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George Packer writes: “Something has gone seriously backward since 1965: the quality of American institutions.” nyr.kr/18xYX2r (Photograph by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty)
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President Obama and the First Family led the way across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, on Saturday as they reenacted the iconic march that took place at the same location fifty years ago. A large delegation marched behind in an act c...
President Barack Obama and the First Family led the way across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, on Saturday as they reenacted the iconic march that took place at the same location fifty years ago. A large delegation marched behind in a...
What America Has Lost Since Selma - The New Yorker
Jeffrey Frank on Eisenhower and the polio vaccine: “He never said, ‘I’m not a scientist, and so …’ Rather, he was someone who talked with scientists, understood what they were saying, and supported those who wanted to bring sense and order to a nationwide inoculation program that was greeted with enormous relief, but also, quite naturally, some apprehension.” nyr.kr/16zEqdB (Photograph by Bettmann/Corbis)
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President Eisenhower marks the fifth anniversary of the polio vaccine with its creator, Dr. Jonas Salk.
When Ike Trusted a New Vaccine - The New Yorker
Anthony Lane on Charlie Hebdo: “Freedom of speech can easily coarsen and shrink into freedom of snort. Nonetheless, a certain rakish splendor hangs over those who refuse to calm down, shut up, or grow up.” nyr.kr/1BFf6hr (Photograph by Eric Gaillard / Reuters)
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Shooting the Jesters, BY ANTHONY LANE: A woman signs a memorial register under a poster showing the victims of the shooting at the office of Charlie Hebdo; Nice, France; January 8, 2015.
Shooting the Jesters - The New Yorker
In light of the murders in Paris, Philip Gourevitch explains why, for better or for worse, most of us are not Charlie: nyr.kr/1tNqGR9 (Photograph by Thierry Chesnot/Getty)
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The Pen vs. the Gun
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A woman at a gathering at the Place de la République, in Paris, honoring the victims of the terrorist attack at the offices of Charlie Hebdo.
The Life-Giving Defiance of the Charlie Hebdo Cartoonists
For over three decades, Jonathan Chasan has been trying to stop officers from beating up inmates on Rikers Island. Jennifer Gonnerman on the lawyer’s efforts. (Above: Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announces that the Justice Department is planning to sue New York City over the treatment of adolescent inmates on Rikers. Photograph by Bebeto Matthews / AP)
A Lawsuit to End Abuse at Rikers - The New Yorker
Whether or not North Korea was responsible, it has benefited from the perception that its hackers brought Sony to its knees. (Photograph by Damian Dovarganes/AP)
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Hollywood outraged over blows to freedom with cancellation of The Interview. A comparison to the appeasement of Hitler and cries of ‘an un-American act’ are tempered by fears of threats to cinemagoers and the holiday bottom line.
Sony 'will not drop' North Korea film The Interview
FBI blames North Korea for Sony hack.
The decision to cancel the release of a movie in response to threats by North Korean hackers could embolden rogue regimes and criminals.
Sony Pictures says it is looking at alternative ways to release film satire The Interview, cancelled in the wake of a cyber-attack.
Did North Korea Hack Sony? - The New Yorker
Evan Osnos on the Sony hack and censorship in Hollywood: “If North Korea wanted to make studios bend, it didn’t need to hack them. It just needed to fund them.”
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After Sony - The New Yorker
“After a bruisingly tough time on the international stage, Barack Obama has shown that he can act as a statesman of historic heft. And so, at this moment, has Raúl Castro," Jon Lee Anderson writes. (Above: Obama and Castro shake hands at Nelson Mandela’s funeral in South Africa. Photograph by Chip Somodevilla/Getty)
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Obama bows to Communist Cuba's Raul Castro and Castro gets everything he wants in the deal. Sure American Alan Gross was freed from the enslaved island prison but Castro gets three Commie Cuban spies from the US. It's a terrible setback for the oppressed people of Cuba. Obama rewards 'brutal behavior,' said one Democrat. The Pope was heavily involved. He should retire too.
