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FROM THE PAGES OF 8pm in New York

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2017 FROM THE PAGES OF © 2017 The New York Times
Tax Plan Could Net Lobbyists $1 Billion U.S. REACHING OUT

WASHINGTON — The sweep- clients to get out in front of any promise to “drain the swamp” TO NORTH KOREA
ing tax rewrite unveiled by Pres- changes. in the nation’s capital, partly by
ident Trump and Republican law- “You’re either going to be at the taking on special interests. But ON NUCLEAR TESTS
makers this past week leaves ma- table, or you’re going to be on the there is perhaps no federal law
ny of the details to Congress, but table,” said former Rep. Thomas that has been lobbied as assid-
two sentences in the nine-page M. Reynolds, R-N.Y., who served uously as the tax code. Its thou-
framework have Washington on the tax-writing Ways and sands of pages contain countless BEIJING — The Trump adminis-
lobbyists salivating over a pay- Means Committee and is now a provisions inserted at the behest tration acknowledged Saturday that
day that some industry experts lobbyist at Holland & Knight fo- of specific groups that have an in- it was in direct communication with
predict could top $1 billion. cusing on tax issues. Most busi- terest in protecting their benefits. the government of North Korea over
Tucked away on Page 8, the nesses that could be affected by “People have been expecting its missile and nuclear tests, seeking
sentences refer vaguely to plans the tax overhaul “will not have to this all year. But the feeling that a possible way forward beyond the
to repeal or roll back “numerous” be encouraged to engage,” Reyn- specific provisions could be put in escalating threats of a military con-
exclusions and deductions, and olds said. play is now more real, and all of frontation from both sides.
to “modernize” tax rules affect- The spike in tax-related lob- those provisions have a constitu- “We are probing, so stay tuned,”
ing specific industries “to ensure bying is already well underway, ency and a lobbyist,” said Randolf Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson
that the tax code better reflects prompted by Trump’s cam- H. Hardock, a tax lobbyist at Da- said, when pressed about how he
economic reality and that such paign-trail pledge that funda- vis & Harman. might begin a conversation with Kim
rules provide little opportunity mentally overhauling the tax In 1986 — the last time Con- Jong-un, the North Korean leader,
for tax avoidance.” code would be one of his top pri- gress overhauled the tax code that could avert what many govern-
That language has prompted orities in the White House. Com- — Hardock served as tax coun- ment officials fear is a significant
concerns among a wide range of panies and trade associations sel for the chairman of the Sen- chance of open conflict between the
businesses and industries about have submitted nearly 450 filings ate Finance Committee, Sen. two countries.
the prospect of losing valuable to lobby on tax issues from the Lloyd Bentsen, D-Texas. That “We have lines of communications
tax breaks — from preferential beginning of the year through the legislation, the Tax Reform Act of to Pyongyang — we’re not in a dark
tax treatment for insurers to end of last week, compared with 1986, became the subject of such situation, a blackout,” he added.
credits for renewable energy to a fewer than 265 filings for all of intense lobbying activity from The two countries have been trad-
prized tax treatment used by the 2016, according to congressional interest groups and individual ing public threats over North Korea’s
commercial real estate industry. lobbying disclosures. companies that it was jokingly nuclear program, with the North de-
And those fears are being There is some irony in Trump’s referred to on K Street as the Lob- claring that its missiles have the ca-
stoked by lobbyists, who are setting off a surge in lobbying byists’ Relief Act of 1986. pacity to strike the United States and
urging clients and prospective spending, given his campaign KENNETH P. VOGEL President Trump vowing to “totally
destroy” North Korea.
Kurds’ Vote for Independence Adds to Obstacles shown no interest in a serious negoti-
So far, the North Koreans have
ation. For his part, Tillerson gave no
ERBIL, Iraq — After a centu- the United States and others had tional opposition. indication of what the administration
ry of yearning, the Kurds of Iraq asked, the Kurds forged ahead Before the populous had might be willing to give up if talks be-
have managed, at last, to pull off with the referendum. stopped celebrating, Iraq and its gan, and Trump has made clear he
a vote for independence, but not But if anything, the vote, while powerful neighbors, Turkey and would make no concessions. But ma-
without antagonizing nearly ev- satisfying the Kurds emotionally, Iran, immediately went to work to ny inside and outside government
eryone in perhaps may have set back their national negate the vote. Iraq fears losing have noted there were no major mil-
News the world’s most aspirations. a third of its country, as well as oil itary exercises between the United
Analysis volatile region. Now, after a 93 percent “yes” and natural gas reserves. Turkey States and South Korea scheduled
The question vote on Monday, the Kurds are and Iran fear that independence until the spring, so the promise of
now is whether an arid, land- beseeching Baghdad to nego- for Iraq’s Kurds would embolden scaling them back could be dangled.
locked proto-state dependent on tiate. Baghdad is not only re- separatist ambitions among their Speaking at the residence of the
hostile neighbors can overcome fusing, but has demanded that own Kurdish minorities. United States ambassador to Bei-
its own shortcomings — and Iraq’s the vote results be annulled and The fierce reaction has exposed jing, Tillerson, the former chief
disruptive retaliation — to build a has moved to isolate the region, Kurdistan’s distinct vulnera- executive of Exxon Mobil and a
viable path to independence. known as Kurdistan. bilities and shortcomings. The newcomer to diplomacy, was cagey
With its troubled economy and For the Kurds, the vote was a region’s first days after the vote about whether the inquiries yielded
dearth of democratic institutions, potent and historic touchstone, a were spent not laying the ground- anything.
its prospects were already ten- declaration to the world that this work for statehood, but struggling In fact, while the Americans’ out-
uous. Its best hopes lay in its oil is their moment and they are not to escape a tightening noose. reach was underway, the exchange
reserves and American support, turning back. Iraq’s Parliament has asked of public threats between the two
but Turkey has threatened to cut “This is an irreversible step to- Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi countries accelerated. They have in-
off its oil pipeline, and the relation- ward independence,” said Peter to bring charges against Kurdish cluded declarations that the Nortth
ship with the United States soured W. Galbraith, a former American leaders who participated in the might conduct an atmospheric nu-
after the Kurds rebuffed its en- diplomat with close ties to the referendum and to send troops in- clear test and that it had the right to
treaties to cancel the vote. Kurdish leadership. to disputed areas claimed by both shoot down American warplanes in
Rather than negotiate and then But the Kurds may have under- the Kurds and Baghdad. international waters.
seek international recognition, as estimated the depth of interna- DAVID ZUCCHINO DAVID E. SANGER


Mystery Roiling Russian Rule Feeds Cries of ‘Carpetbaggers’

