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Aaron Swartz’s Idealism

A sensitive, personal and varied account of Aaron Swartz’s life, filled with excerpts from his blog and statements made by friends and family, offers more insight into the personality of the 26-year-old programmer and political activist who killed himself under pressure from federal prosecutors earlier this year.

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Borowitz: U.S. May Not Be Able to Invade Countries for No Reason Due to Cuts

One good thing might come out of the sequester, according to comedian Andy Borowitz. In a satirical report for The New Yorker, he writes that the budget cuts may prevent American forces from fighting “totally optional wars based on bogus pretexts.”

Posted on Mar 3, 2013 READ MORE



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Hillary Clinton for President in 2016?

The New Yorker’s David Remnick says the answer to that question, based on the secretary of state’s appearance at the annual Saban Forum over the weekend, is yes, “she’s running.”

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Zakaria Suspended After Acknowledging Plagiarism

Fareed Zakaria, a CNN host and editor-at-large for Time magazine, has been suspended by both news organizations after he admitted to plagiarizing parts of a story from The New Yorker. Zakaria apologized once the allegations came to light.

Posted on Aug 10, 2012 READ MORE



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New Yorker Journalist Quits Over Fake Dylan Quotes

Jonah Lehrer (at right) resigned Monday from The New Yorker after he admitted to fabricating quotes from Bob Dylan in his book “Imagine.” The discovery was made by Michael C. Moynihan, a writer for the online magazine Tablet.

Posted on Jul 30, 2012 READ MORE



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Truthdig Wins 2011 Webby for Best Political Blog

Once again, Truthdig has won the Webby Award, the juried version, in the “Blog—Political” category for the second year in a row. The competition consisted of four widely read sites on top of their game: “Close Read” on The New Yorker, Comedy Central’s Indecision ... (more)

Posted on May 3, 2011 READ MORE


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Truthdig Wins Webby Award for Best Political Blog

All of us here at Truthdig are honored to announce that we’ve won the Webby Award jury prize for this year’s Best Political Blog. The fact that our fellow nominees included sites we visit daily like The Huffington Post, The Economist, The New Yorker and The Atlantic ... (continued)

Posted on May 4, 2010 READ MORE


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