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BlackBerry must face revived U.S. lawsuit over BlackBerry 10

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday rejected BlackBerry Ltd's request to dismiss a lawsuit claiming it inflated its stock price and defrauded shareholders by painting a misleadingly positive picture of sales prospects for its BlackBerry 10 smartphones.

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.


Supreme Court upholds Pennsylvania election map in win for Democrats

(Reuters) - In a boost to the Democratic Party's chances of winning back the U.S. Congress this year, both the U.S. Supreme Court and a Pennsylvania panel of federal judges on Monday rejected Republicans' efforts to block the state's new congressional district map from taking effect.

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.


U.S. Supreme Court allows Flint water contamination lawsuits

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave the green light to two class-action lawsuits filed by residents of Flint, Michigan who are pursing civil rights claims against local and state officials over lead contamination in the city's water supply.


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.


Japan court rejects lawsuit against construction of nuclear plant

TOKYO (Reuters) - A court in northern Japan on Monday rejected a lawsuit to halt construction of a nuclear plant, said the company building the facility, Electric Power Development Co (J-Power).

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.


Top executive resigns from Cohen's Point72 after lawsuit, fundraising

(Reuters) - Douglas Haynes has resigned as president of Point72 Asset Management LP, a spokeswoman for billionaire Steven Cohen's investment firm said on Sunday, as the company and Haynes face a lawsuit claiming women are subject to a hostile working environment.

Inside the Democrats' efforts to elect more Conor Lambs

National Democrats have turned to the centrist members of their party to reach far, wide and early to identify and bolster candidates beyond their urban strongholds.

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.

#MeToo Movement

President of Steven Cohen’s Investment Firm Quits Amid Gender Bias Lawsuit

Douglas Haynes stepped down as president of the $11 billion investment firm, a month after being named as a defendant in a gender discrimination lawsuit.


James Levine, a Fractured Partnership and a Met Opera Lawsuit

Mr. Levine, who was fired after accusations of sexual misconduct, claims that Peter Gelb, the Met’s general manager, had long wanted to force him out.

Trump attorney joins Stormy Daniels lawsuit

Attorneys defending President Donald Trump and the company of his personal legal counsel, Michael Cohen, have filed to move the lawsuit against their clients by porn star Stormy Daniels to federal court and are claiming she could owe as much as $20 million for violating a nondisclosure agreement.

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.

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.

Analysis: Field is tipping toward Democrats

In the wake of Conor Lamb's near-certain victory in a strongly conservative district in southwestern Pennsylvania on Tuesday, political handicappers are moving a slew of seats in Democrats' direction -- a reflection of a national political environment looking increasingly toxic for Republicans trying to hold their House majority this fall.

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.


S&P defends ratings methods in Australian derivatives lawsuit

SYDNEY, March 16 (Reuters) - Ratings agency Standard & Poor's was expected on Friday to defend its ratings as transparent and in line with regulations in an Australian lawsuit in which it is accused of going soft on products that caused significant investment losses.

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.


Democrats accuse Republicans of stalling on Trump administration records

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats on a congressional oversight panel accused Republicans on Thursday of failing to insist that U.S. President Donald Trump's administration comply with requests for records in an investigation of security clearance practices, use of private jets and private email accounts.

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.


BRIEF-Frankly Says Lawsuit Against Co by Gannaway Entertainment, Albert Gannaway III, Samantha Gannaway Dismissed



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.


Republicans sound alarm as Democrats claim Pennsylvania win

CANONSBURG, Pa./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans sounded the alarm on Wednesday after Democrats claimed victory in a Pennsylvania congressional election seen as a referendum on U.S. President Donald Trump's performance, although the vote tally remained officially too close to call.


Democrats cite Tesla probe in raising self-driving car bill concerns

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Five Democratic U.S. senators on Wednesday urged changes to a stalled landmark bill aimed at speeding the deployment and testing of self-driving cars.

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.

United States Politics and Government

Conor Lamb Wins Pennsylvania House Seat and Shows Democrats the Way Into Trump Country

Democrat Conor Lamb’s performance in a Southwestern Pennsylvania House race rattled Republicans and showed Democrats how to win back Trump voters.

