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"The Senate voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve a sweeping $2 trillion fiscal measure to shore up the U.S. economy..."

"... as it weathers the devastation of the coronavirus pandemic, advancing the largest fiscal stimulus package in modern American history. The House was expected to quickly take up the bill on Friday and pass it, sending it to President Trump for his signature."The NYT reports.Friday is tomorrow. Why not today? [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Congress, Senate, House, Nyt, Trump, Ann Althouse, Coronavirus

"Using the length of time you chose, the model suggests that 101.2 million people could contract the coronavirus across the United States between January..."

"... and late October (with 27.1 million at the peak on June 17). More than 996,700 people would die under these conditions and 99.8 million people would recover. Tweak the settings, and these numbers will change. These numbers offer a false precision, for we don’t understand Covid-19 well enough to model it exactly. But they do suggest the point that epidemiologists are making: For all the yearning for a return to normalcy, that is risky so long as a virus is raging and we are unprotected....Cl...
Tags: Law, United States, Nyt, Ann Althouse, Coronavirus

Tesla CEO Elon Musk: New York gigafactory will reopen for ventilator production

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Wednesday that the company’s factory in Buffalo, New York will open “as soon as humanly possible” to produce ventilators that are in short supply due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. His comments, which were made Wednesday via Twitter, follows previous statements by the CEO outlining plans to either donate ventilators or work to increase production of the critical piece of medical equipment needed for patients who are hospitalized with COVID-19, a respirator...
Tags: Health, Transportation, Elon Musk, New York, California, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, United States, Ford, United Kingdom, Fca, Gm, Nyt, Buffalo

Fiat Chrysler to start producing 1 million face masks a month

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said Monday it will start manufacturing face masks in the coming weeks and donate the critical medical equipment to first responders and health care workers — the latest automaker to direct its manufacturing expertise towards the COVID-19 pandemic. The automaker confirmed to TechCrunch that production capacity is being installed this week at one of its factories in China. Manufacturing will start in the coming weeks and distribution will be focused on the U.S., Canada ...
Tags: Apple, TC, Facebook, Spacex, Elon Musk, Mexico, Articles, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Canada, United States, Vw, Ford, Fca, Healthcare Industry

Vienna’s Albertina Museum to Open Modern-Focused Branch

Vienna’s Albertina Museum will get a Modern branch, the NYT reports. “I want to exhibit the Austrian canon alongside the larger canon,” says Klaus Albrecht Schröder, the general director of the Albertina. “In later exhibitions we will include artists like Georg Baselitz, Cindy Sherman, Alex Katz and Mike Kelley. But Austrian artists will always be […]
Tags: Art, News, Vienna, Nyt, Modern, Art News, Minipost, Albertina, Mike Kelley, Albertina Museum, Klaus Albrecht Schröder, Georg Baselitz Cindy Sherman Alex Katz

NYT Profiles Rise of Interest in Iranian Art

A piece in the NYT showcases growing interest in Iranian contemporary art, as tensions escalate with the country itself. “Iranian art collecting was an exclusively Iranian affair among Iranians,” until recently, says collector Mohammed Afkhami.  “We are still in the early stages of that diversification away from purely Iranian patronage,” he added.   Read more at […]
Tags: Art, News, Nyt, Art News, Minipost, Mohammed Afkhami

Sunday Morning Reading on Covid-19

Apparently everyone in the US is now talking about the threat of the coronavirus, which really should be referred to as Covid-19 since there are hundreds of different types of coronaviruses. My guess is the 10% drop in the Dow woke people up. Or maybe it is because of the first known cases in the US. As I was going through my random Sunday morning reading, I came across several good articles. The best is by Bill Gates titled Responding to Covid-19 — A Once-in-a-Century Pandemic? If y...
Tags: Health, US, Trends, Bill Gates, Nyt, Random, Feld, Coronavirus, COVID-19

"Trump campaign sues The New York Times for libel over Russia opinion article."

CNBC reports.The lawsuit, which was filed in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan, claims “millions” of dollars in damages, but does not give a specific monetary amount.Filed in state court. The defendant could remove to federal court, however. The case arises under state law, but there's diversity jurisdiction. I'm trusting this NYT article, which says that Trump is now domiciled in Florida.Here's the NYT article with the alleged defamation:  "The Real Trump-Russia Quid Pro Quo/The campaig...
Tags: Florida, Law, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Obama, Russia, Hillary Clinton, United States, New York Times, The Times, Manhattan, Nyt, Kremlin, Cnbc, Defamation, Frankel

Three-quarters of Americans lack confidence in tech companies’ ability to fight election interference

A significant majority of Americans have lost faith in tech companies’ ability to prevent the misuse of their platforms to influence the 2020 presidential election, according to a new study from Pew Research Center, released today. The study found that nearly three-quarters of Americans (74%) don’t believe platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Google will be able to prevent election interference. What’s more, this sentiment is felt by both political parties evenly. Pew says that nearly identical ...
Tags: Google, Social, TC, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Elections, Government, Russia, Tech, Hack, Pew, Nyt, Pew Research Center, Platforms, Facebook Twitter

"A daylong affair featuring popular singers, dancers and pounding music under a blazing sun, the 'Namaste Trump' rally was an unabashed homage to Mr. Trump."

