Opinion | Vladimir Putin Thinks He Can Get Away With Anything


It is now an established fact, confirmed by laboratories in Germany, France and Sweden, that Alexei Navalny was poisoned with Novichok, a nerve agent developed by the Soviet Union. The powerful poison, which has been used in at least one previous assassination attempt against foes […]

Opinion | Trump’s Motto: Your Money or Your Life


Whenever I talk about Covid-19 or climate change with skeptics, I use a simple analogy: Imagine that your child is sick with a disease and you decide to take her to 100 different doctors to get multiple opinions — and 99 doctors give you the […]

Surrendered Court Seats


Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. Today’s newsletter is a special edition, focused on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court and what happens now. At the bottom, you’ll find shorter versions of the newsletter’s usual sections. In the […]

Opinion | Was That Ride on the Trump Train Worth It?


Lurching through his presidency with equal parts venality and incompetence, Donald Trump gives little thought to the chaos he leaves in his wake. Little wonder that his tenure has proved hazardous not only for his adversaries and the hapless masses subject to his feeble leadership, […]

Opinion | With Six Weeks to the Election, Six Ways to Protect It


The 2020 election is underway. Not just the campaign — the actual voting has already begun. States are recruiting and training poll workers, identifying the final list of polling places and early voting locations and mailing out ballots. The pandemic presents a huge challenge, but […]

Opinion | Avoiding Election Night Chaos


To the Editor: Re “What Will You Do if Trump Doesn’t Leave?,” by David Brooks (column, Sept. 4): Mr. Brooks asks important questions, which can be distilled as “Do we still have a functioning constitutional democracy in this country?” If Donald Trump loses but refuses […]

Your Thursday Briefing


President Trump, Moria migrants, Beirut explosion: Here’s what you need to know. By Natasha Frost Good morning. We’re covering arson at Europe’s largest refugee camp, the institutional neglect and corruption that led to the Beirut explosion and President Trump’s admission that he played down the […]

Stimulus, Wildfires, Capri: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing


Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day. By Carole Landry and Hiroko Masuike (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest. 1. The Senate will vote this week on a scaled-back stimulus plan, […]