Saying that upcoming U.S. Supreme Court arguments can be a bit of a puzzle, National Public Radio is offering readers a crossword in honor of the occasion.With clues ranging from “Sonia _________ ” to “many a robber’s undoing,” the game should be a quick one for a number of legal eagles. … [Read more...] about Upcoming Supreme Court Arguments a Legal Puzzle, NPR Says; Crossword Can Help Readers Get a Clue
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The winner of this year’s American Crossword Puzzle Tournament didn’t follow in his parents’ legal footsteps, but he has their intellectual abilities.Dan Feyer is a pianist and a director in musical theater, and he has an amazing talent to quickly solve crosswords. He demonstrated for the New York Times, completing the newspaper’s difficult Saturday crossword in five minutes and 29 seconds.The article says Feyer’s father is a San Francisco bond lawyer and his mother, a law professor. A Google search identifies the couple as Orrick bond counsel Robert Feyer and law professor Marsha Cohen of the University of California at Hastings. Both are Harvard law grads.Asked to disclose his secrets, Dan Feyer told the Times it helps to have “underlying brain power and a head for trivia.” He has done well in both music and math, and says many crossword people have the same backgrounds.Feyer and other experts use pattern recognition to help solve the … [Read more...] about Crossword Champ, Able to Solve NYT Saturday Puzzle in 5 Minutes, Has Legal Lineage
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Book Review Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Fiction ByNicolle Wallace June 5, 2018 THE PRESIDENT IS MISSING When Tom Wolfe noted that “the problem with fiction” is that “it has to be plausible,” he may have had efforts like this one in mind. Bill Clinton and James Patterson’s ambitious and wildly readable new novel, “The President Is Missing,” arches more closely toward plausibility in its geopolitical subplots — involving civil unrest in Central America, threats against the Saudi king, malicious Russian meddling in world affairs — than its main story line of a president who ditches his handlers and goes rogue from the White House, convinced he is the only one who can foil a huge cyberterror plot. The book opens with a charged scene in which President Jonathan Duncan is participating in a mock hearing … [Read more...] about Bill Clinton and James Patterson Have Written a Thriller. It’s Good.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Asia Pacific Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByChoe Sang-Hun June 13, 2018 SEOUL, South Korea — A day after its leader’s historic talks with President Trump, North Korea wasted no time on Wednesday spinning the results in its favor, claiming it had won major concessions from the United States. The authoritarian country’s state-controlled news media said that Mr. Trump had promised to eventually lift sanctions against the North and to end joint military drills with South Korea. It also said the United States had agreed to a phased, “step-by-step” denuclearization process for the North, rather than the immediate dismantling of its nuclear capability. If the talks in Singapore on Tuesday gave Mr. Trump an opportunity to play the diplomat on a grand scale, they did no less for Kim Jong-un, the North’s leader, whose country … [Read more...] about North Korea Says It Won Major Concessions From Trump in Singapore
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by ByAna Swanson and Jack Ewing Aug. 12, 2018 WASHINGTON — President Trump’s embrace of sweeping tariffs has frustrated allies, lawmakers and businesses across the globe. But its most lasting impact could be to hobble the World Trade Organization. The global trade group has been thrust into an uncomfortable — and potentially damaging — role as chief judge in an intense fight among its most powerful members. At the center of the battle is whether the United States’ claim that its sweeping steel and aluminum tariffs are necessary to protect national security or whether they are simply a ruse to protect American metal manufacturers from global competition. Allies like Canada, Mexico and the European Union have challenged Mr. Trump’s tariffs at the World Trade … [Read more...] about Trump’s Tariffs Foster Crisis at the W.T.O.