Tag: United States

We Need More Government Whistle-Blowers

Over the past few weeks, the country has been riveted by the news of a whistle-blower within the intelligence community who filed a formal complaint alleging wrongdoing by President Trump. In turn, we have watched the whistle-blower defamed by the president and his allies, even accused of treason, despite meticulously following the lawful process to […]

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Democrats, Dream Big but Tell the Whole Truth

I am not one of the nervous Nellies who believe that Democratic candidates shouldn’t dream big and pitch big, transformational ideas. I’m not one of those who believe that Democrats should negotiate with themselves, in advance of submitting a proposal, so that they present only incremental half measures in the name of practicality and perceived […]

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Russia Stops U.S. Diplomats en Route to a Nuclear Accident Site

MOSCOW — The Russian authorities removed three American diplomats from a train heading to an Arctic town near the site of a recent nuclear accident, Russian news agencies reported on Wednesday. The removal occurred on Monday in the shipyard town of Severodvinsk, according to Interfax, a Russian news agency. The diplomats were about to take […]

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Obama Endorses Trudeau for Re-election Ahead of Canada Vote

MONTREAL — Former President Barack Obama endorsed Justin Trudeau’s re-election as prime minister on Wednesday, potentially giving him a lift just days before Canadians go to the polls in closely fought elections. “I was proud to work with Justin Trudeau as President,” Mr. Obama wrote on Twitter. “He’s a hard-working, effective leader who takes on […]

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Trump’s China Deal Leaves the Global Economy as Uncertain as Ever

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s trade truce with China may have temporarily cooled tensions between the world’s two largest economies. But the damage from Mr. Trump’s aggressive approach to trade policy will continue to weigh on the global economy. The “agreement in principle” with China — which has yet to be finalized — would not roll […]

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British Family Says One Wrong Turn Led to ICE Detention Nightmare

Seven British citizens said they were vacationing in Canada when they had to swerve to avoid an animal, not an uncommon occurrence in rural British Columbia. But doing that proved dangerous in its own way. They had turned off the road into the United States, across an international border. Border Patrol officials detained the two […]

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WeWork Warns Tenants That 2,300 Phone Booths May Be a Hazard

WeWork, the shared-office company already coping with a failed public offering and a corporate shake-up, disclosed a new problem on Monday: possible formaldehyde contamination of hundreds of phone booths at some of the buildings it leases. In a note to tenants at an unspecified number of its sites in the United States and Canada, the […]

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Project Veritas ‘exposes’ CNN’s bias against Trump

I don’t know how to tell you this, but at least some of the people who work at CNN have a personal bias against President Donald Trump. According to performance art group Project Veritas, CNN employee Cary Poarch came forward earlier this year with hundreds of hours of video he secretly recorded inside the network. This whistle-blower, […]

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Faced With a Drug Shortfall, Doctors Scramble to Treat Children With Cancer

A critical drug that serves as the backbone of treatment for most childhood cancers, including leukemias, lymphomas and brain tumors, has become increasingly scarce, and doctors are warning that they may soon be forced to consider rationing doses. Persistent shortages of certain drugs and medical supplies have plagued the United States for years, but physicians […]

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Who Are the Kurds, and Why Is Turkey Attacking Them in Syria?

The Turkish invasion of Kurdish-held territory in northern Syria has complicated an already chaotic war. What began eight years ago as a series of nonviolent protests against the Syrian government morphed into an international conflict, between dozens of local factions, the Islamic State and several foreign countries. Now, an American ally is attacking a group […]

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Marc Benioff: We Need a New Capitalism

Capitalism, I acknowledge, has been good to me. Over the past 20 years, the company that I co-founded, Salesforce, has generated billions in profits and made me a very wealthy person. I have been fortunate to live a life beyond the wildest imaginations of my great-grandfather, who immigrated to San Francisco from Kiev in the […]

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It’s Time to Talk to Iran

This month, six years ago, we were in the midst of secret talks with Iran that led to the comprehensive nuclear agreement. It was a moment when diplomacy carried considerable risk, and considerable promise. Today, the promise has faded, and the risk is accelerating. The consequences of the Trump administration’s foolish decision to abandon that […]

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U.K. Says Immunity of U.S. Diplomat’s Wife ‘No Longer Relevant’

LONDON — The diplomatic immunity of Anne Sacoolas, the American woman who is a suspect in a road crash that killed Harry Dunn, a British teenager, is “no longer relevant” in the case, Britain’s foreign secretary has said. Ms. Sacoolas, the 42-year-old wife of a diplomat, fled Britain using diplomatic immunity after the police in […]

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Get to Know the Politics Reporters Covering the 2020 Election for The Times

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. Over the past year, The Times’s Politics desk has been gearing up for the 2020 election — adding more reporters, chasing candidates around the country and covering the issues on voters’ minds. To introduce readers […]

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For Both Trump and Xi, Trade Deal Comes Amid Growing Pressures at Home

BEIJING — The interim trade pact announced Friday between the United States and China came together as both country’s leaders faced mounting political pressures and rising economic worries at home. For months, President Trump has increased pressure on Beijing with higher tariffs on Chinese goods, insisting on a comprehensive trade deal that addressed a long […]

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Trump’s Politics Aren’t Pretty. That’s How His Voters Like It.

The Constitution depends on rivalry and jealousy. It may not be an engine of perpetual conflict, but the separate branches of government and chambers of Congress are supposed to be wary of encroachments on their authority. James Madison hoped that the multitude of interests represented in the legislature would prevent a single will, embodied in […]

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A Healthy Fear of China

“I have seen the future, and it works,” the left-wing journalist Lincoln Steffens famously declared, after observing Bolshevik Russia in its infancy. What was intended as a utopian boast soon read as a dystopian prediction — but then eventually, as Stalinist ambition gave way to Brezhnevian decay, it curdled into a sour sort of joke. […]

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What if the Supreme Court Had an L.G.B.T. Justice?

Near the end of this year’s hit Broadway show “What the Constitution Means to Me,” the audience hears a scratchy old recording of an oral argument at the Supreme Court. The year is 1965, and the justices are debating the topic of married women’s right to birth control. Or that’s the idea, anyway; for what feels […]

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Turkish-Led Troops Invade Strategic Syrian Town

AKCAKALE, Turkey — Turkish-led troops made the first significant strategic breakthrough of their invasion of Kurdish-held region of Syria on Saturday morning, entering a border town that had been the focus of a ground war between Turkey and Kurdish fighters since Wednesday. The Turkish Defense Ministry announced that its forces had taken part of the […]

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