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News : Opinion

‘I Mean, We Need More Money’: An Exit Interview With the COVID Czar

Wednesday  22:40,   13 april 2022

Jeff Zients on funding gaps, misinformation, and the future of the virus.Zients, a former business consultant who served as both budget chief and National Economic Council director for Barack Obama and helped run the presidential transition for Joe... >>>

'It's making life more difficult overall': Skyrocketing Inflation is hurting Americans daily

Wednesday  22:40,   13 april 2022

With the rate of inflation at a 40-year high, Americans are feeling the pain at grocery stores and gas pumps.Walter D. Greason, professor and chair of the Department of History at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, said Russia's war... >>>

Ukraine war threatens to push 1.7 billion people across the world into hunger and poverty

Wednesday  19:41,   13 april 2022

The war could throw more than one-fifth of humanity into poverty, destitution and hunger on a scale not seen in decades. © Bram Janssen, AP Simien Arian holds her malnourished nine-month-old grandchild in a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Nov. 8, >>>

Gilbert Gottfried Was More Than Just a Funny Voice

Wednesday  19:41,   13 april 2022

The late comedian helped move stand-up beyond the realm of the merely observational and create space for the absurd. Gottfried’s comedy helped make way for the rise of Solomon Georgio, Eugene Mirman, Kumail Nanjiani, Ali Wong, Patton Oswalt, Maria... >>>

Emmanuel Macron and Joe Biden Have Same Problem: Getting the Left to Vote

Wednesday  13:05,   13 april 2022

Emmanuel Macron once held hands with Donald Trump. I just don’t see Joe Biden doing that. Macron is 44. Biden will be 80 in November. Macron, a former finance minister and the son of a physician and a professor of neurology, studied philosophy and... >>>

Black women on Jackson's rise to the Supreme Court: Our fight for representation isn't over

Wednesday  13:05,   13 april 2022

U.S. has no Black female governors. And no Black women voted on Jackson confirmation. Faith, political leader, organizer on where we go from here.She mentioned this historical context during her speech Friday after the confirmation: "I am the dream... >>>

For Putin, It's All About the Money—And I Learned That the Hard Way

Wednesday  08:45,   13 april 2022

For Putin, It's All About the Money—And I Learned That the Hard WayAs we watch the murderous carnage that Putin has unleashed against innocent Ukrainians, we are all trying to understand Putin’s motivations. Some say he’s reacting to NATO... >>>

Like all gun control, Biden's ghost gun push is conspicuous futility

Wednesday  08:45,   13 april 2022

In his latest effort to pretend he is doing something about skyrocketing crime rates, President Joe Biden rolled out his new rule on so-called ghost guns this week. In doing so, he peddled a number of anti-gun cliches and silly comments. For... >>>

Diversity, equity, and inclusion: What If we’re doing it wrong?

Tuesday  23:55,   12 april 2022

No reasonable person wants anything other than for the United States to benefit from the diversity of its people. To call diversity a strength is more than a pleasant homily; it is a core civic value embraced by large majorities of our people. But... >>>

Elon Musk is no free speech messiah

Tuesday  23:55,   12 april 2022

According to Musk, free speech costs about $3 billion.Musk calls himself a “free speech absolutist” — opposed to any restrictions on what someone can say online — and he has indicated he thinks the social media platform is heading in the wrong... >>>

Why Ketanji Brown Jackson Will Be the Last Democratic Justice for a Long Time

Tuesday  17:40,   12 april 2022

The Court is getting more partisan and much harder to change.But appearances can be deceiving. A more accurate picture of the Court’s future could actually be discerned from two other stories that flanked it. The first was Ginni Thomas’s ravings to... >>>

Opinion: The latest political cartoons

Tuesday  15:41,   12 april 2022

Opinion: The latest political... >>>

What Does Passover Mean in 2022?

Tuesday  13:41,   12 april 2022

I’m struggling this year to reconcile the lessons I’ve taken from the holiday: to help the world, but also to remember how often the world has turned on us. Maybe the seder needs to be a call not only for empathy but also for vigilance. And yet if I >>>

'Fatally Flawed' Immigration Court System Should Be Taken Out Of Its Misery

Tuesday  12:40,   12 april 2022

As the immigration court system strains under the weight of its biggest case backlog in history, the Biden administration is racing to fix it before it breaks entirely. But breaking the system might be the only way to save it. On the campaign trail, >>>

Teens are missing out on jobs. And your state could be to blame.

Tuesday  12:40,   12 april 2022

Every teenager deserves to discover the lifelong benefits that come with early work. The idea of the working teenager is as old as America itself, but now they are increasingly rare. Only 36% of those ages 16 to 19 participated in the labor force at >>>