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Newsweek Cover Story Tackles How Christians Often Misinterpret the Bible to Suit Their Own Needs

In a cover story for Newsweek, Kurt Eichenwald tells us something we've known for a long time: many Christians will distort the Bible to say whatever they want it to say. They project their personal beliefs onto the Bible, not draw those beliefs from it. They're happy to take passages out of context when it suits their needs and ignore them when it doesn't.

Newsweek: The Bible: So Misunderstood It’s A Sin

They wave their Bibles at passersby, screaming their condemnations of homosexuals. They fall on their knees, worshipping at the base of granite monuments to the Ten Commandments while demanding prayer in school. They appeal to God to save America from their political opponents, mostly Democrats. They gather in football stadiums by the thousands to pray [...]

More than 50k sign petition calling for de Blasio’s resignation

Petition Calling for NY Mayor de Blasio's Resignation Reaches Over 50,000 Signatures http://t.co/5EZkGWoHKc — Newsweek (@Newsweek) December 21, 2014

Newsweek Staff’s Favorite Films of 2014

Our Favorite Films of 2014: Newsweek Staff Picks Life in an increasingly digitized world means, among other things, that you can stream practically any film you want online or through providers like Netflix; more and more, cinema is designed to be viewed from the comfort of your La-Z-Boy recliner. Still, the convenience is no substitute [...]Show More Summary

What's epidemic on college campuses? Shallow thinking

Remember in 1986, when Newsweek supposedly showed that a 40-year-old single woman was "more likely to be killed by a terrorist" than to ever get married? It turned out to be false, the remark of a Newsweek correspondent, who'd meant it merely as a funny aside. And the studies on which it was...

Activist Says Switzerland Should Harvest Organs of People Killed in Euthanasia

I warned this would happen back in my first anti-assisted suicide article–Newsweek, June 28, 1993–in which I wrote: Of greater concern to me is the moral trickledown effect that could result should society ever come to agree with Frances [to legalize assisted suicide]. Life is action and reaction, the proverbial pebble thrown into the pond. […]

Now more than ever, the issue of campus rape requires critical thinking

Remember in 1986, when Newsweek supposedly showed that a 40-year-old single woman was “more likely to be killed by a terrorist” than to ever get married? It turned out to be false, the remark of a Newsweek correspondent, who'd meant it merely as a funny aside. And the studies on...

A new way to help level the playing field for women buying cars

Tara Weingarten estimates she's accompanied at least 50 women to the dealership to buy their cars. As a veteran automotive journalist for Newsweek and the founder of VroomGirls, a site devoted to women automotive enthusiasts, Weingarten...Show More Summary

Newsweek Adds Seven

Newsweek has added seven staffers to its editorial team. Details, via a memo obtained by Poynter, are below. Matt Cooper has been named politics editor. Cooper previously covered the White House for Time, The New Republic and US News. Ross Schneiderman joins as senior editor. Show More Summary

Newsweek adds 7 to editorial staff

Newsweek has recently added to its editing and reporting ranks, according to a staff email from managing editor Kira Bindrim. Among the new hires: Matt Cooper, who formerly covered the White House for Time, has been named politics editor. Ross...Show More Summary

Johnston: How Google and Apple Make Their Taxes Disappear

Newsweek: How Google and Apple Make Their Taxes Disappear, by David Cay Johnston (Syracuse): Around the world, countries are desperately seeking ways to stop multinational companies from earning profits within their borders without paying taxes on them, while stashing trillions in tax havens like the Cayman Islands. The British government,...

Google exec’s unacceptable offer

How Google and Apple make their taxes disappear (newsweek.com)

Collective punishment of 1.8 million human shields in a prison — Newsweek dares publish the truth of Gaza

Sarah Helm's riveting account of visiting Gaza for Newsweek describes all 1.8 million people as "human shields" because civilians had no place to go when the missiles landed

Newsweek: 'Public Support for Gun Control at a Record Low'

On December 12, Newsweek reacted to a recent PEW Research Center Poll by saying, "public support for gun control is at a record low." The magazine went on to explain that even with the anniversary of the heinous attack on Sandy HookShow More Summary

ISIS Asking $1 Million for James Foley's Remains

Via Newsweek and several other media sites: ISIS is offering to return the body of James Foley for $1 million. The family has not confirmed the report. Also today, a news station disclosed the identity of Shami Witness, one of ISIS most ardent... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Uber Gave A Woman £20 After A Driver Asked To Perform Oral Sex On Her

An Uber driver in London allegedly invited a passenger who was feeling unwell into the front of his vehicle, before offering to drive to a side street and perform oral sex on her. Newsweek reports that a female Uber passenger in London...Show More Summary

Geoengineering Gone Wild: Newsweek Touts Turning Humans Into Hobbits To Save Climate

Newsweek has an entire cover story devoted to the question, “Can Geoengineering Save the Earth?” After reading it, you may not realize the answer is a resounding “no.” That’s because Newsweek avoids quoting even one of the countless general critics of geoengineering in its 2700-word (!) piece. Show More Summary

Islamophobia reigns in Newsweek comment section– ‘Towel head camel humpers’

Blatantly bigoted Islamophobic comments follow a Newsweek piece about a Palestinian's efforts to protect the Haram Al Sharif from Jewish religious incursion. "Towel head camel humpers," says Dana Klein of Trumbull,

Newsweek Names Kleinbard's We Are Better Than This One of the Top Books of 2014

Newsweek, Our Favorite Books of 2014: Newsweek Staff Picks: WE ARE BETTER THAN THIS: HOW GOVERNMENT SHOULD SPEND OUR MONEY by Edward D. Kleinbard (Oxford University Press) Americans feel the pain of an income tax system that raises twice as much as it actually does because of hidden spending through...

Assigning Blame: IVF and the Twin Situation

I read the Newsweek article on twins this week.  Of course I did.  I have twins due to fertility treatments.  Amy Klein is usually a smart writer, and I’m always interested in the rehashing of the single-embryo-transfer meets non-insurance-coverage debate.  It isn’t financially feasible to go with single embryo transfers when there is no insurance […]

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