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"Name a proposal that would enlarge the scope of American democracy," @jbouie  writes, "and Republicans (or their conservative allies) are almost certain to oppose it"

"How elections work — once a powerfully unsexy topic — may well attract the vital interest of activists, donors and students once again," Jon Grinspan argues

Amy Coney Barrett did a good job saying absolutely nothing about her thoughts on the rights of the L.G.B.T.Q. community, writes @karaswisher 

"It is impossible to read about the state of the world anymore without feeling a wound on the soul, an affront to our moral compasses based on our own behavior and the things we have failed to do," writes Nicole Krauss

"Trump is the president of the United States because a majority of white people in this country wanted him to be," writes @CharlesMBlow . "Perhaps some supported him despite his obvious flaws, but others undoubtedly saw those flaws as laudable attributes."

"The essay left me recommitted to the inherent value in perpetually examining what I want, what I do and why I do it" #NYTLetters 

"Making the minimum wage a living wage would match politicians’ rhetoric with actual public policy and would go a long way in making the lives of people of color materially better," write two professors at @UCBerkeley 

Quilo restaurants "may look familiar," writes @vmbarbara . "But they are deeply expressive of a specifically Brazilian approach to food: communal, yet with full rein for individual creativity; workaday, yet luxuriously varied. And very, very delicious."

"Everyone I’ve talked to starts with the same advice: Don’t be a scold. Be gentle, compassionate and patient," writes @cwarzel .


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.

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