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President Biden declared a goal of reducing U,S. carbon emissions by half in less than nine years. That will be tough, but it is vitally necessary.

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The House speaker said, ‘Thank you, George Floyd, for sacrificing your life for justice.’ It was not a wise choice of words.

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More than 40% of Republicans say they refuse to take the COVID vaccine. This group could prove to be the biggest barrier to achieving herd immunity in America.

The wall breeds violence, crime and poverty and has shaped the immigration debate for a generation.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy insists the GOP is not the party of ‘nativist dog whistles.’ This might strike some observers of the last four years as a bit of a surprise.

In the absence of clear standards and language proficiency tests, it can be hard for doctors to assess accurately their own language skills.

Stop obsessing over the admission rates of elite colleges, which have never been central to solving the problem of access to higher education.

New ways to monitor the immune systems of COVID-19 patients could be useful in understanding the long-term symptoms of Lyme disease, among other conditions.


As the country grapples with the role of systemic racism, The Times has committed to examining its past.

All presidential elections are uniquely consequential, but a good case can be made that the next one is the most important of our lives. The time has come to undo the great mistake of 2016 and drive Trump out of office at the ballot box.

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Ideas and commentary on building a livable, sustainable Los Angeles.

A six-part series from the editorial board on the humanitarian crisis unfolds in our streets.