A health worker entered an isolation pod at an Ebola treatment center in eastern Congo in July.

Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo is a slow burn, could flare if we don't act

It's not easy to conduct a health campaign in a war zone, but disease doesn't care about that.

Slavery and the '1619 Project': Our history must not be feared

August 20
We can always learn more and understand better, but a New York Times report attempting that has drawn out resentment.

Policy discord over IUDs has echoes of racial injustice

August 20
A conflict at the Minnesota Department of Human Services raises the question of whose interests are getting the attention.
August 20

Epstein's many victims are still seeking peace, closure

He died by his own hand before justice was served, but the story isn't over.
Charles Lane
August 20
Central American migrants traveling in a caravan in 2018 sat on the bridge over the Suchiate River that separates Guatemala and Mexico.

A surprise, perhaps, but people are leaving Guatemala because life is getting better

Improved conditions lead to population growth, which leads to migration. It's a cycle we've seen before, and we can help it run its course.
Andrew Ross Sorkin
August 20
JPMorgan Chase chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon testified before the U.S. House Financial Services Committee in April. A group of influential CEOs, which

A business philosophy focused only on shareholders failed the people

A group of corporate leaders is late but welcomed in renewing a focus on all stakeholders, including employees and communities.
August 19

If Americans want a better political climate, they'll have to make it

We're all to blame for poisoned rhetoric, and we have to demand better.
Ross Douthat
August 19
If the recession comes, don’t expect to see this guy in power, but don’t underestimate his movement.

What to expect when you're expecting a recession

Don't know if it's coming, but if it does, these will be the consequences for politicians, parties and professions.
Leonid Bershidsky
August 19
The town of Upernavik in western Greenland, a country that has caught President Donald Trump’s acquisitive eye. Territorial transfers aren’t commo

Trump can't buy Greenland but isn't crazy to covet it

It's not for sale, but it is strategic, and this is the third time the U.S. has expressed interest.
Jennifer Rubin
August 19
Former Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams at an appearance before the 110th NAACP National Convention in Detroit in July. In a television int

What Stacey Abrams brings to the leadership conversation

She's a talented communicator because she is logical and because she makes the voters' problem the starting point for any policy discussion.
Jacqueline Brux
August 19
Photo illustration.

Counterpoint: Single-payer solves the 'side effects' of health care policy

Eliminate inefficiency, save money, improve outcomes.
Caitjan Gainty
August 19
People marched in central London to mark the 70th anniversary of the forming of the National Health Service (NHS) in 2018. The NHS’s “equal access

Why universal health care isn't enough

Poverty, homelessness, and inadequate housing and nutrition are improved by greater access to resources, not by more doctor visits.
Anne Applebaum
August 19
An opposition activist held a poster reading “The authorities trample on the Constitution/ Bring freedom and Constitution back to people!” during

What protests in Russia and Hong Kong can teach us

In two of the most authoritarian countries on the planet, unprecedented prodemocracy demonstrations are now unfolding, inspiring precisely the same generation that is bored by democracy in the West.
August 17

Forgetting kids in cars: Nobody is immune, and technology can help

More than 800 children have died in hot vehicles from 1998 to 2019.
Charles Lane
August 17
The author Ta-Nehisi Coates, who has advocated strongly for reparations, testified at a House Judiciary Subcommittee hearing regarding the issue on Ju

Would reparations for slavery be constitutional?

The topic has been in the news of late, but decisions in affirmative-action cases before the U.S. Supreme Court suggest an uphill climb.
John Rash
August 17
Protesters held a sit-in rally at the arrival hall of the Hong Kong International airport on Aug. 12.

Rash Report: Dissent seen despite rise of autocratic age

In Hong Kong, Moscow and elsewhere, a citizen-led counternarrative, though not yet a counterrevolution, to repressive regimes.
Eli Lake
August 16
U.S. Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn, and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., spoke about Israel’s decision to deny entry ahead of their planned visit to Jerusalem and

Israel's sorry response to a U.S. tweet

In barring visits by Omar and Tlaib after Trump's Twitter comments, Netanyahu looked weak.
D.J. Tice
August 16
Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at the U.S. Justice Department in 2015 to discuss the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., in 2014. Ha

'Murder,' they tweeted, falsely, seeking office

The Democrats find grist in the Ferguson story, but not the whole story.
Nancy McReady
August 16
Part of the proposed site of PolyMet mining operations in Hoyt Lakes, Minn.

Counterpoint: Transparency, PolyMet foes demand. If only they'd noticed 14 years of it.

Public feedback was sought as early as 2005. Guess it doesn't matter when the last word is always "no."
Scott Lambert
August 16
Hennepin Avenue during an evening commute in July. Among the many transportation changes being implemented in Minneapolis is the conversion of parking

Counterpoint: Let people choose how they get around, even if it's by car

Those who are carless and think the rest of us should be too really ignore the practical realities.
Doug Berdie
August 16
Photo illustration

Sign here: A Contract with Common Sense

Seven promises that politicians in both major parties should be willing to make.
Claudia Gryvatz Copquin
August 16
Turns out that there’s a capacity to adapt, both for my daughter at college and my mother in the independent-living facility.

It's hard to leave a loved one behind a strange new door

That's true whether she's 18 or 86 — whether her life is expanding or winding down.
August 15

Northern Minnesota's forests need human help

Restoration is a proactive way to try to hold back drastic change.
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