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Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump’s High-Tech Dirty Tricksters

Undercover video shows the president’s digital consultants acting like thugs.

Books and Literature

Op-Ed Columnist: What Holds America Together

Walt Whitman had a prescription for national renewal.

Civilian Casualties

Op-Ed Contributor: Fifteen Years Ago, America Destroyed My Country

Let’s stop calling the invasion of Iraq a “blunder” and call it what it is: a crime.

United States International Relations

Op-Ed Contributor: To Defend America, Don’t Overreach

The Iraq war began 15 years ago. Realism demands that we remember how badly it failed.

United States Economy

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump and Trade and Zombies

Coming soon: a battle of bad ideas that refuse to die.

Banking and Financial Institutions

Op-Ed Contributor: China’s New Central Banker Is Just as Important as the Fed’s

Yi Gang’s next moves as head of the People’s Bank of China will have a big impact on the world economy.

Computers and the Internet

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Facebook’s Surveillance Machine

It’s true that the Cambridge Analytica incident wasn’t a security breach. It was something far worse.

Native Americans

There’s Never Been a Native American Congresswoman. That Could Change in 2018.

Native American women are running for office in record numbers. Some are fighting pipelines. Others are fighting environmentalists.


Op-Ed Contributor: Israel’s Self-Inflicted Wounds

Why I fear for the nation I love.

Defense and Military Forces

Op-Ed Contributor: The Dirty Secret of American Nuclear Arms in Korea

North Korea may be unreliable, but it was America that broke with the Korean armistice by introducing nuclear weapons into South Korea in 1958.

Gun Control

Op-Ed Contributor: Why I Didn’t Join My School’s Walkout

I am a high school junior, and I shoot guns and hunt. Many of the kids protesting guns right now don’t seem to know that much about them.

Afghanistan War (2001- )

Op-Ed Contributor: The U.S. Needs to Talk to the Taliban in Afghanistan

Washington shies away from the idea of direct talks, but the Taliban see the United States as the decisive actor on the battlefield.


Op-Ed Contributor: Iranians Do New Year’s Better

In learning to appreciate my Iranian background, I started to see the beauty of Nowruz.

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: Come-Ons, Takedowns and Insults: What It’s Like to Write Comedy as a Woman

In “Just the Funny Parts,” Nell Scovell — who’s crafted jokes for everyone from David Letterman to President Obama — describes the toxic misogyny she’s endured.

United States International Relations

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump: The Un-American President

He has damaged the American brand.

Education (K-12)

Op-Ed Columnist: A Winning Political Issue Hiding in Plain Sight

An issue that people care about and doesn’t need to be partisan.

Real Estate and Housing (Residential)

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Nashville Demolition Blues

This city’s building boom has reached the place where my family and friends wove a life.

Colleges and Universities

On Campus: It’s Hard to Be Hungry on Spring Break

As they admit more poor students, colleges need to do a better job of serving them.

Hrabowski, Freeman A III

Cinderella Story? It’s True for U.M.B.C. in Academics, Too

The university is known more for producing the most African-American students who go on to complete combined M.D.-Ph.D. programs than it is for turning out professional athletes.

Presidential Election of 2020

Op-Ed Columnist: Democrats Are Primed for 2018 and Looking Pretty in 2020

Ignore naysayers. The party’s field of presidential contenders is chockablock with potential.

Oceans and Seas

Op-Ed Columnist: A Parable of Self-Destruction

Easter Island’s demise is a lesson for the world.


Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Case for a Carbon Tax on Beef

It would reduce greenhouse gas emissions, water pollution, deforestation, species loss and human mortality. So what’s the holdup?

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots

Op-Ed Contributor: What the Dreamers Can Teach the Parkland Kids

From one activist to another: Trust your instincts, study your history and don’t read the comments.

Fox News Channel

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump, Flush With Power

The president wants to bring the Fox cast into the White House, fully merging with the source of his ideas, tweets and gratification.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Op-Ed Columnist: The Rise of Euro-Putinism

Putin’s victory on Sunday is a certainty, but what other victories might he win in Europe?

Pelosi, Nancy

Op-Ed Columnist: And Now, the Nancy Pelosi Drama

She stars in more ads than auto insurance.

