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The breathless coverage of the disappearance and apparent killing of Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito has played out in a virtual — and sometimes literal — split screen alongside images of mounted officers in Texas swinging long reins like whips while herding Haitian migrants. That startling contras…

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In the month since 22-year-old Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito vanished on a road trip with her fiance, Brian Laundrie, her story has saturated the internet. As investigators steadily released new information, the followers of Petito’s now-dormant Instagram account ballooned from less than a thousa…

To overcome COVID-19, at least 80% of Americans need to be vaccinated. We are now at 54%. Voluntary efforts have proved to be insufficient. It is inevitable we will need another mandate — this time for domestic travel by planes, trains and buses.

In overwhelmingly rejecting the recall of Gov. Gavin Newsom, California voters chose to remain a one-party state, where progressive Democrats write bad laws and bureaucrats enforce them.

You can draw a straight line from the “war on terror” to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, from the state of exception that gave us mass surveillance, indefinite detention, extraordinary rendition and “enhanced interrogation” to the insurrectionist conviction that the only way to save Americ…

China is not a fan of video games. Last month, a government agency announced new rules that would restrict the time that minors can play online games to about three hours a week — down drastically from a prior limit of roughly 10 hours. Beijing has said the constraints were imposed to protec…

To understand California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom’s odyssey these past 18 months — from riding high in the polls to sliding toward extinction in this week’s recall election to apparently steadying himself as voting began — look no further than San Francisco’s Millennium Tower, a 58-story…

On Sunday, the Biden administration separately dispatched both Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to the Persian Gulf region. The goal, according to media reports, was to reassure allies there that even though President Biden withdrew U.S. forces from Afghan…

For many Americans, the first searing image of terrorism was not of jets plunging into Manhattan skyscrapers or of a smoldering Pentagon but of a heroic firefighter cradling a soot-covered, lifeless infant in Oklahoma City. Two white men — both Americans — had blown up a federal office building.

Sen. Joe Manchin III, D-W.Va., has a bad case of the slows. President Abraham Lincoln once diagnosed Army Gen. George McClellan with the same problem, before relieving him of command. Manchin’s call last week to “hit a strategic pause on the budget-reconciliation legislation,” with no end in…

Prominent politicians lost no time in reacting hyperbolically to the Supreme Court’s decision refusing to enjoin Texas’s new law banning abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat. President Biden announced a “whole-of-government effort” to find ways to overcome the Texas measure. Ho…

I recently caught up with a friend who has been working at the same company for more than a decade but was content. Other companies might pay more, make him feel more valued and offer room for advancement. But he didn’t pay much attention to his dissatisfaction and lack of trajectory, becaus…

It was the sound of glass shattering. I raced around the house searching for broken windows because it was the only thing I could think of in that frazzled moment to explain the clamor. Then it hit me: The crashing sound wasn’t glass, it was a waterfall. In my home.

One of the most disturbing aspects of Thursday’s terrorist atrocity at Kabul’s airport is the reaction it failed to arouse. This act of stunning depravity should have reminded Americans that what they have in common as civilized people is much more important than what divides them. There’s l…

For more than 8,000 episodes, every weeknight just after dinner, families across the United States have sat down for their favorite TV comfort food. Each evening of “Jeopardy!” was always the same: Host Alex Trebek introduced the contestants, then a first round (interrupted halfway through b…

Investors will be listening closely on Friday when Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell addresses an annual conference of central bankers. Powell isn’t expected to announce a plan to begin tapering the Fed’s bond-buying program — that will happen, at the earliest, after the central bank’s pol…

Activists have been preparing to send a message during this week’s (now virtual) annual gathering of central bankers traditionally held in Jackson Hole: They think U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jay Powell, arguably the world’s most powerful financial official, isn’t doing enough to address the …

On Aug. 14, a magnitude-7.2 earthquake struck Haiti’s southern peninsula. Coming a month after the assassination of Haiti’s president and amid a severe coronavirus surge, the quake was just the latest blow. Haiti has still not fully recovered from the catastrophic 2010 earthquake that killed…

By now, the world has seen the heartrending photos of the aftermath of the Aug. 14 earthquake that devastated Haiti’s southwest, leaving more than 2,000 dead and thousands more injured. The images are reminiscent of those from the 2010 quake that struck the capital, Port-au-Prince. Buildings…

Nothing lasts forever — not even the benefits of the amazingly effective vaccines that have saved millions of lives during the pandemic. Data disclosed Wednesday suggests that robust protection the vaccines provided against infection at the outset is starting to wane, although they still wor…

Biden administration officials announced on Wednesday that they will start offering coronavirus vaccine booster shots next month, recommending that Americans who received their original doses from Pfizer or Moderna seek a booster eight months after their initial shot.

President Biden and the Democratic Congress have ambitions to fight climate change and legislative plans to match. So far, however, those plans consist almost entirely of clean-energy mandates and subsidies. Biden, and even progressives in Congress, have ruled out what the policy economists …

The line was there all along. Soon-to-be-former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo just chose not to see it — or, more precisely, not to believe it could possibly apply to him.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo sat amid all the trappings of his office on Tuesday and announced his resignation, calling it evidence of his affection for New York. The Democrat said he will be gone from office in 14 days, to be replaced by Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul. But the culture that nourished the kind o…

August 2012 seems like ages ago. President Barack Obama was in his first term, campaigning for reelection against Mitt Romney. Donald Trump was hosting “The Celebrity Apprentice” and 15-year-old Simone Biles was a year away from making her international gymnastics debut. Jorge Bergoglio was …

President Biden has made a show of trying to rescue millions of American renters, pushing through yet another national eviction ban on what he has admitted are shaky legal grounds. He’s wrong. What struggling families and landlords need is money, not moratoriums.

What a delight to see Colorado Olympian Tamyra Mensah-Stock wrap herself, literally, in the American flag and proclaim her pride in representing our nation after winning gold this week at the Olympic Games in Japan.

Hikers are flooding our public lands, so I ask the question: Why can’t people just leave the poor rocks alone? They stack them into monoliths, paint them, write rude words on them. Who looks at a magnificent 350-million-year-old rock and thinks: “That rock needs a makeover!”