Opinion | Clean Air Was Once an Achievable Political Goal

The wildfires will force us to recognize the steep costs of incompetent, neglectful, uncaring government.

Opinion | In Two Phone Calls, I Learned Just Who Counts in New York

My TV show is a very safe place to work. My son’s school — well, it…

Opinion | Stop Expecting Life to Go Back to Normal Next Year

Americans will need to take pandemic precautions well into 2021 — yes, even after a vaccine…

Opinion | The Love Triangle That Spawned Trump’s Mideast Peace Deal

Kushner went from playing divorce lawyer to marriage broker.

In a Year Like No Other, a ‘Historic Crisis’ of Need

When Times readers heard the call of The Neediest Cases Fund’s annual campaign, they gave. And…

A Deadly Tinderbox

As wildfires continue to rip through parts of the West, Oregon is experiencing catastrophic destruction.

Brian Stelter on Fox News and Reed Hastings on Netflix

Stelter talks about “Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth” and Reed…

In Denying Minimizing Threat of Virus, Trump Again Downplays Pandemic

President Trump presented a view of the pandemic radically at odds with the view of public…

Sarah McBride Is Set to Be the Nation’s Highest-Ranking Transgender Official

Ms. McBride, who would be the first openly transgender person to serve in any state’s senate,…

Wildfires, Hurricane Sally, Booker Prize: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.