They could prove a much-needed symbol of global solidarity — or a superspreader event.
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.
Many experts now say that the fixation on herd immunity as the only path back to normalcy is misguided.
The party’s base is in thrall to a leader who led it to defeat.
The future of work isn’t necessarily brighter than its past.
The idea of granting vaccinated people special access raises thorny questions. Here’s what you should know.
Yes, it’s welcome news for cannabis connoisseurs. But for many advocates, the focus is on making amends for the war on drugs.
Most Americans want to do something about it. Here’s why we haven’t.
President Biden urged Congress to pass a new one. But many are skeptical that the criminal justice system can offer a solution.
Top Democrats want him to resign. A lot of voters don’t.
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?
Many scientists think his goal of zeroing out greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 is technically possible and economically affordable. The politics are another story.
For the first time in a decade, they have the power to transform the country.
The anti-democratic forces on display at the Capitol on Wednesday will not abate on their own.
But is it enough?
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.
If shaming people for flouting Covid-19 safety guidance doesn’t work, what are we supposed to do with all of our frustration?
How far will you be from the front?
New York Times Food experts on how to cook — or not cook — a scaled-down feast.
Without federal help, states have no good choices. But is keeping students home the worst one to make first?
The preliminary success of vaccines is a bright piece of news, but it’s darkened by the threat of a terrible winter.
Biden may have won, but the “battle for the soul of the nation” will only intensify.
So far, the numbers seem even more off than last time.
And one reason to embrace it.
For years, Republicans have made it harder and harder for Americans to vote. Is that strategy backfiring?
Social media companies are debuting strategies to prevent a repeat of the 2016 election. They may be backfiring.
If she lives as long as Ruth Bader Ginsburg, she could still be on the court in 2059. What would she do?
There was a lot to glean from what the candidates said — and what they didn’t.
Trump turned the first into a circus of sound and fury. Do we really need two more?
There are questions about his financial entanglements that still need answering.
The president said the treaty marked “the dawn of a new Middle East.” But will it be more peaceful than the old one?
We have to adapt to it, too.
A silver-bullet vaccine is far from guaranteed. But it’s also not the only way out of the pandemic.
Many Americans felt the 2016 election discredited the whole business of electoral forecasting. But that’s not how some pollsters see it.
“You don’t have a movement like this without people who’ve lost trust in expertise and authority and institutions.”
Trump is only the latest president to stoke fears that the office has grown too powerful. What should be done about it?
What have we learned about how to prepare for it?
Instead of adopting a new platform, the party declared its support for President Trump. But what will it support when Trump is gone?
Gun violence has surged this summer, and crime experts aren’t sure why.
Nearly four years after Hillary Clinton’s loss, it’s still hard to tell.
The face-off in the Senate over a pandemic relief package is tied to a yearslong back-and-forth over the relevance of deficits.
U.S.-China ties haven’t been this strained for decades. What happens if they snap?
His new plan bills itself as a “revolution,” going well beyond anything the Obama administration attempted. Is it enough?
Finally, eventually, the president’s tax returns might be made public. Does it even matter anymore?
A victory for religious employers is a defeat for their employees — and for the Affordable Care Act.
President Trump is not its only problem.
Congress is set to end the aid that was supposed to see workers through the coronavirus crisis, even as it keeps getting worse.
The movement was founded in 2013. Seven years later, what should we make of corporate America’s newfound support?
Some countries have handled it better than others. Which path will the United States take?
Only some queer people get married, but almost all of them work.