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How U.S. Afghans Watch the Chaos with Horror

SACRAMENTO — They call themselves the lucky people, the Afghans who made it out in time. Lucky, they say, but guilt-ridden, shocked and angry. Tens of thousands of Afghans have…

Afghanistan, Vietnam and the Limits of American Power

In other words, the uniformity of the news media 50 years ago forced a national reckoning; the lack of a coherent narrative, let alone a coherent set of facts, around…

Pete Buttigieg Says He and His Husband Are Adopting a Child

Pete Buttigieg, the U.S. transportation secretary, said on Tuesday that he and his husband, Chasten, were completing the process of becoming parents. “The process isn’t done yet and we’re thankful…

Wildfire Terms: What ‘Complex Fire’ and Other Words Mean

Many areas of the United States, especially the West, are in the cross hairs of devastating wildfires again this year. Amid a summer of searing temperatures and dry winds, firefighters…

It’s Time to Talk About ‘Hard Things’

“This sounds like a question not about how to have a hard conversation, but whether to have one.” — Anna Sale, the author of “Let’s Talk About Hard Things” The…

Susanville, Calif., Faces Dual Threat of Dixie Fire and a Lost Employer

As the Dixie fire has burned through Northern California over the past month, the city of Susanville in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada has become a refuge. Panicked residents…

House Democrats Plan to Press Ahead With Budget Blueprint Vote

House Democratic leaders told members of their caucus on Tuesday that they plan to press ahead with a vote advancing a $3.5 trillion budget blueprint next week, disregarding warnings from…

Tornado Warnings in Carolinas From Tropical Depression Fred

The remnants of Tropical Depression Fred touched off a chain reaction of tornadoes and tornado warnings across the Southeast on Tuesday, especially in the Carolinas, one day after the storm…

House Democrats Introduce John Lewis Voting Rights Legislation

Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a long-awaited linchpin of their drive to protect voting rights, introducing legislation that would make it easier for the federal government to block state election rules…

U.S. to Advise Boosters for Most Americans 8 Months After Vaccination

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has decided that most Americans should get a coronavirus booster vaccination eight months after they received their second shot, and could begin offering third shots…