#MitchPlease, Black Americans are Americans

When you’re Black in the United States, you grow accustomed to people denying that you make this country what it is.

Some personal testimony in the matter of NPR v. the Supreme Court

The court is dinging NPR for a lack of attention to detail. But when I once fact-checked one of the justices, he didn’t seem to care.

How Fox News and Republican officials devised one Biden smear

The president never called concerned parents “domestic terrorists.” But don't tell that to Fox News.

How the brilliant André Leon Talley got sidelined

When I met Vogue's only Black creative director, I learned sad truths about his career.

My week with omicron

Covid finally hunted me down. Here's my story.

Intel’s investment in U.S.-based semiconductor manufacturing is great news. We need more of that.

It's not only good for American workers, but also for national security.
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How Thich Nhat Hanh taught the West about mindfulness

The big challenge, as the Buddhist monk saw it, is not to be alive after biological death — his or yours. It’s to be alive right now.
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A love letter to the regular pickup game

Maybe you have a group that meets every weekend for volleyball or soccer or pickleball or running or biking or taking a yoga class. The pandemic has hit these groups hard. But we need them.
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The attack at a Texas synagogue shakes our expectation of what the U.S. is meant to be

In Iran, those who believed in freedom detested bigotry. In the United States, such solidarity, if it exists, feels muted.
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Everyone has their limits. We health-care workers must reclaim ours.

We have made great strides in this pandemic. But they have come at great cost.
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For the sake of a visa, I was forced into marriage in Arizona — at age 15

Loopholes in marriage and immigration law are allowing the exploitation of minors, including U.S. citizens.
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Under Cuba’s repressive regime, the show trials never end

Through sweeping arrests and harsh sentences, the government clearly seeks to intimidate and thereby silence the broadest possible segment of its population.

China has a message for Winter Olympic athletes: Shut up and ski

Beijing makes clear it won't tolerate any hint of political protest by the athletes.

Ron DeSantis’s election police squad would poison democracy

Anti-fraud voting efforts are just thinly veiled suppression tactics.

Russia’s ransomware arrests send an ominous message

The U.S. must treat cyber as an essential tool in its arsenal.
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D.C. is making progress on homelessness, but there’s more to do

I see the headway we have made, the lessons learned from the pandemic and the opportunities that lie ahead.
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The true cost of salt on the D.C. area’s roads

The cost is hidden in our region’s waterways — and in our health.
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Glenn Youngkin’s edifice complex

The governor isn't alone in his desire to lure the Washington Football Team to Virginia. But that doesn't mean it's a good idea.

Arlington schools are wrong to buck Youngkin’s mask policy

The governor's executive order allows parents to have their children wear masks if they wish, but it places the choice back where it belongs: with the parents.
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The Rev. Al Sharpton on voting rights and 'righteous troublemakers'


A power struggle in Kazakhstan


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