Argentine Election SEVASTOPOL, Crimea — More Dachas on

than three years after Russia a beach in
BUENOS AIRES — Only a few snatched Crimea from Ukraine, Sevastopol
weeks ago, Argentina’s midterm the peninsula is suffering through in Crimea,
election was shaping up to be a an extended season of discontent.
duel over economic policy. Shady, Kremlin-appointed the region
But in the final weeks before the bureaucrats are proving to be annexed by
vote, two national mysteries have just as corrupt and inept as their Russia from
roiled the race. Ukrainian predecessors. Interna- Ukraine. Some
The leftist former president, tional sanctions, shrugged off in stand on land
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, the heady days after the Russian that the city is
is running for a senate seat, hop- annexation, have jacked up food going to court
ing to make a political comeback prices while endlessly complicat-
by accusing her center-right suc- ing ordinary aspects of life, such DENIS SINYAKOV FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES to repossess.
cessor of undoing many of her as banking and travel.
populist policies to benefit the Perhaps most galling to Crime- resisted the takeover. Russia dis- 2014 was celebrated across Rus-
country’s elite. ans, the government is hauling missed the report as “absurd” in- sia as a long-overdue restoration
But the nation’s focus has al- thousands of residents into court ventions spread by its opponents. of lost superpower might. It made
ready started to shift, starting to confiscate small land holdings Locals largely focus on different President Vladimir V. Putin wild-
with a new twist in the 2015 death distributed free as a campaign complaints. They invariably deni- ly popular, something the Krem-
of a prosecutor, Alberto Nisman. ploy in 2010 when Ukraine con- grate the new bureaucrats as car- lin hoped to capitalize on when
Nisman’s body had been found trolled the Black Sea peninsula. petbaggers, using the word “vary- it scheduled the coming presi-
only hours before he was sched- Residents of Sevastopol, fa- agi” in Russian, an old word for Vi- dential election for March 18, the
uled to provide testimony accus- mous as a historic battleground king outsiders, especially when it fourth anniversary of the formal
ing Kirchner, then the president, and home to the Black Sea fleet, comes to land confiscation. annexation of Crimea.
of a cover-up in a terrorism inves- were among the most vocal, mil- The city of Sevastopol claims While the land confiscation is
tigation. itant supporters of Russia when it that it must repossess at least the hot-button issue, residents of
A team of forensic experts has annexed Crimea. 10,000 plots to help create a ra- Sevastopol tick off a long list of
issued a report concluding that That was then. tional development plan. The grievances.
Nisman had been murdered, ac- “I supported reunification be- owners howl that the “mass land They say government jobs
cording to local news reports and cause I thought that with Russia’s grab” will benefit crooked devel- have become a license to steal or
a senior judicial official familiar arrival things would improve,” opers and senior officials who extort, with wave after wave of
with the investigation. said Lenur A. Usmanov. “But covet what when stitched togeth- officials across Crimea dismissed
That determination contradicts there is no change.” er amount to sprawling tracts of for corruption or incompetence,
the findings of another team of Yevgeny V. Dzhemal, an activ- choice seaside property. even more than under Ukraine.
experts during Kirchner’s tenure ist lawyer fighting the mass land “Nobody thought it would be as Russia is pouring money onto
that there was no evidence any- expropriation, put it even more bad, with issues emerging sud- the peninsula — $650 million last
one else was involved in Nisman’s succinctly: “They were bastards denly like the land plots,” said Ro- year — and the scale of corrup-
death, meaning that he had prob- under Ukraine, too. Nothing has man Kiyashko, the burly Commu- tion has expanded accordingly,
ably killed himself. changed.” nist Party candidate for governor experts said.
Supporters of President Mauri- The United Nations issued a re- whose campaign slogan, “Your Sanctions are another constant
cio Macri, whose minority coalition port this week accusing Russian man from Sevastopol,” empha- source of irritation, leading to
in Congress is expected to pick up security agencies of committing sized his native roots. “Russian higher food prices and compli-
seats in the election on Oct. 22, say “grave” human rights abuses officials act like an elephant in a cations in banking, agriculture,
the latest report validates their since the annexation. Many of china shop. They just implement transportation and securing visas
contention that Nisman was a vic- those abuses occurred right after their policies with no feedback.” to travel abroad.
tim of foul play. DANIEL POLITI the annexation against those who Taking back Crimea by force in NEIL MacFARQUHAR
In Brief

March for Choice Draws 30,000 Catalans Camp Out at the Polls China Moves to Help Businesses
Thousands of people marched in Dublin A confrontation in Catalonia drew closer China announced a move on Saturday
on Saturday to demand an end to Ireland’s Saturday, as people camped out in polling sta- aimed at addressing a vexing problem: how
constitutional ban on abortion. The March for tions throughout the region, intent on keep- to steer more bank loans to small businesses
Choice is an annual protest against the Eighth ing them open for Sunday’s referendum in while adding little to the country’s huge debt
Amendment to the Irish Constitution, which defiance of the Spanish government’s orders. load. Standard & Poor’s downgraded China’s
enshrines a ban on abortions, but this year it In the polling stations, mostly public school sovereign debt rating and its ratings on many
was held just days after the government an- buildings, there was a festive atmosphere, Chinese financial institutions in September,
nounced it would hold a referendum next year with crowds passing the time until 6 a.m. on citing a steep expansion in credit. But more
that could potentially change the law. An Irish Sunday, the deadline set by the police to evac- than half of that lending has been to state-
Times report estimated that 30,000 people uate the buildings. It remained unclear how owned businesses. The People’s Bank of
took part. Counterdemonstrators, in small many polling stations will open. Spain said China tried to address that Saturday, when
numbers, handed out fliers. Leo Varadkar, Saturday that only 163 voting sites were occu- it lowered the reserve ratio, or the amount of
Ireland’s prime minister, announced Tuesday pied, far below the 2,315 stations that Catalo- money it requires banks to keep at the central
that a referendum would be held in 2018 on nian officials had promised. And no one knows bank for a rainy day. When the move takes
whether to legalize abortion, at least in some what the police will do if, on Sunday morning, effect in January, it will become cheaper and
circumstances. (NYT) the people inside refuse to leave. (NYT) easier for banks to make more loans. (NYT)


Trump Lashes Out at Mayor Who Criticized Storm Response

WASHINGTON — President first respond- administration Democratic Party, which advo-
Trump lashed out at the mayor of ers, despite no about how well cates maintaining the island’s com-
San Juan on Saturday for criticiz- electric, roads, it was respond- monwealth status, was unmollified
ing his administration’s efforts to phones etc., ing. She was in- and went back on CNN on Friday
help Puerto Rico after Hurricane have done an censed by com- night to continue her pleas for help.
Maria, accusing her of “poor lead- amazing job. ments made by “People are drinking out of
ership” and implying that the is- Puerto Rico Elaine Duke, creeks here in San Juan,” Cruz,
land, which lacks electricity and was totally de- the acting sec- wearing a black T-shirt that said,
has limited cellphone service, wa- stroyed.” Donald Carmen retary of Home- “Help Us, We Are Dying,” told the
ter and fuel, was not doing enough The seem- Trump Yulín Cruz land Security, host Anderson Cooper.
to help itself. ingly slow who had said on At least 16 people have died in
In a series of early-morning response to Thursday that Puerto Rico in the hurricane’s
messages on Twitter from his the hurricane in Puerto Rico, an it was “really a good news story in aftermath, although that num-
New Jersey golf club, where he American territory — especially terms of our ability to reach people ber could rise. The island has a
is spending the weekend, Trump compared with the federal re- and the limited number of deaths” population of 3.4 million people,
dismissed the statements by the sponse to storms in Texas and from the hurricane. roughly the same as Connecticut.
capital’s mayor, Carmen Yulín Florida — threatened to become “This is, damn it, this is not a The Trump administration has
Cruz, as political and asserted that a political disaster for Trump as good news story,” Cruz said on appointed a three-star general
his administration had organized critics compared it to President CNN. “This is a ‘people are dying’ to coordinate the response and
a response by federal workers George W. Bush’s handling of Hur- story. This is a ‘life or death’ story. waived the Jones Act, a maritime
who are “doing a fantastic job.” ricane Katrina in 2005. Trump has This is ‘there’s a truckload of stuff commerce statute that was seen
Trump said his critics in Puerto alternated between expressions that cannot be taken to people’ sto- as a hindrance to relief efforts.
Rico should not depend entirely of resolve and concern on the one ry. This is a story of a devastation “We’re dying here,” Ms. Cruz
on the federal government. “They hand and angry recriminations that continues to worsen.” said. “We truly are dying here.
want everything to be done for against critics on the other. Duke traveled to Puerto Rico on And I keep saying it, SOS. If any-
them when it should be a commu- Cruz became a powerful voice Friday and tried to smooth over one can hear us, if Mr. Trump can
nity effort,” he wrote. “10,000 Fed- of grievance on Friday when she the flap, agreeing that the situation hear us, let’s just get it over with
eral workers now on Island doing went on television to plead for help on the ground “is not satisfactory.” and get the ball rolling.”
a fantastic job. The military and and reject assertions by the Trump Cruz, a member of the Popular PETER BAKER
Secretary Pick May Offer a Clue on Health Care In Brief