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.

Loophole would protect self-driving car companies from lawsuits

Democrats want no part of Clinton's diss on Trump voters

Hillary Clinton's frustrated critique of her rejection by a portion of the American electorate has drawn criticism from fellow Democrats who need to win those parts of the country to keep their jobs in November.


A Thatcher moment? France's Macron squares off with rail unions

PARIS (Reuters) - The last time a French president squared off against rail unions over workers' benefits it ended badly. The strikes of 1995 paralyzed Paris and forced prime minister Alain Juppe to pull the reforms, a defeat from which he failed to recover.

These students didn't walk out to protest tougher gun laws

For 17 minutes, as classrooms across the country emptied and students streamed into school yards, Noah Borba stayed put.


In warning for Trump, Democrats claim win in Pennsylvania

CANONSBURG, Pa./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans sounded alarm bells on Wednesday after Democrats claimed victory in a Pennsylvania congressional election seen as a referendum on President Donald Trump's performance, although the final vote result remained officially too close to call.

Democratic Party

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

Conor Lamb shows that it can be done.

Hearing set in Stormy Daniels' lawsuit against Trump

A hearing date has been set for the lawsuit adult film actress Stormy Daniels filed against President Donald Trump and his lawyer Michael Cohen's company to dissolve their non-disclosure agreement.

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.


House Democrats vow to continue Russia probe, issue own report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said on Tuesday they would keep investigating Russia and the 2016 U.S. election, despite a decision by Republicans on the panel to shut down the probe.


UPDATE 1-U.S. House Democrats vow to continue Russia probe, issue own report

WASHINGTON, March 13 (Reuters) - Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said on Tuesday they would keep investigating Russia and the 2016 U.S. election, despite a decision by Republicans on the panel to shut down the probe.

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.


Lawsuit says Miley Cyrus stole 'We Can't Stop,' seeks $300 million

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Miley Cyrus was sued for $300 million on Tuesday by a Jamaican songwriter who said the pop singer's 2013 smash "We Can't Stop" closely resembles a song he recorded 25 years earlier, and that she is infringing his copyright.

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.


Austrian far-right chief, TV anchor settle lawsuit over fake news jibe

VIENNA (Reuters) - The far-right deputy leader of Austria's government has agreed to apologize and pay damages to a top news anchor after accusing him and national broadcaster ORF of lying, the presenter said on Tuesday, announcing a settlement.


AMD chips may have security flaws, report says

(Reuters) - Advanced Micro Devices is investigating a report that some of its processors have security vulnerabilities, the U.S. chipmaker said on Tuesday.


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.

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.

United States Politics and Government

Editorial: Democrats Can’t Win if They Don’t Run

Tuesday’s special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district is a reminder of why it’s important to run candidates in every race.

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.


Trump ex-aide Manafort's lawyer to seek dismissal of oligarch's lawsuit

(Reuters) - The lawyer defending U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort against a Russian oligarch's allegations of fraud will seek to dismiss the case, he said on Monday.


137 House Democrats sign letter urging action against Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Over two-thirds of U.S. House of Representatives Democrats urged President Donald Trump to enact sanctions on Russia, the latest push by lawmakers for a response to investigators' findings that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. election.

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.

United States Politics and Government

After Putin Raises Jews, Democrats Implore Trump to Extradite Russians

Democrats on Monday begged President Trump to press the extradition of 13 Russians indicted on a charge of interfering in the 2016 election after Putin blamed “Jews.”

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.


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.


S&P accused of weakening ratings model to win business in landmark Australian lawsuit

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Ratings agency Standard and Poor's weakened its risk assessment criteria to win business and turn out high ratings on opaque debt products that started to unwind during the global financial crisis, an Australian court heard on Monday.


Trump pulls back from big changes to gun laws after Florida shooting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will support a modest set of fixes to gun laws, stepping back from some of the more sweeping changes he had considered after the country's latest mass school shooting, senior officials told reporters on Sunday.

