Timothy Egan

01/20/2016 - 7:00am

    I still hold onto a couple of magazine covers and newspaper front pages, despite their preservation in the digital afterlife, marking the moment when a nation that had embraced African-American slavery chose a black man to be its president.

    Barack Obama...

01/02/2016 - 10:00am

    Christmas, a time of hope in the murk of early winter, is the best occasion to bring some good news onstage. Here are some snippets of qualified joy:

    Jimmy Carter holds off cancer: He’s 91. A few...

12/29/2015 - 10:00am

    Christmas, a time of hope in the murk of early winter, is the best occasion to bring some good news onstage. Here are some snippets of qualified joy:

    Jimmy Carter holds off cancer: He’s 91. A few...

12/08/2015 - 9:00am

    We never had enough time to rationalize, in the uniquely American way, why that middle-aged white man killed a cop, a mother of two and an Iraq War veteran in Colorado Springs, when the latest slaughter of human life intruded. He was — what, pro-life? Screaming...

11/17/2015 - 6:10pm

    Before it slips away, let’s try to pull some larger meaning from perhaps the most absurd moment of 2015: that professor at one of the nation’s top journalism colleges who threatened to use force against a student journalist for doing the things taught in...

10/16/2015 - 10:00am

    One of the side benefits of a well-watched national political debate is the exposure it brings to something obscure and forgotten — like Denmark. Who doesn’t love a country that gave us a dish of frikadeller and rugbrod to go with paid parental leave and...

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