Saturday, 31 Oct 2020

Analysis & Comment

Opinion | David Leonhardt Returns for a Debate Debate

Listen and subscribe to “The Argument” from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher | RSS Feed David Leonhardt returns to the podcast to celebrate its 100 episodes and two years on the air. Together, the O.G. “Argument” hosts dissect the final presidential debate, argue over the validity […]

Opinion | What Edward R. Murrow and Fred Friendly Would Say

More from our inbox: To the Editor: Re “A Last Stand for White America,” by Roger Cohen (column, Oct. 17): Our fathers, Edward R. Murrow and Fred W. Friendly, produced the “Report on Senator Joseph R. McCarthy” that CBS broadcast on March 9, 1954. Our families, down to the grandchildren, know Murrow’s words that closed […]

Opinion | Who Won the Presidential Debate?

The microphones have been turned off (on the debate stage, at least). Our writers are rating the performances, and we’d like you to weigh in as well. Was this debate more informative than the first? With 12 days left until the election, were you surprised or swayed by either Donald Trump or Joe Biden? Please […]

The New Trustbusting

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. The University of Michigan halts in-person classes. Georgia has two tight Senate races. And the Justice Department sues Google. When two Stanford University graduate students, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, founded Google in 1998, the U.S. economy looked different than it does today. […]

Opinion | Your Work Friends Knew Exactly What Kind of Week You’d Had

A future without chats in the office kitchen seems pretty lonely. By Ashley Fetters Ms. Fetters is a reporter at The Washington Post. At the beginning, back in March, the surrealness of daily life was enough to distract from the loneliness. Working from home involuntarily, seeing my newsroom colleagues’ and neighbors’ faces pop up on […]

Reporter Jeffrey Toobin apologizes after exposing himself on Zoom call

Veteran journalist Jeffrey Toobin has been pulled off covering the U.S. presidential election after he was reportedly caught masturbating on a Zoom call with his colleagues. The author, CNN legal analyst and New Yorker writer exposed himself during what he thought was a break in a virtual meeting last week, as Vice News first reported. […]

Your Tuesday Briefing

A brutal killing in France prompts a swift official response. By Natasha Frost Good morning. We’re covering France’s crackdown on Muslims accused of extremism, a clash over coronavirus restrictions in England and the discovery of a very, very old cat. France’s crackdown on ‘the enemy within’ The brutal killing of Samuel Paty, a teacher in […]

Opinion | Why Biden Will Need to Spend Big

What should Joe Biden’s economic policy be if he wins (and Democrats take the Senate, so that he can actually pass legislation)? I’m pretty sure I know what his economists think he should do, but I’m not equally sure that everyone on his political team fully gets it, and I’m worried that the news media […]

Opinion | What I Learned When QAnon Came for Me

Before I became the center of a QAnon conspiracy theory, I followed the news about this internet cult with alarm, but also from afar. I saw it as a scary thing happening to people I didn’t know. Then QAnon followers sent me over a thousand death threats. What happened to me was a perfect QAnon […]

Umno today – influential, irritated and beset by infighting

These days, members of Malaysia’s pre-eminent party, the United Malays National Organisation (Umno), are feeling hot and bothered. Following a period in the wilderness after its 2018 defeat, the party was brought into the governing coalition in late February after the infamous “Sheraton Move”, a backroom manoeuvre that led to the ousting of Tun Dr […]