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court appearances
court appearances
The Ghislaine Maxwell Trial, Explained
The close Jeffrey Epstein associate faces sex-trafficking and conspiracy charges. Who is she?
covid-19
covid-19
What We Do and Don’t Know About the Omicron (B.1.1.529) Variant
More cases have been detected in Europe, while dozens of countries have announced new travel restrictions aimed at slowing the variant’s spread.
politics
politics
The New Anti-Feminism
Conservatives used to argue it was bad for men and women. Now they have dispensed with the pretense of caring about women.
first person
first person
Frank Rich on His Friendship With Stephen Sondheim
A lifetime making sense of the extraordinary songwriter — as young fan; critic and “enemy”; and, by now, old friend.
2022 midterms
2022 midterms
Republicans Can’t Bet on Finding Perfectly Trumpy Candidates
The GOP thinks candidates who embrace Trump without going full MAGA are the key to winning the midterms. Good luck finding them.
politics
politics
Merrick Garland Gets Political, Whether He Likes It or Not
Hated by the right and distrusted by the left, the attorney general is in a perilous position of his own making.
past is prologue
past is prologue
Cheer Up, Democrats! You’ve Had It Worse Than This.
The Democratic Party has a lot of problems, but it’s faced similarly sticky situations before and survived.
politics
politics
For Pete’s Sake, Stop the Presidential Buzz About Buttigieg
The secretary of Transportation has plenty of fish to fry without constant speculation that antagonizes Kamala Harris supporters to no good end.
election 2022
election 2022
How Is Paperboy Love Prince Possibly Running for Congress in 11 Districts?
The former mayoral candidate can run, but getting on the ballot on all the districts may be a challenge.
ahmaud arbery
ahmaud arbery
The Legal Uses of Blackness
Why attorneys in the Ahmaud Arbery case did — and didn’t— invoke his race.
black lives matter
black lives matter
Jury Convicts All Three Men Accused of Murdering Ahmaud Arbery
Three white men chased a Black man through their neighborhood and killed him, in what has been likened to a modern-day lynching.
wirecutter
wirecutter
Here’s the Best Strike for Most People
The Wirecutter stops typing.
self-censorship
self-censorship
Jamie Dimon Quickly Backtracks on Mild China Joke
He needs to stay on the country’s good side, and Xi Jinping isn’t known for his sense of humor.
politics
politics
‘I Want to Be a 21st-Century Trustbuster’: Zephyr Teachout on Her Run for A.G.
The progressive law professor who challenged Cuomo for governor explains why she’s back with a second shot for attorney general.
the republican party
the republican party
Is the GOP’s Policy Agenda Hidden or Nonexistent?
For a party that may soon have full control of government, its ambitions remain remarkably unclear.
pivot
pivot
Super-Apps Are Inevitable
Get ready for the first $10 trillion tech company.
qanon
qanon
‘Michael Always Says There’s No Coincidences’
A demolition contractor turned numerology guru fills the void at the heart of QAnon, bringing his followers to Dealey Plaza to revive the Kennedys.
the money game
the money game
There’s a New Crypto Land Grab Going On
A lot of people are suddenly betting that, in the metaverse, .eth addresses will be the new .com. So what is amazon.eth worth?
charlottesville
charlottesville
Unite the Right Organizers Ordered to Pay $26 Million in Damages
The payment comes following a civil lawsuit in which the defendants, including Richard Spencer, were found guilty on a state conspiracy claim.
crime
crime
Deadly Waukesha, Wisconsin, Christmas-Parade Tragedy: What We Know
A driver faces murder charges after killing six people and injuring over 60 while fleeing a domestic dispute.
thanksgiving
thanksgiving
I’m Thankful for the End of Guides to Arguing With Trumpy Relatives
Since 2016, I’ve been subjected to pieces that insisted the battle for the soul of America was being waged at my Thanksgiving table. Good riddance.
return to office
return to office
Your Boss Misses You
Let’s all office together.
sports
sports
Women’s Tennis Had to Stand Up to China
Other sports could get away without direct confrontation. Peng Shuai feels like a turning point.
2022 midterms
2022 midterms
Louie Gohmert Joins Wild Texas Attorney General Race
The MAGA representative will challenge Trump-endorsed Ken Paxton and George P. Bush in a race that shows the importance of state offices.
the law
the law
The End of the Viability Line
If the Supreme Court lets Mississippi ban abortion at 15 weeks, before fetal viability, much more than that will be lost.