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FROM THE PAGES OF 8pm in New York

SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 2017 FROM THE PAGES OF © 2017 The New York Times


Some Insurers ROCKPORT, Tex. — Hurricane Jennifer
Harvey bombarded a stretch of Bryant
Seeing Gains the Gulf Coast in Texas on Sat- examines the
urday with home-ripping winds
and epic rains. As emergency debris where
her family’s
officials scrambled to assess the
It has not been a market for the extent of the damage, hundreds business once
faint of heart. of thousands of people were with- stood in Katy,
Supporters of the Affordable out power after utility poles were Tex.
Care Act achieved a major victory knocked to the ground as if they
this past week when the last “bare” were twigs.
county in America — in rural Ohio The storm made landfall in this
— found an insurer willing to sell coastal city, ripping away roofs,
health coverage through the law’s leveling palm trees and road DAVID J. PHILLIP/ASSOCIATED PRESS
marketplace there. signs, and turning ranch land into feet of rain could fall across a said the storm was already pro-
But a moment of truth still looms lakes. Mayor Charles J. Wax said vast area from Corpus Christi to ducing “torrential rains,” and it
for the industry in the coming weeks Saturday that conditions were Houston, the nation’s fourth-larg- warned that “catastrophic flood-
under the law known as Obamacare. too dangerous to send out emer- est city. ing” was likely in the days ahead.
Companies must set their final gency officials but that an initial “Storm surge is the most dan- At a news conference in Austin,
plans and premiums by late Sep- review, as the storm’s eye passed gerous element of hurricanes,” Gov. Greg Abbott said Saturday
tember, even as the Trump adminis- overnight, showed “widespread Brock Long, the administrator of afternoon that officials remained
tration continues to threaten to cut damage.” the Federal Emergency Manage- active in search and rescue ef-
off billions of dollars in government Harvey was the first major ment Agency, told CNN. “It has forts.
subsidies promised by the legisla- hurricane to make landfall in the the highest potential to kill the The storm remained a hurri-
tion. United States since 2005, and it most amount of people.” cane well after it made landfall
The continuing churn among in- was expected to hover over Tex- As of Saturday afternoon, one about 10 p.m. Friday, and the del-
surers and the anxiety pervading as until at least midweek. A fierce storm-related casualty had been uge of rain made it difficult for offi-
the industry — stirred largely by Category 4 hurricane when it reported, in Rockport, but fore- cials to conduct even preliminary
President Trump’s predictions of struck land on Friday night, it casters warned that Harvey’s damage assessments. More than
collapse and threats to withhold eased by Saturday into a tropi- onslaught was just beginning. In 250,000 Texans were without elec-
critical government payments to in- cal storm. Still, meteorologists an advisory on Saturday, the Na- tricity on Saturday, a figure that
surers — have obscured an encour- warned that as much as three tional Hurricane Center in Miami was likely to increase. (NYT)
aging fact: Many of the remaining
companies have sharply narrowed Trump’s Pardon Follows, Yet Challenges, Law
their losses, analysts say, and some
are even beginning to prosper.
The healthier business outlook WASHINGTON — President judge’s effort to enforce the Con- es and policies. But while the
has been achieved at a big cost to Trump’s decision to pardon Joe stitution. Legal experts said they move may have been unusual,
consumers. To stanch their losses, Arpaio was characteristically found this to be the most trou- there is nothing in the text of the
many companies raised their prices unconventional. It came late on a bling aspect of the pardon, given Constitution’s pardons clause to
substantially for this year while nar- Friday night as a hurricane bore that it excused the lawlessness of suggest that he exceeded his au-
rowing their networks of providers down on Texas. It concerned a an official who had sworn to de- thority.
to hold down costs. crime some said was particularly fend the constitutional structure. The president, the clause says,
In Phoenix, for example, a typi- ill-suited to clemency, and it was Noah Feldman, a law professor “shall have power to grant re-
cal plan’s monthly premiums more not the product of the care and at Harvard, argued before the par- prieves and pardons for offenses
than doubled. Although people with deliberation that have informed don was issued that such a move against the United States, except
incomes low enough to qualify for pardons by other presidents. But “would express presidential con- in cases of impeachment.”
federal subsidies were shielded it was almost certainly lawful. tempt for the Constitution.” The pardon power extends on-
from the brunt of the steep increas- Last month, a federal judge “Arpaio didn’t just violate a law ly to federal crimes. Otherwise,
es, the higher prices prompted Re- found Arpaio, a former Arizona passed by Congress,” Feldman presidents are free to use it as
publicans to blame the law for plans sheriff, guilty of criminal con- wrote on Bloomberg View. “His they see fit. As the Supreme Court
that were out of many people’s tempt for defying a court order to actions defied the Constitution it- put it in an 1866 decision involv-
reach. stop detaining immigrants based self, the bedrock of the entire sys- ing a former Confederate senator,
Insurers have remained largely solely on the suspicion that they tem of government.” By saying Ex Parte Garland, the power “is
silent during the heated debate over were in the country illegally. The Arpaio’s offense was forgivable, unlimited.”
the law’s future, hoping not to antag- order had been issued in a lawsuit Feldman added, Trump threatens In a tweet last month, Trump
onize the Trump administration as it that accused the sheriff’s office of “the very structure on which his indicated that he had studied
decides whether to continue paying violating the Constitution by us- right to pardon is based.” the matter in the context of the
the subsidies. The companies are ing racial profiling to jail Latinos. It was the first act of outright investigation of ties between the
concerned that Trump may be set- Arpaio had faced a sentence of up defiance against the judiciary by Trump campaign and Russia. “All
ting them up as scapegoats on the to six months in jail. a president who has not been shy agree the U.S. president has the
order of Big Pharma. Trump thus used his constitu- about criticizing federal judges complete power to pardon,” he
REED ABELSON tional power to block a federal who ruled against his business- wrote. ADAM LIPTAK