Women and Girls

Op-Ed Columnist: Melania Knew

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


Trump narrows down approach to gun laws after Florida shooting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will support a tailored set of fixes to gun laws, stepping back from some of the more sweeping changes he had considered after the country's latest mass school shooting, senior officials told reporters 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.

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.

Midterm Elections (2018)

Trump Won Ohio Handily. Populist Democrats Want to Win It Back.

After President Trump won a landslide there in 2016, Ohio has become a crucial test for populist Democrats seeking a comeback in the midterm campaign.

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.

Organized Labor

My Union or My President? Dueling Loyalties Mark Pennsylvania Race

Working-class voters are the prize in a widely watched special congressional race on Tuesday, as unions try to line up their pro-Trump members behind a moderate Democrat, Conor Lamb.


South Africa gold miners' silicosis lawsuit settlement expected within six weeks

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African gold producers will likely reach a settlement within six weeks in a lawsuit over a fatal lung disease that companies have set aside 5 billion rand ($420 million) in provisions for, a lawyer and industry group said on Sunday.


Hong Kong democrats seek to recapture lost ground in key by-elections

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Polling kicked off across Hong Kong in crucial by-elections on Sunday, with opposition democrats urging the city's 2.1 million eligible voters to cast "protest" ballots against perceived meddling from China's Communist Party rulers.


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.

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.

Florida lawmaker tells teens that 'adults make the laws'

Florida Rep. Elizabeth Porter turned heads when she compared children calling for gun control to children calling for 'no homework,' during a speech about gun reform on the statehouse floor.

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.

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.


Democrats seek subpoenas for White House security clearance data

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats on a congressional committee investigating the White House's security clearance procedures on Friday urged the panel's Republican chairman to compel the Trump administration to turn over records they said were being withheld.

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.


Wynn Resorts to pay $2.6 billion to settle lawsuit with Japan's Universal

(Reuters) - Wynn Resorts Ltd has agreed to pay $2.6 billion to settle a lawsuit brought by Japan's Universal Entertainment Corp and its U.S. unit, ending a six-year old dispute that pitted casino mogul Steve Wynn against his former associate Kazuo Okada.

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.

Clifford, Stephanie (1979- )

Stormy Daniels Lawsuit Opens Door to Further Trouble for Trump

The actress’s case, seeking to break an agreement to keep silent about an alleged affair with the president, could lead to his having to testify in a deposition.

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.

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.


Informant had no evidence Clinton benefited from uranium sale: Democrats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An informant whom House Republicans have said could reveal a link between a 2010 sale of U.S. uranium supplies and donations to the Clinton Foundation provided no evidence of that during a four-hour interview with congressional staff last month, Democrats said on Thursday.

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.

Organized Labor

West Virginia Walkouts a Lesson in the Power of a Crowd-Sourced Strike

With their victory after a nine-day walkout, West Virginia teachers demonstrated a new model for collective labor action beyond the traditional parameters of unions.

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.”


South Korea vows tougher laws on sexual abuse amid #MeToo wave

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea vowed on Thursday to strengthen laws against sexual assault and implement measures to reduce harassment as the #MeToo campaign sweeps the country and sparks calls for meaningful action to tackle sexual abuse.

'Modern Family' cast stumps for 'common-sense gun laws'

The cast of "Modern Family" is putting its support behind the students of Parkland, Florida and March for Our Lives.

Midterm Elections (2018)

Op-Ed Contributor: About That Blue Wave …

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


Lawyer who stole U.S. whistleblower lawsuits receives prison term

(Reuters) - A former partner at a major U.S. law firm who admitted to trying to sell stolen copies of sealed whistleblower lawsuits against corporations he obtained while working at the Justice Department was sentenced on Wednesday to 30 months in prison.

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.


U.S. loses bid to halt children's climate change lawsuit

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected the U.S. government's bid to halt a lawsuit by young people claiming that President Donald Trump and his administration are violating their constitutional rights by ignoring the harms caused by climate change.

Analysis: 8 'wow' moments in Stormy Daniels' lawsuit

Late Tuesday night, porn star Stormy Daniels (aka Stephanie Clifford) sued President Donald Trump in California court -- alleging that he never actually signed a "hush agreement" over an alleged sexual relationship between the two, making the agreement null and void.

