Opinion | Voter Suppression Is Grand Larceny

In 1890, Mississippi became one of the first states in the country to call a constitutional convention for the express purpose of writing white supremacy into the DNA of the state. At the time, a majority of the registered voters in the state were Black men. The lone Black delegate to the convention, Isaiah Montgomery, participated in openly suppressing the […]

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Opinion | What Orchestras Must Do, After Covid

More from our inbox: To the Editor: In “Reinventing the American Orchestra” (Arts & Leisure, Feb. 14), Anthony Tommasini observes that “a return to normalcy in the music world will not do.” But he devotes most of the discussion to orchestras’ programming, subscription structures and activation of their concert halls, which, while important and inspiring, will still be nowhere near […]

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Opinion | The Murderous Monarch

President Biden hasn’t pushed for real justice, but at least he’s not as obsequious as his predecessor. By The Editorial Board The editorial board is a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate and certain longstanding values. It is separate from the newsroom. The Biden administration formally acknowledged on Friday what President Donald Trump would […]

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Opinion | Vaccines for the Palestinians

More from our inbox: To the Editor: Re “Israel Vaccines Go to Far-Off Allies Before Palestinians” (news article, Feb. 24): Palestinian responsibility for and success in acquiring Covid-19 vaccines continues to be ignored. The Palestinian Authority has been in direct contact with international organizations, countries that are producing vaccines, and pharmaceutical companies to ensure that the population under its rule […]

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Your Friday Briefing

Germany’s hoard of unused vaccine doses. By Natasha Frost Good morning. We’re covering unused vaccine doses in Germany, Facebook’s intervention into Myanmar’s coup and political unrest in Armenia. Germany’s hundreds of thousands of unused vaccine doses Two weeks after 1.45 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine arrived in Germany, only 270,986 have been administered, public health officials said, even as […]

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Opinion | How We Can Better Predict Weather Catastrophes

We are playing Russian roulette with extreme climate events. Look no further than Texas, where extreme cold from the warming Arctic descended and blanketed the state and much of the rest of the nation last week in freezing temperatures. But frigid weather in that unlikely locale isn’t all we should worry about. What’s happening to the climate presents unpredictable weather […]

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Opinion | The World in Children’s Picture Books

To the Editor: Re “You’re Not Too Old for Picture Books” (Sunday Review, Feb. 21): Thank you, Pamela Paul, for paying homage to a much-overlooked literary genre, the picture book. After teaching kindergarten for 30 years, I retired with a huge collection of picture books. I donated many of the books to public school libraries but also kept quite a […]

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Merck to buy drug developer Pandion Therapeutics for $1.85 billion

FILE PHOTO: The Merck logo is seen at a gate to the Merck & Co campus in Linden, New Jersey, U.S., July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid(Reuters) – Merck & Co Inc said on Thursday it would buy drug developer Pandion Therapeutics Inc for about $1.85 billion in cash, to expand its portfolio of drugs that target autoimmune diseases. The $60-per-share […]

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Opinion | Texas Is a Rich State in a Rich Country, and Look What Happened

We don’t realize how fragile the basic infrastructure of our civilization is. By Ezra Klein Opinion Columnist A few months back, because I really know how to live, I spent a night reading “The Green Swan: Central banking and financial stability in the age of climate change.” The report, released in January 2020 by the Bank for International Settlements, argued […]

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