WASHINGTON — President debate, but he faces the prospect of to succeed Price are two officials
Trump’s selection of a secretary of an arduous confirmation battle. who already work in the depart- Anti-Racism Marchers
health and human services could The president has sent mixed ment: Seema Verma, the adminis- Converge at Capital
be a turning point in a health care signals since the latest effort to trator of the Centers for Medicare
debate that has polarized Wash- repeal and replace President and Medicaid Services, and Scott Two separate rallies — the
ington, as he faces a choice of Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Gottlieb, the commissioner of the March for Racial Justice and the
working with Democrats to fix the Act collapsed in the Senate. He Food and Drug Administration. March for Black Women — con-
current system or continuing his has asserted that he has the votes Both have previously been con- verged in Lincoln Park in Wash-
so-far failed efforts to dismantle to pass the repeal legislation and firmed by the Senate to their cur- ington, D.C., marching in front of
his predecessor’s program. will try again in early 2018, while rent jobs within recent months. the Justice Department before
The resignation of Tom Price as also saying he wanted to negoti- Other names have been float- descending on the National Mall
secretary late Friday over his use ate with Democrats who are ada- ed, including David Shulkin, the to denounce institutionalized rac-
of costly chartered jets capped a mantly against it. secretary of veterans affairs, but ism. The March for Racial Justice
week of setbacks on health care Many will look to his choice for a he has been criticized for a Euro- was organized after the acquittal
for a president who made the is- secretary to see whether he wants pean trip with his wife that mixed of a Minnesota police officer in
sue a centerpiece of his campaign to find a compromise. business and sightseeing and was the death of Philando Castile.
and his first eight months in office. The White House had no com- partially financed by taxpayers. The March for Black Women was
Trump’s decision on a successor ment Saturday, but the two most PETER BAKER organized to bring attention to
could be an opportunity to shift the frequently mentioned candidates and ROBERT PEAR the incarceration of black women,
sexual violence and murders of
A Symbol of New Mexico’s Racial Divisions Surfaces black transgender people. (NYT)

Monty Hall Dies at 96
ALCALDE, N.M. — The mys- Oñate and his supporters must be ho filmmaker and the director of
tery figure appeared at twilight shamed.” “Skins,” a 2002 film, is developing Monty Hall, the genial host and
at a rendezvous point in a clear- To many in New Mexico and a documentary exploring how the co-creator of “Let’s Make a Deal,”
ing of piñon trees. He opened his beyond, the amputation holds a amputation triggered an explora- the game show on which con-
rucksack and revealed the bronze great deal of significance. Just as tion of New Mexico’s history. testants in outlandish costumes
right foot severed from a statue of cities, states and colleges have President Trump “asked if all shriek and leap at the chance to
Don Juan de Oñate, the despotic been grappling with Confederate this stops with Washington or Jef- see if they will win the big prize
conquistador of New Mexico. monuments, acrimony over the ferson,” Eyre said. “For me, that’s or the booby prize behind door
“Tributes to the criminals of our Oñate statue reflects a broader actually where it starts because No.3, died at his home in Beverly
history seem to be attracting a bit questioning around the country of we need to go back a whole lot fur- Hills, Calif., on Saturday. He was
of attention these days,” said the symbols promoting the conquest ther to examine the crimes upon 96. A daughter, Joanna Gleason,
self-described foot thief. “I’m back of American Indians. which these lands were claimed.” confirmed his death. She said the
on the scene to show people that Chris Eyre, a Cheyenne-Arapa- SIMON ROMERO cause was heart failure. (NYT)


Leaving Life in Coal Mine Behind for Alternative-Energy Jobs

From the mountain hollows of social enterprises that Coalfield
Appalachia to the vast plains of Development leads, which in-
Wyoming, the coal industry long clude rehabilitating buildings, in-
offered the promise of a six-figure stalling solar panels and oversee-
income without a four-year col- ing an agriculture program.
lege degree. Spaulding is now a crew chief at
But today, as King Coal is being the training center, where partici-
dethroned — by cheap natural pants get practice in clearing one
gas, declining demand for elec- of the industry hurdles: becoming
tricity and even green energy — comfortable working on a roof.
what’s a former miner to do?
Nowhere has that question had Straight to the Top
more urgency than in Wyoming SHAWMUT, Mont. — If a big
and West Virginia, whose econo- worry for solar installers is stay-
mies lean on fuel extraction. ing balanced while ferrying heavy
Their fortunes have declined glass-sheathed panels on a roof,
as coal has fallen from providing for wind energy technicians, it is
over half of the nation’s electricity whether they can climb 200 feet in
in 2000 to about one-third last year. GEORGE ETHEREDGE FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES broiling heat or icy cold and emerge
Thousands of workers have lost A coal train as seen from a bus going to a Montana wind farm. into the gusts to fix machinery.
their jobs. Now, though, new busi- At Goldwind’s power plant here,
nesses, many involving renewable the access is by a series of 90-de-
energy, are emerging. Past jobs in in Eastern Wyoming. But in April they completed the program, they gree aluminum ladders and steel
fossil fuels make for good training. last year, he was terminated. would have certifications that mesh platforms, straight to the top.
In Wyoming, home to the na- So a summertime morning could open the door to jobs. Chancey Coffelt, 33, Goldwind’s
tion’s most productive coal re- found him and other men and “There’s absolutely no catch regional safety manager, was
gion, the American subsidiary of women at a seminar organized — you don’t like me, you don’t like showing the climbing group how
a Chinese maker of wind turbines by Goldwind Americas, which is Goldwind, that’s O.K.,” David Hal- to put on harnesses. The harnesses
is setting up a training program ready to provide as many as 850 ligan, the chief executive, told a would latch onto a rope pulley sys-
for technicians in anticipation of giant wind turbines for a power crowd in Casper. “There’s going to tem as they climbed the ladders.
a power plant it expects to supply. plant planned in the state. be opportunity across the country.” Davila made the climb, and was
And in West Virginia, a nonprof- The company was looking for accepted. He is desperate for the
it company Solar Holler is work- candidates, particularly unem- Hands-On Practice work but hesitant to leave his wife
ing with Coalfield Development to ployed coal miners like Davila, to HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Coal and home in Gillette, where he has
train solar panel installers. become technicians to maintain mining was already dead in Crum, lived since he was 6, for one of the
and operate the turbines. a town of fewer than 200 just this jobs outside the state.
‘Absolutely No Catch’ Those who wanted to test their side of the Kentucky border, by the Still, he added with a chuckle, it
GILLETTE, Wyo. — John Da- potential would have a chance to time Ethan Spaulding, 26, gradu- might be good to move: “Maybe
vila, 61, worked for 20 years at climb a 250-foot tower at a farm ated from high school. there’s more to the world than Gil-
Arch Coal’s Black Thunder Mine Goldwind owns in Montana. If Spaulding was at a hub for the lette.” DIANE CARDWELL

IBM Now Has More Employees in India Than in the United States

BANGALORE, India— IBM “IBM India, in the truest sense, ers estimate that it employs well workers, most of whom come from
dominated the early decades of is a microcosm of the IBM com- under 100,000 people in the United India. IBM was the sixth-largest
computing with inventions like the pany,” Vanitha Narayanan, chair- States, down from 130,000 in 2007. recipient of such visas in 2016, ac-
mainframe and the floppy disk. Its woman of the Indian operations, The salaries paid to Indian cording to federal data.
offices and factories were hubs of said at IBM’s main campus in Ban- workers are one-half to one-fifth After Trump won the election,
American innovation long before galore. those paid to Americans, accord- IBM’s chief executive, Ginni Rom-
Microsoft or Google came along. The work in ing to the research firm Glassdoor. etty, pledged to create 25,000 new
But in the last decade, IBM has India has been Ronil Hira, an associate pro- American jobs. IBM, based in
shifted its center of gravity half- vital to keeping fessor of public policy at Howard Armonk, N.Y., declined to make
way around the world to India, down costs at University, said the work done by Rometty or another top executive
making it an example of the glo- IBM, which has IBM in India shows that offshor- available for an interview. But IBM
balization trends that the Trump posted 21 con- ing threatens even the best-pay- noted that it is committing $1 billion
administration has railed against. secutive quar- ing American tech jobs. to training programs and opening
Today, IBM employs 130,000 Ginni ters of revenue “The elites in both parties have offices in the United States.
people in India — about one-third Rometty declines. had this Apple iPhone narrative, William Lazonick, a professor
of its total work force, and more Other big which is, look, it’s O.K. if we off- of economics at the University
than in any other country. American com- shore the lower-level stuff be- of Massachusetts, Lowell, said
Their work spans the gamut of panies like Oracle and Dell also cause we’re just going to move IBM and other companies had
IBM’s businesses, from manag- employ a majority of their work- up,” he said. “This is a wake-up benefited from the emergence of
ing the computing needs of global ers outside the United States, call. It’s not just low-level jobs but a low-cost, technically skilled En-
giants like AT&T and Shell to per- but IBM is unusual because it high-level jobs that are leaving.” glish-speaking work force in India.
forming cutting-edge research in employs more people in a single In April, President Trump signed “IBM didn’t create this,” he said.
fields like visual search, artificial foreign country than it does at an executive order discouraging “But IBM would be a totally differ-
intelligence and computer vision home. Although IBM refuses to the granting of H-1B temporary ent company if it wasn’t for India.”
for self-driving cars. disclose exact numbers, outsid- work visas for lower-paid tech VINDU GOEL


