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You Can’t Feed a Family With G.D.P.

nytimes.com — The most important thing to know about the state of the United States economy was revealed in a report Tuesday morning that Wall Street barely noticed. Every year, the Census Bureau delivers a sweeping set of numbers that give the richest annual picture of how much Americans are making, how many are living in poverty, and how many have access to health insurance.
Sep 17, 2014

More strong evidence of stagnant pay among middle income U.S. households: You Can’t Feed a Family With GDP @nytimes nytimes.com/2014/09/17/ups…

Sep 17, 2014

RT @BCAppelbaum: "Around 1999, growth in the US economy stopped translating to growth in middle-class incomes." nyti.ms/1ydyhiQ pic.twitter.com/4WO03ohinK

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Will Portland Always Be a Retirement Community for the Young?

nytimes.com — Like many residents of Northwest Portland, Matthew Hale doesn't own a car. Instead, he prefers to walk or ride the bus to the city's innumerable coffee shops and breweries and live-music spots. On weekends, he and his wife have no problem hitching rides to the Pacific Coast or the Cascade mountain range.
Sep 17, 2014

Gems here about Charlotte & Louisville @nytimes: Will Portland always be a retirement community for the young? nyti.ms/1piy4QZ/

Sep 17, 2014

As a native New Yorker, the idea of Portland has always sort of given me the creeps. So many phobias. nytimes.com/2014/09/21/mag…

Sep 16, 2014

Will Portland Always Be a Retirement Community for the Young? nyti.ms/1qaNJ5b

Sep 16, 2014

Is Portland really the city where young people go to retire? Yep nytimes.com/2014/09/21/mag…

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Review and Video: With New iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, It’s What’s Inside That Counts

nytimes.com — Bigger. Bigger. Bigger. The new Apple iPhones going on sale this week, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, have crisper screens, faster processors and sharper cameras. And, as you might have heard, they are also bigger than previous iPhones - the 6 Plus by a long shot - joining the stampede toward bigger handsets.
Sep 16, 2014

Anyone planning to camp out Thursday night for iPhone 6? Long lines expected at Apple mobile.nytimes.com/2014/09/17/tec…

Sep 16, 2014

Review and Video: With New iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, It’s What’s Inside That Counts. @mollywood's review! mobile.nytimes.com/2014/09/17/tec…

Sep 16, 2014

Reading #iphone6 reviews: @nytimes says battery is better on the smaller iPhone 6 than plus, which seems odd nytimes.com/2014/09/17/tec…

Sep 16, 2014

Wow, NYT claims iPhone 6 goes "almost two full days without a charge." I just don't believe this. mobile.nytimes.com/2014/09/17/tec… (via @Saba_Imtiaz)

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MacArthur Awards Go to 21 Diverse Fellows

nytimes.com — Twelve men and nine women, whose work is as diverse as studying the racial elements in perceptions of crime and translating contemporary Arab poetry, have been named the 2014 fellows of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Sep 17, 2014

Hey, cool, Alison Bechdel of the famed Bechdel Test won a MacArthur genius grant: nytimes.com/2014/09/17/art…

Sep 17, 2014

RT @dmccabe: A bunch of outstanding (kind of the point) MacArthur Fellows this year: nytimes.com/2014/09/17/art…

Sep 17, 2014

RT @dmccabe: A bunch of outstanding (kind of the point) MacArthur Fellows this year: nytimes.com/2014/09/17/art…

Sep 17, 2014

RT @nytimesbooks: Alison Bechdel and Terrance Hayes among 21 new MacArthur fellows: nyti.ms/1qefklS

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At City Hall, a Tussle Over Bloomberg’s Legacy

nytimes.com — When the de Blasio administration unveiled a promotional video this summer in its bid to lure the Democratic National Convention to Brooklyn in 2016, most viewers saw a slick, breezy collage of a pulsing New York City - schoolchildren and Citi Bikes, culinary wonders and brochure-worthy parks.
Sep 16, 2014

de Blasio,Bloomberg tussle over Bloom legacy in @mattfleg story with a Jedi spin-off btwn @howiewolf & Peter Ragone. nyti.ms/1r4h5HP

