Timothy Egan: Some Statues Tell Lies. This One Tells the Truth.

The United States is in a muddle over how to tell our history, stuck between an aggressive revisionism that would leave few commemorative statues standing, and a stubborn clinging to all the...

DATE: May 2, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Ezra Klein: Let’s launch a moonshot for meatless meat

I’m a vegan, but I’m also a realist. There’s no chance humanity is going to give up meat, en masse, anytime soon. That said, we can’t just wish away the risks of industrial animal agriculture. If...

DATE: May 2, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Paul Krugman: Getting real about coal and climate

“Change is coming, whether we seek it or not.” So declares a remarkable document titled “Preserving Coal Country,” released Monday by the United Mine Workers of America, in which the union — which...

DATE: April 27, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Nicholas Kristof: Oregon loggers, environmentalists collaborate

JOHN DAY, Ore. — One of the most venomous battles in our polarized nation is the one that has unfolded between loggers and environmentalists in timber towns like John Day, in the snow-capped Blue...

DATE: April 17, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Paul Krugman: America needs to empower workers again

Labor activists hoped that the unionization vote at Amazon’s Bessemer, Ala., warehouse would be a turning point, a reversal in the decades-long trend of union decline. What the vote showed,...

DATE: April 17, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Charles Blow: White supremacists fear “white replacement”

Last week, Fox News host Tucker Carlson caused an uproar by promoting the racist, anti-Semitic, patriarchal and conspiratorial “white replacement theory.” Also known as the “great replacement...

DATE: April 15, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

David Brooks: The Heart and Soul of the Biden Project

What is the quintessential American act? It is the leap of faith. The first European settlers left the comfort of their old countries and migrated to brutal conditions, convinced the future would...

DATE: April 12, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Jamelle Bouie: If it’s not Jim Crow, what is it?

The laws that disenfranchised Black Americans in the South and established Jim Crow did not actually say they were disenfranchising Black Americans and creating a one-party racist state. I raise...

DATE: April 11, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Farhad Manjoo: How Berkeley overcame NIMBYs

A century ago, the civic leaders of Berkeley, California, pioneered what would become one of America’s most enduring systems of racial inequity – a soft apartheid of zoning. In 1916, the city that...

DATE: March 26, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Paul Krugman: Too much choice is a bad thing

Dan Patrick, the lieutenant governor of Texas, is clearly what my father would have called a piece of work. Early in the pandemic he made headlines by saying that older Americans should be willing...

DATE: March 4, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Charles Blow: Four great migrations are underway

The humanitarian and infrastructure disaster that followed Texas’ winter storm illustrates that catastrophic weather events may soon become less freak occurrences and more part of an unremitting...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Paul Krugman: A Plot to Help America’s Children

Democrats seem ready to enact major economic relief legislation. The package will be big, with a price tag probably close to the Biden administration’s proposed $1.9 trillion. But the bulk of this...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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