Ron Sider Was a Model for Christians Committed to Justice

His 1978 book, “Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger,” helped me through a crisis of faith.

#bible, #christianity-today-magazine, #christians-and-christianity, #internal-sub-only-nl, #sider-ronald-j-1939-2022

Republicans Should Pay a Political Price for Abortion Bans

Kansas voters point the way for Democrats.

#abortion, #democratic-party, #internal-sub-only-nl, #kansas, #midterm-elections-2022, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

How Arizona Became an Abyss of Election Conspiracy Theories

This week’s primaries showed how Donald Trump’s lies about the 2020 election have gripped Arizona Republicans. To learn why, we spoke with a reporter who has deeply covered the state.

#arizona, #finchem-mark-w, #hamadeh-abraham, #internal-sub-only-nl, #lake-kari-a, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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

The Case for Mandatory National Service

Expanding AmeriCorps could help us solve a number of pressing individual, social and economic problems.

#internal-sub-only-nl, #labor-and-jobs, #united-states-economy, #volunteers-and-community-service

What’s the Matter With Arizona?

While Kansas rejected extremism, Arizonans embraced it. What a puzzle this country is.

#arizona, #blake-masters, #elections, #georgia, #internal-sub-only-nl, #kansas, #kemp-brian-p, #mark-finchem, #raffensperger-brad, #trump-donald-j

It’s Been a ‘Summer of Disasters,’ and It’s Only Half Over

Are we prepared for the climate-related calamities that come next?

#fires-and-firefighters, #floods, #global-warming, #heat-and-heat-waves, #internal-sub-only-nl, #kentucky, #summer-season, #wildfires

Would We Have Paid Parental Leave if More Moms Were in Congress?

A thought experiment.

#internal-sub-only-nl, #manchin-joe-iii, #parenting, #pelosi-nancy

Are Participles a Thing of the Past?

Our informal verbalization of verbs.

#austen-jane, #english-language, #grammar, #internal-sub-only-nl

Five Years of the Second Avenue Subway

Journey to the Upper East Side for Thai specialties, “jewel” rice and South African wine.

#internal-sub-only-nl, #new-york-city, #restaurants

The Effect of Russian Embargoes on the War in Ukraine

Russia’s peculiar economic war with the West.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #internal-sub-only-nl, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #natural-gas, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

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

His Campaign Pitch? ‘No One Wants to Have a Beer With Me.’

Adam Hollier, a Democratic House candidate in Michigan, has a self-effacing message for voters that reflects his life story.

#democratic-party, #detroit-mich, #elections-house-of-representatives, #hollier-adam, #internal-sub-only-nl, #united-states-politics-and-government

Supply-Side Economics Isn’t Just for Republicans Anymore

Democrats are shaping their own version.

#democratic-party, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #federal-aid-us, #inflation-economics, #inflation-reduction-act-of-2022, #internal-sub-only-nl, #production, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

You Want to Clean Up the House? Same Here

How to improve the House of Representatives.

#constitution-us, #house-of-representatives, #internal-sub-only-nl, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

Language Evolves Right Before Our Ears. It’s Very ‘Satisfying.’

How pickleball and A.S.M.R. may have helped the youngs refine our language forward.

#aarp, #english-language, #internal-sub-only-nl, #senses-and-sensation

The Wonderfully Mundane Joys of Summer

Kids getting to be kids again.

#amusement-and-theme-parks, #children-and-childhood, #internal-sub-only-nl, #road-trips, #roller-coasters, #summer-season

Eavesdropping, Worms and Outrageous Fortune

Our critic recommends old and new books.

#books-and-literature, #internal-sub-only-nl

Democrats’ Plan to Win in 2022 Looks a Lot Like 2020 and 2018

Stacey Abrams is again providing a blueprint for national Democrats to follow. But can it work at a time of deep unhappiness with Washington?

#abrams-stacey-y, #elections-governors, #georgia, #internal-sub-only-nl, #midterm-elections-2022, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

What Does It Really Mean to Live ‘Paycheck to Paycheck’?

We don’t have a good agreed-upon definition.

#finances, #internal-sub-only-nl, #united-states-economy

How Do Workers’ Wages Relate to Inflation?

Why workers’ pay has become central to inflation debates.

#economics-theory-and-philosophy, #federal-reserve-system, #inflation-economics, #internal-sub-only-nl, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #recession-and-depression, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

In Compromise, the Climate Left May Be Vindicated

The Manchin-Schumer bill may well prove inadequate. It also represents a generational achievement.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #carbon-dioxide, #democratic-party, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #global-warming, #green-new-deal, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-sub-only-nl, #manchin-joe-iii, #polls-and-public-opinion, #united-states, #united-states-economy

Mike Pence Keeps Trying to Make Mike Pence Happen

It’s difficult to find a Republican strategist who will say the former vice president has a real chance in a 2024 matchup against his former boss. But he’s clearly laying the groundwork.

#internal-sub-only-nl, #pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2024, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Word of the Year Is ‘Uncertainty’

Did tech win the pandemic or not? We likely won’t be able to tell for a while.

#amazon-com-inc, #chen-brian-x, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #internal-sub-only-nl, #netflix-inc, #shopify-inc, #snap-inc

What Is It Like to Be a Cat?

Playing the hit video game ‘Stray’ made me think that hyperrealism is overhyped.

