Horrified by the Blackwater Pardons

To the Editor: Re “Bullets Ravaged Iraqis. Pardons Renew the Pain” (front page, Dec. 24): I was the F.B.I. case agent who led the investigation of the Blackwater massacre in Baghdad. We originally went to Iraq thinking this shooting was some form

What Will Pence Do When Congress Counts the Votes?

To the Editor: Re “Will Pence Do the Right Thing?,” by Neal K. Katyal and John Monsky (Op-Ed, Dec. 30): It is truly sad that Mr. Katyal and Mr. Monsky felt compelled to educate us and to question whether Vice President Mike

The Year of Not Eating Out

Tacos Los Juanes used to be crowded and vibrant every night from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. or so. The clientele was always a curious mix: office workers, gymgoers, tourists, party makers. But now when we walked by, it had only a

There Have Always Been Women Warriors

Three years ago, scientists re-examined the remains of a 10th-century Viking warrior excavated in Sweden at the end of the 19th century by Hjalmar Stolpe, an archaeologist. The skeleton had been regally buried at the top of a hill, with a sword,

There Have Always Been Women Warriors

Three years ago, scientists re-examined the remains of a 10th-century Viking warrior excavated in Sweden at the end of the 19th century by Hjalmar Stolpe, an archaeologist. The skeleton had been regally buried at the top of a hill, with a sword,

How 2020 Changed Our Minds

[PHONE RINGING] [MUSIC PLAYING] alice Hey, y’all. This is Alice from Austin. julia allen My name is Julia Allen from Madison, Wisconsin. cindy This is Cindy from Ohio. patrick Hi, I’m Patrick. michelle goldberg I’m Michelle Goldberg. ross douthat I’m Ross Douthat.

2020 Was a Test. How Did We Do?

You don’t need a psychiatrist to tell you it’s been a brutal year. But looking back on 2020, it’s clear we’ve undergone a big psychosocial stress test: Our response to the deadly challenge of Covid-19 helped us discover what we value and

2020 Taught Us How to Fix This

Fourth, the mandatory training makes many white participants feel left out, angry and resentful, actually decreasing their support for workplace diversity. Fifth, people don’t like to be told what to think, and may rebel if they feel that they’re being pressured to

1 122 123 124 125 126 131