The V.P. Debate

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. Mike Pence and Kamala Harris meet in the campaign’s only vice-presidential debate. We break it down. Mike Pence and Kamala Harris are both skilled debaters. And their debate last night was far easier to watch than last week’s presidential debate. But there was also a problem with the […]

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Opinion | Trump’s Not Superman. He’s Superspreader.

The most important question today is not what President Trump has learned from his bout with Covid-19. Trump is one of those leaders who never learns and never forgets, as the saying goes. The most important question is what have we as citizens learned — and, in particular, what have Trump’s supporters learned? Because the debate over Trump himself is […]

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Rational Fear

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. Trump returns to the White House. Biden is out on the campaign trail. And we take stock of the virus. Rational fear “Don’t be afraid of Covid,” President Trump tweeted, on the same day that the White House outbreak spread further and another several hundred Americans died from […]

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Opinion | Wish a President Well Who Doesn’t Wish You Well

“Any mans death diminishes me,” wrote John Donne, “because I am involved in Mankinde.” With that thought, let us all wish Donald Trump a full and speedy recovery from his bout of Covid-19. We wish him well because, even, or especially, in our hyperpolitical age, some things must be beyond politics. When everything is political, nothing is sacred — starting […]

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Opinion | Lessons From Trump’s Own Case of Covid-19

To the Editor: Re “Troubling Facts From Physicians Undercut Trump” (front page, Oct. 5): Perhaps no event better demonstrates and exemplifies President Trump’s personality and character than his drive-by outside Walter Reed hospital on Sunday. This was a brazen, wanton act of disregard for the health or even life of others for an action that was completely unnecessary. Traveling in […]

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Opinion | To Hold Police Accountable, Ax the Arbitrators

Since the death of George Floyd sparked a wave of national protests, at least 42 of the 50 largest cities in the country have adopted new rules aimed at curbing abuses by the police, according to a tally by Samuel Walker, an expert on police accountability who is affiliated with the University of Nebraska Omaha. From May through August, 15 […]

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Playboy to return to stock market after nine years

(Reuters) – Playboy Enterprises Inc will return to the stock market through a merger with a blank check company in a deal that values it at $381 million, according to a statement on Thursday. The merger with Mountain Crest Acquisition Corp MCAC.O comes nine years after Playboy went private in a $207 million deal led by its late founder Hugh […]

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