Recent News

Around Atlanta, Many White Suburbanites Are Sticking With Trump

Nationwide, such voters are tilting toward Biden. But in Georgia, the president’s law-and-order message seems to be keeping the bulk of them in his column.

What is a Militia? And Why Is the Word So Controversial These Days?

Federal authorities and academics have long described private paramilitary organizations as “militias.” Some critics say the term gives the groups more legitimacy than they deserve.

A Crackdown in Ann Arbor

The University of Michigan’s reopening hasn’t gone well, forcing the local government to step in.

A man in Maryland was arrested and charged with threatening to kidnap and kill Biden and Harris.

A man in Frederick, Md., northwest of Washington, is accused of threatening to kidnap and kill Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

Belching Cows and Endless Feedlots: Fixing Cattle’s Climate Issues

The United States is home to 95 million cattle, and changing what they eat could have a significant effect on emissions of greenhouse gases like methane that are warming the world.

Voters in Two States Report Threatening ‘Vote for Trump’ Emails

One of the emails, obtained by The Times, seemed to suggest that it was sent by an American far-right group, but its metadata showed that it originated from an Estonian server.
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Business and Economics

The F.D.A. Wanted to Ban Some Hair Straighteners. It Never Happened.

In 2016, agency scientists deemed hair straighteners containing formaldehyde to be unsafe, according to newly obtained emails.

As Tropical Destinations Reopen, Here’s What Travelers Need to Know

Hoping short flights and outdoor appeal will lure visitors, countries in the Caribbean and Latin America are taking different approaches to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges for Opioid Sales

The Justice Department announced an $8 billion settlement with the company. Members of the Sackler family will pay $225 million in civil penalties but criminal investigations continue.

Cathay Pacific slashes 8,500 jobs as it struggles with the pandemic and politics.

The Hong Kong carrier has been grappling with the hits from both the coronavirus and the city's pro-democracy demonstrations. 

Senate Bill Would Outlaw Bank Discrimination for the First Time

Democrats unveiled a proposal to close a loophole in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 after a New York Times report on obstacles faced by customers.
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Books and Authors

From Palestine to the World, the Militant Film of the PLO

The Palestinian militant film project emerged in the aftermath of the 1967 Arab–Israeli War, hoping to win international sympathy and solidarity by showing Palestine as one dialect in a global language of anti-colonial struggle. The war—which lasted six days—ended in crushing defeat for the Arab armies and created a new, second wave of Palestinian refugees, […]

How Did China Beat Its Covid Crisis?

On January 31 I received a knock at the door of my Beijing apartment. It was the manager of lease renewals clutching a stack of flyers. “Mr. Zhang, you’re feeling well?” she asked, using my Chinese surname. “No fever yet.” She laughed—foreigners and their comments. “I know you don’t have the illness, but we want […]

The Hide That Binds

In June 2014 the Houghton Library at Harvard University announced that its copy of Des destinées de l’âme, a meditation on the soul by the French novelist and poet Arsène Houssaye dating from the mid-1880s, had been subjected to mass spectrometry testing and was “without a doubt bound in human skin.” The book had been […]

The Fighter

Sometime after Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump, Liz Abzug, daughter of the politician Bella Abzug, got in touch with Harvey Fierstein. Fierstein, a legend of downtown theater with a joyful, gravelly voice, made his name with Torch Song Trilogy, a 1982 sequence of plays he wrote and starred in, about […]

Karenina’s Children

In 1899 Anton Chekhov wrote to Maxim Gorky, an up-and-coming writer whose stories had caught his and Tolstoy’s attention: The day before yesterday I was at L.N. Tolstoy’s; he praised you very highly and said that you were “a remarkable writer.” He likes your “The Fair” and “In the Steppe,” and does not like “Malva.” […]

On the Waterfront

The peripatetic writer Claude McKay was born in Jamaica in 1889 but made in Harlem. As he wrote in his memoir, A Long Way from Home (1937), nothing came close to its “hot syncopated fascination.” His time there was heady and fortuitous. It was a period, recalled Langston Hughes, “when the Negro was in vogue,” […]

Enabler in Chief

On September 23, less than two weeks before he tested positive for Covid, Donald Trump made explicit what has long been implicit: he will not accept defeat in the presidential election. Asked whether he would “commit here today for a peaceful transferal of power after the November election,” Trump replied, “Get rid of the [mail-in] […]

Why Was She So Hated?