#cats, #computer-and-video-games, #internal-sub-only-nl, #virtual-reality-computers

Finally, a Dr. Oz Show That I Really Want to Watch

His campaign against John Fetterman in Pennsylvania is a consequential doozy.

#fetterman-john-1969, #internal-sub-only-nl, #midterm-elections-2022, #oz-mehmet-c, #polizzi-nicole, #senate, #vance-j-d, #walker-herschel

Is the U.S. Economy Growing or Not?

One economic measure had it flailing. The other had it doing just fine.

#economics-theory-and-philosophy, #gross-domestic-product, #internal-sub-only-nl, #recession-and-depression, #united-states-economy

Nobody Talks About How Fracking Was an Extraordinary Boondoggle

There’s a lesson here on what big investments in clean energy could deliver.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #hydraulic-fracturing, #internal-sub-only-nl, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states

What’s Wrong With Having Competitive Kids?

Nothing, unless they’re obnoxious about it.

#education-k-12, #instagram-inc, #internal-sub-only-nl, #parenting

How Can Democrats Persuade Voters They’re Not a Party of Rich Elites?

That big question was the focus of a Tuesday gathering of progressive lawmakers, activists and scholars.

#democratic-party, #internal-sub-only-nl, #midterm-elections-2022, #polls-and-public-opinion, #united-states-politics-and-government

Tamales in the Village, Whole Lobster and More Reader Questions

A tennis fan seeks a delicious meal on the way back to Manhattan from the U.S. Open in Queens.

#internal-sub-only-nl, #new-york-city, #restaurants

English Is Messy. Do I Have to Spell It Out?

Whither our aspirational Esperanto.

#finland, #internal-sub-only-nl, #language-and-languages, #lithuania, #poland, #roosevelt-theodore, #spelling, #twain-mark

Will Streaming Save Sports or Kill It?

Sports are the lifeblood of TV but also choking it. Big Tech is following a similar playbook.

#amazon-com-inc, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #internal-sub-only-nl, #television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

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 Trump-Backed Veteran Ran Hard to the Right, Only to Be Outflanked

Joe Kent, a decorated retired Green Beret and House candidate in Washington State, is discovering just how far the modern far right will go.

#elections-house-of-representatives, #internal-sub-only-nl, #kent-joe, #midterm-elections-2022, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Movement to End Homework Is Wrong

Doing away with it would change the purpose of school itself.

#children-and-childhood, #education, #education-k-12, #homework, #internal-sub-only-nl

The Politics of Litigation May Be Changing

For years it was mainly Democrats who used the courts to force social change.

#democratic-party, #internal-sub-only-nl, #republican-party, #suits-and-litigation-civil

How to Have Faith in Possibility

Let’s not allow doomers to seal our fate.

#doomsday, #global-warming, #internal-sub-only-nl, #optimism, #pessimism, #social-conditions-and-trends, #social-media, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

There Are 100 People in America With Way Too Much Power

Here’s how to put them in their place.

#constitution-us, #elections, #electoral-college, #house-of-lords-great-britain, #internal-sub-only-nl, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

A Hidden New Threat to U.S. Elections

Some Republican-led counties are refusing to certify election results — a move that could throw American democracy into chaos if it becomes widespread.

#internal-sub-only-nl, #presidential-election-of-2020, #project-democracy, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #united-states-politics-and-government

Wonking Out: What’s the Matter With Italy?

The caricatures are faulty, but the crisis is real.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #draghi-mario, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #european-central-bank, #internal-sub-only-nl, #international-trade-and-world-market, #italy, #lagarde-christine

China Is Playing Hardball with Troubled Debtors. That’s Dangerous for All of Us.

When one country defaults, lenders start worrying that others will do the same.

#africa, #belt-and-road-initiative-china, #china, #credit-and-debt, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #foreign-investments, #infrastructure-public-works, #internal-sub-only-nl, #international-relations, #latin-america

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

The Shame of Uvalde

What happened there was a ‘systemic failure.’ But what do we mean by that?

#border-patrol-us, #internal-sub-only-nl, #mass-shootings, #police, #robb-elementary-school-uvalde-tex, #starbucks-corporation, #teachers-and-school-employees, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

We’re Asking the Jan. 6 Committee to Do the Impossible

Can a country exhausted by scandal still be scandalized?

#house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #internal-sub-only-nl, #ripley-amanda, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

Democrats’ Dilemma on Manchin: Bash Him, or Bash Big Oil Instead?

With his climate agenda in ruins, President Biden faces a stark political choice, liberal pundits say.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #global-warming, #internal-sub-only-nl, #malinowski-tom, #manchin-joe-iii, #united-states-politics-and-government

Inflation Is Bad, But Unemployment Is Far Worse

The case for moving cautiously with interest rates.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #internal-sub-only-nl, #recession-and-depression, #unemployment, #united-states-economy

Give Duke Ellington the 1965 Pulitzer Prize

An overdue reckoning worth reckoning with.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #black-people, #classical-music, #ellington-duke, #internal-sub-only-nl, #jazz, #lamar-kendrick, #smithsonian-institution

Endemic Covid-19 Looks Pretty Brutal

100,000 annual deaths may be as good as it gets.

#bedford-trevor, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-delta-variant, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #deaths-fatalities, #internal-sub-only-nl, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

Why Do Moms Tend to Manage the Household Scheduling?

Are we in a “transitional” moment for dads?

#internal-sub-only-nl, #parenting, #social-media, #twitter