U.S. President Barack Obama, left, shakes hands with Cuban President Raul Castro during the official memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium December 10, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The impromptu handshake took place in the backdrop of secret negotiations between the two countries to free Alan Gross, a U.S. citizen and government subcontractor who was arrested in Cuba in 2009. Al Jazeera America
The Obama administration will lay more groundwork for normalizing diplomatic relations with Cuba next week when a high-level U.S. delegation visits Havana for talks, but it is not commenting on whether President Obama intends to meet with Cuban leader Raul Castro in April. Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson, the top U.S. diplomat for Latin America, will lead a U.S. delegation to the island nation Jan. 21. The visit comes just days after the U.S. Treasury and Commerce Departments ...
Obama and Castro Seize History - The New Yorker
According to NBC News, the story of an unnamed C.I.A. senior officer runs through the entire torture report. Jane Mayer explains why, without even pseudonyms, it is exceedingly hard to hold her accountable. (Photograph by Jim Watson/AFP/Getty)
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Wikileaks-Enthüllungen: So schmuggelt die CIA ihre Spione durch alle Grenzen
Με βαρυσήμαντο άρθρο-παρέμβαση για τα εγκλήματα της CIA στο όνομα του πολέμου κατά της τρομοκρατίας της διακυβέρνησης Μπους, οι New York Times ζητούν από τον Μπαράκ Ομπάμα να εξουσιοδοτήσει ενδελεχή και ανεξάρτητη ποινή έρευνα για τη διώξη των υπευθύνων για τα βασανιστήρια σε βάρος υπόπτων..
Pope Francis uses Christmas greeting to chide church officials for greed, gossip, and getting ahead.
The Woman the Center of the C.I.A.'s Torture Report
“Cuba may be where Obama is finally getting to apply whatever lessons he learned from Iraq and the Arab Spring.” Amy Davidson on the President’s announcement Wednesday. (Photograph by Pete Souza)
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Why did President Obama go for broke on Cuba, announcing the United States would normalize relations with that repressive regime?
December 16, 2014 "The President talks on the phone with President Raúl Castro of Cuba in the Oval Office. The next day, the President announced the U.S. would restore full relations with Cuba after more than 50 years." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Journalist Al Hunt interviews Pete Souza (previously), the official White House photographer, in this recent interview segment from Charlie Rose. Souza's photos of President Barack Obama can be see...
Barack Obama’s Cuba Surprise - The New Yorker
Despite the media group’s complex history, journalists throughout Turkey have begun to defend Zaman's staff. (Above: Staff members and supporters of Zaman; Istanbul, December 14, 2014. Photograph by Ozan Kose / AFP / Getty.)
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What the Zaman Raid Means for Turkey’s Media - The New Yorker
Alexis Okeowo on the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram: “A mass rescue is no longer a real possibility; it probably never was.” (Photograph by Adam Nossiter / The New York Times / Redux)
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The mothers of some of the girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram from the Chibok Government Girls Secondary School weep on the grounds of the burned-down school.
“What happened today is beyond what we could imagine.” (Above: A soldier escorts students from the Army Public School in Peshawar during the attack by Taliban gunmen. Photograph by Khuram Parvez/Reuters)
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Updated: Pakistani official: 126 people dead, 122 injured in Taliban attack on High School - http://conservativeread.com/updated-pakistani-official-126-people-dead-122-injured-in-taliban-attack-on-high-school/
Massacre in Peshawar - The New Yorker
A human-rights organization has started installing city-wide plaques commemorating Muscovites who were executed by Stalin’s regime.
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Humble Memorials for Stalin’s Victims in Moscow - The New Yorker
Asking students to engage in discussions of rape law has become so difficult that teachers are starting to give up on the subject, Jeanne Suk reports. (Above: Members of the audience hold signs during a board of visitors meeting about sexual assault at the University of Virginia. Photograph by Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress/AP)
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Shape Up or Ship Out: The College Message to Fraternities - US News
Jeannie Suk, On Teaching Rape Law in Law School, New Yorker 15 December 2014
The Trouble with Teaching Rape Law
Following the siege in Sydney, “social media proceeded to work the way one always hopes it will," Amy Davidson writes. (Above: People run from the Lindt Café during the hostage standoff in Sydney. Photograph by Joosep Martinson/Getty)
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Five or ten years ago, it was often said that readers wouldn’t pay for online journalism. John Cassidy explains why you rarely hear this argument today. (Photograph by Mario Tama/Getty)
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Rolling Stone's story on campus rape at the University of Virginia calls Jackie’s friend, "Cindy," “a self-declared hookup queen.” Amy Davidson on the label and its repercussions. (Photograph by Susana Raab/The New York Times/Redux)
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There has been much talk about how the Rolling Stone debacle is a result of a tendency to believe accusations of sexual assault too quickly. But, really, the opposite may be true.
