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New York Times Endorses 2 Democrats for President

'May the best woman win'

(Newser) - Instead of picking a side in the Democratic Party's centrists versus progressives debate, the New York Times editorial board has chosen to endorse two candidates. "May the best woman win," they write, giving the nod to Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren. On the progressive side, they... More »

Readers Explode Over Op-Ed About Jews

Bret Stephens' latest New York Times column hails 'Jewish Genius'

(Newser) - Bret Stephens' latest think piece is called "The Secrets of Jewish Genius"—and, as you might imagine, some people are a little upset. "How is it that a people who never amounted even to one-third of 1 percent of the world’s population contributed so seminally to... More »

On Giving Tuesday, 'Something for Everyone'

Givers are happier and healthier, so why delay: Patricia Snell Herzog

(Newser) - Giving Tuesday is a time to think of others. But as Patricia Snell Herzog writes at the New York Times , it's also a time to think of yourself. Research shows "giving money away also brings joy to the giver," writes Herzog, an associate professor of philanthropic studies... More »

Rural America Has Big New Problem, and It's Not Ready

Op-ed warns that HIV cases are going to swamp small communities

(Newser) - In big cities around the US, the numbers are encouraging when it comes to HIV. New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, and other huge urban centers have reported falling numbers, writes professor Steven W. Thrasher of Northwestern University in a New York Times op-ed. But his isn't a celebratory... More »

Star Runner Calls Out Nike in Damning Op-Ed

Mary Cain says company's track and field program is physically and emotionally abusive

(Newser) - "I was the fastest girl in America," Mary Cain recalls in a video op-ed for the New York Times . But her message isn't one of fond recollection. Cain, now 23, delivers a devastating critique of Nike, whose training program she joined as a teenager . Her dream at... More »

Social Network Writer to FB CEO: Stop 'Assaulting Truth'

Aaron Sorkin takes Mark Zuckerberg to task for not vetting political ads

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg has been making the rounds defending Facebook's decision not to fact-check or censor political ads, saying he doesn't feel the social media site should be in the business of stymieing free speech. Except screenwriter Aaron Sorkin doesn't exactly think that's what Facebook's move... More »

Comic Who Faced Weinstein: I Laughed at a 'Monster'

Kelly Bachman explains what was going through her mind during last week's incident at NYC bar

(Newser) - The comedian who confronted Harvey Weinstein during her set at a Manhattan bar last week was heckled, booed, and ultimately booted from the venue. Now Kelly Bachman is speaking out again, this time via an opinion piece in the New York Times in which she says she's "proud"... More »

A Teen's 2015 OD Death Had Link to Something Much Bigger

Alex W. Palmer goes deep into a global fentanyl ring

(Newser) - Prepare to feel pretty worn out after reading Alex W. Palmer's lengthy dive into a global fentanyl ring for the New York Times . The piece is staggering in its scope—in terms of distance (it bounces between Hong Kong, North Dakota, and Florida, among other locales), timeline, and complexity.... More »

Trump Orders Agencies to Drop Subscriptions to Times, Post

Though the president reads both, deliveries to White House have stopped

(Newser) - After deciding to cancel White House subscriptions to the New York Times and Washington Post, frequent targets of President Trump, the administration plans to tell US agencies to do the same. "Not renewing subscriptions across all federal agencies will be a significant cost saving—hundreds of thousands of taxpayer... More »

Trump Allies Post Reporters' Old, Racist Tweets

Conservative consultant Arthur Schwartz is among the top players

(Newser) - Reporters who have posted anything racist, even years ago, watch out—there could be a target on your back. That's the takeaway of a New York Times article about a loosely connected group of conservatives gunning for media organizations that seem opposed to President Trump. Among the players is... More »

Columnist: Epstein Dished on Idea of Sex With Teens

Said criminalization was a cultural problem: James B. Stewart

(Newser) - Upon hearing of Jeffrey Epstein's suicide , "one of my first thoughts ... was that many prominent men and at least a few women must be breathing sighs of relief." So writes New York Times business columnist James B. Stewart, recounting a 90-minute background interview he did with Epstein... More »

Court Revives Palin's Tossed Lawsuit Against Times

Defamation case involves editorial after mass shooting

(Newser) - A defamation lawsuit Sarah Palin brought against the New York Times was restored by a federal appeals court Tuesday, giving the onetime Republican vice presidential nominee an opportunity to prove her claims that the newspaper falsely accused her of inciting a mass shooting that severely wounded a congresswoman. The 2nd... More »

Dems Are Not Happy With NYT's Trump Headline

'Unbelievable' was one response to banner after weekend mass shootings

(Newser) - There are plenty of armchair headline writers on any given day, but more than a few raised concerns Monday about one in particular in the New York Times . USA Today notes disbelief and anger, especially from high-profile Democrats, was a prominent response to the way the Gray Lady chose to... More »

Rep. Omar Calls Trump Racist in New Op-Ed

She writes that the 'send her back!" chant will be a 'defining moment' in US history

(Newser) - The rally during which supporters of President Trump chanted "send her back!" wasn't just a blip on the political radar, writes Rep. Ilhan Omar in the New York Times . It "will be a defining moment in American history," writes the Somalia native, who was actually... More »

70 Busted at Protest Against NYT Climate Coverage

Demonstrators want Times to say there's a crisis

(Newser) - A demonstration to call attention to how the news media cover climate change resulted in 70 arrests outside the New York Times headquarters Saturday, Reuters reports. The protesters called for the newspaper to refer to climate change as a climate emergency in its coverage, a spokeswoman for the group said,... More »

Madonna Is Seriously Displeased With NYT Profile

'It makes me feel raped'

(Newser) - In her New York Times profile on Madonna, Vanessa Grigoriadis quotes the singer as saying she "felt raped" by the early leak of songs from her last album, commenting "it didn't feel right to explain that women these days were trying not to use that word metaphorically.... More »

Madonna: Harvey Weinstein 'Crossed Lines'

Describes movie mogul as 'incredibly sexually flirtatious' with her

(Newser) - At 60, Madonna reflects on a career that wasn't all sunshine and roses in a New York Times feature out Wednesday. In the process, she describes publicly for the first time the stain that was her interaction with Harvey Weinstein during the making of her 1991 documentary, Truth or ... More »

NYT Reporter Gets Creative With Trump Event's Dress Code

Annie Karni wore her wedding dress

(Newser) - New York Times reporter Annie Karni was getting ready to head to Japan to cover President Trump's visit there when she found out about the dress code for one of the events she'd be attending—and she had to scramble to pack just the right thing, per Sky... More »

Rich Liberals Are Creating 'Unlivable' US Cities

In 'NYT,' Farhad Manjoo says Dems have a NIMBY attitude that belies their progressive stance

(Newser) - California is suffering from an "emergency that feels like a dystopian showcase of American inequality." That's the take of Farhad Manjoo in the New York Times , who writes that the Golden State is weighed down by a "livability" problem, plagued with a lack of affordable housing,... More »

Trump: I Don't Need Banks Because I Have Cash

President fires back at 'New York Times' over negative story

(Newser) - The New York Times wrote a story critical of President Trump's dealings with Deutsche Bank, and now the president is firing back. In Monday morning tweets, Trump rejected the notion that banks have been leery of working with him—instead, he says he's been so successful in business... More »

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