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Breaking Down New York Giants' 5 Biggest Training Camp Projects

Training camp is a time for experimentation. The New York Giants have several players on the roster whose 2014 impacts are still up in the air. These players will be analyzed in multiple positions/roles in order to milk the most production from them. They are referred to as projects. Show More Summary

Environmental roundup

4 hours agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

California resists idea of charging market-clearing rate for water — too much like economics — and instead encourages tattling on neighbors [New York Times, Coyote] Academia smitten by notion of “climate reparations” [Peter Wood, Minding...Show More Summary


In The New York Times Eve M. Kahn writes about Collecting Books That Are Just Covers -- any object: "that looks like a book but is not one". This sounds/looks pretty neat -- but I have to admit that learning the preferred term for such things is apparently... Show More Summary

Shilling for the Jihadis: NYT and WaPo Stand with the Muslim Brotherhood

Just this week, on the same day, the New York Times and the Washington Post simultaneously decided to take sides in the current war in the Middle East. Unfortunately, they chose the Islamists. On Thursday, as rockets were landing on Israeli suburbs, two pieces were published by the so-called "papers of record," that sided with the Muslim Brotherhood. Show More Summary

Making Sense Out of "Contradictrions That Make No Sense"

A New York Times headline by Floyd Norris reads In U.S. Data, a Baffling Contradiction.The same article, by the same author, appears on Yahoo!Finance as In U.S. Data, a Contradiction That Makes No Sense. The first quarter of this year...Show More Summary

Lorin Maazel, a world-renowned conductor and composer, died in his home in Virginia on Sunday at the

14 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Lorin Maazel, a world-renowned conductor and composer, died in his home in Virginia on Sunday at the age of 84. The cause of his death were complications from pneumonia. The New York Times reports Maazel was a child prodigy and had held...Show More Summary

Soccer, Not Baseball, Is the Key to Life

New York Times op-ed: Baseball or Soccer?, by David Brooks: Is life more like baseball, or is it more like soccer? Baseball is a team sport, but it is basically an accumulation of individual activities. Throwing a strike, hitting a line drive or fielding a grounder is primarily an individual...

Carmelo Anthony "Willing To Ride Or Die For New York"

Were you one of the silly persons who doubted the unimpeachable resolve of basketball player Carmelo Anthony? If so, it is now time to feel shame?look at how foolhardy you were! [ more › ]

NYT 's Maureen Dowd: "There's Something Unseemly" About Chelsea Clinton Charity Speeches

New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd posited that there is "something unseemly" about recent reports Chelsea Clinton gives speeches that raise up to $75,000 per appearance for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation. A July 9 article in The Times discussed Clinton's foray into public speaking appearances on behalf of the Clinton Foundation. Show More Summary

New York Times: 'The besieged border is a myth'

The border crisis is a "humanitarian tragedy," not an existential threat, writes The New York Times editorial board. In a strongly-worded weekend editorial, the Times accuses Republicans of "throwing up roadblocks" to a possible solution, and of using the crisis to score callous political points. Show More Summary

New York Times' Ethan Bronner Does Further 'Damage' to His Paper's Credibility on Israel

"A Damaging Distance," Ethan Bronner's news analysis for the New York Times Sunday Review, blamed the "growing human distance between Israelis and Palestinians" not on Palestinian terrorist attacks against civilians, but Israel's security...Show More Summary

Germany or Argentina? Univision is Another Winner at the World Cup

The New York Times says the “biggest scorer” of the 2014 World Cup may be Univision. An A1 story in today’s paper adds up what the World Cup has meant to the dominant Spanish-language U.S. network: Univision coverage has topped competitors ABC/ESPN in markets including Los Angeles, Miami and Houston. Show More Summary

A harrowing case of sexual assault on campus

17 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Nation

This is long but worth it: a deep dive into a case of sexual assault on campus by Walt Bogdanich of The New York Times. If you’ve ever thought that the college form of justice discriminates against men and subjects them to unfounded accusations, here is an example of just the opposite occurring. For more, here […]

Editorial Of The Day

18 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

From the editorial board of the New York TImes: President Obama should resist a pressure campaign by some religious groups to weaken a promised executive order that would prohibit federal contractors from discriminating against gay men, lesbians and transgender people in their hiring practices. Show More Summary

USA's 'Most Privileged' Illegal Immigrant Stuck in Texas Border Town

Jose Antonio Vargas, who made national headlines by coming out as an illegal immigrant three years ago in the New York Times, may be stuck in a border town in Texas. In a piece for Politico, Vargas, the former journalist and Pulitzer...Show More Summary

Report Card Grades for NY Knicks' 2014 Offseason so Far

The last time that Phil Jackson was a member of the New York Knicks, he was not known for being a "Zen Master" or for having more championship rings than fingers. As a player in the 1960s and '70s "Action Jackson" was known for his incredibly...Show More Summary

Longer Safe-Haven Times for Moms Might Have Kept Babies Safe From Harm

This week two stories captured headlines and broke hearts across the nation. A 7-month-old baby was abandoned in a New York subway station and another baby died, allegedly suffocated by his mother at just 11 months old. Though the stories...Show More Summary

New York Times Hit Piece on Tom Steyer and Fossil Fuel Divestment

Word came recently that both the Philadelphia Quakers and the Unitarian General Assembly have decided to divest from fossil fuels. It followed by a few weeks the news that the Roman Catholic University of Dayton and Union Theological Seminary, the home of many a great thinker, had done likewise.

Is Conservatism Genetic?

Tom Edsall reviews the evidence in The New York Time In “Obedience to Traditional Authority: A heritable factor underlying authoritarianism, conservatism and religiousness,” published by the journal Personality and Individual Differences...Show More Summary

Bill Gates On Immigration Reform: Americans Deserve Better Than This

Bill Gates, Sheldon Adelson, and Warren Buffett are pushing Congress to pass immigration reform in a joint op-ed piece for the New York Times. In the op-ed, the three refer to the current stalemate as depressing and urge Congress to remember its responsibility to the rest of America. Bill Gates, Adelson and Buffett write: “Whatever

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