Anger Over Death Squeezed by the E.U., Greece Warms to China

Roils Morocco ATHENS — After years of strug-

gling under austerity imposed by
AL HOCEIMA, Morocco — European partners and a chilly
What began as a spontaneous shoulder from the United States,
movement calling for a serious Greece has embraced the advanc-
inquiry into the death of a vendor es of China, its most ardent and
in the Rif region along Morocco’s geopolitically ambitious suitor.
coast has turned into one of the lon- While Europe was busy squeez-
gest protest movements in North ing Greece, the Chinese swooped
Africa since the Arab Spring. in with bucket-loads of invest-
The protesters are seeking to ments that have begun to pay off,
draw attention to government cor- not only economically but also by
ruption, as well as to the neglect apparently giving China a politi-
of infrastructure and economic cal foothold in Greece, and by ex- ANGELOS TZORTZINIS FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES
development. Nasser Zefzafi, the tension, in Europe. China has poured nearly half a billion euros into the port of
leader of the group organizing the Last summer, Greece helped Piraeus, a harbor in the Mediterranean.
protests, known as Hirak Chaabi, stop the European Union from is-
or the Popular Movement, has suing a unified statement against
been in jail since late May. Chinese aggression in the South “While the Europeans are act- port on the human rights vote or
When the Arab Spring protests China Sea. This June, Athens pre- ing towards Greece like medieval on other sensitive issues, though
toppled leaders in Tunisia and vented the bloc from condemn- leeches, the Chinese keep bring- he and other Greek officials ac-
Egypt in 2011, Moroccans also ing China’s human rights record. ing money,” said Costas Douzin- knowledge that explicit requests
took to the streets. In response, Days later, it opposed tougher as, the head of the Greek Parlia- are not necessary.
King Mohammed VI pushed for screening of Chinese investments ment’s foreign affairs and defense “If you’re down and someone
reforms. The country also en- in Europe. committee and a member of the slaps you and someone else gives
shrined Tamazight, the local Ber- Greece’s diplomatic stance governing Syriza party. you an alm,” Douzinas said, “when
ber tongue, as an official state lan- hardly went unnoticed by its Eu- China has already used its eco- you can do something in return,
guage in its constitution. ropean partners or by the United nomic muscle to stamp a major who will you help, the one who
As a result, Morocco had been States, all of which had previously geopolitical footprint in Africa helped you or the one who slapped
mostly stable, but the death of the worried that the country’s eco- and South America as it scours the you?”
fishmonger, Mouhcine Fikri, in Oc- nomic vulnerability might make globe for natural resources to fuel The Trump administration, rec-
tober, jarred the status quo. Fikri, it a ripe target for Russia, always its economy. If China was initial- ognizing it has a geopolitical and
31, was crushed in a garbage com- eager to divide the bloc. ly welcomed as a deep-pocketed economic challenger, recently in-
pactor as he tried to retrieve his Instead, it is the Chinese who investor — and an alternative to tervened to help lift an American
catch, which was confiscated by have become an increasingly America — it has faced growing deal over a Chinese competitor —
the police. His death galvanized a powerful foreign player in Greece criticism that it is less an econom- and the Greeks seemed happy to
public resentful of officials who are after years of assiduous courtship ic partner than a 21st-century in- play one power off the other.
seen as heartless and corrupt. and checkbook diplomacy. carnation of a colonialist power. Analysts say China targets
The government arrested over Among those initiatives, China If not looking for natural re- smaller countries in need of cash,
200 protesters. Human Rights plans to make the Greek port of Pi- sources in Europe, China has for among them Spain, Portugal and
Watch said it had received 43 com- reaus the “dragon head” of its vast years invested heavily across the others that suffered in the finan-
plaints of torture by the police. “One Belt, One Road” project, a bloc, its largest trading partner. cial crisis. Hungary, where China
“This is a serious deterioration new Silk Road into Europe. Yet now concerns are rising that is pledging to spend billions on
of the human rights climate in Mo- When Germany treated Greece Beijing is using its economic clout a railway, also blocked the E.U.
rocco,” said Ahmed Benchemsi, the as the eurozone’s delinquent, Chi- for political leverage. statement on the South China Sea.
Morocco representative for Hu- na designated Greece its “most Douzinas said China had never JASON HOROWITZ
man Rights Watch. AIDA ALAMI reliable friend” in Europe. explicitly asked Greece for sup- and LIZ ALDERMAN
In Brief

North Koreans Test 3 Missiles Killing of Teen Spurs Protesters Police Arrest Man With a Sword
North Korea used a multiple-rocket launch- Thousands of Filipinos poured out of their A man arrested outside Buckingham Pal-
er on Saturday to fire three short-range mis- homes to join a funeral march on Saturday for ace on Friday night had deliberately driven
siles that could strike United States military Kian Loyd delos Santos, the 17-year-old boy his blue Toyota Prius at a police van, at-
bases deep in South Korea, officials in Seoul whose death at the hands of the police has tempted to pull out a four-foot sword and re-
said. The launches were the North’s first rock- galvanized opposition to President Rodrigo peatedly shouted “Allahu akbar,” the London
et tests since two intercontinental ballistic Duterte’s brutal war on drugs. An estimated police said in a statement on Saturday that
missiles, or ICBMs, were fired last month. 5,000 people marched in light rain, demand- added fresh details about the episode. The
By resuming the tests, North Korea defied ing accountability from the president, who police identified the man, who is in custody,
repeated urgings from the United States and has appeared to soften his tough anti-crime only as a 26-year-old from Luton, a town
South Korea to stop weapons trials and other rhetoric and has ordered the detention of about 30 miles northwest of London. An in-
provocations to pave the way for dialogue. three police officers pending an investigation vestigation will look into whether the assault
The United States Pacific Command said that into the killing. The teenager was among 96 was a terrorist attack, the police said. Coun-
one of the three ballistic missiles had blown people killed in the Manila area in what the terterrorism investigators believe he acted
up immediately after blastoff, but that two police called a “one-time, big-time” crack- alone, the police said. But they searched the
others had traveled about 155 miles before down on drug dealers and addicts in the capi- Luton area on Saturday to try to learn more
splashing down. (NYT) tal and in several sprawling suburbs. (NYT) about the man. (NYT)


In Western Arkansas, a Vandal’s Act Is Met With Mercy

FORT SMITH, Ark. — Abraham A repentant stroy his life,” Nassri said.
Davis was sitting on a blue pad on Abraham But the prosecutors were un-
the concrete floor of Cell 3 in a Davis, moved. Daniel Shue, the head
jail in western Arkansas when a right, and prosecuting attorney, said that
guard came around with stamped a forgiving actions had consequences and
envelopes and writing paper. Hisham Yasin, that all three men had participat-
The first person he wrote to ed. And this was not just a run-of-
was his mother, Kristin Collins. a Palestinian the-mill vandalism, it was an act
Abraham, just shy of 21, had bare- immigrant, in of bigotry.
ly spoken to her since his arrest, Fort Smith, Still, at a hearing, the prosecu-
and he had a lot to explain. Ark. tor noted that the victims “asked
It all began on a night last Octo- PHOTOGRAPHS BY ETHAN TATE FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES for mercy and leniency.”
ber when he borrowed her white Abraham did. He had gone to what he’d done. The judge looked out at the de-
minivan and drove to the home of high school with Hisham was one “Dear Masjid Al Salam fendants. “Mercy. Hmmm.”
a friend. They’d gotten drunk on of the founders of the mosque that Mosque,” he began. He accepted their pleas. Then
cheap whiskey. Abraham agreed Abraham helped vandalize. Noah Davis, his brother, drove he lectured them.
to drive his friend to a mosque in Abraham was not entirely the letter to the mosque on a Fri- “If the victims in this case had
town. His friend drew swastikas surprised he had ended up here. day. He took off his shoes as a sign not approved of this, I would not
and curses on the mosque’s win- Expectations for him were so low of respect and introduced him- have done it,” he said. “You would
dows and doors while Abraham — at his church, at school, even self. Dr. Louay Nassri, who is the have gone to trial, and there is
stood watch in the driveway. in his own mind — that he some- president of Al Salam Mosqu, was a good chance all three of you
The next day, the vandalism times saw the line of his life point- moved. No one had expected to would have gone to prison. So you
was all over the news. Even now, ing toward prison. hear from the vandals. need to think twice before you do
as he was facing up to six years in But not like this. Not with swas- Later, when Nassri met with a something, which is just stupid.
prison for the act, Abraham could tikas. So Abraham decided to use man from the prosecutor’s office, What you did was just stupid.”
not explain why he had done it. another piece of paper the jail he made clear that the mosque Kristin, losing patience, said
Until the vandalism, few people guard had given him to write to did not want to press charges and under her breath: “Thank you.
in Fort Smith knew that Muslims the mosque. He wanted to tell the opposed a felony charge for Abra- Point taken.”
lived in their city. people there how sorry he was for ham. “We did not want this to de- SABRINA TAVERNISE
Soviet-Era Program Gives an Edge to Ukrainians In Brief

