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Best Of The 2018 Best Of Lists [Glenn Peoples]

In this meta-curated piece, Glenn Peoples selects from the top "Best Of" lists which began rolling out after Thanksgiving to bring us some of the highlights from other writers' top 2018 music highlights. ___________________________ Guest post by Glenn Peoples from Medium They highlighted the best music of the year. I’m highlighting the best highlights of the year in music. I’ll keep the introduction brief. Here is a list of the best of the year-end “best of” lists...
Tags: Music, Kacey Musgraves, Atlantic, Guest Post, New York Times, Nyt, Nashville, John Coltrane, Npr, Drake, Jupiter, Rolling Stone, Mariah Carey, Elvis, Liz Phair, Forbes


TSA Union Soliciting Public Sympathy

My son flew out of Hartsfield Atlanta Airport today. There were lots of TSA Union folks at the gates soliciting public support and sympathy for the TSA Agents plight of working w/o pay. They were handing out leaflets to anyone who would accept. My son refused their offer. The union fella asked why. My son replied their jobs should be private sector contracted to the FAA, then they wouldn't have to worry about their salary. The union fella didn't like his response. The rag sheet NYT printed an...
Tags: Reagan, Nyt, Tsa, Weapon, Faa, General Discussion, Hartsfield Atlanta Airport, TSA Union


NYT’s Maureen Dowd Sees Similarities Between Trump And Pelosi, Except For This

Two children of immigrants have vastly different points of view.
Tags: News, Nyt, Pelosi, Maureen Dowd


"In the Russian Federation and in President Putin himself, you have an individual whose aim is to disrupt the Western alliance and whose aim is to make Western democracy more fractious..."

"... in order to weaken our ability, America’s ability and the West’s ability to spread our democratic ideals.... That’s the goal, to make us less of a moral authority to spread democratic values... With respect to Western ideals and who it is and what it is we stand for as Americans, Russia poses the most dangerous threat to that way of life."Said Lisa Page, in private testimony to a joint House Judiciary and Oversight Committee, quoted in "F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly ...
Tags: Law, Putin, Russia, America, Journalism, Fbi, Nyt, Times, Russian Federation, Nate Silver, Ann Althouse, Trump troubles, Lisa Page, House Judiciary and Oversight Committee, Said Lisa Page


The NYT gets into voice with 5 new Alexa skills, including a daily briefing, quiz and more

The New York Times is expanding its efforts around audio programming and voice assistants, the company announced today. The NYT says it’s launching a daily flash briefing for Alexa devices, as well as an interactive news quiz, and – in an interesting twist – it will be introducing “enhanced coverage” in its Sunday paper that prompts readers to launch dedicated Alexa skills to learn more about the stories they’re reading. On weekdays, the Times will offer a short news briefing for Alexa device...
Tags: TC, Daily, Hardware, Michael Barbaro, Tech, New York Times, Nyt, The New York Times, Times, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Barbaro, Sebastian Modak, Monica Drake, New York Times News Quiz, Caryn Ganz


"Jill Abramson, the veteran journalist who led the newspaper from 2011 to 2014, says the Times has a financial incentive to bash the president and that the imbalance is helping to erode its credibility...."

"Abramson describes a generational split at the Times, with younger staffers, many of them in digital jobs, favoring an unrestrained assault on the presidency. 'The more "woke" staff thought that urgent times called for urgent measures; the dangers of Trump’s presidency obviated the old standards,' she writes [in her forthcoming book 'Merchants of Truth']. Trump claims he is keeping the 'failing' Times in business—an obvious exaggeration—but the former editor acknowledges a 'Trump bump' that saw...
Tags: Law, Journalism, Nyt, Fox News, Times, Trump, Ny Times, Howard Kurtz, Abramson, Jill Abramson, Ann Althouse, Trump and the press, Merchants of Truth -RSB- Trump


I've been seeing the simultaneous crushing of the white male triad — Bernie, Beto, Biden — and I get it, but what's with "Why the Bernie Movement Must Crush Beto O’Rourke"?