The Boss, Distilled ‘Ghosted’ Is a Fantasy

For Broadway Stage Come True for Scott

It didn’t take Adam Scott long to see the com-
“Springsteen on Broadway.” For the song- ic potential in partnering with Craig Robinson
writer who arose from bar gigs on the Jersey on “Ghosted,” the new Fox series about a pair
Shore to become a symbol of empathy for of reluctant paranormal investigators.
working-class America, who has been play- “I was immediately in, because I love Craig
ing arenas for nearly four decades, the simple and felt like we’d be a good pairing,” said Scott,
juxtaposition seems like a clash of scale and who has known Robinson since their NBC days
style. Is this an intimate concert, or a theat- on “Parks and Recreation.” “Even just a pho-
rical event? Springsteen intends it to be both tograph of us trying to accomplish something
and more — a “third entity” — and an extended BRYAN DERBALLA FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES together could be funny.”
Broadway residency is the statement he wants In “Ghosted,” starting
to make now. Bruce Springsteen, in his 1948 Ford Sunday, on Fox, Scott plays
It started at the White House. On Jan. 12, in Woody. He said his Broadway shows Max Jennifer, a former
the last weeks of the Obama administration, will be relatively stripped down. Stanford astrophysics pro-
Springsteen played an acoustic concert in fessor turned laughingstock
the East Room as the Obamas’ parting gift to for his belief that his wife
about 250 staffers. For Springsteen, who takes kind of elegant, intimate experience they were was abducted by aliens.
every performance seriously, it was a moment looking for, Springsteen and Landau scouted Robinson is Leroy Wright, Adam Scott
of reckoning. theaters available from the three major Broad- a former Los Angeles detec-
He carefully assembled a set list spanning way owners — Shubert, Nederlander and Ju- tive now using his sleuthing
his career; he illuminated the songs with spo- jamcyn — before deciding on Jujamcyn’s Wal- skills as a mall security guard. When a secret
ken stories and memories echoing “Born to ter Kerr, one of the smallest. government organization recruits them to
Run,” his 2016 autobiography. In Broadway terms, Springsteen is plan- track down a vanished agent, the men must
“There was a lot of storytelling, which goes ning a one-man show; unlike his arena mar- save humankind from the craziness in the uni-
back to our early days at the Bottom Line when athons, he’ll be onstage for two hours with a verse.
you were in front of a couple of hundred peo- baby grand piano and an “array of guitars,” he And the monsters? “It’s like those incredible
ple,” he said at his home studio in Colts Neck, said. But he intends to offer something differ- ’80s movies, like ‘Alien’ and ‘The Abyss,’ that
N.J., recalling the Greenwich Village club ent from a typical concert, where the songs tattoo themselves on your brain when you’re
where his shows in summer 1975 became a and spoken words will add up to what he calls a kid and you can’t shake them,” said Scott, 44.
sensation. “It worked in a very, very intimate a “third entity.” So, first things first: Do you believe in the para-
setting.” “This isn’t a rock concert transported onto a normal?
Heading home from Washington, he and his small stage,” said Jordan Roth, the president of No, I don’t really believe in anything. But
wife, Patti Scialfa, and his manager, Jon Lan- Jujamcyn Theaters. “This is an experience of Craig, as it turns out, is a believer — although
dau, thought more people should experience a storytelling through word and through song, he’s pretty cagey about what exactly he be-
performance like that. “The way he combines and that is what we do on Broadway. That is lieves in and why. So hopefully I’ll be able to
the spoken words with the songs he’s chosen what the theater is.” crack that over the next few months.
to do sounds like a very simple thing,” Landau “Our idea was to respect Broadway as a This is a buddy show. Are you a fan of the buddy
said. “But it’s a real piece of performance art.” unique place and to try and to do what’s cus- movie?
The result, nine months later, is “Springsteen tomary as long as our creative needs were As a kid, I was falling in love with movies like
on Broadway,” which begins previews Tuesday being met,” Landau said, citing “the conven- “48 Hours,” “Beverly Hills Cop,” “Midnight
and continues, five nights a week, through tions of Broadway”: “The show starts, there’s Ride.” Even being driven home from school
February. The show will be staged at the Wal- absolute silence. People stay in their seats.” He with my mom, I would fantasize about there
ter Kerr Theater, a 960-seat room. It will take added, “It invites a certain decorum and a cer- being cameras on us, because in action come-
Springsteen a month to perform for the number tain atmosphere that is very conducive to the dy there’s always a hilarious scene in a car with
of fans he could draw at one arena show. nuances of what Bruce does with this particu- the two guys bickering back and forth.
Thinking that only Broadway could offer the lar show.” JON PARELES KATHRYN SHATTUCK
‘Othello’: Shakespeare’s Tragedy Was Orson Welles’s Triumph

Something odder than a masterpiece, Orson once more, this time without blackface. tion, Welles had to hold the film’s continuity in
Welles’s “Othello” is a credible abridgment of In “Filming ‘Othello,’” made for West Ger- his mind, not to mention holding on to his prin-
Shakespeare and a jigsaw puzzle that nearly man television in the 1970s, Welles explains cipal actors. In some respects, the production
defies comprehension. that he had endeavored to show not only Oth- mirrored the play. Welles’s relationship with
This brilliant, confounding movie, which has ello’s insane jealousy of his wife, Desdemona, his Iago, Micheal MacLiammoir, was fraught
several times vanished and reappeared since but “a whole world in collapse.” In a sense that with mutual professional jealousy. And, ac-
it had its world premiere at the 1952 Cannes world was Welles’s. The movie is founded on cording to Welles’s biographer Simon Callow,
Film Festival, will be available on Blu-ray next dislocation. It was the first film Welles made af- the director was unusually unfair in his treat-
month from Criterion. ter leaving Hollywood for Europe. Shot piece- ment of the movie’s Desdemona (the strong-
The Criterion release includes 4K digital meal over a period of three or more years in willed French Canadian actress Suzanne
restorations of two versions: the 1952 cut and Venice, Tuscany, Rome and the walled city of Cloutier, his third choice for the role).
a slightly tweaked and extensively remixed Essaouira (then known as Mogador) on Mo- For Welles, process, however chaotic, was
one made by Welles for the movie’s Ameri- rocco’s Atlantic coast, it is a work of supreme ultimately more important than product. With
can release in 1955. More crucially, it includes pragmatism. Stranded without costumes, “Filming ‘Othello,’ ” he ended his film career as
Welles’s last feature, “Filming ‘Othello,’ ” an Welles invented a lengthy Turkish bath se- he began it: Like “Citizen Kane,” the movie is a
explication of the film as well as a treatise on quence using a local fish market. stunt that places the act of filmmaking at cen-
film editing that allowed Welles to play Othello Throughout the off-again-on-again produc- ter stage. J. HOBERMAN


