Opinion | What Is 23andMe Doing With Your DNA?

09/22/2021

Produced by ‘Sway’ Anne Wojcicki is sitting on a treasure trove of genetic data. Wojcicki, a co-founder and the chief executive of the genetic testing company 23andMe, has led it through 14 years in which it has collected data from millions of customers through at-home […]

Your Tuesday Briefing

09/20/2021

We’re covering reopened travel to the U.S. and claims of unfair government tactics in the Russian election. U.S. will lift travel restrictions on vaccinated foreigners The Biden administration will lift travel restrictions starting in November for foreign residents who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. […]

Opinion | Religious Beliefs and Abortion Laws

09/19/2021

More from our inbox: To the Editor: Re “Protecting a Child Isn’t ‘Extreme,’” by Karen Swallow Prior (Opinion guest essay, Sept. 10): As a minister for 15 years, I believe that following my faith means living compassionately and honoring the dignity of all people, including […]

Valorizing Jan. 6

09/19/2021

In the months since the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, videos and investigations have underscored how violent it was. The attack broke windows and damaged offices in the Capitol building. Lawmakers and their staffs, fearing for their lives, tried to hide. The rioters beat […]

Opinion | The N.F.L. Bets on Betting

09/19/2021

If you watched the N.F.L.’s first weekend of action, there is a good chance you saw more ads for BetMGM, FanDuel and Caesars Sportsbook than you had ever seen in your life. The N.F.L. now has an official casino sponsor (Caesars) and partnerships with seven […]

Chill in US-China ties is hurting global warming fight

09/12/2021

To the people suffering from them, there would have been little difference between the flash floods in Zhengzhou and Manhattan this year. Water was water, and too much of it in too short a time overwhelmed public infrastructure in China and America alike. The viral […]

Opinion | The Limits of My Empathy for Covid-Deniers

09/10/2021

By Tressie McMillan Cottom Opinion Writer I recently drove by an anti-vaccine rally just outside of Winston-Salem, N.C. It was not very populated. There were maybe a half-dozen people with signs and more onlookers than protesters. Drivers honked their car horns, whether in solidarity or […]

A Missing Legacy

09/10/2021

The great crises in U.S. history have often inspired the country to great accomplishments. The Civil War led to the emancipation of Black Americans and a sprawling program of domestic investment in railroads, colleges and more. World War II helped spark the creation of the […]

Opinion | The Texas Abortion Law Is Not ‘Extreme’

09/09/2021

Abortion is a failure for every woman and her unborn child — a failure of love, justice and mercy. Texas’ new abortion law is far from perfect, but I hope it can move us closer to these ideals. The highest purpose of human law is […]