Opinion | Know Thyself, but Don’t Think There’s an App for That

‘Know thyself” is the philosopher’s perennial suggestion, the beginning and end of wisdom. It seems simple, but we regularly fail

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Opinion | New York Is in Trouble

New York City has been the incubator for artistic, commercial and financial achievement. It has welcomed millions fleeing poverty and

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Opinion | Alaska Tourism Is Ailing but Not From Covid

There’s good money to be made ferrying sightseers from the Lower 48 to Alaska on cruise ships. But unless the

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Opinion | Biden’s Border Crisis, Up Close

Rio Grande Valley, Texas Sixty-five adults and 152 children clambered aboard smugglers’ rafts to cross the Rio Grande near Roma,

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Opinion | C-120 Cassettes Taught Me Econ 101

Lou Ottens, the Dutch inventor of the audiocassette tape, died this month at 94. I wish I had occasion to

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Opinion | Who Knew Lockdowns Would Make It Easier for Introverts to Make Friends?

Photo: Getty Images/istockimages Who knew that lockdowns would make it easier for introverts to make friends? Even though I barely

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Opinion | One Pitchfork at a Time

The Heitman compost pile. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto As spring approaches, I’ve started a list of garden chores, which includes turning

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Opinion | Rare Truths About China’s Rare Earths

Looks like it’s time for another panic about rare-earth elements. New fears are surfacing that Beijing could use its dominance

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Opinion | Follow the Science, Not the Teachers Unions

Follow the science. That was Joe Biden’s promise to the American people—until Randi Weingarten and the American Federation of Teachers

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Opinion | Star Wars: The Blacklist Strikes Back

The Hollywood blacklist is back, baby. Actress Gina Carano lost her role this week as a co-star of the Disney+

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