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Grow- while refugee camps in several mer Soviet Union and Southeast
ing up in the 1970s and ’80s in continents swell with families es- Asia. That is a more lenient stan- In Rally Victim’s Honor
Ukraine, then part of the Soviet caping Islamic fundamentalists dard than for other refugee appli- The mother of Heather D. Hey-
Union, Halyna Davydyuk was and bloody civil war, the ex-So- cants, who must prove they face a er, the woman killed during the
bullied by classmates and by viets still enjoy a favored status well-founded fear of persecution. recent unrest in Charlottesville,
teachers, who forced her to sit in when applying to come to the Iranian religious minorities Va., has begun a foundation bear-
the last row because she was an United States. were added to the program in ing her daughter’s name. The
evangelical Christian. Her father Indeed, they have become a 2004. But Evangelical Christians nonprofit Heather Heyer Foun-
was jailed for his beliefs. prime example of how federal make up more than 90 percent dation will use new donations as
Today, she said, “there’s not a lot law is slow to adapt to changing of the current Lautenberg pool, well as money from a GoFundMe
of persecution, but it’s difficult to circumstances. This is especially the vast majority of them from fund-raising effort that collected
find work.” true in immigration, where lack of Ukraine. thousands of dollars for Heyer’s
Normally, someone seeking consensus has thwarted attempts Nearly 4,000 Ukrainian refu- funeral to provide scholarships to
better prospects in the United to address the status of illegal gees were admitted to the United people interested in social justice
States would wait several years immigrants and tackle perceived States in the first 10 months of this issues. (NYT)
to be admitted. But Davydyuk, abuses in visa programs for tech fiscal year, compared with 2,543
her husband, their seven children workers and investors. for the entire 2016 fiscal year and Polar Scientist Dies
and a daughter-in-law arrived “In a world where people are just 227 four years ago. Their 2017
here in Vancouver in May just two persecuted in many places for numbers are dwarfed by arrivals Charles R. Bentley, who in the
years after applying. They joined varying reasons, refugee reset- from the Democratic Republic of 1950s led a team of scientists that
a growing number of Ukrainians tlement programs should not Congo, Iraq, Syria, Somalia and measured the West Antarctic Ice
who have streamed into the Unit- privilege one category but rath- Myanmar. But since May 1, as the Sheet for the first time, and who
ed States in recent months even as er prioritize the most vulnerable Trump administration began to later explained the mechanics of
the country has closed the door on with the most compelling need to restrict admissions of refugees, the fast-moving ice streams that
other refugees. be resettled,” said Bill Frelick, the Ukraine has accounted for the drain the sheet, died on Aug. 19
What distinguishes the Davy- refugee director of Human Rights second-largest number of arriv- at his home in Oakland, Calif. He
dyuks, who are Pentecostal, from Watch. He called the program for als, behind only Congo. was 87. The cause was complica-
other immigrants is a program the ex-Soviets, known as the Laut- The Supreme Court has allowed tions of Parkinson’s disease, his
created nearly three decades ago enberg Amendment, a “Cold War parts of President Trump’s tempo- daughter, Molly Bentley, said.
to benefit those who suffered from anachronism.” rary travel moratorium to stand Bentley and his team found that
religious persecution in the Sovi- The 1990 amendment, which and will hear arguments this year the West Antarctic Ice Sheet,
et Union, where the Communist was proposed by Sen. Frank R. about whether it is a legal use of thought to be a thin layer, was two
Party hounded religious groups it Lautenberg, D-N.J., established his national security powers or miles thick at some points and
could not control. a legal presumption of eligibility illegally discriminates against extended as far below sea level as
There is far more religious free- for refugee status for Jews and Muslims, as opponents argue. the highest mountains rose above
dom in their countries now. But Christian minorities from the for- MIRIAM JORDAN the surface. (NYT)


C.E.O.’s Series of Unfortunate Events Cast Pall Over Barclays

James E. Staley, the chief ex- KKR regarded as its expense. soon became the hub of glob- traditional banking business con-
ecutive of the British bank Bar- Staley even fell for an email al finance. Barclays decided it tinues to be a source of tension.
clays, reacts to problems quickly from a prankster, who, posing as need to compete with Goldman Under Staley, Barclays “hasn’t
and sometimes impulsively, with the chairman of Barclays, pledged Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Deut- changed the strategy in terms of
dogged loyalty, friends and col- allegiance after a bruising inves- sche Bank and the like in trading putting weight — a lot of weight —
leagues say. tor meeting. and deal-making. It brought in on the investment-banking side of
Three decades ago, when his Staley declined to be inter- an American the business,” said Richard Portes,
brother came out as gay, Staley viewed for this article, citing the executi v e an economics professor at the Lon-
began attending Act Up meet- whistle-blower investigation. But named Robert don Business School. “Maybe that
ings. At the money-management he agreed to let a reporter shadow E. Diamond Jr. is a good call. It’s not obvious.”
division of JPMorgan Chase, he him for a day while he worked. to build these Staley has weathered an inter-
ended a demeaning practice that “We are done restructuring busines ses, nal investigation and calls to throw
required people who were fired Barclays,” he said that day in Ju- known as in- him out at an annual shareholder
to leave immediately with their ly at a town-hall meeting in the vestment bank- meeting in May. But his ouster may
belongings in a box. As a trustee bank’s office in Leeds in northern James E. ing. After the still come because of the inquiry
of Bowdoin College, he helped in- England. “We are going to make financial crisis, into his conduct toward the whis-
stall as president Clayton Rose, a or break it based on what we’re Staley it acquired the tle-blower. The results of the inqui-
longtime friend who was seen as doing today and what we’re doing United States’ ry are expected as early as this fall.
an unconventional candidate be- here, in London, and in New York, operations of the bankrupt Leh- “Seeking to identify the identity
cause he didn’t have tenure and and around the world.” man Brothers, giving it a large of the whistle-blower is a violation
had spent 20 years in banking. Staley’s stumbles have spurred presence in New York. of the law,” said Jordan Thomas,
But if Staley were a character demands from some sharehold- While the investment banking chairman of the whistle-blower
from classical literature, his fideli- ers for his resignation. During the business brought growth, it also practice at the New York law firm
ty would be his tragic flaw. bank’s second quarter, his asset generated problems. Diamond Labaton Sucharow, “but it also un-
Since being named chief execu- sales led to a huge loss, which was was jettisoned in 2012 after an in- dermines the culture of integrity
tive of Barclays on Dec. 1, 2015, the compounded by disappointing vestigation led to a $450 million within Barclays.”
60-year-old American has come un- trading results and sizable le- fine over allegations Barclays After a Barclays’s event in New
der investigation by British bank gal costs. Shares of Barclays are traders had manipulated an im- York this summer, an employee-
regulators for trying to unmask a down 13 percent so far this year. portant interest rate benchmark, asked Staley what he would have
whistle-blower who criticized the His current quandary is an out- known as Libor, or the London In- done if he had discovered the iden-
competency of one of his senior growth of Barclays’s transforma- terbank Offered Rate. tity of the whistle-blower.
hires. He has lost the confidence tion from a three-century-old Brit- Barclays then turned to a retail “I should not have gotten that
of a major client, the private equi- ish commercial and retail lender banker, Antony Jenkins, but he involved,” Staley answered, ac-
ty firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & with Quaker roots into a global was ousted after a three-year turn- cording to a transcript of the re-
Company, which was angered by banking and trading powerhouse. around effort that was deemed too marks. “I’m going to make mis-
his attempt to help his brother-in- In the 1980s, Wall Street banks slow. How much to emphasize in- takes. You know, I’m sorry about
law’s business interests — at what arrived in London, and the city vestment banking over Barclay’s it, but I’m human.” KATE KELLY
Late Wages for Migrant Laborers at Trump’s Properties in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates the Trump Organiza- cal labor laws. Most of them have
— They are not inclined to com- tion, is not the work- been employees of a local con-
plain, not about the merciless sun ers’ employer, it man- struction company, Al Arif, which
or the 110-degree heat, as they ages the properties has a contract from Damac.
labor to transform the pale sands through a partnership There is no evidence that Trump
of the Arabian desert into verdant with Damac, one of is aware of the conditions for the
fairways. They accept with resig- Dubai’s largest real workers. He has handed over man-
nation that their families are far estate developers. agement of his company to two of
away, in India, Pakistan or Nepal. Trump has earned $2 his sons, Donald Jr. and Eric.
What these migrant workers million to $10 million The White House referred
cannot abide is how frequently from the golf courses, inquiries to the company. In an
their employer, a local construc- according to financial emailed statement, a spokes-
tion company, pays them late. disclosures filed last woman, Amanda Miller, said the
They are especially frustrated year with the Federal company is not the owner or de-
given where they have been dis- Election Commission. veloper of the golf club.
patched to work — the Trump In- THE NEW YORK TIMES The migrant work- Damac’s senior vice president
ternational Golf Club. The pool deck at Trump International ers make $200 to $400 for marketing and corporate com-
“He has countless amounts of Golf Club is abandoned during the hot a month, according to munications, Niall McLoughlin,
money!” fumed a 24-year-old Pa- summer months. interviews conduct- did not respond to requests for
kistani who works as a driver for ed by The New York comment. A receptionist at Al Ar-
the local construction company, Times with two dozen if Group in Dubai referred calls
speaking on condition of anonymi- a gated complex of 4,000 luxury vil- current and former workers at the to the head of its immigration
ty. “We are very far away from our las and 7,500 condos selling for up Damac Hills course. The workers department, Aziz Dashti. A man
houses, from our children, our fam- to $4 million each. Sixteen miles to say they struggle to cover debts who answered the number initial-
ilies. It hurts us.” the east, a second Trump-branded amassed in paying recruitment ly confirmed that he was Dashti,
The Trump International Golf course is being built inside an even agents for their jobs, while con- and rejected claims of worker mis-
Club, which opened in February, larger resort, Akoya Oxygen. fronting physical hardships and treatment. Later, he said he was
is the centerpiece of Damac Hills, While the president’s company, violations of their rights under lo- not Dashti. PETER S. GOODMAN


