Saturday, 31 Oct 2020

Analysis & Comment

COMMENTARY: Joe Biden’s ‘non-threatening’ identity has fired up the Democratic base

Much has been made of the high-profile Republican defectors from President Donald Trump in the upcoming U.S. election. Some of the most effective anti-Trump advertising this year comes from the Lincoln Project, helmed by a group of prominent Republican strategists who have broken ranks and are campaigning against him. These prominent Republican desertions led some […]

Opinion | How Ransomware Puts Your Hospital at Risk

In March, several cybercrime groups rushed to reassure people that they wouldn’t target hospitals and other health care facilities during the Covid-19 pandemic. The operators of several prominent strains of ransomware all announced they would not target hospitals, and some of them even promised to decrypt the data of health care organizations for free if […]

Opinion | Trump, or the Last Stand of White America

Less than 20 days. It has been a long, hard road to this election. I see fearful faces, those of tormented migrants at the Mexican border, and hate-filled faces, those of the white nationalists in Charlottesville chanting, “Jews will not replace us.” Donald Trump has been all about the fear of replacement, or as it’s […]

Regional lender First Citizens to buy CIT in $2.2 billion deal

(Reuters) – First Citizens BancShares Inc FCNCA.O said on Friday it would buy peer CIT Group Inc CIT.N in a deal valued at $2.2 billion, creating a bigger regional player in the United States at a time when banks are grappling with low interest rates. CIT shares surged 26% to $24.86, well above the offer […]

Opinion | The Radicalizer in Chief

This article is part of a special Sunday Review: End This National Crisis. Supported by Violent extremists and conspiracy theorists found their tribune in Donald Trump. By Jesse Wegman Mr. Wegman is a member of the editorial board. Kathleen Kingsbury, acting editorial page editor, wrote about the editorial board’s verdict on Donald Trump’s presidency in […]

Opinion | Why They Loved Him

This article is part of a special Sunday Review: End This National Crisis. Supported by The president tricked working-class voters. But the problems he railed about are real. By Farah Stockman Ms. Stockman is a member of the editorial board. Kathleen Kingsbury, acting editorial page editor, wrote about the editorial board’s verdict on Donald Trump’s […]

Opinion | Editor’s Note: The Editorial Board’s Verdict on Trump’s Presidency

This article was originally published in the Friday edition of our Opinion Today newsletter. Before Donald Trump won the presidency in 2016, the Times editorial board warned voters that our presidents are role models for our children. “Is this the example we want for them?” Kids who are too young to remember anyone else have […]

Opinion | How the G.O.P. Can Still Wreck America

After 2016, nobody will or should take anything for granted, but at this point Joe Biden is strongly favored to beat Donald Trump, quite possibly by a landslide. However, Trump’s party may still be in a position to inflict enormous damage on America and the world over the next few years. For one thing, while […]

Opinion | Trump Says He Wants Another ‘Big’ Relief Deal

This article is part of the Debatable newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it on Tuesdays and Thursdays. On Thursday, Columbia University published a study with a grim finding: Since May, as most of the aid from the $2 trillion CARES Act that Congress passed in the spring has dried up, eight million […]

Opinion | Why Would a Republican Vote Biden? Ask Arizonans

Arizona has not voted for a Democratic presidential candidate in 24 years, and the state has not been represented by two Democratic senators in over 65 years. So we find ourselves in a historically strange place: Joe Biden holds a small but consistent edge over the president, and Mark Kelly, the Democratic Senate candidate, holds […]