Should the Olympics Be Canceled?

They could prove a much-needed symbol of global solidarity — or a superspreader event.

#debatable, #olympic-games, #olympic-games-2020, #suga-yoshihide

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Stop Saying ‘Post-Pandemic’

For much of the world, it’s far from over: The coronavirus has already killed more people in 2021 than it did in all of 2020.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #debatable

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What Does a Future Without Herd Immunity Look Like?

Many experts now say that the fixation on herd immunity as the only path back to normalcy is misguided.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #debatable, #epidemics, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Why Can’t the Republican Party Quit Donald Trump?

The party’s base is in thrall to a leader who led it to defeat.

#cheney-liz, #debatable, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j

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The ‘Hybrid Office’ Could Be Great. It Could Also Be Hell.

The future of work isn’t necessarily brighter than its past.

#debatable, #workplace-environment

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Should You Be Worried About ‘Vaccine Passports’?

The idea of granting vaccinated people special access raises thorny questions. Here’s what you should know.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #debatable

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Can New York’s Marijuana Legalization Light Up a New Path?

Yes, it’s welcome news for cannabis connoisseurs. But for many advocates, the focus is on making amends for the war on drugs.

#debatable, #marijuana, #new-york-state

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Why America Can’t Fix Its Gun Violence Crisis

Most Americans want to do something about it. Here’s why we haven’t.

#atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #boulder-colo-shooting-march-2021, #debatable, #gun-control

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Are Hate Crime Laws Really the Answer to Anti-Asian Violence?

President Biden urged Congress to pass a new one. But many are skeptical that the criminal justice system can offer a solution.

#asian-americans, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #debatable, #hate-crimes, #law-and-legislation

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Why Cuomo’s #MeToo Moment Hasn’t Brought Him Down

Top Democrats want him to resign. A lot of voters don’t.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #debatable

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A Third Covid Vaccine Is a Reason for Optimism

A century ago, another pandemic terrorized the world for over a year — until it didn’t. Is the coronavirus finally going the way of the 1918 flu?

#biontech-se, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #debatable, #johnsonjohnson, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc

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Can Biden Deliver on His Climate Promises?

Many scientists think his goal of zeroing out greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 is technically possible and economically affordable. The politics are another story.

#debatable, #global-warming

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Democrats Are About to Control Congress. What Will They Do?

For the first time in a decade, they have the power to transform the country.

#debatable, #democratic-party, #senate

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Will Trump and His Republican Allies Ever Face Consequences?

The anti-democratic forces on display at the Capitol on Wednesday will not abate on their own.

#debatable, #house-of-representatives, #impeachment, #republican-party, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #twenty-fifth-amendment-us-constitution, #united-states-capitol-police, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc

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Congress May Finally Give Americans More Money

But is it enough?

#coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #debatable, #stimulus-economic

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The Battle Over Biden’s Defense Secretary Has Begun

The president-elect’s pick would be the second recently retired general to lead the Pentagon in less than four years. That’s not supposed to happen.

#austin-lloyd-j-iii, #debatable, #defense-department, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

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Pandemic Fatigue, Meet Pandemic Anger

If shaming people for flouting Covid-19 safety guidance doesn’t work, what are we supposed to do with all of our frustration?

#coronavirus-reopenings, #debatable

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The Line for a Coronavirus Vaccine Is Forming

How far will you be from the front?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #debatable, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc

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Thanksgiving During a Pandemic? We Have a Plan for That

New York Times Food experts on how to cook — or not cook — a scaled-down feast.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #debatable, #thanksgiving-day

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Closing Schools Alone Is Not Going to Stop the Coronavirus

Without federal help, states have no good choices. But is keeping students home the worst one to make first?

#cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #debatable, #education, #teachers-and-school-employees

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The Latest Vaccine News Doesn’t Tell the Full Story

The preliminary success of vaccines is a bright piece of news, but it’s darkened by the threat of a terrible winter.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #debatable

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5 Messages Voters Sent in the 2020 Election

Biden may have won, but the “battle for the soul of the nation” will only intensify.

#debatable, #presidential-election-of-2020

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2016 Dealt a Blow to Polling. Did 2020 Kill It?

So far, the numbers seem even more off than last time.

#debatable, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020

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Freaking Out? Here Are 5 Ways to Ward Off Election Anxiety

And one reason to embrace it.

#anxiety-and-stress, #debatable, #presidential-elections-us

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The Voting Suppression Tipping Point

For years, Republicans have made it harder and harder for Americans to vote. Is that strategy backfiring?

#absentee-voting, #debatable, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Facebook and Twitter Are Still Tinkering With Democracy

Social media companies are debuting strategies to prevent a repeat of the 2016 election. They may be backfiring.

#biden-hunter, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #debatable, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #new-york-post, #presidential-election-of-2020, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates

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How a Justice Amy Coney Barrett Could Change the U.S.

If she lives as long as Ruth Bader Ginsburg, she could still be on the court in 2059. What would she do?

