Tag Archives: Jelani Cobb

Nov. 28, 2016 The New Yorker

On Nov. 28, 2016 The New Yorker’s Jelani Cobb wrote “States Vs. Trump” about liberals using states rights to defy the new administration. On November 10, 2016 Kevin de Leon of the California Senate and Anthony Rendon of the California Assembly stated “Today, we woke up feeling like strangers in a foreign land.” “Thirty-nine million people live in California – twelve percent of the population of the United States. The state is home to the economic and cultural axes of Silicon Valley and Hollywood. Last year its economy became the sixth largest in the world, a spot formerly held by France.”

James Surowiecki wrote “Trump’s Infrastructure Promises” ¬†about the new administration’s strategy to increase debt, put money in the hands of the wealthy, create no jobs for the poor and won’t build new infrastructure.

Nicola Tilley wrote “Cold Remedy” about doctors lowering a gunshot victim’s body temperature to the low fifties (Fahrenheit) with ice cold saline. The patient can be in a state of suspended animation for an hour and slowly brought back to life.

Daniel Zalewski wrote “The Factory of Fakes” about archaeologists using digital technology to create copies of threatened antiquities for future generations.

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May 30, 2016 The New Yorker

On May 30, 2016 The New Yorker’s Jelani Cobb wrote “Opening Doors” about the parallels between the civil rights movement in the 1960s to the current LGBT struggles down south.

Nicholas Schmidle wrote “Dirty Wars” about former commando Paul Burton training journalists to safely cover the Republican convention in Cleveland.

Michael Schulman wrote “Her Majesty” about the contested fortune of millionaire Leona Helmsey, who supposedly said “We don’t pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes.”

Jane Meyer wrote “Sting Of Myself” about conservative ex-con James O’Keefe III and his dubious film projects to disrupt the election.

Patrick Radden Keefe wrote “The Bank Robber” about whistleblower Herve Falciani and the Panama Papers. “An anonymous source released eleven and a half million documents relating to the practices of Mossack Fonseca, exposing the financial dealings of a dozen current and former heads of state and underscoring how extensively the global elite uses shell companies and tax havens to obscure its wealth.”

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Apr. 25, 2016 The New Yorker

On Apr. 25, 2016 The New Yorker’s Jelani Cobb wrote “Working Class Heroes” about conservative attitudes toward poor communities. Conservative commentator Kevin Williamson said “The truth about these dysfunctional downscale communities is that they deserve to die.” I am surprised he did not ask if there were any prisons.

James Surowiecki wrote “Unlikely Alliances” about big corporations supporting LGBT issues. Civil rights are good for business.

Andrew Marantz wrote “Studio 360” about the latest in virtual reality.

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