Saturday, 21 Sep 2019

Opinion | The Next Debate: Let’s Talk About …

To the Editor: So far, so-called “women’s issues,” which are really everyone’s issues, have been missing from the debates. I want to see the candidates discuss: women’s reproductive health and freedom; the wage gap; domestic violence; the #MeToo movement; body shaming; underrepresentation on boards, in corporate upper management, in academia and in STEM fields; child […]

Opinion | The General Motors Century

A century ago this fall, a black two-door Oldsmobile coupe rolled off a General Motors assembly line. It was the company’s one millionth car. Today we take General Motors’s size for granted — we understand, immediately, that this week’s strike by the company’s workers will reverberate across the country. But it wasn’t always so, and […]

Opinion | The 19th-Century Troll Who Hated Dirty Postcards and Sex Toys

In the 1870s, New York City was a haven for artists and radicals. But it was also the nursery for a new kind of moral activism. Led by Anthony Comstock, the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice became a media sensation by targeting feminists in a culture war over obscenity and birth control. […]

Opinion | The Whistle-Blower Report Is a Test for Congress

This article is part of David Leonhardt’s newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it each weekday. Democrats have bungled the Russia investigation since taking control of the House this year. The investigation has persuaded virtually nobody who wasn’t already persuaded that President Trump is unfit for office — and also frustrated many people […]

Rare spotted zebra foal caught on camera by wildlife photographer

An extremely rare baby zebra with spots has been spotted in Kenya. In fact, it was pretty hard to miss with its black coat and white polka-dot spots. Photographer Frank Liu captured footage of the unusual plains zebra foal last week while he was searching for rhinos in Kenya‘s Maasai Mara National Reserve. A rare […]

Opinion | Are You Going to the Climate Protest? We Want to See Your Sign!

Tens of thousands of young people around the globe are expected to go on strike on Friday to demand action on the climate crisis. They know that if we don’t solve this crisis now, we may soon have an unlivable climate. And they refuse to accept the idea that our politicians won’t do anything about […]

Blackstone to buy five hotels in Greek islands

ATHENS (Reuters) – Blackstone Real Estate Partners Europe, a unit of U.S. private equity firm Blackstone Group (BX.N), agreed to buy five hotels in Greece from Louis Group in a deal valued at 178.6 million euros ($197 million), the firm said on Friday. Greece has seen an upsurge in tourism in recent years. A record […]

Blackstone to buy five hotels in Greek islands

ATHENS (Reuters) – Blackstone Real Estate Partners Europe, a unit of U.S. private equity firm Blackstone Group (BX.N), agreed to buy five hotels in Greece from Louis Group in a deal valued at 178.6 million euros ($197 million), the firm said on Friday. Greece has seen an upsurge in tourism in recent years. A record […]