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FROM THE PAGES OF 8pm in New York

SUNDAY, JULY 23, 2017 FROM THE PAGES OF © 2017 The New York Times
Infrastructure, Trump Focus, Languishes AS CONGRESS AIMS

WASHINGTON — As a candi- near the rear of the legislative Dakota Republican leading in- TO PUNISH RUSSIA,
date, President Trump billed him- line, according to two dozen ad- frastructure efforts in the Senate,
self as a new breed of think-big ministration officials, legislators said consideration of a propos- TRUMP FACES BIND
Republican, pitching a $1 trillion and labor leaders involved in al could slip into 2018. “They’re
campaign pledge to reconstruct coming up with a concrete pro- supposedly going to submit some
the nation’s roadways, water- posal. It awaits the resolution sort of plan in the fall, so we’ll
works and bridges — along with of tough negotiations over the see,” he told reporters this month. WASHINGTON — Congressional
a promise to revive the lost art of budget, the debt ceiling, a tax Any plan that emerges will not leaders have reached an agreement
the bipartisan deal. overhaul, a new push to toughen rely exclusively on federal funds. on sweeping sanctions legislation
In the White House, Trump has immigration laws — and the en- Instead, it will try to use $200 bil- to punish Russia for its election
continued to dangle the possibili- ervating slog to enact a replace- lion in federal spending to attract meddling and aggression toward its
ty of “a great national infrastruc- ment for the Affordable Care Act. $800 billion more in investment neighbors, they said Saturday, de-
ture program” that would create Trump’s team has yet to produce from private investors and local fying the White House’s argument
“millions” of new jobs as part of the detailed plan he has promised governments in the next 10 years. that President Trump needs flexibil-
a public-private partnership to to deliver “very soon,” and Trump Democrats and centrist Repub- ity to adjust the sanctions to fit his
rival the public works achieve- has yet to name any members licans remain skeptical of its lim- diplomatic initiatives with Moscow.
ments of Franklin Delano Roos- to a new board he claimed would ited scope. House conservatives The new legislation sharply lim-
evelt and Dwight D. Eisenhower. green-light big projects. remain hostile toward any big, its the president’s ability to suspend
He chastises anyone who forgets The collapse of his health care new federal funding program. or terminate the sanctions — a re-
to include it near the top of his to- overhaul effort seemed to clear As a result, Gary D. Cohn, markable handcuffing by a Repub-
do list, telling one recent visitor one item out of the way. But it al- chairman of Trump’s National lican-led Congress six months into
to the Oval Office, “Don’t forget so raised doubts about the ability Economic Council, along with his tenure. It also represents the
about infrastructure!” of Republicans to pass anything the president’s legislative affairs latest Russia-tinged turn for a pres-
But an ambitious public works other than regulatory rollbacks director, Marc Short, banked on idency consumed by investigations
plan, arguably his best chance of or routine spending bills. linking the plan to the adminis- into the Trump campaign’s interac-
rising above the partisan rancor of “The president would have tration’s push for a tax overhaul. tions with Russian officials last year.
his first six months in office, is fast been better off beginning his agen- “Infrastructure is, in my opin- Trump could soon face a decision:
becoming an afterthought — at da with a major infrastructure ion, very popular,” the president veto the bill — which would fuel ac-
precisely the moment he needs a package,” said Sen. Susan Collins, said in April. “It’s going to be bi- cusations that he is doing the bid-
unifying issue to rewrite the narra- R-Me., who has been working with partisan. And I’m going to use it ding of President Vladimir V. Putin
tive of his chaotic administration. the White House on the issue. in another bill. That’s an import- of Russia — or sign legislation im-
Infrastructure remains stuck Sen. John Thune, the South ant bill.” GLENN THRUSH posing sanctions he abhors.
“A nearly united Congress is poised
C.D.C. Chief Saw Coca-Cola as a Fitness Ally to send President Putin a clear mes-
sage on behalf of the American peo-
ple and our allies, and we need Pres-
When she was health commis- the soda giant in 2013 after con- She left the company in 2016 after ident Trump to help us deliver that
sioner of Georgia, the state with cluding Coke’s mission was at The Times reported that she had message,” said Sen. Ben Cardin of
one of the highest rates of child odds with its own. But Fitzgerald, helped orchestrate a strategy of Maryland, the Senate Foreign Rela-
obesity, Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald 71, an obstetrician-gynecologist, funding scientists who encour- tions Committee’s top Democrat.
faced two enormous challenges: suggested in an email response to aged the public to focus on exer- The White House has not public-
How to get children to slim down questions from cise and worry less about how ly spoken about the compromise
and how to pay for it. The New York calories contribute to obesity. legislation. But two senior adminis-
Her answer to the first was Times this past Coke has spent millions on tration officials said they could not
Power Up for 30, a program week that she studies that, critics say, deflect imagine Trump vetoing the legis-
pushing schools to give chil- would consid- attention from the role sug- lation in the current political atmo-
dren 30 minutes more exercise er accepting ar-sweetened beverages have sphere. But as ever, Trump retains
each day, part of a statewide Coke money played in the soaring rate of obe- the capacity to surprise, and this
initiative called Georgia Shape. for programs. sity and the spread of Type 2 dia- would be his first decision about
The answer to the second was Dr. Brenda G eor gia betes among children. whether to veto a significant bill.
Coca-Cola, the soft drink com- Fitzgerald Shape was Marion Nestle, a nutrition pro- The bill also encompasses new
pany and philanthropic power- established in fessor at New York University and sanctions against Iran and North
house, which has paid for almost 2011. Fitzger- the author of “Soda Politics: Tak- Korea, two countries the adminis-
the entire Power Up program. ald began Power Up for 30 in 2013. ing On Big Soda (and Winning),” tration has been eager to punish
Fitzgerald, now the new di- Coke’s contribution amounted to said an average person would for its activities. Proponents of the
rector of the Centers for Disease most of the program’s $1.2 million have to run about three miles to measure seek to impose sanctions
Control and Prevention, finds budget over the past four years. offset the calories in a 20-ounce on people involved in human rights
herself facing a backlash from Coke — which, like the C.D.C., serving of soda, depending on abuses, suppliers of weapons to the
public health advocates for hav- is based in Atlanta — has also weight and speed. “I’m greatly government of President Bashar
ing accepted $1 million to fight had two employees on Georgia in favor of physical activity,” she al-Assad in Syria and those under-
child obesity from a company Shape’s advisory board. One said. “It’s really important for mining cybersecurity, among oth-
experts say is a major cause of it. was Rhona S. Applebaum, Coke’s health. But it doesn’t do much ers. MATT FLEGENHEIMER
The C.D.C. shook off its ties to chief science and health officer. about weight.” SHEILA KAPLAN and DAVID E. SANGER


Laws Allowing Turkey Wages War on ‘Enemies’ in Business

Rapists to Marry LONDON — Akin Ipek, one of panies, Koza Ipek, is now owned the international business sphere.

