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We can’t reimagine safety without being clear-eyed about America’s gun problem

As long as cities have a gun problem, the problem of abusive and violent policing will be much harder to solve.
  • 18 hours ago
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Why I support reparations — and all conservatives should

Conservatives believe in a level playing field, but there's never been one in the United States.
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Everyone is tired. We need to give ourselves an actual break.

We were "languishing" long before the pandemic began.

Why Peloton is no corporate hero

For all its popularity and supposed social consciousness, the company is bashing regulators and blaming victims.

The lessons we learned from Minneapolis this week

The Chauvin verdict showed the powerful impact of law enforcement officials policing their own — but also why that's not enough.

Want to get political at the Oscars? Tell the truth about what China is doing in Xinjiang.

What China is doing to the Uyghurs is a story that needs to be told. And telling stories is what Hollywood does best — when they’re not too scared to spin a tale.

The pandemic has been awful. But imagine it had struck 20 years ago.

Had the coronavirus hit even a few years earlier, more of us would have gotten sick. And more of us would have lost loved ones, businesses and jobs.

Biden says he wants unity. He can prove it by supporting Tim Scott on police reform.

Biden pledged that as president he would work “across the aisle to reach consensus.” Well, here is his chance.
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Hank Azaria apologized for playing Apu on ‘The Simpsons.’ I accept.

Azaria can't undo the damage he did to my and other actors' careers. But it's still good to hear him acknowledge it.
  • 19 hours ago

Philonise Floyd: For my brother George Floyd, this is what justice feels like

Our family has received a measure of relief. For other Black Americans, only time will tell if the Chauvin verdict signals real change.
  • 1 day ago

Lori Lightfoot is wrong. ‘We’ didn’t fail Adam Toledo.

Grass-roots groups in Chicago fought for policies that would help curb police violence and give children resources and opportunities to live fulfilling lives.
  • 2 days ago

Raúl Castro relinquishing power won’t bring change to Cuba anytime soon

In Cuba, the junta was in control before, and will still be in control now.
  • 2 days ago

This is the most dangerous moment to be unvaccinated

Now is not the time to let our guard down.
  • 3 days ago

I’m not sure I know what fun is anymore

And I'm not sure how to get it back.
  • 3 days ago
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Unlike so many other times when Black people died at the hands of police, the Chauvin jury got it right

The jury of five men and seven women found Derek Chauvin guilty of all charges.

Long-term care needs a long-term solution

Mr. Biden would bolster the system of elderly and disabled care. We really need a new one.

Now we know what Pompeo’s ‘swagger’ at the State Department was really about

An investigation reveals the secretary of state’s petty tyranny.
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Baltimore is conducting a dangerous experiment in law and disorder

The state’s attorney’s strategy is a roll of the dice — with lives at stake.
  • 6 days ago

Did Virginia’s Democrats misread their mandate with a boldly progressive agenda?

For the first time in a generation, they’ll have to defend legislative policies some may see as too far left.
  • 6 days ago

Quality child care was out of reach for many pre-pandemic. That must change in our recovery.

In a moment of shared suffering, it can be easy to forget that not everyone is suffering the same.
  • 6 days ago

Our cities are eliminating the cash security deposit as we know it. Here’s how.

We must ensure that our families, neighbors and friends can all equitably access safe shelter.
  • Apr 15
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Reimagine Safety | Crime doesn't have to shape low-income neighborhoods. Fixing blight will help.
Reimagine Safety | Crime doesn't have to shape low-income neighborhoods. Fixing blight will help.
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Reimagine Safety | Police are facing a crisis of legitimacy. This is what is needed to resolve it.
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Reimagine Safety | Mental illness is not a crime. Police should not respond like it is.
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Reimagine Safety | Police do not stop cycles of violence. Communities do.
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