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Of Monuments, Arguments, Vampires and Thanksgiving

22 Nov 2018 11:00


John Wayne, Brett Kavanaugh, my brothers Michael and Kevin, and me.


Supreme Court Party Time

22 Nov 2018 11:00


The Federalist Society’s celebration of Brett Kavanaugh is a reminder that social control can shape the way justices approach their jobs.


36 Hours: 36 Hours in Rome

22 Nov 2018 10:00


With a bit of planning, the Eternal City can be at its most bewitching at the onset of winter.


What Drives the Russian State

22 Nov 2018 09:56


To understand what makes Putin and his allies act the way they do, you need to look beyond the myths.


Some Schools Allow Children to Register With a Gender Option Besides Girl or Boy

22 Nov 2018 09:28


The term “nonbinary” on school forms signals a new inclusiveness, experts say.


Best of Late Night: Seth Meyers Calls Trump a ‘Wannabe Dictator’ (and Gullible Fox Viewer)

22 Nov 2018 09:09


The “Late Night” host is alarmed that the president wanted to prosecute Hillary Clinton and James Comey — and that he takes Jeanine Pirro seriously.


‘Spend the Minimum’: After Crash, Lion Air’s Safety Record Is Back in Spotlight

22 Nov 2018 08:00


Employees and officials say that long before the deadly crash of Lion Air Flight 610, the Indonesian carrier prioritized rapid growth and political clout over safety.


You Want to Feed the Hungry? Lovely. Let’s See Your Permit.

22 Nov 2018 05:34


In a Kansas City park, a health inspector poured bleach on food donated to homeless people. The volunteers didn’t meet city requirements, the inspector said.


Border Patrol Agent Who Shot Mexican Teenager Is Acquitted of Involuntary Manslaughter

22 Nov 2018 04:57


The case has received close scrutiny because the agent, Lonnie Swartz, was the first in the Border Patrol to face federal murder charges for a cross-border shooting.


In Race for Global Power, U.S. and China Push Nations to Pick a Side

22 Nov 2018 04:35


The competition has echoes of the Cold War, as Washington and Beijing each try to foster diplomatic alliances and economic deals to freeze out the other.


A Family Murdered, a Brother in Jail and a Deepening Mystery in New Jersey

22 Nov 2018 03:42


The killing of a family of four in upscale Colts Neck, N.J., appeared to be connected to the arrest of a victim’s brother in a nearby arson fire.


Head of Russia’s Military Spy Agency Dies

22 Nov 2018 03:23


Col. Gen. Igor V. Korobov led the G.R.U. when it hacked into Democratic Party computers and released emails to support Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.


A Helping of Science With Your Thanksgiving Dinner

22 Nov 2018 03:01


Biology. Chemistry. Physics. It’s all there on your plate. Take a moment to appreciate it before you dig in.


Girl, 13, Who Wrote Essay on Gun Violence Is Killed by Stray Bullet

22 Nov 2018 02:46


“Little children are victims of senseless gun violence,” Sandra Parks wrote in an essay about her hometown, Milwaukee. Two years later, she was dead.


Trump Is Crude. But He’s Right About Saudi Arabia.

22 Nov 2018 02:41


On the strategic questions that matter in the Middle East, the president is cleareyed.


How Facebook’s P.R. Firm Brought Political Trickery to Tech

22 Nov 2018 02:29


Definers, an import from Washington to Silicon Valley, thrived with opposition research and a fishy campaign to push Apple’s C.E.O. for president.


To Protect the Thanksgiving Parade, Police Let New Dogs Out

22 Nov 2018 02:03


Four new counterterrorism dogs are trained to detect explosives yards away, helping the police to detect threats before they reach their targets.


The Invisible American in a Saudi Prison Cell

22 Nov 2018 01:30


The Trump administration vigorously demanded the release of some Americans held prisoner in foreign jails. It has not spoken out publicly about Dr. Walid Fitaihi.


No Money. No English. But America Welcomed a Young Foreigner.

22 Nov 2018 01:19


I’m grateful for that, because he became my father.


A Frantic Call, a Neighbor’s Knock, but Few Official Alerts as Wildfire Closed In

22 Nov 2018 00:59


In the frenzied first hours of the Camp Fire as it bore down on Paradise, Calif., only a fraction of residents received emergency alerts or evacuation orders from local authorities.


Thanksgiving Turkey and Raita in Texas

22 Nov 2018 00:27


The dinners at my parents’ house in Dallas told a story of the nation’s contemporary history.


America: The Highlight Reel

22 Nov 2018 00:00


It’s worth noting, in a world that often seems heartless, that there are plenty of fellow citizens doing the right thing.


