Category Archives: NYT

NYT: Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day from the NYT!

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NYT Launches War vs. Mortgage-Interest Deduction

The featured piece in today’s NYT is “How Homeownership Became the Engine of American Inequality”, which launches what will probably be their War Against the Mortgage-Interest Deduction (MID). The piece begins with the usual: The son of a minister, Ohene … Continue reading

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The Sound of Anxiety

“‘The Dreyfus Affair’ and the Sound of Anxiety” is a NYT review of a new play on… The Dreyfus Affair. The toxic mess of nationalism and anti-Semitism known as the Dreyfus Affair deeply divided France in the late 19th century, … Continue reading

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JYT: Reclaiming the Term ‘Jew’

Sure to trend high in the NYT “Most Read” pieces is “Reclaimining ‘Jew’” by Mark Oppenheimer, which discusses the pressing social question of whether the term ‘Jew’ is a slur or merely an accurate descriptor. Jew’ is a funny word,” … Continue reading

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NYT: With Bill O’Reilly Gone, Will Old White People Post Pics to FB Now?

Over at the NYT, their gloating and champagne-toasting is reflected in “Bill O’Reilly’s Ouster Will Test Loyalties of Fox Viewers” by Jim Rutenberg, who writes this dandy: Even if Mr. O’Reilly’s fans won’t switch to a competitor, there’s no way … Continue reading

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NYT: 4/18/17

Heresy at the NYT:

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Douthat: “White Pride and Prejudice”

In “White Pride and Prejudice”, Ross Douthat rhetorically posits the Internet itself as his interlocutor: “Why my dear, you must know, it seems that certain young men of dubious character, not content with seizing ‘The Matrix’ and Taylor Swift and … Continue reading

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Soros in the NYT! Gasp!

The NYT has given George Soros column space (what a surprise), to which he pens “When Hate Surges”: But targeting immigrants and minorities with false and prejudicial rhetoric, as Mr. Trump has done during the campaign and in the early … Continue reading

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NYT: The Troubling Appeal of Education at For-Profit Schools

The NYT has a piece on “The Troubling Appeal of Education at For-Profit Schools”. Some two million Americans are enrolled in for-profit colleges, up from 400,000 in 2000. Those students, most of them working adults getting short-term certificates, are disproportionately … Continue reading

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NYT: How the Internet Threatens Democracy

Brace yourself for the Next Big Liberal Meme, a logical extension of their ‘Trump Voters are Racist’, ‘Trump is a fascist’, and ‘Russians Hacked the Election’ memes. “How the Internet Threatens Democracy” is the title of Thomas Edsall’s latest column, featuring … Continue reading

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