Opinion | Biden Can End Debt-Ceiling Sabotage Once and for All

10/07/2021

By Mike Lofgren Mr. Lofgren served for 28 years as a Republican staff member for the House and Senate Budget Committees and has written extensively about politics and the Constitution. During my three decades as a congressional staff member, one of the most tiresome rituals […]

Democrats, Divided

10/01/2021

For more than a decade, congressional Democrats have been a notably unified and functional bunch. They responded forcefully to both the financial crisis that began in 2007 and the Covid-19 pandemic. They passed Barack Obama’s signature health care law, succeeding on an issue that had […]

Opinion | Will 2024 Be the Year American Democracy Dies?

09/30/2021

By Spencer Bokat-Lindell Mr. Bokat-Lindell is a staff editor. This article is part of the Debatable newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Nearly nine months after rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol to stop the certification of the 2020 […]

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 […]