Lock her up! In this case, they not only locked her up but also cut off her head. It is not often that a queen is arrested, tried, and publicly executed. Henry VIII had two of his wives beheaded, one after a trial, the other by bill of attainder, but their executions took place in […]
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United States

A man in Maryland was arrested and charged with threatening to kidnap and kill Biden and Harris.


A man in Frederick, Md., northwest of Washington, is accused of threatening to kidnap and kill Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
 
New York Timesy
   
 

A Crackdown in Ann Arbor


The University of Michigan’s reopening hasn’t gone well, forcing the local government to step in.
 
New York Timesy
   
 

What is a Militia? And Why Is the Word So Controversial These Days?


Federal authorities and academics have long described private paramilitary organizations as “militias.” Some critics say the term gives the groups more legitimacy than they deserve.
 
New York Timesy
   
 

Analyst Who Reported the Infamous Trump Tape Rumor Wants to Clear His Name


The Steele dossier’s main source explained where its most notorious claim came from — and called Republicans’ accusations that he is a Russian agent “slander.”
 
New York Timesy
   
 

Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges for Opioid Sales


The Justice Department announced an $8 billion settlement with the company. Members of the Sackler family will pay $225 million in civil penalties but criminal investigations continue..
 
New York Timesy
   
 

Around Atlanta, Many White Suburbanites Are Sticking With Trump


Nationwide, such voters are tilting toward Biden. But in Georgia, the president’s law-and-order message seems to be keeping the bulk of them in his column..
 
New York Timesy
   
 

Sam Elliott Makes a Patriotic Pitch for Biden in New Ad



 
New York Timesy
   
 

Proposition 16 on the Ballot in California


Wednesday: A deeper dive into the way the debates over ballot propositions reflect Californians’ views on race.
 
New York Timesy
   
 

Opponents in the Utah governor’s race appear in ads together promoting civility.


The two rival candidates vying to become Utah’s next governor are appearing in ads together promoting civility. “We can disagree without hating each other,” one says in an ad..
 
New York Timesy
   
 

North Carolina can accept absentee ballots up to Nov. 12, a court rules.



 
New York Timesy
   
 

A man in Maryland was arrested and charged with threatening to kidnap and kill Biden and Harris.

A man in Frederick, Md., northwest of Washington, is accused of threatening to kidnap and kill Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
 
New York Timesx
  /  
 

A Crackdown in Ann Arbor

The University of Michigan’s reopening hasn’t gone well, forcing the local government to step in.
 
New York Timesx
  /  
 

What is a Militia? And Why Is the Word So Controversial These Days?

Federal authorities and academics have long described private paramilitary organizations as “militias.” Some critics say the term gives the groups more legitimacy than they deserve.
 
New York Timesx
  /  
 

Analyst Who Reported the Infamous Trump Tape Rumor Wants to Clear His Name

The Steele dossier’s main source explained where its most notorious claim came from — and called Republicans’ accusations that he is a Russian agent “slander.”
 
New York Timesx
  /  
 

Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges for Opioid Sales

The Justice Department announced an $8 billion settlement with the company. Members of the Sackler family will pay $225 million in civil penalties but criminal investigations continue..
 
New York Timesx
  /  
 

Around Atlanta, Many White Suburbanites Are Sticking With Trump

Nationwide, such voters are tilting toward Biden. But in Georgia, the president’s law-and-order message seems to be keeping the bulk of them in his column..
 
New York Timesx
  /  
 

Sam Elliott Makes a Patriotic Pitch for Biden in New Ad


 
New York Timesx
  /  
 

Proposition 16 on the Ballot in California

Wednesday: A deeper dive into the way the debates over ballot propositions reflect Californians’ views on race.
 