Worlds Held Up by Nightmares Need to Fall Editor’s Row

N.K. Jemisin, who burst on the lisks that drift around the planet, THE EVOLUTION OF BEAUTY: How
epic fantasy scene with her earlier The Stone Sky purpose unknown; and the mys- Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice
Inheritance trilogy (completed in terious race of human-mineral im- Shapes the Animal World — and Us, by
2011), has pretty well conquered it The Broken Earth: Book Three mortals known as the stone eaters Richard O. Prum. (Doubleday, $30.) An
with the Broken Earth trilogy. By N.K. Jemisin — have their origins in the past. ornithologist makes an impassioned case
Last year, Jemisin became the 445 pages. Orbit. Paper. $16.99. We learn, before those two do, for the importance of Darwin’s second
first black writer to win the Hugo that an especially arrogant “dead- theory as his most radical and feminist.
Award for best novel, one of the civ” made a series of dreadful de- a Counterculture Cook, by Alice Waters
biggest prizes in the fantasy and level of suspicion that one could cisions in seeking to exploit the with Cristina Mueller and Bob Carrau.
science fiction realm, for “The almost call racism. energy of the planet (figured here (Clarkson Potter, $27.) The founder of
Fifth Season,” the first volume in Jemisin strives to tell the story as Father Earth) without grasp- Chez Panisse describes her early days,
the trilogy. This year, she won it, of Essun, Nassun and the broken ing that he was a living entity who explaining how she came to embrace the
again, for the middle volume, “The world around them — haunted by would make a fearsome enemy. use of organic ingredients.
Obelisk Gate.” fragments of “deadciv” technolo- The Broken Earth trilogy is a FASTING AND FEASTING: The Life of
Now, her extraordinary Broken gy that will seem almost familiar work of allegory and allusion, not Visionary Food Writer Patience Gray, by
Earth trilogy of slavery, revolu- or plausible to 21st-century read- a straightforward political par- Adam Federman. (Chelsea Green, $25.)
tion, destruction and redemption ers — with a minimum of exposi- able in the vein of “Planet of the Federman’s biography is the first of a cult
concludes with her new novel, tion and a maximum of action. Apes” or Stephen Vincent Benét’s food writer who became famous with the
“The Stone Sky.” Since the history of the Stillness “By the Waters of Babylon.” 1986 publication of her influential book
Her epic yarn of a divided and is exceedingly complicated and Jemisin’s hubristic high-tech “Honey From a Weed.”
warring mother and daughter on each incident dense with import- civilization, which brought about SING, UNBURIED, SING, by Jesmyn Ward.
(Scribner, $26.) In her follow-up to the
a tormented, unitary continent ant detail, “The Stone Sky” is not its own doom and birthed the bru- National Book Award-winning novel
called the Stillness — possibly always easy reading. Yes, you tal and seemingly inescapable “Salvage the Bones,” Ward tells the story
a reverse-Pangaea, deep in our need to read the earlier install- pattern of life in the Stillness, is of a Mississippi woman intent on making
planet’s future — unquestionably ments first and yes, rereading not quite ours. Indeed, it feels like her fractured family whole again.
subverts or inverts the conven- individual chapters (or the whole only one conceivable future, and THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS:
tions of old-school fantasy in innu- book) at a slower pace — after not the worst imaginable: It’s a The United States During Reconstruction
merable ways. your first rush through to find out better organized, more utopian and the Gilded Age, 1865-1898, by Rich-
Both central characters are fe- what happens — is recommended. and more totalitarian society than ard White. (Oxford, $35.) This sweeping
male: Essun, an “orogene” with The Stillness is a desperate, any we have yet created. history of the decades after the Civil
amped-up, geological-scale tele- quasi-medieval world of death Hoa or Houwha, a millennia-old War decries the spoliations White sees
kinetic powers, who is gradual- and struggle that is never still. stone eater who narrates much of everywhere among Robber Barons and
ly and not at all metaphorically Orogenes, known derogatorily this book to Essun from beyond corrupt politicians.
turning to stone, and Nassun, her as “roggas” — a word with an or- “the end of the world,” tells her not THE INTERNATIONALISTS: How a Radical
estranged and equally dangerous thographic similarity to one we all to mourn the fall of an unjust so- Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World, by
Oona A. Hathaway and Scott J. Shapiro.
pre-adolescent daughter. know — are a despised caste, alter- ciety: “Some worlds are built on a (Simon & Schuster, $30.) The two authors
Neither of them is a flax- nately exiled and enslaved, that is fault line of pain, held up by night- argue for the historic importance of the
en-haired princess type or a be- still necessary to human survival. mares. Don’t lament when those Kellogg-Briand Pact, an international
liever in universal harmony and Only the orogenes can control worlds fall. Rage that they were agreement usually dismissed by histori-
peaceful coexistence. (By con- the earthquakes, eruptions and built doomed in the first place.” ans as ineffectual and quixotic.
temporary standards, both are other seismic events of the spo- Much later, after the spectac- THE MISFORTUNE OF MARION PALM,
war criminals, though only one radic “seasons” that threaten to ular final battle between mother by Emily Culliton. (Knopf, $25.95.) In
intends to destroy civilization.) wipe out humanity. and daughter, which only one can Culliton’s delightful and sneakily feminist
The equatorial regions of the In “The Obelisk Gate,” Essun survive, he tells the victor that debut novel, a Brooklyn mother is on the
Stillness, whose inhabitants tend and Nassun began to grasp that “different choices have always lam after embezzling thousands of dollars
to be dark-skinned, are under- the seasons and other anomalies been possible.” from her daughters’ private school.
stood to be more advanced, while of the Stillness — including the It’s a fitting moral to her story, The full reviews of these and other
paler folk from the “Arctics” and destiny of the roggas; the exis- and to all of our stories. recent books are on the web:
“Antarctics” are viewed with a tence of the huge, floating obe- ANDREW O’HEHIR

Paperback Row

THE SIGNAL FLAME, by Andrew Krivak. (Scribner, THE WONDER, by Emma Donoghue. (Back Bay/ policies aimed at young African-Americans.
$16.) Generations of war link families in northeast- Little, Brown, $15.99.) Lib Wright, a nurse trained THE TROUBLE WITH GOATS AND SHEEP, by Joanna
ern Pennsylvania. In 1972, the Vinichs are mourn- by Florence Nightingale, arrives in rural Ireland to Cannon. (Scribner, $16.) When an elderly woman
ing their patriarch, Jozef, a Hungarian immigrant observe a young girl hailed by locals as saint: The in the neighborhood goes missing in 1976 Britain,
who fled World War I; his grandson, Sam, has been child has eaten nothing in four months but manag- two 10-year-olds, Grace and Tilly, go on the hunt,
declared missing in action in Vietnam. “Krivak is es, improbably, to survive. As The Times’s reviewer, determined to bring her home. Cannon’s “intense
an extraordinarily elegant writer,” who “reminds Stephen King, wrote, the novel offers a “grave specificity captures a world in amber, permitting
us that we are powerless over this presence in our consideration of the damage religion can do when it intimate access to the pantries, gardens and garag-
lives,” wrote Roxana Robinson, the reviewer for The crosses the line into superstition.” es of Britain’s past,” the reviewer Samantha Hunt
New York Times Book Review. FROM THE WAR ON POVERTY TO THE WAR ON CRIME: wrote for The Times.
THE LONELY CITY: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone, The Making of Mass Incarceration in America, by Eliz- THE GENIUS OF JUDAISM, by Bernard-Henri Lévy.
by Olivia Laing. (Picador, $18.) After the romantic abeth Hinton. (Harvard University Press, $18.95.) Translated by Steven B. Kennedy. (Random House,
relationship that lured her to New York City fell With two million Americans in jail, how did the $17.) In this wide-ranging treatise, Lévy battles
apart, Laing found herself alienated and nursing United States develop one of the largest prison contradictory impulses between his religious beliefs
the peculiar pangs of isolation. She pairs her ac- systems in the world? Hinton, an urban historian at and personal predilections; as a Zionist born to an
count with an examination of the works of four Harvard, traces the origins of mass incarceration to Algerian Jewish family, he reconciles his faith with
artists of the lonely: Edward Hopper, Andy Warhol, social programs advanced by President Lyndon B. digressions on racial relations, Talmudic teachings
Henry Darger and David Wojnarowicz. Johnson, as well as other administrations’ punitive and the role of orthodoxy. Joumana Khatib