That's the headline for this Jonathan Chait piece (in NY Magazine). 2 days ago, I was strongly impressed by the NYT article that promoted the Senate Foursome (Harris, Gillibrand, Warren, and Booker) and, on their behalf, gave the BBB triad a shove:For the Senate foursome, moving quickly into the race is also a pre-emptive effort to undercut the early advantages of a duo of universally known contenders, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who may enter...
Tags: Law, Obama, Senate, Socialism, PAC, Nyt, Biden, Names, Vermont, Kennedy, Booker, BETO, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Jonathan Chait, Bernie


The NYT makes its 2020 presidential choice obvious.

On the front page:Inside, the text is clear. There's Kamala Harris and there are 3 other decent choices... and those 3 other guys need to step back and get out of the way:Senator Kamala Harris of California.... Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts senator... Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey... And Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.... These four high-profile Democratic senators are poised to enter the 2020 presidential race in the next several weeks...The speed of the senators’ efforts reflects intense...
Tags: Law, California, Senate, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, New Jersey, Nyt, Biden, Kirsten Gillibrand, Vermont, Booker, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Sanders, Cory Booker


Now that he's pulling the military out of Syria, is there some way we can frame Trump as the "war" president?

Yes! Here's how it looks at the NYT (click to enlarge and clarify):That's the top left corner of the home page right now: "For Trump, 'A War Every Day,' Waged Increasingly Alone." I guess that means he is beleaguered — by things like this very article — and he has to struggle with it, alone. "War" is just a metaphor. Is it a good metaphor? For something a person does alone? I think "war" is the chosen metaphor because the idea is to blot out Trump's efforts at ending war.Is the underlying articl...
Tags: Law, Syria, War, Metaphor, New York Times, Nyt, Trump, Gallup, Maggie Haberman, Peter Baker, Ann Althouse, President Trump, Trump and the press


"Jim Mattis, the four-star Marine general turned defense secretary, resigned on Thursday..."

"... in protest of President Trump’s decision to withdraw 2,000 American troops from Syria, where they have been fighting the Islamic State," the NYT reports.Officials said Mr. Mattis went to the White House on Thursday afternoon in a last attempt to convince Mr. Trump to keep American troops in Syria. He was rebuffed, and told the president that he was resigning as a result....“One core belief I have always held is that our strength as a nation is inextricably linked to the strength of our uniq...
Tags: Isis, Law, White House, Islamic State, Defense, Syria, Marine, Nyt, Pentagon, Trump, Mattis, Ann Althouse, Mr Trump, Jim Mattis, Trump And The Military


The front-page of the NYT right now shows the development of the framing of Trump's withdrawal from Syria.

You can click to make everything larger and clearer. This is the upper left side of the home page. I've blotted out the lower right corner of the image because it's not about Syria:Notice that the oldest story is, "A Strategy of Retreat in Syria, With Echoes of Obama." Trump is like Obama. This isn't necessarily pro-Trump, since it suggests that Trump is betraying his own supporters and going back on some position he's emphasized in the past, but for pro-Obama readers, the feeling may be that Ob...
Tags: Isis, Law, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Obama, Congress, White House, Islamic State, Iraq, Russia, America, Barack Obama, Syria, Middle East, Nyt, Trump


"New York Times assailed for Alice Walker interview endorsing ‘anti-Semitic’ conspiracy theorist."

Explained by Isaac Stanley-Becker at WaPo.There are so many layers to this story, which I saw yesterday and decided not to blog because I'd done enough blogging for the day and it looked complicated. Now, I'm seeing this WaPo piece and thinking I can use it to organize the layers to present it to you, but I'm wearied by the first paragraph, which brings in a layer I hadn't noticed before. Look how complicated this is. This is — I must stress — the first paragraph of the article. Look how it uses...
Tags: Law, Journalism, Holocaust, New York Times, Nyt, Jesus, Anti-semitism, Alice Walker, Conspiracies, Trump, Walker, WaPo, David Icke, Ann Althouse, Icke, Isaac Stanley-Becker


"In much of Wisconsin, 'Madison and Milwaukee' are code words (to some, dog whistles) for the parts of the state that are nonwhite, elite, different..."

