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I’m an Indian journalist. A video called for me to be hanged for my reporting.

It is extraordinarily difficult to be an independent journalist today in India — a thriving democracy when it comes to the peaceful transition of power, but a distinctly diminishing democracy when it comes to other institutional freedoms.
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My baby daughter died of brain cancer. Here’s what we can do to save other kids.

Children with cancer touch a special place in people’s hearts. Yet, as a society, we have failed to put our best resources together to save more of these children.
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Watching HBO’s new Woody Allen documentary feels like taking a moral stress test

It challenges the viewer to examine whether they’re learning something enlightening or just rummaging around in someone else’s pain.

The Fed has an irresistible equity itch

The Fed is needlessly inserting itself in policy debates that complicate its core mission.

The people concerned about Neera Tanden’s incivility sure didn’t seem to mind the Trump era’s

Senators should think about how this could affect a future GOP president’s nominees.

The death of Elijah McClain was a scandal of incuriosity

A new report raises the question: Why were police officials so uninterested in this case?

You’re telling me the Senate actually can hold a hearing for Merrick Garland?

Fascinating! Fascinating! I’m sorry, I am a little confused.

Bill de Blasio wanted to stick it to Trump. Instead, he lost a hockey fight.

The New York mayor's pathetic attempt to punish the former president backfired.
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Biden is repeating Obama’s first mistake

Biden's plan to push through covid relief on a party-line vote betrays his call for unity and bipartisanship.
  • 1 day ago

Anti-Asian violence is surging. But we can’t answer bigotry with bigotry.

As hate against Asian Americans surges, we must advocate for our community without giving in to racism ourselves.
  • 1 day ago

No, we do not need a new law against domestic terrorism

We must address white supremacism and hold violent insurrectionists accountable. But we can do so with existing federal criminal statutes.
  • 2 days ago

Alaskans are trapped between our economics and our climate

The beauty of this place in winter is striking. So is the dilemma over our collective dependence on revenue from oil and the environmental damage it is causing.
  • 3 days ago

Ted Cruz wants to be a populist. But he can’t get it right.

You can't fake populism. Especially if you are Ted Cruz.
  • 4 days ago

Black Americans should face lower age cutoffs to qualify for a vaccine

It only makes sense for vaccine allocation to acknowledge these health inequities.
  • 5 days ago
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Biden’s bid to mend relations with Europe is crucial to his global strategy

It will be difficult to rebuild an alliance after the past administration’s missteps.

Now Republicans are offended by mean tweets?

Neera Tanden is far better than others Senate Republicans confirmed in the past.

Biden asked what could be cut from his covid relief package. Here are some ideas.

Smart changes could help the president’s plan deliver more bang for the buck.

The U.S. should reveal its intelligence about the Wuhan laboratory

Full transparency applies to both China and the United States.
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Now is the time to plan for D.C.’s next school year

With some children resuming in-person learning, it’s time to start an educational recovery.
  • 6 days ago

How Maryland can become a leader on climate change

The effects of our warming planet are inextricably intertwined with many other structural challenges.
  • 6 days ago

What lessons are we teaching at George Mason University about justice?

A commitment to ending racial bias must extend to contract workers such as janitors and food workers.
  • 6 days ago

Housing is a human right, but Maryland’s system works mainly in landlords’ favor

The sky will not fall if reasonable renter protections are legislated in Maryland.
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