Sleaze in 1970s Times Square, Through a Modern Lens

‘The Deuce,’ a new HBO series, “We just said we have
recalls a time when the sex to do this.”
They returned to
industry held sway. hear more about a piv-
otal moment in Amer-
In a crowded warehouse somewhere in ican cultural history,
Brooklyn, the men are wearing garish leisure when various factors,
suits and ties as wide as dinner napkins, while including changes in
the women affect a look that might be called the legal definition
Woodstock-a-Go-Go. They are all part of a of obscenity, trans-
flashback to the early 1970s, courtesy of “The formed the sex busi-
Deuce,” an HBO series about the New York sex ness into a billion-dol-
industry that once defined 42nd Street. lar enterprise.
The scene being shot has Candy (Maggie The Times Square
Gyllenhaal), an astute prostitute with aspi- of today may be a
rations, and Marty Hodas (Saul Stein), the HBO Disney dystopia, a
real-life King of the Peeps, knowledgeably Above and below, two sets of the show, which has recreated soul-crushing slice
discussing what predilections are the most some notorious Times Square destinations. of Midtown where
lucrative. musty Elmo costumes
Monitoring the shoot, the show’s two cre- go to die. But the fash-
ators, David Simon and George Pelecanos, of Thrones.” ionable yearning for the seamier
begin to deconstruct Stein’s delivery of a par- Simon and Peleca- Times Square of yore is to wish for
ticular line. Does he come off as leering? Dis- nos initially had no the return of live sex shows, peep-
missive? “I want him to be genuinely, ‘You get interest in develop- show stalls in constant need of
it, you’re smart,’ ” Pelecanos says. ing a series around cleaning, men beating women on
The moment encapsulates a central chal- 42nd Street. Simon, the street, rampant drug use and
lenge: to explore the repercussions of a busi- a former newspaper underage prostitution.
ness dependent upon the sale of the flesh reporter, has created But Simon and Pelecanos rec-
through storytelling that never slips into and nurtured sever- ognized the storytelling potential
preachy puritanism or flat-out pornography. al enduring series, of those days, and the opportunity
Also at play is a heightened awareness of most notably the HBO to examine so much: the moral
how women are portrayed in culture, reflect- drama “The Wire.” implications of economic models,
ed in criticism of HBO shows like “Game of Pelecanos, a prolific the misogyny, the artistic contri-
Thrones” and “Westworld” for what some say novelist known for butions, the sexual repression and
is the gratuitous female nudity and violence his detective fiction, liberation, the advent of AIDS, the
against women. worked with Simon sex-video business shifting to the
Now here comes a show about New York’s on “The Wire” and West Coast, the effect of forev-
sex trade that can neither soft-pedal the brutal another HBO series, er-accessible porn on human in-
realities nor exploit the exploitation. “If you al- “Treme.” HB0 teraction and intimacy.
lude to this in ways that clean it up, you’re not But Marc Henry The most consequential charac-
dealing with the fact that not only was labor Johnson, an assistant locations manager on ter may be the city itself, a New York two gen-
marginalized and misused, but that the prod- “Treme,” encouraged them to meet a man he erations removed.
uct itself was the laborer,” Simon says. knew in New York — a man with stories. The “Some of it happened,” Simon said. “Some
HBO has a lot riding on “The Deuce,” which man, whose name they declined to reveal, be- of it didn’t happen. Some of it might have hap-
makes its debut on Sept. 10 with a cast led by gan to vividly resurrect the pioneering days pened. But all of it could have happened. That’s
the movie stars Gyllenhaal and James Franco. along the Deuce. the only rule. All of it could have happened.”
The premium cable network needs an atten- “The characters were so rich, and that’s All of this could have happened along the
tion-getting hit to replace the departing “Game what it all comes down to,” Pelecanos recalled. Deuce. And it did. DAN BARRY
Going Hyperlocal, Filmmakers Explore Racism in Intimate Terms

A year after racial discontent neared levels “For Ahkeem,” about a struggling black teen- sional video diary. In “Strong Island,” Yance
not seen since the Rodney King beating case, age mother in St. Louis and her boyfriend, who, Ford focuses tightly on the lead-up to and af-
the country finds itself convulsed by contro- at 17, finds himself on probation for multiple termath of his brother’s death, which devastat-
versies over neo-Nazis emboldened by Don- offenses. There is also a new feature, “Crown ed and splintered their family. Sabaah Folayan,
ald Trump’s rise to power. Now, a burst of new Heights,” based on the real-life wrongful con- who directed “Whose Streets?” with Damon
films, many of them documentaries, are taking viction of Colin Warner, and John Ridley’s doc- Davis, said she sought to avoid numbing audi-
a deep look beyond the headlines at the lasting umentary, “Let It Fall,” about the Los Angeles ences with grim statistics to instead plumb the
impact that racial schisms and racism have on uprising, to be rereleased in November. daily lives of a few activists.
Americans’ everyday lives. The films differ greatly from one another, “It sometimes seems like all of our political
Among the nonfiction films are “Whose yet they all tell deeply personal, difficult sto- actions are exhausted or have been compro-
Streets?,” about activists in Ferguson, Mo.; ries from new perspectives that challenge both mised, and there’s a real pressing sense of the
“Strong Island,” about its director’s brother, an their audiences and mainstream narratives, magnitude of the issues, with no clear path for-
unarmed black man shot to death by a white which is where much of their power lies. ward,” said Folayan, whose film is in theaters.
man in 1992; “The Force,” about efforts to re- Many of the directors made their films hy- “I think the way out of that is for us to look
form the Oakland, Calif., police department; per-specific and intimate, so their broadly around, and in our backyard, and tackle prob-
“The Blood Is at the Doorstep,” about the police familiar narratives feel fresh. “For Ahkeem” lems in front of us, rather than being consumed
killing of Dontre Hamilton in Milwaukee; and seems at times like a young woman’s confes- in this massive huge story.” CARA BUCKLEY


Inside a Disordered Mind With an Ax to Grind Editor’s Row

The facts of the notorious case lishes the conditions in which THE HOUSE OF GOVERNMENT: A Saga of
described by Sarah Schmidt in See What I Have Done that most unnatural of acts could the Russian Revolution, by Yuri Slezkine.
“See What I Have Done” are as occur, the apparent murder by a (Princeton University, $39.95.) This
follows. One sweltering day in By Sarah Schmidt child of her parents. It’s fascinat- panoramic history describes the lives of
August 1892, the father and step- 328 pages. Atlantic Monthly Press. $26. ing, then, to learn that when Lizzie Bolshevik revolutionaries who were swal-
mother of Lizzie Borden of Fall Borden went to trial, almost a year lowed up by the cause they believed in.
River, Mass., were hacked to later, it took only 15 days for her to Oral History of Women in World War II,
death in their home. Borden stood Father. It makes your skin smell be found not guilty of the crime. by Svetlana Alexievich. Translated by
trial for the murders and was ac- old.”) She thinks of his house as But Schmidt remains preoccu- Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky.
quitted. Doubt has been cast on “brittle bone under foot,” and pied with the morbidity that per- (Random House, $30.) This oral history,
that verdict ever since. waits for a visiting neighbor’s meates this household. We learn, one of a series that won Alexievich the
Most readers of fiction will have heart to “burst through” her rib in a passing mention from Lizzie literature Nobel in 2015, charts the war
last encountered Lizzie in Angela cage “onto the kitchen floor.” to her maid, Bridget, that the as seen by Russian women and disproves
Carter’s story “The Fall River Axe There are repeated references woman who once lived next door the assumption that war is “unwomanly.”
Murders,” from her 1985 collec- to blood and bleeding, to smells had drowned her two children in A LIFE OF ADVENTURE AND DELIGHT:
tion, “Black Venus.” Carter makes of rot and urine, to self-canni- a cistern, then slit her own throat. Stories, by Akhil Sharma. (Norton,
no bones as to the perpetrator of balization. “Her hair grew gray Lizzie tells Bridget that this wom- $24.95.) In eight haunting stories about
the crimes. Lizzie did it, in her and began falling out into bowls an was her father’s sister, her aunt. Indian characters, both in Delhi and in
view, and it was the slaughter of of food. She ate a piece of herself In the Gothic novel, however, New York, this collection offers a lacerat-
her beloved pigeons by her father each night,” Lizzie says of Abby, a tension must be sustained: a ing critique of a certain type of male ego.
that proved the last straw. her stepmother, as the woman’s movement, quickening and twist- FREUD: The Making of an Illusion, by
Frederick Crews. (Metropolitan/Holt,
For Carter, the larger motive hacked and bloody corpse is dis- ing as it advances, that will fulfill $40.) Crews’s cohesive but slanted
was Lizzie’s reaction to the man’s covered upstairs. the promise of the story, which is account presents a portrait of Sigmund
miserliness: his meanness of spirit Much is made of the leg of to deliver readers screaming into Freud as an all-around nasty nut job.
as well as his vindictive frugality. mutton that over several very the ghastly horror of the thing. THE SEVENTH FUNCTION OF LANGUAGE,
Carter spells out the mitigating hot summer days is repeatedly But the narrative structure of by Laurent Binet. Translated by Sam
circumstances that would tend to served to the family in a broth. “See What I Have Done” squan- Taylor. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $27.)
justify Lizzie’s actions. In this ver- There are hints that the broth is ders that tension. There are too Binet’s playful detective novel reimagines
sion, Lizzie Borden is a woman un- poisoned, but it hardly requires many voices and shifts in time the historical event of the literary theorist
der the iron hand of an often bitter, human agency for this rotting as the novel moves into its final Roland Barthes’s death.
joyless man who has, in addition, bone to play havoc with the diges- hundred pages. The effect is to un- TO SIRI WITH LOVE: A Mother, Her Autis-
just killed all her pet pigeons with tive systems of all concerned. dermine the dynamic previously tic Son, and the Kindness of Machines, by
a hatchet. She didn’t give her fa- So a breakdown occurs within established, in the household and Judith Newman. (Harper/HarperCollins,
ther 41 whacks, as the children’s the unstable bodies of the Borden in Lizzie’s sickening mind. $26.99.) Newman’s tender, boisterous
rhyme has it, only about a dozen, family, and it mirrors the collapse The first-person voices of Liz- memoir strips the zone of privacy to edge
but they were quite enough. of Lizzie’s mind, which seems to zie’s older sister, Emma, and Brid- into the world her autistic son occupies.
Schmidt’s version is less foren- reflect, or is even symptomatic of, get, the maid, add little to the story Lucy Ives. (Penguin Press, $25.) In this
sic. She tells a story not so much the disintegrating character of this other than background plot detail. dark and funny first novel about a mys-
about money but about madness. sweltering, unhygienic and claus- In “See What I Have Done,” tery in a museum, a young woman stuck
Lizzie is only one of the first-per- trophobic household of locked Schmidt has created a lurid and in an entry-level job waits for the baby
son narrators, but disorder is ev- doors and repressed emotions. original work of horror. It’s a pity boomers to pass from the scene.
ident in her voice. First, there’s The Borden house is a house of that some of its force has been dis- LIFE IN CODE: A Personal History of Tech-
her stuttering repetition of cer- horror, as is Lizzie Borden’s psy- sipated by its disorganized and nology, by Ellen Ullman. (Farrar, Straus
tain words — “ticked ticked,” “sip che. The interplay of these ideas overlong second half. As a result, & Giroux, $27.) A pioneering programmer
sip,” and then her inappropriate and images works wonderfully the novel lacks the ever-tighten- discusses her career and the dangers the
response to the murders, as when in the first half of the novel, and ing narrative torque that might internet poses to privacy and civility.
she tells her father’s corpse that goes far to create an atmosphere more effectively have delivered The full reviews of these and other
he should give up smoking. (“You of grisly unwholesomeness. the lovely shocker on the last recent books are on the web:
ought to stop with the tobacco, Schmidt convincingly estab- page. PATRICK McGRATH

Paperback Row

BLOOD IN THE WATER: The Attica Prison Uprising of PARADISE NOW: The Story of American Utopianism, by British; another freshly arrived from New York
1971 and Its Legacy, by Heather Ann Thompson. (Vin- Chris Jennings. (Random House, $18.) In 1774, Moth- City; and a taxi driver and his wife.
tage, $17.95.) A masterly account of the event, from er Ann Lee, the prophet of the Shakers, crossed the WINNING ARGUMENTS: What Works and Doesn’t Work
the prison’s attendant inhumanities — starved and Atlantic from England, committed to establishing an in Politics, the Bedroom, the Courtroom, and the Class-
abused inmates, racist guards — and the lead-up to idealized society, and she wielded a powerful influ- room, by Stanley Fish. (Harper, $14.99.) A treatise on
the conflict, with a particular focus on Gov. Nelson ence on four other utopian communities across the persuasion, diplomacy and tact, from a legal scholar
Rockefeller’s intractability. Thompson considers the United States. Jennings follows these communes’ and critic. Fish examines scenarios and topics from
legacy of an episode that New York has long tried fates and fortunes, observing wryly: “Anyone nuts Milton to Monty Python to show how arguments
to obscure. enough to try building heaven on earth is bound for can be structured, and offers a silver bullet for win-
THE LESSER BOHEMIANS, by Eimear McBride. a hell of his own making.” ning them.
(Hogarth, $16.) In her previous novel, “A Girl Is a THE DEATH OF REX NHONGO, by C.B. George. (Lee THE BOOK OF ESTHER, by Emily Barton. (Tim Dug-
Half-Formed Thing,” McBride debuted a style of Boudreaux/Back Bay/Little, Brown, $15.99.) The gan, $16.) The real-life Khazaria was a medieval
fractured, disorderly prose. She continued this in real-life Zimbabwean revolutionary Solomon Muju- kingdom in Central Asia whose elite class converted
“Bohemians,” which follows Eily, an Irish student ro — nom de guerre Rex Nhongo — is found dead to Judaism. For her novel, Barton imagines a thriv-
in London who begins an affair with an actor. The at the outset of this thriller. George, possibly a pen ing Khazar kingdom in the throes of World War
reviewer for The New York Times, Jeanette Winter- name for this first-time novelist, examines with cin- II — crafting a world and a story that are, as the re-
son, said that, for McBride, “language is an end not ematic vision the intertwined lives of three couples viewer for The Times, Dara Horn, said, “as addicting
a means, a beginning not an end.” in post-independence Zimbabwe: one wealthy and as a Jewish ‘Game of Thrones.’ ” Joumana Khatib



