Opinion | Against the Myth of ‘No New Border Walls’

TUCSON, Arizona — My earliest childhood memories are of the wind sweeping across the deserts of West Texas, over the rolling hills and stone peaks of the Guadalupe Mountains National Park, where my mother worked as a ranger for the National Park Service. Her duties were not just to protect and preserve places of natural beauty but also to interpret […]

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Opinion | Psych 101, Impeachment Edition

This article is part of David Leonhardt’s newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it each weekday. The Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee might want to spend a little time brushing up on psychology. A raft of academic research has found that a simple recitation of facts often fails to change people’s minds. A more promising approach can […]

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Opinion | Brain-Dead or Not, NATO Is Essential

With the conclusion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s 70th anniversary summit in London, it’s fair to say that Donald Trump thinks that most alliance members, starting with France and Canada, are a bunch of ungrateful and unhelpful freeloaders. Fair to say, also, that most of those members see Trump as an erratic, pompous, dangerous simpleton. There’s no reason they […]

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Opinion | Venezuelans’ Struggle to Survive, Told in Pictures

To visit Venezuela today is to see how misrule can shatter a country. Years of corrupt, incompetent and autocratic rule have left Venezuelans hungry and children dying for want of basic medical care. Daniela Serrano, above, lost a child this year to malnutrition and now watches apprehensively as her daughter, Daryelis, 3, undergoes a health exam at a clinic affiliated […]

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Hudson's Bay director says insiders' offer is only deal on the table

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Hudson’s Bay Co (HBC.TO) director who led the Saks Fifth Avenue owner’s negotiations to sell itself to a group of controlling shareholders said on Wednesday that the C$1.9 billion ($1.4 billion) deal was the only one available. David Leith, chairman of Hudson’s Bay’s special board committee that negotiated the sale to a buyout consortium led […]

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Opinion | Our Place at the Table

Turning Point: The Michelin Guide this year awarded 11 stars to women chefs in France, the most in the guide’s history. When I was just shy of 20, I had a realization: If I wanted to become an accomplished chef, I had to leave France. This fact has been a source of curiosity for many people throughout the years, for […]

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Opinion | Planning to Donate? Know What Your Dollar Buys

When we buy stuff, we want to know we’re getting the most for our money. So why don’t we demand the same thing with our charitable donations? If we can buy twice as much good for the same money — or three times as much, or a thousand — why don’t we? “There’s a very emotional aspect to giving,” said […]

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