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United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Columnist: Who’s Worse — Trump Lawyers or Their Client?

Here’s help making sense of the president’s legal team.

Politics and Government

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Can Australia Regulate Intra-Office Sex?

A sexual relationship between a minister and a staff member has become a firing offense, like corruption or a conflict of interest.

United States International Relations

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump’s Talk Worries Me, Like the Talk Before the Iraq War

His cavalier approach reminds me of Cheney’s 15 years ago.

Hurricane Maria (2017)

Op-Ed Contributor: The Refugees in New York’s Hotel Rooms

Puerto Ricans like me are stranded here. It can hardly be called living; it’s barely surviving.


Op-Ed Contributor: An End to the Class vs. Race Debate

A new study rebuts the belief that if we address class issues, we can fix racism.


Lens: Capturing Photos of Corporate Office Life in 1970s America

A photographer set out to portray the cookie-cutter culture of corporate America's bygone days.

Opinion: The Republican President who really made America great

The Trump presidency is a study in chaos: improvisational, reactive, and unpredictable. Policy priorities change daily, and so, it seems, does the personnel. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and chief economic adviser Gary Cohn are just the most recent of some two dozen senior officials who have been kicked to the curb after brief stints in the Trump administration.

America will have to confront its past on torture

Politics and Government

Op-Ed Contributor: The Young Feminist Who Died for My People

Anna Campbell could not stand by as President Assad, Russia, Turkey and the Islamic State waged war on Syrian Kurds.

Facebook Inc

Op-Ed Columnist: Facebook Doesn’t Get It

Was it the reason Trump won? That’s the wrong question.

Presidential Election of 2016

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump Hacked the Media Right Before Our Eyes

It was television, not Facebook, that made him president.


Op-Ed Contributor: Why I Stay in Gaza

More of the same means that things are only getting worse. And yet.


American teen Anisimova stuns Wang in Miami

(Reuters) - American teenager Amanda Anisimova, fresh off an impressive run at Indian Wells, beat China's Wang Qiang 6-3 1-6 6-2 at the Miami Open on Tuesday to set up a second round clash with Spanish third seed Garbine Muguruza.

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Columnist: Get Me Back My Turkey

A Bedouin lesson for handling President Trump and Vladimir Putin.

Drug Abuse and Traffic

Editorial: Trump’s Bluster on the Opioid Epidemic

In a speech this week, the president laid out a plan to address the crisis that was at turns thin on details and alarming in content.

Oceans and Seas

Op-Ed Contributor: Bigger Is Not Better for Ocean Conservation

Nations are protecting vast expanses of open sea but their first priority should be their richly biodiverse coastal waters.

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Columnist: The Calm Before the Stormy

What’s behind President Trump’s curious silence about a porn star and her story?

Economic Conditions and Trends

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Aggressive Abroad, Putin Plays a Cautious Economic Game at Home

While other leaders scramble to boost economic growth, Vladimir Putin cares only about stability. And the Russian people seem fine with that.


Op-Ed Contributor: Avoiding Collisions in Outer Space

To sustain the commercial space race, we need to streamline and coordinate rules to manage the proliferation of private satellites.

International Trade and World Market

Op-Ed Contributor: What the West Doesn’t Get About Xi Jinping

Why would China commit to a liberal world order that doesn’t reflect its own political values?

War Crimes, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

Op-Ed Contributor: The Death of a Genocide

In Argentina, murderers bought groceries at the supermarket, torturers were in line at the bank.

Hurricane Maria (2017)

Op-Ed Contributor: Forgotten and Suffering in Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico six months ago this week. We’re still struggling to rebuild.

Freedom of Speech and Expression

Op-Ed Contributors: The Abortion Case That’s Really About the First Amendment

A Supreme Court decision could lead to widespread, ideologically motivated censorship.


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United States Defense and Military Forces

Editorial: America’s Role in Yemen’s Agony Can End on Capitol Hill

For too long, Congress has abdicated its duty as presidents prolonged and expanded wars. Proposed resolutions would say, Enough.

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.


More Americans at risk for heart attack and stroke

(Reuters Health) - Most U.S. adults have poor cardiovascular health, and more people are at risk for heart attacks and strokes today than was true a generation ago, a U.S. study suggests.