What Rolling Stone Did to “Cindy” : The New Yorker - Dec 11, 2014
What Rolling Stone Did to “Cindy” - The New Yorker
The World Food Programme has run out of money needed to feed 1.7 million Syrian refugees. Dexter Filkins explains why, despite the recent outpouring of support, this story doesn’t have a happy ending. (Above: Syrian Kurdish refugees enter Turkey, September 27, 2014. Photograph by Michael Christopher Brown/Magnum)
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Getting Help to Syria - The New Yorker
In Hong Kong, though the government has refused to budge, protesters emphasized that their retreat did not constitute a surrender. (Photograph by Pedro Ugarte/AFP/Getty)
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This photo shows an early morning overview of the pro-democracy protest camp in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong on 11 December 2014
Scenes from Occupy Hong Kong’s Last Stand - The New Yorker
This week, Jane Mayer argues, Obama should have honored the real patriots: the officers who blew the whistle on the torture program, some of whom have paid a very high price for their actions. (Above: Ali Soufan in 2011. Photograph by Zinta Lundborg/Bloomberg via Getty)
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Q. & A.: Ali Soufan - The New Yorker
Ali Soufan, president of the Soufan Group, an international security firm, was for years one of the FBI’s chief experts on al-Qaida and two of its traditional power bases, Yemen and Saudi Arabia. On Thursday, after Houthi rebels forced the resignation of Yemen’s president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, a close U.S. ally, and Saudi King Abdullah ibn Abdulaziz died, Soufan spoke to Yahoo News’ Michael Isikoff about the mounting chaos in the region and how it could further strengthen al-Qaida.
The Real Torture Patriots BY JANE MAYER
The Real Torture Patriots - The New Yorker
Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently told one of The New Republic's departing editors that she had cancelled her subscription. Read Ryan Lizza’s in-depth look at the culture clash that brought down the hundred-year-old magazine. (Above: Ruth Bader Ginsburg gives the toast at The New Republic’s centennial gala in November. Photograph by Teresa Kroeger/Getty)
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When Chris Hughes forced out a beloved editor last week, most of the magazine’s writers and editors resigned in protest. Inside the collapse of The New Republic by Ryan Lizza
Ruth Bader Ginsburg gave the toast at The New Republic’s centennial gala in November. Last week, two-thirds of the people on the magazine’s editorial masthead resigned.
Inside the Collapse of The New Republic - The New Yorker
“In Cheney’s world, nothing Americans do can be called torture, because we are not Al Qaeda and we are not the Japanese in the Second World War (whom we prosecuted for waterboarding) and we are not ISIS,” Amy Davidson writes. (Photograph by Alex Brandon/AP)
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HE OUGHT TO KNOW -- DETACHED Dick Cheney: There will be an attack on America within the next decade; worse than 9/11
Here is a man who--literally--has no heart and no pulse. He's a mean, scary man. Torture in a Dick Cheney Minute - The New Yorker
NEVER MENTIONS THEY SHOULD HAVE SECURED THE SOUTHERN BORDER --- Dick Cheney: There will be an attack on America within the next decade; worse than 9/11
WAR CRIMINAL CHENEY TRYING TO DEFEND TORTURE... “In Cheney’s world, nothing Americans do can be called torture, because we are not Al Qaeda and we are not the Japanese in the Second World War (whom we prosecuted for waterboarding) and we are not ISIS,” Amy Davidson writes. (Photograph by Alex Brandon/AP)
Torture in a Dick Cheney Minute - The New Yorker
The pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong have put up a final show of resistance. The anarchists, meanwhile, have always seen their fight as a long-term one, and a part of their daily lives. (Above: Tents set up by Occupy Hong Kong protesters under the HSBC building in November, 2011. Photograph by Thomas Lee/Bloomberg via Getty)
The Anarchists of Hong Kong’s Occupy Central
In his popular new book, Éric Zemmour declares France already dead and buried. Alexander Stille explains why this assertion isn’t new. (Above: General Charles de Gaulle in Lyon, in March, 1968. Photograph: AFP/Getty)