Opinion | Is It Too Late to Impeach Trump Again?


Bret Stephens: Belated happy new year, Gail. I was hoping we could celebrate the arrival of 2021 by never mentioning Donald Trump’s name again, except maybe as a punchline to jokes involving foul-mouthed parrots. But then our friends at The Washington Post broke the news […]

Opinion | Things Will Get Better. Seriously.


The next few months will be hell in terms of politics, epidemiology and economics. But at some point in 2021 things will start getting better. And there’s good reason to believe that once the good news starts, the improvement in our condition will be much […]

Opinion | The Bomb That Struck the Heart of Nashville


I’m thinking of the weight we’ve all been carrying this year, in my city and everywhere else. By Margaret Renkl Contributing Opinion Writer NASHVILLE — If years were musical genres, 2020 would be a country song — or maybe a blues album, or possibly gospel. […]

Your Wednesday Briefing


What’s behind the E.U.-China investment agreement. By Melina Delkic Good morning. We’re covering what to expect from a major E.U.-China deal, new data showing a much higher coronavirus death toll in Russia and how Spain’s co-op grocery stores are offering workers protection during economic turmoil. […]

The Double Life of Franco A.


Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. The House votes for bigger stimulus checks. A ban on most evictions in New York. But first, a story of far-right extremism in Germany. Today, The Times’s Berlin bureau chief, Katrin Bennhold, tells […]

Opinion | Wrestling With Complicity in the Trump Administration


To the Editor: Re “My Regrets Working for Trump,” by Erica Newland (Op-Ed, Dec. 21): The participants in the Trump administration are now coming out in droves to salvage or reinvent their careers and image. Erica Newland, a lawyer in the Justice Department, adds her […]

Opinion | General Austin: A Role Model for Young Black Americans


To the Editor: “Heat on Biden Over Diversity Grows Intense” (front page, Dec. 13) immediately brought to mind what confirmation of Gen. Lloyd Austin as defense secretary could mean to young Black boys. For high-profile role models, Black males in their formative years have limited […]

India's farm Acts and ghosts of a monogrammed Modi suit


In January 2015, seven months into his premiership, India’s usually sure-footed leader made an uncharacteristic misstep when he appeared alongside then US President Barack Obama in an elegant dark suit whose stripes in gold lettering were embroidered with his own name, Narendra Damodardas Modi. Mr […]