Gun Control

Op-Ed Contributor: Why Gun Culture Is So Strong in Rural America

After a mass shooting, where you might blame guns, rural conservatives don’t. They blame the shooter.

Fashion and Apparel

Encounters: Karlie Kloss Teaches Teenage Girls How to Code

When she’s not jet-setting or hanging with Taylor Swift, the 25-year-old model runs a coding boot camp for young women.

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Contributor: Trump Was Elected to Govern Without These People

The duty of the president’s team is not to second guess him or the outcome of the last election.

St Patrick's Day

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: How the Irish Could Still Save Civilization

Ireland’s leader, Leo Varadkar, the gay son of a Hindu father of Indian descent, tries to nudge the United States back to the moral high ground.


Iraqi teenager guilty of carrying out London train bombing

LONDON (Reuters) - An Iraqi teenager, who had come to Britain as an asylum seeker, was found guilty on Friday of attempted murder after detonating a homemade bomb on a packed rush-hour London commuter train, injuring 30 people, prosecutors and police said.

Christians and Christianity

Op-Ed Columnist: Pope Francis Is Beloved. His Papacy Might Be a Disaster.

Francis takes risks while reshaping the Catholic Church’s relations with the modern world.

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Columnist: Burn It Down, Rex

The grown-ups on the way out of Trump’s White House should tell us what they saw.

United States International Relations

Op-Ed Columnist: In Faint Praise of Rex Tillerson

The more the outgoing secretary got to know Trump, the more he was offended.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Op-Ed Contributor: What Makes Putin So Popular at Home? His Reputation Abroad

The truth is, Russia’s president would win this weekend’s election even without manipulating the ballot.


Motor racing - Teenager Stroll is now the face of experience at Williams

LONDON (Reuters) - Lance Stroll is still Formula One's youngest driver but the 19-year-old Canadian will also be his Williams team's most experienced man on the starting grid this season.

Lamb, Conor J (1984- )

Op-Ed Columnist: Worthy Is the Lamb

A Democratic candidate wins while reinforcing his party’s soul.

Social Media

Op-Ed Contributor: Banning Social Media Won’t Stop Hate Speech

The “digital curfew” is an incomplete solution to mob violence in Sri Lanka and elsewhere

Republican Party

Op-Ed Columnist: Voters May Be Wising Up

The Pennsylvania special election vote suggests Republican bait and switch doesn’t work like it used to.

Fines (Penalties)

Op-Ed Contributor: A Billionaire and a Nurse Shouldn’t Pay the Same Fine for Speeding

A flat fine threatens poor people with financial ruin, but it lets rich people off easy. Real justice requires punishment that is equally felt.

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Contributors: Is Trump Giving Authoritarianism a Bad Name?

Support for a “strong” leader has dropped in America — but retains a foothold in the G.O.P.

Midterm Elections (2018)

Op-Ed Contributors: Democrats, Put District Over Party, Pelosi and Washington

The winning formula for 2018 is a relentless local focus, say two prominent observers.

International Trade and World Market

Op-Ed Columnist: Paul Krugman Explains Trade and Tariffs

Pennsylvania, China, steel and illusions. Here are his answers to some of your questions.

Embargoes and Sanctions

Op-Ed Contributor: Hitting Putin Where It Hurts

To get back at Moscow for attempting an assassination on British soil, Prime Minister Theresa May should go after the oligarchs.


Op-Ed Contributor: Remember Guantánamo?

The Trump administration might send more detainees there.

Law and Legislation

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Justice Scalia’s Fading Legacy

Using legislative history to interpret laws once risked tiptoeing over the hot coals of his scorn. No longer. Now justices use it without apology.

Freedom of the Press

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: One Thing Donald Trump Would Like Is Freedom From the Press

The president dreams of living in a world with “Fox & Friends” and almost no one else.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Op-Ed Columnist: Mike Pompeo Is Good for Diplomacy

An effective State Department needs a secretary with the president’s ear.

Afghanistan War (2001- )

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Tell the Truth About Our Longest War

Peace talks are the only way to end the war in Afghanistan. They also will probably not succeed.

Politics and Government

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Welcome to the Era of Presidents for Life

Xi Jinping’s abolition of term limits will reverberate far beyond China’s borders.

Pop and Rock Music

Album Review: Music Is a Sanctuary From Chaos on Yo La Tengo’s ‘There’s a Riot Going On’

The New Jersey indie-rock band’s 15th album is its first digitally recorded LP, filled with sonic wanderings and grim proclamations.


