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Opinion | Milwaukee Needed This Win

When Giannis Antetokounmpo signed on with the Milwaukee Bucks in 2013, he was a scrawny 18-year-old rookie from Greece, brimming with untapped potential. The Bucks, meanwhile, were a flailing N.B.A. franchise. Somehow, it was a match made in heaven. “This is my home, this is my city,” Antetokounmpo wrote of Milwaukee in an Instagram post […]

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Opinion | It Turns Out That the Era of Big Government Isn’t Over

Gail Collins: Bret, recently you assured me you were enthusiastic about Joe Biden’s big spending initiatives. Am I remembering that right? And are you still on the team? Just looking for an update to brighten the day. Bret Stephens: Gail, I’ll answer you on that point in a second, but I wanted to follow up […]

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Opinion | Why Christians Must Fight Systemic Racism

I wake up to messages on social media from other Christians calling me a racist, communist, false teacher. Such messages have become as ordinary as my cup of coffee before morning prayer. I receive them because part of my work as a Christian theologian addresses issues of systemic injustice. I never imagined such work would […]

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Your Wednesday Briefing

‘Have you no shame?’ In an impassioned speech in Philadelphia, President Biden described the fight against restrictive voting laws as the “most significant test of our democracy since the Civil War,” and called Donald J. Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election “a big lie.” “Help prevent this concerted effort to undermine our election and […]

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Opinion | Our Favorite Presidents You’ve Never Heard Of

Bret Stephens: Gail, your last column reminded me that we share a peculiar obsession with obscure presidents: Franklin Pierce, Benjamin Harrison, his grandfather William Henry. I was a little disappointed that you had nothing to say about Chester Arthur. Was he too obscure to make the obscure list? Gail Collins: Bret, this is why I […]

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Your Friday Briefing

We’re covering a shootout and a search for assassins in Haiti, and Olympic spectators being barred as Tokyo’s virus situation worsens. Haiti hunts down assassins of president Nearly 24 hours after the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse of Haiti, the security forces engaged in a chaotic shootout with a group they described as suspected assailants, […]

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Opinion | Donald Trump Just Can’t Quit Zuckerberg and Dorsey

Really, he can’t. That might be one way of trying to grok the stunt of a lawsuit that the former president filed yesterday against Facebook and Twitter, as well as Google’s YouTube, for kicking him to the curb in the wake of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. With zero appetite for becoming handmaidens […]

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Opinion | What’s Keeping Biden’s Chief of Staff Up at Night?

‘Everything’ — except, apparently, the midterms. Produced by ‘Sway’ As the White House chief of staff, Ron Klain helps determine how the president spends scarce resources like time and political capital. Kara Swisher interviews him five months into the job — at a moment when the country is shy of President Biden’s July 4 vaccine […]

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Opinion | The Mike Pence Saga Tells Us More Than We Want to Know

By Gail Collins and Bret Stephens Ms. Collins and Mr. Stephens are opinion columnists. They converse every week. Bret Stephens: Hi, Gail. I was hoping to pick up where we left off last week, with the New York City mayoral primary and our new ranked-choice voting system. Assuming Eric Adams holds on to his lead, […]

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Your Monday Briefing

Good morning. We’re covering the rising death toll from a building collapse in Florida and Sydney’s strict Covid-19 lockdown to contain the Delta variant. Rescuers find more bodies at Miami building collapse site On Sunday, four days after a residential building north of Miami Beach collapsed, the death toll rose to nine as rescuers found […]