they get stopped?

Mines, Explosive nytimes.com

Editorial: Why Do Land Mines Still Kill So Many?

Because some of the world’s biggest military powers — including the U.S. — refuse to sign treaties that would ban these vicious weapons.

Travel and Vacations nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Graceland, at Last

For reasons I cannot explain, some part of me needed to go there.

Two Thousand Seventeen nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Why 2017 Was the Best Year in Human History

Here’s what’s more important than a Trump tweet.

Twenty-Fifth Amendment (US Constitution) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump’s Petticoat Government

How long can this administration work around its president?

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Looming Digital Meltdown

Modern computing security is like a flimsy house that needs to be fundamentally rebuilt.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

‘Everything I’ve Done Is 100 Percent Proper,’ Trump Says of Russia Inquiry

Mr. Trump again insisted that he was not under investigation by the special counsel, adding that “there’s been no collusion, there’s been no crime.”

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: I Did the Strand

Tom Verlaine remembers working for the late Fred Bass at the Strand bookstore — his first job in New York.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Trump Defends His Mental Capacity, Calling Himself a ‘Genius’

Mr. Trump, seeming to respond to revelations in a new book, issued an extraordinary defense of his fitness for office.

Iran nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Finding the Way Forward on Iran

The West must exploit the hypocrisy of the Tehran government.

Immigration and Emigration nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Let’s Try to Get Past Trump

Maybe we’ll pretend he’s on some other planet.

Men and Boys nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The Perils of Mixing Masculinity and Missiles

Ideas about gender matter in international politics — and not just for Donald Trump.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: Did Trump Obstruct Justice?

New reporting makes for a compelling case that he did, on multiple counts.

Sex Crimes nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The Systematic Crushing of a #MeToo Pioneer

In 1930s Hollywood, Patricia Douglas tried to stand up to her rapist, and was destroyed. If only she’d lived to see her legacy.

politicsNews reuters.com

Deal on'Dreamer' immigrants still ways off: Republicans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans on Friday downplayed the likelihood of a deal soon with Democrats on saving 700,000 young, undocumented U.S. immigrants from being kicked out of the country in March, a possibility created by President Donald Trump.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Publicly, We Say #MeToo. Privately, We Have Misgivings.

Many feminists have had it with this movement, in which women perceive themselves to be as frail as Victorian housewives.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The State Where Everyone Wants to Be Governor

For the key to our political destiny in 2018, look to Colorado.

Doctors nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: How to Counter the Circus of Pseudoscience

Alternative-health gurus harness the language of medicine to sound authoritative. Doctors and other scientists must push back.

Drug Abuse and Traffic nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Department of Injustice

Why a federal crackdown on legal marijuana? The real problem, as any sentient public servant can tell you, is opioid abuse.

Women's Rights nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Saudi Arabia’s Chance to Create a Liberal Kingdom

Reform might not have been possible there without the activists and intellectuals who struggled and suffered over the years.

Traffic Accidents and Safety nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: How Would Jesus Drive?

Driving says a lot about society, and ourselves.

Science and Technology nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: Trump’s Disdain for Science

Much of what the federal government does has scientific and technological underpinnings. Yet the president has still not appointed a science adviser.

Regulation and Deregulation of Industry nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Leave A.I. Alone

Sure, the technology poses risks. But the current approach to regulating it is a mistake.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Everyone in Trumpworld Knows He’s an Idiot

Michael Wolff’s new book shows the cynicism of all those covering for the president.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Change the World for Your Sake, Not Just Your Daughters’

Caring for others, as we women do, is a good thing. But in the process our own desires get shelved.

Ice nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Trapped, and Freed, by the Ice

The forced isolation of an snowstorm is not all bad — for a little while, anyway.

Special Prosecutors (Independent Counsel) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump’s Attention Economy

We want to ignore Trump, but we can’t look away.

