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Newsweek 11/29/2019

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the archives

1973 “People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook,” President Nixon said, “Well, I’m not a crook.” As the Watergate scandal escalated, “Mr. Nixon was, in a word, playing the politics of survival,” Newsweek said. “Operation Candor” was the “last and most desperate campaign of Richard Nixon’s long life in American politics,” and an effort to “save the Presidency that has taken him a quarter-century to achieve.” Despite “public theatrics” and “private promises,” however, he continued to lose support. Faced with the possibility of impeachment, Nixon resigned as President in 1974. 1993 The arrests of rappers Snoop Doggy Dog and Tupac Shakur raised “disturbing questions about ‘gangsta rap’ and its images of violence in the ‘hood.’” But is there a link between “capital rhymes and capital crimes?” asked…

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after sesame street: what’s next for children’s tv?

FIFTY YEARS AGO, A REVOLUTIONARY APPROACH to children’s television was born when Joan Ganz Cooney, the creator of Sesame Street, dared to think that television could be used for educational purposes, and that by doing so, she could move the needle for all children. For the first time, educational researchers, writers and producers gathered together to develop the series—which mixed fantasy and reality along with a racially diverse cast and an endearing array of puppets. From its first episode in November 1969, Sesame Street—and its iconic theme song—became an instant sensation. Around the same time, another visionary producer was asking different questions about the power of television to change children’s lives. Instead of slapstick comedy, a gentle, cardigan-wearing Presbyterian minister named Fred Rogers asked whether television could respect kids and give…

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invisible women

TO CELEBRATE THE UPCOMING birthday of the U.S. Marines, the service’s top brass sent around a special video message—and drew a barrage of criticism. Women service members are visible in roughly six seconds of the eight-minute video. Current and former Marines rebuked Marine Commandant General David H. Berger and Sergeant Major Troy E. Black, the top enlisted Marine, for the lack of inclusion and for a failure of leadership. The backlash comes as the U.S. Marine Corps continues to wrestle with its internal culture in the wake of the Marines United scandal less than three years ago—when a male Marines-only Facebook group shared nude photos and obscene comments about women service members—and amid continuing battles over whether women should be allowed to serve in ground combat units that historically have been all…

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talking points

“The problem with Donald Trump is he always sees himself first. Trump is all about Trump.”—LAWYER GEORGE CONWAY“IF I'M IN THE WHITE HOUSE, SHE [ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ] WILL PLAY A VERY, VERY IMPORTANT ROLE. NO QUESTION.”—SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS“I find dressing really stressful, just that decision every day. You want to just Steve Jobs it.”—FLEABAG CREATOR PHOEBE WALLER-BRIDGE“My message to the Americans is the same as to everyone—that is to unite behind the science and to act on the science.”—CLIMATE ACTIVIST GRETA THUNBERG“THIS IS ABOUT A CHOICE TO DESTROY LIVES.”—Justice Sonia Sotomayor on abolishing DACA“Let us mark this day in remembrance of who we are and how far we’ve come.”—STEVEN REED, MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA’S FIRST BLACK MAYOR“WE ARE LESS THAN A YEAR AWAY FROM THE ELECTION. INSTEAD, LET THE PEOPLE DECIDE.”—Former U.S. Ambassador…

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the carrier killers

ON THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, President Xi Jinping was categorical about his country’s future. “No force can stop the Chinese nation and the Chinese people from forging ahead,” he said in front of thousands of people in Beijing. It’s widely recognized that China intends to supplant the U.S. as the world’s biggest and most technologically advanced country: That’s part of why President Donald Trump is, for better or worse, waging a trade war with China. Less well understood, but no less true, is that China seeks to become the world’s dominant military power as well—and has made significant strides toward that end. In a speech last week, retired Admiral William McRaven, the former head of U.S. special forces, called China’s intensifying military…

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getting to 67

MITCH MCCONNELL HAS REASON to worry—and that means Donald Trump does, too. To convict President Trump of an impeachable offense, the Democrats have to muster a two-thirds vote in the Senate: At least 20 Republican senators (and probably more like 22 because of expected Democratic defections like West Virgina’s Joe Manchin and Alabama’s Doug Jones) would have to break ranks. That math sounds unforgiving, and it’s true that the road to 67 votes is a narrow and bumpy one. But the Senate majority leader and the White House fear that if more than a couple of GOP senators say they intend to vote against Trump, there will be something of a traffic jam as Republican senators turn against the president. For starters, it’s no secret that some senators can’t stand Trump. Former…