A Functional Congress? Yes.

Congress is known for being dysfunctional. Why hasn’t it been over the past two years?

#internal-storyline-no, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #states-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

You’re Being Watched

Employers have a new tool in the struggle with employees over workplace power: constant monitoring.

#internal-storyline-no, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #telecommuting

Your Spelling Bee Questions, Answered

Sam Ezersky on how he crafts the Bee and how to be a better solver.

#crossword-puzzles, #ezersky-sam, #internal-storyline-no, #spelling

Summer’s Down Elevator

Make the most of the last weeks of summer, whether you’re dreading the end of the season or dancing about it.

#internal-storyline-no, #seasons-and-months, #summer-season, #sunlight

Anne Heche Onscreen: Wily and Funny but Also Unnerving

Hollywood tried to slot her into cookie-cutter blockbusters, sometimes successfully. She was at her best playing competent women in extreme situations.

#actors-and-actresses, #birth-movie, #catfight-movie, #content-type-personal-profile, #donnie-brasco-movie, #heche-anne, #i-know-what-you-did-last-summer-movie, #internal-storyline-no, #movies, #volcano-movie, #wag-the-dog-movie, #walking-and-talking-movie

A huge side benefit of the new climate bill

Air pollution sickens and kills millions every year. Here’s how the new measure will help tackle the problem.

#air-pollution, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-storyline-no, #internal-sub-only-nl, #medicine-and-health

Ditching Fossil Fuels

The climate bill will make cleaner energy cheaper for everyone.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-storyline-no, #law-and-legislation

Rethinking Joe Manchin

Now that Joe Manchin has saved the Democratic agenda, how should liberals think about him?

#elections, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #internal-storyline-no, #law-and-legislation, #liberalism-us-politics, #states-us, #united-states-economy

Two Trump Scenarios

What should you make of the F.B.I.’s search of Donald Trump’s home? We offer a guide.

#classified-information-and-state-secrets, #decisions-and-verdicts, #elections, #internal-storyline-no, #presidential-election-of-2020, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

Fighting Inflation With Climate Action

Here’s how policies to slow global warming can also shield consumers from rising prices.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #inflation-economics, #internal-storyline-no, #internal-sub-only-nl, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #united-states-politics-and-government

Overlooked Provisions

Climate has received most of the attention. But the Senate bill brings big changes to health care, too.

#drugs-pharmaceuticals, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #internal-storyline-no, #law-and-legislation, #medicare

A Drop in Murders

Despite the grim headlines, 2022 is less violent so far than last year.

#crime-and-criminals, #deaths-fatalities, #internal-storyline-no, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #polls-and-public-opinion

Travel Troubles

Two Times reporters answered your travel questions to help you navigate this hectic vacation season.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #internal-storyline-no, #luggage-and-packing, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #travel-agencies-and-agents, #travel-and-vacations

Reading Outdoors

Grab a book and read outside this weekend, if you can. Here’s some inspiration.

#internal-storyline-no

How floods become human catastrophes

Parts of the South and Midwest are cleaning up from deadly flooding. We explain the factors that sharply increased the risks.

#floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-storyline-no, #internal-sub-only-nl, #kentucky

Coal vs. Wall Street

Republican state officials have found a new way to push back against “woke capitalism”— by punishing companies that distance themselves from fossil fuels.

#democratic-party, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-storyline-no, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

Defying the Supreme Court

The Kansas abortion vote and the congressional push on same-sex marriage show how progressives can confront the Supreme Court.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #elections, #internal-storyline-no, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #states-us

Monkeypox, Explained

It’s not Covid, but there are good reasons to take precautions.

#homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #internal-storyline-no, #monkeypox, #viruses

What Fungi Can Teach Us

A reporting trip to a forest in Chile made me think deeper about the relationships we need to cope with life on a hotter planet.

#fungi, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-storyline-no, #internal-sub-only-nl

A New Axis?

With tensions rising in Taiwan, we look at the shared interests of China, Russia and Iran.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #internal-storyline-no, #international-relations, #pelosi-nancy, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #xi-jinping

‘Friending Bias’

A large new study offers clues about how lower-income children can rise up the economic ladder.

#children-and-childhood, #friendship, #income-inequality, #internal-storyline-no, #research, #united-states-economy

The Spread of Book Banning

Explaining the increasing politicization of the book banning debate.

#books-and-literature, #censorship, #internal-storyline-no, #libraries-and-librarians

Podcast Recommendations

Try out a new podcast or two, courtesy of Morning readers.

#culture-arts, #internal-storyline-no, #podcasts

The Big Economic Question

It is not whether the U.S. is in a recession. It’s whether the economy will soon worsen.

#federal-reserve-system, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #internal-storyline-no, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #recession-and-depression, #united-states-economy

A Deal, for Now

Joe Manchin’s climate announcement has the potential to be a very big deal.

#global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-storyline-no, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #schumer-charles-e, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Evolution of American Sign Language

Digital media is changing language — sometimes rapidly. We explore the example of American Sign Language.

