The machines know you better than you know yourself.
New York Times OpinionUnlike many illnesses, there’s no simple physical test you can give someone to tell if he or she is suffering from depression, notes @nytdavidbrooks. It turns out that A.I. might be able to help.
New York Times Opinion"Many groups are using A.I. technology to diagnose and predict depression. For example, after listening to millions of conversations, machines can pick out depressed people based on their speaking patterns," writes @nytdavidbrooks.
New York Times OpinionWhile rural Americans often tell reporters that they feel neglected and ignored by big-city coastal elites, the people preventing them from getting health care are in their own state capitals, says @PaulKrugman
The cruelty of immigrant family separations must not be tolerated.
New York Times Opinion"I believe that we will one day reflect on this period in American history where migrant children are being separated from their parents, some having been kept in cages, and think to ourselves: How did this happen?" @CharlesMBlow writes
New York Times OpinionThe United States under Donald Trump is currently engaged in an unconscionable act when it comes to immigrants, says @CharlesMBlow. "He promised to crack down on immigrants and yet under him immigrants seeking asylum have surged."
His process of ordering and then canceling military strikes was a mess. But he now has an opening to restart talks on Iran’s nuclear program.
New York Times OpinionThe decision-making process on striking Iran was a disaster, but it ended up in the right place, writes @AmbassadorRice. Now President Trump has an opportunity to choose diplomacy.
His betrayal of us is his betrayal of all of America.
New York Times OpinionPresident Trump's treatment of gay and transgender people perfectly illustrates his willingness to stand at odds with a majority of Americans if it pleases the smaller number who adore him, writes @FrankBruni. Decency and principle don’t enter into it.
Democrats and Republicans agree: Corruption ails the country.
New York Times OpinionAmid slow-growing incomes and stagnant net worth, Americans of both political parties cite corruption as a serious problem. But this alarming problem has created political opportunities for anti-corruption and pro-democracy policies, says @DLeonhardt.
One of the world’s greatest pianists takes the stage. He panics. Where is the plastic lobster? He doesn’t know. He only knows he can’t play without it.
New York Times OpinionPresenting a new opus from writer and Academy Award-winning director @ErrolMorris:
A great musician takes the stage. Suddenly, he begins to panic. Where is the plastic lobster? He doesn’t know. He only knows he can’t play without it.
One year ago, Trump outlawed family separation. It hasn’t stopped.
New York Times OpinionLast year, it looked as if family separation, one of the ugliest chapters of this vicious administration, had ended. But now immigration agents appear to be taking advantage of a legal loophole to continue the practice, says @michelleinbklyn.
It is America’s responsibility to undo the trauma it has inflicted upon black people for hundreds of years.
New York Times Opinion"For a vast majority of black people’s time in this country, they have been suffering under an oppression operating on all levels of government — local, state and federal," writes @CharlesMBlow
We’ll have to battle both the disease and the fake news.
New York Times Opinion"We’re experiencing the largest measles outbreak in 25 years thanks to the anti-vaccination movement," writes Bruce Schneier. "Those same forces will dramatically increase death and social upheaval in the event of a pandemic."
They’ve behaved recklessly and given themselves no face-saving escapes.
New York Times Opinion"President Trump and Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, both say they don’t want a war," writes @NickKristof. "But, feeding off each other, they are each behaving recklessly in ways that increase the risk of conflict."