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.

'Wolf of Wall Street' production company settles lawsuit for $60 million


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?

Midterm Elections (2018)

Texas Democrats Surge to Polls, in Show of Anti-Trump Sentiment

Even as Democrats in the state’s population centers came out in large numbers, Republicans still cast more ballots over all thanks to their rural strength.


'The Wolf of Wall Street' producers to pay $60 million to U.S. in lawsuit settlement

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The company behind the 2013 film, "The Wolf of Wall Street", agreed to pay the United States government $60 million to settle a civil lawsuit that sought to seize assets allegedly bought with money stolen from a Malaysian state fund.

United States Politics and Government

Trump Administration Sues California Over Immigration Laws

Three state laws make it impossible for federal immigration officials to deport criminals born outside the United States, the Justice Department said in a lawsuit.

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.

Read Stormy Daniels' lawsuit

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.


Democrats turn up heat on EPA chief over contracts, moonlighting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats on Tuesday pressed Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt to explain how an agency contract was awarded last year to the business associate of a member of his personal security detail.


Kobe Steel, Toyota hit with U.S. lawsuit over vehicle metal quality

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. consumers have filed a lawsuit against Kobe Steel Ltd and Toyota Motor Corp accusing the companies of violating consumer protection laws and engaging in fraud by concealing the use of substandard metal components in vehicles.

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.


Democrats buoyed by Texas voter turnout in quest to retake U.S. House

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - After record-high early voter turnout, Democrats hope Texas' primary election on Tuesday will show that anger over U.S. President Donald Trump’s policies could help them flip congressional seats from Republican control in November.


BRIEF-BlackBerry files patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook -- online court records

March 6 (Reuters) - Blackberry files patent infringement lawsuit against facebook, whatsapp and instagram in los angeles federal court -- online court records Copy of complaint not immediately available in online court records

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.

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.


Lawsuit seeks White House, Justice Department records on Fox-Disney deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A nonprofit group with a mission to protect democracy filed a lawsuit on Monday seeking any records of communications between the White House and the Justice Department over Walt Disney Co's $52.4 billion deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox Inc .

State Legislatures

Op-Ed Columnist: The Teachers Revolt in West Virginia

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


UPDATE 1-Lawsuit seeks White House, Justice Dept records on Fox-Disney deal

WASHINGTON March 5 (Reuters) - A nonprofit group with a mission to protect democracy filed a lawsuit on Monday seeking any records of communications between the White House and the Justice Department over Walt Disney Co's $52.4 billion deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.

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.


Strict state gun laws linked to fewer suicides and murders

(Reuters Health) - U.S. states with the strongest firearm laws have fewer gun-related murders and fewer suicides than states that take a more permissive approach to regulating these weapons, a new study suggests.

Democrats are taking a dangerous gamble in Texas

Texas has endured uncountable insults since the arrival of Stephen F. Austin in the 1800s. Few have been more enduring, however, than the now-hackneyed broadside from Union Army Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan, which was delivered at the end of the Civil War.

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.


Florida lawmakers to vote on gun laws, arming teachers

(Reuters) - Florida's Senate will vote on Monday on some gun-related measures in response to last month's deadly school shooting, including a proposal to train and arm teachers, but lawmakers have rejected a call by some students to ban assault weapons in the state.


Democrats ask Kushner Companies, White House for loan-related documents

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic lawmakers have asked the White House and Kushner Companies, the family business of President Donald Trump's top adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, for documents following reported loans from Citibank and Apollo Global Management, according to a statement released on Monday.


Onerous laws exclusively target abortion clinics

(Reuters Health) - State laws governing facilities that oversee abortions are more numerous and burdensome than laws governing facilities overseeing other medical procedures, according to a new study that questions the laws’ constitutionality.


Democrats ask Kushner cos, White House for loan-related documents

WASHINGTON, March 5 (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic lawmakers ask have asked the White House and Kushner Companies, the family business of President Donald Trump's top adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, for documents following reported loans from Citibank and Apollo Global Management, according to a statement released on Monday.

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.