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Michigan City Boosts Police Presence After WSJ Op-Ed

Column by Steven Stalinsky called Dearborn, Michigan, 'America's jihad capital'

(Newser) - Op-eds are known to occasionally provoke, but after a weekend column in the Wall Street Journal, a Michigan city now says it needs law enforcement to step in. The mayor of Dearborn, Abdullah Hammoud, announced in a Saturday social media post that police would be upping their presence at "...

This AI-Driven Search Engine Should Make Google Nervous

Kevin Roose makes case in 'NYT' for Perplexity, whose artificial intelligence both excites, scares him

(Newser) - Google has long been the search engine powerhouse that people turn to when they want information on everything from flyby asteroids to the cost of Super Bowl tickets . Challengers have arisen, but the Alphabet-owned company always seems to beat them back—though one newish upstart has tech columnist Kevin Roose...

True-Crime Podcasters Insist They 'Honor' Victims. It's a Lie

Annie Nichol, sister of the murdered Polly Klaas, slams the genre

(Newser) - If you're into true crime, you're not alone, as evidenced by the plethora of podcasts, books, and programs dedicated to the topic. One person who doesn't love this "obsession" with the genre: Annie Nichol, the sister of murder victim Polly Klaas, a 12-year-old Californian who was...

Trump Nomination Once Seemed 'Untenable,' Now Inevitable

Former president's win in New Hampshire primary suggests he's a shoo-in for 2024 general

(Newser) - The New Hampshire primary results came in quickly Tuesday, with the AP calling the GOP race for Donald Trump as soon as the polls closed. The former president's main contender, ex-South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, vowed she's not dropping out yet, but Zeeshan Aleem writes for MSNBC that...

It&#39;s Time to Prepare for War With North Korea
It's Time to Prepare for
War With North Korea
OPINION

It's Time to Prepare for War With North Korea

Nicholas Kristof writes that experts' judgment is that Kim Jong Un is now on the war path

(Newser) - The chilling rhetoric and missile tests from North Korea may sound like more of the same, but two highly regarded experts on the country conclude that "Kim Jong Un has made a strategic decision to go to war." That judgment comes from Robert Carlin, who's spent five...

Mariska Hargitay Denied Her Own Rape. Then, a 'Reckoning'

'Law & Order: SVU' star, 59, details sexual assault in her 30s in 'People' essay

(Newser) - "It wasn't sexual at all. It was dominance and control. Overpowering control." That's how Mariska Hargitay, known for her role as Olivia Benson on Law & Order: SVU, describes a rape she endured decades ago, revealed for the first time in what CNN calls a "...

Gay, Critics Concur: Harvard Hubbub Isn't Just About Her

In 'NYT' op-ed, Gay notes there's a 'broader war to unravel public faith in pillars of American society'

(Newser) - This week, Claudine Gay made the "wrenching but necessary decision" to step down as president of Harvard University, amid backlash on her testimony about antisemitism on campus, as well as accusations of plagiarism . But while she's lost her plum position as the head of an elite Ivy League...

Dave Chappelle Had Every Right to Walk Out of That Show

Dean Obeidallah says comedian sought to protect his craft amid unauthorized filming

(Newser) - While Dave Chappelle is again taking flak for his jokes , he's also getting support for his decision to walk out of a show in Florida on Wednesday. Dean Obeidallah, a former comedian and attorney, argues Chappelle was right to leave the stage at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino...

One Simple New Year's Resolution 'Changed My Life'

Change starts small, Kristin Hostetter reminds us, as she offers tips for sustainable living

(Newser) - On Jan. 1, 2018, Kristin Hostetter made a New Year's resolution that not only stuck but "changed my life." She decided to swear off single-use plastic bottles, and, as she writes at Outside , "my lips have not touched one since." She simply added a reusable...

Crises Meet a Biden Core Belief
Crises Meet a Biden Core Belief
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Crises Meet a Biden Core Belief

President believes in the role of the US in crises, David Sanger writes, but he has a nation to convince

(Newser) - President Biden traces his political and diplomatic history back to Golda Meir and Mikhail Gorbachev. So crises like the wars involving Israel and Ukraine confirm for him the role of the US as the only nation that can help put the world right. The two wars, David Sanger writes in...

All the Problems With Isaacson's Musk Biography

Author was 'trying to write a Great Man book,' and it shows, argues Elizabeth Lopatto at the Verge

(Newser) - Walter Isaacson is an illustrious biographer who's probed the minds of Alfred Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, and Steve Jobs, to name a few. His latest 670-page biography of Elon Musk, however, is threatening the journalist's reputation for accuracy and fairness, as Elizabeth Lopatto contends at the Verge . She gives...