#barrett-amy-coney, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #debatable, #supreme-court-us

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What We Learned From the Vice-Presidential Debate

There was a lot to glean from what the candidates said — and what they didn’t.

#debatable, #debates-political, #harris-kamala-d, #pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #vice-presidents-and-vice-presidency-us

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Should the Presidential Debates Be Canceled?

Trump turned the first into a circus of sound and fury. Do we really need two more?

#debatable, #debates-political, #presidential-election-of-2020

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What Have We Learned From Trump’s Tax Revelations?

There are questions about his financial entanglements that still need answering.

#debatable, #federal-taxes-us, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-donald-j

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Trump’s Latest Middle East Diplomatic Deal: Triumph or Travesty?

The president said the treaty marked “the dawn of a new Middle East.” But will it be more peaceful than the old one?

#bahrain, #debatable, #israel, #israeli-settlements, #middle-east, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #trump-donald-j, #united-arab-emirates

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The Wildfires Show That Stopping Climate Change Is No Longer Enough

We have to adapt to it, too.

#affordable-housing, #california, #carbon-dioxide, #debatable, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #newsom-gavin

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What if We Have to Wait Years for a Coronavirus Vaccine?

A silver-bullet vaccine is far from guaranteed. But it’s also not the only way out of the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #debatable, #epidemics, #fauci-anthony-s, #immune-system, #tuberculosis, #viruses

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What’s the Point of All These Polls?

Many Americans felt the 2016 election discredited the whole business of electoral forecasting. But that’s not how some pollsters see it.

#debatable

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We Are Not Going to Fact-Check Our Way Out of QAnon

“You don’t have a movement like this without people who’ve lost trust in expertise and authority and institutions.”

#clinton-hillary-rodham, #conspiracy-theories, #debatable, #qanon, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j

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How Do We Fix the American Presidency?

Trump is only the latest president to stoke fears that the office has grown too powerful. What should be done about it?

#debatable, #obama-barack, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #trump-donald-j

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Coronavirus Winter Is Coming

What have we learned about how to prepare for it?

#contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #debatable, #disease-rates, #masks, #united-states, #united-states-economy

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Where Is the Republican Party Heading?

Instead of adopting a new platform, the party declared its support for President Trump. But what will it support when Trump is gone?

#carlson-tucker, #debatable, #democratic-party, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rubio-marco, #trump-donald-j

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What’s Behind the Recent Rise in Shootings?

Gun violence has surged this summer, and crime experts aren’t sure why.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crime-and-criminals, #debatable, #firearms, #mass-shootings, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #urban-areas

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What Does the Democratic Party Stand for?

Nearly four years after Hillary Clinton’s loss, it’s still hard to tell.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bowman-jamaal, #bush-cori, #debatable, #democratic-national-convention, #democratic-party, #harris-kamala-d, #jones-mondaire-1987, #kasich-john-r, #mcconnell-mitch, #ocasio-cortez-alexandria, #sanders-bernard, #warren-elizabeth

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Debt, Debt, Goose

The face-off in the Senate over a pandemic relief package is tied to a yearslong back-and-forth over the relevance of deficits.

#debatable

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What Would a Cold War With China Look Like?

U.S.-China ties haven’t been this strained for decades. What happens if they snap?

#china, #debatable, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market

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Could Biden Be the Climate-Change President?

His new plan bills itself as a “revolution,” going well beyond anything the Obama administration attempted. Is it enough?

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #debatable, #global-warming, #green-new-deal, #presidential-election-of-2020

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Should We Even Care About Trump’s Taxes?

Finally, eventually, the president’s tax returns might be made public. Does it even matter anymore?

#debatable, #federal-taxes-us, #inheritance-and-estate-taxes, #tax-evasion, #taxation, #trump-donald-j, #trump-fred-c

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Inside the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Birth Control Coverage

A victory for religious employers is a defeat for their employees — and for the Affordable Care Act.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #debatable, #freedom-of-religion, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #supreme-court-us

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Is the Coronavirus Killing the World Health Organization?

President Trump is not its only problem.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #debatable, #epidemics, #trump-donald-j, #united-nations, #world-health-organization

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Are Unemployed Americans About to Fall Off a Cliff?

Congress is set to end the aid that was supposed to see workers through the coronavirus crisis, even as it keeps getting worse.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #debatable, #recession-and-depression, #unemployment

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Are Black Lives What Really Matter to Companies?

The movement was founded in 2013. Seven years later, what should we make of corporate America’s newfound support?

#debatable

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What Have We Learned About Reopening?

Some countries have handled it better than others. Which path will the United States take?

#brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #debatable, #hospitals, #india, #mauritius, #new-zealand, #united-states, #vietnam, #viruses

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Why the Supreme Court Ruling on L.G.B.T.Q. Rights Is Such a Big Deal

Only some queer people get married, but almost all of them work.

#alito-samuel-a-jr, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #debatable, #gorsuch-neil-m, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #stephens-aimee, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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