New York Timesx
  /  
 

Opponents in the Utah governor’s race appear in ads together promoting civility.

The two rival candidates vying to become Utah’s next governor are appearing in ads together promoting civility. “We can disagree without hating each other,” one says in an ad..
 
New York Timesx
  /  
 

North Carolina can accept absentee ballots up to Nov. 12, a court rules.


 
New York Timesx
  /  
 

World

In Azerbaijan, Pain and Loss Drive Fever for War With Armenia


As the country’s soldiers advance in the conflict with Armenia, every “liberated” territory is celebrated and tens of thousands of refugees plan their return to lost lands.
 
New York Times
   
 

Manslaughter Charge Urged for Israeli Officer in Killing of Autistic Palestinian


Palestinians assail the failure to recommend a murder charge in the case, which has become a cause célèbre in the fight against police brutality.
 
New York Times
   
 

Pope Francis, in Shift for Church, Voices Support for Same-Sex Civil Unions


The comments, made in a new documentary, are the strongest yet from a pontificate that has taken a more tolerant and inclusive tone.
 
New York Times
   
 

Asbestos, a Quebec Mining Town, Will Change Name to Val-des-Sources


The Quebec town is home to one of the world’s largest former asbestos mines. Residents voted to rename the town Val-des-Sources, or Valley of the Springs..
 
New York Times
   
 

As McConnell advises White House against a pre-election stimulus deal, Pelosi reports progress in talks.



 
New York Times
   
 

Afghanistan Stampede Leaves at Least 12 Dead


At least 12 people died as thousands crowded a soccer stadium. Many were seeking medical care in Pakistan, which recently eased its pandemic border restrictions..
 
New York Times
   
 

2 Broke Artists Started a Home Bakery in Mexico. It’s a Pandemic Hit.


They didn’t have an oven. Their apartment resembled Santa’s workshop set up in a dorm room. But two rookie bakers are thriving in Mexico City, where food and entrepreneurism go hand-in-hand..
 
New York Times
   
 

India Returns Captured China Soldier in Sign of Easing Tensions


After months of tension that turned violent at times, the release signaled a respite in a dispute that has led to a buildup of forces along the disputed mountainous border.
 
New York Times
   
 

Jean-Claude Van Damme Helped Save a Puppy


The action star Jean-Claude Van Damme intervened to save a Bulgarian dog from euthanasia after Norway said it had been imported on a fake passport.
 
New York Times
   
 

Your Wednesday Briefing


A potentially game-changing lawsuit against Google.
 
New York Times
   
 

In Azerbaijan, Pain and Loss Drive Fever for War With Armenia


As the country’s soldiers advance in the conflict with Armenia, every “liberated” territory is celebrated and tens of thousands of refugees plan their return to lost lands.
 
New York Times
   
 

Manslaughter Charge Urged for Israeli Officer in Killing of Autistic Palestinian


Palestinians assail the failure to recommend a murder charge in the case, which has become a cause célèbre in the fight against police brutality.
 
New York Times
   
 

Pope Francis, in Shift for Church, Voices Support for Same-Sex Civil Unions


The comments, made in a new documentary, are the strongest yet from a pontificate that has taken a more tolerant and inclusive tone.
 
New York Times
   
 

Asbestos, a Quebec Mining Town, Will Change Name to Val-des-Sources


The Quebec town is home to one of the world’s largest former asbestos mines. Residents voted to rename the town Val-des-Sources, or Valley of the Springs..
 
New York Times
   
 

As McConnell advises White House against a pre-election stimulus deal, Pelosi reports progress in talks.



 
New York Times
   
 

Afghanistan Stampede Leaves at Least 12 Dead


At least 12 people died as thousands crowded a soccer stadium. Many were seeking medical care in Pakistan, which recently eased its pandemic border restrictions..
 
New York Times
   
 

2 Broke Artists Started a Home Bakery in Mexico. It’s a Pandemic Hit.


They didn’t have an oven. Their apartment resembled Santa’s workshop set up in a dorm room. But two rookie bakers are thriving in Mexico City, where food and entrepreneurism go hand-in-hand..
 
