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The historian @marthasjones_  wants to write Black women back into American history. She talks to @jbouie  about the lessons she’s learned from the women she researched for her book “Vanguard,” who, she says, “understand democracy as a long game.”

Many economists view rising health care employment as a mixed blessing, writes @petercoy .

Here's why, as a linguist, @JohnHMcWhorter  often flouts the subject-pronoun rule.

“I’m embarrassed to say I didn’t really realize how much work ruled my life until the pandemic — until this huge meteor took aim at our lives and forced me to reconsider what I was doing,” writes @fmanjoo .

China has an autocratic government, notes @paulkrugman  — the kind of government that in other times and places has tended to respond to internal problems by looking for an external enemy.

“There’s nothing erroneous about saying ‘You and me know,’ quite in spite of the fact that you indeed would not say ‘Me know,’” writes @JohnHMcWhorter .

"It’s hard to argue that small towns and cities that are dependent on health care have too many health care jobs. If anything, they may not have enough to meet demand," writes @petercoy .

Donald Trump has a new media venture? "Shockeroo, the company’s pitch is heavy with grievance and light on specifics and tech chops," writes @karaswisher .

If the Supreme Court agrees to hear the libel cases before it, "that would be an occasion for us all to hold our breath," writes Floyd Abrams, the First Amendment lawyer who successfully represented The Times in the Pentagon Papers case.

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Americans may think no one is handling the coronavirus worse than President Trump. But @felipeneto  says President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil is much, much worse.

A shift manager at a McDonald’s restaurant in Kansas City, Mo., asks why a company that earned $5.3 billion last year can’t guarantee paid sick leave for all of its workers.

NEW: The New York Times editorial board endorses @JoeBiden  for president: ”His campaign is rooted in steadiness, experience, compassion and decency"

“I want you to know that in the last days and hours of my life you inspired me,” wrote Representative John Lewis, who penned this essay shortly before his death on July 17. We are publishing it today, on the day of his funeral.

"I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second,” Meghan Markle writes about her miscarriage. Today, we are sharing an essay by the Duchess of Sussex about the loss that she and Prince Harry suffered earlier this year.

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