Magazine Issue
February 3 2017
Newsweek24 min readPolitics
Can California Stop Trumpism at its Borders?
Updated | It began with a tweet, as so much does these days. The first shot in the coming war was fired in a 140-character burst by Shervin Pishevar, a venture capitalist in Silicon Valley. “If Trump wins I am announcing and funding a legitimate camp
Newsweek17 min readPolitics
The Truth Behind the Last Battle of Vietnam
Tap, tap tap. Scott Standfast knocked on the door again. He’d been at it for several minutes, standing in front of a one-story brick house in Niceville, Florida, on a warm, dry day in November 2015. The then-59-year-old former Marine and his wife had
Newsweek5 min readPolitics
Putin, Russia and the Return of Cold War Liberals
Accusations that Russia assisted Trump’s presidential campaign have liberals turning back into hawks.
Newsweek7 min readPolitics
When ‘Locker Room Talk’ Leads to Suspensions
Elite colleges including Harvard and Columbia are suspending athletes due to lewd private messages.
Newsweek4 min readPolitics
Shifting Sands: How Long Can Oman Be an Oasis of Peace?
The country’s leader, Sultan Qaboos bin Said, has ruled for 46 years but reportedly has terminal cancer.
Newsweek6 min readPolitics
How a U.S. Consultancy Helped Oust Gambia’s Dictator
After 22 years, Gambia finally has a new leader. Why were so many voters thanking a couple of guys in D.C.?
Newsweek2 min read
Tooth, Heal Thyself
More than 86 percent of adults aged 20 to 39 are affected by tooth decay. This means most people have had at least one or two cavities filled in their lifetime, and probably more. A silicone-based cement is used by dentists worldwide to fill holes th
Newsweek11 min read
Beware Brain Boosters
Loosely regulated dietary supplements of the sort Pena-Reames took have found a rich vein of acceptance among middle-age and older Americans increasingly worried about losing their mental acuity.
Newsweek8 min read
HBO Goes Inside Slenderman, the Murderous Internet Meme
A new HBO documentary tells the horror story of a childhood friendship gone awry, and an obsession with a meme that ended in attempted murder.
Newsweek4 min read
Trump Says a Lot, but Not With Words
The president-elect is a fascinating study in the power of nonverbal forms of communication.
Newsweek4 min read
Acid Is the New Xanax
The scene was at once familiar and strange. Ayelet Waldman and I were at the kitchen table of her large old house in Berkeley, California. Her husband, the Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Michael Chabon, wandered in from the supermarket and started p