Looking for Frederick Douglass in Savannah

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Frederick Douglass passed through this elegant Southern city only once, for the briefest of visits — a half-hour whistle-stop on his rail journey to a speaking engagement in Jacksonville, Fla.It was April 1889, just the second foray into the Deep South for the great orator, five decades after his escape from Maryland…

NATO, Tariffs, Cyber Monday: Your Monday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.Dec. 2, 2019(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest.ImageCredit…Al Drago for The New York Times2. The president expanded his global trade war.He surprised Brazil and Argentina, tweeting that he would impose tariffs on their steel and…

ASAP Rocky Returns to Sweden in Triumph, Without Trump’s Help

reporter’s notebookThe rapper’s show in Stockholm on Wednesday came just months after his trial for assault in the country drew international attention.ASAP Rocky performing at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm on Wednesday night.Credit…Erika Gerdemark for The New York TimesDec. 12, 2019STOCKHOLM — When the rapper ASAP Rocky played an arena show in Stockholm on Wednesday…

Boeing, Jamal Khashoggi, Lost Luggage: Your Monday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.Dec. 23, 2019(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest.ImageCredit…Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times1. The crisis at Boeing is far from over.The airplane manufacturer’s board of directors ousted Dennis Muilenburg, who came under fire for his handling…

F.B.I. Report, Afghan War, New Zealand: Your Monday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest.ImageCredit…Tom Brenner/Reuters1. A long-awaited report on the F.B.I. found no anti-Trump plot.The report, by the Justice Department’s inspector general, found serious errors in the F.B.I.’s Russia inquiry — especially its…

Why the ‘Wokest’ Candidates Are the Weakest

If the fantasy that Democrats are all zealots were reality, the primary campaign would have turned out quite differently.Dec. 6, 2019Beto O’Rourke attends the 2020 Presidential Gun Safety Forum in Las Vegas in October.Credit…Eric Thayer for The New York TimesDemocrats are too “woke” for their own good, or so goes the argument.“Today’s progressivism is more…