Walmart’s Strategy When Wading Into Culture Wars: Offend Few

A Walmart in Secaucus, N.J. The retailer’s approach to public policy issues is more nuanced than a desire to simply do the right thing, interviews show.Credit…Gabby Jones for The New York TimesPublished Nov. 4, 2019Updated Nov. 5, 2019Walmart is getting out of the vaping business, but still sells cigarettes. It is working to reduce plastic…

Fiona Hill and the American Idea

A naturalized American exposes Trump’s attack on what America is and must be.Nov. 22, 2019Fiona Hill leaving a closed hearing on Capitol Hill early this month.Credit…T.J. Kirkpatrick for The New York TimesFor a naturalized American, raised in Britain, I found Fiona Hill’s testimony at impeachment hearings this week to be a powerful reminder of what…

Noose Found in Locker Brings Unrest to Mississippi Fire Department

(HATTIESBURG, Miss.) — There’s little disagreement that the object found in a white Mississippi firefighter’s locker was a hangman’s noose. But as with many things in America these days, there’s deep disagreement about what it meant. To some it was a reminder of lynchings that took hundreds of black lives in Mississippi, and it had…