Category Archives: Opinion

Preview: The New Yorker Magazine – Oct 10, 2022

A New Yorker cover shows a silhouette of a man and a young boy angling by a river the Hell Gate Bridge in the background.

Inside Russia’s “Filtration Camps” in Eastern Ukraine

Civilians describe being snatched from their homes and sent away for ideological screening, prolonged detention, and, in some cases, starvation and torture. Is there a larger plan at work?

Are You the Same Person You Used to Be?

Researchers have studied how much of our personality is set from childhood, but what you’re like isn’t who you are.

Has the C.I.A. Done More Harm Than Good?

In the agency’s seventy-five years of existence, a lack of accountability has sustained dysfunction, ineptitude, and lawlessness.

Opinion: How Not To Run Britain, Xi Jinping ‘Grasped’, Fathers Shrinking Brains

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, Britain in crisis: how not to run a country. Also, how to make sense of China’s president (10:00), and why becoming a father shrinks your cerebrum (18:05).

Finance Preview: Barron’s Magazine – October 3, 2022

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How to Invest for the Next 10 Years

The investment landscape is shifting. Here’s how to build a plan for long-term success—along with some stocks, bonds, and funds that can help you reach your goals.

Brazil’s Election Is Almost Here. Get Ready to Buy Petrobras Stock.

The Fed Is Starting to Break Things. Stocks Are Paying the Price.

The U.K.’s Sudden Bond Buying Is Setting Off Global Alarm Bells

House Prices Are Cooling Down. But That Doesn’t Mean We’re Heading for a Bust.

The Fed Put Isn’t Dead, but It’s Still a Long Way Off

Previews: The Economist Magazine – October 1, 2022

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How not to run a country

Liz Truss’s new government may already be dead in the water

Hurricane Ian pummels Florida

The Sunshine State has seen 40% of America’s hurricanes and a huge population boom

Ukraine War Analysis: Time Magazine – Oct 10, 2022

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Inside the Ukrainian Counterstrike That Turned the Tide of the War

What to Know About the Protests Over Mahsa Amini’s Death

Is the Crypto Community in Puerto Rico Helping or Hurting After Hurricane Fiona?

Republicans Reveal Immigration Agenda Ahead of Midterms

Opinion: A New Look Gulf, Putin’s Desperate Draft & The Google-Meta Duopoly

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, a new-look Gulf, Vladimir Putin’s partial mobilization (10:45), and the Google-Meta advertising duopoly (15:00). 

Analysis: Biden Rebukes Putin, Republican Politics

New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Karen Tumulty join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including President Biden’s rebuke of Russia and Putin at the U.N. and the state of Republican politics.

Previews: The Economist Magazine – Sept 24, 2022

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An energy crisis and geopolitics are creating a new-look Gulf

It will be richer, more powerful—and more volatile

Vladimir Putin vows to send more invaders. The West should arm Ukraine faster

It has a window of opportunity to push Russian forces back

Preview: The Atlantic Magazine – October 2022

The Atlantic October 2022 Issue:

Ukraine defiant: George Packer, Anne Applebaum, and Franklin Foer on democracy’s front lines. Plus the myopia generation, the Benin bronzes’ contested return, Ian McEwan’s anti-memoir, cursive’s demise, redshirting boys, John Roberts v. the Voting Rights Act, the GOP’s extremist history, and more.

Six months into Ukraine’s defiant stand against Russia’s invasion, The Atlantic is publishing a special cover package devoted to life in the country and the state of the war, with new, on-the-ground reporting by staff writers George Packer, Anne Applebaum, and Franklin Foer. Packer, Applebaum, and Foer are three of the most influential and established voices on the perils of war, authoritarian threats to democracy, and Ukrainian and Russian politics.

Opinion: Why Monarchy In Britain Matters, Putin War Failures, China Land Crisis

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, why the British monarchy matters, Vladimir Putin’s war is failing (10:31), and China’s property crisis hasn’t gone away (17:59).