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TIME used to be the weekly opinion magazine, while NEWSWEEK, that I’ve subscribed to since high school, used to be the balanced, largely non-political magazine that was true to its name. Now, it is chock-full of opinion, and independent and very well done, in my opinion.
Tina Brown, British editor-in-chief, not surprisingly has an insightful editorial and feature on David Cameron’s relationship with Barack Obama, and an even more incisive feature on how Obama has rolled over, twice, when confronted with Bibi Netanyahu, on Palestine and Iran. We learn how the TSA is a rip-off, with nearly 4,000 bureaucrats with an average salary of $103,000 in D. C. alone, and $57 Billion in spending since 2001, stopping not one terrorist. We hear the Dharun Ravi may be a jerk, but probably should not go to prison. We learn how Putin has swept aside reform and a move away from oil dependency in favor of a bigger Russian military budget.
NEWSWEEK a weekly must-read: thought-provoking, succinct as always, and better done than ever. Check it out: http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek.html