Newsweek 10/2/2020

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the archives

2003 “Not many TV characters have entered our living rooms and our hearts like Friends,” said Newsweek. “The sitcom was a hit the minute it debuted…. No wonder NBC is charging Super Bowl-size ad rates, about $2 million per 30-second spot, for the May finale.” In 2015, Friends returned to living rooms across the world when it was released on Netflix. In 2018, the streaming service paid almost $80 million to keep the show for one more year. Meanwhile, taping for a highly anticpated reunion special originally set to be released on HBO Max in May has been repeatedly postponed due to COVID-19. 1962 Newsweek wrote, “Today the political pollsters are more powerful than ever.” One of the most well-known was Louis Harris, “whose pulsetaking [led] to the selection of candidates.” By the…

americans’ very right to keep and bear arms is on the ballot this election

“If things are getting easier, it’s probably because you are headed downhill.” » P.16 DEMOCRATS WILL “CONFISCATE YOUR guns and appoint justices who will wipe away your Second Amendment,” President Trump warned in his recent acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination. He’s right. Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris has promised to use executive orders to ban guns, and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has promised to make former Congressman Beto O’Rourke his gun czar. O’Rourke made a name for himself when he yelled, “Hell yeah, we’re going to take your AR-15.” He called them, “weapons of war, designed to kill people efficiently on a battlefield.” If Democrats win control of both the Senate and the presidency, the legislation they will pass and the judges that they will appoint will eventually lead to…

individual gun ownership is not at stake in this election

AS A LONG-TIME GUN OWNER, SHOOTING sports enthusiast, businessperson and gun safety advocate, I can say with complete certainty that gun ownership is not at stake in this fall’s election. It is well-settled law that private firearm ownership is a right guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. However, in the 2008 Supreme Court case of District of Columbia. v. Heller, the late Justice Antonin Scalia wrote for the 5-4 majority that “Like most rights, the right secured by the Second Amendment is not unlimited. [It is] not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose.” Scalia further stated that these limitations allow states to enact reasonable gun laws regarding the sale and ownership of firearms in order to reduce…

how to stop juggling

EACH WEEK DORIECLARK, NOTED strategy consultant, communication coach and professor of business at Duke and Columbia universities, hosts the Newsweek LinkedIn Live interview series Better. She talks to business leaders, authors and founders about the latest innovative ideas and trends and takes questions from viewers of the livestream. Recently she spoke to entrepreneur Tiffany Dufu, founder and CEO of The Cru, a peer coaching service for women, and author of Drop the Ball: Achieve More By Doing Less. That’s a timely message now. In a world turned upside down by the pandemic, almost everyone is trying to juggle more than they’re used to. Some highlights from their conversation follow, edited for space and clarity. You can watch the full episode on Newsweek’s YouTube channel or tune in to the live show every…

talking points

“I would have rather taken him out. I had him all set. Mattis didn't want to do it.”—PRESIDENT TRUMP ON SYRIAN PRESIDENT BASHAR AL-ASSAD“NO ONE HAS LESS COMPASSION FOR HUMANS THAN A LANDLORD.”—CHRIS ROCK ON PRESIDENT TRUMP“I wanted to marry her but at the same time protect her because being in a relationship with a man in prison, it’s extremely difficult and painful.”—JONATHAN IRONS ON MARRIAGE TO WNBASTAR MAYA MOORE, WHO HELPED GET HIS WRONGFUL CONVICTION OVERTURNED“Courage is being definitely afraid of something and going on with it anyway. And that’s my story, being deathly afraid and saying, but I’ve got to do this.”—RITA MORENO“IT WAS AN INTERESTING WEEKEND. LESSON LEARNED. THINGS HAPPEN. IT’S EMBARRASSING. YOU GOT TO ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES.”—Chris Evans“If you’re going to speak truth to power,…

the netanyahu dilemma

SEATED IN THE OVAL OFFICE EARLIER this month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu displayed a token that President Donald Trump told him was “a key to our country and to our hearts.” A year from now, could Netanyahu receive the most prestigious gift of all: a Nobel Peace Prize? Israel’s longest-serving leader was in Washington D.C. to sign two historic agreements that, with the Trump administration’s support, he has forged in the past weeks with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. By the time the Nobel Committee makes its choices next fall, it’s possible that Israel may have achieved a deal with Saudi Arabia as well. The inconceivable may become the almost-inevitable. Such an achievement surely warrants the Prize—until you remember that Nethanyahu is widely loathed, and in critics’ eyes leads…