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NYT Opinion: Just Because Trump Is Ridiculous, It Doesn´t Mean He Isn´t Dangerous.

 Source: Jamelle Bouie 6-8 minutes Credit...Brendan Smialowski/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images It may well be that “real” authoritarians don’t actually lose elections. But at this point in time, we can safely say that there’s no question that Donald Trump was determined to overturn the 2020 presidential election and end American constitutional government in order to stay in office. According to my colleague Katie Benner, reporting for The Times, Trump repeatedly pressured the Justice Department to “just say the election was corrupt” and “leave the rest to me” so that “he and his allies in Congress could use the assertion to try to overturn the results,” as indicated in notes taken by Richard Donoghue, who was then the acting deputy attorney general. As with the entire effort to overturn the results of the election, Trump’s behavior was as clumsy as it was in earnest. He truly wanted the Justice Departm

NYT Opinion: by Max Strasser Can Silicon Valley find God?

 Source: 3-4 minutes By Max Strasser One of the most famous Jewish folk tales is about the Golem of Prague. It goes something like this: In the 16th century, the Jews of Prague were being terrorized by their anti-Semitic neighbors. A leading rabbi had what seemed like a smart idea: He’d create a powerful Golem — a kind of monster made from clay and infused with the spirit of life — to fight back. Sounds like a good plan, but you know how these things can go. The Golem, created with the best of intentions, grew bigger and stronger until he became a danger to those he was supposed to help. Eventually, the rabbi had to put the Golem down. Even if you’ve never heard this particular story before, it’s probably not entirely unfamiliar. It resembles “Frankenstein” and “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” among other stories. But I worry that it may be similarly applicable to something less mythological and more contemporary: artificial intel

NYT Opinion: The Debates Were a Failure of Journalism - October 20, 2016

Thursday, October 20, 2016 » Opinion Josh Haner/The New York Times Wednesday wrapped up three weeks of presidential campaign debates. It was also a three-week period in which cities in at least 34 states reported record-high

HIllary Clinton Convention Day 1 - July 25, 2016: Arguments, Provocations and Observations from Times Opinion Writers.

Hillary Clinton's Convention: Day 1 Arguments, provocations and observations from Times Opinion writers.  JULY 25, 2016

NYT Opinion - July 22, 2016: Make America Hate Again


NYT Opinion - May 26, 2016: The Nazi Tweets of "Trump God Emperor"   Jonathan Weisman   I am not the first Jewish journalist to experience the onslaught. Julia Ioffe was served up on social media in concentration camp garb and worse after Trump supporters took umbrage with her profile of Melania Trump in GQ magazine. The would-be first lady later told an interviewer that Ms. Ioffe had provoked it. The anti-Semitic hate hurled at the conservative commentator Bethany Mandel prompted her to buy a gun.

NYT Opinion Pages - April 11, 2016: Can Liberals Frack

Image Gary Sernovitz Thomas Fuchs AS the Democratic presidential campaign comes to New York, the candidates are competing to dance on the grave of fracking,

NYT Opinion - February 11, 2016: Britain, Better-Off Out of Europe by Louis Mensh.

Image Britain, Better-off Out of Europe Louise Mensch       Kelly Blair Valentine’s Day is the traditional feast of love. But this February, Britons are more fixated on a political divorce.

NYT Opinion - February 3, 2016: To End Syria's War, Help Assad's Officers Defect.


NYT Opinion - November 20, 2015: Saudi Arabia, an ISIS That Has Made It.

Image Saudi Arabia, an ISIS That Has Made It Kamel Daoud Kelly Blair Black Daesh, white Daesh. The former slits throats, kills, stones, cuts off hands, destroys humanity’s common heritage and despises archaeology, women and non-Muslims. The latter is better dressed and neater but does the same things. The Islamic State; Saudi Arabia. In its struggle against terrorism, the West wages war on one, but shakes hands with the other. This is a mechanism of denial, and denial has a price: preserving the famous strategic alliance with Saudi Arabia at the risk of forgetting that the kingdom also relies on an alliance with a religious clergy that produces, legitimizes, spreads, preaches and defends Wahhabism, the ultra-puritanical form of Islam that Daesh feeds on. From NYT Advertisers Wahhabism, a messianic radicalism that aros

Anarchy in the House: NYT Opinion Pages - September 29, 2015. Anarchy in the House Geoffrey Kabaservice Doug Mills/The New York Times REPUBLICANS aren’t big fans of Karl Marx, but perhaps they should ponder his observation that history repeats itself first as tragedy, then as farce. As preposterous presidential candidates dominate the polls and extremists topple congressional leaders, the Republican Party is headed for a replay of the catastrophic Goldwater revolt of the early 1960s. It may be an entertaining spectacle, but it’s dangerous.

Let Refugees Fly to Europe: NYT Opinion - September 24, 2015.

  Opinion Thursday, September 24, 2015   Op-Ed Contributor Let Refugees Fly to Europe Sébastien Thibault By ALEXANDER BETTS To stop needless deaths, screen them outside Europe, and allow legitimate asylum seekers to travel legally. Editorial Israel and America After the Iran Deal Cooperation between America and Middle East nations would be more effective in ensuring compliance than simply stepping up threats ag

NYT Opinon - August 3, 2015: Taking Presidential Hopefuls Seriously.

Opinion Monday, August 3, 2015 Room for Debate Taking Presidential Hopefuls Seriously The 2016 race for president is a crowded one, especially the battle for the Republican nomination.What's a 'crazy' candidate?

Conscience of a Liberal : The Last Austerians: NYT Opinion - April 29, 2015:

Opinion Wednesday, April 29, 201 Oliver Munday OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR In Baltimore, We're All Freddie Gray By D. WATKINS Like most blacks here, I've faced police aggression all my life. CONSCIENCE OF A LIBERAL The Last Austerians By PAUL KRUGMAN Me in the Guardian.

NYT Opinion - March 19, 2015: Netanyahu's Win Is Good for Palestine

V Opinion Thursday, March 19, 2015 For more Opinion, go to » OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR Netanyahu's Win Is Good for Palestine Thomas Coex/Agence France-Presse - Getty Images By YOUSEF MUNAYYER International pressure and sanctions on a right-wing government is the only thing that will change Israel's behavior. THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN Netanyahu Will Make History How is the rest of the world going to react to an Israeli government that rejects a two-state solution and employs anti-Arab dog whistles to get elected?

NYT Opinion - March 17, 2015: Could Obama Bypass the Supreme Court?

Opinion Tuesday, March 17, 2015 For more Opinion, go to » Pablo Delcán WILLIAM BAUDE Could Obama Bypass the Supreme Court? If it rules against the exchanges, the health law could still survive. Today's Columnists

NYT Opinion - January 21, 2015: Editorial: At the State of the Union, a President Outgunned in Congress Is Still Combative

Opinion Wednesday, January 21, 201 Editorial Alex Wong/Getty Images By raising the plight of the middle class in his State of the Union Message, President Obama firmly inserted issues of economic fairness into the political debate. THOMAS B. EDSALL Can Capitalists Save Capitalism? In his State of the Union address, President Obama demonstrated the influence of the Democratic Party's turn toward a more 'inclusive capitalism.' OP-TALK What America Thinks of the 2015 State of the Union Address By ANNA NORTH Watch the address and find out what observers are saying before, during, and afterward. TAKING NOTE Was Joni Ernst's State of the Union Rebuttal Conciliatory, or Just More of the Same? By ANDREW ROSENTHAL Republicans will be happy to compromise with President Obama, so long as he does everything they want. Today's Columnists FRANK BRUNI Cradle to Ivory Tower College is crucial. So is all that