Opinion | ‘We’ve Become Too Complicated’: Where Eric Adams Thinks Democrats Went Wrong

In July, Eric Adams narrowly won the Democratic nomination for mayor of New York, making him the odds-on favorite to win in November. And he won the nomination by running directly against the verities of today’s progressives: asserting that the police are the answer, not the problem; that “defund the police” misjudged what communities of color actually want; that Democrats […]

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Opinion | Should We Fear Bitcoin, or Celebrate It?

More from our inbox: To the Editor: Re “Bitcoin Cosplay Is Getting Real,” by Binyamin Appelbaum (Sunday Review, Sept. 19): What a sad and sour portrait Mr. Appelbaum paints of Bitcoin. In their brief existence, cybercurrencies like Bitcoin have grown into a $2 trillion market (about the same size as Apple), spawned entire new industries (non-fungible tokens, cybermining), led to […]

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UK's Blue Prism agrees to $1.5 billion takeover bid from PE firm Vista

(Reuters) -British software automation company Blue Prism Group agreed on Tuesday to a 1.1 billion pound ($1.50 billion) takeover offer from American private equity firm Vista Equity Partners. The London-listed company, whose customers include automaker Daimler, e-commerce firm eBay and Britain’s NHS, said it plans to recommend that shareholders vote in favour of the 1,125 pence-per-share bid. The offer represents […]

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Opinion | Education Doesn’t Inoculate Us from Vaccine Hesitancy

I got in a bit of a dust-up online recently for concluding that vaccine hesitance and resistance to masking were not uncommon among health care workers — and that it wasn’t surprising. I based my conclusion on vaccine hesitancy on some personal experience — a nurse at my vaccine site was very vocal about refusing the vaccine — and on […]

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Opinion | Global Equity and the Covid Vaccine

More from our inbox: To the Editor: Re “Skip Booster Shots. Give Vaccines to Africa,” by Matshidiso Moeti (Opinion guest essay, Sept. 20): Dr. Moeti is to be congratulated for her excellent essay drawing attention to the growing Covid-19 vaccine inequity. Covid-19, perhaps more than any other event in our history, is demonstrating that we are a genuine global community. […]

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Your Thursday Briefing

We’re covering Biden’s call to shore up the global response to the pandemic and some signs of trouble for China’s economy. Biden urges the world to ‘go big’ on Covid President Biden on Wednesday called on leaders, pharmaceutical executives and civil society organizations to forge a global plan to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking at a virtual Covid-19 summit organized […]

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Your Wednesday Briefing

We’re covering President Biden’s bid to reassure allies at the U.N. and new data on the Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine booster. Biden makes his U.N. debut President Biden delivered his first address to the annual gathering of world leaders at the U.N. in New York City amid strong doubts about his ability to restore U.S. global leadership after the Trump […]

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