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18 19 20 21
ACROSS 50 Machine-gun while 100 Location of Waimea 22 23 24
1 Way around flying low Valley
London, with “the” 52 Stereotypical oil 101 What one will never 25 26 27 28
5 E.R. V.I.P.s tycoon be, in golf 29 30 31 32 33 34 35
8 Haunted house 54 Remains unused 102 Tended, with “for” 36 37 38 39 40
sound 56 Sweets 104 Comedian’s stock in
13 Backflow preventer 58 Take both sides? trade 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49
in a drain 60 Word on a jar 106 118-Across, literally? 50 51 52 53 54 55
18 Brief, as a visit 61 Muskmelon variety 110 Africa’s oldest 56 57 58 59 60
20 Sub 65 Bombs developed in republic
21 Oscar role for Vivien the 1950s 112 Result of some 61 62 63 64 65 66
Leigh 66 Some airport 67 68 69 70 71 72
22 Astonishing March figures, for short 114 Bingo square 73 74 75 76 77
Madness success, 67 Eminently 115 Old Russian
e.g. draft-worthy ruler known as 78 79 80 81 82
24 He denied Christ 68 Pitch “Moneybag” 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90
three times 71 Wiped out 116 Detective in a lab
25 Device with a Retina 72 Middling 122 Frisbees and such 91 92 93 94 95 96
display 123 Like spoiled kids 97 98 99 100 101
26 The opposition 73 Plenty sore, with 124 Metallic element 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109
27 “Madame X” painter 74 Heat that’s #21 on the
John Singer ____ periodic table 110 111 112 113 114
29 23-Across, literally? 76 Antiparticle first 125 Like many concept 115 116 117 118 119 120 121
observed in 1929
33 Cozy 78 Noon, in Nantes 126 Gregor ____,
35 Actor ____ Buchholz 79 Disaster film? protagonist in 122 123 124
of “The Magnificent Kafka’s “The 125 126 127 128
Seven” 82 Singer Simone Metamorphosis”
36 Epitome of 83 Doomed 127 Snack food brand 8/27/17
simplicity 85 N.B.A. Hall-of-Famer 128 Latin years 19 Tonto player of 2013 57 Stay 95 That the sum of
37 Sour Thomas 20 ____ characters 59 Setting eschewed by the numbers on a
roulette wheel is
39 Spicy fare? 87 Ladies’ shoe fastener DOWN (Chinese writing) Hawaii: Abbr. 666, e.g.
41 “Where America’s 91 Staff openings? 1 Sign of nervousness 23 Murderer of Hamlet 61 Capturer of some 98 Uganda’s Amin
embarrassing gaffes
Day Begins” 92 By way of 28 Tuna, at a sushi bar
43 Made an 94 Wine bar order 2 Sea urchin, at a 29 Doesn’t keep up 62 “The Iceman 99 Marsh birds
sushi bar
Cometh” playwright
impression? 96 Elusive 30 Go up against 102 Showing politesse
45 Iron: Fr. 97 ____ Lenoir, inventor 3 Declare verboten 31 Facial feature of the 63 Hospital sticker 103 Lower
46 Get ready to be of the internal- 4 Break off a romance Bond villain Ernst 64 Handling well 105 International
dubbed combustion engine 5 Takeaway, of a sort Blofeld 69 Winner of four package deliverer
6 When a baby is 32 Jargon 1990s-2000s golf
FA UV E S AK I C H I S S AV E expected 34 Runs for a long pass, majors 107 Desi of Desilu
AN T I S L UR I D RO WA CL I P 7 1904 world’s fair say 70 1953 Leslie Caron
QU ES T F OR PR OPOS AL OD DS city: Abbr. film 108 Show a bias
ST P I ER RE EA TN O T R I O 8 Utilities, insurance, 38 One component of a 109 Nintendo game
TR EA T I SN OT AN OP T I ON advertising, etc. data plan 75 Other: Abbr. princess
AF RO EXE RT ON AN O I NT S 40 What the prefix 77 Networking assets
QU AR T Z KA L B AS SE S 9 Loosely woven “tera-” means 80 “Ta-ta!” 110 Lens caps?
UR N V ER SE CO UR SE TH OR N fabric with a rough 42 Contributed to the 111 Where fighter jets
AL TA R A I D S L AK ED MA O texture world 81 Former world capital are found: Abbr.
SO AP S V EN N O MA N I S 10 Try to find oneself? called
AC T I ON T I ME AD ON L Y F I L E 11 ____ quotes 43 56-Down, literally? “City of Lights” 113 “Gangnam Style”
CR EA MY OR DS UL TR A 12 What a designated 44 “Don’t you ____!” 84 Shift+8 hitmaker
EE L A GE ND A U SE TR AS H driver takes 47 Line judge? 86 “Everybody’s a 117 ____ pro nobis (pray
SE L I G M OT EC ON TR OL UT A 48 Home to the comedian” for us)
PR I C EY AVA NE CT AR 13 Candy that fizzes in
ON TO AS T A PE RC US AO NE the mouth National Border 88 Certain cheap car, 118 Sch. in Fort Collins
Patrol Museum
WA RD FO R I NF OR MA T I ON 14 New Hampshire informally 119 The dark side
EV AN LU ME T P AT R I C I A 15 Gives stars to 49 Teacher’s unit 89 Mathematician 120 Symbol on the flag
S I VA AC HE SF OR TH ES TA RS 51 Funny Tina Turing of Argentina or
T E EN TK OD OR I O N A BB OT 16 Have no existence 53 Bubkes 90 Apt rhyme for “fire” Uruguay
OS LO E STS GE AR YE SN O 17 Line usually on the
Answer to puzzle for 8/20/17 left or right side 55 60-Down, literally? 93 Asked for a desk, say 121 “Eww, stop!”
Answers to this puzzle will appear in next Sunday’s TimesDigest, and in next Sunday’s New York Times.