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.

Man banned from Facebook for giving data to firm that worked for Trump's campaign is willing to speak to FBI


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

Why I fear for the nation I love.


ECB, BOJ seen holding rates as Fed plows ahead: Bank of America Merrill Lynch

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The European Central Bank and Bank of Japan are about three years behind the Federal Reserve in policy normalization as inflation in Europe and Japan will likely stay below their...

There are still 100,000 pay phones in America

Americans more politically engaged, poll finds

Majorities of Americans expressed concern about government surveillance and the influence of unelected officials on government policy in a new poll released Monday by Monmouth University.

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.


UPDATE 2-Henkel warns that delivery woes hit sales in North America

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Trump, Donald J

‘You Will Not Destroy America’: A Trump Battle Is No Longer One-Sided

The president and former law enforcement and intelligence officials are trading Twitter insults, turning a conflict that would have once stayed private into a public brawl.

Republican Party

How Top Republicans Reacted, or Didn’t, to Trump’s Tweets on Mueller

Some leading Republicans warned the president against firing the special counsel, but many had no response.

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.

International Trade and World Market

‘World Upside Down’: As Trump Pushes Tariffs, Latin America Links Up

The Trump administration’s protectionist policies are prompting governments from Chile to Canada to forge closer ties with one another, and to seek more trade with China and Europe.


Masterpiece Rental: My Life in the ‘American Gothic’ House

I laughed when I saw it, exactly as Grant Wood had depicted it. Now “the world’s second most famous White House” was mine — for $250 a month.

Sweden to help negotiate release of Americans held in North Korea

Sweden is helping negotiate the release of three Americans held captive in North Korea, sources with knowledge of the negotiations tell CNN.


Ten years after crash, Americans still have not fallen back in love with stocks

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Luke Thomas, 44, an information technology field manager who lives in Miami, began investing in the U.S. stock market in his early 20s, attracted by the prospect of learning “how to grow a little bit of money into a lot,” he said.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Mueller Wants Trump’s Business Records. What’s the Russia Connection?

The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, has subpoenaed the Trump Organization for documents related to Russia. The company has a three-decade relationship with Moscow.

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.

Jews and Judaism

News Analysis: Anti-Semitism Is Rising. Why Aren’t American Jews Speaking Up?

The leaders of major Jewish organizations have been focused on Israel, not the brewing storm in our own country.

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.

United States Politics and Government

Scott Pruitt, Trump’s Rule-Cutting E.P.A. Chief, Plots His Political Future

Mr. Pruitt may be using his position as an environmental deregulation czar to position himself to run for office in Oklahoma — or perhaps the presidency.


Americans are drinking a daily cup of coffee at the highest level in six years: survey

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - The number of Americans drinking a daily cup of coffee is at the highest level since 2012, with demand continuing to get a boost from at-home consumption and gourmet drinks, an industry study showed on Saturday.

St Patrick's Day

New Sinn Fein Leader Has a Familiar Task: Wooing Irish-Americans

Meeting American supporters for St. Patrick’s Day, Gerry Adams passed the torch to Mary Lou McDonald, the first woman to lead the party in modern times.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Andrew McCabe, a Target of Trump’s F.B.I. Scorn, Is Fired Over Candor Questions

Lack of candor is a fireable offense at the F.B.I., but Mr. McCabe’s last-minute dismissal from the agency was carried out against a highly politicized backdrop.

Latin America

How Trump Can Make the Most of the Summit of the Americas

Before the president’s trip to Lima, the administration should take a close look at why U.S. credibility in Latin America is at historic lows.

Suits and Litigation (Civil)

Trump’s Lawyers Claim Stormy Daniels Violated Confidentiality Agreement at Least 20 Times

In a court filing, the president weighs in for the first time directly on a case in which a porn actress was paid $130,000 to stay silent about an affair she claims she had with him.

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?

United States Politics and Government

Trump’s Tariffs Set Off Storm of Lobbying

Corporations and foreign leaders are pressing to meet with White House officials and hiring lawyers and lobbyists to push for exemptions that could be worth billions of dollars in trade.

Pelosi, Nancy

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

She stars in more ads than auto insurance.

Central Intelligence Agency

Spies, Not Diplomats, Take Lead Role in Planning Trump’s North Korea Meeting

The C.I.A.’s emergence as the primary player speaks to the influence of Mike Pompeo, the agency’s director, who has been nominated to replace Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson.


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United States Politics and Government

Despite Speculation, Trump’s Cabinet Remains Intact

Two embattled cabinet secretaries — Ben Carson and David Shulkin — remained in their jobs Friday. The absence of any formal announcements suggested an effort to tamp down the anxiety in the West Wing.

I can't say I'm Irish, but I am Irish-American

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.

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.

United States Economy

Most Americans Produce Services, Not Stuff. Trump Ignores That in Talking About Trade.

The president’s outlook on service workers could have real economic consequences.

Helping America's mobile homeless

Every day, when Ebony Rhodes worked her shift at an Atlanta discount store, she felt guilty.

America's debt crisis is coming

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.

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.


North American 2026 World Cup bid picks 23 potential host cities

(Reuters) - The New York/New Jersey area, Los Angeles, Toronto and Mexico City are among the 23 candidate host cities for the joint United States, Canada and Mexico bid for the 2026 World Cup, bid officials said on Thursday.


U.S. envoy says he urged North Korea to release Americans before summit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The State Department's recently retired envoy for North Korea said on Thursday he has urged North Korea to send a positive signal by releasing three American prisoners before a possible summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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.


Thomas Cole, American Moralist

Why this 19th-century master of the Hudson River landscape, who used his art to argue against industry’s assaults, is politically right for right now.

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.

United States Politics and Government

Trump’s Vow on Welfare Faces an Uncertain Future

Disagreement among Republicans as well as the president’s ambivalence have helped thwart a favorite conservative proposal.

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.


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.

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.

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.

American Idol (TV Program)

An Unwanted Kiss on ‘American Idol’

“I wanted my first kiss to be special,” said the contestant Benjamin Glaze.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Andrew McCabe, a Symbol of Trump’s F.B.I. Ire, Faces Possible Firing

Mr. McCabe faces accusations that he was not forthcoming about F.B.I. media contacts. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is reviewing a recommendation that he be fired, just days before his retirement.


America Movil to roll out 4.5G in 76 cities by end-2018

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - America Movil, Mexico's largest telecommunications firm, will roll out a faster 4.5G network in 76 cities across the country by the end of 2018, the company's chief executive Daniel Hajj said on Wednesday.


Your Money: New U.S. gift tax strategies could alter giving

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Get a big check from a wealthy great aunt every year for your birthday? Parents buying you a car? Grandparents paying for private school tuition?

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.

New York Times

The Loneliness of the American Paralympics Reporter

Best I can tell, I’m the only one here from a major American news outlet other than NBC, which broadcasts the Games.


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.


Corporate America's undertakers prepare for feast after lean years

NEW YORK (Reuters) - As the era of cheap money gradually draws to a close and rising inflation and interest rates cast a shadow over Wall Street's nine-year bull market, one corner of the financial industry is cheering.

Stranded American mother of eight issues urgent plea to President Trump

Deana Lynn is a 44-year-old mother from Michigan and she has been trapped in Ghouta, Syria, since 2000 with her husband and eight children. She is calling on President Trump to help Syrian citizens.

Europe Edition: Stephen Hawking, Mike Pompeo, Angela Merkel: Your Wednesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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.

International Trade and World Market

Trump’s Tariffs Make Boeing a Potential Target in a Trade War

As a massive manufacturing exporter, the aerospace giant is particularly vulnerable to retaliation from China, a major customer.

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.

Tillerson, Rex W

In Replacing Tillerson With Pompeo, Trump Turns to Loyalists Who Reflect ‘America First’ Views

Mr. Tillerson’s dismissal pulls the White House even further out of the economic and foreign policy mainstream and closer to the nationalist ideas that animated Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign.

Haspel, Gina

Gina Haspel, Trump’s Choice for C.I.A., Played Role in Torture Program

Ms. Haspel, the deputy director of the C.I.A., ran a secret prison in Thailand in 2002 where a Qaeda suspect was waterboarded.