"His name and image appeared on dozens of banners and billboards throughout the stadium and outside its grounds.... The event catered to Mr. Trump’s taste for a giant crowd. It also made vivid an image the leaders are jointly cultivating as larger-than-life, unapologetically brash figures leading their countries to bright new futures — even as their critics accuse both men of encouraging caustic nationalism and abuses against minorities.... Ahmedabad did not deliver the 10 million well-wishers t...
Tags: Law, Selfies, Washington Post, India, Narendra Modi, Nyt, Ahmedabad, Trump, Modi, WaPo, Ivanka, Ivanka Trump, Ann Althouse, Trump and foreign policy, Trump idolatry, Motera

Investors in LatAm get bitten by the hotel investment bug as Ayenda raises $8.7 million

Some of Latin America’s leading venture capital investors are now backing hotel chains. In fact, Ayenda, the largest hotel chain in Colombia, has raised $8.7 million in a new round of funding, according to the company. Led by Kaszek Ventures, the round will support the continued expansion of Ayenda’s chain of hotels in Colombia and beyond. The hotel operator already has 150 hotels operating under its flag in Colombia and has recently expanded to Peru, according to a statement. Financi...
Tags: Startups, TC, India, Tech, Colombia, New York Times, Tencent, Peru, Nyt, Goldman Sachs, WeWork, North America, Latin America, Kaszek Ventures, Oyo Rooms, Sequoia China

NYT Looks into Ouster of Cooper Hewitt Director Caroline Baumann

The Cooper Hewitt’s ouster of director Caroline Baumann is profiled in the NYT this week, as some point to controversy behind her wedding and a perceived conflict of interest in her work with a wedding dress designer. “I know the circumstances of the investigation that led to Caroline’s dismissal and I must say I am appalled […]
Tags: Art, News, Nyt, Art News, Minipost, Cooper Hewitt, Caroline, Caroline Baumann

"When the New York Times starts imitating a satirical character..."

When the New York Times starts imitating a satirical character, you know something's gone very wrong... From my conversation with @joerogan. Full video here:— Andrew Doyle (@andrewdoyle_com) February 8, 2020 Andrew Doyle's "satirical character" is Titania McGrath. I've listened to Doyle's entire conversation with Joe Rogan and recommend it: here. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, New York Times, Nyt, Mcgrath, Blackface, Doyle, Joe Rogan, Ann Althouse, Andrew Doyle, Titania McGrath

A photo essay of people living through the quarantine in Wuhan.

This is the NYT at its best.Thanks to Chris Buckley for venturing in and humanizing the situation in Wuhan. I appreciate the courage and the optimism.Photo segment shown only to copy the text and to encourage you to click through. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Health, Photography, Law, China, Nyt, Wuhan, Ann Althouse, Chris Buckley

I used to listen to the NYT podcast "The Daily" every morning, but somewhere along the line, it lost me badly.

And I hadn't listened to any episode in months. I'd stopped even looking at the episode titles, which is something I was doing even after I'd stopped listening. I was looking at episode titles and rejecting them unheard. Something about the Trump Era made me resistant to what they were putting out. But I happened to listen this morning.The episode is: "The Field: Iowa’s Electability Complex/As Iowans prepare to cast the first votes of the 2020 Democratic nomination process, they’re asking one qu...
Tags: Law, Gop, Iowa, Wisconsin, Nyt, Donald Trump, Trump, Democratic Party, Ann Althouse, Election Emotion, Partisanship, Democratic Party in Trumpland, 2020 Campaign

"They need to do that. They need to have their hysteria fit. Do I need to watch?"

