How Democrats Learned to Seize the Day

But if Democrats have learned a lot about economic reality since 2009, they’ve learned more about political reality. Opinion Debate What should the Biden administration prioritize? Gail Collins and Bret Stephens, Opinion columnists, discuss President Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus and the start

The Problem With Using Tax Credits to Fight Poverty

President Biden and congressional Democrats are pushing forward with a $1.9 trillion Covid relief plan that includes changes to the country’s two largest tax credit programs, the child tax credit and the earned-income tax credit (E.I.T.C.). These credits are among the most

‘Senators, Do Your Duty’

To the Editor: Re “A G.O.P. Legal Ace Rebuts Trump’s Case” (news article, Feb. 8) and “Top Lawyers Call Trump’s Impeachment Defense ‘Legally Frivolous’” (news article, Feb. 6): Charles Cooper, a respected conservative constitutional lawyer, has written that “it defies logic to

A ‘Chaotic and Unfair’ Vaccine Rollout

Rita HallGreat Neck, N.Y. To the Editor: Re “‘Vaccine Hunters’ Fan Out for Shots They Can’t Get Near Home” (front page, Feb. 5): Here in New York City, where I live, the distribution of the vaccine is disgracefully chaotic. One has to

George Shultz: Last of the Postwar Statesmen

George Shultz, a long-serving secretary of state under President Ronald Reagan, died on Saturday at age 100. A man of many achievements — he also held three cabinet posts under President Richard Nixon — there’s one for which he never received full

How Will Biden’s Stimulus Checks Affect the Economy?

As President Biden works with Congress to pass the American Rescue Plan, policymakers are debating who should receive the next round of stimulus checks. The essence of the debate boils down to simple questions: Which Americans need help right now? Will they

On 'Sway,' Kara Swisher Talks to Microsoft's Brad Smith

After the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, Microsoft temporarily paused political contributions following revelations that the tech giant’s corporate PAC had previously made donations to members of Congress who voted to overturn the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. On Feb.

What if They Held an Impeachment Trial and Nobody Came?

Bret: That’s great! Moderna or Pfizer? Gail: Pfizer. As we’ve noted, this is definitely the big conversation of the moment. Or at least the Super Bowl of current events. Bret: As for me, I just checked the state’s guidelines and it looks

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