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.


Google brings free WiFi to Mexico, first stop in Latin America

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Alphabet's Google said on Tuesday that it will launch a network of free Wi-Fi hotspots across Mexico, part of the search giant's effort to improve connectivity in emerging markets and put its products in the hands of more users.

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.

EPA's proposed repeal will make Americans sicker

Right now, the Environmental Protection Agency is in the midst of a process to repeal the Clean Power Plan, adopted in 2015 as the first national strategy to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants. Taking steps to reduce carbon pollution, as outlined in the Clean Power Plan, not only limits this major driver of climate change, but reduces other toxic air pollution from power plants at the same time.

Opinion: Trump remakes America in his own image: Angry, hateful and afraid

Donald Trump seems determined to make America ugly again.


Most of America’s Fruit Is Now Imported. Is That a Bad Thing?

As the country imports ever more of its fruits and vegetables, it’s time to examine the positive and negative effects on consumers and farmers.

United States International Relations

Editorial: Trump May Make America Miss Rex Tillerson

Tillerson eviscerated the State Department, but his replacement, Mike Pompeo, will encourage the president’s hot-headed hawkishness.


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

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


U.S. LIBOR/OIS spread seen widening to 50 bps: Bank of America Merrill Lynch

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A measure of stress in U.S. dollar funding is expected to intensify into the end of first quarter due to a rising supply of Treasury bills and maturing short-term bank debt, Bank...


BRIEF-Caterpillar Latin America Machines Retail Sales For 3-Month Rolling Period Ended Feb. Up 39 Pct


Tillerson, Rex W

Rex Tillerson Out as Trump’s Secretary of State, Replaced by Mike Pompeo

Rex W. Tillerson, a former chief executive of Exxon Mobil, had been among President Trump’s most well-regarded cabinet choices. He is replaced by Mike Pompeo, currently the C.I.A. director.

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.

United States International Relations

Japan Fears Being Left Behind by Trump’s Talks With Kim Jong-un

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has cultivated close ties with President Trump, but appears sidelined on North Korea.

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.

Space and Astronomy

Robert Lightfoot, NASA’s Acting Administrator, to Retire as Trump’s Nominee Is Stalled

Mr. Lightfoot has filled in since the end of the Obama administration. The agency has never gone this long without a leader confirmed by the Senate.

'American Idol' reboot: What's the verdict?

"American Idol" returned Sunday on a new network with new judges, but was there the same old love for the singing competition?


O.J. Simpson gets tongues wagging, but 'American Idol' wins on TV

LOS ANGELES, March 12 (Reuters) - A more than 10 year-old interview in which O.J. Simpson gave a hypothetical account of how he might have murdered his ex-wife fired up social media, but Americans proved more interested in watching the return of "American Idol," television ratings data on Monday showed.

Cooking and Cookbooks

Filipino Food Finds a Place in the American Mainstream

Many Asian cuisines have been part of the landscape in the United States for decades, but only in recent years have Filipino dishes started gaining recognition outside immigrant communities.

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.

Americans are having less sex

Today, sex seems more available to us than ever before. With just a swipe on their phones, singles can schedule their next hookup, while committed couples have an apparent "sure thing" every night. This is also known as "the marriage advantage."


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.

Nuclear Weapons

News Analysis: How Trump’s Disdain for the Iran Deal Makes a North Korea Pact Even Harder

As President Trump prepares to negotiate with the North, it will be watching closely as he decides whether to abandon the landmark 2015 Iran accord.

Women and Girls

Op-Ed Columnist: Melania Knew

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


Talk of Trump-Kim summit raises hopes for son of detained American

(Reuters) - The planned summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has raised a California son's hope that a meeting will lead to the release of his father, held nearly a year by the reclusive state, the son said on Sunday.


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.

One crime impacts every American

Of all the crimes on the books in the United States, there is one kind that impacts every single American citizen.

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.

Yountville: Casualties of America's war at home

The standoff in Yountville ended Friday night as we all feared it might -- in tragedy. And it was especially tragic for our veterans and members of the military community. Alongside leaders who know The Pathway Home and the dedicated team there who do the work of serving our veterans, we are reeling today.


