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FROM THE PAGES OF Midnight in New York

MONDAY, JULY 31, 2017 FROM THE PAGES OF © 2017 The New York Times
Trump Turmoil Thwarts G.O.P. Agenda U.S. MUST REDUCE

President Trump and Republi- Hayes, the chairman of the North Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, a Re- DIPLOMATIC STAFF
cans in Washington have shaken Carolina Republican Party, allud- publican who has been critical of
the confidence of their support- ing to the health care defeat. “I Trump, echoed that sentiment, BY 755, PUTIN SAYS
ers after a punishing and self-in- don’t want to use any Scaramucci saying meaningful policies will
flicted series of setbacks that language this morning, but it’s emerge from the White House
have angered activists, left allies their inability to function as a only when the “chaos” in the ad-
slack-jawed and reopened old fis- team, to work together and come ministration abates. He said he MOSCOW — President Vladimir
sures on the right. up with a responsible win.” was uncertain whether the shake- V. Putin announced Sunday that the
A seemingly endless sequence Some Republican grass-roots up of the senior staff would have American diplomatic mission in Rus-
of disappointments and blunders activists cheered the ouster on that effect. “You’ll have optimism sia must reduce its staff by 755 em-
has rattled Trump’s volatile gov- Friday of Reince Priebus, a for- within the White House when they ployees, a response to new American
erning coalition, like Trump’s mer party chairman, as White start having stability,” Kasich said. sanctions that seemed ripped right
attacks on Attorney General House chief of staff, and his re- Among the president’s legis- from the Cold War playbook.
Jeff Sessions; a vulgar tirade by placement with John F. Kelly, a lative allies in Washington, too, In making the announcement,
his new communications chief, retired Marine general. “Priebus there is a deepening sense of Putin said Russia had run out of pa-
Anthony Scaramucci; and the was in over his head,” said Ed dread that presidential tweets tience waiting for relations with the
collapse of conservative-backed Martin, a former Missouri Re- — like the out-of-the-blue ban United States to improve.
health care legislation. publican Party chairman. “Gen- on transgender people serving “We waited for quite a long
Trump remains overwhelming- eral Kelly is battle tested.” in the military — and continuing time that, perhaps, something
ly popular with Republicans, but But Hayes said that while a chaos inside the West Wing will will change for the better, we held
among party loyalists and pro- strong majority of Republican get in the way of policy efforts. out hope that the situation would
Trump activists around the coun- voters adored Trump, there are “The administration is hav- somehow change,” Putin said in an
try, there are new doubts about creeping doubts about other ad- ing a hard time getting out of its interview on state-run Rossiya 1
the tactics he has employed, the ministration advisers. Hayes own way,” said Ira Mehlman, a television, which published a Rus-
team he has assembled and the said that Scaramucci’s interview spokesman for the Federation sian-language transcript on its web-
fate of the populist, “drain the with The New Yorker, in which he for American Immigration Re- site. “But, judging by everything, if
swamp” agenda he promised to savaged several White House col- form. “The seeming disarray it changes, it will not be soon.”
deliver in partnership with a Re- leagues in sexually graphic terms, in the White House obviously Putin said the staff reduction was
publican-controlled Congress. had shocked Republicans. “How makes it hard for the adminis- meant to cause real discomfort for
“There is a significant amount does that help us get health care tration to carry out its policies.” Washington and its representatives
of justified frustration, particu- and tax reform and rebuilding the ALEXANDER BURNS in Moscow. “Over 1,000 employees —
larly with the Senate,” said Robin military?” Hayes said. and MICHAEL D. SHEAR diplomats and technical workers —
worked and continue to work today
In New York, Rush Hour Comes to the Bike Lane in Russia; 755 will have to stop this
activity,” he said. “That is biting.”
The measures were the harshest
On one of Brooklyn’s busier crowds, you save a lot of money, try. Still, the surging bike cul- such diplomatic move since a similar
commuter streets, bicycles now and you can go to work on time.” ture has intensified a “bikelash” rupture in 1986, in the waning days
outnumber cars. Biking has become part of New among some community leaders of the Soviet Union. It was also a ma-
The two-wheelers glide down York’s commuting infrastructure and residents, who say boorish jor shift in tone from the beginning
a bike lane on Hoyt Street, which as bike routes have been expand- cyclists speed and run red lights, of this month, when Putin first met
links Downtown Brooklyn with ed and a fleet of 10,000 Citi Bikes text while riding, cross onto side- with President Trump at the G-20
thriving brownstone-lined neigh- has been deployed to more than walks and go the wrong way on summit in Germany, and the initial
borhoods. There are so many 600 locations. Today, there are streets. Bike lanes and Citi Bike assessment was that the two leaders
bikes during the evening rush more than 450,000 daily bike docking stations, critics say, take had set the stage for better relations.
that they pack together at red trips in the city, up from 170,000 away space for parking and de- But then, in quick succession,
lights and spill out in front of cars. in 2005, an increase that has out- liveries and hinder traffic on al- came the expanded sanctions
It is the kind of bike hegemony paced population and employ- ready-clogged streets. passed by Congress, Trump’s indica-
that was once hard to imagine in ment growth, according to city Polly Trottenberg, the city’s tion that he would sign them into law
New York City, where cars and officials. About one in five bike transportation commissioner, and Moscow’s forceful retaliation.
taxis long claimed the streets and trips is by a commuter. said that while her agency was Washington’s response on Sun-
only hardened cyclists braved Citi Bike alone accounted for a sensitive to such concerns and day was muted. “This is a regretta-
the chaotic traffic. record 70,286 trips last Wednes- had tried to minimize disrup- ble and uncalled-for act,” the State
“New York has really become day, which the program called tions, expanding the biking in- Department said. “We are assessing
a biking world,” said Jace Rivera, “the highest single-day rider- frastructure was vital to keeping the impact of such a limitation and
42, a former construction worker ship of any system in the West- pace with the soaring population. how we will respond to it.”
who so enjoyed riding his bike ern world outside of Paris.” The “We can’t continue to accom- Although the reduction in Amer-
to work that he changed careers bike-sharing system in New York modate a lot of the growth with ican diplomatic staff had been an-
last year to become a bike mes- has signed up 130,000 riders for cars,” she said. “We need to turn nounced Friday, Putin’s statement
senger. “The city has gotten a annual memberships, up from to the most efficient modes, that on Sunday was the first to confirm
lot more crowded, and the trains nearly 100,000 last year. is, transit, cycling and walking. the large number of embassy per-
have gotten a lot more expensive. New York is part of a booming Our street capacity is fixed.” sonnel involved.
By biking, you spare yourself the bike movement across the coun- WINNIE HU NEIL MacFARQUHAR


