What insights does the battle over women’s education offer into the way the group rules Afghanistan?
Anne Helen Petersen and Charlie Warzel discuss how the great retreat from office life could make work better for everyone.
The carried interest exception effectively allows a select group of people on Wall Street to pay half as much tax as their peers. Here’s how it has survived.
The award-winning novelist discusses race, identity, algorithmic thinking and how to envision optimistic futures in dark times.
In 2017, two 10-year-old siblings were choosing between the groups. Five years later, we checked back in with them.
A look at the recent burst of bands and how the scene operates as music, ethic and feeling.
How the experiences of two women led them to opposite sides of the abortion fight.
What have we learned about the agency’s unprecedented decision to enter Mar-a-Lago?
Zack Beauchamp and Nicole Hemmer on why state-level politics is more important than ever.
The philosopher William MacAskill lays out the case for longtermism: “Future people count. There could be a lot of them. And we can make their lives better.”
The climate change and prescription drug law has revived a set of party goals that were widely thought to be dead.
What is the significance of the defamation case against America’s most prominent conspiracy theorist?
A distinguished professor helps me understand our complicated — and changing — culture around gender.
Voters in the conservative state roundly rejected a measure that would have added a constitutional prohibition.
Some of the party’s campaign partners have employed a contentious strategy in the buildup to the midterms.
Esau McCaulley and Katherine Stewart on how the G.O.P. weaponized Christianity — and where we go from here.
A deep dive on “Renaissance,” her relationship to queer music communities and her framing of authorship.
Al Qaeda’s leader, Ayman al-Zawahri, has been killed by a U.S. drone strike. Who was he and what impact will his death have?
The United States, despite having time and tools at its disposal, has failed to bring the virus to heel.
By raising interest rates, the Federal Reserve hopes to prevent consumers from believing higher prices will last forever.
The singer, rapper and songwriter’s peppy empowerment songs have made her an outlier in a field dominated by melancholic music.
How one of the N.F.L.’s biggest stars has become perhaps its biggest scandal.
Michelle Cottle and David Brooks on gerontocracy and generational power in American politics.
A bill to protect marriage equality might now, improbably, become law.
The journalist Sean Illing explains how TV, Twitter and TikTok shape our brains — and our politics.
The downfall of Celsius Network tells the story of an industry that became the thing it was trying to reject.
As the Great Salt Lake dries up, toxic dust threatens to poison the air in one of the United States’ fastest-growing metro areas.
The psychiatrist and public-health expert Thomas Insel discusses how mental illness is a medical problem that requires social solutions.
Record heat and rampant fires are raising grim questions about the world’s ability to withstand a new era of climate change.
For Dan White Jr., a trauma diagnosis pushed him toward a new calling: helping other exhausted faith leaders find peace.
The reversal of Roe v. Wade has caused some doctors to worry that recommending certain procedures might have legal repercussions.
Noah Rothman and Alex Kingsbury debate whether the left actually has a problem with fun.
Has the era of global cooperation over planet-warming emissions ended?
The urban economist Jenny Schuetz breaks down America’s housing crises, the policies that could fix them and the politics standing in the way.
What did the encounter tell us about relations between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia?
The sci-fi giant explains why he’s feeling more hopeful about the planet.
The pandemic marooned Charles Falls Jr. on land for nearly two years. Now, he’s finally setting sail again.
How much do fantasy and imagination play into how we remember pop culture heroes?
He was famed for his ability to escape a political scandal. What brought down the British prime minister in the end?
The Times Opinion columnist considers the current backlash against feminism — and where the movement goes next.
He’s one of hip-hop’s biggest emerging stars, and he’s cutting a very different path than the white rappers who came before him.
James Bopp, chief lawyer for the National Right to Life Committee, says that overturning Roe v. Wade is only the halfway point.
When Putin invaded, Oleksandr Zhuhan chose to defend a country that hasn’t always defended him.
Growing public pressure to free the W.N.B.A. star, who has been detained in Russia for months, comes with risks.
Michelle Goldberg and Ross Douthat on what comes next for Democrats and Republicans.
After yet another mass shooting, will the bipartisan legislation actually work?
The legal scholar Larry Kramer on why the left’s embrace of judicial supremacy was a mistake.
Election fraud claims from 2020 are widespread on talk radio, contributing to the belief that the midterm results cannot be trusted.
The legal scholar Kate Shaw walks me through the Supreme Court’s decades-long conservative counterrevolution.
With the recent Republican rollbacks on L.G.B.T.Q. rights, Jerri Ann Henry wonders whether she has a future in the party.