#deafness, #internal-storyline-no, #millennial-generation, #sign-language, #slang

Stopping wildfires before they start

The Amazon is burning at its fastest pace in over a decade. Meet one scientist who’s trying to reverse the trend.

#amazon-jungle, #brazil, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-storyline-no, #internal-sub-only-nl, #wildfires

A Global Inflation Crisis

Big price increases are not exclusive to the U.S.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #inflation-economics, #internal-storyline-no, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #united-states-economy

The New Abortion Battleground

The political fight over abortion will increasingly be a battle over the mailing of pills into Republican-run states.

#abortion, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #internal-storyline-no, #states-us, #women-and-girls

Indoor Games

When it’s more comfortable inside than out, it’s time to play games.

#books-and-literature, #games, #internal-storyline-no, #seasons-and-months, #wordle-puzzle

How We Can All Stay Cool Without Air-Conditioners

Air-conditioners reduce heat stress but also guzzle energy. We’ll explain how it’s possible to keep people cool, including those most at risk, without cooking the planet.

#air-conditioning, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-storyline-no, #internal-sub-only-nl

Cheaper Gas

Prices have now fallen for more than a month.

#inflation-economics, #internal-storyline-no, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #united-states-economy

The Latest Covid Surge and What it Means for the U.S.

We look at what it means for the country.

#chronic-condition-health, #disease-rates, #internal-storyline-no, #viruses

Western Europe, a Climate Leader, Still Suffers From Global Warming

Yet it’s suffering badly from warming.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #carbon-dioxide, #fuel-efficiency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #heatstroke, #internal-storyline-no

Here’s a secret about your neighbors

Many of us avoid talking about climate change because it feels so controversial. In fact, research shows that your neighbors are probably thinking about it, too.

#conversation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-storyline-no, #internal-sub-only-nl, #polls-and-public-opinion, #research

Election Conspiracy Theories Have Become Central to the Republican Party

Why election conspiracy theories have become central to the Republican Party.

#internal-storyline-no, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2016, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

A Wilting Climate Response

As another heat wave descends, the U.S. federal government is pulling back from the climate fight. What now?

#democratic-party, #environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-storyline-no, #politics-and-government, #weather

Why Union Drives Are Succeeding

College-educated workers are driving a spike in union organizing.

#colleges-and-universities, #internal-storyline-no, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor

Salad Days

When it comes to making the perfect summer salad, sometimes less is more.

#internal-storyline-no

Joe Manchin and the Climate Bill: What You Need to Know

The collapse of climate legislation is a blow to global efforts to address warming.

#democratic-party, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-storyline-no, #internal-sub-only-nl, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #united-states-politics-and-government

Parkland School Gunman Faces Death Penalty in Rare Trial

A Florida jury will decide if the young man who killed 17 people in 2018 will be sentenced to death.

#capital-punishment, #cruz-nikolas, #internal-storyline-no, #marjory-stoneman-douglas-high-school-parkland-fla, #parkland-fla, #parkland-fla-shooting-2018, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Homeless in America

The homelessness crisis is getting worse.

#affordable-housing, #homeless-persons, #internal-storyline-no, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #united-states-economy

The Semiconductor Problem

The military relies on advanced semiconductors. The U.S. doesn’t make any.

#computer-chips, #defense-and-military-forces, #factories-and-manufacturing, #internal-storyline-no, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government

A Surprisingly Tight Race

Despite Biden’s low approval ratings, Democrats are roughly tied with Republicans in the midterm polls. We explain why.

#elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-senate, #elections-state-legislature, #internal-storyline-no, #politics-and-government, #states-us, #united-states-economy

Killing what saves us

A recent walk among ancient sequoias helped me cope with hard-to-bear news of the world. But those trees are having a hard time coping, too.

#global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #internal-storyline-no, #internal-sub-only-nl, #italy, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #sequoia-national-park, #sierra-nevada-region-us, #wildfires, #yosemite-national-park-calif

Making Sense of Shinzo Abe

On the day of his funeral service, we consider the full legacy of Japan’s longest-serving prime minister.

#abe-shinzo, #internal-storyline-no, #japan, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #tokyo-japan, #united-states-international-relations

Dueling Weaknesses

The Times has released its first poll of the 2022 midterm cycle.

#internal-storyline-no, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024

The G.O.P.’s ‘Wildest Dream’

The election of Mayra Flores, a Republican and an immigrant, helps explain how Latino voters are shifting to the right.

#flores-mayra-1986, #hispanic-americans, #internal-storyline-no, #republican-party, #rio-grande-valley-tex, #united-states-politics-and-government

Summer Travel, Made Easy

You need not travel far to experience the delights of summer.

#internal-storyline-no, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations

Local climate action

In the absence of national climate measures in the United States, how much can be done at the local level? Our reporters talk about the opportunities and barriers.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #budgets-and-budgeting, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-storyline-no, #internal-sub-only-nl, #local-government, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #states-us, #united-states-politics-and-government