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What the Manafort Verdict Means

What the Manafort Verdict Means

Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, leaving court in Alexandria, Va., in March.

Are We Really Still Calling This Shirt a ‘Wife Beater’?

Are We Really Still Calling This Shirt a ‘Wife Beater’?

Marlon Brando as Stanley Kowalski in “A Streetcar Named Desire.”

Democrats Are Running a Smart, Populist Campaign

Democrats Are Running a Smart, Populist Campaign

Stacey Abrams on the night she won Georgia’s Democratic primary for governor.

Clueless Versus Trump

Clueless Versus Trump

Representative Joaquin Castro speaking at a news conference on immigration reform and the looming government shutdown outside the Capitol on Friday.

Revelation of a Liverpool Soccer Fan

Revelation of a Liverpool Soccer Fan

Scenes from the Liverpool match being watched at the 11th Street Bar in the East Village.

The Best Model for a Nuclear Deal With North Korea? Iran

The Best Model for a Nuclear Deal With North Korea? Iran

A screen at a Seoul railway station in South Korea showing a news report Monday about President Trump’s planned meeting with Kim Jong-un of North Korea.

Lie Back and Take It, America

Lie Back and Take It, America

Bill Shine, formerly of Fox News, is to be President Trump’s deputy chief of staff for communications.

Please Don’t Call Him Presidential

Please Don’t Call Him Presidential

President Trump paying tribute to a slain Navy SEAL during a speech to Congress last year.

When Liberals Become Progressives, Much Is Lost

When Liberals Become Progressives, Much Is Lost

Daniel Patrick Moynihan in the Capitol in 1995. He forthrightly described himself as a liberal, while today the label “progressive” is becoming more common.

Trump to Dictators: Have a Nice Day

Trump to Dictators: Have a Nice Day

President Trump and tyrants he seems to like, from left: Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Kim Jong-un, Rodrigo Duterte and Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

Is the United States Losing Its Humanity?

Is the United States Losing Its Humanity?

Central American migrants in Irapuato, Mexico, on their way to the United States in April.

A Fistful of Liras

A Fistful of Liras

Tourists, many from Saudi Arabia and Asia, lining up in Istanbul this month outside a Louis Vuitton store next to a digital billboard giving updates on various currencies and the Turkish stock exchange.

The Cosmic Joke of Donald Trump’s Power

The Cosmic Joke of Donald Trump’s Power

Activists rally at the Supreme Court as President Donald Trump prepares to choose a replacement for Justice Anthony Kennedy.

The Rise and Fall of China’s ‘Stout,’ ‘Dark’ and ‘Not Pretty’ Pop Star

The Rise and Fall of China’s ‘Stout,’ ‘Dark’ and ‘Not Pretty’ Pop Star

Wang Ju, a contestant on the popular online Chinese talent show “Produce 101,” performing in the show’s finale on June 23.


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