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It’s entirely reasonable and, frankly, rational to relax the outdoor face covering rules as we head into warmer weather. The risks of COVID infection from strolling around outside are so low as to be negligible.

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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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The ultra-wealthy pay too little into state coffers. A 1% or even 1.5% wealth tax would be peanuts to them but a $22-billion boon for California.

Most cities respond to even egregious police misconduct with denial and defensiveness. That’s why the Justice Department needs to compel reforms.

Indigenous activists in Peru fighting deforestation of the Amazon are doing the work that protects all of us from climate catastrophes.

California can do for flooded highways and eroding beaches what it has mostly failed to do for fire — prepare, plan and make changes.

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.


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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