Victims Targeted Turkey’s richest men, was staying and operated by the state. The lira is crumbling, and foreign
The episode proved to be a dry
in the Park Tower Hotel in London
investment has fallen. All three of
run for a nationwide series of con-
when the police raided his televi-
the major rating agencies have
sion network in Istanbul. The raid fiscations that began soon after downgraded the government’s
BEIRUT, Lebanon — Gruesome was national news, so Ipek opened a failed attempt to overthrow the debt to junk status, citing among
billboards of a woman in a blood- his laptop and watched an unnerv- government of President Recep other factors the approach to com-
ied and torn bridal gown appeared ing spectacle: an attack on his mul- Tayyip Erdogan on July 15 last panies suspected of having ties to
around Beirut recently, captioned tibillion-dollar empire, in real time. year. Since then, more than 950 the Gulen movement.
in Arabic: “A white dress doesn’t Through a combination of shout- companies have been expropriat- Turkey’s war on its “enemies”
cover up rape.” This spring, a wom- ing and persuasion, the network’s ed, all of them purportedly linked in business, and the evolution of
en’s rights group, Abaad, hung sim- news editor convinced the offi- to Fethullah Gulen, the Muslim Ipek from revered industrialist to
ilarly defiled gowns along the city’s cers that they cleric who Turkish leaders say public villain, illuminates much
seaside promenade. should leave, masterminded the putsch. about the events that have so jolt-
Such provocative public aware- then locked About $11 billion in corporate as- ed the country in recent years.
ness campaigns are part of a new himself in the sets — from small baklava chains Ipek stands accused of being
push in Lebanon and across the control room to large publicly traded conglom- part of a treasonous deep state
Middle East to repeal longstand- with a film erates — have been seized by the run by Gulen, a reclusive 76-year-
ing laws that allow rapists to avoid crew. For the government. Several thousand old who fled Turkey in 1999 and
criminal prosecution if they mar- next seven and dispossessed executives have now lives in Pennsylvania.
ry their victims. The laws were Akin Ipek a half hours, fled overseas to cities as far-flung After the raid, a warrant was
built around patriarchal attitudes until the police as Nashville and Helsinki. The issued for Ipek’s arrest, stating
that link a family’s honor to a returned, the less fortunate were imprisoned, that he laundered vast sums for
woman’s chastity; the marriage news editor spoke into a camera part of a campaign that has added what officials call the Fethullah
option is aimed at shielding the and took calls on his iPhone. One 50,000 new inmates to the prisons. Terrorist Organization. His assets
victim’s family from “the scandal,” was from Ipek, who denounced the Turkey was once considered were frozen and have been seized.
as one victim’s brother said. government’s action as illegal. one of the world’s great emerg- Prosecutors announced in June
In 2014, Morocco repealed a pro- “I was shocked and angry,” Ipek ing markets, with years of torrid that they would seek a 77-year
vision that allowed convicted rap- said in London. “But I thought they growth and an Islamic govern- prison sentence for Ipek.
ists to evade punishment by mar- would leave after a couple days. ment that embraced democracy. Now settled in London, Ipek
rying their victims. Parliamentary There was no reason to stay.” Tourism boomed and hundreds of said that he didn’t flee Turkey with
votes are expected as early as this The government never left, and malls popped up. Starbucks has billions of dollars, as the govern-
summer here in Lebanon and in the events were the start of a per- opened hundreds of stores. ment has charged. He said that his
Jordan after government commit- sonal cataclysm for Ipek. His sta- But the fallout from the coup net worth is less than $10 million.
tees in both places recommended tion, Bugun TV, was taken off the attempt has hit the economy. The “I have not committed one single
repealing similar exemptions for air after that phone call, on Oct. 28, corporate seizures have changed crime in my life, not a traffic penal-
both the accused and the convicted. 2015. His conglomerate of 22 com- the way Turkey is perceived in ty,” he fumed. DAVID SEGAL
Any change would come too late
for Basma Mohamad Latifa, whose
family said she was raped three In Brief
years ago in a village in southern
Lebanon by a man more than twice
her age. Her family did not go to Visa Dispute Traps Workers in Mexico
the police, making a deal not to file A debate over how many visas the United States
charges in exchange for her marry- should issue to seasonal workers has stranded thou-
ing him. In June, after the middle- sands in Mexico who normally would head north for
of-the-night Ramadan meal, he a four-month stint operating carnival rides. “They
went to Latifa’s brother’s house, say we are taking jobs from the Americans,” said
where she was staying, and shot Francisco Trujillo, who has worked the last four
her nine times. She died, at age 22. carnival seasons in New York, Ohio and Pennsylva-
Experts attribute the traction nia. Carnival work is “really hard,” he said, adding,
of the movement to repeal these “Americans don’t want to do it.” (NYT)
laws to an expansion of women’s
education in the region and a new
kind of public activism spurred by In Ethiopia, a Leaf Grips Young Lives
social media, in which advocates About half of Ethiopia’s youth are thought to chew MERIDITH KOHUT FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES
have sometimes forged ahead with khat, a psychotropic leaf. Officials consider such
stunts like the bloodied gowns. widespread use of the drug, blamed on a lack of The Battle for Venezuela Photographs
Wafa Bani Mustafa, a member work, “a huge problem” for the country’s future. The capture the daily turmoil that
of Parliament in Jordan and a government is worried that the habit could derail its antigovernment protests have brought to
leading proponent of repeal, said plans to transform Ethiopia into a middle-income the streets of Caracas.
only a change in the law could country in less than a decade — a national under-
drive change in social norms. taking that will require an army of young, capable
Without repeal, Mustafa ar- workers, according to the officials. (NYT) away to join the Islamic State, has been found in Iraq,
gued, “the state of impunity will a state prosecutor said Saturday. The girl, identified
continue, and the interest of the German Teenager Is Found in Iraq only as Linda W., 16, is at the German Consulate, said
family will be put ahead of the vic- Lorenz Haase, the prosecutor from Dresden. His
tim’s right to justice.” A German teenager missing for over a year, who office plans to reopen an inquiry that began after she
SOMINI SENGUPTA was believed to have converted to Islam and run was reported to have fled her Pulsnitz home. (NYT)


Minnesota Police Killing’s Resurgent Cry: Why? Can President

Be Indicted?
something bad going on in the al-
leyway behind the house, she told Memo Says Yes
her fiancé on the phone, someone
who sounded as if she was in dis-
tress, maybe a rape. It was past 11 WASHINGTON — A newfound
p.m., and most people on Wash- memo from Kenneth W. Starr’s in-
burn Avenue were in their beds. dependent counsel investigation
Except Justine Damond, alone into President Bill Clinton sheds
at home with the noises, her anxi- light on a constitutional puzzle that
ety creeping into the loud Las Ve- is taking on mounting significance
gas casino where her fiancé, Don amid the Trump-Russia inquiry:
Damond, had answered the phone. Can a sitting president be indicted?
Don and Justine, who had tak- The 56-page memo, locked in
en his family name ahead of their the National Archives for nearly
marriage, had met five years ago, two decades and obtained by The
when they lived 9,000 miles apart. New York Times under the Free-
Now the wedding dress was or- dom of Information Act, amounts
dered, the suit bought, the invita- to the most thorough govern-
tions sent, the ceremony set for Au- ment-commissioned analysis re-
gust in Hawaii. But last Saturday STEPHEN MATUREN/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE — GETTY IMAGES jecting a generally held view that
night, they were separated again. Valerie Castile embracing Don Damond. The police fatally presidents are immune from pros-
Her fiancé told her to call 911. ecution while in office.
They stayed on the phone until she shot her son, Philando Castile, and Damond’s fiancée, Justine. “It is proper, constitutional, and
said the police had arrived. Stay legal for a federal grand jury to
put, he told her. Call me back, he at a white Australian woman. a Twin Cities suburb fatally shot indict a sitting president for seri-
told her. “I have played this over in In Australia, where Damond, Philando Castile, a 32-year-old ous criminal acts that are not part
my head over and over,” Damond 40, grew up, there was agony and black driver whose dying mo- of, and are contrary to, the presi-
said on Friday in his first interview disbelief, the prime minister voic- ments were streamed by his girl- dent’s official duties,” the Starr
since that night. “Why didn’t I stay ing bafflement, the tabloids in full friend on Facebook. office memo concludes. “In this
on the phone with her?” cry. In the United States, there Now, as for Valerie Castile, the country, no one, even President
The events of the next few min- were questions about the officer’s mother of Philando, there was Clinton, is above the law.”
utes will be anatomized and argued failure to turn on his body camera, nothing left for Damond except to Starr assigned Ronald Rotunda,
over and, maybe, contested in about firearms procedures, and try to pick up the pieces. a prominent conservative profes-
court. But this much is established: about the role race has played in Following tradition, he had sor of constitutional law and eth-
As the squad car she had sum- how officials responded. On Friday, never seen Justine’s dress. Now ics, to write the memo in spring
moned slid down the alley, Justine the Minneapolis police chief, Janeé last-minute wedding tasks had 1998 after deputies advised him
Damond went up to the police of- Harteau, was forced to resign. given way to the business of death. that they had gathered enough ev-
ficers inside, one of whom, for rea- A week has passed. A cardboard There was a cremation to arrange, idence to ask a grand jury to indict
sons still unknown, fired his gun, hit sign at the end of the alleyway, her clothes and engagement ring Clinton, the memo shows.
her in the abdomen and killed her. propped amid the flowers laid to pick up from investigators. Other prosecutors working for
Even to Americans now used to there, asks the still-unanswered And Justine’s dress. On Sunday, Starr developed a draft indictment
dissecting police shootings, the question: Why? he said, he was planning to go to of Clinton, which The Times has al-
circumstances were an odd jolt: a That same question occurred a the bridal shop, where he would so requested be made public.
black Somali-American cop, firing year ago after a police officer in see it for the first time. (NYT) In 1974, the Watergate special
counsel, Leon Jaworski, had also
In Brief received a memo from his staff say-
ing he could indict the president, in
that case Richard M. Nixon, while
he was in office, and later made
Navy Commissions Aircraft Carrier on Saturday to assail President Trump as a liar that case in a court brief. Those
documents, however, explore the
With flag-hoisting, gun-firing, horn-blowing and “dangerous man,” wagering that the growing topic significantly less extensively
backlash against the president will overwhelm Ed
fanfare, the United States Navy opened a new era Gillespie, the G.O.P. nominee. The race, the marquee than the Starr office memo.
on Saturday as it commissioned the first of a gener- election of this fall, will offer insights about how much In the end, Jaworski and Starr
ation of more powerful, technologically advanced Trump could hurt Republicans with the sort of mod- let congressional impeachment
aircraft carriers that will transform the fleet in erate suburbanites who dominate the state. (NYT) proceedings play out and did not
decades to come. President Trump presided over try to indict the presidents.
the commissioning ceremony in Norfolk, Va., for As Robert S. Mueller III, the
the nuclear-powered Gerald R. Ford, the first new John Heard, Father in ‘Home Alone,’ Dies special counsel in the latest in-
class of aircraft carrier in 42 years. The $13 billion John Heard, an actor who played pained charac- quiry, investigates the Trump
ship’s superstructure is smaller and farther back to ters in dramas but became known for his role as the campaign’s dealings with Russia
help launch 33 percent more flight missions per day father who forgot his youngest son on a family trip and whether President Trump
using a new catapult and landing system. (NYT) to Paris in “Home Alone,” died on Friday in Palo Alto, obstructed justice, the newly un-
Calif. He was 71. Heard was praised for his wrench- earthed Starr office memo raises
Virginia Governor’s Race Is Early Test ing performance in the 1981 film “Cutter’s Way,” but the possibility that Mueller may
Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph S. Northam, a Democrat, he gained recognition mainly for lighter roles in have more options than most com-
mentators have assumed.
films such as “Home Alone,” in which he played Ma-
used the first debate of the state’s race for governor caulay Culkin’s father, and before that, “Big.” (NYT) CHARLIE SAVAGE


