Potter said in a statement. At a meeting with reporters to announce the committee on Monday, Mr. Potter said that third-party groups like ACORN would often submit large number of registrations, some of them incomplete or duplicates, at the last minute during the campaign, which could overwhelm local registrars. Elias discussed issues caused by paper-based registrations in Minnesota, especially with absentee ballots. Election experts Thomas Mann of the Brookings Institution and Norm Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute and state and local elections officials have also signed on to the committee. The Pew Center on the States, which was the host of the meeting with reporters, also released a report on modernizing voter registration on Monday The chairmen stressed that they had not worked out many of the details in a proposed overhaul of the registration system, which would likely bring more federal involvement to a system that is currently run largely by state and local governments. But both said they believed that, one way or another, voters should automatically be registered, with those who do not want to be on the rolls being able to opt out, and that registrations should be portable, allowing voters to stay registered after they move.
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The following Life Report was submitted in response to my column of Oct. F Family Neil was born in into a Bostonian Jewish family 1st generation American , replete with all the Jewish baggage. He spent his youth in a small anti-Semitic Catholic blue-collar community in rural Massachusetts, and bears both the physical and emotional scars from that experience. As a consequence, he disavowed Judaism the moment he reluctantly finished reciting his haftarah and became an atheist, agnostic and, in contradiction, a student of Zen Buddhism.
After spending his lifetime witnessing Israeli arrogance and provocation, he has also become an ardent anti-Zionist. Neil vowed to escape his hometown and never return. That has come to pass. Happily, he was taken for a Gentile for the rest of his life, so never suffered another arrow. D, who fled in a hurry and produced, instead, a quasi Holden Caulfield. I was born in Shanghai in The first five years of my life were spent in a Japanese concentration camp.
I broke my arm in the camp but the Japanese set it badly. My British parents divorced at the end of the war.
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Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. And he went off on, well, everything. While his comments about Attorney General Jeff Sessions drew the most attention, there are any number of other quotes in the excerpts of the interview released by the Times that are somewhere between eyebrow-raising and cringe-inducing.
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The film contains obscenity and graphic images that may be disturbing to some viewers. With just days left until the start on Friday of the Sochi Winter Olympics, Human Rights Watch released a video on Tuesday that highlights the disturbing violence and discrimination that gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual people face in Russia. The video is a feature compiled by the rights group to show the attacks that are organized on LGBT people in Russia.
Victims in cities including Moscow, St. Petersburg and Novosibirsk told Human Rights Watch they were attacked in public places, abducted, beaten, harassed, threatened and psychologically abused. They told Human Rights Watch that they were afraid to go to the police to report violence, fearing further harassment and believing the police would not bother to pursue their attackers.
When victims did lodge complaints with the police, few investigations followed. Andrew Roth reported last month, the law, signed by President Vladimir V. A video in October offered a view of what that law looks like in action. Ahead of the Olympics, Mr. Putin has sought to head off the simmering controversy.
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Or in the guest house out back. Getting more direct voices from Trump supporters. Good for them, it’s one way to do it,” said fiance Joe Scarborough about the paper’s gambit. He’s an associate professor of analytics and finance at the University of Bridgeport whose few claims to fame include Victorian houses once owned by P.
Oct 17, · Credit Todd Heisler/The New York Times In recent weeks, two new mobile dating apps have been added to what’s becoming an increasingly crowded market. One, called Meld, is marketed to black professionals seeking meaningful long-term relationships; the other, Luxy, invites wealthy individuals to find someone with whom to share their high-end.
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Bob Dinneen, the president of the Renewable Fuels Association , an ethanol trade group, stopped by our New York offices today to discuss recent moves by the Obama administration that offer both good and bad news for the industry. On Tuesday, the administration moved to provide loan guarantees and other financial help to struggling ethanol producers. At the same time, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a more comprehensive way of measuring the carbon impact of ethanol that that puts the industry in a lesser light.
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By Joe Nocera What took them so long? Rarely has a big-time chief executive seemed as out of his element as Ken Lewis since the start of the financial crisis. Lewis should have been forced out by the Bank of America board months ago. Indeed, if he had had any sense, he would have stepped down after questions first arose, when the Merrill Lynch deal was done — and Bank of America shareholders had bounced him as chairman.
The truth is, I hear, the board has been very unhappy with Mr. Lewis for months now. But there was no obvious choice within the company to replace him as chief executive. Besides, the board felt that his great strength — his operating know-how — was critical to melding Merrill Lynch and Bank of America, and that it was therefore important to keep him in the job, despite the investigations that surrounded the deal.
This judgment, however, proved to be wrong. Lewis offered to resign this week, no one on the board offered a peep of protest. My column this week was essentially a look back at Mr. I come to the conclusion that he was a great No. As ever, I look forward to your comments.
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Despite Generic Rivals, Branded Drugs Still Sell Well By Bruce Japsen Though the loss of patent protection on a brand-name prescription drug tends to lead to a sharp drop in sales for that product in the United States, such older medicines have become a booming business for the pharmaceutical industry in emerging markets. Abbott and other drug makers see older brands as important in countries like India and China, where the economies are growing stronger but access to safe prescription medicines, particularly generics, remains an issue.
In a study published Monday in Archives of Internal Medicine, an academic journal, researchers from Harvard Medical School found that the likelihood that a doctor referred a patient to another doctor, often a specialist, nearly doubled from to Doctors decided to send their patients to other doctors 9.
Jul 12, · Killing the European Project. July 12, pm July 12, pm. Suppose you consider Tsipras an incompetent twerp. Suppose you dearly want to see Syriza out of power. Suppose, even, that you welcome the prospect of pushing those annoying Greeks out of the euro. Paul Krugman is an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times.
Today I woke up cocooned in my comforter, yet still chilly. I looked out of my window at the stale October gloom and almost began to miss summer. I caught myself in time to remember what we often forget when we romanticize seasons, forgetting their hidden wraths because we do not endure them in the present time. I remembered consecutive weeks so sweltering that I was endlessly caught between the lesser of two hells: I remembered my unlucky penchant for always stepping into that single No.
So this morning, when the autumnal chill impelled me to draw my bare legs closer to my chest and pull an extra blanket around my shoulders, I almost — almost — longed for summer.
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It was an ambitious project. But the idea of doing a single big series about race once a year doesn’t track with The Times’ current approach to covering the subject, one that’s dominated the news and given rise to protests across the United States. That’s why the newspaper is trying something new.
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Nearly pages long and full of words like “worrying,” “shrinking” and “upheaval,” the report described a New York Times that was in a digital standstill while competitors like BuzzFeed, Vox Media and The Washington Post were racing ahead. Today, The New York Times released the results of another self-examination, and the prognosis looks much better.
The report , which clocks in at 37 pages, describes a newsroom that has made major strides to fill the gaps outlined three years ago: The Times’ digital audience is growing rather than shrinking; the newsroom has embraced data and analytics; there’s a clearly defined digital strategy. Yet some nagging remnants of the Times’ print heritage still remain. The newsroom is still organized around old newspaper sections. They’re still publishing “dutiful, incremental pieces,” the kind designed to fill a daily print edition.
And too often, the news report “remains dominated by long strings of text. Most of the report is devoted to laying out a series of goals for areas including visual journalism, reader engagement, newsroom training and diversity. But the recommendations were prefaced by a memo from Executive Editor Dean Baquet and Managing Editor Joe Kahn that contained several important pieces of news: