China’s Leaders Are Having Fun With Us. Who Can Blame Them?

AdvertisementSupported byThomas L. FriedmanBy Thomas L. FriedmanOpinion ColumnistAnyone who says that China’s President Xi Jinping does not have a sense of humor is definitely not following the news from the Pacific these days.China last week applied for membership in the Trans-Pacific Partnership — the trade deal that was originally negotiated by President Barack Obama precisely …

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Crisis at Rikers and N.Y.C Jails Grows With 12th Death in Custody

AdvertisementSupported byThe man who died was being held at the Vernon C. Bain Center, a floating jail barge docked just north of Rikers Island.By Jonah E. Bromwich and Jan RansomA man who was being held at a New York City jail died on Wednesday, becoming the 12th person in city custody to die this year.Stephan …

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Worried About Your Teen on Social Media? Here’s How to Help.

AdvertisementSupported byFor kids, developing a healthier relationship with Instagram and other platforms can be tricky.By Christina CaronThe Wall Street Journal revealed last week that researchers at Instagram had studied for years how its photo-sharing app affects young users and found that it can be particularly harmful to teenage girls, news that alarmed parents and lawmakers.According …

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The Roots of French Pique

AdvertisementSupported bySerge SchmemannBy Serge SchmemannMr. Schmemann is a member of the editorial board.It’s hardly surprising that France would be furious over losing a multibillion-dollar arms deal with Australia, all the more so because it believes it was blindsided as Canberra, Washington and London secretly worked to get a different deal for themselves.But recalling ambassadors, as …

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Gender Pronouns Are Changing. It’s Exhilarating.

AdvertisementSupported byJohn McWhorterBy John McWhorterOpinion WriterThe other day I had occasion to use the pronoun “they” in the new way, referring to a specific person. Not your grandfather’s singular “they” with its generic meaning — “A student can hand their paper in early if they want to” — but “they” as in, “Roberta wants a …

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New York’s Superstar Progressive Isn’t A.O.C.

AdvertisementSupported byBret StephensBy Bret StephensOpinion ColumnistRitchie Torres, a congressman from America’s poorest district — New York’s 15th, in the Bronx — quietly bristles at the A.O.C. comparison.“There’s a sense in which the media narrative diminishes me,” he tells me over plates of pasta at a restaurant in the Bronx’s Little Italy when I raise the …

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Michael Gandolfini and the Riddle of Tony Soprano

AdvertisementSupported byIn “The Many Saints of Newark,” James Gandolfini’s son takes on his father’s iconic role. But knowing his dad hardly prepared him for the work ahead.By Dave ItzkoffWhen Michael Gandolfini was filming his role in “The Many Saints of Newark,” a period crime drama that casts him as a precocious teenage troublemaker named Tony …

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Inside Facebook’s Push to Defend Its Image

AdvertisementSupported byMark Zuckerberg, the chief executive, has signed off on an effort to show users pro-Facebook stories and to distance himself from scandals.By Ryan Mac and Sheera FrenkelMark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, signed off last month on a new initiative code-named Project Amplify.The effort, which was hatched at an internal meeting in January, had a …

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America Is Being Held for Ransom. It Needs to Fight Back.

AdvertisementSupported byGuest EssayBy Dmitri AlperovitchMr. Alperovitch, a computer scientist, is chairman of the Silverado Policy Accelerator, a think tank focused on cybersecurity, trade security and climate change, and a co-founder and former chief technology officer of CrowdStrike, a cybersecurity company.The digital scourge known as ransomware — in which hackers shut down electronic systems until a …

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Lena Waithe, Gillian Flynn to Become Book Publishers With Zando

AdvertisementSupported byThe two women are joining Zando, an independent publishing company founded last year that plans to work with authors and sell books in unconventional ways.By Alexandra AlterWhen Gillian Flynn submitted her novel “Gone Girl” to her publisher, Crown, she wasn’t sure what executives would make of the story’s twists and its churlish, unreliable female …

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