In Brief Brexit Clouds New London Subway’s Promise

China Shows Off Might LONDON — Crossrail is not
As Leader Tightens Grip your average subway. London’s
$20 billion high-speed train line,
China’s president, Xi Jinping, which plans to start taking pas-
has opened a public campaign sengers late next year, is Europe’s
to deepen his grip on power in biggest infrastructure project.
a coming leadership shake-up, It will be so fast that crucial
using a huge military parade on travel times across the city should
Sunday, speeches and propagan- be cut by more than half. The
da, along with a purge in the past length of two soccer fields, with
week, to warn officials to back a capacity for 1,500 people, its
him as the nation’s most powerful trains will be able to carry twice
leader in two decades. Wearing the number of passengers as an
his mottled green uniform as ordinary London subway.
commander in chief of the Peo- But I still can’t help wondering
ple’s Liberation Army, Xi watched whether the new train leads to- ANDREW TESTA FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES
as 12,000 troops marched, and ward another glorious era for this At $20 billion, Crossrail is Europe’s biggest infrastructure feat.
tanks, long-range missile launch- city, or signals the end of one.
ers, jet fighters and other new Before Britain voted to leave the
weapons drove or flew past. Xi European Union, Crossrail was tained megaprojects: Along with as a great, inclusive metropolis.
has signaled that he was counting conceived for a London open to Crossrail, there have been the While it will whisk bankers at
on the military to stay loyal while the world and speeding into the fu- stupendous renovations to King’s new speeds from their office tow-
he picks a new leading lineup to ture. Now, with Brexit, the night- Cross and St. Pancras Stations, ers and multimillion-dollar ae-
be unveiled at a Communist Par- mare scenario is that this massive the wholesale invention of Canary ries to Heathrow, it will also help
ty congress in the autumn. (NYT) project, to provide more trains Wharf, the addition of the Jubilee millions of now-marginalized,
moving more people more quick- subway line, the Olympic make- lower-income workers, unable to
Clashes and Deaths Mar ly through a growing city, ends up over in East London and the ex- afford runaway home prices in
and around the center of the city,
pansion of Heathrow Airport.
moving fewer people more quick-
Election in Venezuela ly through a shrinking city. These megaprojects, in differ- to live in cheaper neighborhoods
A vote to pick the people who Crossrail was built by a Britain ent ways, helped remake London often far from their jobs.
will restructure Venezuela’s gov- whose strength grew, for better into the great global city-state of But what if the flow of incoming
ernment was marred by violence and worse, out of a longstanding, Europe, a 21st-century melting bankers slows, if immigrants look
on Sunday as one candidate was stodgy but reliable confidence pot of culture and free-market elsewhere, if the excesses of Eu-
killed in his home the night be- that the country knew itself and prosperity — at the same time ropean money and human capital
fore, an explosion was set off on where it hoped to go in the century that they clearly exacerbated un- that helped drive growth begin to
a busy street, and at least eight ahead. It is no longer even certain derlying urban inefficiencies and dry up? As Brexit skeptics warned,
people died in clashes between that Prime Minister Theresa May stirred resentment elsewhere in the pound has lost value, and infla-
protesters and the police. Presi- will survive the year. England toward the city. tion is starting to rise. Some com-
dent Nicolás Maduro had ordered During the past three decades, Crossrail was intended as a panies are already making plans
a rewriting of Venezuela’s Con- London has been transfigured kind of democratizing corrective, to move employees out of London.
stitution, and the election was to by wild growth, much of it the at once shrinking the city and And as London goes, so goes
pick the members of the constit- consequence of government-sus- expanding on a vision of London Britain. MICHAEL KIMMELMAN
uent assembly that will carry it
sembly members will be so vast Women in Afghanistan Ask, ‘Where Is My Name?’
out. But the powers of the new as-
that they could possibly remove
Maduro from office, some ana- KABUL, Afghanistan — These challenge women to reclaim their to share the names of their wives
lysts note, ending a presidency are some of the terms Afghan men most basic identity, and to break and mothers.
that has been deeply unpopular, use to refer to their wives in public the deep-rooted taboo that pre- The discussion has now made it
even among many leftists. (NYT) instead of their names, the sharing vents men from mentioning their to the regular media, with articles
of which they see as a grave dis- female relatives’ names in public. in newspapers and conversations
“This is just a spark — the posing
Bomb Kills 6 in Somalia honor worthy of violence: Mother of a question mostly to the Afghan on television and radio talk shows.
Members of the Parliament,
of Children, My Household, My
A car bomb exploded near a Weak One or sometimes, in far cor- women about why their identity is senior government officials and
police station in Somalia’s capital, ners, My Goat or My Chicken. denied,” said Bahar Sohaili, one of artists have come forward in sup-
Mogadishu, on Sunday, killing at Women also may be called the supporters of the campaign. port, publicly declaring the iden-
least six people and wounding at Milk-sharer or Black-headed. “The reality is that women also tities of the female members of
least 13 others, a police captain The go-to word for Afghans to call remain silent — they don’t protest their families.
said. The captain, Mohamed a woman in public, no matter her this,” Sohaili said, adding that she The campaign also has its de-
Hussein, said the explosion along status, is Aunt. and other activists were discuss- tractors. Some on social media
the busy Maka Almukarramah But a social media campaign to ing offline steps to bolster the so- have said it is against “Afghan val-
road might have been the work of change this custom has been per- cial media discussion. ues,” while others have deemed it
a suicide bomber. The explosion colating in recent weeks, initiated Like many social media efforts, too small to make a difference.
came on the same day that fight- by young women. The campaign this one began small, with several Modaser Islami, head of a youth
ers from the Shabab terrorist comes with a hashtag in local lan- posts out of Herat Province in the organization, wrote on his Face-
group launched a deadly attack guages that addresses the core west. Since then, more activists book page: “The name of my
on a convoy of Ugandan soldiers of the issue and translates as have tried to turn it into a topic of mother, sister and wife are sacred
with the African Union in south- #WhereIsMyName. conversation by challenging ce- like their head scarf, and it’s a sign
ern Somalia. (NYT) The activists’ aim is both to lebrities and government officials of their honor.” MUJIB MASHAL