New York Times
   
 

India Returns Captured China Soldier in Sign of Easing Tensions


After months of tension that turned violent at times, the release signaled a respite in a dispute that has led to a buildup of forces along the disputed mountainous border.
 
New York Times
   
 

Jean-Claude Van Damme Helped Save a Puppy


The action star Jean-Claude Van Damme intervened to save a Bulgarian dog from euthanasia after Norway said it had been imported on a fake passport.
 
New York Times
   
 

Your Wednesday Briefing


A potentially game-changing lawsuit against Google.
 
New York Times
   
 

Business & Economics

The F.D.A. Wanted to Ban Some Hair Straighteners. It Never Happened.


In 2016, agency scientists deemed hair straighteners containing formaldehyde to be unsafe, according to newly obtained emails.
 
New York Times
   
 

Senate Bill Would Outlaw Bank Discrimination for the First Time


Democrats unveiled a proposal to close a loophole in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 after a New York Times report on obstacles faced by customers.
 
New York Times
   
 

Google’s Antitrust Case: Questions and Answers


What you need to know about the antitrust case against the tech giant.
 
New York Times
   
 

Stimulus Deal May Hang on State Aid: Live Updates



 
New York Times
   
 

Google Antitrust Fight Thrusts Low-Key C.E.O. Into the Line of Fire


Sundar Pichai, chief executive of Google’s parent company for less than a year, already faces the internet giant’s biggest threat in its 22 years.
 
New York Times
   
 

As Tropical Destinations Reopen, Here’s What Travelers Need to Know


Hoping short flights and outdoor appeal will lure visitors, countries in the Caribbean and Latin America are taking different approaches to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
 
New York Times
   
 

The Fed’s $4 Trillion Lifeline Never Materialized. Here’s Why.


The Federal Reserve was meant to take $454 billion and drastically expand it. So far, it has lent $20 billion..
 
New York Times
   
 

The Police Can Probably Break Into Your iPhone


At least 2,000 law enforcement agencies have tools to get into encrypted smartphones, according to new research, and they are using them far more than previously known.
 
New York Times
   
 

Cathay Pacific slashes 8,500 jobs as it struggles with the pandemic and politics.


The Hong Kong carrier has been grappling with the hits from both the coronavirus and the city's pro-democracy demonstrations. 
 
New York Times
   
 

Apollo Board Will Review Leon Black’s Ties to Jeffrey Epstein


Mr. Black, the chief executive and chairman of Apollo Global Management, asked independent board members to examine his relationship with the convicted sex offender..
 
New York Times
   
 

Science & Technology

Police Can Open Your Phone. It’s OK


The police actually can unlock phones. And, no, it’s not the worst thing ever for cybersecurity..
 
New York Times
   
 

Activists Turn Facial Recognition Tools Against the Police


“We’re now approaching the technological threshold where the little guys can do it to the big guys,” one researcher said.
 
New York Times
   
 

Amazon will let some employees work from home until mid-2021

Amazon plans to let some of its employees work from home until the middle of next year.
 
CNN
   
 

Sam’s Club is putting robot janitors in all of its stores during the pandemic

Soon every Sam's Club will have a robot to scrub the store floors.
 
CNN
   
 

How to Take Better Pet Portraits


Even if you don’t have an expensive camera, you can capture memorable images with your smartphone, the right software and a few tricks.
 
New York Times
   
 

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just played a video game on Twitch to encourage voting

Playing video games live on Twitch may not seem the most obvious way to get more Americans to the polls, but Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not one to take a conventional approach.
 
CNN
   
 

Snap stock soars over 20% on strong user growth

More time at home has meant more people on Snapchat.
 
CNN
   
 

How ‘Spygate’ Attacks Fizzled


The baseless espionage narrative, which fueled right-wing conspiracy theories for years, has quietly faded from view.
 
New York Times
   
 

CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Tech Section 1970-01-01 00:00:00

CNN's Jake Tapper reports that senior officials are concerned about White House pressure on the Pentagon to lease premium real estate for the lucrative 5G market to Rivada, a company that has prominent GOP investors, in a deal that could be worth tens of billions.
 
