Why the Right to Vote Is Not a Right
Allan J. Lichtman’s “The Embattled Vote in America” looks at how some Americans have tried to restrict the vote of other Americans.
Read More… How Did We Get to the Savagery of ‘Tender Age’ Shelters?
A “border security” machine was handed over to a cruel, indecent president. We must smash the machine.
Read More… Italy’s Economy Was Humming Nicely. Then Came Trump.
Between the Trump administration’s steel tariffs, the reinstatement of sanctions on Iran, and political chaos, Italy is again struggling economically.
Read More… The Class Struggle According to Donald Trump
In the lopsided battle between capital and labor, the president has a clear favorite.
Read More… Lives at Risk Inside a Senior Complex in Puerto Rico With No Power
Conditions at the largest housing project for low-income seniors on the hurricane-ravaged island illustrate a health crisis for the most vulnerable.
Read More… Encountering Robots While Still Using Fax Machines in Japan
Motoko Rich, the Tokyo bureau chief for The New York Times, discussed how Japanese robotics were highly advanced even as communicating by fax remained ingrained.
Read More… The Independent Women’s Designers Having a Big Moment
Maria Cornejo, Rachel Comey and Mona Kowalska have been quietly running their environmentally responsible, community-driven labels in New York City for decades. Why thinking small is having a big moment.
Read More… Washing Machine War Will Test Trump’s Mettle on Trade
President Trump will be the ultimate arbiter in a trade case launched Thursday over imports of washing machines made by Samsung and LG.
Read More… At the Telluride Film Festival, the Past Isn’t Safe at All
At this year’s edition, the movies looked ahead (to the Oscars) and back into history, none better than Alfonso Cuarón’s semi-autobiographical “Roma.”
Read More… The Trump Fog Machine
His legislative agenda is in tatters, but his master strategy — throwing out distraction bombs — is working.
Read More… Portugal Dared to Cast Aside Austerity. It’s Having a Major Revival.
At a time of mounting uncertainty in Europe, the country has defied critics who insisted on austerity as the answer to the Continent’s economic and financial crisis.
Read More… New Jersey Woman on Oxygen Dies After Electric Company Shuts Off Her Power
Public Service Electric and Gas Company said it tried multiple times to contact someone at the Newark home before power was turned off on Thursday.
Read More… A New Way for Machines to See, Taking Shape in Toronto
One of the pioneers of so-called computer vision is working on ways to deal with issues his old ideas could not solve.
Read More… G.E. Announces Progress on Cost-Cutting, but Risks Still Lurk
The company, which reported a 30 percent decline in net profit to $615 million, has set about shrinking its business to focus on three major operations.
Read More… As Big Firms Get Bigger, Rate Cuts May Pack Less Punch: Study
Low interest rates may do less to boost business spending in today’s economy than in years past because the big companies that now dominate many industries tend to use their money on intangibles that do not get cheaper as borrowing costs fall.
Read More… Rolling Summer Blackouts Weigh on Libya’s Struggling Traders
Lengthy power outages have left tradesmen and small businesses in Libya struggling to survive in an economy already crippled by a liquidity crisis and high inflation.
Read More… Developing Countries May Need Their Own Strategies to Cope With Job-Taking Robots
Proposals for dealing with the impact of automation have been developed in the West, and may not translate effectively to poorer countries.
Read More… Australians Are the World’s Biggest Gambling Losers, and Some Seek Action
The average Australian adult loses around $900 to gambling each year — more than double the rate of Americans — and electronic gaming machines are getting the blame.
Read More… G.E. Makes a Sharp ‘Pivot’ on Digital
The industrial giant plunged into internet-era software with gusto. But it has trimmed back after finding that becoming a tech player is daunting and costly.
Read More… In Puerto Rico, Waiting for Power, for Tourists, for the Flowers
Months after Hurricane Maria, the island is struggling to regain its balance. The flora tell a melancholy story.