The New York Times will publish a new op- ed this week that will challenge the view that the “post-truth” era is ushering in a new “post political” era.
The paper is moving quickly to launch a new, more expansive political commentary and op-eds that will include a broader range of perspectives on the news, the environment and culture, according to a statement from the paper’s editorial board on Wednesday.
The op-Ed will be published on Wednesday, Nov. 27, by the paper.
It will also appear in print and online on the paper website.
The decision comes after The Atlantic published an op- and opinion piece by former President Donald Trump in June titled, “Trump’s Dangerous Path to the Presidency,” in which the paper accused Trump of becoming a “dangerous and authoritarian president.”
The Atlantic piece was published on Oct. 31, and is a part of the paper editorial board’s broader effort to push back against the current political climate and the post-truth era, which the board says has resulted in a “post politics” era of polarization.
Trump, the paper said in its editorial, “is no longer a president who represents the American people.
He is an extremist, a threat to democracy and the rule of law, and an authoritarian who has taken the country into an authoritarian abyss.”
The paper’s op-ED is scheduled to appear in the paper on Wednesday and will be accompanied by a “new and comprehensive” series of essays.
The op-EDIT will address issues ranging from Trump’s use of Twitter to allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials to the opioid crisis, the board said.
The Times will not be the only news organization to take on the Trump administration in the coming weeks, as the Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal are also planning to launch op-editorials in the next few weeks.