Warning to UAW: Don't Kill 'the Goose That Lays the Golden Egg'

In 'NYT' op-ed, Steven Rattner worries about strike's 'implications for our economy,' and for Biden

(Newser) - The United Auto Workers union is threatening to expand its targeted strike against Detroit's Big Three automakers if major advances aren't seen in contract negotiations by Friday. But at least one person thinks that the UAW is "overplaying its hand" in taking on Ford, General Motors, and...

Why on Earth Would Anyone Want to Be a Teacher?
Why on Earth Would Anyone
Want to Be a Teacher?
OPINION

Why on Earth Would Anyone Want to Be a Teacher?

Writing for 'NYT,' Jessica Grose cites 'culture war madness,' school shootings

(Newser) - Teaching has never been an easy profession, but the "culture war madness" of the past few years has helped create a climate that's causing teachers to flee from their jobs, and for "teacher" to drop further down the list of desirable careers for high school and college...

We Need to Go on a &#39;Poll-Free Political Diet&#39;
We Need to Go on
a 'Poll-Free Political Diet'
OPINION

We Need to Go on a 'Poll-Free Political Diet'

Writing for 'WaPo,' Jennifer Rubin lays out 5 reasons why we should ignore polls ahead of 2024

(Newser) - Jennifer Rubin has tried to stay away from "rickety" poll analyses as we inch closer to the 2024 election—a "poll-free political diet" she thinks we all should go on. Writing for the Washington Post , Rubin lays out a laundry list of reasons why, calling the polling field...

A New Dawn on Labor: 'Working People Are Reclaiming' Power

EJ Dionne lays out why this Labor Day in particular is cause for worker celebration

(Newser) - So far this year, more than 230 strikes involving upward of 320,000 workers in the United States have unfolded, along with big victories for unions. This is no fluke, but instead signs of a reawakening for organized labor that has made unions "cool again," writes EJ Dionne...

LinkedIn May Be Cheery, but It's Not Very Honest

Everyone on the career site is doing 'amazing,' 'Guardian' columnist writes—except they're not

(Newser) - Social media can seem somewhat of a cesspool these days, but not over on LinkedIn, where everyone always seems "fantastic, awesome, and amazing." Except they're not, writes Gene Marks for the Guardian , laying out his beef with the career site he says he needs but also confesses...

Think UPS Workers Will Be Overpaid? Think Again
Think UPS Workers Will Be
Overpaid? Think Again
OPINION

Think UPS Workers Will Be Overpaid? Think Again

Wife of driver says long hours, challenging conditions make pay raise deserved

(Newser) - As UPS workers mulled a tentative contract, some white-collar workers went on the offensive, suggesting full-time drivers would be overpaid with an average of $170,000 in annual pay and benefits within five years. Now, the wife of one such driver in Rhode Island is hitting back at "the...

Have a &#39;Lazy Girl Job&#39;? Don&#39;t Feel Guilty
Have a 'Lazy Girl Job'?
Don't Feel Guilty
OPINION

Have a 'Lazy Girl Job'? Don't Feel Guilty

In the 'NYT,' Jessica Grose advocates for 'reasonable boundaries' for workers

(Newser) - Feel a twinge of guilt on the days you leave work right on time? Don't, says Jessica Grose, who takes a deep dive for the New York Times into what it means to be a "good" employee. Grose wants a more "positive spin" on two fairly new...

Liberals, Your 'Hero Worship' of Judges, Others May Backfire

At Politico, Michael Schaffer argues progressives are hurting their own cause in regard to Trump

(Newser) - Welcome to the state of politics in 2023: You can now buy T-shirts and coffee mugs celebrating the judge in Donald Trump's federal election-interference case. And as Michael Schaffer points out in an opinion piece at Politico Magazine , Judge Tanya Chutkan is far from the only Trump-related public figure...

6 Takes on Trump&#39;s Most Serious Indictment Yet
Pundits Weigh
In on Latest
Trump Indictment
OPINION

Pundits Weigh In on Latest Trump Indictment

Lying isn't criminal, argues one defender

(Newser) - There have been very different reactions to the third criminal case against Donald Trump from the left and from the right. But if Democrats and Republicans can agree on one thing, it's that the indictment related to Trump's efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election...

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