What is the greatest challenge facing President-elect Joe Biden? We asked readers that question, and what advice they would give him.
Harvard recently held a private meeting for executives to talk candidly about the pandemic.
John Kerry, the former secretary of state, will be climate czar, according to the Biden transition team.
Barack Obama’s new book, “A Promised Land,” arrived nearly four years after he left the White House. A look at how he and other presidents approached their memoirs offers some clues about the timing.
Barack Obama’s former vice president will soon have his old job. But he sees deep divisions that no president alone can heal.
Facing the end of his time in power, the president is pushing to accelerate withdrawals from counterterrorism conflicts. He campaigned on ending the longstanding wars.
“A Promised Land” is a potential lifeline for booksellers whose sales have plummeted during the pandemic.
The former president recounts his political ascent and offers close-up views of the major issues he faced during his first years in the White House.
Ms. Harris has barely appeared on the public radar since her acceptance speech last Saturday in Wilmington, Del., where she declared “a new day for America.”
The conservative justice’s pointed remarks, which he made in a speech to the Federalist Society, reflected thoughts he has expressed in his opinions.
The incoming administration has proposed a series of changes that could affect more than 42 million student loan borrowers. Here’s what to expect.
From Aung San Suu Kyi to Abiy Ahmed, the Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded at least six times in the past three decades to recipients whose recognition is being second-guessed.
This first volume of the former president’s memoirs brims with warmth, humor and introspection.
Joe Biden thanked Black voters in his victory speech, saying “you’ve always had my back, and I’ll have yours.” But many remained skeptical that he would usher in real change.
A transformed court, with a six-justice conservative majority, will take a new look at the sprawling health care law.
The president-elect has several veteran aides to choose from, even as some liberals complain about a return of the foreign policy “Blob.”
As the European Union knows, the British prime minister can ill afford to threaten peace in Ireland, an issue close to the President-elect Biden’s heart.
Those who have known President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. for decades say they expect him to move carefully, providing reassurance with a few big symbolic acts.
The politicization of the ceremonial visit to the Rose Garden by champions is one sign the presidential connection to sports is fraught, maybe inalterably.
Joe Biden’s supporters were dancing in the streets. But only half the nation was celebrating, and the nation’s divisions remain on stark display.
Joe Biden represents a move back to normalcy, but progressives will push for change.
Though the court’s conservative majority has been bolstered by three Trump appointees, the law’s challengers will face headwinds.
President Trump and Joseph R. Biden Jr. barnstormed through battleground states, concluding an extraordinary campaign conducted amid a health crisis and deep economic anxiety.
While President Trump still thrills to the roar of a crowd, even during a pandemic, Joe Biden has found a new way to get audience feedback: through honking horns at his drive-in rallies.
Democratic groups are pouring money into get-out-the-vote efforts in Black precincts to try to increase turnout from 2016, in a state that is critical to President Trump’s re-election chances.
The candidates visited two of the key “Blue Wall” states Mr. Trump won in 2016.
“Why should you pay more taxes than Donald Trump?” Joseph R. Biden Jr. asked as he took aim at the president’s taxes and tax policy.
America has to be a functioning democracy before it can be an exemplary one.
The Biden campaign, according to advisers, is concerned over possible perception of foreign meddling in the election — or any comparison to Russian interference on President Trump’s behalf in 2016.
Barack Obama’s memoir is landing. So is a biography of Adrienne Rich and buzzy fiction from Jo Nesbo, Nicole Krauss and Susie Yang.
If elected, Joe Biden plans to spearhead a repudiation — in policy and tone — of President Trump’s legacy in the region.
We’ve forgotten what it’s like to have a truth-teller and a healer in the White House.
Clearly relishing the chance to strike back at his successor, the former president has been willing to throw punches on behalf of Joe Biden’s unity-focused campaign.
Brazen politics in Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation process threatens the court’s standing with the public.
The Party of Lincoln had a good run. Then came Mr. Trump.
But the deal appears to fall short of full diplomatic ties, as there was no mention of opening embassies in the others’ capitals, as Israel is planning to do with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.
Mark Esper’s strained relationship with President Trump, since he balked at using active-duty troops to quell civil unrest, may result in Mr. Trump choosing his fourth defense secretary if he keeps the White House.
How their last clash looked to Times Opinion writers.
One crucial lesson: aim big, because there may be only one chance, and an overheating economy is easier to fix than a halting recovery.
A new report found pervasive examples of racial bias — some explicit, some subtle — in New York State’s court system.
Federal district courts have tended to rule for Democrats in litigation over how to run the election, but appeals courts, well stocked with the president’s nominees, are blocking them.
With negotiations for a five-year extension stalled, the Russian president puts pressure on President Trump to salvage an Obama-era accord.
Violent extremists and conspiracy theorists found their tribune in Donald Trump.
The finding delivers a blow to President Trump’s push to validate the notion of a “deep state” plot to undermine him.
The G.O.P. blocked Obama and quick pitched Amy Coney Barrett. Democrats must fight fire with fire.
The Trump administration’s moves to decouple the two economies means less leverage over Beijing’s green policies.
Disregarding norms and accepted wisdom, President Trump went his own way in the Middle East and, in some cases, got what he wanted.
The president reversed Obama-era policies on detainees, leaving in limbo five prisoners who had been judged eligible for transfer to other countries. Their fate could rest on the 2020 election.
The pressure on his top administration officials to take action came as President Trump bristled at the restraints of his illness.
How the vice-presidential showdown looked to Times Opinion writers.