Peril on 18 Wheels Turns Into Profit Machine In Brief

SAN ANTONIO — In one thought he would, too. der for illegal entry and a mostly Jersey Shore Scrambles
truck, the migrants crouched in “I thought my final moment unfenced one, crossing the Rio
the dark in a three-foot crevice had arrived,” he said last week. Grande is in many ways the easy As Sandy Aid Dries Up
between the trailer’s ceiling and “We were desperate. We were like part. The hardest is getting past Though many of the visible
the top of medical-supply boxes. chickens spinning in a rotisserie.” the 100-mile-wide zone where wounds from Hurricane Sandy’s
In another, smugglers crammed Last Sunday, a thirsty immi- Border Patrol traffic checkpoints assault in 2012 have healed,
73 men, women and children grant’s request for water at a function as a last line of defense nearly five years later the storm
into a trail- Walmart in San Antonio led to the before migrants reach San Anto- is still delivering a blow to many
er filled with discovery, in the parking lot, of the nio, Houston and cities beyond. communities up and down the
rotting wa- deadliest truck-smuggling opera- Undocumented immigrants and Jersey Shore. When the storm
termelons, to tion in the United States in more the people who profit off smug- wiped out buildings, it wiped
try to disguise than a decade. Ten of the 39 people gling them must decide whether out badly needed tax revenue.
their scent for found in or near the truck died. to go around the checkpoints on Now, with federal aid drying up,
Border Patrol The case has cast a harsh light foot, or go through them in a ve- towns are confronting the finan-
dogs. on a practice known for its cruelty. hicle. Those who circumvent the cial pain. The shore towns had
Luciano Sometimes, But it also showed that the big rig checkpoints on foot often do not been propped up by hundreds of
Alcocer the trailers are rolls on as a highly organized, often make it out alive, dying from de- millions of dollars in federal aid
effective and remarkably endur-
hydration or heat stroke.
distributed by the state, but this
or as comfort- ing transportation option for the For decades, particularly in hot year, the Department of Housing
able as a human-cargo operation smuggling underworld. Texas summers, going through the and Urban Development rejected
can be, with water, ventilation and Hundreds of migrants every checkpoints in the trailers of eigh- a fund request from New Jersey.
even refrigeration to keep every- year are caught inside trac- teen-wheelers has appealed as a In Brick, that means the elimina-
one cool. But just as often, espe- tor-trailers. Even though Pres- less perilous option. “It has been tion of its Parks and Recreation
cially in the South Texas heat, they ident Trump’s tough stance on going on certainly throughout the Department. In Toms River, that
can become inhumane. One group illegal immigration has slowed entire 30 years that I’ve been doing means mandatory 10 percent
of trapped migrants cut their the flow of border crossers, ma- this,” said Paul A. Beeson, a veter- budget cuts for every municipal
hands trying to rip insulation from ny are still trying to slip past the an Border Patrol agent. “They use department. In Seaside Heights,
a trailer’s door to try to get some Border Patrol in the back of eigh- every method of conveyance that that means state monitors over-
air. Others drank their own urine teen-wheelers. In late June, for they can come up with.” seeing every expenditure. (NYT)
when their water supply went out. example, a Homeland Security But the ad hoc smuggling sys-
Luciano Alcocer, 56, still vividly task force found 21 people in the tem is fraught with delays and
recalls his 12-hour trip from Chap- back of another tractor-trailer in faulty equipment, as well as mis- Thousands Evacuate
arral, N.M., to Dallas packed into Laredo, leading to the prosecution judgments about how long people Thousands of people were
an unventilated trailer in 2002. of four suspected smugglers. can survive packed into metal box- evacuated from Hatteras and
Two immigrants died, and Alcocer In South Texas, the busiest bor- es in the Texas heat. (NYT) Ocracoke Islands in North Car-
olina’s Outer Banks after a con-
Havens for Hungry Minds Satisfy Stomachs, Too struction accident damaged the
area’s main power line, plunging
the islands into darkness and
ELMWOOD PLACE, Ohio in policy: They are the ones putting shutting off air-conditioners. The
— Before opening their doors food on the table. outage began early Thursday
at noon, the librarians squeeze Hundreds of libraries are now morning when a transmission
tables and chairs between the serving federally funded summer line was severed. Since then, at
book stacks to prepare for the on- meals to children to ensure that least 3,782 people and 1,485 cars
slaught of hungry children. Usual- they don’t go hungry. The change is have left both islands. PCL Con-
ly, two or three dozen show up, but part of an effort to stay relevant to struction said on Sunday that it
occasionally, up to 70 do. patrons, and to pair nutrition and was working as quickly as possi-
During the summer, they come educational activities so low-in- ble to minimize the impact to the
to this tiny branch in Elmwood come children get summertime area and restore power. (NYT)
Place, a village in greater Cincin- learning, too.
nati, for “Captain Underpants,” MADDIE McGARVEY FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES Enid Costley, the children’s and Back-Seat Alarms Pushed
air-conditioning and, lately, a hot The Marysville Public Library youth services consultant for Li-
meal. One recent Thursday, most in Ohio and hundreds of brary of Virginia, summed up the A proposed law that would re-
of the pint-size patrons signed up rationale for starting to serve free quire carmakers to build alarms
for free lunch even before reserv- others serve summer meals. food: “For kids to be well-read, for back seats is being pushed by
ing a computer. Older kids, lanky they need to be well-fed.” child advocates who say it will
from growth spurts, first beelined unless there’s an unforeseeable If they are worried about get- prevent kids from dying in hot
for the internet, then wrote their catastrophe,” said Lorrie Sprag- ting their next meal, she said, “It cars. The latest deaths came in
names down to get the day’s meal gins, 58, who lives nearby with makes it harder to learn. Giving Arizona on triple-digit degree
— macaroni with ground beef. her daughter and grandchildren. kids books and nutrition is a win- days over the weekend, with two
A woman from a nearby church “With eight people in this family, win, all the way around.” baby boys found forgotten in ve-
— the program sponsor — deliv- and five under 18, it really helps.” The meals are paid for through hicles. Over two dozen child and
ered lunch. Librarians assembled Librarians used to forbid any the United States Department of road safety groups are backing
each share. Then LeeAnn Mc- food or drink to avoid staining Agriculture’s summer food ser- the United States Senate bill in-
Nabb, the branch manager, sum- books and attracting pests. People vice program. In 2016, it funded troduced last week that requires
moned children, one by one, to get who tried to sneak snacks in the roughly 50,000 sites nationwide as cars to be equipped with tech-
cantaloupe slices, an apple, a roll, stacks would be reprimanded. But a way to feed kids who rely on free nology that can alert drivers if a
milk and the warm entree. “We in recent years, a growing number or reduced meals during the school child is left in the back seat once
come Monday through Friday, of libraries have had a major shift year. CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS the vehicle is turned off. (AP)


Uber Board, Deeply Split, Can’t Agree on C.E.O. In Brief

SAN FRANCISCO — Some That group did not include Ka- she was a candidate for the chief
members of Uber’s eight-person lanick. He and several of his allies executive job, Whitman said last Shkreli’s Fate Up to Jury
board were excited about the idea had a competing agenda that in- Thursday that “Uber’s C.E.O. will In December 2012, Martin
of Meg Whitman becoming the cluded their own preferred candi- not be Meg Whitman.” She made Shkreli and his pharmaceutical
company’s next chief executive. dates for the top job and the pos- her announcement in a series of company, Retrophin, faced losing
Whitman, the chief executive sibility of returning Kalanick into messages on Twitter just as the everything. Emails, testimony and
of Hewlett Packard and a former an operational role, perhaps even Uber board was holding a quar- other evidence from his fraud trial
leader of eBay, appeared to have as chief executive. His surrogates terly meeting. detail how this month unfolded.
many of the right traits for the job: had also recently begun talks The internal divisions mean the Shkreli hatched plans that were
experience, maturity, a level head with the Japanese conglomerate search for a new leader may drag cunning enough to merit a prison
— the kind of qualities that Travis SoftBank about an investment in on. Even as board members speak sentence, as prosecutors have ar-
Kalanick, the Uber co-founder Uber that could provide Kalanick with other candidates, including gued, or well-meaning enough to
who stepped down as chief exec- a route to regaining power. Jeffrey Immelt, who is departing save him from a felony conviction.
utive last month, mostly lacked. The jockeying between factions as chief executive of General Elec- His actions were frenetic. Starting
Over the past few weeks, Whit- has put billions of dollars on the tric, about the chief executive job, a on Monday, jurors in New York will
man met with several Uber board line, as the Uber board fights over lack of cohesion is apparent. be deciding whether they were
members individually, offering ad- control of the $70 billion ride-hail- Four people are now on the criminal. (NYT)
vice on how to address the compa- ing giant. Interviews with more shortlist to succeed Kalanick, ac-
ny’s problems. The members were than a dozen people close to the cording to one person close to the ‘Diesel Summit’ on Tap
encouraged by the discussions, process indicate that board mem- process. At an internal meeting
and some believed that she was a bers’ relationships have been dam- with Uber employees last week, Li- Political leaders and auto
natural fit for the vacant chief ex- aged by leaks, shifting wildly as al- ane Hornsey, the company’s senior industry executives will meet
ecutive role. And after weeks of liances are forged and then broken. vice president, said a top candidate in Berlin this week to address a
searching for a top candidate, they The backbiting has taken a was expected to be chosen within growing public backlash against
were eager to try to win her over. toll. After it was reported that the next six weeks. MIKE ISAAC pollution from diesel cars. The
“Diesel Summit” meeting will
Court Directs F.A.A. to Revisit Airline Seat Space include governors of seven Ger-
man states where cars are pro-
duced or where urban pollution
The Federal Aviation Adminis- identified a genuine safety issue adult man was 191 pounds, a gain is particularly severe, as well as
tration can no longer ignore what a caused by the combination of of 25 pounds from 1960 to 2002, top executives from Volkswagen,
federal judge called “the Case of the shrinking seats and larger pas- and the average adult woman had BMW, Daimler, Ford of Europe,
Incredible Shrinking Airline Seat.” sengers. The petition said the gained 24 pounds, to 164 pounds, Opel and major suppliers. (NYT)
Judges on the United States reduced space could make it diffi- in that same time.
Court of Appeals for the District cult for passengers to evacuate in Judge Patricia A. Millett wrote ‘Emoji’ Starts Strong
of Columbia Circuit on Friday di- an emergencies. that the F.A.A. had denied the
reced the F.A.A. to “adequately ad- The petition said the distance petition based on a “vaporous The No. 1 movie in North Amer-
dress” a petition that raised safety between seats from row to row had record” of “off-point studies and ica was again “Dunkirk” (Warner
concerns about the increasingly decreased to an average of 31 inch- undisclosed tests using unknown Bros.), which collected an esti-
cramped conditions on airplanes. es from an average of 35 inches and parameters.” She said the agency mated $28.1 million, for a two-
The ruling comes as the industry that the average seat width had cited tests that either did not ap- week domestic total of $102.8 mil-
continues to be buffeted by con- narrowed by about an inch and a propriately address seating space lion, according to comScore. But
cerns about its treatment of cus- half since the early 2000s. or were omitted from the record. “The Emoji Movie” (Sony) was a
tomers, exacerbated by high-pro- The petition also noted the aver- The F.A.A. said that it was close second. The animated film
file flight-related complaints. age American had grown signifi- “studying the ruling carefully and took in about $25.7 million. The
The court found that the peti- cantly larger. Citing data from the any potential actions we may take weekend’s other new release,
tion, filed in 2015 by Flyers Rights, Centers for Disease Control and to address the court’s findings.” “Atomic Blonde” (Universal),
a consumer advocacy group, had Prevention, it said the average JONAH ENGEL BROMWICH took in about $18.6 million. (NYT)