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21 22 23
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1 Draw in seniors 114 Tax increase 27 28 29 30 31
8 Tight garment 57 Locale for two of the 120 Cheers in un estadio
Quad Cities
14 Come before 58 Egyptian cobra 121 Canon camera 32 33 34 35 36
21 Stingy sorts 61 Lying 122 Take off quickly 37 38 39 40 41 42
22 Blogger’s pick for a 123 “If I ____ penny for 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
pic 66 Heat, as to soften every …”
23 Utility worker 67 “u r hilarious!” 124 Some W.S.J. topics 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
24 Falling down 68 How scallops are 128 Summer Olympics 61 62 63 64 65
26 Mean often prepared host after Barcelona 66 67 68
27 With 1-Down, play 69 French horticulturist 130 Dead 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77
intermission after whom a variety 133 Custom-fits
28 Earth goddess of fruit is named 134 Took off quickly 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86
29 G.P.A. killers 72 Cause of insomnia, 135 Pasta recipe phrase 87 88 89 90 91 92 93
30 “Sprechen ____ 136 Show contempt for 94 95 96 97 98
Deutsch?” 74 Design detail 137 At the scene
31 Robert of “The 77 Google ____ 138 “We should avoid 99 100 101 102 103 104
Sopranos” 78 Run too far or lift doing that” 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113
32 Speeding ticket too much
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maybe 84 In working order 1 See 27-Across 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127
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41 Besmirch 94 Old sitcom 3 Sample
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229 years old
demanding to some 136 137 138
43 Climbing Mount 95 Utah’s ____ Canyon 5 Bee: Prefix
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tennis racket
and Writers Mo. [for 98 “So that’s it!” protagonist 105 W.W. II shipping
real!] 99 Florae and faunae portrayed by Robin 36 Landing post-E.T.A. 71 Lowly worker worries
48 Notable features 101 Down Williams 37 12 cc, maybe 73 Bit of wind 106 Oman’s leader, e.g.
of Stockholm and 8 Wine holders 38 Country star Church 75 Those, in Tijuana
Amsterdam 103 Mariners 39 Alternative to a 76 Complaining fish? 107 Antarctic penguin
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conscience,” per 110 Who “can’t buy you enthusiast 80 “Creme sandwich” 111 Lamb, e.g.
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Answers to this puzzle will appear in next Sunday’s TimesDigest, and in next Sunday’s New York Times.




Breaking America’s Lethal Drug Habit Speaking Ill of Hef

Hugh Hefner, dead at 91, was a pornographer
Opioid addiction has developed such a power- brochure, “Understanding AIDS,” to every res- and chauvinist who got rich on masturbation,
ful grip on Americans that some scientists have idential mailing address in the country to dispel consumerism and the exploitation of women,
blamed it for lowering our life expectancy. myths and help Americans seeking treatment. aged into a leering grotesque in a captain’s hat,
Overdoses, nearly two-thirds of them from Now, addiction medicine is a desperately need- and died a pack rat in a decaying manse where
prescription opioids, heroin and synthetic opi- ed but relatively low-status specialty. The gov- porn blared during his pathetic orgies.
oids, killed 64,000 Americans last year, over ernment could provide tuition incentives for Hef was the grinning pimp of the sexual revo-
20 percent more than in 2015. That is also over medical students to enter addiction-related spe- lution, with quaaludes for the ladies and Viagra
double the number in 2005, and nearly quadru- cialties and work in underserved areas. for himself — a father of smut addictions and
ple the number in 2000, when accidental falls SUPPORT TREATMENT One of the most effective eating disorders, abortions, divorce and syph-
still killed more Americans than did opioid over- methods of treating drug addiction is through ilis, a huckster who published Updike stories
doses. The President’s Commission on Combat- continuing medication therapies like metha- no one read while doing flesh procurement for
ing Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis said in done, naltrexone or buprenorphine. Multiple celebrities. What began with talk of jazz and Pi-
July that its “most urgent recommendation” was studies suggest these medications help guard casso and other signifiers of good taste ended
for President Trump to declare a national emer- against relapse as well as addiction-related in a sleazy decrepitude that would have been
gency, to free up funds for the crisis and “awak- medical problems, allowing people to return to pitiable if it wasn’t so exploitative.
en every American to this simple fact: If this work and rebuild their lives. Yet fewer than a Early Hef had a pipe, a suit and a highbrow ref-
scourge has not found you or your family yet, third of conventional drug treatment centers in erence for every occasion; he even claimed to
without bold action by everyone, it soon will.” the United States take this approach. have a philosophy, that final refuge of the scoun-
The panel’s final report is due out in a month. The government can encourage broader drel. But late Hef was a lecherous, low-brow
Trump has not declared an emergency, and acceptance of this treatment by requiring that Peter Pan, playing at perpetual boyhood — ice
“bold” would not describe the steps the White staff physicians, physician assistants and nurse cream for breakfast, pajamas all day — while
House has taken so far. The president’s 2018 practitioners in Veterans Health Administra- bodyguards shooed male celebrities away from
budget request increases addiction treatment tion hospitals and federally qualified health cen- his paid harem and the skull grinned beneath his
funding by less than 2 percent, even including ters get training, that Medicaid and Medicare papery skin. This late phase was prettied up by
$500 million already appropriated by Con- expand coverage of medication treatment and reality television’s “The Girls Next Door.” The
gress in 2016 under the 21st Century Cures Act. that medication options approved by the Food behind-the-scenes accounts were rather grim-
Families across the United States are de- and Drug Administration be available at cen- mer: depression and drugs, “dirty hallway car-
manding that more be done to end the despair ters that receive federal funding. pets and the curtains that smell like dog piss.”
and devastation of addiction. Here are eight ENFORCE MENTAL-HEALTH PARITY The Men- The obituaries for Hefner have been full of
steps to take — now. They include some of the tal Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of encomia for his great deeds: Hef the vanquish-
recommendations of the president’s commis- 2008 prohibits insurers that cover behavioral er of puritanism, Hef the political progressive,
sion. health from providing less-favorable benefits Hef the great businessman and all the rest.
SAVE LIVES First responders and emergency for mental health and addiction treatment What a lot of garbage. Sure, Hefner sup-
rooms lack adequate supplies of naloxone, the than they offer for other medical therapies or ported some good causes and published some
medication that can save someone who has surgery. Some insurers defy the law, imposing good writers, but his good deeds and aesthetic
overdosed on opioids, particularly fentanyl, a arbitrary treatment limits or onerous authori- aspirations were incidental to his legacy. The
drug so toxic it requires multiple doses of nalox- zation requirements. The federal government things that were Hefnerian, that made him in-
one to reverse. Federal and state health agen- needs to enforce the mental health parity law. fluential and important, were all rotten.
cies can negotiate lower prices and expand ac- TEACH PAIN MANAGEMENT The opioid crisis is His success as a businessman showed the
cess to naloxone, and provide encouragement rooted in our health care system: American phy- rotten side of capitalism — the side that feeds
to the pharmacies that are offering it prescrip- sicians prescribe opioids for pain management leech-like on our vices and that dissolves fam-
tion-free in many states. The government also at exponentially higher rates than physicians ily and religion. The social liberalism he cham-
needs to spend more on needle exchange and prescribe them in any other nation. Addiction pioned was the rotten and self-interested sort,
clean syringe programs to combat the infec- to those drugs can lead to the use of heroin and a liberalism of male and upper-class privilege.
tious diseases linked to the sharing of needles. fentanyl. Massachusetts worked with dental The online future his career anticipated was
TREAT, DON’T ARREST Nearly 300 law enforce- and medical schools to ensure that all students the rotten side of the internet — the realms of
ment agencies in 31 states participate in the receive training in the management of prescrip- onanism and custom-tailored erotica. And his
Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initia- tion opioids and prevention of their misuse. appreciation of male-female difference was
tive, which offers treatment for drug users who START YOUNG WITH PREVENTION A 2015 study rotten, too — the leering predatory sort of ap-
ask the authorities for help. Officers work the by the National Institute on Drug Abuse found preciation, the Cosby-Clinton-Trump sort.
phones to get addicts into treatment networks, that “Life Skills Training” for seventh graders Now that death has taken him, liberals
in an effort that promises more lasting results helped them avoid misusing prescription opi- should ask why their crusade for freedom and
than repeatedly arresting them. oids throughout their teenage years. Research equality found itself with such a captain. Con-
FUND TREATMENT Repealing Obamacare suggests that life skills programs work better servatives should ask how their crusade for
would eliminate Medicaid-funded treatment than traditional antidrug abuse lectures. faith, family and community ended up so Hef-
for thousands of addicts. Republicans need to This is by no means an exhaustive list, but nerian itself — with a conservative news net-
stop trying to kill the legislation and instead the path to national recovery from the deadliest work that seems to have been run on Playboy
urge more states to adopt its Medicaid expan- health crisis in recent history exists. Mansion principles and a conservative party
sion, which has helped save lives. Some have unfavorably compared the na- that just elected a playboy as our president.
COMBAT STIGMA To help Americans, and even tional compassion toward the mainly white vic- You can find these questions being asked,
some physicians, appreciate the crisis, Dr. Kelly tims of opioid addiction and the government’s but they are counterpoints and minor themes.
Clark, addiction psychiatrist and president of punishing response to the crack epidemic that That this should be the case, that only prudish
the American Society of Addiction Medicine, is devastated black communities. But let the Christians and spoilsport feminists are willing
calling for an effort like that used by the feder- damage done by that harshness be a lesson to say that the man was obviously wicked and
al Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in how not to treat addicts. The government destructive, is itself a reminder that the rot
to fight AIDS. In the 1980s, the agency sent a needs to save Americans, not cast them off. Hefner spread goes very, very deep.


