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Gun Control

Op-Ed Contributor: The Gun Reform Battle Plan for 2018

When you finish marching this weekend, march into the congressional districts where you can actually make a difference.

Trump, Donald J

Op-Ed Columnist: Biden and Trump Talk Trash

It’s always nice to think about a different president.

United States International Relations

Op-Ed Columnist: John Bolton Is Right About the U.N.

A never-ending scandal disguised as an everlasting hope.

McCabe denies 'lack of candor' in op-ed

In an op-ed for the Washington Post, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said that he denies any "lack of candor" and that he did not knowingly mislead investigators.


Op-Ed Contributor: The New ‘Superpredator’ Myth

There is a misguided panic about youth gangs.

United States Politics and Government

U.S. Charges 9 Iranians in Huge Theft of Intellectual Property

The suspects worked at the Mabna Institute, a contractor for the Iranian government, which benefited from the sensitive information obtained in the hacks, officials said.

United States Politics and Government

Justice Dept. Proposes Banning Bump Stocks, Setting Aside Its Own Recommendations

The moves come amid rising public pressure on the Trump administration to find ways to limit gun violence after a mass shooting in Parkland, Fla.

United States Politics and Government

After Another Week of Chaos, Trump Heads to Palm Beach. No One Knows What Comes Next.

President Trump prepared to leave the White House for Florida after a head-spinning series of moves on national security, trade, the budget and with his legal team.

United States International Relations

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: When Republicans Rejected John Bolton

He was feared for twisting intelligence to back his bellicosity and for trying to remove anyone who objected.

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Columnist: John Bolton Has ‘No Moderating Tendencies’

Welcome to the new Trump team — not the same as the old team.

Civil War (US) (1861-65)

Op-Ed Columnist: The White Southern Anti-Trump

Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans defends the values Trump trashes.

United States International Relations

Op-Ed Contributor: The Failure of H.R. McMaster

The outgoing national security adviser could not contain his erratic boss. But his replacement is worse.

United States International Relations

Op-Ed Columnist: Macron-Trump, a Friendship that Must Deliver

As Trump surrounds himself with hawks, Macron may be a bulwark against disaster.

United States Politics and Government

How the Left and the Right Reacted to John Bolton as National Security Adviser

News that Mr. Bolton will become President Trump’s third national security adviser was met with immediate acclaim and criticism. We rounded some of it up for you.

Labeling and Labels (Product)

Op-Ed Columnist: Speaking as a White Male …

How much does identity shape opinion?

International Trade and World Market

Op-Ed Columnist: Bumbling Into a Trade War

What Trump doesn’t know can hurt us — and help China.

Social Media

Op-Ed Contributor: How to Prevent Smart People From Spreading Dumb Ideas

Think first before you retweet that bit of fake news.


Contributing Op-Ed Writer: If You Love High TV Bills, This is the Merger for You

An antitrust challenge to AT&T’s merger with Time Warner is the last chance to stop pay-television bills from getting any higher.

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Columnist: Cynthia Nixon and the Degradation of Experience

In politics, too, training and knowledge matter. Hasn’t Trump taught us that?

United States Politics and Government

‘I Take Responsibility,’ Carson Says of $31,000 Furniture Purchase

Facing withering criticism from a Senate subcommittee, the secretary of housing and urban development followed the advice of his aides, who in recent days have urged him to apologize for the purchase.

United States Politics and Government

John Dowd Resigns as Trump’s Lead Lawyer in Special Counsel Inquiry

Mr. Dowd’s departure is the latest change among President Trump’s legal team as the president has begun directly attacking the special counsel in public.

United States Politics and Government

House Passes $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill; Focus Shifts to Senate as Clock Ticks

Government funding is set to expire at midnight Friday, and the Senate’s approval is still needed to avert what would be the third government shutdown of the year.


Op-Ed Contributor: What It’s Like to Be Black in Austin

Years before the bomb attacks, I felt fear and isolation even in this progressive haven.

Gun Control

Op-Ed Contributor: America Passed Gun Control in 1968. Can It Happen Again?

The King and Kennedy assassinations spurred passage of the Gun Control Act.

United States Politics and Government

Trump Threatens Biden, Saying He ‘Would Go Down Fast and Hard’ if They Fought

Mr. Trump said Mr. Biden “would go down fast and hard” if the two men fought. Mr. Biden had said that, if he was in high school, he would “beat the hell” out of Mr. Trump for disrespecting women.

Midterm Elections (2018)

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Should Democrats Embrace the Center or Abandon It?

In the Trump era, an age-old argument takes on a new twist.

Conservatism (US Politics)

Op-Ed Contributor: Will Canada Elect a Tin-Pot Northern Trump?

Doug Ford’s rise to power in Ontario signals the Conservative brand is now principally a marker of contempt for political order itself.

Putin, Vladimir V

Op-Ed Columnist: Donald Calls Vladimir: The Transcript

Tips for how to undermine democracy.

Austin (Tex)

Op-Ed Contributor: The Bomber Is Dead, but Fear of Racist Attacks Lives On

East Austin residents say their progressive city has a blind spot when it comes to race.

