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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How Worried Should You Be About the 2020 Election?

Twenty years after Bush v. Gore, a bigger crisis could be coming.

#debatable, #democratic-party, #elections, #georgia, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters, #voting-machines

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Why Isn’t the Stock Market Reading the Room?

The nation is in crisis, but it’s not the market’s job to care.

#capitalism-theory-and-philosophy, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #debatable, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #international-trade-and-world-market, #recession-and-depression

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Why George Floyd Won’t Be the Last American Killed by the Police

Videos of state-sponsored killings have been going viral for years. Little has changed.

#black-people, #brown-michael-1996-2014, #debatable, #floyd-george-d-2020, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #racial-profiling, #taylor-breonna-1993-2020

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Will the Coronavirus Kill College Admissions Tests?

The SAT and ACT could be on their way out. Is that a good thing?

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #debatable, #education, #law-school-admission-test-lsat, #sat-college-admission-test

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The Coronavirus Vaccine May Have a Shortcut: Infecting Volunteers

Should we take it?

#clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #debatable, #ethics-personal, #oxford-university, #respiratory-diseases, #smallpox, #viruses

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Coronavirus Critics’ Picks

Now is an excellent time to read about the 1918 flu. Or maybe just watch the Fast & Furious movies.

#bruni-frank, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #debatable, #fastfurious-movie, #influenza, #influenza-epidemic-1918-19, #johnson-dwayne-1972, #kristof-nicholas-d, #love-island-tv-program, #nintendo-switch-video-game-system, #quarantines, #world-war-i-1914-18, #wortham-jenna

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Will There Be More Coronavirus Stimulus Checks?

Members of Congress are already talking about the next relief package. What should be in it?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #debatable, #harris-kamala-d, #klobuchar-amy, #mcconnell-mitch, #ocasio-cortez-alexandria, #pelosi-nancy, #sanders-bernard, #stimulus-economic, #voting-and-voters, #warren-elizabeth

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