Phnom Penh Journal: Deported, and Sticking Out: ‘This Ain’t Home. America’s My Home.’

Under President Trump’s crackdown on immigrants, hundreds more may be sent back to Cambodia this year. The adjustment is jarring.

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.

President says his 2020 slogan will be 'Keep America Great!'

President Donald Trump on Saturday offered a preview of his 2020 campaign, announcing his new slogan will be "Keep American Great!" because 'Make America Great Again' is now outdated.

Most Americans are OK with daylight saving time

You're going to hear a lot of complaints about the switch to Daylight Saving Time, which begins on Sunday. (I hate it too because I enjoy sleep.) It's become so bad that, as my colleague Z. Byron Wolf has written, the state of Florida wants to eliminate the time switch all together.


Op-Ed Columnist: The First Porn President

Can the reckoning reach all the way into the Oval?

United States International Relations

Trump’s Abrupt ‘Yes’ to North Korea: The 45 Minutes That Could Alter History

How President Trump threw aside caution and agreed to meet with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un in a daring and risky diplomatic gambit to end a nuclear standoff.

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.

International Trade and World Market

Trump’s Warning Shot on Trade Risks Igniting a Wider Conflict

Whether President Trump has begun a trade war or merely a skirmish will depend on which nations win a reprieve from his tariffs, and which retaliate.

United States International Relations

Trump’s Unpredictability on Trade and North Korea Opens a Door for China

For allies who have long looked to the United States to provide security and stability, President Trump’s actions injected fresh uncertainty into strategic calculations in Asia.

United States International Relations

Op-Ed Columnist: Can North Korea Trust Us?

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

United States International Relations

Trump to Make First Visit as President to Latin America

The itinerary will include Peru, where President Trump will attend a summit meeting with leaders who have criticized his policies on immigration, and Colombia.


Trump’s Military Parade Plans Come Into Focus: Planes, but No Tanks

The parade, scheduled for Veterans Day in Washington, will provide a history lesson with “an emphasis on the price of freedom,” according to a memo.

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.

News and News Media

Steve Bannon Is Done Wrecking the American Establishment. Now He Wants to Destroy Europe’s.

The exiled Trump adviser and former head of Breitbart News is on a new mission: to train Europe’s budding populists to do what he did.

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.

Global Warming

The E.P.A Chief Wanted a Climate Science Debate. Trump’s Chief of Staff Stopped Him.

The idea for a military-style exercise to question climate science encountered widespread resistance within the administration, officials said.

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.


EMERGING MARKETS-Latin American equities jump on U.S. jobs data

SAO PAULO, March 9 (Reuters) - Latin American equities soared across the board on Friday, with Brazil's benchmark Bovespa index gaining the most intraday in three weeks, after new economic data in the United States eased fears of tighter monetary policy there. The U.S. Labor Department said non-farm payrolls rose by 313,000 jobs in February, the biggest increase in more than 1-1/2 years. Crucially, wage growth was relatively subdued, which tempered concerns that the Federal Reserve

United States International Relations

Opinion: Donald Trump’s Thoroughly American Foreign Policy

The president isn’t breaking with tradition. He’s exhibiting all of his country’s worst instincts.

United States International Relations

The Interpreter: 7 Big Things to Understand About Trump’s Talks With North Korea

Short term, the risk of war is reduced. But North Korea has already achieved a symbolic victory, while the U.S. may be set up for failure.

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.

America's biggest trade partners blast Trump's plan

Biological and Chemical Warfare

Editorial: What Happened to Trump’s Red Line on Chemical Weapons?

Russia has been Syria’s biggest defender as it has used chemical weapons in its scorched-earth plan to destroy rebel holdouts.

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.

United States Politics and Government

News Analysis: Trump’s Meeting With Kim Jong-un Is Another Pledge to Do What Nobody Else Can

President Trump has claimed that he can achieve what has eluded his predecessors through the force of his own personality, but so far, he has little to show for that.

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.

International Trade and World Market

Fact Check: Little Evidence Supports Trump’s Claims Against China on Tariffs and Trade

There is little evidence to validate the president’s concerns that unfair trade practices like transshipping are a widespread problem.

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.