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Vaccines probably don’t work on me. So I must rely on others to beat covid-19.

For those who are hesitant about vaccination, think about it as a great act of charity.
  • 14 hours ago
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Those of us who are vaccinated can come out of our bunkers. It’s glorious.

After staying distanced and getting vaccinated, we’ve earned this reemergence.
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Let’s pause to mark ‘Brown v. Board of Education’ — and its lessons for our time

"Brown v. Board of Education" is a cornerstone of U.S. history. The ruling's anniversary should be treated that way.

Americans spend hours and hours preparing their taxes. We shouldn’t have to.

Dozens of other nations have a simpler system for taxes. Guess what industry wants to ensure that doesn't happen here.

Bob Caslen is more than his worst mistake

Caslen’s resignation as president of the University of South Carolina was an unfortunate end to a job he probably never should have had.

The Little Colorado River canyon can survive only if we leave it alone

A developer is pursuing a dreadful idea to build dams in the sacred canyonlands of the Little Colorado River.

Trump killed the old GOP — and he’s getting away with the murder

Liz Cheney believes that truth should trump lies and that integrity deserves a place in the Republican Party. The party proved her wrong on both counts.

Are unemployment benefits keeping people from working? We will soon have an answer.

Republican states are setting up a natural experiment. And much rides on the result.

An Obama scientist debunks the climate doom-mongers

Here are a few climate facts that John F. Kerry failed to mention in his recent testimony, marshaled by one of the Obama administration’s top scientists, Steven E. Koonin.
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Ignorance is the bread and butter of conservative politics

Texas House Republicans are leading an effort to curb the teaching of critical race theory in public schools.
  • 3 days ago

Why I’m trying to shut down an underwater oil pipeline that threatens the Great Lakes

The potential for an environmental and economic disaster is just too great to ignore.
  • 3 days ago

Bob Baffert’s ability to escape consequences speaks to the state of horse racing

It is perhaps the starkest representation of racing’s inability to police itself.
  • 3 days ago

Apple’s AirTag offers convenience but poses serious threats — and it’s not alone

We have welcomed into our lives an entire ecosystem of tracking tools designed with minimal safeguards against abuse.
  • 4 days ago

Herd immunity is not a helpful concept for covid-19. It’s time to retire it.

We don't need to reach it to defeat this pandemic.
  • 4 days ago

Indoor dining must return. Just not the way we knew it.

We must stay safe to stay open.
  • 4 days ago
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Making voting easier might help Democrats win. That doesn’t mean it is bad.

Both parties should want to make elections simpler and fairer.

The new mask policy is a moment to savor. This is the beginning of the end.

For the United States, a pandemic turning point.

Instagram for kids? Facebook should tread carefully.

Building an app that encourages the youngest to use social media carries risks.
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The Virginia GOP exorcised a few political ghosts

But not former president Donald Trump's.

Area farmers markets have been my life. They are where I belong.

Many customers feel a real connection with the vendors. We do, too.
  • May 7

Rock Creek may look inviting, but don’t go in the water

Sewage leaks remain a concern. But a federal relief program may be in the works.
  • May 7

Reopening should not leave youths and families of color even further behind

Community-based organizations must be at the table to advocate and provide for the needs of underserved communities.
  • May 7
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