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Op-Ed Contributor

Can Our Transit System Get Any Worse?

Public authorities once paid their own way. ­Now they barely keep up.


Editorial

Consumers are Cutting the Cord to Gain Choices and Pay Less

Congress and the FCC can help consumers have more broadband options as they choose online services over cable TV.

Editorial

Putin vs. Parmesan

The Russian leader once again starts a food fight, and finds a way to blame the West in the process.


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PATRICK CHAPPATTE

On ‘Viagra for Women’


Patrick Chappatte

A libido pill for women gets approval from the F.D.A.


Editorial

‘Little Pink Pill’ for Women Comes With Risks

Women who can benefit from the drug need to be aware of the risks and how to mitigate them.

Op-Ed Columnist

Debt Is Good

By PAUL KRUGMAN

A problem with the economy may be that we aren’t in deep enough, not that we’re in too deep.


A memorial in Tampa, Fla., for India Clarke, who was killed in the city in July.
Op-Ed | Jennifer Finney Boylan

Trans Deaths, White Privilege

By JENNIFER FINNEY BOYLAN

A string of transgender women of color have been killed this year.

Room for Debate

Female Soldiers in Combat

What factors should the secretary of defense consider in deciding which positions, if any, should be kept off limits to women in the military?


Op-Ed Contributor

Israel’s Other Existential Threat Comes From Within

By HILIK BAR

The deputy speaker of the Israeli Knesset argues that failure to reach a deal with the Palestinians may be as dangerous to the Jewish state as a nuclear Iran.

A protester calling for Prime Minister Najib Razak to resign being arrested at a rally in Kuala Lumpur earlier this month.
Op-Ed Contributor

Among Malaysia’s Many Scandals

By AMBIGA SREENEVASAN

The beleaguered ruling coalition is trying to manipulate electoral laws to its advantage. Again.

Op-Ed Contributor

Tianjin and China’s Industrial Calamities

By XIAO SHU

The lax enforcement of safety regulations and endemic corruption make for a dysfunctional government.

Kenan Malik
Op-Ed | Kenan Malik

What Is Britain’s Labour Party For?

By KENAN MALIK

With Jeremy Corbyn ahead in the leadership race, we’re seeing a political movement unable to find new purpose.


From Sunday Review

Berliac
Opinion

Freedom, Finally, After a Life in Prison

Paula Cooper was imprisoned most of her life for killing a Bible teacher. Without mental health treatment, she couldn’t survive life outside.


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Op-Ed Contributor

The Harrowing Road to Asylum


Shonagh Rae

My odyssey from Afghanistan to Indonesia was shadowed by death. Now a refugee, all I can do is continue the wait to be resettled.


Amazon packages await shipment.
Taking Note

Neither Rain Nor Snow Nor Gloom of Night Stays Amazon Deliveries

By FRANCIS X. CLINES

Amazon has given a welcome boost to the beleaguered United States Postal Service.

Activists protest in Washington, D.C. in favor of raising the minimum wage.
Taking Note

Birmingham Bounce: Raising the Minimum Wage in the South

By TERESA TRITCH

By instituting a city-level minimum wage, Birmingham, Ala. could help pave the way for a higher federal minimum.

Letters

Defending the Opt-Out Movement

Readers discuss why about 200,000 New York students refused to take the state’s standardized tests.

The Conscience of a Liberal

Fairy Tales

By PAUL KRUGMAN

Why they still believe.


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