"... The cities are where people don’t have to work hard with their hands, because they’re collecting welfare or public-sector paychecks. That stereotype updates a very old idea in American politics, one pervading Wisconsin’s bitter Statehouse fights today and increasingly those in other states: Urban voters are an exception. If you discount them, you get a truer picture of the politics — and the will of voters — in a state. Thomas Jefferson believed as much — 'the mobs of great cities add just ...
Tags: Law, Milwaukee, Gop, Wisconsin, Nyt, Redistricting, Madison, Separation of Powers, Democratic, Thomas Jefferson, Scott Fitzgerald, Wisconsin Senate, Fitzgerald, Wisconsin Legislature, Robin Vos, Vos


Rebecca Ann Siegel Takes Over as Frieze Publisher

Frieze Magazine will tap Rebecca Ann Siegel as its new publisher, promoting her up from her place as publisher and co-founder (alongside NYT’s Jason Farago) of Even, which will end its run. “Jason and I did something that most people thought was impossible—we started a serious, high-quality print art magazine from scratch, and it actually […]
Tags: Art, News, Nyt, Jason, Art News, Minipost, Rebecca Ann Siegel, Frieze Magazine, Jason Farago


"Nearly half [of Americans] say they sometimes or always feel alone or 'left out.' Thirteen percent of Americans say that zero people know them well."

Writes Arthur C. Brooks, the president of the American Enterprise Instituted in "How Loneliness Is Tearing America Apart/When people have a hole in their life, they often fill it with angry politics" (NYT)(citing a "large-scale survey from the health-care provider Cigna). Much of this op-ed column is drawn from the book "Them: Why We Hate Each Other — and How to Heal" by Senator Ben Sasse.A précis of Mr. Sasse’s recommendations to America... might be this: Go where you get that hometown-gym-on-a...
Tags: Psychology, Law, Relationships, America, Cigna, Nyt, Nebraska, Seattle, Solitude, Brooks, Arthur C Brooks, Ben Sasse, Ann Althouse, Sasse, Fremont Nebraska, American Enterprise Instituted


Trump reportedly wanted to prosecute Hillary Clinton and James Comey – live

President wanted DoJ to take action against election opponent and former FBI director, NYT reports White House counsel Don McGhan talked Trump down Sign up for the Guardian’s new US morning briefing 9.57pm GMT Lindsey Graham has joined the chorus of Republicans criticizing Trump’s statement on Saudi Arabia today“It is not in our national security interests to look the other way when it comes to the brutal murder of Mr. Jamal Khashoggi. “I firmly believe there will be strong bipartisan suppor...
Tags: Republicans, Saudi Arabia, White House, US, World news, US news, Fbi, Democrats, Hillary Clinton, US politics, New York Times, Nyt, Donald Trump, Justice Department, James Comey, Lindsey Graham


"Nothing would have been worse than a midterm result vindicating President Trump’s first two years in office."

"It’s particularly nice to see Vladimir Putin’s favorite Republican member of the House, Dana Rohrabacher of California, voted out of office."Says Bret Stephens, one of the the NYT's conservative columnists, quoted in "For a Second There, We Stopped Talking About Trump/What else does the Democrats’ new House majority portend?," which is a conversation between him and the liberal NYT columnist Gail Collins, who responds, "This is the world Trump has made: Bret Stephens sitting in front of the TV ...
Tags: Law, Vladimir Putin, California, United States, House, Nyt, Collins, Trump, Bret Stephens, Gail Collins, Dana Rohrabacher, Ann Althouse, Election Emotion, what Trump did to the GOP, 2018 Elections


Read the mud-slinging pitches Facebook’s PR firm sent us 

Facebook’s latest PR crisis has cast a lurid spotlight on a GOP-led publicity firm called Definers Public Affairs, after a New York Times investigation revealed last week the firm had sought to discredit Facebook critics by, in one instance, linking them to the liberal financier George Soros — a long-time target of anti-semitic conspiracy theories. The sight of any company paying a firm to leverage anti-semitic and antisocial sentiment on its behalf is, to put it very politely, not a good loo...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, UK, London, California, Washington, France, Senate, China, San Francisco, Tech, Intel, Gop


