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Paris attacks: What happened on the night

<b>The attacks in Paris on the night of Friday 13 November by gunmen and suicide bombers hit a concert hall, a major stadium, restaurants and bars, almost simultaneously - and left 130 people dead and hundreds wounded.</b><p>The attacks were described by President Francois Hollande as an "act of war" …

France

Shutting Down Conversations About Rape at Harvard Law

This is a piece on a subject about which I may soon be prevented from publishing, depending on how events unfold. Last month, near the time that CNN broadcast the documentary “The Hunting Ground,” which focusses on four women who say their schools neglected their claims of sexual assault, I joined …

Title IX

Ike’s Advice: How to Avoid a Multiplicity of Fears

Bernie Sanders was eleven years old when Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Supreme Allied Commander in the war against Nazi Germany, won the Presidency in 1952. Eisenhower was no socialist, despite Sanders’s joke during the recent Democratic Presidential debate, though it’s been pointed out that a long …

Bernie Sanders, Loud and Clear

From the beginning of Saturday night’s Democratic debate, Senator Bernie Sanders was very clear on what he wanted to talk about. He began with two sentences about the terrorist attacks in Paris, expressing his horror and disgust, then he moved onto his main message: “I’m running for President, …

Harsh Talk

Three years ago, after the reëlection of Barack Obama, a rueful Republican National Committee launched an inquiry into where the Party had gone wrong. Researchers for the Growth & Opportunity Project contacted more than twenty-six hundred people—voters, officeholders, Party operatives—conducted …

Government

Why the New Vatican Leaks Scandal Is Different

It has been an unusually turbulent week in Rome. The Vatican’s gendarmes arrested two members of Pope Francis’s economic-reform committee—Lucio Angel Vallejo Balda, a powerful monsignor, and Francesca Immacolata Chaouqui, whose background is in public relations—for allegedly leaking documents to …

America’s Vital Interests in Syria

In an essay that appeared in <i>The National Interest</i> at the start of last year, John Mearsheimer, who is perhaps the leading academic proponent of a “realist” approach to international affairs, argued that the United States should restrict its military interventions to areas of “vital strategic …

Google Drive update makes sharing files much more convenient

I don’t know about you, but in my case Google happens to have most of my information on its servers. It knows my contacts, locations, my most private conversations and it even has a full backup of my computer in Drive. This is why I am glad the Search Giant continues to make its services as secure …

Google Drive

Obama’s Change of Heart on Testing

When President Obama entered office, nearly seven years ago, it was with a promise of “hope over fear, unity over division,” as he told voters in the closing days of his first Presidential campaign. It could not then have been anticipated that one of the unintended ways in which liberals and …

Education

Where the Benghazi Committee Went Wrong

There was a moment early on during Thursday’s long-awaited Benghazi hearing when Hillary Clinton looked a bit uncomfortable. It came when the Republican congressman Peter Roskam, of Illinois, was asking the former Secretary of State about the debates that took place inside the Obama Administration …

The Populist Prophet

Bernie Sanders has spent decades attacking inequality. Now the country is listening.<p>If you attended a Bernie Sanders rally this summer, when his seemingly quixotic Presidential campaign began gathering force, you might have noticed a few surprising things about the crowd. One was the scarcity of …

The Pointless Cowardice of John Boehner

The mainstream reaction to the forced resignation of John Boehner as the Speaker of the House has been a kind of weary admiration. He fought the good fight against the extremists in his Republican caucus, the narrative goes, but his solid Midwestern virtues (he’s from Ohio) were ultimately no …

The Fearful and the Frustrated

Donald Trump’s nationalist coalition takes shape—for now.<p>On July 23rd, Donald Trump’s red-white-and-navy-blue Boeing 757 touched down in Laredo, Texas, where the temperature was climbing to a hundred and four degrees. In 1976, the <i>Times</i> introduced Trump, then a little-known builder, to readers as a …

The Cop

Darren Wilson was not indicted for shooting Michael Brown. Many people question whether justice was done.<p>Darren Wilson, the former police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, an eighteen-year-old African-American, in Ferguson, Missouri, has been living for several months on a nondescript …