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Biden’s Age Is a Campaign Problem, Not a Governing One

Last fall I found myself at a dinner party that included a former Biden administration official and a Democratic donor,…

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Thursday Briefing: The Stakes of Pakistan’s Elections

Also, U.S. aid to Ukraine stalls and a fight over the origins of butter chicken.

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Travel

As G.O.P. Demolishes Border Deal, One of Its Own Stands in the Wreckage

Senator James Lankford, the Oklahoma Republican who brokered the doomed compromise, has fended off attacks from his own party while…

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Pakistani Justices Reject Ban for Politicians With Past Convictions

The decision by the Supreme Court paves the way for a former prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, to run in parliamentary…

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Is Trump an Agent or an Accident of History?

In Isaac Asimov’s Foundation novels, a “psychohistorian” in a far-flung galactic empire figures out a way to predict the future…

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Business

I.R.S. to Begin Trial of Its Own Free Tax-Filing System

Residents of 12 states are eligible to participate if they meet certain criteria. But the agency’s plans have already met…

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Balloons Float Over Taiwan Before an Election. Experts See a Sign from China.

Some analysts see the objects as a calculatedly ambiguous reminder to voters that Beijing is watching.

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World

I Left My Faith. God Didn’t Flinch.

The first time I intentionally broke a Jewish law, I was in college. It was a Saturday. I glanced around…

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The Twin Fronts in the Battle Over Israel’s Identity

The decision by the Israeli Supreme Court to reject legislative control over the judiciary ends for now the languishing effort…

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Italy’s Raucous Holiday Classics Are Not Your Standard Hallmark Movies

Gleefully vulgar, the genre known as “Cinema Panettone” once dominated Italy over the holidays. Italian revelers recently flocked to the…

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