Op-Ed Contributor: Stephen Hawking, Force of Nature

His true strength was more than just his disembodied intellect.

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Columnist: Want to Dive Into the Trump Job Pool? Ask Me Anything

The career counselor has the answers.

Love, Simon (Movie)

A Romantic Comedy About a Gay Teenager? What Took So Long?

“Love, Simon” is the rare major studio movie revolving around a gay teenager, and hopes are high that it will pass the box office test.

United States International Relations

Op-Ed Columnist: Dictators Love Trump, and He Loves Them

The United States used to stand up for human rights, but that was before the Trump administration.

Gun Control

Student Walkout: Photos From Across the Nation

Students protested gun violence across the country on Wednesday in the wake of a recent school shooting in South Florida. Here are some compelling photos from the demonstrations.

Gun Control

Students Walked Out. Here Are Their Videos.

High school students across the United States left their classrooms on Wednesday morning to draw attention to gun violence in schools.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Op-Ed Contributors: Beware of Devin Nunes’s Next Move

The House Intelligence Committee is done investigating. Now come the attacks against Robert Mueller.


Op-Ed Contributor: Hot Times in the Arctic

As temperatures turned unusually warm, the extent of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean reached new lows, offering a warning for the future.

Democratic Party

Op-Ed Contributor: How a Democrat Succeeds in Trump Country

Conor Lamb shows that it can be done.

Deaths (Obituaries)

In Death as in Life, Women Count. Here’s How The Times Counted Them.

As we embarked on the Overlooked project, we wanted to be able to show how the gender breakdown had changed over time. That turned out to be a project unto itself.

National Anthems

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Germany’s National Anthem May Be Sexist. Is America’s Racist?

“The Star-Spangled Banner” is not alone in having some disturbing lyrics.

Lamb, Conor J (1984- )

Op-Ed Columnist: A Likely Democratic Shocker

What’s behind the probable upset? Turnout and persuasion.


Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Gina Haspel’s Rise Is No Victory for Feminism

The woman President Trump has chosen to lead the C.I.A. assisted torture and helped deceive the American people. Other women should not be applauding.

Appointments and Executive Changes

Op-Ed Columnist: When Trump Takes Charge

The president might want to actually use the office, not just occupy it.

Op-Ed Columnist: Conor Lamb Roared. Republicans Should Quake.

The Democrat’s showing in Pennsylvania foretells a brutal November for President Trump and his party.

Politics and Government

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Why I Am Dreading Netanyahu’s Departure

Israel has had more than enough experience with novice politicians. That’s not what we need right now.

Legislatures and Parliaments

Op-Ed Contributor: So You’ve Got Populists in Your Parliament. What Next?

Germany is in the middle of a forced lesson in how to deal with an empowered far-right party.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks

Editorial: America Has Failed Its Kids on Guns. It’s Time to Let Them Lead.

The nation’s adults must listen to the students walking out of their schools Wednesday to protest gun violence.

International Trade and World Market

Op-Ed Columnist: Some Things Are True Even if Trump Believes Them

He’s right that we have a real trade problem with China. But he’s wrong about what to do about it.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks

Op-Ed Contributor: Dear National Rifle Association: We Won’t Let You Win. From, Teenagers.

Our parents did not succeed in ensuring our safety at school. So we must do it ourselves.

United States International Relations

Op-Ed Contributor: Samantha Power: How Mike Pompeo Could Save the State Department

He can’t change the president, but he can get back to trying to solve problems in the real world.

Economic Conditions and Trends

Op-Ed Contributor: China’s Economy Is Not Normal. It Doesn’t Have to Be.

What seem like weaknesses — imbalance, debt — have been strengths: Even corruption has spurred growth.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Op-Ed Contributor: Where Does Mike Pompeo Stand on the Issues? Too Close to Trump

From Iran to Russia, the new nominee for secretary of state will encourage all of the president’s worst instincts.


Critic’s Notebook: For Casual Indian Restaurants, It’s Party Time

At a new array of places in Manhattan, curry is served with Hindi hip-hop, hallucinatory art and lots of flowers.


Op-Ed Columnist: Why Pasta Is the Answer to Trump

This is a story about rigatoni. And bucatini. And yes, the president.

