Jeff Zeleny

New York Times

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National political correspondent for the New York Times

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Barack Obama's second victory showed Republicans that the nation is changing, and that's led to an agonizing reappraisal.

The GOP and the Lessons of Last Year's Election

Barack Obama's second victory showed Republicans that the nation is changing, and that's led to an agonizing reappraisal.

from To the Point

The  first of this year's three presidential debates  is day after tomorrow, but by the time Obama and Romney have met for the last time the election may already be over.

Early Voting Transforms Campaign Strategy

The first of this year's three presidential debates is day after tomorrow, but by the time Obama and Romney have met for the last time the election may already be over.

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President Barack Obama  and  Mitt Romney  are besieged with advice about how to score points with voters in three  debates  starting day after tomorrow.

Election Day Is Becoming Election Month

President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are besieged with advice about how to score points with voters in three debates starting day after tomorrow.

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66 million years ago, an asteroid caused Earth’s Fifth Extinction, destroying the dinosaurs and most other life forms. Now Earth is facing another extinction, as fish, plants and animals vanish forever. But this time, it’s not the asteroid, it’s us. This week, hundreds of people, both young and old, took to the streets in cities all over the world to begin weeks of protest called the Extinction Rebellion. In the natural course of evolution, the decline and disappearance of a life form takes thousands of years. In the course of a human lifetime, not even one species might disappear. But now, some 28,000 species are vanishing all of a sudden. Elizabeth Kolbert of the New Yorker magazine has written a book called “The Sixth Extinction.” She says, “Extinction rates are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of times higher than what is known as the background extinction rate that has pertained over most of geological history.” In her words, “You should not be able to see all sorts of mammals -- to name just one group -- either going extinct or on the verge of extinction. And that is a tipoff that something very, very unusual, and I would add, very dangerous, is going on.” “We’re running geological history backwards. Fossil fuels that were created over the course of hundreds of millions of years buried a lot of carbon underground. We’re now combusting it, putting that carbon back into the atmosphere over a matter of centuries. So we’re taking a process that hundreds of millions of years to run in one direction and then, in a matter of centuries, running it in another direction.” We’ll hear what that means now and for the future of life as we know it.

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