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  1. Making City Streets Safer for Cyclists and Walkers Opinion, Today

    Readers call for stricter enforcement of traffic rules for bike riders and stricter punishments for reckless drivers. Also: When Obama picked Joe Biden; whose history gets taught.

  2. Joe Biden, Recalling ’68, Asks Audience to Imagine Obama’s Assassination U.S., August 23

    “Imagine what would have happened if, God forbid, Barack Obama had been assassinated after becoming the de facto nominee,” Mr. Biden said, evoking the tumult of 1968.

  3. Don’t Kill the Filibuster Opinion, August 23

    Democracy isn’t just about majority rule.

  4. Has Trump Kept His Promises? Opinion, August 22

    He deserves at least some credit for convincing people that he’s doing what he said he’d do.

  5. Mike Pompeo: Secretary of Hypocrisy Opinion, August 22

    If Pompeo has a sense of honor, he might consider resigning rather than fathering the catastrophe that may soon befall Afghanistan.

  6. Fact-Checking Trump’s Claim That He Didn’t Start Family Separations at Border U.S., August 21

    The president continued his effort to blame his predecessor for one of his most controversial policies.

  7. Trump Says Russia Should Be Readmitted to G7 U.S., August 20

    President Trump issued his latest call for ending Moscow’s international pariah status, but the idea is likely to earn a cool reception at the annual Group of 7 summit starting this weekend.

  8. Trump Says It Would Be ‘Appropriate’ to Have Russia in the G7 Video, August 20

    President Trump said Russia should be readmitted to the Group of 7 nations during a meeting on Tuesday with Romania’s president.

  9. Trump Has Right to End DACA, Justice Dept. Tells Supreme Court U.S., August 19

    The government’s brief in the case, about the fate of the program that shields the young immigrants known as Dreamers, is the first salvo in a legal test of the president’s immigration agenda.

  10. The Species Act, Endangered: ‘Like a Plan From a Cartoon Villain’ Opinion, August 17

    The president and his Interior Department undermine the landmark Endangered Species Act in the service of “energy dominance.”

  11. Ebola Could Be Eradicated — But Only if the World Works Together Opinion, August 16

    New treatments for Ebola and drug-resistant tuberculosis offer hope, but they won’t be successful on their own.

  12. Obama and Biden’s Relationship Looks Rosy. It Wasn’t Always That Simple. U.S., August 16

    Their partnership is the stuff of buddy-movie lore, but those who saw it up close described a more difficult, complicated dynamic.

  13. Trump Tower on Obama Avenue: 290,000 Say Yes, but It Won’t Happen New York, August 15

    Even in deep blue New York, there are limits to trolling President Trump.

  14. Obama Shares His Summer Reading List Books, August 14

    The former president recommended new books by Téa Obreht and Colson Whitehead, as well as well-known works by Hilary Mantel and Toni Morrison.

  15. At Chemical Plant Under Construction, Trump Builds List of Grievances U.S., August 13

    Mr. Trump railed against China, President Obama, the lawsuits he’s facing, and, as always, his media coverage.

  16. Harry Reid: The Filibuster Is Suffocating the Will of the American People Opinion, August 12

    To save our country’s future, Democrats must abolish this arcane Senate rule.

  17. Inside the Government, Addressing Domestic Terrorism Has Been Fraught U.S., August 11

    For very different reasons, the Homeland Security Department under both the Obama and Trump administrations has struggled to elevate concerns about white nationalism and extremism.

  18. Does Trump Help Fuel Mass Shootings? Opinion, August 8

    And are Democrats breaking up with Obama?

  19. Can the Democrats Do Better Than Trump on North Korea? Opinion, August 5

    We surveyed the leading candidates on how they would deal with the nuclear threat from Kim Jong-un.

  20. Shootings Spur Debate on Extremism and Guns, With Trump on Defense U.S., August 5

    Mr. Trump’s usual methods of deflection sputtered as he faced new criticism and scrutiny for the plain echoes of his own rhetoric in the El Paso gunman’s anti-immigrant manifesto.

  21. Shootings Renew Debate Over How to Combat Domestic Terrorism U.S., August 5

    Federal authorities say they want to employ the same approach used in battling global extremism. But there are political and civil rights concerns.

  22. Democratic Candidates Praise Labor — and the Obama Legacy, Too U.S., August 3

    After widespread criticism over attacks on Barack Obama at this past week’s debates, Democratic candidates at a labor forum in Las Vegas took a very different tack.

  23. Worst Democratic Strategy Yet: Attack Obama’s Legacy Opinion, August 2

    Rather than effectively prosecute the easy case against the worst president ever, the Democrats went after one of the best.

  24. Conservatives Are Hiding Their ‘Loathing’ Behind Our Flag Opinion, August 2

    The molten core of right-wing nationalism is the furious denial of America’s unalterably multiracial, multicultural national character.

  25. Debates Identify Plenty of Democratic Divisions, but Not a Consensus Favorite U.S., August 1

    Joseph R. Biden Jr. is the front-runner, but a fragile one. And now he finds himself defending his ties to Barack Obama, whose legacy drew some criticism from other Democrats.

  26. Joe Biden Is Learning That Liberals Eat Their Own Opinion, August 1

    It’s astonishing to see other Democratic candidates attack him for his role in their party’s historic successes.

  27. Why Rate Cuts Don’t Help Much Anymore Business, August 1

    Interest rates have been so low for so long that further cuts may not do a lot to stave off a slowdown, the economist Austan Goolsbee says.

  28. The Democrats Should Stop Doing Trump’s Work for Him Opinion, July 30

    Yes, the two-night, 20-candidate format is ludicrous, but can we please have a reasonable debate about America’s future?

  29. Got $100,000 to Buy Obama’s Old Basketball Jersey at Auction? Sports, July 30

    An auction house selling the jersey, which the former president is believed to have worn while playing in high school, says it could fetch that much when bidding closes in August.

  30. Trevor Noah Defends Baltimore Rats After Trump’s Attacks Arts, July 30

    Noah joked that “the best cities in the world,” like Paris, London and New York, all had rats because “rats want to have a good time, too.”

  31. How a Medicare Buy-In or Public Option Could Threaten Obamacare Health, July 29

    Some Democrats are proposing a government alternative to private insurance. But allowing people to choose such a plan may destabilize the A.C.A., some experts say.

  32. Winston Churchill Would Despise Boris Johnson Opinion, July 27

    Britain’s new leader has a sadly exaggerated sense of the importance his country will have after Brexit.