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Newsweek 04/12/2019

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GLOBAL EDITOR-IN-CHIEF _ Nancy Cooper CREATIVE DIRECTOR _ Michael Goesele EXECUTIVE EDITOR _ Mary Kaye Schilling DEPUTY EDITOR (US) _ Michael Mishak DEPUTY EDITOR (EUROPE + OPINION) _ Laura Davis SPECIAL PROJECTS EDITOR _ Fred Guterl EDITORIAL Breaking News Editor _ Juliana Pignataro London Bureau Chief _ Robert Galster Politics Editor _ Jason Le Miere Gaming Editor _ Mo Mozuch Entertainment Editor _ Maria Vultaggio News Editor _ Jon Haworth Deputy Editors _ Jen Glennon (Gaming) Associate Editors _ James Etherington-Smith, Hannah Osborne (Science), Dom Passantino, Harriet Sinclair (Politics) London Sub-Editor _ Hannah Partos Copy Chief _ Elizabeth Rhodes Ernst Senior Copy Editors _ Bruce Janicke, Joe Westerfield Copy Editors _ Marlaine Glicksman, Karin Halperin, Catherine Lowe Contributing Editor, Opinion _ Lee Habeeb Editorial Assistant _ Jason Pollack CREATIVE Director of Photography _ Diane Rice Contributing Art Director _ Michael Bessire Senior Designer _ Paul Naughton Assistant Photo Editor _ Alessandra Amodio Contributing Production Director _…

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the archives

1970 This March 23, 1970, cover story about the women’s movement was written by Helen Dudar, a freelancer. At the time, Newsweek editors didn’t believe that any of the staff ’s female researchers, newspaper clippers or mail girls were up to the job of writing a story. Even as the magazine hit newsstands, though, 46 female staffers announced they were suing for gender discrimination—the first such suit filed against a U.S. employer. “In the ’60s and ’70s, only men were hired as writers,” says Lucy Howard, who was then a researcher. “It was the system, and we accepted it—until we didn’t.” “Margaret Montagno was the person who kept us together, kept us focused, cut through our dithering with a few pithy sentences. And she was brave enough to be the named lead plaintiff,”…

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an end to affirmative action?

@nicolegoodkind RACKETEERING, MILLIONS OF DOLLARS, celebrities, the Ivy League: The alleged conspiracy by the wealthy and well-connected to ensure their children’s admission into elite colleges goes beyond Hollywood scandal. The story inflamed already smoldering concerns about the ways that money corrupts the supposedly meritocratic college admissions process. If any aspiring students across America—and around the world—still believed that every applicant had the same shot, they and their parents now know for certain that that’s not the case. There are already calls for reform. But the process of taking privilege out of the system might bring an end to something else: affirmative action. Race-based affirmative action, a concept introduced in the 1960s during the civil rights movement, has been steadily losing public support to alternative, race-blind methods of college admission. A February poll by…

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suicide on the brain

@adampiore A WEEK BEFORE HIS OWN SUICIDE, Jeremy Richman flew to Florida to deliver a talk called “The Neuroscience of Being Human(e).” In it, the 49-year-old neuropharmacologist examined how brain research may help identify people in crisis, so we can better intervene and assist those at risk of violence to themselves or others. The topic could not have been timelier: Two days before Richman’s keynote presentation on March 19, a student who had survived the massacre on February 14, 2018, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, took her own life, and another would do the same the following weekend. Meanwhile, in the United States, the number of people who die each year by suicide has jumped from 29,000 in 1999 to 47,000 in 2017. It was also a subject Richman…

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path to power

@NicoleGoodkind AS A YOUNG MAN WORKING AT Newsday in the late 1950s and early 1960s, Robert Caro caught on to something that his peers seemed to be missing: True political power doesn’t come from voters or televised congressional hearings. Exhibit A was Robert Moses, the master builder who spent billions creating nearly every piece of modern infrastructure in and around New York City—without once facing a public election. Fascinated, Caro would go on to research and write The Power Broker, the seminal, award-winning biography of Moses, beginning a nearly 60-year investigation into what power is and how it’s obtained. His revered 1,000-page tomes about Lyndon Johnson would follow, but his career as America’s authority on political power almost didn’t happen. “Robert Moses didn’t want me to write about him and really had me…

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pary pooper

“COMPLETE AND TOTAL EXONERATION.” Donald Trump’s words echoed across Washington on a Sunday afternoon in late March as Attorney General William Barr revealed the long-awaited conclusions of the Russia-gate probe. Indeed, after nearly two years of investigation into Kremlin interference in the 2016 campaign, special counsel Robert Mueller had found no collusion. And while, according to Barr, Mueller carefully noted that his report did not completely exonerate Trump on the charge of obstruction of justice, the president blew through the legalese, knowing the distinction would make no difference to much of the American public and certainly not to his loyal Republican base. “It’s a shame that our country had to go through this,” he said before boarding Air Force One for the nation’s capital after a weekend of golf at…