International Trade and World Market

Op-Ed Contributor: To Fight China on Trade, We Need More Than Tariffs

Broad tariffs alone won’t do anything to stop China’s unfair practices. The U.S. should use every tool in its arsenal.


Diagnosis: Why Was This Teenager Bleeding So Excessively?

Her heart stopped, and blood began pouring out of her nose and mouth. What was going on?

Computer Security

The One Thing That Protects a Laptop After It’s Been Stolen

Here’s one thing you can do today so if your laptop is lost or stolen, your private, personal data doesn’t fall into the wrong hands too.

Women and Girls

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: A #MeToo Moment for Egypt? Maybe

Two Egyptian women have started chipping the wall of impunity that Egyptian men — even human rights activists — hide behind when they abuse women.

Education (K-12)

Op-Ed Columnist: Will Betsy DeVos Expand the School-to-Prison Pipeline?

She keeps finding new ways to fail our kids.

Domestic Violence

Op-Ed Contributor: Should an Abused Wife Be Charged in Her Husband’s Crime?

The link between domestic violence and mass shootings raises questions about what legal responsibility we load on abuse victims.

Education (K-12)

Op-Ed Columnist: Good Leaders Make Good Schools

Principals are the key to success.

Trump, Donald J

Op-Ed Columnist: Springtime for Sycophants

Trump only wants advisers who treat him like a tin-pot dictator demands.

Poaching (Wildlife)

Op-Ed Contributors: We Can Stop the Poaching of Big Cats. Here’s How.

Wild populations of cheetahs, leopards, jaguars, lions and tigers have fallen at alarming rates. We need to act fast.

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010)

Op-Ed Contributor: The G.O.P. Accidentally Replaced Obamacare Without Repealing It

The health care law has become something that the party can, if not love, at least learn to live with.

Gun Control

Congress Quashed Research Into Gun Violence. Since Then, 600,000 People Have Been Shot.

Why do so many Americans kill one another, and how can the violence be stopped? The C.D.C. quit studying these and other questions over 20 years ago.

Gun Control

No Immediate Push to Raise Minimum Age for Buying Assault Rifles, Trump Says

In a pair of tweets, President Trump cited “not much political support” now to move ahead with his pledges after the deadly mass school shooting in Florida.


Op-Ed Contributor: Looking Up to Michelle Obama

My daughter was captivated by her portrait, and the moment captivated a lot of other people. Here’s why it matters.


The Checkup: Teenagers Are Sexting — Now What?

Experts say parents should acknowledge sexting as an aspect of teen relationships and include it in conversations about safety and respect.

Women and Girls

Op-Ed Columnist: Melania Knew

This is about the defamation of, silencing of, and shouting down of women.


Op-Ed Columnist: Big Sugar Versus Your Body

The sugar industry has spent years trying to fool you into eating poorly. Fortunately, you have the ability to fight back.

Animal Migration

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Dark Warning of an Early Spring

During a brutal winter, a warm spell feels like a gift. It isn’t.

Afghanistan War (2001- )

Op-Ed Contributor: An Unprecedented Peace Offer to the Taliban

The Afghan government has invited the Taliban to join peace talks without preconditions and seeks a political agreement.

Foreign Investments

Op-Ed Contributor: Emmerson Mnangagwa: Toward a New Zimbabwe

It will be built by liberalizing the economy, promoting enterprise and a commitment to democracy and the rule of law.

Tax Preparers and Preparation

It’s Tax Time! Here’s What to Know This Year

This year, don’t wait until the last minute. Here’s some help.


Ending Term Limits for China’s Xi is a Big Deal. Here’s Why.

China is about to pass an amendment allowing Xi Jinping to stay longer than two terms as president. But the move is about much more than the presidency.

#MeToo Movement

Where’s Harvey?

In limbo and in treatment, Harvey Weinstein has been lying low, still trying to work his Rolodex.


Op-Ed Columnist: The First Porn President

Can the reckoning reach all the way into the Oval?

Presidential Election of 2016

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: YouTube, the Great Radicalizer

The videos it recommends seem to get more and more extreme.

Politics and Government

Op-Ed Columnist: Italy Has Dumped America. For Russia.

In Europe and elsewhere, the U.S. is a baffling and diminished suitor.

