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Opinion | Michael Bloomberg: How New York City Can Bounce Back, Again

The future of New York City is being called into question. Neighborhoods have lost residents to the suburbs. Businesses have closed. People are on edge about public safety. And families are mourning the loss of loved ones. This was the situation in the fall of 2001, after hijackers destroyed the World Trade Center and brought […]

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Opinion | Let’s Honor the True Spirit of Labor Day

In the late summer of 1921, an epic but surprisingly little-known confrontation took place between the forces of labor and capital. The battle unfolded not in one of the great industrial cities but in the rural coal country of southern West Virginia. Miners in the region — angered by life-threatening working conditions, corporate domination of […]

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Opinion | When Climate Change Comes to Your Doorstep

There was not enough time to fully evacuate New Orleans before Hurricane Ida hit. The hurricane intensified too rapidly. Thousands who could flee, did. Mayor LaToya Cantrell urged those left behind, including many without the money or resources to pack up and go, to “hunker down.” The storm tore off roofs and wiped out power. […]

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Opinion | How Did Deep Blue California Get Played by Recall-Happy Republicans?

By Michelle Cottle The writer is a member of the editorial board. The subject line of a recent fund-raising email from Gavin Newsom, the politically embattled governor of California, reads like the wheedling apologia of a busted boyfriend: “Can I please have a chance to explain?” What Mr. Newsom wants to explain is why he […]

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Opinion | He Blew the Whistle on the Catholic Church in 1985. Why Didn’t We Listen?

As an investigative reporter, Jason Berry exposed the church’s systematic cover-up of sexual abuse. Somehow, it wasn’t enough. As an investigative reporter, Jason Berry exposed the church’s systematic cover-up of sexual abuse. Somehow, it wasn’t enough. Supported by By Ben Proudfoot Mr. Proudfoot is an Emmy-winning filmmaker. Nearly 20 years ago, an investigation by The […]

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Opinion | Scoring Biden’s ‘Care Economy’ Plan

One justification for the Biden administration’s “care economy” agenda is that it’s an investment in human capital that will pay dividends in the long run. The idea is that spending now on early childhood education and child care will make today’s children into productive workers who will earn more money, pay more taxes and thus […]

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Opinion | Governor Abbott’s Selfish Version of Freedom

More from our inbox: To the Editor: Re “Texas’ Abbott, an Opponent of Mandates, Tests Positive” (news article, Aug. 18): So, let me get this straight. Gov. Greg Abbott’s version of freedom plays out like this. Take advantage of all of the available protections for yourself, including those you have access to because you are […]

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Opinion | A Sudden Downfall in Afghanistan

To the Editor: Re “Afghanistan’s Government Collapses” (nytimes.com, Aug. 15): The startling images of helicopters flying in and out of Kabul, evacuating our embassy diplomats, is a stunning reminder of the last Americans being evacuated off the roof of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon in April 1975. While I support President Biden’s decision to be […]

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Opinion | How Identity Politics Took Over the Republican Party

Produced by ‘The Ezra Klein Show’ One problem with the conversation around political polarization is that it can imply that polarization is a static, singular thing. That our divisions are fixed and unchanging. But that’s not how it is at all. The dimensions of conflict change, and they change quickly. In the Obama era, Republicans […]

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Opinion | Should We Worry As Billionaires Buy Up Newspapers?

LA Times owner Patrick Soon-Shiong says we should — and he’s one of those billionaires. Produced by ‘Sway’ Patrick Soon-Shiong has some things in common with Rupert Murdoch and Jeff Bezos. He has billions of dollars, and he owns a media outlet — or several of them. In 2018, Soon-Shiong — who minted his fortune […]