Let’s Finish the American Revolution

As baffling as it is to find statues of traitors, slaveholders and killers of Union soldiers ensconced in many a prominent square, consider the historical discordance of Custer County, S.D. The hard beauty of the Black Hills, sacred land to Native Americans, overshadows the county, the main town and the state park, all named for…

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Sorry, eBay and Uber. You’re Hated.

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. It’s practically an inevitability of the digital world: The middleman eventually becomes a villain. You might not think of it this way, but middlemen that connect buyers and sellers are everywhere online. The most obvious ones are…

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A Better Jobs Report Belies America's Breadlines

Friday’s May jobs report shocked economists and analysts: After weeks of speculation that the new figures might show unemployment topping 20 percent—Great Depression–era levels—according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, national unemployment dropped from 14.7 percent in April to “just” 13.3 percent. National payrolls, which experts had been predicting might have officially shed another 8…

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How White Women Use Themselves as Instruments of Terror

At a time of so much death and suffering in this country and around the world from the Covid-19 pandemic, it can be easy, I suppose, to take any incidents that don’t result in death as minor occurrences. But they aren’t. The continued public assault on black people, particularly black men, by the white public…

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Overturns The State's Stay-At-Home Orders

Enlarge this image People line up for a COVID-19 test in a parking lot Monday in Milwaukee. This was one of two sites in the city to open Monday and offer free testing. Morry Gash/AP hide caption toggle caption Morry Gash/AP Wisconsin’s Supreme Court has overturned the state’s “Safer at Home” orders and mandated that…

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Democrats Fear Trump’s New 2020 Strategy Is Working

President Donald Trump and his allies are leaning heavily into a new 2020 strategy tying Democrats and their presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden not just to China but to its role in spreading the coronavirus. Democrats are increasingly worried that the strategy will work. The Trump re-election campaign released a new ad this week going…

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Coronavirus’s Biggest Lesson: America Needs a Public Health System for All

This article is part of “The America We Need,” a Times Opinion series exploring how the nation can emerge from this crisis stronger, fairer and more free. Read the introductory editorial and the editor’s letter. A once-in-a-century public health crisis is unfolding, and the richest country in the world is struggling to mount an effective…

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Israel’s Netanyahu Accused of Exploiting Virus Crisis

With the Israeli government enacting a series of emergency measures to stem the spread of the new coronavirus, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing growing accusations that he is exploiting the crisis to entrench himself in power and undermining the country’s democratic foundations. Amid a wave of sweeping restrictions that have put Israel in near…

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Trump Says He’s ‘Strongly Considering’ Pardoning Flynn

WASHINGTON — As the country reeled from growing health and economic crises brought on by the spread of the coronavirus, President Trump announced on Sunday that he was “strongly considering” a pardon for his former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn. Mr. Trump, who appeared to spend the day stewing at the White House, also…

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How Trump Hollowed Out US National Security

The enduring vacancy at Liberty Crossing is indicative of an increasingly hollowed-out executive rank in government that will surely only worsen this year. The Justice Department has no third in command—the associate attorney general role has been vacant for more than two years now, ever since the departure of Rachel Brand—nor is there a Senate-confirmed…

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