Mickelson Breaks Presidents Cup Win Record In Brief

JERSEY CITY — Spectators national team, 14½ to 3½, with 12 couldn’t understand what it
ringed the 17th green at Liberty singles matches to be played Sun- meant when they were little. Now Trevathan Suspended
National on Saturday, many of day in front of a crowd that might that they’re teenagers, for them to The National Football League
them yelling terms of endearment include President Trump. share these moments means a lot announced Saturday that it has
at Phil Mickelson. “Hoboken loves To attend the final two days of to me. Plus, when they look at me suspended Chicago Bears line-
you, Phil,” one said. But Mickelson this biennial event, the Mickelson like I’m cool, it means a lot.” backer Danny Trevathan for two
played his Presidents Cup four- children traveled from San Diego Those who consider Mickelson games for his helmet-to-helmet
somes match, a record breaker, on Friday after their school let out. hip are not limited to his flesh and hit on Green Bay wide receiver
primarily for an audience of three. “That was so cool,” Sophia told her blood. Kisner, 33, who played with Davante Adams, who was taken
After his playing partner, Kevin father as he gathered her and her Mickelson in all of his matches, off the field on a stretcher during
Kisner, sank a seven-foot birdie brother in his arms. said: “I couldn’t have asked for the third quarter on Thursday
putt to seal the pair’s 2-and-1 vic- With the victory, Mickelson a cooler partner, man. He was so after the hit. Trevathan is eligi-
tory against Jhonattan Vegas and passed Tiger Woods for the most much fun to be with.” ble to return following Chicago’s
Emiliano Grillo, Mickelson was wins, 25, in Presidents Cup histo- Another teammate, Justin game on Oct. 15. He has three
joined on the green by his wife, ry. Mickelson played in the event’s Thomas, marveled at Mickelson’s business days to appeal the sus-
Amy, and their two younger chil- 1994 debut, with a persimmon longevity, as illustrated by his 12 pension. (AP)
dren, Sophia, 15, and Evan, 14. driver in his bag and Amy, then his Presidents Cup appearances and
Led by a group of gifted players girlfriend, by his side. It was two his record 54 matches with 16 dif-
who were in diapers when Mick- years before their wedding and ferent partners. “I don’t know if his Doping Hits 9 Countries
elson first played in this event, five years before the birth of their record will ever be topped,” he said. Russia and China were among
the United States won 6½ of the first child, Amanda, who just start- Team events never get old for nine countries suspended from
8 points available in the morning ed college at Brown. Mickelson, who is 47 but doesn’t weight lifting for a year in an
foursomes and in the afternoon “My kids are at an age where quite act his age. Amy Mickelson attempt to combat doping. The de-
four-ball matches. The Americans they appreciate these moments said he and Kisner “had been gig- cision by the International Weight-
ended the day leading the Inter- now,” Mickelson said. “They gling all week.” KAREN CROUSE lifting Federation came after
antidoping samples from the 2008
Yankees Settle for Wild Card as Red Sox Clinch Title and 2012 Olympics were retested.
Countries with at least three dop-
ing offenses from those Olympics
The Yankees’ pursuit of the For the first three innings, the That much was clear by the were suspended. Also suspended
American League East title offi- two games mirrored each oth- machinations of Manager Joe were Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belar-
cially ended late Saturday after- er, out for out and virtually pitch Girardi, who decided to make a us, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Turkey
noon, when the Boston Red Sox for pitch. When the Yankees took last-minute switch at starting and Ukraine. (AP)
completed a 6-3 victory over the a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the pitcher, swapping out Jaime Gar-
Houston Astros for their 93rd win fourth, the Red Sox needed mere cia, who had yet to win a game in
of the season, a mark the Yankees minutes to match it. But in the eight starts as a Yankee, for C. C. A.L. SCORES
cannot match. Unofficially, the end, the math did not work out for Sabathia, who had won 119 games FRIDAY’S LATE GAME
chase ended about an hour earli- the Yankees, either on the score- for them over nine seasons and L.A. Angels 6, Seattle 5
er, when the Red Sox opened a 5-0 board or in the standings. had 13 wins so far this season. SATURDAY
lead, rendering the Yankees’ 2-0 They held on to beat Toronto, But in the end, nothing could Boston 6, Houston 3
Yankees 2, Toronto 1
lead over the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1, but could do nothing to help quite overcome the hole the Yan-
essentially meaningless. the Astros win in Boston. kees had dug for themselves in the
But up to that point, as division Still, to the very end, the Yan- divisional race from June 12, when N.L. SCORES
races go, you couldn’t get much kees held out hope that they could they were 15 games over .500 and FRIDAY’S LATE GAME
tighter than the one that was be- wind up in a tie with the Red Sox led the A.L. East by four games, to San Francisco 8, San Diego 0
ing played out in real time, about atop the division and force a one- Sept. 1, by which time they were SATURDAY
Chicago Cubs 9, Cincinnati 0
200 miles apart, between the Yan- game playoff on Monday to decide five and a half games back. San Diego 3, San Francisco 2
kees and the Red Sox. the A.L. East championship. WALLACE MATTHEWS St. Louis 7, Milwaukee 6
WEATHER Houston 88/ 67 0 91/ 72 PC 87/ 75 PC Cape Town 69/ 55 0 79/ 54 S 85/ 54 S
Kansas City 78/ 58 0 77/ 64 PC 84/ 69 PC Dublin 59/ 48 0 64/ 49 R 59/ 45 PC
High/low temperatures for the 21 hours ended at 4 p.m. Los Angeles 81/ 65 0 79/ 63 PC 76/ 63 PC Geneva 66/ 52 0.40 64/ 51 PC 61/ 56 PC
yesterday, Eastern time, and precipitation (in inches) for Miami 90/ 77 0 89/ 80 T 86/ 79 T Hong Kong 90/ 81 0.24 91/ 80 T 91/ 82 T
the 18 hours ended at 1 p.m. yesterday. Expected condi- Mpls.-St. Paul 69/ 47 0.03 67/ 56 R 72/ 65 T Kingston 86/ 79 0.34 89/ 80 T 88/ 80 T
tions for today and tomorrow. New York City 66/ 57 0 68/ 53 S 72/ 57 S Lima 67/ 59 0 68/ 59 S 68/ 60 PC
Weather conditions: C-clouds, F-fog, H-haze, I-ice, Orlando 88/ 73 0.36 84/ 73 T 82/ 73 PC London 61/ 52 0.16 64/ 54 Sh 63/ 48 R
PC-partly cloudy, R-rain, S-sun, Sh-showers, Sn-snow, SS- Philadelphia 65/ 57 0 70/ 52 S 75/ 55 S Madrid 84/ 59 0 81/ 59 PC 84/ 57 PC
snow showers, T-thunderstorms, Tr-trace, W-windy. Phoenix 98/ 71 0 98/ 71 S 94/ 70 S Mexico City 69/ 58 0.25 71/ 58 T 73/ 55 PC
Salt Lake City 67/ 55 0.01 59/ 40 PC 55/ 37 PC Montreal 59/ 45 0 63/ 43 S 67/ 45 S
San Francisco 73/ 58 0 74/ 57 S 74/ 55 S Moscow 48/ 41 0.02 45/ 35 C 44/ 36 C
Yesterday Today Tomorrow Seattle 63/ 52 0.01 60/ 48 Sh 62/ 48 PC Nassau 93/ 81 0 90/ 78 PC 89/ 78 PC
Albuquerque 70/ 54 0.18 78/ 54 S 79/ 54 S St. Louis 75/ 53 0 78/ 63 S 85/ 67 S Paris 64/ 55 0.08 61/ 57 R 67/ 52 C
Atlanta 81/ 69 0 75/ 59 PC 77/ 63 S Washington 69/ 60 0 71/ 55 S 76/ 57 S Prague 66/ 43 0 57/ 46 Sh 65/ 48 PC
Boise 66/ 55 Tr 58/ 38 C 58/ 37 PC FOREIGN CITIES Rio de Janeiro 75/ 70 0.14 89/ 73 S 93/ 71 T
Boston 57/ 54 0.82 66/ 49 S 64/ 50 S Rome 73/ 57 0 72/ 58 PC 71/ 56 PC
Buffalo 58/ 48 0 65/ 43 S 72/ 50 S Yesterday Today Tomorrow Santiago 54/ 50 0.45 62/ 38 PC 67/ 43 C
Charlotte 79/ 63 0 73/ 52 S 74/ 55 S Acapulco 92/ 77 0.04 86/ 77 PC 86/ 77 PC Stockholm 57/ 48 0 56/ 49 C 57/ 49 R
Chicago 67/ 56 0 71/ 58 S 81/ 63 PC Athens 71/ 63 0 71/ 61 C 73/ 61 PC Sydney 76/ 60 0 73/ 57 S 74/ 60 PC
Cleveland 63/ 57 0 73/ 48 S 80/ 55 S Beijing 84/ 57 0 79/ 50 S 62/ 45 R Tokyo 74/ 64 0 77/ 69 PC 77/ 70 C
Dallas-Ft. Worth 85/ 65 0 88/ 69 S 92/ 74 PC Berlin 68/ 46 0 58/ 49 Sh 63/ 50 R Toronto 59/ 43 0 65/ 45 S 69/ 51 PC
Denver 71/ 44 0.04 71/ 43 T 61/ 39 PC Buenos Aires 72/ 54 0 64/ 45 R 66/ 48 R Vancouver 59/ 52 0.06 60/ 44 PC 62/ 46 S
Detroit 64/ 47 0 68/ 49 S 75/ 54 S Cairo 91/ 72 0 94/ 75 S 93/ 72 S Warsaw 61/ 41 0 60/ 40 S 62/ 48 PC