CNN
   
 

The DOJ’s Google Antitrust Lawsuit: What To Know


The suit is the first antitrust action against the company to result from investigations by American regulators.
 
New York Times
   
 

Law & Public Policy

Breaking News

SCOTUS holds that bankruptcy court’s denial of debtor’s repayment plan is not immediately appealable. No more opinions for two weeks. The post . .
 
Andrew Hamm
   
 

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The 1 and only, per J. Thomas: Petitioners’ lawsuit is not barred by the Tax Injunction Act. The post . .
 
Andrew Hamm
   
 

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ed cert. in two cases:  Ocasio v United States, on extortion conspiracy, and Hawkins v Community Bank of Raymore, on spousal guarantors on credit applications. The post . .
 
Andrew Hamm
   
 

Breaking News

The opinion in . The Court rejects prosecution of fisherman for discarding undersized fish, 5-4. The opinion in . The Court rejects state action antitrust immunity for NC Dental Board because it isn’t supervised enough by state government, 6-3.   The post . .
 
Andrew Hamm
   
 

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Andrew Hamm
   
 

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The orders are . There are no new grants or CVSGs. The post . .
 
Andrew Hamm
   
 

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The opinion in . Per J. Sotomayor, trademark tacking is a jury question. The opinion in . Per J. Ginsburg, dismissal of an action in multidistrict litigation triggers a right to appeal. The opinion in .
 
Andrew Hamm
   
 

Breaking News

The orders list is . There are no new grants or CVSGs. Review denied on battlefield contractors and generic drugs. The opinion in ; prison may not prohibit 1/2 inch beard compelled by religious beliefs. The summary reversal in Christesen, a capital case, is . The opinion in .
 
Andrew Hamm
   
 

Breaking News

The opinion in The Court holds that localities must explain denials of permission to build cell phone towers. The opinion in . The Court holds that a habeas petitioner who wins does not have to file notice of appeal to preserve winning theory on appeal.   The post . .
 
Andrew Hamm
   
 

Books & Authors

The Gonzo Constitutionalism of the American Right

In its heyday, American conservatism was called a “three-legged stool.” One leg was economic and libertarian, appealing to business-minded voters with a platform of tax cuts, deregulation, and gutting the welfare state.
 
Corey Robin
   
 

The Women’s March of Belarus

On Saturday, thousands of protesters took to the streets in cities across the United States in a reprise of the women’s marches that began on President Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day.
 
Sławomir Sierakowski
   
 

Getting Out of Tight Corners

The tint on the windows of the van transporting us to the counting room in Miami was so dark that it was difficult to see out of the windows. But it kept our faces concealed from the throngs of reporters who had traveled to Florida from around the world, and also from the clean-shaven Christian […].
 
Jane McAlevey
   
 

Getting Out of Tight Corners

The tint on the windows of the van transporting us to the counting room in Miami was so dark that it was difficult to see out of the windows. But it kept our faces concealed from the throngs of reporters who had traveled to Florida from around the world, and also from the clean-shaven Christian […].
 
Jane McAlevey
   
 

From Palestine to the World, the Militant Film of the PLO


The Palestinian militant film project emerged in the aftermath of the 1967 Arab–Israeli War, hoping to win international sympathy and solidarity by showing Palestine as one dialect in a global language of anti-colonial struggle.
 
Kaleem Hawa
   
 

The Syrian Mercenaries Fighting Foreign Wars for Russia and Turkey

“They sent us directly to the front lines. The situation is terrible. Terrible. There is fighting every day. We are charged with storming. There is no rest. There are many men missing and we can’t get to them,” explained Abdel Basit, a Syrian mercenary speaking from Azerbaijan (for their safety, I have altered the names […].
 
Elizabeth Tsurkov
   
 

The Supreme Court We Need

Growing up in the shadow of the Kennedy administration, I watched in awe as people half a generation older headed to the exotic venues of the Peace Corps or the even more alluring (to me) Washington, D.C.
 
