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Opinion | This Simple Fix Could Help Anxious Kids

A colleague in suburban Kentucky let his 12-year-old daughter walk two houses down to her friend’s place. At the end of the play date, the other girl’s mom walked her home, just to be safe. Such excessive caution is hardly unusual — over the past several decades, children have become less and less independent. Instead […]

Opinion | Will Tensions With China Suck the Fun Out of American Movies?

Two summers ago, I rode in a combat rubber raiding craft — a Zodiac — with two fellow Navy SEALs and an Air Force pararescueman. We moved quietly through the water, our M4s in hand and our objective in sight. This mission resembled my combat days — except this time, I wasn’t in a war […]

Opinion | Anxiety in the Age of Barbie

By Maureen Dowd Opinion Columnist It was “the summer of girl power,” a tour de force by a glittering troika. With pink dream houses, songs and sequins, Barbie, Taylor Swift and Beyoncé buoyed the economy and sent women’s confidence soaring. So I felt sad, talking to friends dropping daughters at college, to hear of rampant […]

Tuesday Briefing: Kim and Putin Plan to Meet in Russia

Kim and Putin plan to meet in Russia Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader, plans to travel to Russia this month to meet with its president, Vladimir Putin, to discuss military cooperation, including the possibility of supplying Russia with more weaponry for its war in Ukraine, according to U.S. and allied officials. Putin wants Kim to […]

Opinion | College Students: School Is Not Your Job

College freshmen who just arrived on campus have heard, from parents and politicians alike, that college exists mainly for the sake of work. Colleges themselves tout their graduates’ employment rates, starting salaries and career networks as a major selling point. Students have gotten the message. An overwhelming majority of first-year students tell pollsters that getting […]

Thursday Briefing: Drone Attacks Reach Deep Into Russia

A wave of drone attacks reached deep into Russia Exploding drones attacked six regions of Russia yesterday morning, suggesting that, after months of enduring missile and drone strikes with little recourse, Ukraine is increasingly able to hit back deep inside Russia. In what appeared to be the most successful of the strikes, four Russian military […]

Opinion | A S.A.D. Story: What Can We Learn from the 1970s?

By Paul Krugman Opinion Columnist In my experience, economic pundits all too often suffer from S.A.D. — not seasonal affective disorder, a form of depression that afflicts many people during the dark winter months, but seventies analogy disorder, a propensity to react to any hint of inflation with the assertion that the stagflation of the […]

Opinion | Vivek Ramaswamy Is Very Annoying. It’s Why He’s Surging in the Polls.

By Michelle Goldberg Opinion Columnist Of all the descriptors attached to Vivek Ramaswamy, the 38-year-old political tyro enjoying a bizarre surge in the Republican primary race for second place, the most common one seems to be “annoying.” After the Republican presidential primary debate on Wednesday, a Politico headline quoted a party strategist about Ramaswamy’s performance: […]

Opinion | A Fitting Final Gift From Jimmy Carter

When former President Jimmy Carter entered hospice care in February, many assumed that his death would be imminent, a matter of weeks at most. But six months later, he is still spending time with family and friends, still enjoying moments with his wife of nearly eight decades. Life continues, albeit under a shadow. As he […]