Learning to Love Daylight Saving Time

Americans in every state except Arizona and Hawaii will lose an hour of sleep this weekend as the nation ushers in daylight saving time, and you may join me in wondering why we’re torturing ourselves. Why do we use one time-keeping system

Do the Claims Against Cuomo Warrant Removal?

To the Editor: Re “Democratic Lawmakers Initiate Inquiry Into Impeaching Cuomo” (front page, March 12): For four years we had a president who had paid off former mistresses and reportedly assaulted or harassed many other women. We have Supreme Court justices accused

The Fighter Jet That’s Too Pricey to Fail

Last week, the new head of the House Armed Services Committee, Representative Adam Smith, said in an interview that the F-35 fighter jet was a “rathole” draining money. He said the Pentagon should consider whether to “cut its losses.” That promptly set

Biden’s ‘I Need You’: A Welcome Change

To the Editor: Re “President’s Goal: July 4 Gatherings With Close Family” (front page, March 12): How refreshing and gratifying it is to have a president who displays empathy, passion and compassion for his fellow human beings, who relates to the struggles

Is It Time to Abolish the Monarchy?

To the Editor: Re “Down With the British Monarchy,” by Hamilton Nolan (Op-Ed, nytimes.com, March 10): Mr. Nolan has done a hilarious job of depicting Britain’s continuation of its monarchy as a wasteful anachronism. This lavish expenditure of the commoners’ tax money

The Case for Covid Optimism

On Jan. 28, I published a column that began like this: “I hope, in the end, that this article reads as alarmism. I hope that a year from now it’s a piece people point to as an overreaction.” I was writing, then,

Taylor Swift Is Bringing Us Back to Nature

As I’m a conservation scientists, not a music critic, I had to apply some rigor to this claim about the nature of Ms. Swift’s writing. So I analyzed the lyrics of the 32 songs on “Folklore” and “Evermore” and the lyrics of

Covid Vaccines Aren't Enough. We Need More Coronavirus Tests.

There’s reason for optimism on the coronavirus pandemic: The number of new Covid-19 cases is dropping, and 98.2 million doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered in the United States. But a decline in the number of coronavirus tests being conducted threatens

Joe Biden Knew He Was Onto Something Long Before We Did

This change, alone, would slash child poverty by an estimated 40 percent. But this change isn’t alone. The American Rescue Plan also triples the value of the earned-income tax credit for low-income workers without children, providing a benefit of roughly $1,500 to

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