Opinion | The U.S. Needs to Stop the Confusion Over Boosters

By Aaron E. Carroll Dr. Carroll, a pediatrician, is the chief health officer for Indiana University and a writer who focuses on public health research and policy. Last year, many Americans (including me) despaired when the Trump administration’s policy around Covid vaccines veered away from science and the advice of

Opinion | Is Being a Football Fan Unethical?

Produced by ‘The Argument’ It’s the start of another N.F.L. season, the time of year Americans turn on their televisions to watch their favorite teams make spectacular plays and their favorite players commit incredible acts of athleticism. But is America’s favorite pastime actually its guiltiest pleasure? Can fans ethically enjoy

Your Wednesday Briefing

We’re covering the Taliban’s new acting leadership, the lagging vaccination rate in Eastern Europe and China’s commitment to narrow the wage gap. The Taliban announce government posts The Taliban chose people to fill several cabinet positions on an acting basis, stopping short of formally announcing a permanent government in Afghanistan.

Opinion | The Power in Numbers

It’s not easy to create a union in the United States, but some workers are determined to try. Supported by Photographs by Damon Winter Text by Binyamin Appelbaum In early September 1921, the federal government dispatched thousands of troops and 15 fighter planes to Logan County, W.Va., to assist in

Opinion | What’s Wrong With Sex Between Professors and Students? It’s Not What You Think.

By Amia Srinivasan Amia Srinivasan is a professor of philosophy at the University of Oxford. This essay is adapted from her forthcoming book, “The Right to Sex.” Netflix’s new hit comedy “The Chair” revels in certain clichés of university life — mock-Gothic buildings, wood paneling, crusty old-timers who don’t know

Opinion | Wonking Out: A Very Austrian Pandemic

Remember Austrian economics? In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, a number of conservatives rejected Keynesian economic prescriptions and claimed instead to be devotees of the Austrian School, especially Friedrich Hayek. It’s questionable how many of these self-proclaimed “Austrians” actually knew what they were endorsing. In general, when right-wingers

Opinion | As the Afghanistan Deadline Arrives

More from our inbox: To the Editor: Re “Let’s Not Pretend That the Way We Withdrew From Afghanistan Was the Problem,” by Ezra Klein (column, nytimes.com, Aug. 26): Many members of my extended family and former clients are from Afghanistan, and it is concerning that the prevailing wisdom has now

Your Friday Briefing

We’re covering the bomb attacks near the Kabul airport and the meeting between President Biden and Prime Minister Naftali Bennett of Israel in Washington. Bombings near Kabul airport leave dozens dead Two suicide bombers struck a dense crowd outside Hamid Karzai International Airport in the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing