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Newsweek 7/3/2020

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1 min.
the archives

1964 Newsweek reported that Dr. John Rock, a Catholic, had developed a new form of birth control: a pill that did not harm the woman taking it. He hoped this would make it morally-acceptable to the Church. Newsweek wrote, “Not since the Copernicans suggested in the sixteenth century that the sun was the center of the planetary system has the Roman Catholic Church found itself on such a perilous collision with a new body of knowledge.” However, However, the Catholic Church is to this day governed by Pope Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical Humanae Vitae prohibiting the use of artificial contraception. 1983 The U.S. and Japan were competing to build the most powerful computers, said Newsweek, in a bid for “increased geopolitical control.” The 74 super-computers in existence then could perform several hundred million…

1 min.
america’s best realtors 2020

SEARCHING FOR YOUR HOME SWEET HOME CAN BE DAUNTING. THE LONG LIST of “musts” and “wants” paired with the limits of price range and location make it difficult to sort through the many homes listed for sale. The most successful realtors are the ones who alleviate your stress by showing that they have your best interests in mind: the ones who make you feel they are truly working for you. That’s why it’s good to know which realtors have a record of success—especially in today’s fluctuating housing market. Newsweek partnered with REAL Trends—the trusted source of news, analysis, and information on the residential brokerage industry since 1987—to sort through the data and provide you with a list of America’s Best Real Estate Professionals. We highlight the top 5 real estate…

13 min.
the continuing education of mark cuban

BILLIONAIRE BUSINESS MAN, SHARK TANK regular and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has never been shy about saying what was on his mind. Recently he sat down with Jordan Harbinger, host of the The Jordan Harbinger Show podcast and a Newsweek contributor, to share his thoughts on protest and racism in the wake of George Floyd’s killing, how he learned some tough lessons about leadership and what America needs to do if it really wants to compete economically with China. Here are the highlights, lightly edited for clarity: His Advice to Businesses Now I’M TELLING THEM ALL THE EXACT SAME THING. One, you have to be transparent. Two, you have to be honest. Three, you have to be authentic. Four, you have to talk. You have to communicate, because everybody’s freaked out.…

10 min.
which lockdowns are constitutional?

EVERY CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT SHOULD HAVE EQUAL WEIGHT by Eugene Kontorovich THE GOVERNMENTAL RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 epidemic has perhaps seen the most sweeping peacetime restrictions of constitutional rights in U.S. history. A wide array of constitutional rights have been intruded on by lockdowns, closures, quarantines, isolation measures and social distancing requirements. The states’ measures have led to a wave of lawsuits and court rulings about their impact on constitutional rights, with the most high-profile ones involving prayer and abortion. However, the basic legitimacy of the government depriving millions of their basic liberties and livelihood has not been a large part of the debate. Instead, it has been about how these measures apply to certain particular, and highly politicized, rights. Whatever the merits of the harsh measures imposed in response to COVID-19, such measures should…

1 min.
talking points

“If we stopped testing right now, we’d have very few cases, if any.”—PRESIDENT TRUMP“HOLLYWOOD IS A GRIM MICROCOSM OF LARGER SOCIETY.”—SCREENWRITER ROB EDWARDS ON BEING BLACK IN SHOW BUSINESS“An employer who fires an individual for being homosexual or transgender fires that person for traits or actions it would not have questioned in members of a different sex.”—SUPREME COURT JUSTICE NEIL GORSUCH“Here’s our day, and if you love us, it’ll be your day too.”—PHARRELL WILLIAMS ON VIRGINIA DECLARING JUNETEENTH A STATE HOLIDAY“IT’S TIME FOR PEOPLE TO REALIZE THAT WE ARE ALL HUMAN.”—Carlotta Walls LaNier, who was one of the first black students admitted to Little Rock’s Central High School in 1957“We recognize Aunt Jemima’s origins are based on a racial stereotype.”—QUAKER FOODS NORTH AMERICA CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER KRISTIN KROEPFL“SEGREGATION IS LEGALLY…

25 min.
where do we go from here?

CONGRESSMAN AL GREEN FIDGETED IN THE FRONT row of George “Perry” Floyd’s third and final memorial service, held here in the city where the slain man had spent much of his life, as he rehearsed in his head the speech he’d spent the night before preparing. Green had been in the living room of his Houston home when he first saw the excruciating cell-phone video on the news: a white police officer in Minneapolis nonchalantly kneeling on the neck of the 46-year-old Floyd for nearly nine minutes. The handcuffed man desperately crying that he can not breathe. The bystanders urging the officer to stop. His cold refusal to acknowledge their pleas. Floyd’s body had been flown back to Texas to be buried. But first, there would be a funeral at Fountain of…