Revolutions: From Black Panthers, to Silicon Valley, to Trump

CAMARILLO, Calif. — For gen- role models — it’s hard to get fur-
erations, the Horowitz family has ther apart than this. Yet for a nation
cheered on the revolution. that seems riven in two, the Horow-
Phil and Blanche were New itzes offer a measure of hope. They
York schoolteachers who be- email, they talk, they get together
longed to the Communist Party. for family celebrations.
Their son, David, went on his first To understand all might not be
march in 1948 at age 9. As a young to forgive all, but it’s a start. David
man in the 1960s, he helped create and Ben said they have made a
the New Left, which pushed for major effort to see where the oth-
the rights of the oppressed and er is coming from. “One thing we
struggled to end the Vietnam War. mostly see eye-to-eye on is that
David worked closely with the the most important thing is the
Black Panthers, who believed a ability of an individual to live his
violent uprising was at hand. life and have an opportunity,” said
David’s youngest son, Ben, JAKE MICHAELS FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES PETER DASILVA FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES Ben, 51. “How he went from ‘The
sought his fortune in Silicon Valley, David Horowitz moved from a Ben Horowitz has given way to do that is Communism’ to
a generally liberal place that trac- leftist ideologist to a supporter presentations about cultural ‘The way to do that is Trump’ is
es some of its roots to the ’60s. He of the Trump administration. revolutions in technology. amazing.” He laughed. “That’s
went from SGI, a pioneering com- where we’re not aligned.”
puter graphics company, to Net- David said he is glad he never
scape, to Loudcloud, to Andrees- center of power. If the Trump ad- in prison because too many blacks foisted his beliefs on his children.
sen Horowitz, a venture capital ministration has an intellectual commit crimes” were cited as evi- “I’ve come to the end of the story,”
firm investing billions of dollars godfather, it’s David Horowitz. dence that Sessions kept unsavory said David, 78. “I don’t mistake the
in start-ups like Twitter and Face- Father and son are a snapshot company and had racist leanings. life I’ve lived for the only life.”
book that seek to topple the status of America at this moment — a po- A few weeks later, Ben gave a It’s not that simple, of course.
quo. His firm’s investment thesis is liticized and polarized place full of talk on “How to Start a Cultural “Sometimes people try to con-
“software is eating the world.” competing revolutions. They live Revolution” at a Silicon Valley nect us on Twitter, which is always
David, after a political odyssey in different universes: one where conference. Wearing a T-shirt em- scary,” said Ben. “Someone will
that took him from the extreme left President Trump is the answer, blazoned with a picture of Tous- say, ‘Hey, aren’t you related to
to the extreme right, has a surprise the other where he is the problem. saint L’Ouverture, the Haitian @horowitz39?’ ” That’s David’s
last act that puts him again in the At Jeff Sessions’s confirmation who led a slave revolt two centu- handle on Twitter, where he says
thick of insurrection. His radical hearings as attorney general, ries ago, Ben took his audience things like “Obama is an Amer-
views on immigration, race, edu- Democrats raised the issue of the through the details of L’Ouver- ican traitor” and “Hillary killed
cation, the duplicity of the media admiring relationship between Da- ture’s unlikely success and what four Americans in Benghazi.”
and the treachery of liberals have vid and the nominee. Statements they could learn from it. “I never reply,” Ben said.
abruptly made their way to the by David like “too many blacks are Blacks as criminals, blacks as DAVID STREITFELD
In China, Silicon Valley’s Technology Giants Confront New Walls

SHANGHAI — Facebook is the They also show why this market es, Tian said. But the number of big
world’s largest social network with has been difficult for outsiders. American internet firms trying to
over two billion users. LinkedIn Tempted by the world’s largest get into China has slowed, though
was sold to Microsoft for $26 bil- smartphone market and an in- exact figures are hard to come by.
lion last year. And Apple is the most creasingly wealthy population in- There are issues beyond offend-
valuable company in the world. trigued by new technologies, just ing censors. The Chinese internet
In most local markets, it would be about every American tech com- culture is different and at times
a surprise if any one of these com- pany from Amazon to Zynga has quirky. And the technical require-
panies was floundering. But in Chi- taken a shot at China. But outside ments of China’s internet filters
na, the real shock is that their trou- of Apple and older companies like can make operating difficult. En-
bles no longer surprise anyone. IBM and Intel, few have a major GILLES SABRIÉ FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES gineers often have to find alterna-
Just in the past few weeks, presence in the country. The Jiaming Center, home to tives to the services technology
Facebook had one of its most “In general, the China market LinkedIn’s offices in Beijing. companies rely on outside China.
popular apps blocked by the Chi- is hard, even for Chinese compa- For those that overcome all
nese government. LinkedIn, the nies,” said Andy Tian, co-founder that, the market is rough in a way
globe-spanning social network of of Asia Innovations Group in Bei- business to a Chinese rival. United States companies don’t
résumés, job recommendations jing and former general manag- Even LinkedIn, which played normally experience — and often
and management essays, had its er of Zynga China. “It’s the most ball with censors two years ago to tilted against outsiders.
local boss step down amid tepid competitive place around for con- get into China, has had trouble get- “It’s basically like someone who
results in the country. And Apple sumer services and technology.” ting traction with a local audience. has been training for Olympic tae-
announced a billion-dollar invest- Over the years, internet compa- “The big internet companies just kwondo going up against a street
ment to comply with local law as nies like Twitter, Google and Snap- don’t have much of a hope here,” fighter,” Tian said. “The Olympic
it continued to watch Chinese de- chat have been blocked by cen- said James McGregor, chairman fighter is waiting for the whistle,
mand for its iPhones fade. sors. EBay was outmaneuvered of the greater China region for the and the street fighter already has
This summer of challenge for the by the local internet giant Alibaba. consulting firm APCO Worldwide. him on the ground hitting him
three companies illustrates how Groupon failed to stay afloat in the American start-ups are still in with elbows. There’s no rules.”
varied the obstacles have become flood of copycats it inspired. Uber the game, in particular those sell- PAUL MOZUR
for foreign companies in China. cut its losses and sold its local ing services to Chinese business- and CAROLYN ZHANG