United States International Relations

Op-Ed Columnist: Can North Korea Trust Us?

The examples of Libya and Iraq make Trump’s task harder.


Tennis: Teenager Auger-Aliassime beats Pospisil in all-Canada battle

(Reuters) - Teenage qualifier Felix Auger-Aliassime scored a superb 6-2 7-6(4) first-round victory over fellow Canadian Vasek Pospisil at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California on Friday.

Americans Abroad

Op-Ed Columnist: In Praise of Globalists

The dark truth of Davos is that it’s booooring.

Elections, House of Representatives

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump Really Wants His Wingman

One tiny election, one obsessed chief executive.

Immigration and Emigration

Op-Ed Contributor: Trump Can’t Stop the Sanctuary Movement

A Supreme Court case from the ’90s clearly establishes California’s right to stay out of federal deportation efforts.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Op-Ed Contributor: Russia Banned My Movie. Hold Your Applause.

In a real democracy, many opinions can exist in harmony.

Drugs (Pharmaceuticals)

Ask Your Doctor. Until Then, Here’s a Word From Our Sitcom.

Two decades ago, the F.D.A. paved the way for an explosion of prescription drug commercials. An episode of “black-ish” offered a worrying example.

Nuclear Weapons

Op-Ed Contributor: Why Making North Korea Nuclear-Free Will Be So Hard

Only one nation has ever disbanded a full-fledged nuclear weapons program. Pyongyang’s big program will be much more difficult to dismantle.

Gun Control

Florida Governor Signs Gun Limits Into Law, Breaking With the N.R.A.

The $400 million bill imposes new restrictions on firearm purchases and the possession of “bump stocks,” funds school police officers and mental health services.

United States Economy

Op-Ed Contributor: Inflation? Bring it on. Workers Could Actually Benefit.

There’s no need to worry that super-low unemployment will set off inflation. This economy can take it.


Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Secret to a Longer Life? Don’t Ask These Dead Longevity Researchers

Some of the biggest names in dieting, organic agriculture and preventive medicine died at surprisingly young ages.

Labor and Jobs

U.S. Added 313,000 Jobs in February. Here’s What That Means.

The data is the last major economic report before the Federal Reserve decides whether to increase the benchmark interest rate later this month.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Op-Ed Columnist: The Stormy Daniels Scandal Gets Serious

Trump’s porn star payoff may have violated campaign finance law.

Afghanistan War (2001- )

Op-Ed Contributor: To Be Young and Pashtun in Pakistan

The murder of a young man from Waziristan by the Karachi police led Pakistan’s ethnic Pashtuns to start a campaign for equal citizenship.

Children and Childhood

Modern Love: It’s Us Against a Particle of Dust

Parents of children with potentially fatal allergies exist in a state of constant high alert, one that can unify them as a couple.

United States International Relations

Op-Ed Columnist: President Trump’s North Korea Gamble

Talking is better than bombing, but a summit is not the way to begin.

Labor and Jobs

Op-Ed Contributor: Democrats Should Embrace an Open Economy

The left should welcome an America that confidently competes around the world.

International Trade and World Market

Op-Ed Contributor: The Case for Trump’s Tariffs and ‘America First’ Economics

The U.S. needs an alternative to a free-trade system that has hollowed out the factory towns that once made America great.

Trump, Donald J

Op-Ed Columnist: Oh, What a Trumpy Trade War!

We could be on the way back to the bad old days of corrupt tariff policy. Trump likes that.

Race and Ethnicity

Op-Ed Columnist: Understanding Student Mobbists

Younger generations have a different understanding of what’s wrong with society and how to fix it.

Lawmaker: Trump acting like a teenager

Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) says he thinks President Trump's decision to sign controversial tariffs on aluminum and steel are a result of his lack of convictions and claims Trump is "acting like a teenager."

North American Free Trade Agreement

Op-Ed Columnist: Krugman’s Taking Your Questions on Trade

Ready for some dialogue?

War Crimes, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

Op-Ed Contributors: John McCain and Angelina Jolie: America Should Lead in Saving the Rohingya

A campaign of atrocities long inflicted by the Burmese military has sent 680,000 people fleeing slaughter, rape and razed villages in recent months.

Computers and the Internet

It’s True: False News Spreads Faster and Wider. And Humans Are to Blame.

