Opinion | ‘Climate Change Is Not a Subjective Thing.’ How Does the U.S. Approach to the Environment Look From Abroad?

How Does the U.S. Approach to the Environment Look From Abroad? How Does the U.S. Approach to the Environment Look From Abroad? Supported by The United States has a schizophrenic relationship with the environment. It boasts a spectacular system of more than 400 national park sites; a robust environmental lobby; and strong federal environmental law, including the landmark Endangered Species […]

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Opinion | How Nervous Should Gavin Newsom Be?

By Miriam Pawel Ms. Pawel, a contributing Opinion writer, has written extensively about California politics and history and supervised coverage of the Gray Davis recall election for The Los Angeles Times. Two events that attracted scant notice on Nov. 6, 2020, speak to how quickly political fortunes can change in California. In Sacramento, a judge granted an obscure group extra […]

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Opinion | The Afghanistan War Will End as It Began: In Blood

This past week saw a spate of violence as the Biden administration began its withdrawal from Afghanistan. On Friday, a truck laden with explosives detonated south of Kabul, killing 27. On Saturday, a professor at Kabul University was fatally shot, and that same day Kandahar airfield came under rocket attack. Last month, when President Biden first announced the withdrawal, I […]

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Equity Commonwealth to acquire Monmouth Real Estate for $1.91 billion in stock

(Reuters) – Equity Commonwealth, a U.S. real estate investment trust, will acquire rival Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corp for $1.91 billion in stock, the companies said late Tuesday. Monmouth shareholders will receive 0.67 shares of Equity Commonwealth for each share they own, representing a premium of 6.3%, or about $19.40 per target company’s share based on Equity Commonwealth’s Monday close. […]

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Opinion | The Brain Will Bounce Back From Covid

The emerging data on mental health during the pandemic suggests a troubling future. Surveys show that Americans have become more depressed and anxious, and experts in a variety of fields have argued that Covid-19 has changed society forever. While the pandemic has undeniably caused extraordinary stress and sadness, research on human resilience suggests that people will recover from the trauma […]

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Opinion | How to Have Better Conversations About Hard Things

Produced by ‘The Ezra Klein Show’ Anna Sale is one of my favorite interviewers. As the host of WNYC Studios’ “Death, Sex and Money,” she has an uncanny ability to get her guests to open up about the most personal, tragic, beautiful and embarrassing parts of their lives, whether it’s childhood trauma, the death of a partner or losing control […]

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Opinion | There’s No Classics ‘Catastrophe’ at Howard University

Cornel West and his co-author made a common mistake when they wrote a recent essay in The Washington Post chastising Howard University for eliminating its classics department. Reducing the decision to a “spiritual catastrophe,” they overlooked a deeper and more urgent problem: the financial constraints facing historically Black colleges and universities, and the inequality that underlies them. Our approach to […]

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Opinion | A Year of ‘Languishing’ and ‘Fallow Space’

To the Editor: Re “Those Blah Feelings Have a Common Name” (Science Times, April 27): I agree with Adam Grant’s conclusions and find that languishing definitely describes the lack of interest I feel just now and have been feeling for some time during this pandemic. I know I have so much to be thankful for, and I’ve lots of jobs […]

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