ARTS SUNDAY, JULY 23, 2017 5

Lost in Translation? Old Jay-Z’s New Risks

Let’s Try It Again “Old school” still has some currency in hip-
hop. It nods to forebears, styles and history.
“Old” is a different story. It means you have
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Meltdowns nothing new to say. “Old” means maybe you
are not Matt Bomer’s style, not even remotely, know what’s new, but you want to do it the way
but he would have been due one in mid-March. you’ve always done it. So “old” also means
Bomer had been at work since 5 a.m. on the fixed, settled, stuck.
set of “The Last Tycoon,” the latest adaptation By those standards, Jay-Z, at 47, might seem
of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s unfinished novel about old. Standards are presumptuous because
Old Hollywood. Bomer, as Monroe Stahr, a what do we know about “old” rappers? Only
young movie executive, had started the day that they don’t rap as much as they used to.
with a monologue about death and moved on to I mean, they’re still around — but as part of
a hot-and-heavy love scene. A confrontational ADAM ROSE/AMAZON back-patting nostalgia. Maybe they’ve still got
third scene, performed with Kelsey Grammer Kelsey Grammer and Matt Bomer in it. But vital new music is secondary at best.
(as Stahr’s thunderhead boss, Pat Brady), had Amazon Prime’s “The Last Tycoon.” Despite a lot of lucrative distractions, Jay-Z
left Bomer emotionally raw. is still a rapper, whose voice, apparently, still
For more than 90 years, Hollywood has been matters. “Apparently,” be-
trying and failing to pull off the perfect Fitz- Of “The Last Tycoon,” in particular, she add- cause I didn’t expect much
gerald adaptation. What would keep this “Last ed, “It is awfully hard to film Hollywood — to from “4:44,” his 13th solo
Tycoon,” arriving on Amazon Prime on July 28, make it look authentic.” record that arrived in June.
from becoming another sad example? Movies based on Fitzgerald’s books have But it’s better than good:
“Making a great television show is hard mostly been considered crimes against litera- a gorgeously produced stab
enough,” Bomer said carefully. “To also tackle ture. When “The Beautiful and the Damned,” a at self-examination that
F. Scott — whoa. But when you have brilliant Manhattan morality tale, was adapted by War- suggests a new direction
people guiding you, people like Billy, you trust ner Bros. in 1922, Fitzgerald called it “the worst for rap’s elder statesmen. Jay-Z
their vision and go for it.” movie I’ve ever seen in my life.” “Tender Is the It also demonstrates a way
That would be Billy Ray, the Oscar-nomi- Night” lost its psychological underpinnings that certain black artists
nated screenwriter leading this nine-episode when 20th Century Fox turned Fitzgerald’s can reckon with middle-age — by accepting
incarnation of “The Last Tycoon,” which Fitz- complex tale of interlocking relationships into the emotionalism, humor and self-criticism
gerald left unfinished upon his death in 1940. a vehicle for Jennifer Jones in 1962. that come naturally to a current generation of
Ray, along with Christopher Keyser, have en- When Fitzgerald died, “The Last Tycoon” younger rappers.
visioned a series of staggering ambition. Set in was half-finished, the incomplete story of two Anybody irritated by the posturing of Jay-
1930s Hollywood, “The Last Tycoon” wants to men, partners yet rivals, who keep a fictional Z’s previous album, “Magna Carta: Holy
be Amazon’s version of “Mad Men.” More than film studio afloat as labor unions form and fi- Grail” (2013), was likely put off by the prospect
40 “Mad Men” crew members are working on nancing ebbs and flows. At the same time, the of more. If a major rapper arrives at his mid-
“The Last Tycoon.” younger executive, played by Bomer (“The 40s and wants to give us a song that mentions
The series will also serve as a vehicle for Normal Heart”), struggles to move on after fine wines and a serial-killer drug dealer, then
commentary about modern-day Hollywood the death of his movie star wife. drops the name of a fashion-designer-movie-
and America. “All these things that are coming The creative ensemble behind the new “Last director more than a dozen times (“Tom
to a head right now in our country — immi- Tycoon” saw the unfinished aspect of the book Ford”), maybe he should be hosting the Gram-
grants, sexism, the generational clash — are as an opening. mys, too.
really big elements in our show,” Bomer said. “Keep the icons from the novel — the Shiva It’s entirely possible that Jay-Z arrived to
It all sounds fascinating. But cracking Fitz- head, the two-dimes-and-a-matchbox speech record “Magna Carta” aware that there’s not
gerald would be a feat unto itself. — but polish them up, move things around, ex- much of a road map for a rapper in his 40s. His
“No one has ever really managed to find the plore characters in deeper ways,” said A. Scott kaleidoscopically grim 1996 debut, “Reason-
visual equivalent of Fitzgerald’s writing,” said Berg, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Fitz- able Doubt,” is as much a work of memoir of life
Jeanine Basinger, the author of “The Star Ma- gerald authority. “There could be 50 episodes in the street-level drug trade as it is an album.
chine.” “It always feels hollow.” here if done correctly.” BROOKS BARNES WESLEY MORRIS
Tina Howe Copes With Caregiving and Other Late-in-Life Storms

By late afternoon, the weather was still 81-year-old husband, Nor- has lost his words. He is in danger of being
sweltering, but in balmier conditions the play- man Levy, has Alzheimer’s shipped off to a nursing home, and his devoted
wright Tina Howe would have been hanging disease. young granddaughter, Piper, is determined to
out a window of her 10th-story apartment It is a phase of life that save him.
on West End Avenue, shooting photos of the Howe is writing about in her “Writing plays, you write over your own
neighbors on their roof decks far below. new play, “Singing Beach.” soul, and you have to disguise it,” said Howe,
So she said the other day. Dreamily thought- Directed by Ari Laura the author of the Broadway play “Coastal Dis-
ful, with an angular, blue-blooded elegance, Kreith in a production by turbances,” which starred Annette Bening and
Howe at 79 has a disarming liveliness of spirit. Tina Howe Theater 167, it started pre- Timothy Daly, and a two-time Pulitzer Prize
“I sort of want to set my next play on one of views on Saturday at Here finalist for “Painting Churches” and “Pride’s
these decks, on Midsummer Night’s Eve,” she Arts Center. Crossing.”
said, explaining that it would be “about a group Set among three generations of a family on Even so, she freely admits that she is Pip-
of old people getting together and whooping it the Massachusetts coast as a lethal hurricane er. But she says that it is not her husband but
up. Because nobody does that. Dear Beckett approaches, the play is partly a meditation her father — the broadcast journalist Quincy
has written about old age, but never a woman.” on climate change. The more personal storm Howe, who died in 1977 — who is Ashton Sleep-
This is the phase of life that Howe has that’s bearing down concerns the vulnerable er, the old man adrift.
reached: She sticks close to home because her patriarch, a poet named Ashton Sleeper who LAURA COLLINS-HUGHES