The Play-Calling Whisperer Yankees Test

Fans Embrace Romo, Now an Analyst, and His Ability to See Into the Near Future The Endurance

Television viewers first noticed Of a Young Ace
the aberration on Sept. 10, during
the first week of the N.F.L. season,
when it happened several times When Luis Severino reared
before a live audience of millions back and fired a 98-mile-per-
of people. Then, the following hour fastball past the Tampa Bay
week, there it was again — and Rays slugger Logan Morrison on
then the week after that, too. Wednesday night, the pitch car-
By now it is a full-blown TV mar- ried with it a degree of symbolism.
vel, appointment viewing for the It was not only Severino’s final
N.F.L.’s legion of fans: an announc- pitch of a remarkable regular sea-
er who can predict what play is son, but it was also a high-veloc-
going to happen on the field before ity declaration that Severino, the
the ball is snapped. He’s that good. Yankees’ young ace, would seem
The announcer is Tony Romo, to have plenty more to give — be-
and he was making his broadcast- ginning, perhaps, with Tuesday’s
ing debut on CBS in that Sept. 10 MIKE ROEMER/ASSOCIATED PRESS American League wild-card play-
game. But he was no stranger to off against the visiting Minnesota
fans. Before this gig, he was the Tony Romo in the Lambeau Field broadcast booth last Sunday Twins.
star quarterback for the Dallas “I’ve never heard football talked about this way,” one fan said. Severino, who was banished to
Cowboys the past 14 seasons. the minor leagues and the bull-
Lots of former players have fan who lives in Indiana, said, ing experience. Instead of placing pen last year, earned a spot in the
moved into the broadcast booth af- “I’ve never heard football talked Romo on one of CBS’s secondary starting rotation in the spring,
ter their playing careers, but none about this way.” teams — like Fox did with Troy then made the
have upended convention and de- Romo had a long, prosperous Aikman, who spent a year learn- All-Star team
lighted fans as much as Romo has career with the Cowboys, leading ing before being promoted to lead and followed
through the first few weeks of this them to the playoffs four times analyst — McManus put Romo on that with a
season. More often, the ex-players and setting several team records. the lead team, displacing the long- dominating
resort to hackneyed sports jargon His playing career ended curious- time analyst Phil Simms. second half in
and observations that even casual ly. While he was out with an injury “We made the decision to hire which he went
fans consider obvious. last season, his rookie substitute, him and then made the decision to toe to toe with
“It’s pretty remarkable really, Dak Prescott, excelled. Prescott make him the lead analyst, which some of base- Luis Severino
that he’s come in and really added secured the permanent starting was a bit of a risk,” McManus said. ball’s better
a new dimension with some of his job by the time Romo returned. “But it was calculated.” pitchers: Co-
abilities to predict plays,” said Cris Rather than serve as a backup, Beyond the generous paycheck, rey Kluber, Chris Sale, Felix Her-
Collinsworth, an analyst for NBC. Romo announced in April that he sportscasting is usually a thank- nandez, Michael Fulmer, Andrew
In his first game, in Nashville, was ending his playing career to less job. Twitter, the digital sports Cashner and Jacob deGrom.
Romo gave N.F.L. viewers some- go into broadcasting. bar for millions of fans watching There is little to suggest that
thing they craved but were pre- Live television is unmerciful, games, is awash in unflattering if the Yankees can forge a deep
viously deprived of. “I got five and most former athletes need critiques of whichever poor an- run into October, they will not be
dollars this is a run to the left,” he years of practice before they are nouncer just misspoke. Even top able to count on Severino the way
said, and if anybody had bet him comfortable. Romo’s transition announcers like Joe Buck, Al Mi- other playoff teams are hoping to
they would have lost. In Week 2 was not expected to go well — at chaels, Aikman and Collinsworth count on Clayton Kershaw, Dallas
he told viewers to watch out for a least not at first. elicit contempt week to week. Keuchel, Justin Verlander, Max
fade pass by the Saints. Seconds “Tony coming out of the box is Romo, at least so far, is the rare Scherzer, Zack Greinke, Jon Les-
later, the Saints quarterback not going to be great,” Sean Mc- sportscaster who draws near uni- ter, Kluber and Sale.
Drew Brees threw a fade for a Manus, the CBS chairman who versal raves. Except for this: Is it a good
touchdown. hired Romo, told The Washington Avid football fans have em- idea?
Last weekend, Romo was at it Post before Romo’s debut. braced him because he is giving Severino, who is only 23, is in
again. “This right here is a run- McManus, however, clearly had them what they have long desired: his first full major league season
pass option,” he said late in the a clue that Romo could be very insightful analysis from someone and has thrown 3,082 pitches
second quarter of a game between good despite having no broadcast- who has firsthand knowledge of — the eighth most in the Ameri-
the Green Bay Packers and Cin- what happens on the field. can League this season entering
cinnati Bengals. “Hand the ball N.F.L. games command audi- Thursday’s games. More signif-
off with this box. I think this is a ences in the tens of millions, so icant, he has thrown 24 percent
handoff right now.” the broadcasts generally cater to more pitches than he threw last
The Bengals, indeed, handed casual fans, rather than those who season. Many of those pitches are
off. Romo’s broadcasting partner, want minutiae. hard — his average fastball (97.7
Jim Nantz, asked why he thought “We gear our broadcast toward miles per hour, according to Fan-
the Bengals would run. Grandma,” said Collinsworth, Graphs) is speedier than any oth-
“You have five offensive line- whose “Sunday Night Football” er starter’s in the major leagues.
man, and if there is five guys for games typically draw football’s In any case, Manager Joe Girar-
you to block, let’s run the ball,” largest audience. “If Grandma is di said there would be no restric-
he said. “If there’s six guys, let’s TOM PENNINGTON/GETTY IMAGES on the couch watching, we don’t tions on Severino in the postsea-
throw the ball. I saw five and I want her to leave. We want to be son, whether the Yankees play
played the percentages.” Romo played 14 seasons at as inclusive as possible.” just one game or reach the World
D’Angelo Taylor, 28, a Redskins quarterback for the Cowboys. KEVIN DRAPER Series. BILLY WITZ

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