The New York Times announced yesterday that it is ending Times Select. That means all their online news and op-ed columns are now free. Plus, their archives are free back to 1987.
I was galled when they instituted paid content in the first place, but I've already forgiven them. I've spent a good bit of time now rummaging happily through the back issues. Journalistic excellence is getting hard to come by, and it doesn't get any better than the Gray Lady. It's good to have her back.