Category Archives: Top news

Bad Babies

About two weeks ago I listened to a This American Life podcast called “Bad Baby,” that was broadcast back in March. The lead story was about a woman whose six year old tried to drown his younger brother, holding him … Continue reading

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Fargo again

The blizzard sequence is reason alone to start watching if you’re not already. And just a note: I’ve been putting off writing about what happened in Santa Barbara because the meta analyses are so confusing and I’m having a hard … Continue reading

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Cat on dog

Apparently nearly everyone in the world has already seen this, but just in case:

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What is it with women editors?

. . . stepped down on Wednesday after a 14-month tenure marked by staff resistance to her efforts to push the paper faster and more fully into the digital era. The editor . . . had been criticized by her … Continue reading

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I feel sad about Jill Abramson

There’s a lot of speculation about why she’s out as executive editor: she complained too much about discriminatory pay; she didn’t consult with managing editor Dean Baquet about hiring someone who’d report to him; she and C.E.O. Mark Thompson clashed … Continue reading

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Scalia’s mistake

My first thought when I read about this was oh wow, maybe he’s slipping and maybe somehow he’ll be forced to resign, which would be an apt, though belated, quid pro quo for for Sandra Day O’Connor’s resignation. But then … Continue reading

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Leaving, on a jet plane

No, I’m not going to write much more about that missing airplane, although, buried deep in the Daily Mail’s story a few days ago about the co-pilot’s unsuccessful last cellphone call was this: An email received by the Mail recently … Continue reading

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Does the glove fit?

I was traveling a lot during the O.J. Simpson trial. At one point I was staying with my aunt and uncle on Cape Cod while I attended some seminar, and each evening when I arrived back at their house they, … Continue reading

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Give her immunity!

Chris Christie seems to have decided that bullying reporters (“can’t you take notes?”), and smearing the only woman among his former top aides is a promising path to the presidency. Bridget Ann Kelly could bring him down.

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And now we come to the end

This is what I think happened. Some sort of electrical fire (remember all the Boeing 777s that needed fixing last year?) The Federal Aviation Administration says unsafe wiring conditions on some Boeing 777 jetliners need to be fixed to prevent … Continue reading

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