Trump Has a Gift for Tearing Us Apart

There are a lot of different ways to build walls.By Thomas B. EdsallMr. Edsall contributes a weekly column from Washington, D.C. on politics, demographics and inequality.Dec. 11, 2019Supporters at a Trump rally in Dallas in October.Credit…Jonathan Ernst/ReutersDonald Trump has done everything within his power to activate racial and ethnic animosity in this country. His main…

Inside The World of Interiors, Condé Nast’s Secret Weapon

The gold-standard shelter magazine runs on a brass-tacks budget and refuses to kowtow to the internet.Lord of the light box: Rupert Thomas, the editor in chief of The World of Interiors, at the magazine’s office in London.Credit…Tom Jamieson for The New York TimesPublished Dec. 4, 2019Updated Dec. 5, 2019LONDON — To be a magazine reader…

Mass Opioid Abuse Is ‘Destabilizing’ World’s Poorest Nations

(KAPURTHALA, India) — Reports rolled in with escalating urgency — pills seized by the truckload, pills swallowed by schoolchildren, pills in the pockets of dead terrorists. These pills, the world has been told, are safer than the OxyContins, the Vicodins, the fentanyls that have wreaked so much devastation. But now they are the root of…