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Lena Dunham: Losing Birth Control Could Mean a Life of Pain

As I deal with endometriosis, oral contraception has been my savior. Without it, many women will suffer needlessly.


Britain in Disarray

In an era of election surprises, Britain didn’t disappoint. And the most remarkable thing may be how small a role Brexit played in the campaigns. comment icon Comments


Trump Talks; America Trembles

Who do you want to spend the next 43 months with? comment icon Comments


The Year of Voting Recklessly

What we can learn from two electoral disasters, one near-disaster, and one pleasant surprise. comment icon Comments

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The Great Performance of Our Failing President

Trump fans don’t care about Comey’s hearing.

Vietnam ’67

A War of Their Own

The people of Vietnam’s highlands fought the government to keep their way of life. Many U.S. soldiers disobeyed their superiors to support them.

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El Capitan, My El Capitan

The rock climber Alex Honnold is a peerless outdoor performance artist.


Trump Picks the Wrong Fight on Infrastructure

Taking a sword to a half-century of bipartisan law isn’t the way to build more roads.


Jimmy Piersall’s Raw and Memorable Coaching

Sometimes he would hide in orange groves near the ball field to make sure we were “executing.”


Takeaways From James Comey’s Testimony

Readers discuss what effect the testimony will have on the president and the investigation into Russian collusion.


Lawyers for Detainees

The Brooklyn Defender Services writes that the simple fact of a conviction should not mean much.


Safe Sleeping for Babies

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene writes that cardboard boxes are a fake panacea for lowering infant mortality.


Trump Speaks!

And — surprise — casts himself as the aggrieved. comment icon Comments

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How Jeremy Corbyn Proved the Haters Wrong

The political class thought it inconceivable that someone like him — so unpolished, so left-wing — could ever persuade voters.


Diverting Food Waste

The Solid Waste Association of North America says New Yorkers should be willing to spend a little to ensure that their waste is managed safely.


A Pilot Opposes Privatization of Air Traffic Control

A general aviation pilot says he fears that privatization of air traffic control “will price us out of the skies.”

Vietnam ’67: A Newsletter About the War

American soldiers watching helicopters landing as part of Operation Pershing in South Vietnam in 1967.
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Examining America’s long war in Southeast Asia through the course of a single year.


I Left My Son in a Kingdom of Men

After I protested Saudi Arabia’s ban on women driving, I had to face a mother’s worst nightmare: leaving my child.


Britain Will Pay for Theresa May’s Election Gamble

After humiliating losses, the prime minister will start Brexit talks with a zero credit rating. comment icon Comments

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Republicans’ Secretive Plan for Health Care

While Americans debate James Comey’s testimony, Republicans in the Senate have begun the process of fast-tracking their repeal of Obamacare.


Donald Trump Is the Worst Boss in Washington

The president has a lot of jobs to fill. Any takers? comment icon Comments


Revenge of the Young Brits

In both Britain and the United States, the political right suffered a tough 24 hours.


Dear Paul Ryan: Listen to Your Constituents

As Paul Ryan works with President Trump to cut off federal funds for Planned Parenthood, I consulted some experts — patients in his district.


America’s Mixed Message on Human Rights

America’s U.N. ambassador, Nikki Haley, vows support, while the White House says values impede deal making.

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History Is England’s Ultimate Defense

England has never forgotten the devastation of World War II. ISIS is piffle by comparison.

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Bangladesh Puts Lady Justice in Her Place

Secularists and Islamists tussle over a statue. The government responds with a surprisingly shrewd move.


Not All Attacks Are Created Equal

If terrorists strike in London or Paris, we want human interest stories. In Baghdad or Kabul? Statistics will do.


James Comey Moves the Pendulum

Trump is vulnerable. He wanted the former F.B.I. director to “lift the cloud” but it has now enveloped him. comment icon Comments

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Infrastructure Is Not Just Roads and Bridges

Things like clean water and broadband access can help Americans even more.


On James Comey’s Testimony

James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director, offered a back story to his abrupt dismissal.


Public Works, Private Benefit

The president’s infrastructure “plan” depends on investors trying to earn a profit, an approach that cost, more than helped, taxpayers.


Wrecking the Ship of State

Trump shows the damage a bad president can do. comment icon Comments

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The G.O.P. Plan to Unleash Wall Street

The Choice Act fulfills a wish list for the financial sector.


It’s Not the Crime, It’s the Culture

The Trump presidency will probably not be brought down by outside forces. Instead, it will implode. comment icon Comments


G-Man Versus Con Man

Russia’s interference is a continuing assault, as James Comey said. And yet the commander in chief refuses to defend us. comment icon Comments


Kansas Rises Up Against the Trickle-Down Con Job

The supposed magic of massive tax cuts has been disproved in the crash of Gov. Sam Brownback’s “real-life experiment.”

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