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  1. There Is a Playbook for Police Reform Op Ed, Yesterday

    We helped write it.

  2. 6 Things to Do at Home This Weekend Weekend, Yesterday

    Our culture writers offer suggestions for what to watch or listen to while we’re housebound.

  3. Obama Voices Support for George Floyd Protesters and Calls for Police Reform Politics, June 3

    Mr. Obama, offering a starkly more upbeat assessment of peaceful protesters and their motives than President Trump has, urged people to “remember that this country was founded on protest — it is called the American Revolution.”

  4. Pope Francis Calls Unrest in U.S. ‘Disturbing’ Express, June 3

    The pope was the latest leader to speak out about social unrest in the United States after the death of George Floyd. Former Presidents Jimmy Carter, George W. Bush and Barack Obama have also commented.

  5. Past Presidents Faced Police Brutality and Protests. They Handled It Differently. Politics, May 30

    President Trump’s predecessors took different approaches when responding — or not responding — to police killings or assaults of black men. But they never threatened violence against protesters.

  6. What Trump, Biden and Obama Said About the Death of George Floyd Politics, May 29

    Both President Trump and Joseph R. Biden Jr. have called for justice for Mr. Floyd. Mr. Trump has also called protesters “thugs,” and Mr. Biden has blamed him for “incendiary tweets.”

  7. Campaigning in a Crisis: Obama, McCain and the 2008 Meltdown Politics, May 26

    Barack Obama and John McCain were rocked by a national emergency during the 2008 campaign, and their responses decided the race, aides say. There are lessons for Joseph R. Biden Jr. and President Trump.

  8. How Cubans Lost Faith in Revolution Op Ed, May 23

    In this election year, the key for American politicians to understanding Cuba’s politics is understanding its people and the promises of a better life that were not kept.

  9. How Cubans Lost Faith in Revolution Op Ed, May 23

    In this election year, the key for American politicians to understanding Cuba’s politics is understanding its people and the promises of a better life that were not kept.

  10. Trump Takes Aim at a Watergate Reform: The Independent Inspector General Washington, May 22

    The idea after the Watergate scandals was to keep government honest. President Trump’s goal seems to be to ensure its loyalty.

  11. First Inklings of Fame National, May 22

    The class of 2020 has no idea what the future holds — and neither do we. Here’s a look back at some icons starting on their paths to renown.

  12. Storytelling at the Supreme Court Op Ed, May 21

    Two recent cases on religion are about more than the tales they tell.

  13. Senate Panel, Urged On by Trump, Subpoenas Biden-Related Material Washington, May 20

    Republicans are using their Senate majority to try to uncover evidence of wrongdoing that President Trump believes is pivotal to his re-election chances in November.

  14. Senate Panel, Urged On by Trump, Subpoenas Biden-Related Material Washington, May 20

    Republicans are using their Senate majority to try to uncover evidence of wrongdoing that President Trump believes is pivotal to his party’s chances in November.

  15. New Conspiracy Theory, Familiar Path Politics, May 19

    President Trump’s baseless “Obamagate” charge illustrates how disinformation bubbles from the internet.

  16. Late Night: Who Could Obama Possibly Have Been Talking About? Culture, May 19

    As Trevor Noah noticed, Barack Obama didn’t mention any names when he criticized the coronavirus response, but supporters of President Trump took offense anyway.

  17. Partisan Politics During the Coronavirus Crisis Letters, May 18

    A reader urges leaders to “work together for the greater good of America” instead of their own self-interest. Others discuss the president’s attacks on Barack Obama and promise of a vaccine.

  18. Barr Dismisses Trump’s Claim That Russia Inquiry Was an Obama Plot Washington, May 18

    The attorney general said that an investigation into the Russia inquiry was focusing on others, not the former president.

  19. Michelle Obama and MTV to Host Virtual Proms Express, May 18

    The event on May 22 would be the latest high school ritual that students celebrated online because of social-distancing rules.

  20. Obama Lives in Trump’s Head Op Ed, May 17

    The president feels the need to shower lies and blame upon his predecessor.

  21. Read the Full Transcript of Obama’s High School Commencement Speech National, May 16

    Former President Barack Obama gave a commencement address to the nation’s high school seniors. Here is what he had to say.