For Its Revival, MTV Pivots to the Past With Return of ‘Total Request Live’

On a recent Wednesday after- Square gawkers and advertisers said. “It is the centerpiece.” A new slate shepherded by
noon, Chris McCarthy, the newish eager to reach a young audience. It is also the centerpiece in what McCarthy will have live shows
president of MTV, was standing That was then. Ratings at MTV McCarthy believes is the begin- (including “T.R.L.” and late-night
at 44th Street and Broadway and in the last five years have nose- ning of MTV’s comeback. Though programs) and familiar-looking
gazing up at the second floor of Vi- dived, turnaround strategies have many observers say that is a long reality fare, including a show
acom’s Manhattan headquarters. failed, and the cable network’s shot, there have been encourag- reminiscent of “Laguna Beach”
“When you came into Times parent company, Viacom, has ing signs in recent weeks. called “Siesta Key,” which has its
Square, you would say, ‘Let’s go watched its stock go into free fall. Ratings for MTV’s core audi- premiere on Monday.
to MTV,’ ” he said, recalling a time So, what’s a media executive to ence — 18- to 34-year-olds — went The latest pivot at MTV is vital
when MTV was, well, relevant. do? Apparently, bring back “T.R.L.” up in June and July, the first time to the fortunes of Viacom, which
McCarthy, 42, was looking at McCarthy said “T.R.L.” would the network has experienced owns other cable channels like
the space that used to house “To- return in October, and a massive back-to-back months of ratings Comedy Central and Nickelodeon.
tal Request Live,” the MTV after- studio facing Times Square was growth in four years. So far, those The company, which has experi-
noon show from 1998 to 2008 that under construction in the hope of gains have come courtesy of enced a chaotic year and a half, has
helped make the host, Carson capturing the old magic. “If we’re re-engineered reality shows like tried to stabilize itself with a strat-
Daly, a star and was a must-stop going to come back and reinvent “Fear Factor” and “Wild ’n Out,” a egy targeting six core channels,
destination for musicians, Times MTV, the studio is a given,” he sketch comedy show. MTV included. JOHN KOBLIN


Jobs Sent to India May Now Go to Indiana Tactics Sway

Savvy Consumers
For years, American companies it planned to hire 10,000 workers
have been saving money by “off- in the United States over the next
shoring” jobs — hiring people in In- two years, starting with centers in The early results from a recent
dia and other distant cubicle farms. Indiana and North Carolina. study that Kent Grayson, a North-
Today, some of those jobs are The offshore industry is not western University marketing
being outsourced again — in the imperiled, analysts say. But from professor, did on consumer skep-
United States. 2016 to 2021, the offshore services ticism left him feeling a little, well,
Nexient, a software outsourcing industry will have average yearly skeptical. So he
company, reflects the evolving growth of 8 percent, and less in the Advertising ran the trials a
geography of technology work. It United States, the research firm few more times.
holds daily video meetings with IDC estimated. The rate in the pre- Each time, when participants
one of its clients, The vious five years was 15 percent. were asked what they thought of
difference is, they are phoning in “Domestic sourcing is here to modern advertising techniques,
from Michigan, not Mumbai. RYAN DAVID BROWN FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES stay, and it’s going to grow rapid- they answered with words like
“It’s the first time we’ve been The Techtonic Group once ly,” said Helen Huntley, an analyst “credible,” “fair” and “good.”
happy outsourcing,” said René relied on offshore services. At at the research firm Gartner. The study, done by Grayson
Lacerte, the chief executive of Bill. Training is a vital capability for and Mathew Isaac, a professor at
com, a bill payment-and-collection its offices in Boulder, Colo. all the onshore companies, but Seattle University, and published
service based in Palo Alto, Calif. few have gone as far as the Tech- in April in the Journal of Con-
Nexient is a domestic outsourc- Services and Onshore Outsourc- tonic Group in Boulder, Colo. Once sumer Research, surveyed 400
er, a flourishing niche in the tech ing. But IBM, one of the country’s a committed offshore outsourcer, participants regarding 20 com-
world as some American compa- foremost champions of the offshore Techtonic has made nurturing mon tactics used in television and
nies pull back from the idea of hir- model, has announced plans to hire homegrown talent the center- digital ads. Thirteen of the tactics
ing programmers a world away. 25,000 more workers in the United piece of its business. In 2014, it set elicited favorable responses,
Salaries have risen in places States over the next four years. up a training academy that feeds which surprised even marketers.
like South Asia, making outsourc- As a result, the growth of off- graduates into its apprenticeship “Right off the bat, I was wonder-
ing there less of a bargain. In ad- shore software work is slowing, program for software engineers. ing, ‘Who did they talk to?’ ” said
dition, as brands pour energy and to nearly half the pace of recent Techtonic has an ambitious James Shani, founder and chief
money into their websites and years. “The nature of work is expansion plan, going to 10 new executive of Madison & Vine, a
mobile apps, more of them are de- changing,” said Vishal Sikka, chief cities in the next three years and digital studio in Los Angeles.
ciding that there is value in having executive of Infosys, an Indian hiring 100 developers in each city, It is no secret that advertisers
developers in the same time zone, outsourcing giant. “It is very local. said Heather Terenzio, the com- have faced difficulty getting
or at least on the same continent. And you often need whole teams pany’s chief executive. “Ameri- through to savvier audiences that
Many of these domestic out- locally,” a departure from the for- can industry has relied too much are far less trusting of brands and
sourcers are private, little-known mula of having a project manager on overseas technology workers institutions than previous gener-
companies like Rural Sourcing, on-site but the work done abroad. and neglected the potential talent ations. “Our hypothesis was that
Catalyte, Eagle Creek Software Infosys announced in May that here,” she said. STEVE LOHR maybe it’s more nuanced than
that,” Grayson said. “People have
To Treat Anxiety, Therapists Try a Dose of Illusion said, ‘I don’t trust advertising.’
The truth is, there is a lot of ad-
vertising that they do trust.”
SAN FRANCISCO — Dawn Jew- locations by tapping into anoth- trials involving virtual reality and Certain tactics, such as offering
ell recently treated a patient haunt- er Google product, Street View, exposure therapy. At a time when to match a competitor’s low pric-
ed by a car crash. The patient had a vast online database of photos headsets like the Daydream and es, reporting a high rating on a site
developed acute anxiety over the that delivers panoramic scenes of Facebook’s Oculus are still strug- like Amazon or Yelp or mentioning
cross streets where the crash oc- roadways around the world. Using gling to find a wide audience, psy- a recent ranking by a third-party
curred, unable to drive a route that these virtual street scenes, Jewell chology is an area where technolo- source like U.S. News & World
carried so many painful memories. has treated a second patient who gy and medical experts believe this Report, received the most positive
So Jewell, a psychologist in Col- struggled with anxiety after being technology can be a benefit. reactions from participants. Oth-
orado, treated the patient through injured by another person outside As far back as the mid-1990s, ers, like using paid actors instead
a technique called exposure ther- a local building. The service is also clinical trials showed that this of real people, or even hiring ce-
apy, providing emotional guid- designed to provide treatment in kind of technology could help treat lebrity endorsers to express their
ance as they revisited the inter- other ways, like taking patients to phobias and other conditions, like affinity for a product, came off as
section together. But they did not the top of a virtual skyscraper so post-traumatic stress disorder. “deceptive” or “manipulative,” ac-
physically return to the site. They they can face a fear of heights or to Traditionally, psychologists have cording to those surveyed.
revisited it through virtual reality. a virtual bar so they can address treated such conditions by help- Jake Sorofman, who analyzes
Jewell is among a handful of an alcohol addiction. ing patients imagine they are marketing trends for the Gartner
psychologists testing a new ser- Backed by the venture capital facing a fear, mentally creating a for Marketers firm, said brands
vice from a Silicon Valley start-up firm Sequoia Capital, Limbix is situation where they can address should already be recognizing
called Limbix that offers exposure less than a year old. The creators their anxieties. Virtual reality that the “persuasion by way of
therapy through Daydream View, of its new service, including its takes this a step further. manipulation” approaches of the
the Google headset that works in chief executive and co-founder, “We feel pretty confident that past were not going to work on
tandem with a smartphone. “It Benjamin Lewis, worked in the exposure therapy using V. R. can modern consumers. “Consumers
provides exposure in a way that seminal virtual reality efforts at supplement what a patient’s imag- are certainly becoming more sav-
patients feel safe,” she said. “We Google and Facebook. ination alone can do,” said Skip vy, more skeptical, more discrim-
can go to a location together, and The hardware and software they Rizzo, a clinical psychologist at the inating,” Sorofman said. “They
the patient can tell me what they’re are working with is still young, but University of Southern California expect a lot more, and that’s put-
feeling and what they’re thinking.” Limbix builds on more than two who has explored such technology ting pressure on marketers to do
The service recreates outdoor decades of research and clinical for 20 years. CADE METZ better.” ZACH SCHONBRUN

