• Wed. Mar 3rd, 2021

He Won a Varsity Letter at 16. He Finally Got It When He Was 79.

He was a skinny high school student who had asthma, a high-pitched voice and effeminate mannerisms. He kept his distance from football players, who he said bullied him, but when…

U.S. Urges Ethiopia to End Hostilities in Tigray

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken on Tuesday pressed the leader od Ethiopia to end hostilities in the northern Tigray region, citing a “growing number of credible reports…

Possible Showdown Over Myanmar Ambassador Looms at U.N.

A conflict over who represents Myanmar at the United Nations intensified on Tuesday, with the possibility that the country’s ambassador would be clashing with a deputy assigned by the military…

To My Daughter, With Love

“I thought about how I’d explain to my African baby girl that Black women are severely unprotected and unsupported.” — Ten Pittmon, artist, writer, small business owner and mother [In…

Ambitious Republicans’ Dance: Embrace Trump, but Don’t Try to Be Him

Armed with more than just a senator’s voting record, governors often have an early edge in presidential contests. But in a moment when almost every prominent Republican — from governors…

Biden Administration Announces First Sanctions on Russia in Navalny Case

While the Navalny case was a vivid example of Russian brutality — his F.S.B. attackers stalked him as he traveled across Europe and apparently applied the nerve agent to his…

With Demise of Wage Increase, Biden and Democrats Face Progressive Ire

Others fault the Senate parliamentarian, Elizabeth MacDonough, for her guidance, questioning why she would reject the provision when she has allowed other seemingly unrelated initiatives with less effect on the…

When Did the Pandemic Become Real for You?

A year ago, the United States counted its first known coronavirus-related death. Since then, more than 500,000 Americans have died. No other country has lost as many lives. Daily life…

Abbott Ends Texas Mask Mandate, Says Businesses Can Fully Reopen

Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas said on Tuesday that he was ending his statewide mask mandate, effective March 10, and that all businesses in the state could then operate with…

Tiny Love Stories: ‘We Are Not Ready for Real Life’

The Last Word My first message to you, 44 years after high school: “I remember you; you had that long, pretty hair.” You told me about the car accident that…