Chief Justice Defends Judicial Independence After Trump Attacks ‘Obama Judge’

21 Nov 2018 23:38


The Supreme Court’s leader took offense at President Trump’s criticism of a federal judge, suggesting Mr. Trump had a profound misunderstanding of a judge’s role.


Short of Their Destination, Caravan Migrants Wrestle With Next Steps

21 Nov 2018 23:32


Should they fashion a life in Tijuana, Mexico, or keep their sights — and hopes — trained on the United States?


Conservative Heritage Foundation Revives Training Academy for Judicial Clerks

21 Nov 2018 23:27


An earlier version of the program was canceled after critics raised questions about secrecy pledges and loyalty oaths.


Erdogan Didn’t Get All He Hoped For in Khashoggi Case, but His Stature Rises

21 Nov 2018 23:10


The Turkish president has successfully claimed the moral high ground vacated by President Trump, and he has kept up the pressure on Saudi Arabia.


How Long Before Trump Destroys the Rule of Law?

21 Nov 2018 22:23


The only thing blocking his plan to prosecute Hillary Clinton was Don McGahn. Think about that.


Five Affordable, Effective Alternatives to Disposable Cleaning Products

21 Nov 2018 22:00


From single-use cleaning wipes to detachable toilet wands, disposable cleaning products are often more expensive and less effective than the reusable products they replace.


Dishes for Surviving Thanksgiving

21 Nov 2018 21:50


Politics dividing your family? You might need some help getting through the turkey dinner.


Overlooked No More: Lilian Rice, Architect Who Lifted a Style in California

21 Nov 2018 21:28


In the 1920s, Rice brought her design aesthetic to a small village north of San Diego. Those who live there continue to respect her vision.


The Argument: How to Survive the Holidays Without an Argument

21 Nov 2018 20:39


And should third parties exist? Can they?


My Thanksgiving Learning Curve

21 Nov 2018 20:22


An Irish woman’s foray into this American tradition.


The Carpetbagger: In a Steve McQueen Film, the First Frame Is Everything

21 Nov 2018 20:03


From “Widows” to “12 Years a Slave,” the director walks us through his provocative first shots.


Why Big Law Is Taking On Trump Over Immigration

21 Nov 2018 19:13


Major law firms have emerged as fierce opponents to President Trump’s immigration policies. Lawyers say they’re defending the rule of law. Critics say it’s politics.


In China, Dolce & Gabbana Draws Fire and Accusations of Racism on Social Media

21 Nov 2018 19:10


The Italian luxury brand said its Instagram accounts had been hacked after racist messages purportedly from one of its designers were made public. But some in China aren’t buying that.


How to Get the Most Out of Black Friday (Even if You’re Not Into Tech)

21 Nov 2018 16:57


Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be known for hot gadgets and electronics, but there are great deals on other things, too. Here are a few to watch out for.


Favorites About Food, Family and Thanksgiving

21 Nov 2018 16:47


What is it that makes this simple holiday so special?


Past Tense: For Nearly 100 Years, the Macy’s Parade Has Been a Children’s Pilgrimage of Wonder

21 Nov 2018 15:38


Wait, wait, shiver, delight.


Everything You Learned About Thanksgiving Is Wrong

21 Nov 2018 14:53


The Thanksgiving story is far more complex than most Americans are taught. Blame school textbooks, children’s stories and animated specials.


Modern Love: Tiny Love Stories: I Said, ‘I Love You.’ He Said, ‘Thanks.’

20 Nov 2018 21:26


Modern Love in miniature, featuring five reader-submitted stories of 100 words or fewer.


For These Brothers, the Real Thanksgiving Feast Is a Filipino Breakfast

20 Nov 2018 16:05


Chad and Chase Valencia, who own Lasa in Los Angeles, pile leftovers into sandwiches that celebrate both American and Filipino food.


Science Times at 40: Some Good News, and a Hard Truth, About Science

20 Nov 2018 14:53


Lost in the swirl of alternative truths is the fact that science is a verb, not a noun.


How to Handle Difficult Conversations at Thanksgiving

20 Nov 2018 10:00


Should families take politics off the table this year?


Generation Grandparent: A Cornucopia of Grandparents

20 Nov 2018 10:00


Today there are children with six or eight grandparents, step-grandparents and grandparent-equivalents.


How to Keep Your Pets Safe During the Holidays

20 Nov 2018 00:58


Our furry friends are part of the festivities, too.


Loose Ends: Safe Topics to Discuss This Holiday Season

17 Nov 2018 19:30


Stick to the weather. What could possibly go wrong?


What if Holidays Could Save the Planet?

17 Nov 2018 16:30


After a year (or two) of natural disasters, some people are rethinking what it means to be green and charitable during the holiday season.

          
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