The Populists Take Rome
A party founded by a comedian is helping the Italian far right lead the government in a coalition.
The N.F.L. Kneels to Trump
By deciding to fine teams whose players protest racism during the flag salute, the league has given in to the president’s demagogy.
The Pope Opens His Eyes to Abuse
At long last, the pontiff is acknowledging the harm his bishops have caused. But there is much more work for him to do on behalf of victims.
Ebola, Amnesia and Donald Trump
Just four years ago, an epidemic taught the need for speed and global cooperation. The Trump administration is ignoring that lesson.