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Donald Trump walked off stage after announcing his vice presidential candidate, Mike Pence, during a campaign event in July.
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Mike Pence’s Galling Amnesia

Donald Trump’s running mate made no apologies during a tense vice-presidential debate. comment icon Comments


The Movement to End Racist Voting Laws

The disenfranchisement of people with criminal records is starting to attract the attention it deserves. comment icon Comments


A Trumpism of the Left

Could Hillary Clinton’s technocratic party get a celebrity makeover someday? comment icon Comments


Let’s Get Putin’s Attention

The Russian leader’s rogue behavior threatens America and the E.U. comment icon Comments

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How to Build a Democratic Majority That Lasts

Spend campaign money on mobilization, not TV ads. comment icon Comments

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Can Colombia Overcome Fear to Achieve Peace?

If the opponents of peace refuse to compromise, the country will stagnate as a society, as an economy, and as a democracy. comment icon Comments


President Duterte, the Wild Card in U.S.-Filipino Relations

In his three months in office, President Rodrigo Duterte has found many ways to damage his country’s ties to America.


The Countdown Clock on Brexit

Britain has a lot to lose in leaving the European Union, and a two-year limit on talks further weakens an already shaky hand.


Mike Pence’s Fantasy Running Mate

His Donald Trump bore little resemblance to reality. comment icon Comments


A Disabled Life Is a Life Worth Living

For people like me, simply enduring can feel like a tremendous victory. comment icon Comments


Sociology, According to Putin

The Kremlin fears sociologists even more than it needs them.

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Elena Ferrante and the Power of Appropriation

It seems you can, in fact, imagine the lives of people unlike yourself. comment icon Comments


‘If I Sleep for an Hour, 30 People Will Die’

A World War II hero saved the lives of rebels and refugees. Now it’s our turn.

Penn Station Reborn

A rendering situated at a similar location under Mr. Chakrabarti’s plan.
Renderings by Practice for Architecture and Urbanism

Decades ago, New York lost one of its grand entryways. What if a new one were hiding in plain sight?

15 Questions for Clinton and Trump. You Choose.

Even after the first debate, many issues haven’t been adequately addressed. Which are most important to you?

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Can Women Be Trusted on Abortion? Two Men Weigh In

Reproductive rights still have to pass through the eye of a theological needle. comment icon Comments


The Surprising Defeat of Colombia’s Peace Plan

Readers analyze why Colombians rejected a deal with the country’s largest rebel group to end a 52-year war.


How Did the Running Mates Do?

Readers, discussing both style and substance, disagree about whether Tim Kaine or Mike Pence won the debate.


From Ralph Nader: Don’t Blame Third Parties

The former Green Party candidate for president in 2000 takes issue with an editorial.

Room for Debate

When Should the People's Voice Be Trusted?

Should governments use referendums to decide crucial issues?


Chappatte on Colombia’s Failed Peace Deal

A narrow defeat plunges a nation back into uncertainty.

Hillary Clinton greeting supporters in Ohio on Monday.

Bill and Hillary Clinton’s Private Life in the Public Glare

Readers discuss how Mrs. Clinton reacted to her husband’s infidelity.


Why Hillary Clinton Dipped in the Polls Before the First Debate

One reader blames missteps in her campaign; another says it’s because of a widespread distrust of the candidate.


Ways to End the Violence Tied to Drug Abuse

Readers suggest legalization and an advertising campaign to raise awareness among users.


Safety and Self-Driving Cars

A reader asks what happens when computers fail.


A Remedy for Food Insecurity

Children’s HealthWatch calls for an increase in food stamp benefits.


Gene Therapy in Embryos

A bioethicist says research on a controversial procedure should be permitted with proper monitoring.


Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Advice for Living

“It helps sometimes to be a little deaf” is wise counsel for marriage or for the Supreme Court. comment icon Comments


Supreme Court v. the American Voter

This year’s election will be the first in over 50 years without the full protection of the Voting Rights Act.


A Call for Difficult Conversations, Not Censorship

Yassmin Abdel-Magied explains why she walked out of a talk by the writer Lionel Shriver.

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White Schools vs. Black Hair in Post-Apartheid South Africa

How can Nelson Mandela’s dream of a Rainbow Nation be realized when institutional racism still runs through education?


Judge Substance, Not Style

The truth means something when we’re scoring a debate.


Italy’s Open Literary Secret

We all knew Elena Ferrante’s real identity. So why are we angry, now the world knows, too?


Little Safety in Honduras

A reader suggests a possible solution to the dangerous situation for dissenters in the country.


Will Mike Pence Tell the Truth?

No politician is perfectly honest. But Pence and his party have earned an extra degree of skepticism.

Rites of Passage

Lee Child: No. 1 in America

Is Jack Reacher the fifth Beatle?

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Why It’s So Hard to See Politicians’ Financial Data

Across the country, spotty records and lax laws shield the financial interests of public officials, from presidential candidates on down. comment icon Comments

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Senator Kaine and Gov. Pence: Face-Off in Farmville!

O.K., it won’t rival the Trump-Clinton rumble for excitement, but the vice-presidential debate could be an important comparison of policy visions.


In Rural Bangladesh, Solar Power Dents Poverty

Microfinance and small rooftop panels can transform lives in a country where the electric grid reaches just 25 percent of the population.

The Conversation

Speak Up, Mr. Vice Presidential Candidate. We Can Barely Hear You.

For Tim Kaine and Mike Pence, nothing can be said to be certain, except debate and taxes. comment icon Comments


Third-Party Voters Know What They Want

And they don’t want to be told they will bear responsibility for President Trump. That would be the fault of the two-party system they despise. comment icon Comments


Trump, Taxes and Citizenship

Citizens enrich society and themselves when they pull their fair share. comment icon Comments


Mr. Trump’s Government Bailout

No ordinary citizen could benefit from the tax code like Donald Trump did, and his tax proposal would give people like him even more advantages. comment icon Comments

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