A Swingin’ Time With the Divine One of Jazz Editor’s Row

For Ella Fitzgerald, jazz singing in the ’50s for her new label, Mer- THE GENIUS OF JANE AUSTEN: Her Love
was a way to wallow in joy; Billie Queen of Bebop cury. The flirty “Make Yourself of Theatre and Why She Works in Holly-
Holiday used it to confront her Comfortable,” the author writes, wood, by Paula Byrne. (Harper Perennial,
grief. And to Sarah Vaughan, it was The Musical Lives “reflected postwar views on do- paper, $16.99.) Playwrights and actors
a nirvana where everything was of Sarah Vaughan mesticity and the acceptable role who mocked social norms helped Austen
learn to make her material amusing and
possible and nothing went wrong. By Elaine M. Hayes of women.” To Hayes, “How Im- to give it critical punch, this study shows.
The legendary vocalist, who died 419 pp. Ecco/HarperCollins. $27.99. portant Can It Be” (“That I tasted THE WIDOW NASH, by Jamie Harrison.
in 1990, had a chocolate-mousse other lips?/That was long before (Counterpoint, $26.) This debut novel fea-
contralto that dipped into bass ter- you came to me/With the wonder tures a clever and adventurous protago-
ritory and soared to birdlike highs. a major company, Decca, in 1945, of your kiss”) was “a story line in nist who must determine what happened
Vaughan improvised extrava- when Vaughan was recording for harmony with contemporary gen- to her father’s fortune after his suicide.
gantly melodic lines. She heard all tiny New York jazz labels. der roles and sexual mores.” THE UNDERGROUND RIVER, by Martha
the harmonic choices in a chord Vaughan herself said she hat- Hayes goes on to write of how Conway. (Touchstone, $26.99.) In this sus-
and breezed through them at will. ed being categorized. What she Vaughan’s singles “helped set the penseful novel, a young seamstress for
Her voice had the textures and col- wanted most, it seems, was to sing stage for the advances of the civil a theater company that travels the Ohio
ors of an orchestra. And she swung. with musicians she liked and feel rights movement,” but the sing- River on a flatboat becomes involved in
Her nicknames, “Sassy” and the love of a good man. er’s racial significance is more ferrying infants born into bondage.
“the Divine One,” suggest the vast Vaughan’s singing went on fa- that of a high-achieving, abun- SCANDINAVIANS: In Search of the Soul
range of her musical personality, bled display in 1942, when she won dantly talented black woman who of the North, by Robert Ferguson. (Over-
from playful coyness to diva hau- the Apollo Theater’s renowned inspired by example. look, $35.) Ferguson, a British expatriate
who has lived for 30 years in Norway,
teur. She sang about love, but it amateur contest in Harlem. The The singer’s main battles were has written a delightful exploration of the
had not been good to her, and she pianist Earl Hines hired her to join romantic. She kept inviting the myth of the brooding Scandinavian.
avoided revelation; Vaughan took his band, which included Charlie men she fell for to manage her, JANE AUSTEN AT HOME, by Lucy Worsley.
an instrumental approach with Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, two of which caused problems. In 1958, (St. Martin’s, $29.99.) A BBC presenter
even the most candid lyrics. the budding masterminds of bop. she married Clyde B. Atkins, an ebulliently describes Austen’s many
Vaughan gave “Send In the Vaughan absorbed their inno- abusive charlatan who gambled homes and residences, and speculates on
Clowns,” from Stephen Sond- vations, adding to them her beau- away her money. She lived in the her motives and emotions.
heim’s “A Little Night Music,” the tiful sound. What she lacked was ’70s with Marshall Fisher, who got WELCOME: A Mo Willems Guide for New
sweep of grand opera. The open- spelled out in a review: “She is not her faltering career back on track. Arrivals, written and illustrated by Mo
ing of her version is as hymnlike exactly handsome to look at.” But in 1978, Vaughan switched to a Willems. (Hyperion, $15.99; all ages.)
as a funeral dirge. Later, her voice Enter the trumpeter George giddy romance, then a brief mar- Designed as a gag instruction manual for
trembles as she sings, “no one is Treadwell, Vaughan’s Svenga- riage, with a much younger man, the ride a baby is about to take through
there.” Reaching the climactic li and first husband. Seeing her the trumpeter Waymon Reed, life, this book appeals to pre-verbal
phrase, “maybe next year,” she in- potential, he invested in a com- whom friends described as con- infants at the same time as it offers wise
tones it with a gospel fervor. plete makeover — coiffure, teeth trolling and violent. and reassuring words to parents.
QUESTIONS ASKED, by Jostein Gaarder.
“Queen of Bebop: The Musical straightening, gowns — and guid- In 1989, she learned she had Illustrated by Akin Duzakin. Translated by
Lives of Sarah Vaughan,” by Elaine ed her into the spotlight. lung cancer. At the Blue Note in Don Bartlett. (Elsewhere, $14; ages 5 and
M. Hayes, a Seattle-based jazz his- Treadwell, Hayes adds, had New York, where she sang for up.) This gem by a Norwegian novelist,
torian, provides a graceful doctoral a “savvy understanding” of the the last time, her voice sounded illustrated with sweet, spectral art, is a
dissertation, sensitive to Vaughan’s fact that audiences of the day, magically untouched. She died six simple list of big questions all of us should
technical gifts and the develop- especially white ones, “needed months later at the age of 66. ask about life and how best to live it.
ment of her art. But it goes awry Vaughan to seem silent, submis- Vaughan’s true legacy was JUST FLY AWAY, by Andrew McCarthy.
in its bid to politicize her as a civil sive, powerless and not disruptive summed up to me by the jazz sing- (Algonquin, $17.95; ages 12 and up.) A
rights and feminist groundbreaker. so that, ironically enough, they er Dianne Reeves, who recalled 15-year-old girl is outraged to learn that
Hayes calls Vaughan “the first could hear her voice, with its vital- her first response to Vaughan: she has a half brother living in the same
vocalist to introduce bebop sing- ity, humanity, beauty and ability to “You mean, there are those kinds town, the result of her father’s brief affair.
ing to the world”; but that crown is challenge racial boundaries.” of possibilities?” The full reviews of these and other
better worn by Fitzgerald, who re- Hayes overtheorizes the feath- On that score, “Queen of Bebop” recent books are on the web:
leased her first bop single through erweight hits Vaughan recorded leaves no doubt. JAMES GAVIN

Paperback Row

NOBODY: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, London, by Kate Summerscale. (Penguin, $17.) In bolstered by a smidgen of theoretical physics.”
From Ferguson to Flint and Beyond, by Marc Lamont 1895, 13-year-old Robert Coombes and his younger UNFORBIDDEN PLEASURES, by Adam Phillips. (Pic-
Hill. (Atria, $16.) Hill analyzes such high-profile brother were traipsing alone around East London. ador, $16.) In a series of essays, Phillips, a British
deaths as Michael Brown’s, Sandra Bland’s and Days later, their mother was found dead, and Rob- psychoanalyst, explores the meaning and the role
Trayvon Martin’s to explore a system of negligence ert was sent to one of England’s most infamous of everyday indulgences in contemporary life.
and indifference. The state has effectively aban- prisons. Summerscale reconstructs the case and its While others focus on the taboo, Phillips writes,
doned those whom Hill calls “Nobodies”: people aftermath with forensic care. “the seekers of unforbidden pleasures may know
marked as black, brown, immigrant, queer. DARK MATTER, by Blake Crouch. (Broadway, $16.) something about pleasure that has never occurred
LOSING IT, by Emma Rathbone. (Riverhead, $16.) After he is violently kidnapped, Jason, a married to the transgressive.”
Julia, the heroine of Rathbone’s novel, is 26, profes- professor in Chicago, awakes as a different man en- SWEET LAMB OF HEAVEN, by Lydia Millet. (Norton,
sionally adrift and — most vexing of all — still a vir- tirely: His wife is not his wife, his child has not been $15.95.) After her daughter, Lena, is born, Anna
gin. During previous opportunities, she always de- born, and he is working on a brilliant project. As begins hearing streams of voices — both foreign
murred, certain that a better one would come along, Jason’s various selves confront one another and he and English, and not violent — a hallucination that
but now, “my virginity composed about 99 percent embarks on multiple paths, he must grapple with resists diagnosis. When her marriage dissolves, she
of my thought traffic.” When she goes to live with the question of which of his lives is real. Crouch and Lena escape from Alaska, where they were liv-
her aunt, her quest to finally have a sexual encoun- draws on disparate influences in his thriller, which ing, to a hotel in Maine; but when her husband con-
ter is complicated by a family member’s revelation. the reviewer for The New York Times, Andrew siders a political run, they must constantly evade
THE WICKED BOY: An Infamous Murder in Victorian O’Hehir, called “alternate-universe science fiction his reach. Joumana Khatib



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16 17 18 19 20
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5 Wears 52 French word at me?” [4]
between two
10 Pioneer in computer surnames 88 Where It. is 29 30 31 32 33 34
chess 53 Intl. commerce grp. 89 Inverse trig function 35 36 37 38 39 40 41
13 Channel setting on 54 Banded gemstones 91 Agcy. that oversaw
many airport TVs plants 42 43 44 45 46
16 Gets cheeky with? 55 Bert who sang “If I 92 Ones “from Mars” 47 48 49 50 51 52 53
Only Had the Nerve”
18 Act on a sudden itch 93 Inits. in some 54 55 56 57 58 59
to be hitched 57 Poor People’s parlors
Campaign organizer,
19 Fit for service for short 94 American-born 60 61 62 63 64
20 It may be seeded 59 Frequent Bosch Jordanian queen 65 66 67
21 Even (with) setting 95 “Shoo!” 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75
22 Roger who battled 60 Capital 98 Org. behind the
13-Across accumulation Human Genome 76 77 78 79 80
23 Utter 61 Dance craze of the Project 81 82 83 84 85 86 87
25 Cut, Paste and Print 2010s 99 Lewis ____, 1848 88 89 90 91 92
27 Degree in math? 63 “____ and animals are candidate for 93 94 95 96 97 98 99
free” (party slogan
28 Mountain ____ in “1984”) president
29 Copse makeup 65 “____ Mine” (George 100 11th-century 100 101 102 103 104
30 Title character in a Harrison book) campaign [4] 105 106 107 108 109 110 111
1943 French novella 66 Like some lawyers’ 103 Put in stitches 112 113 114 115 116
[6] work [4] 105 Like the Salt Lake
35 Zap 67 Musical talent Bees baseball team 117 118 119 120
37 Pedagogic org. 68 Cartographer 106 Decoration for an 121 122 123 124
39 Vote for 71 Try to sink one’s R.A.F. pilot
40 Pacific capital teeth into 107 “Will you let me 7 Band member’s time 38 Color of el mar 7/23/17
41 N.F.L.’s Jaguars, on 72 Cheap cooking have a taste?” to shine 82 1940 Disney release
scoreboards implement 112 Clothing associated 8 In public 45 Butt
42 Sugar suffix 76 Like, forever with Hillary Clinton 9 Monster’s moniker 48 Flowers native to 83 Swamp swimmer
damp woods
43 1990 Literature 77 Steely Dan’s best- 115 “Same here” 85 Woman who
took a “roll in ze
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44 Toner cartridge 78 Naval noncoms highways 11 “Don’t ____ hero!” it” Frankenstein”
contents 80 E’erlasting 117 Cooperation 12 Nightshade family 50 Totally LOL-worthy 87 Pulling off bank jobs
46 Is from ancient 81 ____ one-eighty 118 They begin trading, member [5] 51 Dave of jazz [4] [5]
Rome? 82 Bleeping for short 13 Prized possession [5] 56 Supermodel Lima 90 Teddy Roosevelt
47 The Big Pineapple [4] government org.? 119 Frankincense, e.g. 14 Home of the 58 Certain fire sign targets
120 Singer of a famous Gallatin Sch. of 59 Like the Greek god 96 Much-swiped item
OL AV S P J S NE BS POSH bath time song Individualized Study Pan
NA D I RS HA I E RL E A P I AN 121 Crooked 15 Take home 62 Flip out 97 Short trailer
L I VE I T DO WN WR EN YE SN O 99 Borgia who was an
ANA T Y I NAN DY AN G D RA KE 122 Barack Obama’s 17 Unit around one 63 One leading the illegitimate son of
N I N LM AO FR ON D B I A L Y S mother foot? exercises, for short? Pope Alexander VI
DE TR A I N W E I RD EA RN 123 Sturm und ____ 19 Spending [4] 101 Took a breather
AO NE RE I N K K N I T T I N G 124 Garner 23 Mich. neighbor 64 Singer Bonnie
SE GU E F RA NK BE TO FO E 66 Sandwich inits. 102 Message from the
OL EG DO RR SO LA R ADA MN 24 Mater ____
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COC KT A I L L OUNG ES 1 Like some radios office work, ingredients 108 Grp. with a mission
I N FU N T OW E L ED CO ST NE R informally [5] 69 Guinea pig relative 109 “Sure, sign me up!”
WA L T Z AS ADA KN EW MO AN 2 “Born Sinner” 31 “Wasn’t that 70 Fruity spirit [6]
rapper J. ____
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EP OS CR UE T I LO ST I T near the Equator [4] sort [7] 111 What’s lost in
ST I V ES PH ON Y S PA R A N I 4 Guarantee 33 Move to protect the 74 Long range “Paradise Lost”
A I DA N S EE AD OC TO R E RT E king, say 75 Bright lights 112 Rabbit’s foot
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Answers to this puzzle will appear in next Sunday’s TimesDigest, and in next Sunday’s New York Times.




