Staff Writer, The New Yorker
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washingtonpost.com — Cantor, you'll recall, has been trying to get his party to embrace some ideas that would show Republicans are not just austerity monomaniacs blind to middle class anxieties. In a speech on " Making Life Work " not long ago, Cantor laid out a handful of initiatives in this vein, like boosting flex time and retraining.
nytimes.com — WE find it easier, in these confused times, to admire physical bravery than moral courage - the courage of the life of the mind, or of public figures. A man in a cowboy hat vaults a fence to help Boston bomb victims while others flee the scene: we salute his bravery, as we do that of servicemen returning from the battlefront, or men and women struggling to overcome debilitating illnesses or injuries.
theincidentaleconomist.com — In the past few years, I've had a number of meetings with philanthropic organizations. They usually have a big donor, or some money themselves, and they want to hear about what we do to see if it's something they'd like to fund.
washingtonpost.com — When Ken Coburn has visitors to the cramped offices of Health Quality Partners in Doylestown, Pa., he likes to show them a graph. It's not his graph, he's quick to say. Coburn is not the sort to take credit for other's work. But it's a graph that explains why he's doing what he's doing.
nytimes.com — One summer night in 2011, a tall, 40-something professor named Diederik Stapel stepped out of his elegant brick house in the Dutch city of Tilburg to visit a friend around the corner. It was close to midnight, but his colleague Marcel Zeelenberg had called and texted Stapel that evening to say that he wanted to see him about an urgent matter.
designtaxi.com — Japanese car manufacturer Toyota teamed up with French architect Jean-Marie Massaud to create an electric car that aims to address the current "economic and environmental" challenges, according to Dezeen. Described as "anti-crisis", 'ME.WE' is a concept car made using affordable, lightweight materials to reduce energy consumption.
Tsarnaev an enemy combatant? John McCain and Lindsey Graham’s harmful campaign to undermine American justice.slate.com — A group of Republican senators, led by Lindsey Graham and John McCain, spent the weekend clamoring for Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to be held as an enemy combatant. This is not going to happen. The White House said so Monday, for a few excellent reasons. For starters, it's probably...
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