United States Politics and Government

Border Wall Not High Priority for Front-Line Agents, Study Finds

A report released by Democrats on the Senate Homeland Security Committee found that agents more often cited needs for technology and personnel to secure the border with Mexico.

Macron, Emmanuel (1977- )

Op-Ed Contributor: Are the French the New Optimists?

Americans used to be full of hope. No longer.

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.

Criminal Justice

Op-Ed Contributor: Missing: Criminal Justice Data

How many people are in jail in the U.S.? We don’t really know. Florida has taken a step toward fixing this.

United States Politics and Government

F.B.I. Investigated Sessions for Possible Perjury Over Russia Denials

Andrew G. McCabe, whom Mr. Sessions fired last week, authorized the investigation. Mr. Sessions inaccurately testified that he had no contacts with Russians.

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.

United States Politics and Government

Efforts to Secure Elections Moving Too Slow, Senators Tell Homeland Security Chief

“When I listen to your testimony, I hear no sense of urgency to really get on top of this issue,” one member of the Senate Intelligence Committee told Kirstjen Nielsen.

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.

United States Politics and Government

Congressional Leaders Near Deal on Over $1 Trillion Spending Bill

Lawmakers must approve the bill by midnight Friday to avoid a government shutdown this weekend, which would be the third closure this year.

United States Politics and Government

Borrowing G.O.P. Playbook, Democratic States Sue the Government and Rack Up Wins

Democratic attorneys general are suing the Trump administration, just as their Republican counterparts sued the Obama administration. Each side has scored victories.

United States Politics and Government

White House Job Requirement: Signing a Nondisclosure Agreement

President Trump insisted on the agreements, but it’s an open secret in the West Wing they can’t be enforced.

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.

United States Politics and Government

A Man of Few Words, McConnell Tiptoes Around Issue of Mueller

Mitch McConnell sees little upside to criticizing the president in public, and some critics say that by not issuing a more direct warning, he is undermining Congress’s standing.

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Columnist: Get Me Back My Turkey

A Bedouin lesson for handling President Trump and Vladimir Putin.

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?

United States Politics and Government

Saudi Crown Prince Arrives at White House to Meet with Trump

The president has lavished praise on Mohammed bin Salman, who has rapidly consolidated his position as Saudi Arabia’s heir apparent.

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.

United States Politics and Government

F.T.C. Investigating Facebook in Use of Personal Data by Firm Tied to Trump

The Federal Trade Commission is examining whether Facebook violated a 2011 agreement with the agency on data privacy, a person with knowledge of the inquiry said.

United States Politics and Government

Ben Carson Defends Purchase of $31,000 Dining Set at Congressional Hearing

“People were stuck by nails, and a chair had collapsed with someone sitting in it,” said Mr. Carson, describing the furniture he replaced.

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.

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.

United States Politics and Government

Soldier in Bloody Niger Mission Had Warned of Gaps, Defense Officials Say

Pentagon leaders are said to be troubled by draft conclusions of an inquiry that blames low-level officers in an ambush that killed four American troops.

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.


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.

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.

United States Politics and Government

White House Memo: Newly Emboldened, Trump Says What He Really Feels

Ignoring the advice of aides over how to deal with the special counsel was the decision of a president who ultimately trusts only his own instincts.

United States Politics and Government

Army, Struggling to Get Technology in Soldiers’ Hands, Tries the Unconventional

The new Futures Command, breaking the traditional model of an Army department, will aim to get new weapons rapidly from the lab to the battlefield.

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.


Israeli stabbed in Jerusalem's Old City, attacker shot dead: Israeli TV

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli was stabbed and wounded in Jerusalem's Old City on Sunday and an Israeli television station said the suspected attacker was shot dead.

United States Politics and Government

White House Memo: Trump and the Truth: A President Tests His Own Credibility

The president’s latest made-up statement renewed the question: When does he know the things he says are false and when is he simply misinformed?

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.

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.

United States Politics and Government

Smuggling of U.S. Technology Is Outpacing Cold War Levels, Experts Say

China, Russia, North Korea and Iran are relying on smuggling rings to secure equipment that can be used for weapons, satellites and fighter jets.

United States Politics and Government

No Heads Rolled at the White House Friday (So Far). But Anxiety Abounds.

The lack of any resolution to the relentless reports of coming firings is leaving many of the president’s top advisers in limbo.

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.

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.

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.

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.

United States Politics and Government

Cyberattacks Put Russian Fingers on the Switch at Power Plants, U.S. Says

Over the last year, Russian hackers have gone from infiltrating business networks of energy, water and nuclear plants to worming their way into control rooms.

United States Politics and Government

Trump Readies Sweeping Tariffs and Investment Restrictions on China

Before the dust has settled on a plan to introduce sweeping tariffs on foreign metals, the White House is readying another major trade action.

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

White House Memo: ‘There Will Always Be Change,’ Trump Says as More Personnel Shake-Ups Loom

The president, who is famously fickle, appears to have soured on additional members of his senior leadership team, and some people around him are convinced he could make more moves soon.

