The Road Ahead for the Democrats: Here Are Some Directions

As the Democrats seek a sharper message, readers have some ideas. Also: The world must act in Ukraine; encourage parents.

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Putting ‘Jesus’ on Your Bus Isn’t Faith

Kandiss Taylor takes us to a new low with her campaign wheels.

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How the ‘Let’s Go, Brandon’ Meme Became a Campaign Ad

How an inside joke among Republicans became one candidate’s tactic for reaching the G.O.P. masses.

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In This House, We List Our Beliefs in the Yard

How a lawn sign inspired by mom décor became a liberal mantra — and a symbol of a political battle over white womanhood.

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Why A.O.C.’s Met Gala Dress Made People Mad

While some championed the provocation, the congresswoman’s “Tax the Rich” gown drew sharp statements from across the political spectrum.

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Summertime … and the Sloganeering Is a Little Awkward

Cities and states are spending millions to promote tourism as they reopen, but the marketing campaigns aren’t always the catchiest.

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To Promote Vaccines, New Orleans Dances With Its Sleeves Rolled Up

The new, upbeat ‘Sleeves Up, NOLA’ campaign deftly uses local personalities and the Carnival dance culture to encourage citizens to get a Covid shot.

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Once a Slogan of Unity, ‘Je Suis Charlie’ Now Divides France

After the 2015 terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo, “I am Charlie” became a unifying slogan of free speech. Now it fuels divisions in an increasingly polarized country.

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Biden and Trump Say They’re Fighting for America’s ‘Soul.’ What Does That Mean?

The election has become a referendum on the soul of the nation.

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David Graeber, Caustic Critic of Inequality, Is Dead at 59

He wrote about crushing debt, pointless jobs and the negative effects of globalization. And he played a leading role in the Occupy Wall Street movement.

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What’s Our Motto? Out of Many, One? Out of Many, None?

If we’re to thrive, our motto needs to be “Out of many, we.”

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‘How Do I Know Where Your Socks Are?’

“Warm up your own food!” Some things Pakistani women say make Pakistani men really angry.

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