ARTS MONDAY, JULY 31, 2017 6

A President’s Ill-Informed Grandiosity When the Artist

Calls the Shots
“We write symphonies,” Presi- President
dent Trump proclaimed on July 6 Trump
during a speech in Warsaw. bragged about Sitting in his expansive studio
When this curious quotation in the Echo Park section of Los
first circulated among music the superiority Angeles last year, the abstract
lovers, it seemed a of Western painter Mark Grotjahn refused to
CritiC’s bit baffling coming culture in answer questions about the way
Notebook from a leader who a speech in he does business. More recent-
Anthony had not previous- Poland. In ly, he declined several requests
Tommasini ly evinced much Krasinski to discuss his success — namely
affection for the the auction high of $16.8 million
classical repertoire. Alas, taken in Square in set this spring at Christie’s (more
context, Trump’s point was all too Warsaw this than double Grotjahn’s top price
clear and dismaying. STEPHEN CROWLEY/THE NEW YORK TIMES month. to date, $6.9 million in 2010).
He was asserting that West- But while Grotjahn, 49, may not
ern culture is fighting forces of nious kind of music. Few classical over relatively long periods to ap- want to talk about his bull market
“radical Islamic terrorism” bent music fans, in my experience, ar- preciate classical music, though or business model, the art world
on testing our resolve; he ques- gue that the Western symphonic this can be an acquired skill. certainly does.
tioned whether the West has the repertory stands apart from or It’s this large-scale quality, the He has man-
“will to survive” the onslaught. atop music of other cultures, or sheer dimension of expression aged to take
During one riff, Trump extolled other types of Western music. that the master composers strove control of his
the richness, history and, indeed, But with just three words for, that makes classical music dif- career and
the superiority of Western culture. Trump buttressed this unfortu- ferent. This doesn’t mean it’s su- influence the
“We write symphonies,” he pro- nate perception. Did he mean perior. But the art form is certainly monetary value
claimed, as if to prove his point. that Beethoven’s “Eroica” Sym- ambitious and demanding. It asks of his works in a
Many commentators seized phony is simply greater than, say, for your time and attention. way that is rare Mark
on the line as a clue to the pres- an Indian sitar master playing a Often, by intention, a composer for an artist of Grotjahn
ident’s thinking, his “white-na- classic raga? Or an Indonesian will keep you guessing a little, his generation.
tionalist dog-whistling,” as Jona- gamelan ensemble? And where, wondering why a passage in a “He’s proba-
than Capehart, a columnist at The I’d ask the president, do the non- symphonic work seems so way- bly an artist who’s in more demand
Washington Post, bluntly put it. symphonic genres of Western ward, or where a phrase is leading today than any other,” said the col-
But the president’s smug invo- music fit in? Thelonious Monk to. Those who have no patience lector Alberto Mugrabi. “He’s so
cation of the Western symphonic or Stephen Sondheim? Or that for this may resist the pull of a good that he controls everything.
heritage also pressed a sore spot 20th-century masterpiece, Frank long score. But if you are inclined He controls when galleries make
for me as a music critic. Nothing Loesser’s “Guys and Dolls”? to go with it, the payoff can be shows, he controls who they sell a
impedes the appreciation of “Eleanor Rigby,” I’d argue, exhilarating. That’s the specific painting to — he’s on top.”
classical music more than the is just as profound as Mahler’s quality, I’d argue to Trump, that Where artists once had largely
perception that it is an elitist art “Resurrection” Symphony. But makes Beethoven’s Seventh, or monogamous relationships with
form, that composers throughout the Mahler is a whole lot longer, Messiaen’s ecstatic, 75-minute their dealers and were happy not
history, and their aficionados lasting more than 80 minutes. You “Turangalîla-Symphonie” seem to have to bother with business
today, uniformly consider it the have to have a penchant for hear- so monumental, not any inherent details, now many are choosing
greatest, loftiest and most inge- ing large-scale structures unfold artistic superiority. Grotjahn’s path, seeking to max-
imize their exposure through
KenKen multiple galleries, and to actively
manage their own markets.
“Artists whose work is in great
Answers to Puzzles demand are in charge,” said Ann
Philbin, director of the Hammer
Museum in Los Angeles, who has
been tracking Grotjahn since the
’90s. “They can call the shots and
Mark figured that out pretty early.”
Grotjahn is represented by four
dealers — including the heavy-
weight Larry Gagosian. He has
direct relationships with his col-
lectors and even occasionally sells
to them right out of his studio, by-
passing his dealers. And his tight
control over both the quantity and
sale of his paintings means that
he can help affect how much of his
work is sold at auction.
Fill the grid with digits so as not to repeat a digit in any row or column, and so that the digits within each “He’s the most important artist
heavily outlined box will produce the target number shown, by using addition, subtraction, multiplication or of his generation,” said the media
division, as indicated in the box. A 4x4 grid will use the digits 1-4. A 6x6 grid will use 1-6. mogul David Geffen, who owns six
For solving tips and more KenKen puzzles: For feedback: [email protected] Grotjahn paintings and recalled
losing out on one that sold for
KenKen® is a registered trademark of Nextoy, LLC. Copyright © 2017 All rights reserved. $22 million. ROBIN POGREBIN


For Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh, Soccer Is a Joyful Escape

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh — Mohammed finish, it always comes back.” 250,000 Rohingya fled abuse at the hands of
Ismail prickled with adrenaline. The soccer field lies on an elevated plain with the Myanmar military. About 33,000 of them
With one defender between him and the a sweeping view of the Kutupalong refugee remain, living in official United Nations refu-
goal, he surged from the left wing, dodging camp: mud-walled hovels and split bamboo gee camps in Kutupalong and Nayapara, south
pockmarks in the yellow-dirt soccer field. structures laced with open sewers. Cockerels of Cox’s Bazar along the Myanmar border.
He stroked the ball with the outer edge of and car horns sound from the nearby road. Bangladesh, a vastly overpopulated coun-
the shoes his father had bought him and un- The Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic group, try, stopped registering new refugees after
leashed a shot that left the goalkeeper gaping. are not recognized as citizens in their native 1992, hoping that taking a hard line would de-
Ismail, 24, is a second-generation Rohing- Myanmar even though they have lived there ter Rohingya from coming, but it was wrong.
ya refugee, born in this ramshackle camp in for hundreds of years. They have endured pe- Since 2012, 200,000 more refugees have
Cox’s Bazar on the southern tip of Bangladesh riodic persecution at the hands of the Myan- come, according to the United Nations High
after his parents fled violence in their native mar armed forces and the majority Buddhist Commissioner for Refugees, creating an unof-
Myanmar. And this was his moment, a joyful population, who mostly see them as illegal im- ficial camp alongside the official one. The latest
escape from painful realities. migrants who should go home to Bangladesh. wave began in October, when the Myanmar
“When I play football the sadness and an- Ismail’s family arrived in 1992 with the military began a deadly counterinsurgency
ger is far away,” he said, smiling. “But after I first wave of Rohingya refugees, when about campaign after Rohingya militants attacked
three border posts, killing nine police officers.
CROSSWORD Edited by Will Shortz Refugees fleeing the military sweep, which
was accompanied by arson, murder and rape,
PUZZLE BY DAVID STEINBERG more than doubled the size of the unofficial
Note: When this puzzle is finished, read the 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 camp, to 75,000 from an estimated 34,000 in
circled letters roughly clockwise, starting
with the first letter of 68-Across, to spell 14 15 16 2013, according to the International Organiza-
the name of an appropriate landmark. tion for Migration.
17 18 19
ACROSS 39 Soda bottle The Bangladeshi government has denied
1 “Star ___ Beyond” measure 20 21 the refugees education and work permits “be-
(2016 film) 40 Grade A items in cause we want them to return” to Myanmar,
5 “Are you the dairy aisle 22 23 24 said Najnin Sarwar Kaberi, a local official for
interested in 41 Clumsy person the governing party, the Bangladesh Awami
doin’ this?” 42 68-Across 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33
10 Livens (up) baseball player League. “If they settle here, the size of our
14 Harvard’s 44 Devour 34 35 36 37 population will become unbearable.”
archrival 45 2,000 pounds Soccer is a prized diversion, helping players
15 Taking a nap, say 47 French edict city 38 39 40 and spectators forget about their exile, at
16 “Night” author 49 Mathematician 41 42 43 44
Wiesel whose name least for a few hours.
17 Downtown sounds like a fuel 45 46 47 48 Mohammed Farouque, a refugee who runs
68-Across ship a Rohingya soccer club in Malaysia, another
attraction 51 Fills to capacity 49 50 51 destination for the refugees, said that soccer
20 Without 52 Trash or compost
guaranteed 54 Suffix with real or 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 was virtually prohibited to the Rohingya in
payment surreal Myanmar. Most cannot afford the bribe of
21 Big brand of glue 56 Tree’s support 59 60 61 62 63 about $4 required to leave their village, mak-
22 Vientiane’s system ing competitions impossible.
country 59 “What’d you 64 65 66
24 ___ B’rith say?” 67 68 69 In Malaysia and Bangladesh, most Rohing-
25 Spiked medieval 60 Pancake-flipping ya are stateless, but at least they can hold
clubs implement soccer competitions. “This is one of the few
28 Mai ___ (cocktail) 63 Large tea 7/31/17 freedoms we have,” Farouque said.
30 March 17 container DOWN 18 Small, spherical 36 Gladiator fight NATHAN A. THOMPSON
honoree, for 64 Answer at the 1 Spell-checker vegetables site
short altar target 19 “Woe is me!” 42 Pesters
34 Starting from 65 Ship featured in 2 Common 23 It goes from one repeatedly
35 Bamboo-eating a 1997 megafilm 68-Across story to another 43 Hurry of modern
bear 66 Actress Vardalos forecast 24 Obama’s veep life
37 Stubborn animal 67 Move really fast 3 Antlered animals 25 Mr. ___ 46 King who died in
38 Gold, 68 City that’s the 4 Liberal’s favorite (nearsighted his late teens 620 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10018
frankincense or subject of this road sign? toon) 48 “The Matrix” hero •
myrrh, for baby puzzle 5 Radioer’s word 26 From east of the 50 Cowboy’s rope Tom Brady, Editor
Jesus 69 Pomeranian, e.g. after “Roger” Urals 51 Fire-eating, for email: [email protected]
6 Santa ___ winds 27 Business on one •
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8 Hillary Clinton 68-Across, so it’s informally
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a four-ring logo
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AV ES MY RR H N IL E 1960s-’70s films on 58 Stocking problem For advertising information
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Britain Joins the Shift to Electric Cars Who Ate G.O.P. Brains?