What I said out loud upon being prodded to read "A Dishonorable Senate/Republican legislators abdicated their duty by refusing to seek the truth" by the Editors of the NYT.I was told it's so "over the top in its emotionalism... Sort of tantrumlike — She thought she was going to get what she wants and you're the best parents ever, and now she's not going to get what she wants, and you're the worst parents ever." [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Senate, Nyt, Ann Althouse, Emotional Politics, Impeachment

"Also, the author of 'Dracula' was incorrect. He is Bram Stoker, not Jane Austen. "

From a correction appended to "No Lack of Chemistry, Onstage or Off/When Kate Hamill first met Jason O’Connell there was an immediate spark that neither could act on. He later went from being her leading man to her real-life beau" in The New York Times.How do you do something that wrong? It's one thing to think "Dracula" was written by Mary Shelley. But how do you get all the way to Jane Austen?Now, it's a wedding story. Maybe it's a sneaky way to get clicks, because I wouldn't have clicked on t...
Tags: Law, Drugs, Feminism, New York Times, Weddings, Jane Austen, Nyt, Theater, Monsters, Bram Stoker, Hamill, Dracula, O'Connell, Jason O'Connell, Ann Althouse, Kate Hamill

Two 3-Letter Words for Problem Solving—and Creativity

I’ve always been fascinated by how words work--and what they can do to us. I’ve been especially intrigued over the past thirty years by questions—yeah, I’m a question nut! I actually have an entire shelf in my library on the discipline of questioning. My hobby is easily explained. Effective questions are a key to learning and growing. Which means that questions are how we make change. And inevitably, clients hire to me to help them make change.  So, I was glued to a recent column by the NYT’s Br...
Tags: Careers, Nyt, Stephens, Scot, Bloom, Bret Stephens, Milton Friedman, Communication Skills, Questioning

"The bathroom is simultaneously more personal but less revealing than the bedroom. If you film in your bedroom..."

"... people are going to judge you on what stuff you keep around or what posters you have on your walls, said Joshua King, 14. It can feel too revealing. The bathroom is neutral, even uniform, but still feels intimate. 'It’s quite awkward to film a TikTok, so the bathroom is an easier place to do that,' he said.... The most common bathroom portrayed on TikTok is the type found in millions of suburban middle-class homes. The aesthetic in general is Home Depot: a neutral colored sink and low count...
Tags: Cleaning, Video, Headlines, Privacy, Law, Teenagers, Nyt, Bathrooms, Don, Alberto, Clorox, Joshua King, Ann Althouse, Interior Decoration, Tiktok, Ryan Ketelhut

Joe Biden says video game makers are 'little creeps' who make 'games to teach you how to kill people'

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden called video game developers "little creeps" who make games "to teach you how to kill people" in a recent interview with The New York Times. Biden's criticisms for video game developers came unprompted when he was asked about Silicon Valley mergers, and if he has any regrets from when he served as President Barack Obama's VP. Referring to a roundtable discussion he had with Silicon Valley leaders, Biden said, "one of the lit...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Obama, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, EA, Fbi, Netflix, New York Times, Zynga, Fifa, Nyt, Silicon Valley, Biden, Reed Hastings

Is this gender-related? The NYT endorses both Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren.

I like the illustration, but this is semi-nuts:The nice illustration is by Jules Julien. It's even better if you go to the article page, here. If Kamala Harris were still in the race, would the Times have picked 3? Let's read:On the Democratic side, an essential debate is underway between two visions that may define the future of the party and perhaps the nation. Some in the party view President Trump as an aberration and believe that a return to a more sensible America is possible. Then there a...
Tags: Minnesota, Law, Senate, Elizabeth Warren, America, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Warren, Nyt, Amy Klobuchar, Oklahoma, Biden, Times, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Trump

"Iran’s supreme leader... Ayatollah Ali Khamenei... added that President Trump was a 'clown' who only pretended to support the Iranian people but would 'push a poisonous dagger' into their backs."

"The event, choreographed to present an image of power and unity, skirted the accidental downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane on Jan. 8 by Iranian forces that killed all 176 people on board. A lone banner featuring an airplane hung between huge pictures of General Suleimani."From "Iran’s Supreme Leader Rebukes U.S. in Rare Friday Sermon/Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told thousands of worshipers that God’s backing had allowed Iran to 'slap the face' of the United States with a missile attack" (NYT).Al...
Tags: Law, Iraq, Iran, United States, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Nyt, Propaganda, Trump, Khamenei, Ayatollah, Suleimani, Ann Althouse, Soleimani, Clowns, Trump and Iran, Sermon Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

"Iran’s Revolutionary Guard on Saturday acknowledged that it accidentally shot down the Ukrainian jetliner..."

"Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the head of the Guard’s aerospace division, said his unit accepts 'full responsibility' for the shootdown. In an address broadcast by state TV, he said that when he learned about the downing of the plane, 'I wished I was dead.' He said Guard forces ringing the capital had beefed up their air defenses and were at the 'highest level of readiness,' fearing that the U.S. would retaliate. He said an officer made the 'bad decision' to open fire on the plane after mistaking it...
Tags: Law, US, Journalism, Iran, Ap, United States, New York Times, Hassan Rouhani, Nyt, Mohammad Javad Zarif, Revolutionary Guard, Ann Althouse, Soleimani, Amir Ali Hajizadeh, Trump and Iran

"Most New York bars seem to be using the same type of structure: plastic sheeting, zippered door, accommodates eight. It can be ordered online..."

"... and costs as little as $800. While the domes look simple, installing them, which requires hours of manual labor involving about 400 pieces, is tough, said Mark Briskin, the general manager of the Park Terrace Hotel, which has two fake igloos on its roof.... 'You are enclosed in this little bubble,' said Hannah Jentz, 28, who recently spent an evening during the holidays there. 'You can see the tree, you can people-watch, but you get to escape from the cold, and you don’t have people bumping...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Cold, Law, Restaurants, New York City, New York Times, Cultural Appropriation, Nyt, City Life, Ann Althouse, Mark Briskin, Park Terrace Hotel, Hannah Jentz

Startups Weekly: Oyo has issues + A farewell

Welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy startups and venture capital news. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week I wrote about the startups we lost in 2019. Before that, I noted the defining moments of VC in 2019. Unfortunately, this will be my last newsletter, as I am leaving TechCrunch for a new opportunity. Don’t worry, Startups Weekly isn’t going anywhere. We’ll have a new writer taking over the weekly update soo...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Utah, Microsoft, India, Softbank, Articles, Tech, Economy, New York Times, Editor, Venture Capital, Brazil, Nyt, Silicon Valley, Websites

Announcing: The 2019 Golden Duke Winners!

Hear ye, hear ye! After much deliberation by our esteemed judges, it’s time to recognize our 2019 Golden Duke winners. Ex-Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham (R-CA), the namesake of our annual awards, got himself locked up in prison for eight years after taking some $2.4 million in bribes. Six years after his release in 2013, we here at TPM continue to honor his legacy by highlighting the year’s most ridiculous figures and fiascos in the political world — a deeply competitive field that only seems to g...
Tags: Florida, New York, Texas, News, Putin, Congress, Washington, Kentucky, White House, Russia, Elizabeth Warren, America, Syria, Ukraine, Indiana, Intel

NYT’s Bret Stephens Faces Criticism For Citing Eugenicist In Op-Ed On Ashkenazi Jews

Even his colleagues at the Times criticized the conservative writer for citing a paper by a eugenicist.
Tags: News, Nyt, Times, Bret Stephens

"I remember seeing Mark David Chapman, Lennon’s assassin, sitting on the railing outside the porte-cochère that distinguished the Dakota as a gracious reminder of horse-and-carriage days...."

"As we settled down to watch the 11 o’clock news, a succession of loud detonations brought us to our feet. We ran to my studio window on 72nd and saw a black limousine in the driveway by the Dakota’s porte-cochère. Its lights were on, and a figure was lying by the open rear door. We identified John at a glance by his cowboy boots and round glasses, which reflected the bright lights of the entrance. He lay face up, slightly crumpled, with his feet pointing toward the street. The tremendous crashi...
Tags: Real Estate, New York, Murder, Safety, Law, John Lennon, Architecture, Nyt, John, Lennon, Dakota, Ann Althouse, Mark David Chapman Lennon, Robert Morgan Princeton Alumni Weekly

The NYT "took only minutes — with assistance from publicly available information — ... to deanonymize location data and track the whereabouts of President Trump."

So we are told, in a piece titled "How to Track President Trump," in what feels to me like too much of a prod to readers to do it yourself. Here's how the article is promoted on the front page of the NYT website (where the image is animated, giving the impression that you can follow the President around in real time if you learn this how-to advice):Notice the title at the bottom left: "Why Is Trump Finding More Protection Than Nixon Did?" That's not an article about the personal, physical protec...
Tags: Headlines, Technology, Law, Washington, Nyt, Trump, Nixon, Emily Bazelon, Ann Althouse, Trump is like Nixon, Times Opinion

Impeaching Trump and then not following through with what you did? What idiotic bumbling!

Don't start what you don't know how to finish. What a spectacle of incompetence!And then they slink off for their Christmas vacation. Thanks for the tidings of comfort and joy. I started watching the Democratic candidates' debate last night. The first question was about the impeachment: What should be done now, now that the House Democrats have voted to impeach without amassing and building support from a strong majority of Americans?With the exception of Andrew Yang, they all blathered about ho...
Tags: Law, Mexico, Senate, Journalism, Canada, House, Nyt, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Baylor, Judy Woodruff, Bernie Sanders, Debates, Trump, Judy