Black Lawmakers to Block Legalized Marijuana in N.Y. if Their Communities Don’t Benefit

Black Lawmakers to Block Legalized Marijuana in N.Y. if Their Communities Don’t Benefit

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Black lawmakers are blocking a push to legalize recreational marijuana in New York, warning that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s proposal could perpetuate the racial inequality fostered under current drug laws. The lawmakers say that unless people of color are…
Where Incendiary N.R.A. Videos Are Finding New Critics: Inside the N.R.A.

Where Incendiary N.R.A. Videos Are Finding New Critics: Inside the N.R.A.

The flash point was Thomas the Tank Engine. Last September, the National Rifle Association’s famously combative spokeswoman, Dana Loesch, provoked widespread outrage when she took to the gun group’s streaming service to mock ethnic diversity on the popular children’s program “Thomas & Friends,” portraying the show’s talking trains in Ku Klux Klan hoods. Now, growing…
Top Officials Resign From Troubled Texas Charity for Migrants

Top Officials Resign From Troubled Texas Charity for Migrants

Mr. Sanchez’s wife, Jennifer Nelson, remains as a top executive. Mr. Sanchez’s resignation came amid questions from The Times about Southwest Key’s handling of charter schools spun off from the organization. Mr. Sanchez serves on the school board. It is unclear whether his resignation will change that. As of February, there were more than 11,000…
Boeing Scrambles to Contain Fallout From Deadly Ethiopia Crash

Boeing Scrambles to Contain Fallout From Deadly Ethiopia Crash

More than a dozen airlines along with the governments of China and Indonesia grounded a new version of Boeing’s most popular jet on Monday, as the American aerospace giant scrambled to deal with the fallout from a deadly plane crash in Ethiopia. It was the second time in a matter of months that this model,…
What Does Misogyny Look Like?

What Does Misogyny Look Like?

Misogyny is everywhere. Or at least “misogyny” is everywhere. The word, which conventionally means hatred of women, was once a radical accusation. But recently, it seems to have eclipsed the gentler “sexism” and “chauvinism” in popular use. It’s now unremarkable to find “misogyny” in a headline, much less a tweet. On one end of the…
She Invented a Board Game With Scientific Integrity. It’s Taking Off.

She Invented a Board Game With Scientific Integrity. It’s Taking Off.

Ms. Hargrave also has a card game, Tussie Mussie, about the Victorian language of flowers, launching in May, and a game about monarch butterflies, with the working title Mariposas, due for release next year. She is among the few women in game design — which was something she planned to research, until last December, when…
Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s Enduring San Francisco

Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s Enduring San Francisco

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the poet, publisher, painter, social activist and bookstore owner, has been San Francisco’s de facto poet laureate and literary Pied Piper for seven decades. He turns 100 this month, and the city is making preparations to celebrate him in style. The mayor’s office has proclaimed March 24, his birthday, Lawrence Ferlinghetti Day. Readings…
Trump Proposes a Record $4.75 Trillion Budget

Trump Proposes a Record $4.75 Trillion Budget

WASHINGTON — President Trump sent Congress on Monday a record $4.75 trillion budget request that proposes an increase in military spending and sharp cuts to domestic programs like education and environmental protection for the 2020 fiscal year. Mr. Trump’s budget, the largest in federal history, includes a nearly 5 percent increase in military spending —…
Raheem Sterling Has Had Enough

Raheem Sterling Has Had Enough

A Media Creation The example that sticks with Sterling is the one about his cars. In 2016, a handful of Britain’s tabloids ran articles that claimed he was “looking for a seventh car so that he has one for each day of the week.” None of them quoted Sterling on that particular ambition. Each ran…
Beto O’Rourke Moves Toward a 2020 Race He Could Upend, Ready or Not

Beto O’Rourke Moves Toward a 2020 Race He Could Upend, Ready or Not

Mr. O’Rourke spent much of the last two months of 2018 finishing his work in Congress, condensing his preparation period even more tightly. In recent weeks, though, he has done some of the more typical work of a politician considering a run for president: conferring with longtime staff and others who he hopes might join…

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