When the tweeter-in-chief castigated Senate
The drive to switch to electric cars went a a huge net benefit. President Trump’s antago- Republicans as “total quitters” for failing to re-
mile further last Wednesday when Britain nism to the Paris climate accord and his affin- peal the Affordable Care Act, he couldn’t have
joined France in pledging to end the sale of ity for fossil fuels demonstrate the difficulty of been more wrong. In fact, they showed zom-
new gas and diesel cars by 2040. Norway and making this shift; and despite Volvo’s exciting bie-like relentlessness in their determination
India have also said they want to get rid of gas announcement that it will make only electric to take health care away from millions, sham-
and diesel cars, and at least 10 other countries or hybrid cars as of 2019, many manufacturers bling forward despite devastating analyses
have set targets for electric cars. All that is may well resist abandoning the engines they by the Congressional Budget Office, denunci-
good news for the planet and for human health, have spent the past century perfecting. ations of their plans by every major medical
even if caveats and challenges abound. Yet electric cars — notably those made by group and overwhelming public disapproval.
Cars powered by gasoline or diesel are major Tesla, which unveiled its new, mass-market Put it this way: Sen. Lindsey Graham was
polluters. The Volkswagen emissions scandal Model 3 sedans on Friday — have demonstrat- entirely correct when he described the final
in the United States put to rest the longstand- ed that they can be every bit as comfortable, effort at repeal as “terrible policy and horrible
ing European faith in diesel as a more envi- powerful and fun to drive as gasoline-powered politics,” a “disaster” and a “fraud.” He voted
ronmentally friendly fuel, not least because cars. The targets set by Britain, France and for it anyway — and so did 48 of his colleagues.
it generates large quantities of health-threat- others are bound to spur further innovation So where did this zombie horde come from?
ening nitrogen oxides. VW’s extensive efforts that will lower prices and address the greatest Who ate Republicans’ brains?
to conceal the true extent of that pollution has weaknesses of plug-in cars: relatively limited As many people have pointed out, when it
now turned consumers against the fuel. range and long charging times. came to health care Republicans were basical-
Still, attractive as it sounds, switching from In addition, putting more electric cars on- ly caught in their own web of lies. They fought
petroleum to electricity for cars is a formida- to the streets is arguably a good way to raise against the idea of universal coverage, then
ble task. Plug-in electric vehicles are still a public consciousness about steps people can denounced the Affordable Care Act for failing
tiny market centered in only 10 industrially take to clean the air they breathe while also to cover enough people; they made “skin in
advanced countries, and even there the infra- reducing greenhouse gases. Most people do the game,” i.e., high out-of-pocket costs, the
structure is small. A huge increase in electric not spend a lot of time thinking about how centerpiece of their health care ideology, then
cars would require many thousands of new their electricity is generated, but they are denounced the act for high deductibles. When
charging points, an upgrade in generating likely to notice a plugged-in car on their street they finally got their chance at repeal, the con-
capacity, improved batteries and new sourc- and, eventually, improvements in air quality. trast between what they had promised and
es of government income to replace lucrative Once people are aware of that, they could well their actual proposals produced widespread
fuel taxes. support similar shifts to cleaner fuels in other and justified public revulsion.
Much depends, too, on where the electricity forms of transport, like planes and trains. But the stark dishonesty of the Republican
comes from. If it comes from coal-fired plants, Bringing people around is a big challenge jihad against Obamacare itself demands an ex-
there could be a net increase in the greenhouse in the fight against climate change. That’s one planation. For it went well beyond normal po-
gases that are warming the planet; if from nat- reason the announcements by Britain, France, litical spin: for seven years a whole party kept
ural gas plants, a modest net decrease; if from India and Norway are important, and the more insisting that black was white and up was down.
carbon-free sources like wind and solar power, governments that follow suit, the better. And that kind of behavior doesn’t come out of
nowhere. The Republican health care debacle
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Falls, Again was the culmination of a process of intellectual
and moral deterioration that began four de-
cades ago, at the very dawn of modern move-
For those hoping for signs of a deepening of administrator, and he would probably be more ment conservatism — that is, during the very
democracy in Pakistan, the ouster of Nawaz acceptable to the security forces, who were era anti-Trump conservatives now point to as
Sharif provides no help. On the surface, the wary of Sharif’s efforts to curb their power, en- the golden age of conservative thought.
decision of the Pakistani Supreme Court to courage negotiations between the Afghan Tal- A key moment came in the 1970s, when Ir-
disqualify Sharif and his family from holding iban and the Kabul government, and improve ving Kristol, the godfather of neoconservatism,
office over allegations of corruption seems a relations with India, the military’s bête noire. embraced supply-side economics — the claim,
triumph for the rule of law, but the way it was None of this bodes any improvement in re- refuted by all available evidence and experi-
done smacks too much of political infighting to lations with the Trump administration. Last ence, that tax cuts pay for themselves. Writing
celebrate, and the ensuing confusion is in no week, the White House said it would again years later, he actually boasted about valuing
one’s interest. Nor is there much to cheer about withhold some funds intended to reimburse Pa- political expediency over intellectual integri-
for the future of Pakistan’s troubled relations kistan for military operations against Afghan ty: “I was not certain of its economic merits but
with the United States and India. terrorist groups because the Pakistanis had not quickly saw its political possibilities.”
It is a sad commentary on the state of affairs taken sufficient action against the Haqqani Net- The problem is that once you accept the prin-
in Pakistan that the best hope on all these fronts work, a powerful branch of the Taliban. ciple that it’s O.K. to lie if it helps you win elec-
after Sharif’s fall from power — remarkably, his However unpromising the prognosis, a tions, it gets ever harder to limit the extent of
third ouster — is that things don’t get worse. switch at the top does create opportunities for the lying — or even to remember what it’s like
Civilian governments have always been ham- some change of course. The Trump adminis- to seek the truth. Given this history, the Repub-
strung by the machinations of Pakistan’s secu- tration should make every effort to persuade lican health care disaster was entirely predict-
rity forces, with their obsession over India, their Sharif’s successor that eradicating terrorists able. You can’t expect good or even coherent
aggressive investment in nuclear weapons in Afghanistan is in the interests of both coun- policy proposals from a party that has spent
and their double-dealing in Afghanistan. Shar- tries. On the domestic front, Pakistan’s civilian decades embracing politically useful lies.
if raised high hopes in 2013 when he assumed leaders, for all their flaws, have at times tried Maybe, just maybe, Republicans now will
office in a peaceful transfer of power; a prime to improve relations with India and to loosen work with Democrats to make the health sys-
minister in Pakistan has yet to finish a full term. the grip of the military, as Sharif did. With na- tem work better. But it wouldn’t be easy for them
The most likely successor is Sharif’s broth- tional elections scheduled for 2018, his rise and to face reality even if their president wasn’t a
er Shahbaz Sharif, chief minister of Punjab fall should at least generate a national debate bloviating bully: Republicans have spent de-
Province. Shahbaz is regarded as a competent on how Pakistanis want to be ruled. cades losing their ability to think straight.