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.

United States Politics and Government

Mueller Subpoenas Trump Organization, Demanding Documents About Russia

The court order is the first known time the special counsel has ordered that documents directly related to the president’s businesses be turned over.

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.


Art Review: ‘Jacob and His Twelve Sons’: Zurbarán’s Biblical All-Stars

The 13 life-size portraits that make up this show at the Frick have a painterly frankness that seems to be calling modern art into being centuries ahead of its time.

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.

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.

Democratic Party

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

Conor Lamb shows that it can be done.

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.

United States Politics and Government

News Analysis: Strong Performance by Democrat Conor Lamb in Pennsylvania Shakes Trump and G.O.P.

Voters who turned out for Donald Trump in 2016 appeared to turn on his chosen House candidate Tuesday, helping Conor Lamb, the Democrat, take a slight lead.

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.

United States Politics and Government

In California, Trump Attacks Jerry Brown and ‘Sanctuary Policies’

In his first visit as president to California, President Trump attacked the Democratic governor and called on Congress to punish jurisdictions that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

What's it take to get fired by Trump?

Rex Tillerson is out, but Ben Carson, for now, is still in. So are Betsy DeVos, Scott Pruitt and a handful of other Cabinet secretaries causing the White House and the Trump administration public relations headaches at the moment.

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.

United States Politics and Government

Republican Leading House’s Russia Inquiry Softens a Key Finding

Representative K. Michael Conaway of Texas had said the Russians hadn’t favored Donald J. Trump’s candidacy. But on Tuesday, he said it was a matter of interpretation.

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.

United States Politics and Government

Trump Eyes Replacing His Veterans Affairs Secretary With His Energy Chief

President Trump, looking to broaden the shake-up of his cabinet, has spoken to Energy Secretary Rick Perry about taking over the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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.

United States Politics and Government

News Analysis: As White House’s Revolving Door Whirls, Chaos Is the Only Constant

Anyone looking for a pattern should focus squarely on the man behind the desk in the Oval Office. “I like conflict,” President Trump said.

United States Politics and Government

News Analysis: Under Pompeo, a Foreign Policy That Fits the President’s Worldview

The man who would become secretary of state opposes the nuclear deal with Iran and doubts North Korea will give up its nuclear arsenal through negotiations.

United States Politics and Government

John McEntee, Trump Aide, Is Forced Out Over Security Issue, but Joins Re-election Campaign

Mr. McEntee, who was President Trump’s personal assistant, was forced out after his security clearance was revoked, but he will join the campaign as a senior adviser.

United States Politics and Government

Mike Pompeo, a Hawk Who Pleased the President, Moves From Spying to Diplomacy

In his short tenure at the C.I.A., Mike Pompeo has brought a more openly political approach. But his clout at the White House was welcomed at the agency.


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

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

United States Politics and Government

Trump Answers Questions on Rex Tillerson and Mike Pompeo: Full Transcript

President Trump answered questions about the shake-up in his administration.

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.

United States Politics and Government

Despite Mueller’s Push, House Republicans Declare No Evidence of Collusion

House Intelligence Committee Republicans are ending their investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, saying the Trump campaign did not collude with the Kremlin.

United States Politics and Government

White House Aides Blur the Legal Lines Between Partisans and Public Servants

At least eight complaints have been filed against White House officials since President Trump’s inauguration for potential violations of the Hatch Act.

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.

United States Politics and Government

U.S. Braces for Return of Terrorist Safe Havens to Afghanistan

Officials have justified the war in Afghanistan as necessary to stopping extremists who targeted American interests. But the Islamic State, Al Qaeda and the Taliban all have a foothold.

United States Politics and Government

Conceding to N.R.A., Trump Abandons Brief Gun Control Promise

After a made-for-television moment in which he appeared to embrace expansive gun control, President Trump completed his walk-back on Monday.

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.

United States Politics and Government

As ‘60 Minutes’ Prepares Stormy Daniels Interview, Lawyers Battle

Lawyers for the president and the porn actress sparred over the weekend, as “60 Minutes” prepared to show an interview it conducted with her last week.

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.


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.

United States Politics and Government

The Man Who Knew Too Little

The most ignorant man in America knows that Donald Trump is president — but that’s about it. Living a liberal fantasy is complicated.

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.

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 Politics and Government

The Little-Known Trade Adviser Who Wields Enormous Power in Washington

President Trump has threatened to blow up global trade rules. Robert Lighthizer is the one who knows where to plant the explosives.

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.

United States Politics and Government

Washington Memo: The President and the Porn Star: A Story’s Slow Rise Above the Din

For nearly two months, Stormy Daniels has not been the biggest story out of the Trump White House. Is that changing?

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.

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.

Labor and Jobs

Op-Ed Contributor: Democrats Should Embrace an Open Economy

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

United States Politics and Government

Trump Accepts North Korea’s Invitation to Discuss Its Nuclear Program

No sitting American president has ever met a North Korean leader, and the meeting with Kim Jong-un would be a breathtaking gamble.

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.

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.”