Month: May 2022

Why the Police Took 78 Minutes to Stop the Uvalde Gunman

After the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, the explanation for how the police acted kept shifting. Now, a clearer picture has emerged. Guest: J. David Goodman, the Houston bureau chief for The New York Times. Want more from The Daily? For one big idea on the news each week from our team,…

What Really Caused the Baby Formula Shortage

A dire lack of baby formula in the United States in the past few weeks has been blamed on production deficiencies such as the small number of manufacturers and an inflexible supply chain. But Christina Jewett, an investigative reporter at The Times, has traced it back further, to deadly bacteria whose detection set off a…

Should the G.O.P. Cling to Lies About a Stolen Election?

In Pennsylvania, a candidate falsely claiming election fraud in 2020 prevailed in a crowded Republican primary for governor. But in Georgia, two incumbents — the governor and the secretary of state — beat back challenges from “stop the steal” opponents. Is re-litigating the 2020 election a vote winner for Republicans? Or is it increasingly becoming…

Another Elementary School Massacre

This episode covers incidents of mass violence. At least 21 people, including 19 children, were killed when a gunman opened fire at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday morning. It was the deadliest school shooting in the United States since the 2012 attack on the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn….

Is the U.S. Changing Its Stance on Taiwan?

For decades, the U.S. has walked a careful line when it comes to Taiwan — vowing to protect the island from China, without saying exactly how far it would go to do that. On Monday, that appeared to change. Guest: David E. Sanger, a White House and national security correspondent for The New York Times….

A Tactical Disaster for Russia’s Military

Three months since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, one of the biggest surprises has been the inability of the Russian military to achieve some of its basic goals. One clear example: A failed attempt to cross the Donets river in eastern Ukraine earlier this month left hundreds of Russian soldiers dead. Its aftermath is raising doubts…

The Sunday Read: ‘Can Virtual Reality Help Ease Chronic Pain?’

Chronic pain is one of the leading causes of long-term disability in the world. By some measures, 50 million Americans live with chronic pain, in part because the power of medicine to relieve it remains inadequate. Helen Ouyang, a physician and contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, explores the potentially groundbreaking use of…

A Better Understanding of Long Covid

Throughout the pandemic, long Covid — symptoms that occur after the initial coronavirus infection — has remained something of a medical mystery. Now, amid the latest surge of infections, a series of major studies are shedding light on the condition. Guest: Pam Belluck, a health and science reporter for The New York Times. Want more…

Inside Operation Lone Star

In the post-Trump era, some red states have moved aggressively to rebuke the Biden administration at the local level and signal to voters what a Republican-led country might look like. In Texas, immigration is a key battleground. Today, we speak to Hunter Schuler, a member of the National Guards, about why Gov. Greg Abbott has…

The Battle for Azovstal: A Soldier’s Story

For the past two months, a group of Ukrainian fighters has been holed up in the Azovstal steel plant in the city of Mariupol, mounting a last stand against Russian forces in a critical part of eastern Ukraine. On Monday, Ukraine finally surrendered the plant. After the end of the determined resistance at Azovstal, we…