False claims posted on Twitter were 70 percent more likely to be shared than the truth, researchers at M.I.T. found. And people appear to prefer false news.

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Contributor: With the Embassy Move to Jerusalem, a Biblical Trump?

Evangelicals who see the president as a successor to an ancient Persian king, Cyrus, are part of an old American tradition.

Politics and Government

Op-Ed Contributor: Want to Understand What Is Wrong With Europe? Look at Italy

Across the Continent, the European Union has shattered the old politics.


Op-Ed Contributors: The Next Standing Rock? A Pipeline Battle Looms in Oregon

The Klamath have joined with other Native American tribes to oppose a gas pipeline they say would threaten the Klamath River.

Presidential Election of 2016

Op-Ed Columnist: The Worst People

Trump promised again and again to hire the “best people.” That didn’t happen.

Organized Labor

Op-Ed Contributors: Right-to-Work Laws Have Devastated Unions — and Democrats

Researchers find a big impact, and bad news for Democrats, in races from the presidential level on down.

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Why Europe Is Giving Up on Trump’s America

Angela Merkel was right when she said, “We Europeans must really take our destiny into our own hands.”


Teenager Anisimova posts first top-level victory

(Reuters) - American teenager Amanda Anisimova recorded her first top-level victory with a 6-2 6-2 thrashing of Pauline Parmentier at the BNP Paribas Open in California on Wednesday.

Midterm Elections (2018)

Op-Ed Contributor: About That Blue Wave …

Texas primary results show that 2018 will not be a Democratic cakewalk.

Gun Control

With Gun Control Nearing a Dead End, G.O.P. Turns to ‘School Safety’

The House plans to vote next week on legislation to beef up security at the nation’s schools, but Democrats accused Republicans of diverting attention from guns.

Artificial Intelligence

Op-Ed Contributor: How to Make A.I. Human-Friendly

Nothing is “artificial” about this technology. It is made by us, for us.

Gun Control

Op-Ed Columnist: Mr. Trump, Here’s a Teenage Hero; It’s Your Turn!

A 15-year-old stood up to the Parkland gunman, yet the president won’t stand up to the N.R.A.

Teachers and School Employees

Op-Ed Contributor: Fed-Up Teachers Take Heart From West Virginia Strike

A statewide walkout has ended in West Virginia, but may mobilize other teachers to take action for better pay.

Cohn, Gary D

Op-Ed Columnist: Gary Cohn’s Breaking Point

His resignation is a warning to all Republicans.

International Trade and World Market

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Is Trump About to Start a Trade War?

Probably not, because his tariffs are narrowly drawn. But protectionist pressures are intensifying and could become dangerous in a weaker economy.


Op-Ed Columnist: The Autumn of the Oscars

All of us, liberal and conservative, will be sorry when they don’t matter anymore.

News and News Media

State of the Art: For Two Months, I Got My News From Print Newspapers. Here’s What I Learned.

Our tech columnist tried to skip digital news for a while. His old-school experiment led to three main conclusions.


Op-Ed Contributor: The End of Mexican Democracy?

Voters should carefully consider what “a change of regime” promised by Andrés Manuel López Obrador means.


Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Behind the Selfie

When we look in a mirror or share a photo of ourselves, who do we see?

United States International Relations

Op-Ed Columnist: Memo to the President on Saudi Arabia

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has a huge upside — and downside. Get to work on the upside.

Colleges and Universities

Op-Ed Contributor: Turn Prisons Into Colleges

Imagine if prisoners sat in classrooms learning about climate science or poetry — just like college students. Or even with them.

Mental Health and Disorders

Op-Ed Contributor: How a Bad Law and a Big Mistake Drove My Mentally Ill Son Away

Short periods of involuntary confinement won’t stop school shooters or help people like my child.

Millennial Generation

Op-Ed Contributor: ‘Millennial’ Means Nothing

Our insistence on ascribing characteristics to entire generations is silly and can actually be harmful.

Relocation of Business

Op-Ed Contributor: Why Are Your State Tax Dollars Subsidizing Corporations?

What looks like competition to attract businesses and jobs is actually nothing more than political theater.

Banking and Financial Institutions

Op-Ed Contributor: Why Are Democrats Helping Trump Dismantle Dodd-Frank?

A bill in the Senate would relax key banking regulations and oversight.


