Monday, 25 Jan 2021

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Opinion | Paths to Citizenship

Readers differ about what President Biden should do. Also: Donald Trump’s appeal to some Christians. More from our inbox: To the Editor: Re “Biden Plan Gives 11 Million a Path to U.S. Citizenship” (front page, Jan. 20): Immigrants, asylum seekers and Dreamers like me have endured four years of attacks from the Trump administration. Even […]

Opinion | Has China Done Too Well Against Covid-19?

Jan. 23 was the anniversary of the lockdown in Wuhan, the first coronavirus lockdown anywhere in the world, and ahead of the occasion, the Chinese government ramped up efforts to showcase its triumph over that initial deadly outbreak. Within weeks of the new coronavirus’s emergence last year, China began to report a dramatic drop in […]

Reddit posts and lamp posts: New age of engaging Singaporeans

SINGAPORE – Earlier this month, a transgender student’s claim of discrimination over access to medical care drew a response from the Ministry of Education (MOE). What I found interesting was that the complaint had first popped up on Reddit, a platform that usually doesn’t feature government comment or action. Please subscribe or log in to […]

Reddit posts and lamp posts: New age of engaging Singaporeans

SINGAPORE – Earlier this month, a transgender student’s claim of discrimination over access to medical care drew a response from the Ministry of Education (MOE). What I found interesting was that the complaint had first popped up on Reddit, a platform that usually doesn’t feature government comment or action. Please subscribe or log in to […]

Opinion | Joe Biden’s Catholic Moment

The inauguration of our second Catholic president was, in its way, a very American-Catholic spectacle. A Jesuit delivered the invocation, the president quoted St. Augustine and paused for a moment of silent prayer just long enough for a quick Hail Mary, and the justices and celebrities represented various ethnic-Catholic inheritances — Irish for John Roberts, […]

Opinion | The ‘Muslim Ban’ Is Over. The Harm Lives On.

Biden has rescinded Trump’s travel restrictions, but it will take years to undo the damage. By Ty McCormick Mr. McCormick is the author of a forthcoming book about a Somali refugee family’s struggle to resettle in the United States. On May 30, 2019, Mohamed Abdulrahman Ahmed should have been in class preparing for exams. Instead, […]

Opinion | Is There a Small Business That’s Special to You?

This has been a challenging time for small businesses. The pandemic has forced a lot of owners to close down their physical storefronts, and it’s unclear how many businesses will survive the coming months. But through it all, plenty of patrons have been more devoted than ever to supporting their local businesses. This underscores the […]

Opinion | Biden’s 100-Day To-Do List

Day 1. Do a little dance Day 2. Cancel the Keystone XL pipeline permit Day 3. Deep-clean the bed Day 4. Enforce that mask mandate on federal property Day 5. Gloat Day 6. Extend nationwide restrictions on home evictions and foreclosures Day 7. Hump day! Day 8. Launch “Real Joe Biden” Twitter account Day 9. […]

Opinion | Proud Boys No Longer Standing By Trump

More from our inbox: To the Editor: Re “They Called Trump ‘Emperor.’ Now, He’s ‘Weak’” (news article, Jan. 21): It appears that the love affair between the Proud Boys and Donald Trump is done. They’re over him. Mr. Trump betrayed the Proud Boys by denouncing their violent attack on the Capitol after he had encouraged […]

Opinion | Put the Money Printer on Autopilot

On Tuesday, the Senate confirmation hearing for Janet Yellen, President Biden’s nominee to be the next Treasury secretary, turned into a de facto hearing on the president’s economic relief plan. While Ms. Yellen, a former Federal Reserve chair, is expected to be confirmed, the fate of the Biden plan is up in the air and […]