The Bogus Voter-Fraud Commission The Mogul’s Mooch

The truth can’t be repeated often enough: The pretty rich coming from a man who refuses to President Trump has finally found a courtier
Presidential Advisory Commission on Election release his tax returns. It’s also specious. The who can give him the respect he craves.
Integrity, which met for the first time last week, data on fraud allegations have been analyzed A wealthy mini-me Manhattan bro with wol-
is a sham and a scam. It was born out of a mar- for years, and have confirmed what election fy smile and slick coif who will say anything
riage of convenience between anti-voter-fraud officials from both parties report from experi- and flip any position. A self-promoter and mas-
crusaders, who refuse to accept actual data, and ence: Voter fraud is extremely rare, and in-per- ter salesman who doesn’t mind pushing a bad
a president who refuses to accept that he lost son fraud, the only kind that can be caught by product — and probably sees it as more fun.
the popular vote fair and square. those voter-ID laws, is essentially nonexistent. Trump has struck gold, or Goldman Sachs,
It is run by some of the most determined If the commission were serious about improv- with his appointment of Wall Street hedge fund
vote suppressors, the kind who try to throw ing confidence in elections, it would focus on real guy and cable TV diva Anthony Scaramucci as
out voter registrations for being printed on in- problems like aging voting machines, hourslong White House communications director.
sufficiently thick paper or who release reports lines at the polls and cyberattacks by hostile na- The Mogul and the Mooch is a tender love
on noncitizen voting that are titled “Alien In- tions. Instead it plans to rely on tools like the In- story with dramatic implications for the im-
vasion” and illustrated with images of U.F.O.s. terstate Crosscheck System, a notoriously inac- ploding White House. They have so much in
Its purpose is to undermine the public’s confi- curate antifraud data program championed by common beyond an addiction to hair product.
dence enough to push through policies and prac- Kris Kobach, the commission’s vice chairman. Both enjoy stirring the pot and shifting polit-
tices that make registration and voting harder, The program compares voter rolls to identify ical loyalties. (Both had high praise for Hillary
if not impossible, for groups of people who tend people who register and vote in multiple states, Clinton.) They savor counterpunching, espe-
to vote Democratic. At least seven lawsuits have but for every double-voter it finds, it returns 200 cially in donnybrooks with CNN. Trump was
been filed against it; dozens of states have re- false positives. That is, it’s wrong 99 percent of taken with Scaramucci’s win in getting CNN to
jected some or all of its bumbling, and possibly the time. But this hasn’t stopped Kobach, who, retract a story linking him to a Russian invest-
illegal, requests for voter data; and thousands as Kansas’ secretary of state, has been a pro- ment fund supposedly under Senate investiga-
of voters have dropped their names from state moter of restrictive voting laws. Called “the tion. Three reporters lost their jobs.
rolls, with most telling officials they didn’t trust Javert of voter fraud” by a Kansas newspaper, The Mogul and the Mooch have the same defi-
the commission or were upset to find out how he has secured nine convictions for double vot- nition of loyalty. Trump made it clear in an inter-
much of their personal information was public. ing, most of them older Republican men. view with Michael Schmidt, Maggie Haberman
At the meeting last week, the commissioners Last week, Kobach was asked whether Hil- and Peter Baker of The Times that he was hurt
repeated their baseless claims about hordes of lary Clinton had won the popular vote. “We may by Jeff Sessions, calling his attorney general’s
noncitizens, former felons, dead people and never know the answer to that question,” he decision to recuse himself on the Russia investi-
other ineligible voters storming polling sta- replied. (We do; she did.) So why do he and his gation “very unfair to the president.”
tions. President Trump dropped by to attack team continue to pursue their campaign? Either And Politico reported about Scaramucci: “A
the state officials who have refused to turn they know it’s all a lie but want to increase Re- few years ago, while interviewing PR firms, he
over voter data. “If any state does not want publican electoral chances, or they actually be- was blunt about what he was looking for, ac-
to share this information, one has to wonder lieve their paranoid fantasies. It’s hard to know cording to one person present for the meeting.
what they’re worried about,” he said. That’s which poses the bigger danger to democracy. During the 90-minute meeting, Scaramucci
told this person: ‘I need someone who’s pre-
For Good Jobs, Look Beyond the Rust pared to go to the mat and lie for me.’ ”
Sean Spicer had the impossible task of de-
fending a president who didn’t believe in tell-
President Trump’s pledges to revive the “rust- tain more than 142,000 jobs in the last fiscal year. ing the truth to a press fixated on the presi-
ed-out factories scattered like tombstones” Manufacturing USA is another success- dent’s lying. He was impersonated by a wom-
that he mourned at his inauguration ignore the ful public-private venture in Trump’s budget an on “Saturday Night Live” and put up with
promise American manufacturing holds. cross hairs. It is a network of manufacturing Steve Bannon calling him fat. But somehow
The good news is that American manufac- technology centers overseen by federal agen- Spicer’s red line was the hiring of Scaramucci,
turing output is the highest in its history. The cies, which speed up development of technol- which signaled his own diminished power.
bad news is that automation and technology ogies and processes needed to develop prod- Also worried were White House Chief of
have allowed the value of manufacturing to ucts. One example: strong but lightweight car- Staff Reince Priebus and Bannon, who, accord-
grow ever higher with fewer and fewer em- bon fiber that could change how cars are made, ing to Politico, “confronted Anthony Scaramuc-
ployees. Trump should be driving government sharply increasing fuel economy and safety. ci in the West Wing on Friday morning, threat-
to foster more of the jobs that are offering In 2014, the Department of Labor, the A.F.L.- ening to block the financier’s appointment.”
working Americans the wages ($26 an hour on C.I.O. and the Wisconsin Regional Training But at the White House podium Friday, the
average), benefits and middle-class mobility Partnership, along with manufacturers, devel- Mooch showed he knew the point of his job was
that manufacturing giants once provided. oped the Industrial Manufacturing Technician not communicating with the reporters assem-
Half of the American-made products dis- Apprenticeship, which provides workers with bled before him. The point was communicating
played on the White House lawn for the “Made 2,700 hours of on-the-job training and 260 hours with the needy egomaniac in the Oval Office.
in America Product Showcase” on Monday were with technical college instructors, to learn sub- “I love the president and I’m very, very loyal
built by beneficiaries of a program that faces an jects like specifications compliance, blueprint to the president,” Scaramucci said. “And I love
uncertain future, thanks to proposed cuts to the reading and mathematics, letting them move in- the mission that the president has.”
Commerce Department budget. With a budget to higher-paying jobs. Jobs in renewable energy But a change in communications personnel
of only $130 million, the program, the Manufac- and energy efficiency are growing, but Trump will not solve the central problem for Trump. He
turing Extension Partnership, operates centers has been silent on efforts to increase them, and doesn’t understand that Robert Mueller is not
that help develop new products, plan expan- the Energy Department is slated for some of the a contractor he’s in a dispute with, someone he
sions and find cost savings. It served more than deepest budget cuts of any federal department. can intimidate and wear down and threaten and
25,000 small and midsize manufacturers last For “Made in America” to move from nostal- bleed out. Bringing in another New York deal
year. It’s been estimated that manufacturers ad- gia to accomplishment, Trump should be ex- maker won’t help him understand the existen-
vised by partnership centers helped create or re- panding these efforts, not starving them. tial threat he faces in Washington from Mueller.


