Democrats Should Un-Friend Facebook

It’s time to treat Facebook like the ruthless monopoly it is. Mark Zuckerberg testifying before a Senate panel in April. CreditCreditTom Brenner/The New York Times In their recent book “LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media,” P.W. Singer and Emerson T. Brooking describe the surprising role of online communication in spurring gang violence in Chicago. They […]

Why the Perfect Red-State Democrat Lost

Taylor Sappington is exactly the kind of candidate his party should want in Ohio. But he couldn’t get union support. Unlike many young Ohioans, Taylor Sappington, 27, of Nelsonville, decided to stay in his hometown after he graduated from college. CreditCreditTy Wright for The New York Times Taylor Sappington heard the call like so many […]

‘The Panic Attacks Are Setting In’

We asked readers how they were preparing for Brexit. They were delighted, despairing and everything in between. Here is what they told us. CreditCreditThe New York Times — —— — — ‘Suddenly I have been turned into an immigrant’ Illustration by The New York Times; photograph submitted by contributor When I met my British husband, […]

How to Find Out What Facebook Knew

Only Congressional hearings can answer what the company knew about Russian meddling — and when. CreditCreditIllustration by Mike McQuade; Photographs by Tom Brenner/The New York Times “Facebook cannot be trusted to regulate itself,” tweeted Rhode Island Representative David Cicilline on Wednesday night. Mr. Cicilline, who is likely to chair the House of Representative’s Judiciary subcommittee […]

Saudi Arabia After Khashoggi

The kingdom comes up with another story on the journalist’s murder. The Trump administration appears ready to buy it. CreditCreditAriel Davis In a one-two punch on Thursday, Saudi Arabia announced it would seek death sentences and the United States levied sanctions against some members of the team of Saudis suspected of murdering Jamal Khashoggi in […]

How Trump Is Worse Than Nixon

The current president is pushing closer to fascism than even the man behind Watergate. CreditCreditAdam Maida When President Richard Nixon decided in late October 1973to force out the attorney general and replace him with someone who would fire the special prosecutor haunting his life, he went through the chain of command until he got to […]

Why Was Trump’s Tax Cut a Fizzle?

The G.O.P.’s only legislative achievement has been a big disappointment. President Trump talking about tax cuts in April at an event in Florida.CreditCreditDoug Mills/The New York Times Last week’s blue wave means that Donald Trump will go into the 2020 election with only one major legislative achievement: a big tax cut for corporations and the […]

Mexico’s Timely Reminder

A reader says its welcome to Central American refugees offers a humane lesson. A migrant with donated clothes and shoes at a shelter set up in Mexico City.CreditCreditAlfredo Estrella/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images To the Editor: Re “Mexico Is Friendlier Now to Caravan, Even Before Leftist Is Inaugurated” (news article, Nov. 11): My thanks to […]

Where Are the Democrats on Climate Change?

A reader says the party went missing in the midterms on an important issue. CreditCreditSarah Silbiger/The New York Times To the Editor: Re“A Left-Flank Protest on Day 1 Signals a Democratic House Divided” (news article, Nov. 13): I’m with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the newly elected congresswoman from New York, who joined a protest against global warming […]

For Florida Voters, Signatures Are Stressful

A voter recounts the challenge of matching the signature on record to ensure that his vote would be counted. An employee at the Broward County Supervisor of Elections office examined ballots on Wednesday.CreditCreditWilfredo Lee/Associated Press To the Editor: Re “Parsing Signatures, Not Chads, in Florida Vote” (front page, Nov. 15): I’m a Florida 2018 midterms […]