Laura Breiling

The Ways Tech Companies Alienate Women

The STEM talent pipeline is important. But what about the qualified female candidates right across the table? comment icon Comments


How Mr. Trump Could Face Up to White Supremacists

Saying “racism is evil” is only a start.comment icon Comments


How to Roll Back Fanaticism

A statue of Robert E. Lee in Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Va. A plan to remove the statue led to the rally that turned violent over the weekend.

Modesty is the most powerful answer. It means having the courage to see the world as complicated and progress as a product of balancing competing truths.comment icon Comments


Trump, Obama and the Politics of Evasion

People gathered in Chicago Sunday to protest the alt-right movement and mourn the victims of Saturday’s violence in Charlottesville.

We must call out evil in all its forms by name.comment icon Comments


China’s Intellectual Property Theft Must Stop

Workers at a factory in Huaibei, Anhui province, using microscopes to assemble micro motors for phones.

Trump is right to crack down on a $600 billion drain on the American economy.


How Donald Trump Is Driving Up Health Insurance Premiums

Insurance rates are projected to rise significantly next year because of uncertainty created by the president.


A Conversation With Native Americans on Race

Native Americans challenge their invisibility in society.comment icon Comments


What Jewish Children Learned From Charlottesville

White supremacists leading a torch march at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., on Friday night.

I thought this generation was free of the anti-Semitism I knew. On Saturday, that changed.


When C.E.O.s Stand Up to Trump, or Don’t

From left, Brian Krzanich, chief executive of Intel; Kevin Plank, the founder of Under Armour; and Kenneth C. Frazier, chief of Merck, resigned from a presidential advisory panel on Monday.

Readers discuss the executives who quit a presidential panel because of President Trump’s initial tepid response to white supremacists.


A Big Bill After Visiting the E.R.?

A small, rural hospital in Washington State, Newport Hospital and Health Services, outsourced its emergency room, as many hospitals have. Soon it started hearing from patients confused by getting large bills from the E.R. doctors.

A former health care administrator comments on for-profit health care companies.


Can Anyone Stop Iran From Taking Over Iraq?

A portrait of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iraq’s Shiite spiritual leader. His actions could present a real challenge to Iranian domination.

Armed militias, backed by Tehran, look set to dominate and intimidate Iraqi politics for years to come.

A woman working at a collective farm near Moscow in 1955.

Why Women Had Better Sex Under Socialism

Yes, there was repression behind the Iron Curtain. But it wasn’t sexual.

Superfans in The Front Row

Shoving right up to the band.


Conversions From Islam in Europe and Beyond

A poster with a portrait of Jesus Christ in Cairo. In parts of the Muslim world, conversions from one religion to another are occurring, including to Christianity, but they don’t tend to follow its traditions.

Conversions from Islam tend not to follow the theological model of transformation inherited from Christianity.


When Families Lead Themselves Out of Poverty

Mauricio Lim Miller, founder of the Family Independence Initiative, meeting with a family in Boston.

For the poor to find a way forward, they need confidence in their own abilities. comment icon Comments


Summer of Love, Summer of War

Attendees of the Human Be-In Festival resting in a field in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park in 1967.

San Francisco Bay was the heart of the counterculture. It was also the heart of the American effort in Vietnam. comment icon Comments


Three Young Voices Versus a Superpower

Joshua Wong during an October 2014 protest outside the offices of Hong Kong’s chief executive.

Three activists may become Hong Kong’s first political prisoners, crushing hopes that China will let democracy survive there.


How Pakistan Abandoned Jinnah’s Ideals

The portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah is displayed at the India-Pakistan border in Wagah as a Pakistani Ranger unfurls the flag during a ceremony to celebrate Pakistan’s Independence on Monday.

The founder’s vision of a civilian-led democracy with no state religion was betrayed by successive military rulers.


The Open Wounds of Charlottesville

A car slammed into a group of counterprotesters after a rally by white nationalists on Saturday in Charlottesville, Va. killing one and injuring at least 19.

Readers discuss the riot and President Trump’s failure to quickly condemn the violence.


Low-Skilled Immigrants?

Thousands of Mexican workers cross the border legally each night from Mexico into California, where they pick up work as agricultural day laborers in California’s Imperial Valley.

A reader disagrees with changing the legal immigration system to reduce the supply of “low skilled” workers.


Preventing Running Injuries

A reader suggests ways for runners to reduce the risk of injuries.

The four features below have received nominations for the 2017 News and Documentary Emmy Awards.


‘The Voter Suppression Trail’

Find out if your vote can survive the great, flawed adventure of American democracy.


The Click Effect

Dive under the sea and listen to the language of dolphins and whales in virtual reality.


4.1 Miles

In this short documentary, nominated for an Academy award, a coast guard captain on a Greek island is charged with saving thousands of refugees. comment icon Comments


‘If I Sleep for an Hour, 30 People Will Die’

A World War II hero saved the lives of rebels and refugees. Now it’s our turn.


Canary in the Coal Mine

Coal mining operations near Decker, Mont.

The problem with the industry is not a regulatory one, a reader writes.


On Trump and White Nationalism

A shadow of one’s own.


Guam, America’s Forgotten Front Line

A child flies a kite at Asan Beach Park in Guam on Friday.

North Korea knows the island territory is critical to the United States. Too bad most Americans don’t.


President Trump Cannot Redeem Himself

His new words on Charlottesville — muted and late — weren’t enough.comment icon Comments


The Voices of Women in the Courtroom

Readers offer further suggestions for increasing the participation of female lawyers.


Juveniles and Solitary Confinement

A psychiatrist says the abolition of punitive isolation for young offenders is long overdue.


A Mother’s Challenges

A lawyer and mother points out the challenges she faced during and after pregnancy.


Christianity and Politics in America

A precinct clerk preparing Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Tampa, Fla., for use as a polling site for the Republican presidential primary in 2012.

An Op-Ed article discussing “the slide toward secularism” draws responses from readers.


Why the Nazis Came to Charlottesville

Torch-wielding white nationalists at the University of Virginia Friday evening.

And why I was wrong not to confront them. comment icon Comments


Gandhi Won’t Leave India

People in India still heap marigolds on images, like this, of Mahatma Gandhi.

Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy faces the challenge of neglect, obfuscation and co-option in contemporary India.

Vietnam ’67: A Newsletter About the War

American soldiers watching helicopters landing as part of Operation Pershing in South Vietnam in 1967.

Patrick Christain/Getty Images

Examining America’s long war in Southeast Asia through the course of a single year.