Best Round Sets a Record, but the Day Is Spieth’s In Brief

SOUTHPORT, England — Sat- ROUND 3 LEADERS who greeted the two Americans Froome Eyes 4th Title
urday morning at the British as if they were their own.
Open belonged to Branden Grace, Rank Name To Par Total As he has since his first practice Chris Froome, 32, all but
a South African who became the 1 Jordan Spieth -11 199 round here, Spieth, 23, who turned wrapped up his fourth Tour
Matt Kuchar
first man to shoot a 62 in a major 2 Austin Connelly -8 202 pro in 2012, walked like a man in de France title after finishing
championship. T3 Brooks Koepka -5 205 a trance, so engrossed in the task third on Saturday in Stage 20
Grace’s eight-under-par score T5 Branden Grace -4 206 at hand that nothing but the voice — a 22.5-kilometer time trial in
at Royal Birkdale was a sublime T5 Hideki Matsuyama -4 206 of his caddie, Michael Greller, Marseille. Only the largely cer-
individual performance, but no pierced his reverie. emonial stage into Paris along
more breathtaking than the work ka, the reigning United States But when Spieth reached for a the Champs-Élysées on Sunday
of the final twosome, Jordan Spi- Open champion, posted a 68. They yardage book in his back pocket stands between Froome and the
eth and Matt Kuchar, who shot a were one stroke ahead of Grace to download some data into the title. (Agence France-Presse)
combined nine under. and Hideki Matsuyama (66). computer that is his mind, Kuchar
Spieth, who has held at least “It was a day where you had to managed to get his attention. West Wins All-Star Game
a share of the lead since the first be aggressive,” said Spieth, who Kuchar, 39, a companionable ri-
Maya Moore scored 23 points,
round, carded a 65 for a 54-hole to- put together a bogey-free round val, commented on the cinematic Nneka Ogwumike added 22, and
tal of 11-under 199. He has a three- with a little help from his putter. splendor of the stage they occu-
stroke lead over Kuchar, who post- A day that dawned warm and pied as the last group on the third the West outlasted the East,
130-121, in Seattle. Sue Bird fin-
ed a 66 to earn his first spot in a final sunny over Royal Birkdale turned day of a British Open at a course
pairing on the Sunday of a major. cooler and wet near the end. Un- viewed by many as the finest that ished with a game-record 11 as-
The next-closest challeng- der a pewter sky, Kuchar and golf-proud England has to offer. sists. Moore was named the most
ers, Austin Connelly and Brooks Spieth reached the 18th green “This is pretty cool,” Kuchar valuable player for the second
Koepka, are three strokes behind with their approaches, then be- said he had told Spieth. “We consecutive All-Star Game. (AP)
Kuchar. Connelly, a 20-year-old gan walking toward grandstands should soak it in for a second.”
from Texas, carded a 66, and Koep- filled mostly with British fans — KAREN CROUSE Rookie Tops Nascar Race
The 19-year-old rookie Wil-
Ideal Conditions Engender Masterpiece at British Open liam Byron bobbed and weaved
through the final two laps and
held off Paul Menard to win the
SOUTHPORT, England — four over. He Grace’s approach came to rest off Nascar Xfinity Series race at In-
Branden Grace capitalized on per- will take a tie the green. But he putted to inside dianapolis. The victory margin of
fect morning conditions on Satur- for fifth with six feet and made a par that was 0.108 seconds was the narrowest
day at the British Open to record Hideki Mat- anything but routine to separate in race history. (AP)
the lowest score ever in a men’s suyama, the himself from the 31 men — most re-
major championship: a 62 in the world No. 2, in- cently, the American Justin Thom- A.L. SCORES
third round at Royal Birkdale. to Sunday’s fi- as in the third round of last month’s FRIDAY’S LATE GAMES
On the front nine, Grace, a native nal round. The United States Open — who have Kansas City 7, Chicago White Sox 6,
of South Africa, shot his age, 29, and Branden leader, Jordan posted scores of 63 in a major. 10 innings
he did not look back for the rest of Grace Spieth, shot a Grace said he had no idea he was Boston 6, L.A. Angels 2
his eight-under-par round. In 2014, 65 to finish at on a record pace. It was only after Yankees 5, Seattle 1
South Korea’s Kim Hyo-joo opened 11 under after he made his par putt that his cad- N.L. SCORES
with a 61 at the Evian Champion- playing with Matt Kuchar, who die, Zack Rasego, told him he had FRIDAY’S LATE GAMES
ship, and three other women have shot a 66 and, at eight under, re- just played his way into the history Pittsburgh 13, Colorado 5
posted scores of 62 in majors. mained Spieth’s closest rival. books. Grace’s response, he said, Arizona 6, Washington 5
Grace, whose highest finish in a On the par-5 17th hole, Grace was, “What are you talking about?” Atlanta 12, L.A. Dodgers 3
major has been third place at the found the green in two and “I was just in the zone, taking it San Diego 12, San Francisco 9, 11 innings
2015 P.G.A. Championship, start- two-putted for his eighth birdie hole by hole,” Grace added. San Francisco 5, San Diego 4, 12 innings
ed the day tied for 45th place at of the round. On the par-4 18th, KAREN CROUSE Chicago Cubs 3, St. Louis 2
WEATHER Houston 94/ 76 0.87 91/ 78 T 96/ 76 S Cape Town 63/ 45 0 65/ 42 S 66/ 48 S
Kansas City 98/ 81 0 92/ 68 PC 90/ 70 PC Dublin 64/ 48 0.01 67/ 56 PC 72/ 53 PC
High/low temperatures for the 21 hours ended at 4 p.m. Los Angeles 85/ 67 0 85/ 68 PC 82/ 67 PC Geneva 81/ 59 0.01 76/ 57 PC 65/ 55 T
yesterday, Eastern time, and precipitation (in inches) for Miami 91/ 77 0.05 91/ 79 T 92/ 80 PC Hong Kong 93/ 83 0.37 87/ 81 T 90/ 81 Sh
the 18 hours ended at 1 p.m. yesterday. Expected condi- Mpls.-St. Paul 90/ 71 0.05 79/ 60 PC 81/ 65 PC Kingston 93/ 82 0.05 92/ 81 PC 92/ 81 PC
tions for today and tomorrow. New York City 91/ 78 0 83/ 70 C 77/ 67 T Lima 70/ 56 0 71/ 60 PC 70/ 59 PC
Weather conditions: C-clouds, F-fog, H-haze, I-ice, Orlando 90/ 72 0.40 87/ 73 T 90/ 74 T London 65/ 55 0.30 69/ 56 T 70/ 56 PC
PC-partly cloudy, R-rain, S-sun, Sh-showers, Sn-snow, SS- Philadelphia 93/ 80 0.20 85/ 74 T 89/ 72 T Madrid 91/ 64 0 94/ 67 S 92/ 63 S
snow showers, T-thunderstorms, Tr-trace, W-windy. Phoenix 107/ 84 0 97/ 79 T 93/ 80 T Mexico City 76/ 56 0.04 74/ 58 PC 74/ 58 PC
Salt Lake City 98/ 76 0.05 98/ 77 PC 97/ 75 S Montreal 77/ 63 0 76/ 57 PC 65/ 56 Sh
San Francisco 79/ 56 0 74/ 57 PC 74/ 58 PC Moscow 70/ 48 0 69/ 53 PC 71/ 55 PC
Yesterday Today Tomorrow Seattle 83/ 63 0 77/ 57 PC 81/ 59 S Nassau 91/ 82 0 92/ 82 S 91/ 82 PC
Albuquerque 95/ 67 0.04 87/ 66 T 86/ 67 T St. Louis 107/ 85 0 98/ 74 PC 93/ 72 PC Paris 68/ 61 0.18 73/ 58 R 70/ 58 Sh
Atlanta 91/ 74 Tr 91/ 73 T 89/ 73 T Washington 96/ 80 0.68 91/ 77 T 93/ 77 PC Prague 82/ 64 0 77/ 55 T 72/ 56 T
Boise 95/ 60 0 98/ 68 PC 99/ 68 PC FOREIGN CITIES Rio de Janeiro 75/ 66 0 79/ 66 S 80/ 66 S
Boston 83/ 75 0 75/ 63 PC 68/ 60 R Rome 86/ 73 0 87/ 69 PC 84/ 69 PC
Buffalo 76/ 68 Tr 80/ 65 R 75/ 60 PC Yesterday Today Tomorrow Santiago 52/ 45 0.01 56/ 42 Sh 59/ 41 S
Charlotte 95/ 76 0 96/ 75 PC 92/ 73 T Acapulco 94/ 79 0.07 89/ 79 PC 86/ 79 PC Stockholm 70/ 54 0.02 69/ 47 PC 71/ 51 Sh
Chicago 86/ 71 Tr 87/ 66 PC 76/ 62 PC Athens 93/ 75 0 95/ 78 S 95/ 77 S Sydney 66/ 44 0 72/ 50 S 68/ 48 S
Cleveland 84/ 74 0.25 85/ 68 T 81/ 65 PC Beijing 83/ 73 0 83/ 74 C 83/ 73 R Tokyo 90/ 77 0 88/ 81 T 92/ 81 W
Dallas-Ft. Worth 99/ 80 0 98/ 80 PC 98/ 79 T Berlin 81/ 63 0.38 76/ 57 T 76/ 60 PC Toronto 75/ 70 0.12 77/ 62 T 73/ 59 Sh
Denver 89/ 61 0.05 90/ 64 T 94/ 65 S Buenos Aires 64/ 50 0 63/ 53 Sh 61/ 48 R Vancouver 72/ 61 Tr 73/ 58 PC 76/ 59 S
Detroit 88/ 74 0.05 84/ 66 T 79/ 61 PC Cairo 95/ 77 0 96/ 76 S 99/ 77 S Warsaw 81/ 63 0 79/ 63 T 77/ 62 PC