Linda Greenhouse
   
 

Women Not at Home


The Israeli writer Ronit Matalon, who died in 2017 at the age of fifty-eight, was the author of fragmentary but sweeping family novels. She was also a fierce advocate for the rights of Palestinians and for the advancement of Mizrahim—Jews of Middle Eastern or North African descent, many of whom arrived in Israel in the […].
 
Ruth Margalit
   
 

Sound and Fury


In 2014, when I was an apprentice conductor with the Chicago Symphony, I first conducted that ensemble in public with an enormous projection of Pierre Boulez looming over me. Boulez, the revered and widely influential French composer and conductor, was nearly ninety at the time.
 
Matthew Aucoin
   
 

Knives Out


As we were waiting on line at the Metropolitan Museum to get into the exhibition “Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle,” I told my friend that one reason why Lawrence, though long an esteemed name in American art, has a rather modest presence in our museums may derive from his not having made oil paintings.
 
Sanford Schwartz
   
 

Articles & Opinion

After the Beirut Explosion, Lebanon’s Women-Led Civil Society Is Building on the Edge of Despair

On the afternoon of August 4, Aya Zantout sat in Al Makan, the cultural center in the Mar Elias neighborhood of Beirut, where she often volunteered.
 
Sarah Aziza
   
 

Move Over, Hunter Biden. Meet Eric Branstad, the China Ambassador’s Son Who Got Rich in Trump’s Swamp.

In April 2018, the Trump administration banned Chinese telecom equipment giant ZTE from buying American-made parts, threatening to cripple the company’s worldwide operations.
 
Mara Hvistendahl
   
 

How a Canadian Mining Company Infiltrated the Guatemalan State

It was often when Rosa Elbira Coc Ich was cooking lunch in the communal outdoor kitchen of Lote Ocho, a village in Guatemala, that the helicopters would fly overhead, the gusts of air from their deafening rotor blades scattering her tomatoes, beans, herbs, and tortillas over the reddish-brown soil.
 
Max Binks-Collier
   
 

As the Coronavirus Descended on the Border, the Trump Administration Escalated Its Crackdown on Asylum

A short walk from the border, in the Mexican city of Nogales, Sonora, sits a modest building packed with long, cafeteria-style tables.
 
Ryan Devereaux
   
 

Online lenders are preying on desperate borrowers and could trigger a new consumer financial crisis

The economic cataclysm brought on by the coronavirus caught American consumers in an extremely precarious position — one that was evident well before more than 50 million people filed for unemployment.
 
Alyssa Katz
   
 

PFAS Contamination Divides an Alabama Town

It was early afternoon when Paige Bibbee got the text from an anonymous number. Bibbee, the president of the Decatur City Council, was supposed to have a call later that day with Barney Lovelace, an attorney who represents the small Alabama city on several matters.
 
Sharon Lerner
   
 

Sen. Thom Tillis is an avatar for the GOP’s reactionary turn to the right. Now, his proximity to Trump could consume him.

This past April, Thom Tillis sat down for an interview with a conservative radio host in North Carolina, where the first-term senator is struggling in his bid for reelection.
 
Paul Blest
   
 

Ravaged by Covid-19, Polluted Communities Demand Environmental Justice

Growing up in Newark’s South Ward, Kim Gaddy often struggled to breathe. When her asthma was at its worst and inhaling stung and failed to fill her lungs, she would wind up in the local emergency room.
 
Sharon Lerner
   
 

Disregarding the Virus and Victims’ Families, Trump Rushes to Execute as Many People as Possible

It was getting close to midnight at the Ford dealership on Route 41 in Terre Haute, Indiana, and there was no word yet on the execution.
 
Liliana Segura
   
 

Baltimore’s Violence Interrupters Confront Shootings, the Coronavirus, and Corrupt Cops

“Hey, Officer Friendly with the cherry cheeks,” a Black woman said to an unmasked, white Baltimore police sergeant as he approached her outside a public housing project in April. In response, the sergeant intentionally coughed on the woman and kept walking. “Oh, I ain’t worried about that shit,” the woman told the sergeant.
 
Baynard Woods