Sep 16, 2014

"Asked about Mr. Wolfson’s message, Peter Ragone, senior adviser to Mr. de Blasio, emailed a smiley face." nytimes.com/2014/09/17/nyr…

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For James Foley’s Family, U.S. Policy Offered No Hope

nytimes.com — The email appeared in Michael Foley's inbox a year after his brother James disappeared on a reporting trip in northern Syria. It made clear that the people holding him wanted one thing above all else: money. Cautiously hopeful, Michael Foley and his parents, John and Diane, turned over the email to the agent from the Federal Bureau of Investigation assigned to their case.
Sep 16, 2014

RT @lauraelizdavis: Great @nytimes piece on James Foley and the U.S. policy of not paying ransom for hostages: nyti.ms/1y9sLha #longreads

Sep 16, 2014

Great @nytimes piece on James Foley and the U.S. policy of not paying ransom for hostages: nyti.ms/1y9sLha #longreads

Sep 16, 2014

Fantastic piece on how the FBI kept James Foley's family in the dark (and powerless) during his captivity. nyti.ms/1uBWagb

Sep 16, 2014

Incredibly frustrating to read, can't imagine what it was to experience. nytimes.com/2014/09/16/us/…

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Israel’s N.S.A. Scandal

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - IN Moscow this summer, while reporting a story for Wired magazine, I had the rare opportunity to hang out for three days with Edward J. Snowden. It gave me a chance to get a deeper understanding of who he is and why, as a National Security Agency contractor, he took the momentous step of leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents.
Sep 17, 2014

RT @billmon1: "NSA routinely passing along private communications of Americans 2 Israeli military organization known as Unit 8200" nytimes.com/2014/09/17/opi…

Sep 16, 2014

RT @sewellchan: James Bamford Op-Ed: Snowden told me NSA routinely turned over Arab Americans' communications to Israel's Unit 8200: nyti.ms/1qduRm6

Sep 16, 2014

James Bamford on the latest NSA abuses: Israel’s N.S.A. Scandal nyti.ms/1ye7Md7

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Martin Amis’s ‘Zone of Interest’ Makes European Publishers Squirm

nytimes.com — PARIS - In France, they say they're puzzled by the humor. In Germany, they say it will be difficult to market. Martin Amis's latest novel, "The Zone of Interest," a satire set in a concentration camp during the Second World War, is having trouble gaining traction in Europe, where his longtime French and German publishers have rejected it.
Sep 17, 2014

Gallimard & Hanser Verlag both nixed his new book. Martin Amis’s ‘Zone of Interest’ Makes European Publishers Squirm nyti.ms/1qZ3KPt

Sep 16, 2014

Martin Amis’s ‘Zone of Interest’ Makes European Publishers Squirm nyti.ms/1qZ3KPt

Sep 16, 2014

RT @PGourevitch: Martin Amis’s new Holocaust novel Makes European Publishers Squirm— due to “lack of understanding” Mr. Wylie said: nytimes.com/2014/09/17/boo…

Sep 16, 2014

Martin Amis’s new Holocaust novel Makes European Publishers Squirm— due to “lack of understanding” Mr. Wylie said: nytimes.com/2014/09/17/boo…

Sep 16, 2014

Martin Amis's “Zone of Interest", satire set in WW2 concentration camp, "having trouble gaining traction in Europe" nytimes.com/2014/09/17/boo…

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CD-Loving Japan Resists Move to Digital Music

nytimes.com — TOKYO - Around the world, the music business has gone digital. But in Japan, the compact disc is still king. On a drizzly Sunday afternoon recently, Tower Records' nine-level flagship store here was packed with customers like Kimiaki Koinuma.
Sep 16, 2014

Why Japanese people still buy their music on CDs. nyti.ms/1u5kk03 Stubborn music industry plus love of collectibles.

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How ISIS Works - NYTimes.com

nytimes.com — Organization The Islamic State in Syria and Iraq has a detailed structure that encompasses many functions and jurisdictions, according to an examination of seized ISIS documents by Hisham Alhashimi, an Iraqi researcher. Many of its leaders are former officers from Saddam Hussein's long-disbanded army who augmented their military training with terrorist techniques during years of fighting American troops.
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