State Legislatures nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Two Ways of Looking at Gerrymandering

Stepping into the political sphere, the Supreme Court takes up two very different cases involving the redrawing of Congressional lines.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: My Button’s Bigger Than Yours

Next there will be a comparison of body parts.

companyNews reuters.com

Quest for new oil discoveries still on back burner

LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Despite the strongest start for oil prices in four years, the world's top oil companies are hesitating to accelerate the search for new resources as a determination to retain capital discipline trumps the hope of making bonanza discoveries.

Elections nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Training Early for Post-Putin Politics

With the outcome of Russia’s presidential election in March all but decided, reformers keep hoping for a real contest once Putin leaves the scene.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Learning to Love Nehru

I used to think India’s first prime minister was embarrassingly westernized. Now I see that he was one of our great thinkers.

cnn.com

Tesla is still struggling with Model 3 production

Kim Jong-un nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: A United Front Against North Korea

Kim Jong-un’s offer to hold talks is an opportunity for the United States and South Korea to forge a common strategy in confronting the North.

Courts and the Judiciary nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Justice Shouldn’t Come With a $250 Fine

It’s great that progressive prosecutors are against incarceration, but alternative punishments shouldn’t cause people to go broke.

#MeToo Movement nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: After #MeToo Comes to the Courts

The notoriously secretive branch of government should respond better to sexual misconduct allegations.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Why Is Fixing Sexism Women’s Work?

In the post-#MeToo landscape, men want to know how to help. O.K., fine. Start with everything.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The Sad Trajectory of Orrin Hatch

Even conservatives used to reach across the aisle. Today, they’re too scared to try.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Trump’s First Big Twitter Day of 2018: Analyzing Nuclear Buttons and the ‘Corrupt Media’

The president’s 17 posts on Tuesday can be read as an outline of his agenda but also a glimpse at the challenges he faces this year.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Trump’s Threat to Cut Palestinian Aid Worries Many in Israel

Far from encouraging a return to peace talks, a pair of blunt tweets from the American president appeared to distance the Palestinians and confuse the Israelis.

Gender nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: P.C. Language Saved My Life

What I wish kids growing up in West Baltimore like me knew about “zi,” “zer,” and being gender non-binary.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Ex-Homeland Security Officials Urge Faster Action on DACA

The window for legislative action to protect undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children will close by the middle of January, three former officials said in a letter.

Romney, Mitt nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: What Has Mitt Romney Learned?

If the 2012 Republican presidential nominee returns to politics, will he grasp his own role in what happened in 2016?

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Is the Trans-Atlantic Relationship Dead?

If it is, Germans can’t decide what comes after.

Iran nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump Is Right, This Time, About Iran

Iran’s revolutionary theocracy is bankrupt.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: The Republicans’ Fake Investigations

The attack on our firm, Fusion GPS, is a diversionary tactic by Republicans who don’t want to investigate Donald Trump’s ties to Russia.

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Why Iran Is Protesting

Long-simmering frustration over austerity and inequality have emerged as a nationwide cry for justice.

Blacks nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Erica Garner and How America Destroys Black Families

She didn’t just fight against police brutality. She also resisted the forced destruction of black families by the state.

businessNews reuters.com

Wall Street begins 2018 with gains as momentum still strong

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday in the first session of the new year as investors were optimistic that 2018 will bring more gains for the market.

companyNews reuters.com

US STOCKS-Wall St begins 2018 with gains as momentum still strong

* Indexes up: Dow 0.3 pct, S&P 0.7 pct, Nasdaq 1.3 pct (Updates to late afternoon)

sportsNews reuters.com

Alpine skiing: Speed merchants still kings of the hill

LONDON (Reuters) - Olympic downhills have a special allure, with the fastest and bravest Alpine skiers going full tilt for gold and a place in history.

Bruckner, Pascal nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Retreat to Tribalism

Join hands and see how centrifugal and centripetal forces define society.

United States Economy nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Can the Economy Keep Calm and Carry On?

Normally, presidents don’t matter much. But our normality is fragile.

