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‘I Mean, We Need More Money’: An Exit Interview With the COVID Czar

Jeff Zients on funding gaps, misinformation, and the future of the virus.Zients, a former business consultant who served as both budget chief and National Economic Council...

'It's making life more difficult overall': Skyrocketing Inflation is hurting Americans daily

With the rate of inflation at a 40-year high, Americans are feeling the pain at grocery stores and gas pumps.Walter D. Greason, professor and chair of the Department of History at

Ukraine war threatens to push 1.7 billion people across the world into hunger and poverty

The war could throw more than one-fifth of humanity into poverty, destitution and hunger on a scale not seen in decades. © Bram Janssen, AP Simien Arian holds her malnourished...

Gilbert Gottfried Was More Than Just a Funny Voice

The late comedian helped move stand-up beyond the realm of the merely observational and create space for the absurd. Gottfried’s comedy helped make way for the rise of Solomon...

Emmanuel Macron and Joe Biden Have Same Problem: Getting the Left to Vote

Emmanuel Macron once held hands with Donald Trump. I just don’t see Joe Biden doing that. Macron is 44. Biden will be 80 in November. Macron, a former finance minister and the son

Black women on Jackson's rise to the Supreme Court: Our fight for representation isn't over

U.S. has no Black female governors. And no Black women voted on Jackson confirmation. Faith, political leader, organizer on where we go from here.She mentioned this historical...

For Putin, It's All About the Money—And I Learned That the Hard Way

For Putin, It's All About the Money—And I Learned That the Hard WayAs we watch the murderous carnage that Putin has unleashed against innocent Ukrainians, we are all trying to

Like all gun control, Biden's ghost gun push is conspicuous futility

In his latest effort to pretend he is doing something about skyrocketing crime rates, President Joe Biden rolled out his new rule on so-called ghost guns this week. In doing so,...

Diversity, equity, and inclusion: What If we’re doing it wrong?

No reasonable person wants anything other than for the United States to benefit from the diversity of its people. To call diversity a strength is more than a pleasant homily; it...

Elon Musk is no free speech messiah

According to Musk, free speech costs about $3 billion.Musk calls himself a “free speech absolutist” — opposed to any restrictions on what someone can say online — and he has...

Why Ketanji Brown Jackson Will Be the Last Democratic Justice for a Long Time

The Court is getting more partisan and much harder to change.But appearances can be deceiving. A more accurate picture of the Court’s future could actually be discerned from two...

Opinion: The latest political cartoons

Opinion: The latest political...

What Does Passover Mean in 2022?

I’m struggling this year to reconcile the lessons I’ve taken from the holiday: to help the world, but also to remember how often the world has turned on us. Maybe the seder needs...

'Fatally Flawed' Immigration Court System Should Be Taken Out Of Its Misery

As the immigration court system strains under the weight of its biggest case backlog in history, the Biden administration is racing to fix it before it breaks entirely. But...

Teens are missing out on jobs. And your state could be to blame.

Every teenager deserves to discover the lifelong benefits that come with early work. The idea of the working teenager is as old as America itself, but now they are increasingly...