Looking Past the Obamacare Debate Gay Life in America

All my life I’ve loved Texas: those big skies,
Now that Republicans in Congress appear to provide subsidies to the poor and middle class. big steaks and big attitudes. I’m there sev-
have at least temporarily abandoned their cru- State and federal lawmakers are exploring eral times a year. But Texas doesn’t love me
sade against the Affordable Care Act, it seems ways to increase coverage and lower costs. back. Certainly its lawmakers don’t, and lately
like a good time for lawmakers to come up with The Nevada Legislature passed a bill in June they’ve been hellbent on showing that.
plans to fulfill their promises to increase ac- that would have allowed people who make too In June, the governor signed a bill allowing
cess to health care and to lower costs. much money to qualify for Medicaid to buy child welfare groups to refuse adoptions that
This effort would need to be led by senators into that program. The bill, which would have contradict their “sincerely held religious be-
who have committed to a bipartisan approach, required a federal waiver, did not become law liefs.” They can turn away gay men like me.
and by state governments. Still, change might because Gov. Brian Sandoval, a Republican, That same month, the Texas Supreme Court
not come soon enough for the 29 million peo- vetoed it. But the idea has other backers. Sen. approved a lawsuit challenging the city of
ple without health insurance or the many mil- Brian Schatz of Hawaii said on Tuesday that Houston’s provision of equal benefits to all
lions who struggle to afford high premiums, he would introduce a bill that would explicitly married employees, including those with
deductibles and other costs. The 2010 health allow states to let people buy into Medicaid. same-sex spouses. Although the United States
law, known as Obamacare, has helped 20 mil- Another approach would be to let people buy Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage
lion people gain access to insurance, and it ap- into Medicare at some point before they be- nationwide in 2015, Texas bucks and balks.
pears to have helped slow the growth in health come eligible for the program at age 65. Hillary Not New York. My state loves me. In June, it
care costs. But even former President Barack Clinton proposed this during her campaign. finalized the design of a monument to L.G.B.T.
Obama has said there is still work to be done. Congress could also provide more generous citizens. New York legalized same-sex mar-
One option that appears to have gained sup- subsidies to help middle-class people buy in- riage in 2011 without any federal nudge.
port among the public is a single-payer sys- surance on Obamacare exchanges. At the state There’s no such thing as L.G.B.T. life in
tem, which proponents like Sens. Bernie Sand- level, four million people would gain coverage America, a country even more divided on this
ers and Elizabeth Warren call “Medicare for if Florida, Georgia, Texas and the 16 other front than on others. There’s L.G.B.T. life in
All.” But moving to a single-payer system from states that have not expanded Medicaid under states like New York, Maryland, Oregon and
one dominated by employer-paid health cover- Obamacare changed their minds and opted in. California. Then there is L.G.B.T. life on that
age would be a big leap. Many Democrats have Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has said that blacklist, which includes Texas, Kansas, Mis-
been reluctant to embrace the idea, and most some states could go even further by approv- sissippi and South Dakota. The differences
Republicans oppose it. ing single-payer systems of their own. Califor- between states — and between cities within
Single-payer advocates point out that the nia, Colorado, New York and Vermont have states — is much more consequential since the
United States is the only advanced nation with- considered such proposals. If one or two states advent of the Trump administration.
out universal health care, which is true. Ger- moved in that direction, it could help demon- President Trump’s Department of Justice
many, the Netherlands and Switzerland have strate the feasibility of such an approach. went out of its way to make clear that it did not
achieved universal coverage and affordable The Republican campaign to repeal consider L.G.B.T. people to be protected by a
health care with more comprehensive and gen- Obamacare, for all its waste of time and energy, federal civil rights law that prohibits employ-
erous forms of Obamacare that require people has at least gotten people to talk seriously about ment discrimination. And, on Friday, Trump
to buy insurance, tightly regulate insurers and proposals to improve the health care system. signed a directive that prevents transgender
people from joining the armed services but
The Rush to Exploit the Arctic leaves the fate of those already serving in doubt.
We’re at the mercy of our ZIP codes: Lesbi-
an, gay, bisexual and transgender people are
The passage of a specially built Russian by the ships delivering natural gas, which it- often affected most by their city, not their state.
tanker carrying liquefied natural gas through self is cleaner than most other fossil fuels. But In Waco, Tex., the lone justice of the peace ad-
the warming Arctic without an icebreaker more shipping also generates new threats to mitted that she won’t preside over weddings
escort marks a critical milestone in a centu- the delicate Arctic environment, while the for same-sex couples. But Houston has been
ries-old yearning for a shorter, faster route be- competition for resources generates new ten- a pioneer: Annise Parker, its mayor from 2010
tween the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. sions. Even Canada and the United States have to 2016, is the only openly L.G.B.T. person ever
But it is not without irony that trade in a fossil sparred over the Arctic. Russia staked a claim elected to lead one of the nation’s 10 most popu-
fuel should be a major beneficiary of the climate to vast stretches of the Arctic seabed by plant- lous cities. And Austin, the capital, is practical-
change for which fossil fuels are largely respon- ing a flag beneath the North Pole in 2007. ly Key West, Fla., minus the coconuts.
sible. And that defines the challenge posed by An Arctic Council was formed in 1996 with I asked Jon Davidson of Lambda Legal, an
the rapid thinning of polar ice: how to ensure eight Arctic nations, the United States, Canada, L.G.B.T. advocacy group, about cases that il-
that the newly exposed potential of the Arctic is Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia and lustrate just how repressive some corners of
exploited peacefully and without further dam- Sweden, to promote cooperation and coordina- America remain. He told me about Picayune,
age to the environment. The thinning ice has tion. But the council has no enforcement pow- Miss., where an 86-year-old gay man died last
opened opportunities for faster shipping, along ers, and its mandate excludes military matters. year, leaving behind his 82-year-old husband.
the Northern Sea Route over Russia or the President Barack Obama made climate change They had been together for half a century.
Northwest Passage over Canada and Alaska, as a priority issue when the United States took the Although prior arrangements had been made
well as access to troves of oil, gas and minerals. lead of the council for two years starting in 2015. with a funeral home, it refused to pick up the
The voyage of the Christophe de Margerie President Trump has dismissed global warm- man’s body when it learned of his same-sex mar-
was a triumph for President Vladimir Putin of ing as a “hoax,” has proposed opening the Amer- riage, according to a breach-of-contract lawsuit.
Russia, who has made opening the Arctic and ican Arctic to oil and gas drilling and has pulled I told Davidson that I thought that such don’t-
exporting liquefied natural gas to Asia a prior- the United States out of the Paris accord. It’s make-me-touch-it hysteria ended 25 years ago.
ity. The tanker traveled from Norway to South probably too much to hope that the success of “Many parts of the country are 25 years ago,”
Korea in 30 percent less time than the route the Russian tanker will change his attitude on he responded, drawing attention to the south-
through the Suez Canal would have taken. climate. But it should open his eyes to the need eastern quarter, from Texas to South Carolina,
Shortening the passage from the Atlantic to to ensure that the struggle for territorial and which, he said, may well generate over half of
the Pacific means that less fuel will be burned commercial advantage does not get out of hand. the lawsuits that Lambda becomes involved in.


Spieth Surges to Lead in the Northern Trust In Brief

OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. — Jor- Spieth was at 12-under 198, it, though,” he said.
dan Spieth needed only three and his reputation — even for a Johnson took the early lead Lufkin Will Face Japan
holes Saturday to leave a strong 24-year-old in his fifth year on the with a birdie from the bunker on Mark Requena hit a two-run,
cast of challengers wondering PGA Tour — is as daunting as the the par-5 third hole, and then Spi- go-ahead home run in the sixth
what it’s going to take to catch him size of his lead. Spieth has a 9-5 eth began the first of two big runs. inning and Lufkin, Tex., over-
in the Northern Trust. record with at least a share of the He holed birdie putts of 20 feet, 12 came a five-run deficit to beat
Spieth ran off three straight 54-hole lead, including nine of his feet and 25 feet over a four-hole Greenville, N.C., 6-5 on Satur-
birdies on the back nine at Glen last 10. stretch, and it looked as though day and earn a spot in the Little
Oaks Club and finished with two “Ten except for one hole,” he the lead would get even bigger League World Series champion-
pars for a six-under 64, matching said with a smile, referring to the when he settled over an 8-foot ship in South Williamsport, Pa.
the low score of the tournament quadruple bogey he made on the birdie chance on the ninth hole. Lufkin will face Japan in Sun-
and building a three-shot lead 12th hole at Augusta National that And then he three-putted with day’s championship. (AP)
over Dustin Johnson. cost him the 2016 Masters. an aggressive stroke on a down-
It was the second straight day Paul Casey, who seems to play hill putt. Spieth bounced back
that Spieth filled his card with his best golf this time of the year, with a birdie on the 10th, and then West Coast Takes Travers
birdies on the easier back nine at and the defending champion Pat- after failing to birdie the lone par 5 West Coast invaded the East to
Glen Oaks — a 30 on Friday, a 31 rick Reed each shot 66 and were on the back nine, he went back to win the $1.25 million Travers by
on Saturday. next in line at five shots back, work with the putter with a 10-foot 3 ¼ lengths at Saratoga on Sat-
Johnson, his regular partner at along with Jon Rahm (67) and birdie on No. 14, a 20-foot birdie on urday against all three winners
the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, failed Matt Kuchar (68). the par-3 15th and a shot into 4 feet of this year’s Triple Crown races.
to take advantage until he stuffed What Spieth would love Sunday on the 16th. Ridden by Mike Smith, West
his approach into 4 feet on the 18th is the kind of boring round he put Spieth will be going for his fourth Coast ran 1 ¼ miles in 2:01.19,
hole for a birdie and a 67 to nar- together at Pebble Beach: two victory of the year, one that would earning an automatic berth into
row the gap and get into the final birdies, no bogeys, no excitement, make him the front-runner for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Clas-
group with Spieth. a four-shot victory. “I don’t expect PGA Tour player of the year. (AP) sic. Belmont winner Tapwrit fin-
ished fourth, Preakness winner
Blockbuster Irving-Thomas Trade Hits a Snag Cloud Computing was eighth, and
Kentucky Derby champion Al-
ways Dreaming was ninth. (AP)
CLEVELAND — Just went it gest rivals — for Thomas and a exchange for Irving, the Celtics
appeared the Cavaliers’ chaotic lucrative package that included agreed to send Thomas, forward
summer had calmed, there’s a an unprotected 2018 first-round Jae Crowder, center Ante Zizic A.L. SCORES
flare-up. draft pick. and the first-round pick they ac- FRIDAY’S LATE GAMES
That blockbuster deal between The two people said the trade quired from the Brooklyn Nets to Tampa Bay 7, St. Louis 3
Cleveland and Boston is stuck. has not been completed and the Cleveland. Oakland 3, Texas 1
The Cavaliers have some con- Cavs are continuing to do a med- According to the NBA’s col- Houston 2, L.A. Angels 1
cerns about guard Isaiah Thomas’ ical evaluation on Thomas, who lective bargaining agreement, a SATURDAY
health and are doing a “deep and injured his right hip last season trade can be voided if a player fails Yankees 6, Seattle 3
Toronto 10, Minnesota 9
thorough” review of the deal that and had to drop out of the Eastern his physical. Baltimore 7, Boston 0
brought him over from the Celt- Conference finals against Cleve- The Cavaliers and Celtics have Oakland 8, Texas 3
ics, two people with knowledge of land. They spoke to the AP on con- until Wednesday to finalize the
the situation told The Associated dition of anonymity because the trade, pending the completion of N.L. SCORES
Press on Saturday. team is not publicly discussing its physicals. It’s common practice
On Tuesday, the Cavaliers plans. for teams to perform comprehen- FRIDAY’S LATE GAMES
rocked the NBA by honoring After Irving demanded to be sive medical exams on players Tampa Bay 7, St. Louis 3
All-Star guard Kyrie Irving’s traded in July, the Cavaliers en- with prior medical issues, and the Arizona 4, San Francisco 3
L.A. Dodgers 3, Milwaukee 1
trade request and dealing him tertained numerous offers before Cavs were well aware of Thomas’ SATURDAY
to the Celtics — one of their big- striking a deal with Boston. In history. (AP) Washington 9, Mets 4
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What’s New This Year: A Quieter Roof and a Temporary Court