Artificial Intelligence nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: A.I. and Big Data Could Power a New War on Poverty

Conventional wisdom says artificial intelligence will eliminate jobs. But it can also improve education and employment.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: How Not to Impeach

Whipping up support for or against the process is a dangerous mistake.

E-Commerce nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: States Pay the Price When You Buy Online

The Supreme Court should move state sales taxes into the internet age.

cnn.com

Chicago police count fewer murders in 2017, but still 650 people were killed

Chicago saw nearly a 16% decline in murders in 2017 from the previous year, according to statistics released in the early hours of New Year's Day.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Is Hong Kong Really Part of China?

Beijing is an imperial power and it is occupying Hong Kong. Again.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

For Trump, a Glittering Gala Ends a Winter Vacation Rooted in Routine

On New Year’s Eve, Mar-a-Lago hosted its annual gala, an opulent but customary occasion for a president who spent his winter vacation reveling in the comforts of familiarity.

Republican Party nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: 7 Wishes for 2018

2017 was one of the darker years in modern American history. Here’s hoping for the beginnings of a turning point.

Drug Abuse and Traffic nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: The Failed War on Drugs

Attacking rampant drug abuse by trying to shut off the supply has not worked. We need to try a new approach.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Sentient-Being Diet

Making New Year resolutions as a hedge against apocalypse.

Health Insurance and Managed Care nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Tom Brokaw: You Can Find the Entire World Inside Your Hospital

American health care is a universe of scientific genius and selfless compassion populated by the most diverse population in the country.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: How Can Trump Help Iran’s Protesters? Be Quiet.

Public support from the United States government will do the demonstrators more harm than good.

Colleges and Universities nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Higher Ed’s Low Moment

Colleges are crucial to American greatness but found themselves on the defensive in 2017.

United States Economy nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: When Forecasters Get It Wrong: Always

Economists were mostly incorrect in their predictions for 2017. That was par for the course.

United States Economy nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Confessions of a Columnist

Reconsidering my years as a deficit hawk.

Writing and Writers nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Ask Roxane: Is It Too Late to Follow My Dreams?

I’ve always loved advice columns. Now I’m writing one.

Haitian-Americans nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Our Country Deserves Your Respect, Not Your Pity

Haiti’s ambassador on alleged comments from President Trump: “It is long past time for such thinking to end.”

cnn.com

Electricity still out to 45% in Puerto Rico

Exactly how bad was Puerto Rico's power system damaged by Hurricane Maria? Everybody knows a lot of people were in the dark, but information provided by authorities has been confusing.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Our Reporter Mike Schmidt on His Golf Club Interview With President Trump

I knew this was not going to go over well with the White House press office, which hates being blindsided by the president making news.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Why I’m Still a NeverTrumper

A president’s character matters, no matter which policies he champions.

Puerto Rico nytimes.com

Three Months After Maria, Roughly Half of Puerto Ricans Still Without Power

The authorities said Friday that “approximately 55 percent of the customers who are able to receive electric power have the service restored.”

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Donald Trump and the Limits of the Reality TV Presidency

He isn’t the first president to understand the power of television. But he is alone in not grasping its limits.

Hurricane Harvey (2017) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: How We Know It Was Climate Change

Scientists increasingly are able to detect global warming’s fingerprint on hurricanes, heat waves, flooding, wildfires and other extreme events.

Waste Materials and Disposal nytimes.com

First Person: Taking Out the Trash? That’s Still a Man’s Job, Even for the Liberal Coastal Elite

Trash duty might be the last bastion of accepted 1950s behavior among big-city liberals. “Women deal with the rest of the garbage,” one theorized.

Chess nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Why I Left Iran to Play Chess in America

My old team cared more about the scarf covering my hair than the brain under it.

Palestinians nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: An Israel of Pride and Shame

One thing can be said of 2018: It will not bring peace to the Holy Land.

cnn.com

It's been 100 days, and still Puerto Ricans are without power

It has been three months since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, and many residents still do not have power. CNN's Leyla Santiago reports.