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INSIGHT • Opinions
Biden's First Spending Blowout
January 15, 2021
He doubles Obama’s 2009 plan even as the economy is poised to take off in 2021.
Mainstream Media Partisanship Comes to Voice of America
January 15, 2021
VOA aired a ‘news’ report in Pakistan that was no more than a repackaged Biden campaign ad.
World Opinion

When Biden Becomes … Rooseveltian!
January 16, 2021
Using a crisis to reduce child poverty and make America more truly a land of opportunity.
Shadows on the Silk Road
January 16, 2021
Finding omens of American decline on a long walk across Asia.
The Call for a Black Migration to the South
January 16, 2021
Readers discuss an essay by Charles M. Blow proposing that Black Americans return to the South.
Louise Hay Believed Self-Love Was the Antidote to AIDS
January 16, 2021
Louise Hay’s controversial brand of self-love drew in thousands during the AIDS crisis.
Another Hayride
January 16, 2021
Self-help guru Louise Hay’s “Hayrides” drew in thousands during the hopelessness and government neglect of the AIDS crisis.
Impeachment Trial for Trump: Deterrent or Distraction?
January 15, 2021
One reader urges conviction to “deter future demagogues” while two others worry that a trial will increase divisiveness.

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INSIGHT • Editorials
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INSIGHT • Comments
The fate of conferences is not all Zoom and gloom
January 15, 2021
In-person events will be back and that is — mostly — good news
Donald Trump’s woeful legacy
January 15, 2021
US is less united at home and less credible abroad than it has been for decades


The fate of conferences is not all Zoom and gloom
January 15, 2021
In-person events will be back and that is — mostly — good news
Donald Trump’s woeful legacy
January 15, 2021
US is less united at home and less credible abroad than it has been for decades
A risky homecoming for Alexei Navalny
January 14, 2021
West should be ready with sanctions if the activist is thrown in jail
By impeaching Trump, Congress upholds the law
January 14, 2021
Action against the US president should not stop at a symbolic censure
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INSIGHT • Views
mRNA Technology Gave Us the First COVID-19 Vaccines. It Could Also Upend the Drug Industry
January 11, 2021
The remarkable scientific discoveries behind the new COVID-19 Vaccines
Insight Analysis
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INSIGHT • Talks
How bad data keeps us from good AI | Mainak Mazumdar
January 15, 2021
The future economy won't be built by people and factories, but by algorithms and artificial intelligence, says data scientist Mainak Mazumdar. But what happens when these algorithms get trained on biased data? Drawing on examples from Shanghai to New York City, Mazumdar shows how less-than-quality data leads to AI that makes wrong decisions and predictions -- and reveals three infrastructural resets needed to make ethical AI possible.

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