Glenn Lowry to Stay on as MoMA Head Through 2025

Glenn Lowry will remain at the helm of MoMA through 2025, the NYT reports.  “There is no better leader with whom we can expand upon MoMA’s success,” Museum Board president Ronnie Heyman said this week. Read more at NYT
Tags: Art, News, Nyt, Art News, Minipost, Moma, Glenn Lowry, Museum Board, Ronnie Heyman


"Chani Nicholas doesn’t care for the hulking Alex Katz painting, depicting a trio of suited white men, hanging behind the front desk of the Langham hotel in New York. It reminds her of the patriarchy..."

"... she tells me one rainy, starless night in February, as we take the elevator up to her hotel suite and sit on the couch. We’re wrapping up a conversation about privilege, gender equality and the zodiac when Nicholas, who’s become popular on Instagram as a kind of social-justice astrologer, notices a different art piece hovering behind her. This one, she likes. The painting, titled 'Mona,' portrays a woman who shares a striking resemblance to Nicholas – dark hair with tight curls, sharp brown...
Tags: Art, Facebook, New York, Instagram, Law, Sunglasses, Transgender, Brooklyn, Nyt, John, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Astrology, Mona, Spelling, Alex Katz


Facebook under pressure over Soros smear tactics

Facebook is facing calls to conduct an external investigation into its own lobbying and PR activities by an aide to billionaire George Soros. BuzzFeed reports that Michael Vachon, an advisor to the chairman at Soros Fund Management, made the call in a letter to friends and colleagues. The call follows an explosive investigation, published yesterday by the New York Times based on interviews with more than 50 sources on the company, which paints an ugly picture of how Facebook’s leadership team...
Tags: Security, Social, Facebook, Europe, Privacy, Wikipedia, Russia, US, Social Media, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Policy, Davos, United States, House, New York Times


Sheryl Sandberg repeatedly tried to downplay Russia's involvement in misinformation on Facebook, report says (FB)

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg reportedly tried to downplay disclosures of the effects of Russian propaganda on the social network. Sandberg argued against singling out Russia in 2017 and called for public disclosures to be made "less specific," according to a new report from the New York Times.  The revelations shed new light on how senior leadership battled to maintain Facebook's image as it lurched from scandal to scandal. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg repeatedly pushed to downplay disclosure...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Congress, Russia, US, Trends, Washington Dc, New York Times, Nyt, Signal, Sheryl Sandberg, Zuckerberg, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Sandberg, Stamos


A cryptocurrency millionaire is buying up land in Nevada’s desert next to Tesla’s Gigafactory where he plans to build a utopian village run on Ethereum — here's a look at the wild design plans

A cryptocurrency millionaire has revealed his designs for an utopian community in the Nevada desert run completely on blockchain. The New York Times reports that the man behind the project, Jeffrey Berns, is planning a city that would run entirely on blockchain, a decentralized infrastructure which could theoretically provide the foundation for a community that's independent from the capitalistic world we live in. Instead of government and big corporations in control, the blockchain-based city ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Trends, Tesla, New York Times, Pokemon, Nyt, Nevada, Ai, Blockchains, Gigafactory, Brian Sandoval, Berns, Jeffrey Berns, Tom Wiscombe, Blockchains LLC


A cryptocurrency millionaire is buying up land in Nevada’s desert to build a utopian village run on Ethereum — here are the design plans

A cryptocurrency millionaire has revealed his designs for an utopian community in the Nevada desert run completely on blockchain. The New York Times reports that the man behind the project, Jeffrey Berns, is planning a city that would run entirely on blockchain, a decentralized infrastructure which could theoretically provide the foundation for a community that's independent from the capitalistic world we live in. Instead of government and big corporations in control, the blockchain-based city ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Trends, Tesla, New York Times, Pokemon, Nyt, Nevada, Ai, Blockchains, Gigafactory, Brian Sandoval, Berns, Jeffrey Berns, Tom Wiscombe, Blockchains LLC


Martha Rosler Profiled in NYT

Artist Martha Roster is profiled in the NYT this week, as she opens her retrospective at the Jewish Museum. “Pretty much everyone hated my work when I made it, except for feminists,” she says. “I’m used to a minimum 10-year lag before anyone has anything good at all to say about anything I’ve done.” Read more at NYT
Tags: Art, Nyt, Art News, Martha Rosler


"My God... he’s black," said Norman Lear, introducing Andrew Gillum, and his joke "killed"...

