Mike Pompeo: Secretary of Hypocrisy

Mike Pompeo: Secretary of Hypocrisy

Opinion|Mike Pompeo: Secretary of HypocrisyIf Pompeo has a sense of honor, he might consider resigning rather than fathering the catastrophe that may soon befall Afghanistan.Aug. 22, 2019, 6:00 a.m. ETImageCreditCreditCarolyn Kaster/Associated PressIt isn’t hard to guess what Mike Pompeo, the hawkish congressman from Kansas, would say about the Afghan exit deal that Mike Pompeo, the…

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Piled Up in Huge Lots, Volkswagen’s Reworked Diesels Trickle to Buyers

Piled Up in Huge Lots, Volkswagen’s Reworked Diesels Trickle to Buyers

ImageReacquired Volkswagen and Audi diesel cars, bought back by Volkswagen after its scandal, sat last year in a desert graveyard near Victorville, Calif. There are dozens of similar sites and the carmaker says it has 100,000 fixed diesels to sell.CreditCreditLucy Nicholson/ReutersAug. 22, 2019, 6:00 a.m. ETAllison Dugdale spends six hours a day behind the wheel,…

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Mitch McConnell: The Filibuster Plays a Crucial Role in Our Constitutional Order

Mitch McConnell: The Filibuster Plays a Crucial Role in Our Constitutional Order

Opinion|Mitch McConnell: The Filibuster Plays a Crucial Role in Our Constitutional OrderDemocrats who want to change Senate rules for temporary political gain will rue the day, as they have before.By Mitch McConnellMr. McConnell is the Senate majority leader.Aug. 22, 2019, 6:00 a.m. ETImage“America needs the Senate to be the Senate,” Senator Mitch McConnell, shown here…

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Stop Posting Your Child’s Tantrum on Instagram

Stop Posting Your Child’s Tantrum on Instagram

It’s not funny; it’s mean.By Rebecca Schrag Hershberg and Daniel T. WillinghamThe authors are psychologists.Aug. 22, 2019, 6:00 a.m. ETImageCreditCreditIllustration by The New York Times; Photograph by Katrina Wittkamp, via Getty ImagesWhat should a parent do when a 2-year-old shrieks inconsolably because her string cheese wrapper tore “the wrong way”? Increasingly, the answer is “snap…

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WeWork: Is There Any There There?

WeWork: Is There Any There There?

We’ve had a good lesson this week in how not to go public in the age of the techlash.By Kara SwisherMs. Swisher covers technology and is a contributing opinion writer. Aug. 22, 2019, 5:58 a.m. ETImageA WeWork office in New York City.CreditCreditTimothy A. Clary/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesFor a hipster office-rental company with a chillax…

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South Korea Says It Will Scrap Intelligence-Sharing Deal With Japan

South Korea Says It Will Scrap Intelligence-Sharing Deal With Japan

Asia Pacific|South Korea Says It Will Scrap Intelligence-Sharing Deal With JapanImageSecurity officers outside the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, on Thursday, during a rally demanding that an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan be abandoned.CreditCreditLee Jin-Man/Associated PressAug. 22, 2019, 5:55 a.m. ETSouth Korea said on Thursday that it would abandon a vital military intelligence-sharing pact with…

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Your Thursday Briefing

Your Thursday Briefing

Aug. 22, 2019Updated 6:33 a.m. ET(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)Good morning.We’re covering the dispute between President Trump and Denmark, a spate of ransomware attacks across the U.S., and the threat of new hostilities between India and Pakistan.ImagePrime Minister Mette Frederiksen of Denmark said she was “not going to enter into…

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