Opinion | A Farm-to-Table Reprieve From the Punishment of Prison Food

Of the seemingly endless tally of injustices of mass incarceration, one of the worst humiliations gets little attention from outside: the food. This shadow issue — the 3,000 bologna sandwiches, mystery meats slathered on white bread, soy filler masquerading as chicken and other culinary indignities consumed during a prison sentence — permeates life behind bars and instills a nearly universal […]

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Opinion | The Era of Vaccine Diplomacy Is Here

It is only natural that the American government and the American people have focused on getting coronavirus vaccines to as many of its people as possible, with the most vulnerable first in line. But as the pace of domestic vaccination accelerates, two facts are worth bearing in mind. One is that the pandemic will not be vanquished anywhere until it […]

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Ontario Teachers fund to buy Carlyle's majority stake in Logoplaste

FILE PHOTO: The logo of the Carlyle Group is displayed at the company’s office in Tokyo, Japan October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo(Reuters) – Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board will buy Carlyle Group’s majority stake in Logoplaste for an undisclosed value, the Portuguese plastic packaging maker said on Friday. Logoplaste said current shareholders and family owners Filipe de Botton and […]

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Getting ready for Spacs

Spacs, or “special purpose acquisition companies”, might soon be coming to Singapore. The Singapore Exchange (SGX) is considering allowing some version of Wall Street’s hottest investment product, which provides investors with an unusual route to taking stakes in innovative companies, to list in Singapore this year. SGX is about to launch a public consultation exercise with financial industry players to […]

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Opinion | Biden Says ‘America Is Back.’ Should It Be?

“America is back,” President Biden has declared in every major foreign policy speech he has given since taking office. He means to restore what he sees as the essence of global leadership — the United States joining with allies to “fight for our shared values” — that his predecessor defiled. Back, then, is America’s quest to order the world in […]

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Opinion | The Presumption of Freedom

Few see Judge Merrick Garland, President Biden’s pick for attorney general, as a progressive who will reform the criminal legal system. But the Biden administration recently acknowledged that mass incarceration does not make us safer. And as the nation’s chief federal prosecutor, if confirmed, Judge Garland will have the power to prioritize federal bail reform and reduce sky-high rates of […]

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Opinion | A Radical Proposal for True Democracy

By Ezra Klein One thing I want to do on this show is give space to truly radical ideas, to expand the boundaries of our political and moral imaginations. And Hélène Landemore, a political scientist at Yale, has one of those ideas. She calls it “open democracy,” and the premise is simple: What we call democracy is not very democratic. […]

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Opinion | Republican Party’s Future: Stay Loyal to Trump, or Disavow Him?

To the Editor: Re “Why Are Republicans Still This Loyal to a Mar-a-Lago Exile?,” by Peter Wehner (Op-Ed, nytimes.com, Feb. 14): The old joke retold in “Annie Hall” captures the Republican Party’s dilemma: A guy walks into a psychiatrist’s office and says, “Doc, my brother’s crazy; he thinks he’s a chicken.” The doc says, “Why don’t you commit him?” The […]

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Opinion | Ted Cruz Fled One Storm, but Flew Into Another

To the Editor: Re “Bolting to Cancún, Cruz Finds More Heat Than He Expected” (front page, Feb. 19): In a time of despair and suffering in Texas because of extreme winter weather, the population is enduring power outages, a lack of basic necessities, and fragile infrastructure. With such arduous times, it is only natural to look to the leaders the […]

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AmTrust CEO-backed SPAC files for $300 million IPO

(Reuters) – A blank-check firm, backed by AmTrust Financial Services Chief Executive Officer Barry Zyskind, is looking to raise $300 million through an initial public offering, a regulatory filing showed on Friday. Pine Technology Acquisition Corp said it plans to sell 30 million units, made up of shares and warrants, priced at $10 per share on the Nasdaq Capital Market. […]

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