(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering the morale crisis among agents at the U.S.-Mexico border, a blame…View More Iran, Notre-Dame, David Cameron: Your Monday Briefing
One could be castigated for declaring Boris Johnson a leader in the poisonous atmosphere of anti-Brexitism. How else can his forging ahead with Brexit be…View More Letters to the Editor: 'There can be no return of IRA's murderous campaign'
To the Editor: Re “Fix the Electoral College, or Scrap It” (editorial, Aug. 31): The debate has started again as to whether the Constitution should…View More Opinion | Exploring Alternatives to the Electoral College
It could be that the Taoiseach was just trolling Boris Johnson when he suggested calling an election in Ireland in May next year. The British…View More Eilis O'Hanlon: 'Not many votes for Leo in getting one over on Boris'
From the outcry you might have thought that they were closing the Abbey theatre. Or maybe turning the National Museum into student accommodation. Una Mullally,…View More Donal Lynch: 'Spare us the hysteria over the closure of the Bernard Shaw'
“We have got to put an end to endless war,” declared Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., during the Democratic presidential primary debate on…View More Opinion | The Only Way to End ‘Endless War’
WASHINGTON — He’s in our heads. Even more than we knew. It isn’t just that he hovered over the Democratic debate on Thursday night: Should…View More Opinion | Let’s Debate: Are Democrats Doomed?
It’s been another week to fret about how much time children are spending online. This is fast becoming one of the pet peeves of modern…View More Catherine O'Mahony: 'We fret about our kids being smartphone addicts – but what sort of example do we set when we're hooked on online gossip?'
This week, the Senate is holding confirmation hearings for William Barr, Donald Trump’s nominee to replace Jeff Sessions as U.S. attorney general. At these hearings,…View More Commentary: Check Barr’s record, not his testimony
To the Editor: Re “Elizabeth Heng Ad, Targeting Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Draws a Backlash” (nytimes.com, Sept. 13): The burning of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s face as prelude to…View More Opinion | Political Ad Attacking AOC: ‘Beyond the Pale’
This spring the rapper Lil Nas X, who is black, released “Old Town Road,” a twang-inflected song that rocketed to the top of the country…View More Opinion | Country Music Is More Diverse Than You Think
‘Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties and so bear ourselves, that if the British empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years,…View More Martina Devlin: 'Let bygones be bygones – why not give the DUP a Brexit landing space? It could be its finest hour'
I know Brexit poses an existential threat to Ireland; but there’s no getting away from the fact it’s also wildly entertaining. Serious people with serious…View More Sarah Carey: 'Seeing Brexiteers whipped so soundly was deliciously gratifying'
(Reuters) – Teeth alignment company’s SmileDirectClub Inc on Wednesday priced its initial public offering at $23 per share, above its target range of $19-$22. The…View More SmileDirectClub prices IPO at $23 per share, above target