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Harrop: Protests, privilege and hypocrisy

May 2, 2024, 6:01am Columns

This is not directly about the issues animating the “pro-Palestinian” demonstrations at many colleges. Read story

Flam: Century’s choices to haunt Earth for 100,000 years

May 1, 2024, 6:01am Columns

One of the many things to appreciate about our home planet is that buried in its layers of rock is a kind of time machine. These strata tell us so much about our tumultuous history of glaciers, volcanoes and asteroid impacts, as well as the plants and animals that lived,… Read story

Commentary: Gen Z is key to securing America’s elections

April 29, 2024, 6:01am Columns

America’s elections are under unprecedented threat. From foreign interference in the 2016 presidential race to the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection, the integrity of our democratic process has been repeatedly targeted. Safeguarding it against future attacks requires an often-overlooked resource: Generation Z. Read story

Estrich: The shrinking of Donald Trump

April 29, 2024, 6:01am Columns

The one thing you could always say about Donald Trump was that he was “big.” He commanded the stage. His vigor — or the appearance of vigor — made him appear younger than Joe Biden, even though they are only a few years apart. He was able to roll over… Read story

Kluth: World calls out U.S. hypocrisy

April 29, 2024, 6:01am Columns

Secretary of State Antony Blinken hates the question in all forms. “Do Jewish lives matter more than Palestinian and Muslim lives?” he was recently asked on a global stage. “No, period,” he replied, visibly startled. That evidently satisfied nobody. “Do we have a double standard? The answer is no,” he… Read story

Jarvis: Abortion ban is tragic for Idaho

April 29, 2024, 6:01am Columns

On Wednesday, a divided Supreme Court listened to arguments over a state’s abortion ban — its first such hearing since the justices overturned Roe v. Wade. The case, in which the Biden administration is challenging Idaho’s abortion ban, literally puts the health and even the lives of pregnant women on… Read story

Dudley: New York saving newsroom jobs

April 29, 2024, 6:01am Columns

Tax credits for preserving and adding newsroom jobs are the most direct way for policymakers to help save local journalism. Four years after these credits were proposed in Congress, New York last week approved a state-level version. Read story

Other Papers Say: Only dictators have immunity

April 27, 2024, 6:01am Columns

It seems unlikely that the Supreme Court will embrace Donald Trump’s outrageous claim that as a former president he enjoys absolute immunity from criminal prosecution for actions that he allegedly took to overturn the 2020 election and cling to power. This is a relief. To do otherwise would allow the… Read story

Harrop: People have right to enjoy parks

April 27, 2024, 6:01am Columns

Public parks belong to the public, right? A billionaire can’t cordon off an acre of Golden Gate Park for his private party. But can a poor person — or anyone who claims they can’t afford a home — take over public spaces where children play and families experience nature? Read story

Westneat: Washington GOP put it in writing

April 27, 2024, 6:01am Columns

Political forecasters called it that the state Republican convention would feature turmoil ending in endorsements of the most extreme candidates, all to match the party’s current MAGA mood. Read story