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Opinion | Republicans, the Time Has Come

You have always told us that you believe in the distinctive greatness of the United States of America. “America is different,” as Senator Marco Rubio has said. Ben Sasse likes to say that “America is an idea” — a commitment to universal dignity over brute power.

The president of the Un...

WeWork C.E.O. Adam Neumann Steps Down Under Pressure

Adam Neumann turned WeWork into one of the most valuable start-ups in the world largely through the force of his outsize personality. He persuaded investors to give him billions of dollars and employees to believe that the shared-office company was changing the world.

That same mix of ...

WeWork C.E.O.’s Ouster Is Weighed in Bid to Salvage I.P.O.

We’s botched I.P.O. could prove to be one of the biggest flops on Wall Street. Other high-flying start-ups, including Uber and Lyft, were also unprofitable when they went public earlier this year. And long before Uber’s I.P.O., its co-founder was ousted amid a growing number of internal scanda...

Opinion | Our Food Is Killing Too Many of Us

The Democratic debate on health care has to date centered around who should be covered and who should pay the bill. That debate, which has been going on for decades, has no clear answers and cannot be easily resolved because of two fundamental realities: Health care is expensive, and Americans...

Opinion | Save Capitalism by Paying People More

American businesses are sending a clear message: They need to focus on doing more than making profit. On Monday, the Business Roundtable, which represents the largest corporations in the United States, published a new, broader statement about the purpose of business, declaring that delivering ...

Trump Approves Strikes on Iran, but Then Abruptly Pulls Back

As late as 7 p.m., military and diplomatic officials were expecting a strike, after intense discussions and debate at the White House among the president’s top national security officials and congressional leaders, according to multiple senior administration officials involved in or briefed on...

The Latest: Efforts to Influence Flynn?

The document says Flynn and his attorneys received communications from unidentified people connected to the administration and Congress that "could have affected both his willingness to cooperate and the completeness of that cooperation." Prosecutors say Flynn provided a voicemail recording of...

Can CBD Really Do All That?

When Catherine Jacobson first heard about the promise of cannabis, she was at wits’ end. Her 3-year-old son, Ben, had suffered from epileptic seizures since he was 3 months old, a result of a brain malformation called polymicrogyria. Over the years, Jacobson and her husband, Aaron, have tried ...

San Francisco Bans Facial Recognition Technology

The action, which came in an 8-to-1 vote by the Board of Supervisors, makes San Francisco the first major American city to block a tool that many police forces are turning to in the search for both small-time criminal suspects and perpetrators of mass carnage.

The authorities used the ...

Joe Biden Announces 2020 Run for President

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. announced Thursday that he would seek the Democratic nomination to challenge President Trump in 2020, marshaling his experience and global stature in a bid to lead a party increasingly defined by a younger generation that might be skeptical of his age ...