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Newsweek International 06/14/2019

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the archives

2001 “It’s not just the swing,” Newsweek wrote on the heels of Tiger’s third consecutive win at the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio. “Woods has become a dominator, a supremely gifted athlete with emotional control and reservoirs of passion that make him the world’s greatest golfer.” Since then, Tiger has fallen from the top—both on and off the course. After breaking an 11-year major tournament drought with his latest comeback win and fifth green jacket at the Masters in April of this year, the question remains: Is he completely out of the woods? 1958 The phenomenon of 1958, according to Newsweek, “is the ever-swelling torrent of tablets, capsules, lozenges and ampules, and the demand for them.” One of the fastest growing major industries in the U.S., the drug-making field was making major advances…

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Supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange protest outside Westminster Magistrates Court on May 30 during a hearing in Assange’s extradition case to the U.S. He did not appear at the hearing due to his ill health. Assange was ejected from the Ecuadorian embassy after claiming asylum there for seven years, and now both Sweden and the U.S. are seeking to extradite him—Sweden for rape, and the U.S. for 17 new criminal counts in violation of the Espionage Act. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GETTY; MONEY SHARMA/AFP/ GETTY; TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/GETTY TOLGA AKMEN…

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caught in the web

ONE SUMMER DAY IN 2010, A SWEDISH GRADUATE student named Daniel Berg approached me after a talk I gave at Christ’s College, Cambridge. During the talk, I had casually mentioned internet addiction. Berg told me that I had spoken a truth larger than I knew. Many of his male friends at Stockholm University had dropped out of school and were living in crash pads, compulsively playing World of Warcraft. They spoke an argot more English than Swedish. It was all raiding, all the time. “How do they feel about their situation?” I asked. “They feel angst,” Berg said. “But they keep playing?” “They keep playing.” This sort of behavior does seem like an addiction, in the sense of a compulsive, regret-filled pursuit of transient pleasures that are harmful to both the individual and society. For…

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what the religious right gets right

IN MY NEW BOOK SACRED LIBERTY, I offer many examples about how modern claims of persecution by religious conservatives are exaggerated—and how Donald Trump has weaponized religious freedom concerns to sow division and beat up opponents. That said, it’s important to understand that traditional American Christians are not hallucinating when they express concerns about their religious status and rights. After the passage of Alabama’s anti-abortion law, some progressives claimed that the action was a violation of the separation of church and state because the sponsors had religious motivations. “Under no circumstances are we supposed to be imposing our faith on other people,” said presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand, the Democratic Senator from New York. That logic suggests public policy positions driven by religion should be off the table, while stances driven by secular reasons…

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talking points

“I want to put a net around the whole stadium” —CHICAGO CUBS OUTFIELDER ALBERT ALMORA JR. AFTER HITTING A FOUL BALL THAT STRUCK A 3-YEAR-OLD GIRL IN THE STANDS “THE PRESIDENT HAS HIS OPINIONS. I HAVE MINE. VERY OFTEN WE ALSO FIND COMMON GROUND. IF NOT, WE HAVE TO KEEP ON TALKING AND NEGOTIATING.” —ANGELA MERKEL “And now Russia has disappeared because I had nothing to do with Russia helping me to get elected. It was a crime that didn’t exist.” —PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP “I think many people who work for us will not want to work there, and we will have to heed their wishes in that regard.” —WALT DISNEY CEO BOB IGER ON GEORGIA’S NEW LAW BANNING ABORTION AFTER A HEARTBEAT IS DETECTED “CHAMPIONNE” (CHAMPION), “REINE” (QUEEN), “DEESSE” (GODDESS) AND “MERE” (MOTHER) —Words on warm-up jacket worn…

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the earth is round...

EVERY DAY IN THE MEDIA, WE SEE ONCE-unthinkable science headlines. More than 700 cases of measles across 22 states in the U.S., largely due to those who believe vaccines do more harm than good. Climate change legislation stalled in the U.S. Senate—mainly because of partisan politicians who routinely confuse climate and weather—even as scientists tell us that we have only until 2030 to cut worldwide carbon emissions by half, then drop them to zero by 2050. And, in one of the most incredible developments of my lifetime, the Flat Earth movement is on the rise. The attack on science has gotten so bad that two years ago there was a “March for Science” in 600 cities around the world. At the one in Boston, I saw signs that said, “Keep calm…