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"It is important that we not let Donald Trump and his collaborators ruin this momentous Inauguration Day by surrendering to fear. They have taken so much from us these last four years; we can’t let them take this, too." #NYTLetters 

"A poll conducted over the summer revealed that almost a third of the American electorate would accept 'a strong incumbent leader who does not have to bother with Congress and elections,'" writes @PaulSalopek .

“Damage to America’s reputation doesn’t actually bolster the reputation of authoritarian states,” writes @MariaRepnikova . “There is no direct connection between the two.”

An administration that takes the pandemic seriously is days from taking over. To prevail, it will have to overcome numerous political battles and a growing undercurrent of national apathy.

"Facebook groups for like-minded people are where lies begin to snowball, building momentum, gaining backers and becoming lore," write @stuartathompson  and @cwarzel .

The change in administration is an opportunity to finally heed the lessons of this pandemic and get it under control before things get even worse, writes the editorial board.


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 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.

The survivors and family members of mass shootings have a message for the leaders of our nation.

“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.