Opinion

Let’s make our next war the war on loneliness

LONDON – We humans make a lonely crowd, and it’s killing us. Social isolation is more lethal than smoking 15 cigarettes a day, or than obesity, according to research published by Julianne...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2019 | COLUMN: Nicholas Kristof

Ross Douthat: Who likes ‘Latinx’?

Everyone remembers the image that demonstrated Donald Trump’s cluelessness about Hispanic voters: the picture, from May 2016, showing him grinning over a tortilla bowl, with the immortal tweet...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2019 | COLUMN: Ross Douthat

Julie Westendorff: It’s budget season – and we’re not strapped!

It is hard to believe that the end of the year is approaching, but the chilly temperatures, snow on the mountains and the fact that we are in budget season for 2020 all prove that it’s true. As we...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 14 hours ago | COLUMN: From the Chair

David Leonhardt: Big business is overcharging you

When Thomas Philippon moved to Boston from his native France 20 years ago, he was a graduate student on a budget, and he was happy to discover how cheap American telephone use was. In those days of...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 13 hours ago | COLUMN: David Leonhardt

Timothy Egan: Democrats are insulting the voters they’ll need

Among the people I love is a sibling who works at Walmart cleaning toilets at night in a thinly populated part of eastern Oregon. She’s been there more than 25 years and has trouble saving a dime...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2019 | COLUMN: Tim Egan

Lance Waring: Air Quality commission right to cut methane

In response to recent federal rollbacks of air quality safeguards, Colorado must act boldly and swiftly to adopt the next generation of methane and air pollution standards to protect air quality...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Frank Bruni: Why does Donald Trump hate my dog?

Reaching for verbs to describe Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s final moments, President Donald Trump grabbed hold of “crying,” “screaming” and “whimpering.” Reaching for nouns, he said that al-Baghdadi died...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2019 | COLUMN: Frank Bruni

Cory Gardner: It’s time to remake NAFTA

In 1994, Disney’s “The Lion King” was in theaters and on its way to become one of the most popular films in the world. Today, 25 years later, “The Lion King” is still in theaters, only revamped and...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Farhad Manjoo: Say goodbye to California

I have lived nearly all my life in California, and my love for this place and its people runs deep and true. There have been many times in the past few years when I’ve called myself a California...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

David Brooks: Impeach Trump – and then move on

Is it possible that more than 20 Republican senators will vote to convict Donald Trump of articles of impeachment? When you hang around Washington, you get the sense that it could happen. The...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2019 | COLUMN: David Brooks

David Leonhardt: The climate is more important than health care

When Bill Clinton became president, his top legislative priority was health care. When Barack Obama became president, he first had to prevent a depression, but then he too turned to health care....

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | COLUMN: David Leonhardt

Ross Douthat: Most superhero movies are not fit for mature minds

Two interesting things have been happening in the world of film over the last month. A relatively low-budget, no-special effects movie that places Batman’s Joker in a version of Martin Scorsese’s...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2019 | COLUMN: Ross Douthat

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