law and legislation

No More Lynching!

No More Lynching!

Legislation won’t fix white supremacy. But a government response can ensure that cruelty is punished.
Senate Gives Final Approval to Revisions to Small-Business Program

Senate Gives Final Approval to Revisions to Small-Business Program

The legislation now heads to the president’s desk, just days before some businesses will run out of time to spend the loan money.
What Is the Insurrection Act? Trump Threatened to Use it to Deploy the Military

What Is the Insurrection Act? Trump Threatened to Use it to Deploy the Military

Legal experts regard the act as a major exception to the law that generally forbids the use of the military for domestic law enforcement.
What Is the Insurrection Act? Trump Threatened to Use it to Deploy the Military

What Is the Insurrection Act? Trump Threatened to Use it to Deploy the Military

Legal experts regard the act as a major exception to the law that generally forbids the use of the military for domestic law enforcement.
Lawmakers Begin Bipartisan Push to Cut Off Police Access to Military-Style Gear

Lawmakers Begin Bipartisan Push to Cut Off Police Access to Military-Style Gear

The effort to end a program transferring surplus military equipment from the Pentagon to the police reflects a revived bipartisan concern about excessive use of force by law enforcement.
Lawmakers Begin Bipartisan Push to Cut Off Police Access to Military-Style Gear

Lawmakers Begin Bipartisan Push to Cut Off Police Access to Military-Style Gear

The effort to end a program transferring surplus military equipment from the Pentagon to the police reflects a revived bipartisan concern about excessive use of force by law enforcement.
Tenants Stay Current on Rent, for Now

Tenants Stay Current on Rent, for Now

Collections have been surprisingly strong through the pandemic, but there are troubling signs — for landlords and tenants alike.
Tenants Largely Stay Current on Rent, for Now

Tenants Largely Stay Current on Rent, for Now

Collections have been surprisingly strong through the pandemic, but there are troubling signs — for landlords and tenants alike.
Tenants Largely Stay Current on Rent, for Now

Tenants Largely Stay Current on Rent, for Now

Collections have been surprisingly strong through the pandemic, but there are troubling signs — for landlords and tenants alike.
Congress Plans Hearings on Racial Violence and Use of Force by the Police

Congress Plans Hearings on Racial Violence and Use of Force by the Police

A top Democrat said the House would likely weigh a federal chokehold ban as leaders in the House and Senate announced hearings on race and policing.
Congress Plans Hearings on Racial Violence and Use of Force by the Police

Congress Plans Hearings on Racial Violence and Use of Force by the Police

A top Democrat said the House would likely weigh a federal chokehold ban as leaders in the House and Senate announced hearings on race and policing.
China Pressures Hong Kong to Support Security Law

China Pressures Hong Kong to Support Security Law

Beijing has tapped local officials and business tycoons to sell a measure that could curtail the city’s civil and economic liberties and threaten its status as a financial center.
China Pressures Hong Kong to Support Security Law

China Pressures Hong Kong to Support Security Law

Beijing has tapped local officials and business tycoons to sell a measure that could curtail the city’s civil and economic liberties and threaten its status as a financial center.
Jimmy Lai: Does Hong Kong Have a Fighting Chance Against China?

Jimmy Lai: Does Hong Kong Have a Fighting Chance Against China?

The Communist Party was always going to try to tame Hong Kong, but its latest efforts are something else.
Virus Forces N.Y.C. to Consider Tactic That Nearly Led to Ruin in ’75

Virus Forces N.Y.C. to Consider Tactic That Nearly Led to Ruin in ’75

A bill would allow the city to borrow up to $7 billion to pay its operating expenses. But Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the maneuver was “fiscally questionable.”
Does a Crisis Spur Political Unity? Not This Pandemic

Does a Crisis Spur Political Unity? Not This Pandemic

Insults, accusations and shaming characterize the current political environment even as leaders must come together at some point.
Explaining President Trump's Executive Order Targeting Social Media

Explaining President Trump's Executive Order Targeting Social Media

The president wants to narrow legal protections for companies like Twitter after it began appending fact-check labels to his postings.
Explaining President Trump's Executive Order Targeting Social Media

Explaining President Trump's Executive Order Targeting Social Media

The president wants to narrow legal protections for companies like Twitter after it began appending fact-check labels to his postings.
Explaining President Trump's Executive Order Targeting Social Media

Explaining President Trump's Executive Order Targeting Social Media

The president wants to narrow legal protections for companies like Twitter after it began appending fact-check labels to his postings.
Does a Crisis Spur Political Unity? Not This Pandemic

Does a Crisis Spur Political Unity? Not This Pandemic

Insults, accusations and shaming characterize the current political environment even as leaders must come together at some point.