Friday, 18 Sep 2020

Analysis & Comment

Opinion | How Culpable Is Trump, and How Dangerous is QAnon?

Listen and subscribe to “The Argument” from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher | RSS Feed After Bob Woodward’s latest book revealed just how much President Trump knowingly misled the public about the coronavirus, how much blame does he bear for the nearly 200,000 American lives lost […]

Opinion | Facebook Has Been a Disaster for the World

For years, Myanmar’s military used Facebook to incite hatred and genocidal violence against the country’s mostly Muslim Rohingya minority group, leading to mass death and displacement. It took until 2018 for Facebook to admit to and apologize for its failure to act. Two years later, the platform is, yet again, sowing the seeds for genocidal […]

Opinion | New York, a City on Its Own

What a year it has been in New York City. In the latest blow, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday stunned exhausted parents and teachers by delaying the start of in-person classes for most students in the country’s largest public school system — for the second time, and only a few days before they were […]

Your Wednesday Briefing

Coronavirus in Europe, Israeli-Gulf deal, Aleksei Navalny: Here’s what you need to know. By Natasha Frost Good morning. We’re covering the signing at the White House of a deal between Israel and two Gulf states, the attempts to avoid further lockdowns in Europe and the depth of the biodiversity crisis. How Europe coexists with the […]

Your Wednesday Briefing

Israeli-Gulf deal, India, Aleksei Navalny: Here’s what you need to know. By Carole Landry Good morning. We’re covering the signing at the White House of a deal between Israel and two Gulf States, preparations in Australia for the next fire season and Aleksei Navalny in recovery. How Europe coexists with the coronavirus Having abandoned hopes […]

COMMENTARY: U.S. citizenship is not as coveted as it once was

President Trump hosted a televised naturalization ceremony at the White House, aired during the Republication National Convention. “You’ve earned the most prized, treasured, cherished, and priceless possession anywhere in the world,” he told the five new United States citizens. “It’s called American citizenship.” Prized? Perhaps. But maybe not priceless. A record number of Americans are […]

Epic snail mail: U.S. postcard stamped in 1920 arrives a century late

A Halloween postcard sent in 1920 was finally delivered to the right Michigan address this week, nearly 100 years late. The unexpected letter from the past arrived in a woman’s mailbox on Tuesday, leaving her confused and curious about it’s likely long-dead author. “It was sitting right on top of the mail,” said Brittany Keech, […]

Opinion | What’s Mightier Than the Coronavirus? A Freshly Killed Chicken

How Hong Kong’s food culture has adapted to epidemic after epidemic, fending off disease while saving its favorite dishes, and its soul. Credit…Radhiah Anis Supported by By Daisann McLane Ms. McLane is a writer in Hong Kong. HONG KONG — The other day, craving a bowl of fish ball noodle soup, I went to eat […]

Your Thursday Briefing

President Trump, Moria migrants, Beirut explosion: Here’s what you need to know. By Natasha Frost Good morning. We’re covering arson at Europe’s largest refugee camp, the institutional neglect and corruption that led to the Beirut explosion and President Trump’s admission that he played down the risks of the virus. A fire destroys most of Europe’s […]

KKR-backed Academy Sports and Outdoors files for U.S. IPO

(Reuters) – Academy Sports and Outdoors Inc, owned by U.S. private equity firm KKR & Co (KKR.N), on Wednesday filed for an initial public offering in the United States, making it the latest firm to cash in on the stunning recovery in capital markets from the COVID-19 pandemic. The company intends to list its shares […]