In a Sprinter’s Mighty Gallop, a Surprise Hitch KEEPING SCORE

Sundays No Walk
DALLAS — Usain Bolt of Jamai-
ca appeared on a video screen,
sprinting in slow motion through In Park for Mets
the final half of a 100-meter race.
Each stride covered nine feet, his There’s a romantic comedy from
feet striking the track and rising 1963, “Sunday in New York,” with a
so rapidly that his heels did not bubbly, Sinatra-style theme song
touch the ground. that’s played over the sound sys-
Bolt is the fastest sprinter in tem before the Mets take the field
history, the world-record holder for their Sunday home games.
at 100 and 200 meters and the only These lyrics catch fans’ ears:
person to win both events at three If you’ve got troubles,
Olympics. Yet as he approaches his Just take them out for a walk.
31st birthday and retirement this They’ll burst like bubbles
summer, scientists are still trying In the fun of a Sunday in New York!
to understand how Bolt achieved Sunday in New York may be a
his unprecedented speed. COOPER NEILL FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES; RIGHT, ring-a-ding thing, but not so much
Last month, researchers here DOUG MILLS/THE NEW YORK TIMES at Citi Field. The Mets are 2-6 at
at Southern Methodist University, Peter Weyand is studying elite sprinters home to date, compared with a
among the leading experts on the like Usain Bolt at an S.M.U. laboratory. Sunday road record of 3-4. They’ve
biomechanics of sprinting, said been outscored, 59-24, at home,
they found something unexpect- including some of their toughest-
ed during video examination of championships in London. ing the ground with a greater force to-sit-through losses in 2017: 7-0, to
Bolt’s stride: His right leg appears Could Bolt, with a more balanced than others in relation to their body Miami; 12-5, to the Los Angeles An-
to strike the track with 13 percent stride, have run faster than 9.58 weight, and for a shorter time. For gels; 11-1, to Pittsburgh; 7-1, to Phil-
more peak force than his left leg. seconds at 100 meters? “That’s the Olympic-caliber sprinters, that adelphia; and 13-4, to Colorado.
And with each stride, his left leg re- million-dollar question,” said Peter peak force can equal five times As those scores suggest, pitching
mains on the ground about 14 per- Weyand, director of the S.M.U. lab. their body weight, providing lift has been troublesome for the Mets
cent longer than his right leg. It could be that Bolt has natural- and propulsion to begin the next on Sundays, and not only in expect-
This runs counter to conven- ly settled into his stride to accom- stride. Bolt is 6 feet 5 inches and ed ways, such as a good pitcher
tional wisdom that an uneven modate the effects of scoliosis. weighs about 205 pounds. His peak having a bad day. On May 7, the day
stride slows a runner down. The condition curved his spine to force can surpass 1,000 pounds. of the 7-0 loss, someone named Ad-
The team at S.M.U.’s Locomotor the right and made his right leg Peak impact force is delivered am Wilk was brought up from Class
Performance Laboratory is study- half an inch shorter than his left, within three-hundredths of a sec- AAA to fill in for a suspended Matt
ing Bolt’s stride as he prepares according to his autobiography. ond, or 30 milliseconds, of striking Harvey. Although it “was billed as
for what he said would be his fi- In a 2000 study, Weyand, then the track. Laurence Ryan, a phys- a major league baseball game,” Ty-
nal performances, in the 100 me- working with a team at Harvard, icist in the S.M.U. lab, calls that ler Kepner wrote in The New York
ters and 4x100-meter relay next determined that elite sprinters period “30 milliseconds to glory.” Times, “it was something closer to
month at the world track and field gained maximum speed by strik- JERÉ LONGMAN consumer fraud.” Or, to paraphrase
the Bible, on the seventh day, the
Fatherhood and Illness Rearrange Pitcher’s Priorities Mets wrested money from fans.
If I’m obsessing over the team’s
dispiriting record on Sundays,
HARTFORD, Conn. — Chad experiences, both with emotional cancer, and that night, in the it’s because I share, with three
Bettis did not choose to receive a impact: fatherhood and cancer. shower, he discovered a lump. friends, a 20-game Sunday tick-
diagnosis of testicular cancer — Since his diagnosis, Bettis has Bettis had surgery soon after et plan at Citi Field. It’s a partial
not on his first wedding anniver- been outspoken in raising aware- his diagnosis, and blood tests and season-ticket plan that entitles us
sary, not with his first child on the ness about CT scans suggested no need for to two tickets for each of 20 home
On way, not after his best his illness, the chemotherapy or radiation. But a games. Thirteen of our games are
scan in March revealed enlarged
most common
on Sundays. When we divided up
season as a starting
BaseBall pitcher for the Colo- form of cancer lymph nodes, which meant that the 2017 games, I took 10, seven of
Tyler rado Rockies. That is for males ages the cancer had spread. He started them on Sundays. I’ve been to four
Kepner just what happened. 15 to 35. He has chemotherapy on March 20. On so far and all ended with L’s.
But when his doctor befriended March 29, Kristina went into labor. So call me a glutton for punish-
called with the news in November, Pittsburgh At home in Arizona for much of ment, but I’ll be at Citi Field this
while he and his wife, Kristina, starter James- Chad Bettis his recovery, Bettis has seen his Sunday when the Mets play the
were celebrating, they figured on Taillon, who daughter’s first smile. His final Oakland Athletics. Sure, I could
they could make one decision. had surgery chemo treatment was on May 16. use the Mets’ ticket exchange to
“ ‘Let’s not get sad — we caught for testicular cancer in May and He said doctors had told him that avoid another potential day of un-
this early, we can get through it,’ ” returned to the Pirates without there was at least a 90 percent rest, but I gotta believe that light-
Kristina said they told each other. needing chemotherapy. chance that the cancer would not ning can’t strike a fifth time.
Bettis, 28, made the second For Bettis, his recovery will be return. On Tuesday, his fastball As for a song to replace “Sunday
appearance of his comeback on forever intertwined with the birth reached 94 miles per hour. in New York,” how about “Sunday
Tuesday, for the Class AA Hart- of his daughter, Everleigh. “I feel like I’m enjoying base- Will Never Be the Same”? “Sunday
ford Yard Goats, facing 12 hitters When Kristina’s obstetrician ball much more than what I had Bloody Sunday”? “Never on Sun-
over nearly three innings. advised a routine breast exam been before,” Bettis said. “And re- day”? Just don’t ask for “Sunday in
In 2016, his seventh profession- for any lumps that might develop ally, it’s just because of having to the Park With George”; fans might
al season, Bettis went 14-8. But during pregnancy, that made go through everything. I kind of hear that as an invitation to Yankee
the off-season brought two new Chad wonder about testicular found out where baseball stood.” Stadium. STUART ELLIOTT

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