Pandemic social distancing has made candidates for New York mayor both more and less accessible.
NPR's Scott Simon offers his thoughts on why the value of baseball cards shouldn't be measured in dollars.
Arab and U.S. liberals differ on how to handle Iran and its proxies, writes Firas Maksad. He says reactions to the killing of his friend Lokman Slim, a critic of Hezbollah, are a case in point.
During this week's impeachment trial, images were shown of the Jan. 6 insurrection, which included the U.S. flag. In his essay, Scott Simon remembers more promising moments where the flag was flown.
NPR's Scott Simon remarks on the sentencing this week of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The Putin critic was poisoned last year, recovered in Germany, then arrested for violating parole.
This past year has changed how many of us experience time, upending our expectations of how we pass our hours, days, and months. So, we asked you: How has your relationship with time changed?
The armed forces will likely find it harder to rule a changed Myanmar on its own — and the world should convince it not to, argues Charles Dunst of the East-West Center in Washington.
With the Winter Olympics set for next year, NPR's Scott Simon talks about the push by some human rights groups to move the games out of Beijing.
Nigerian physician Ifeanyi Nsofor writes: "I was elated when the first COVID-19 vaccine was shown to be effective. ...My joy was cut short when richer Western nations began buying up the vaccine doses."
NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the life and career of the nation's newest, and oldest, president.
No, Washington, D.C., is not Baghdad, despite now having a Green Zone of its own. But the events of Jan. 6 make the comparison more apt than any of us would wish.
As the inauguration nears, the Capitol has become a fortress. The fences surrounding it, writes NPR's Michel Martin, "are the hallmarks of a country at war, and most tragically, at war with itself."
NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the upcoming presidential inauguration of Joe Biden in the wake of last week's deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol.
As states suddenly expand the categories of people eligible for the first scarce shipments of vaccine, who will be watching to make sure those hit hardest by the pandemic aren't left behind?
The insurrection at the Capitol was just the latest chapter in America's ongoing battle over race, writes NPR host Sam Sanders. "Once you see it as such," he says, "it all makes a lot more sense."