Janice Min finished her week's work and went home. She put the phone on hold, put her baby to bed--and returned to a blinking red light. "I saw the seven missed calls," the Us Weekly editor says, "and I thought, 'Oh, God'."It was Jan. 7, the day Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston announced their separation: for celebrity mags, as big as it gets.
Young voters continue to turn a cold shoulder on President George W. Bush and his policies, according to the latest NEWSWEEK GENEXT poll. As the battle for the White House begins to heat up, voters aged 18-29 are giving the incumbent president poor marks on his handling of the economy, the war in Iraq and overall job performance.In the GENEXT poll, only 47 percent of young voters approve of Bush's performance in office, echoing the 48 percent of all registered voters who approved of the...
As some U.S. commentators would have it, all Arab media are stewing cauldrons of anti-Americana. The Bush administration may be unable to promote security (let alone democracy) in Iraq, some thinking goes, as long as people in the Arab and Islamic world are fed improbable tales of an international Zionist conspiracy and inundated with doctored images of U.S. soldiers slaughtering innocents in the Iraqi streets.
When President Bush announced his support for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage earlier this week, he seemed to be playing smart politics.
The words "Social Security" showed up once in President Bush's January State of the Union address. In two clipped sentences towards the end of his speech, Bush expressed his hope that younger workers would "have the opportunity to build a nest egg by saving part of their Social Security taxes in a personal retirement account" and that the Social Security system would transform into a "source of ownership for the American people." Republicans in the House chamber applauded.
Jeffrey Sachs has never been big on understatement. When NEWSWEEK profiled Sachs, an economist who serves as director of Columbia University's Earth Institute and as a special adviser to the United Nations, for its Who's Next issue last year, he was routinely warning audiences that the devastation caused by the AIDS pandemic would soon cause the earth to "quake." While a commission he led at the World Health Organization encouraged the world's richest countries to pony up $27 billion for AIDS...
Friends and foes of the drug MDMA, popularly known as Ecstasy, have always accepted certain truisms about the drug. 'E' makes its users feel good, gives them a boost that makes them want to dance, among other things, all night long.A less pleasant part of E-orthodoxy?
The pundits have plenty of theories about why Democratic presidential candidates Howard Dean and John Kerry have decided to forego public funding to avoid caps on spending in their primary campaigns.Dean is betting on sealing up the nomination early, some say.
James Carville has gone Hollywood. Oh, wait, that's right, James Carville already went Hollywood. Sorry. It's hard to remember a time when the former Clinton aide and Democratic political guru's life wasn't filled with Tinseltown touches.He and his wife, GOP insider Mary Matalin, have been doing their unoriginal odd couple routine on our TV sets for more than a decade.
It's almost an abstract figure. President Bush says he wants $87 billion to fund the occupation in Iraq and limited operations in Afghanistan. But is that a lot when it comes to the pocket books of United States government?On the one hand, Bush's tax cuts will cost the federal government close to $300 billion this year alone.
So "Big Brother," the next big "reality" show supposed to rack up big ratings is a big disappointment. Before the first cast member gets the boot, the first couple gets its groove on and the first fight gets physical, viewers are saying they've had enough.