Personal Journeys: On a Disney Cruise, It’s a Stressful World (After All)

Can a cruise skeptic enjoy four days on the high seas with his family, Mickey and a bunch of princesses?

Education (K-12)

Op-Ed Contributor: Who’s in Charge in West Virginia?

The lack of political leadership explains why the teachers’ strike drags on.


Op-Ed Contributor: Cloning Your Dog Is a Bad Idea

Worker dogs are forced to donate eggs and be surrogates for clones while millions of animals languish in shelters, waiting for a home.


Op-Ed Contributor: Why I Am Running for President of Venezuela

We can’t boycott the election and let Nicolás Maduro get away with six more years in power.

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: At the Polls, La Dolce Vita Yields to Anger

Italy’s election on Sunday showed deep wells of discontent in the north with taxes, in the south with unemployment, and in both with immigration.

Immigration and Emigration

Op-Ed Columnist: Italy’s Five-Star Electoral Performance

Italians opt for illiberal chaos, splitting Europe further.

State Legislatures

Op-Ed Columnist: The Teachers Revolt in West Virginia

All over the United States, women are leading citizen rebellions.

Gun Control

DealBook: Big Investors Have Clout. They Can Use It With Gun Makers.

Investment firms like Larry Fink’s BlackRock have preached social responsibility. With guns, they can use their influence to achieve it.

Gun Control

Who Should Be Armed in Florida Schools? Not Teachers, Lawmakers Say. But Maybe Librarians.

After a debate on the State Senate floor on Monday, Republican legislative leaders backed off on arming most teachers, but voted to allow others in schools to carry guns.

Politics and Government

Op-Ed Columnist: The Chaos After Trump

There won’t be a snap back to the democracy we knew before.

Organized Labor

Op-Ed Contributor: The Rising Ghosts of Labor in the West Virginia Teacher Strike

If workers are pushed hard enough, our history of revolt is not that deeply buried.

Trump, Donald J

Op-Ed Columnist: A Ranting Old Guy With Nukes

Why you should worry when Trump talks tough and stupid on trade.

Women's Rights

Op-Ed Contributor: Women, Booze and the Vote

The appropriation of a feminist theme for selling whiskey to women is nothing if not ironic.

Presidential Election of 2016

Op-Ed Contributor: The Left Shouldn’t Be Too Proud to Meme

Donald Trump and his supporters on the right have been more effective than liberals in using internet memes to promote ideas and attack enemies.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Op-Ed Contributor: Behold Vladimir V. Potemkin

Behind a facade of strength, Putin leads a nation deep in economic rot, military overreach and failure to serve its citizens.

Gun Control

Op-Ed Contributor: I Wanted to Be a Good Mom. So I Got a Gun.

When neo-Nazi websites published my home address, I filled out the paperwork for a permit.

International Trade and World Market

Op-Ed Contributor: Don’t Worry About Trump’s Tariffs

They’re not the end of the world, and may even do some good.

Pensions and Retirement Plans

Op-Ed Contributor: The Real Reason the Investor Class Hates Pensions

It’s not about a funding crisis — it’s about turning retirement savers into passive investors.

Espionage and Intelligence Services

Op-Ed Contributor: America’s Other Espionage Challenge: China

The focus on Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election has pushed out of public attention the threat posed by spies for China.

International Trade and World Market

Op-Ed Contributor: The Trump Tariffs Will Cost Americans Jobs

The way to answer cronyism in other countries isn’t to expand domestic cronyism.

Gun Control

Here Is Why Florida Has So Much Trouble Passing Gun Laws

Even with a groundswell of public support after the Parkland shooting, proposals for restrictions on firearms have become tangled in state politics.

International Trade and World Market

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump: King of Chaos

The president’s reality always seems to return to delusional narcissism.

Traffic Accidents and Safety

Op-Ed Columnist: Letting Teenagers Live

Motor vehicle crashes kill more young people than shootings, and the issue is less affected by politics.


Op-Ed Contributor: Can There Be Good Porn?

I never wanted the responsibility of shaping young minds. Now it’s keeping me up at night.

Weddings and Engagements

IT’S NO SECRET: She Knows His Crazy, and He Knows Hers

“Marriage taught me it’s the small kindness that you do for each other that makes a huge difference. They accumulate.”

Teachers and School Employees

Op-Ed Contributor: In West Virginia, the Politicians Fail, and the Teachers Rise

Educators go on strike in a state where leaders have neglected their constituents.

International Trade and World Market

Op-Ed Columnist: The Macroeconomics of Trade War

Big victims: real estate, farmers, and anyone with a lot of leverage.


Contributing Op-Ed Writer: We Got Rid of Some Bad Men. Now Let’s Get Rid of Bad Movies.

We deserve films that don’t teach us to hate ourselves.


Contributing Op-Ed Writer: How Mexican Directors Conquered Hollywood

Their films take on universal themes and remind us of the power of ethnic and cultural diversity to enrich the industry.

Plastic Bags

Op-Ed Contributor: Let’s Bag Plastic Bags

Political momentum is gathering to tackle the problems plastics pose for the planet.

Winfrey, Oprah

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Take Your Daughter to the Movies, Not to Weight Watchers

Your 13-year-old does not need to count points.

Republican Party

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Trump’s White House Is a Black Hole

Everything the president touches disintegrates.


Op-Ed Columnist: Romance, Rough Sex or Rape?

The Oscars arrive amid #MeToo enlightenment. The movies have a murkier history.

Voter Registration and Requirements

Op-Ed Columnist: Power to the Parents

Give kids the franchise — but let their parents exercise it.

#MeToo Movement

Op-Ed Columnist: Hooray for Harvey-less Hollywood!

In the wake of Harvey Weinstein, will Hollywood let women into the boys’ club, or is it all wishful thinking?

Gun Control

Once Banned, Now Loved and Loathed: How the AR-15 Became ‘America’s Rifle’

The AR-15 cemented its place in American culture after the assault weapons ban ended, at a time of heightened interest in the military, and as shooting was popularized in video game culture.

Politics and Government

Op-Ed Contributor: What the Unspoken in ‘The Insult’ Says About Lebanon’s Politics

The dispute in the film is the stuff of tragedy. Our real-life political disputes are petty quarrels over how to slice the pie.

Gun Control

Op-Ed Contributor: Our Newest Culture Warriors: Activist C.E.O.s

Our toxic political environment is dictating corporate strategy.

Baath Party

Op-Ed Columnist: The Rise of Dictatorship Incorporated

But where is the free world?

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Columnist: A Trump Fawners Almanac

These days, even flattery may get you nowhere.

Gun Control

Why It May Be Impossible to Measure the Impact of Stores Limiting Gun Sales

Major retailers have pledged to stop selling certain assault-style rifles and raise age requirements. But the potential effects are difficult to discern because sales data is limited.

Colleges and Universities

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The University of ‘We Have Your Back’

How Wayne State and the University of Texas raised graduation rates.


The New Old Age: Elder Abuse: Sometimes It’s Self-Inflicted

Researchers are struggling to understand what causes “self-neglect” — and how to fix it.

Families and Family Life

Rites of Passage: Hi Hi Good Morning Hi I Love You It’s Me

WhatsApp connects families around the world in amazing ways, and also is a complete nightmare.


Op-Ed Contributor: Go Ahead, Millennials, Destroy Us

Whenever you disapprove of young people, you’re in the wrong, because you’re going to die and they’ll get to write history.

Gun Control

Anti-Gun Movement Is Infecting an Outdoor Brand’s Other Products

Two retail chains, REI and Mountain Equipment, have suspended orders for items like bike helmets and water bottles from Vista Outdoor because it also makes assault-style rifles.

Gun Control

Op-Ed Columnist: So Much Trump Chaos

Also: Another gun loophole that is worthy of activists’ attention.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Op-Ed Contributors: Why Sessions Is Right to Stand Up to Trump

What is at stake in this dispute is nothing less than American rule of law.

Defense and Military Forces

Op-Ed Columnist: I Saw a Genocide in Slow Motion

Myanmar continues to kill its Rohingya, now by denying them health care and sometimes food instead of by wielding machetes and firing bullets.

Antitrust Laws and Competition Issues

Op-Ed Contributor: The Supreme Court Case That Could Give Tech Giants More Power

The last thing we need at this time is for Amazon, Facebook and Google to avoid antitrust scrutiny.

Politics and Government

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: God, Don’t Save the King

Trump’s vainglorious, vandalistic and vulgar presidency makes some people pine for a royal family. Don’t.