  22. Read the Full Transcript of Obama’s H.B.C.U. Commencement Speech National, May 16

    Former President Barack Obama addressed a ceremony for graduates of historically black colleges and universities. Here is what he had to say.

  23. Obama Says U.S. Lacks Leadership on Virus in Commencement Speeches National, May 16

    The virus has “torn back the curtain on the idea that so many of the folks in charge know what they’re doing,” the former president said. “A lot of them aren’t even pretending to be in charge.”

  24. Why Bombs Made in America Have Been Killing Civilians in Yemen Investigative, May 16

    President Trump sees arms deals as jobs generators for firms like Raytheon, which has made billions in sales to the Saudi coalition. The Obama administration initially backed the Saudis too, but later regretted it as thousands died.

  25. Coronavirus Live Updates: Despite Risk of Resurgence, States Reopen National, May 16

    With more than two-thirds of states significantly relaxing restrictions, an uptick in cases is widely predicted. Former President Barack Obama will deliver a virtual commencement address to thousands of graduates at historically black colleges and...

  26. U.S. Lacks Leadership on Virus, Obama Tells Graduates National, May 16

    Investigators have uncovered a fraud ring that may have siphoned millions of dollars in unemployment payments. With more than two-thirds of states significantly relaxing restrictions, an uptick in cases is predicted.

  27. 5 Takeaways on U.S. Involvement in the World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis Investigative, May 16

    Thousands of civilians have died in Yemen, and American-made bombs sold to the Saudis have played a key role as the White House has sought to boost the arms industry.

  28. Trump Blames Tests and Obama Letters, May 15

    Readers cite the president’s recent claims that testing leads to virus cases, and that his predecessor was guilty of some unspecified crime. Also: The heroes among us; give New York streets over to outdoor dining.

  29. Obamagate Is a Fake Scandal. Rick Bright Described a Real One. Op Ed, May 15

    “The darkest winter in modern history” may soon be upon us, while Trumpists are obsessed with a new conspiracy theory.

  30. Changing Subject Amid a Pandemic, Trump Turns to an Old Ploy: Blame Obama Washington, May 14

    After pressure from the president, Senator Lindsey Graham agreed to hold a hearing, but he rebuffed Mr. Trump’s suggestion that his predecessor be called to testify.

  31. Fauci Doesn’t Want to Bring America Off the Bench, Trevor Noah Says Culture, May 13

    The “Daily Show” host likened reopening the country too soon to an athlete coming back early from an injury: “Now you’re just a gym teacher telling fifth-graders about how you could have gone pro.”

  32. McConnell, With Majority at Risk, Returns to an Old Target: Obama Washington, May 12

    Allies of the former president say any attempt to silence him will fail.

  33. McConnell, With Majority at Risk, Returns to an Old Target: Obama Washington, May 12

    Allies of the former president say any attempt to silence him will fail.

  34. Amid Covid-19, a Call for M.D.’s to Mail the Abortion Pill Opinion, May 12

    For decades, the consensus has been that F.D.A. regulations require that the abortion pill be obtained in a clinic. But that’s changing.

  35. Amid Covid-19, a Call for M.D.s to Mail the Abortion Pill Op Ed, May 12

    For decades, the consensus has been that F.D.A. regulations require that the abortion pill be obtained in a clinic. But that’s changing.

  36. Joe Biden’s Time in Sarah Palin’s Shadow Politics, May 11

    What two strange months in 2008 taught the former vice president about the politics of grievance, and how that might help him pick a running mate of his own to take on Donald Trump.

  37. Trump Is Using the Pandemic to Flout Immigration Laws Op Ed, May 11

    Refugees and unaccompanied children are the targets of summary border expulsions.

  38. Obama Warns That Dropped Charges Against Flynn Put ‘Rule of Law’ at Risk Washington, May 9

    Speaking to 3,000 supporters, the former president took a sharper line toward the Trump administration than he typically does in public.

  39. Gap Year? Do It Here Op Ed, May 7

    Taking a gap year at home can be as meaningful as doing one abroad.

  40. Trump Believes He’s Invincible, Trevor Noah Says Culture, May 7

    Not only is the president continuing to forgo masks, Noah said, but Trump also did something “he is usually too afraid to do — an interview with someone who doesn’t work at Fox News.”