Can we compromise after Roe v. Wade?

Finding a moderate path to minimize the damage is unlikely given our polarization

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We need a civil debate on trans rights

Extreme arguments and action from both sides inhibit an honest, open discussion.

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GOP's Jan. 6 'whataboutism' is a fallacy

There is no Democratic equivalent to the coup that was attempted on Capitol Hill.

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Grinding war in Ukraine shuffles objectives

A few days ago, Russia’s war of aggression in Ukraine passed the 100-day mark....

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The potential pitfalls of a war on guns

Emulating other countries' gun control measures is a non-starter in the U.S.

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Domestic violence on focus in celebrity trial

Sordid Depp-Heard saga looks at issues of abuse and when to believe women.

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Racism is real — so is multiracial America

The Buffalo killings are a dark moment that can also show us the way to hope.

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Putin 'victory' celebration was a fiasco

May 9 parades were a symbol of the crushing faiure of the war on Ukraine,

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The confounding legacy of Roe v. Wade

Roe v. Wade may, in the end, do more to harm than help abortion rights

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​2020 election coup is still underway

That's why caring about a candidate's position on election integrity is critical.

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Is social media the scourge of  democracy?

The real problem might be the way we all use platforms like Twitter and Facebook.

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We cannot always prevent violence

Brooklyn subway shooting shows that life is more complicated than political polemics.

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How should the world respond to Bucha?

Evidence of Russian barbarism demands we do more to help in Ukraine's defense.

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'Don't Say Gay' bill inflames the culture wars 

Hyperbole from both sides obscures legitimate points worthy of debate.

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Transgender swimmer stokes controversy

We should have a serious debate on this dilemma.

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Young: Right is wrong on Ukrainian 'biolabs'

Populist pundits have been consistently incorrect when it comes to Ukraine.

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Young: Boycotting Russians is not always right

Targeting athletes and artists over Ukraine invasion can sometimes go too far.

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Young: Ukraine sparks global rally for freedom 

Russia's unprovoked attack produces solidarity among democratic nations.

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Young: A new Cold War with democracy's foes

Winning the battle means taking on Putin as well as opponents at home.

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Young: Debate over Canada's trucker protest

Pandemic restrictions merit discussion but protesters should avoid creating chaos. 

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Young: Opening windows on definition of racism

Whoopi Goldberg's remarks expose failures of current characterizations.

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Young: How do you solve a problem like Joe Rogan?

Trying to shut down speech because of the arguments it presents is troubling.

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Young: Deciphering Russian aggression

Dissuading Moscow from invading Ukraine is the way to go for the U.S.

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Young: Tough debate over teaching racial issues

Respect for diverse opinions starts with a respectful national conversation.

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Young: Racial politics and COVID responses

Heated rhetoric from both sides shows need for more science, common sense.

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Young: Resolve to make 2022 a better year

Let us opt for civility and charity, and try to avoid fake news and politics.

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Young: Democracy besieged from left and right

Securing our future means defending individual rights, freedom and rule of law.

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Young: Could Trump really win again in 2024?

What seems true today might not be the case three years from now.

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Young: Reversing Roe would deepen divide

Prospect of abortion bans will galvanize not only liberals but many moderates, too.

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Young: Taking stock and finding optimism

Signs of seeking common ground are positive developments to build on.

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Young: A case of demonization and misinformation

The rhetoric regarding Kyle Rittenhouse was irresponsible on both sides.

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Young: Russiagate still a source of confusion

New indictment does not vindicate idea that Trump/Russia claims were a hoax.

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Young: 'Stupid wokeness' a real problem for Dems

The pushback against progressivism in public schools was led by a diverse group of parents.

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Young: Biden gender equity plan misses mark

The administration's recently released strategy has a gaping blind spot: men.

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Young: Statue's move shows shift in NYC racial politics

Historians have long clashed over founder Thomas Jefferson's character.

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Young: Rethink plan to end city's gifted program

Changes are needed, but flexibility would better help kids from different backgrounds.

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Young: School board fights drown healthy debate

Many have targeted the simple teaching of harsh truths about race in America.

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Young: Feminism and Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Why it was wrong for the ACLU to change a Ruth Bader Ginsburg quote. 

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Young: The troubling gender gap in higher education

Fewer male students means fewer opportunities and more societal problems.

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Young: Reconsidering Bush ... for the better

The former president's 9/11 call for decency and civility is badly needed.

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Young: New Texas abortion law is bad news

But a Mississippi measure before the Supreme Court could alter the landscape.

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Young: Meanings of race, whiteness evolve

Be wary of rhetorical wars over census data that shows increasing diversity.

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Young: Rants against Afghan refugees un-American

Poll shows 81% of Americans support resettling those who were our helpers.

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Young: Afghan pullout could herald U.S. comeback

The ugly exit also reminds us that the American presence was a force for good.

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Young: 'Karen' podcast exposes media flaws

Report says woman accused of racism in Central Park spat was unfairly maligned.

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Young: The indecency of GOP excuses for Jan. 6

A congressional probe of such an event is certainly worth conducting.

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Young: Vaccine shaming is not an effective strategy

There are better ways to raise rates than ridicule those who have refused shots.

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Young: When antiracists perpetuate harm

Diversity guru Robin DiAngelo's book "White Fragility" abounds in ironies.

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Young: When misinformation can do harm

As we emerge from COVID-19, we must decide how to handle dubious theories.

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Young: Crime control at top of the agenda

Recent shootings in NYC echo the past. Leadership will need new approaches.

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