... according to the NYT, in "Jimmy Buffett and ‘MAGA’ Hats: Scenes From the U.S. Just Before a Tight Election" (an article that has a correction note about misspelling Buffett's name in the original headline.)Andrew Gillum is the Democratic Party nominee for governor in Florida. Norman Lear is the ancient TV producer and political activist. Lear is 96 years old, so maybe he has the privilege to use the sort of humor that Americans less obviously close to the end no longer risk. [Author: noreply...
Tags: Florida, Comedy, Law, Norman Lear, Nyt, Buffett, Democratic Party, Jimmy Buffett, Lear, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, 2018 Elections, Era of That's Not Funny, Andrew Gillum


Exclusive poll: Southern California voters eager, emotional and, in many cases, undecided about midterm election

More than 75 percent of registered voters in Southern California already have cast a mail-in ballot or plan to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 6, a level of enthusiasm that could translate into record turnout for the upcoming midterm. What’s more, clear majorities of voters who register as Republicans or Democrats describe themselves as “strongly” connected to their party, as opposed to somewhere in the middle. That could reflect an uptick in political passion in a state where for several years the fastes...
Tags: California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Nyt, Orange County, Orange, Riverside County, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, San Bernardino, Democratic Party, U S Senate, Los Angeles County, Riverside


how to pay yourself first (aka save like a boss)

David Bach is a legend in the personal finance space — a master at helping creators and entrepreneurs make -and keep- more of the money we earn. He’s one of America’s best known financial gurus, having put nine consecutive books on the NYT best sellers list.  In short, when David Bach talks – and you’re a creator who wants to make money – you listen. We had David in the CL studios not long ago to share wisdom from his epic class Start Late, Finish Rich.  Some of this material was so fundamental ...
Tags: Personal Finance, Business, Photography, Podcast, Money, America, Author, David, Nyt, Creativelive, chasejarvisLIVE, David Bach, How To Save For Retirement, How To Make Money As A Creative, Make Money With Art


Gil Simon Long New York Times: Sohn San Francisco Conference 2018

We're posting up notes from the Sohn San Francisco 2018 investment conference.  Next up is Gil Simon of SoMa Equity Partners who pitched a long of New York Times (NYT). Gil Simon's Sohn San Francisco Presentation: Long New York Times (NYT) •    Conventional views: news is a commodity, consumers won't pay for news, advertising only way to scale•    SoMa's view: consumers aware of 'fake news,' will pay up for trustworthy, differentiated content, most info still free but quality journalism worth pa...
Tags: Finance, San Francisco, New York Times, Nyt, Sohn, • Company, Hedge Fund Portfolios, Next Wave Sohn, Investment Conference, SoMa Equity Partners, Gil Simon, Excellence In Investing San Francisco, Sohn San Francisco Conference, Sohn San Francisco, Gil Simon Long, Long New York Times


Election: NYT poll shows GOP Rep. Steve Knight leading Democrat Katie Hill in CA 25; many undecided

For most of 2018, election analysts have given Democrat Katie Hill a good chance to unseat Republican Congressman Steve Knight on Nov. 6, believing she could take advantage of political changes in the north Los Angeles County district and liberals’ apparent enthusiasm for young and female candidates this year. But a poll released Monday might dampen Democrats’ expectations in the 25th House District, one of five competitive Southern California races that could help to determine which party contr...
Tags: New York, California, Washington, Sport, Soccer, Gop, House, New York Times, Nyt, Lapd, Michael Bloomberg, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Hill, Becker, Knight