The retractable roof over Ar- A temporary after last year’s Open, so a tempo-
thur Ashe Stadium caused a noisy replacement rary stadium, which sits in a for-
ruckus during its first United for Louis mer parking lot, will fill in while
States Open last year, but it is Armstrong construction continues on the new
expected to be quieter this time Stadium has Armstrong Stadium.
around. been built RULE CHANGES The qualifying
Several modifications, includ- rounds of the Open featured some
ing the relocation of two pieces of on the site new rules, including a 25-second
equipment atop the stadium, have of a former clock between points and a provi-
been made in the hope of ensuring parking lot. sion allowing coaching from the
that the only roars come from the stands. The changes, intended
crowd. to broaden the popularity of the
“We think we are solving the sport, will also be tested during
two biggest culprits of exterior CHANG W. LEE/THE NEW YORK TIMES the junior, wheelchair and colle-
noise,” said Danny Zausner, the air-conditioner and the transmit- the tournament progressed, be- giate competitions over the next
chief operating officer of the Billie ter have been relocated. cause of either increasing aware- two weeks. DAVID WALDSTEIN
Jean King National Tennis Center. The third contributing factor ness among fans or the intensity MURRAY DROPS OUT OF OPEN In
Last year, the $150 million roof was found to be ground-level of later matches.He added that a surprise announcement, Andy
was closed during seven of the air-conditioning units. Noise-baf- the crowd chatter had always Murray said on Saturday that he
14 days of the tournament, for a fling equipment and other acous- existed, but like the noise from was withdrawing from the United
total of almost 15 hours. Much of tic treatments have been installed the air-conditioning units, it had States Open because of a hip inju-
that time, players and fans noticed to deflect that sound before it en- tended to waft upward and out of ry.
much higher levels of noise filling ters the stadium. the stadium before the roof was Murray pulled out two days
the inside of the bowl. “I’m not going to say it solves installed. before the start of the year’s
The United States Tennis As- it, but I think it’s going to improve Zausner said players indicated last Grand Slam tournament, in
sociation, which runs the tourna- upon the situation, and we’ll mon- that the closed roof did not affect which he was seeded No. 2.
ment, brought in sound engineers itor it again this year to see if we the play on the court. Murray won the U.S. Open
to study the cacophony during last can improve on the situation for “It exceeded our expectations, in 2012 for the first of his three
year’s event, and they discovered 2018 and beyond,” Zausner said. especially given the fact that we major championships. He had
two main sources of the noise and But Other noises, particularly the used it more than we would have not played a match since last
a third contributing factor. One chatter and rustling of spectators, imagined,” Zausner said of the month at Wimbledon, where he
was an air-conditioning unit on were also amplified by the roof roof. “We were thrilled.” was the defending champion and
the south end of the stadium. Be- last year, especially during the LOUIS ARMSTRONG STADIUM A was bothered by his hip during a
fore the roof, most of the sound first week of the tournament. new 14,000-seat Louis Armstrong five-set quarterfinal loss to Sam
headed harmlessly into the sky. Zausner said no modifica- Stadium, also with a retractable Querrey.
Zausner said there was also a tions had been made to address roof, is under construction and He said he would decide in the
cellphone transmitter that pro- incidental crowd noise, in part scheduled to open in time for the “next couple of days” whether to
duced its own noise at the top of because the problem appeared 2018 tournament. put an end to his season because
the south side of the stadium. The to have dissipated on its own as But the old one was torn down of the injury. (AP)
African-American Tennis, Fostered for 100 Years, is Still Vibrant

BALTIMORE — Other Afri- A.T.A. in late 1916, and they chose At this month’s A.T.A. nationals, and you don’t want your kids to
can-American sports organiza- an inclusive name because all mi- Jackie Shaw of Collegeville, Pa., forget it.
tions, such as baseball’s Negro norities at that time were barred said that she was often the only Af- Marcel Henry of Atlanta said
Leagues, faded after integration, from competitions run by the rican-American at United States that the A.T.A. tournament felt
but the American Tennis Associa- United States Lawn Tennis Asso- Tennis Association tournaments. like a “family reunion” and that
tion has remained vibrant. ciation. In August 1917, the organi- She found the surroundings of an the atmosphere of the gathering
The A.T.A. held its centenni- zation held its first national cham- A.T.A. event far more relaxing. was just as rewarding as the com-
al national championships this pionships at Druid Hill Park. “Although there’s integration, petition itself. He, too, had an eye
month at Druid Hill Park, site of The A.T.A. is known for foster- there’s still separation, and it’s on the future.
its first championships, as well as ing the development of pioneers definitely not equal distribution,” “There’s still that opportunity
at four other places in and around like Althea Gibson, who in 1950 Shaw said. “Many times I’ve to develop the next level of great
Baltimore. Nearly 700 players was the first African-American played for the last 20 years, and tennis players here,” Henry said.
gathered to reunite with friends to compete at the United States it’s a rare occasion that I’m not Katrina Adams, president of the
and to compete in an environment National Championships and was the only person looking like me on U.S.T.A., said the continuing im-
they treasure. the first African-American to win the court. So to come to this court, portance of the A.T.A. was high-
“For me, it’s always going to be a major tennis tournament, the there’s a familiarity, a comfort, lighted by the country’s current
the black nationals,” said Larry At- French Championships in 1956. and a feeling like you’re at home.” social climate.
kins, who traveled from Oakland, Sixty years ago, she became the She has encouraged her daugh- “We have to remember where
Calif., for the tournament. “For first African-American to win a ter, Jasmine Morris, to compete in our history has come from, and
this in tennis to still continue, I’ll United States national title. Ar- A.T.A. events. when you look at what is happen-
always want to support it. In base- thur Ashe, who also competed and “It’s very important to know ing in America today — literally,
ball, we kind of got bought out by trained with the A.T.A., is the on- your history,” Shaw said, “to know today — it’s going backwards,”
Major League Baseball. But in ten- ly African-American man to win where you came from, and to al- Adams said. “Imagine if we didn’t
nis, we still have this as our own.” singles titles at the United States ways know the struggles your have organizations like the A.T.A.
Representatives of a dozen Open (1968), the Australian Open ancestors experienced to get you around: Where would our sport be
black tennis clubs formed the (1970) and Wimbledon (1975). here. You don’t want to forget that, today?” BEN ROTHENBERG

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