Online Editor, Economics, New York Times
I write about economics and theater for The New York Times.
dailycaller.com — The commander in chief of the American armed forces today forced a violation of Marine Corps regulations, so he wouldn't get wet. According to Marine Corps regulation MCO P1020.34F of the Marine Corps Uniform Regulations chapter 3, a male Marine is not allowed to carry an umbrella while in uniform.
nytimes.com — CANNES, France - More than $1 million worth of jewels due to be lent to movie stars at the Cannes film festival were stolen from a hotel room in the French Riviera town, a police source said. The jewels were in the safe of the room rented by an employee of Chopard, a luxury jeweler, the source said on condition of anonymity.
White House Shield Bill Could Actually Make It Easier For the Government to Get Journalists' Sourcespressfreedomfoundation.org — Under fire for the unprecedented Justice Department leak investigation that has engulfed the Associated Press, the White House yesterday asked the Senate to revive the stalled federal shield bill, which would aim to protect reporters from revealing their sources in court in many situations.
gawker.com — Last week, top editors at the Village Voice resigned in protest when they learned that management wanted them to lay off several members of their already-decimated staff. This morning, those layoffs came down. They're not pretty. We hear that executives from the Voice's parent company flew in for today's massacre.
businessweek.com — If the California Prison Industry Authority, known as Calpia, were a publicly traded conglomerate, analysts might be discouraged by its latest results. Sneaker orders are off 45 percent. Two eyeglass factories had to close. And forecasts for prison-made modular-building components are bleak.
gallup.com — PRINCETON, NJ -- The federal poverty threshold for a family of four is just under $24,000; however, Americans believe such a family unit living in their community needs more than double that -- $58,000, on average -- just to "get by."
guardian.co.uk — A facial reconstruction of King Richard III is going on display in Leicester's Guildhall, on the first stop of a nationwide tour. The model was commissioned by the Richard III Society and made by Professor Caroline Wilkinson and the forensic art team at the University of Dundee after archaeologists discovered the body of King Richard III under a car park.
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