A Few Bumps as Selig Enters the Hall of Fame In Brief

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — On actually introduced, and he later John Schuerholz, the architect of Dressel Matches Phelps
the grand occasion of his Hall of received a standing ovation from consistent contenders in Kansas
Fame induction on Sunday, and those sitting in front of the stage. City and Atlanta, told how he on- Caeleb Dressel won his seventh
on his 83d birthday to boot, Ma- Selig became the first living ly got his first job with the Orioles gold medal of the world champi-
jor League Baseball’s commis- commissioner to be inducted into because the Baltimore executive onships in Budapest on Sunday,
sioner emeritus, Bud Selig, had the Hall since Ford Frick in 1970. Frank Cashen knew and respect- putting the United States team
to endure a certain amount of Four other men also entered the ed the Schuerholz family. ahead to stay with another dom-
catcalls, which is not the normal Hall on Sunday, and all were met Selig experienced more uneven inating swim in the 4x100-meter
soundtrack in Cooperstown. with more universal goodwill. vibes, for several reasons. Be- medley relay. One night after
Commissioners, past and pres- Jeff Bagwell, a slugging first cause of Raines, many Expos fans becoming the first swimmer to
ent, generally do not fare well baseman who played his entire were in town, and they still hold a win three golds in one night at a
with baseball crowds, and that career with the Houston Astros, grudge about Selig’s role in that major international meet, Dressel
was certainly the case this week- spoke about his love of all-around team’s departure from Montreal. joined Michael Phelps in another
end. Selig was booed at an awards offense, about stealing bases and Selig began as an acting com- elite club with seven golds at
ceremony on Saturday and then driving defenses crazy with well- missioner in 1992, believing it was swimming’s second-biggest event
heckled at times later that day at placed bunts. Tim Raines, the “a temporary assignment I was after the Olympics. Phelps had
the annual parade in town. longtime Montreal Expos outfield- sure would only last only two or seven victories at the 2007 worlds
He heard jeers again when his er, thoroughly enjoyed his moment four months.” After 22 years, he in Melbourne, Australia. (AP)
name was initially announced at after waiting 10 years on the ballot. left behind a complex legacy.
the start of the induction ceremo- Ivan (Pudge) Rodriguez, the Selig said in his speech on Sun- A.L. SCORES
nies on Sunday, with the dissent catcher with the rifle arm who day that what he most cherished SATURDAY’S LATE GAMES
coming from fans gathered be- spent most of his years with the was bringing baseball back to his Detroit 5, Houston 3
yond the reserved seating at the Texas Rangers, recalled how he hometown, Milwaukee. “I loved the Boston 9, Kansas City 8, 10 innings
Clark Sports Center. But there would hang down from rails as baseball life, living and dying with Cleveland 5, Chicago White Sox 4
were fewer jeers when Selig was a boy to stretch his small frame. each game,” he said. FILIP BONDY Baltimore 4, Texas 0
Oakland 5, Minnesota 4
Rangers Lose Even as Beltre Notches 3,000th Hit Tampa Bay 5, Yankees 3
Toronto 11, L.A. Angels 10
Detroit 13, Houston 1
ARLINGTON, Tex. — Adrian and then ricocheted off the side ring to Beltre as the “next Hall of Kansas City 5, Boston 3
Chicago White Sox 3, Cleveland 1
Beltre doubled for his 3,000th ca- wall into left field. Famer.” Baltimore 10, Texas 6
reer hit on Sunday, reaching the Beltre entered the majors in A banner was unfurled high Oakland 6, Minnesota 5, 12 innings
milestone in the Texas Rangers’ 1998 as a Los Angeles Dodger, above straightaway center field Seattle 9, Mets 1
10-6 loss to the Baltimore Orioles. and he has been with the Rang- congratulating Beltre on his N.L. SCORES
The Rangers were down, 4-0, ers, his fourth team, since 2011. 3,000th career hit.
when Beltre, a 38-year-old third His 3,000th hit came minutes af- Beltre is now tied for 30th place SATURDAY’S LATE GAMES
Colorado 4, Washington 2
baseman who went 1 for 5 in his ter Ivan Rodriguez, the former on the hits list with Roberto Clem- Philadelphia 4, Atlanta 3, 11 innings
2,771st game, had a hard hit down Rangers catcher, had finished his ente. Al Kaline (3,007) and Wade Chicago Cubs 2, Milwaukee 1, 11 innings
the line past third base in the fourth induction speech at the Baseball Boggs (3,010) are next up on the Miami 7, Cincinnati 3
inning. Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. list. The only other active play- Arizona 7, St. Louis 1
Beltre became the first player Barring unusual circumstances, er in the 3,000-hit club is Miami San Diego 4, Pittsburgh 2
from the Dominican Republic, and reaching 3,000 hits has tradition- Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki, Cincinnati 6, Miami 4
the 31st over all, to reach 3,000 hits ally been a ticket to the Hall. who is tied with the Hall of Fam- Philadelphia 2, Atlanta 1
in the major leagues. “It’s one of those days that as a er Craig Biggio for 22nd place at Colorado 10, Washington 6, 1st game
Wade Miley (5-9) went five in- Ranger, you’ll forever remember 3,060 hits. Chicago Cubs 4, Milwaukee 2
nings for Baltimore. He yielded that this is, on the calendar year, Next on the active list is the Los St. Louis 3, Arizona 2
Pittsburgh 7, San Diego 1
only four hits, including Beltre’s on Ranger Day,” Manager Jeff Ban- Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols, Washington 3, Colorado 1, 2nd game
a 3-0 pitch that he hit past the bag ister said before the game, refer- who has 2,914. (AP) L.A. Dodgers 3, San Francisco 2, 11 innings
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U.F.C. Showdown Restores Order to the Sport In Brief

On Saturday night in Anaheim, Jon Jones The Sale of D.C. United
Calif., the Ultimate Fighting after knocking
Championship belt — thick, black Is Said to Be Considered
leather, covered in golden plates out Daniel The owners of D.C. United,
studded with diamonds — was Cormier in a Washington’s Major League Soc-
oN Mixed wrapped around the U.F.C. light- cer team, are quietly weighing
Martial beleaguered former heavyweight a sale of the franchise, people
U.F.C. light-heavy-
title bout on
arts weight champion Saturday briefed on the talks said on Sun-
day. The potential sale arose from
Greg Jon Jones’s waist night. efforts by D.C. United’s major-
Howard for the first time in ity owners to sell a 35 percent
two and a half years. stake once held by the investor
And then Jones collapsed to his Will Chang. The owners had
knees with emotion. delayed that sale process while
Fighting is about moments. SEAN M. HAFFEY/GETTY IMAGES they worked on preparations for
It’s about men and women prob- caine in an out-of-season drug were fighting to determine once the team’s new stadium, which
ing, recognizing and exploiting test; was stripped of his title in and for all whose era this is. The broke ground in February. As
minuscule opportunities. Jones, April 2015 when he was charged third-round kick ended the de- they resumed exploring a sale
30, is already by most accounts with leaving the scene of a crash; bate, coming when Jones seemed of Chang’s former stake, they
the greatest mixed martial arts and was suspended for a year to be trailing Cormier in a high- also began to consider selling the
fighter ever. In the most import- after another test, administered paced, claustrophobic match in team, the people said. (NYT)
ant fight of his career, a rematch by the United States Anti-Doping which Cormier belted Jones with
against the defending cham- Agency, detected two separate several punches to the chin. NASCAR STANDINGS
pion Daniel Cormier, Jones’s estrogen blockers, generally “I made it back,” Jones said in
archrival, Jones seized his mo- used when athletes are cycling a postfight interview. “It’s never POS. DRIVER POINTS BEHIND
Martin Truex Jr. 823 Leader
ment, knocking out Cormier with off steroids, in his blood. over. As long as you never quit, 2 Kyle Larson 738 -85
a devastating left head kick and a Cormier, a 38-year-old former it’s never over. I’m back here.” 3 Kevin Harvick 726 -97
723 -100
Kyle Busch
flurry of punches three minutes Olympian, won the belt to become The question now is what 4 Brad Keselowski 649 -174
into the third round of a closely the next champion, then suc- comes next. Jones has wiped out 6 Denny Hamlin 649 -174
contested title bout. It was a per- cessfully defended it twice. On the division once before, and it 7 Chase Elliott 616 -207
fect end to the toughest chapter Saturday night, Jones restored has yet to properly replenish. The 8 Jamie McMurray 615 -208
Matt Kenseth 594 -229
in Jones’s life. order to mixed martial arts. The best fight probably would be a 10 Clint Bowyer 577 -246
The route to this moment was Jones-Cormier rivalry has been rematch against Alexander Gus-
complex. Six years ago, Jones, the greatest in the sport. They tafsson, the Swedish fighter. Busch Ends Drought
then 23, beat Maurício Rua to be- are the two best fighters to grace Cormier will almost surely Kyle Busch used a bump-and-
come the youngest U.F.C. cham- the marquee light-heavyweight never fight Jones again. Now 38, run on Kevin Harvick to take the
pion. Jones then defended his belt class. Their first fight ended in a he will probably retire a onetime lead and held on to halt a 36-race
seven successive times before lopsided decision for Jones. U.F.C. champion, a future Hall of skid and win the Nascar’s Cup Se-
beating Cormier on Jan. 3, 2015. The stakes were so high Satur- Famer, one of the best fighters to ries Overton’s 400 at Pocono Race-
Then his world fell apart. day night because both were fight- ever walk into a cage. But he’ll way in Long Pond, Pa., on Sunday.
Jones tested positive for co- ing for more than the belt. They never be the best. Busch won for the first time this
season in the No. 18 Toyota and for
Beckham Closes In on Franchise. Will Miami Care? the first time ever at Pocono. Har-
vick finished second, followed by
Martin Truex Jr., Denny Hamlin
MIAMI — The sun was beating annual All-Star Game. A vote on will pay $150 million. and Brad Keselowski. (AP)
down on a forlorn nine-acre section approval could be closer than ever. That discount has led some
of the Overtown neighborhood last Beckham’s bid for a franchise, owners to grumble that the league Yankees Acquire Garcia
month, and there wasn’t a soul in once thought to be foundering, should find a way to get out of the
the streets. Boarded-up shops now faces little opposition. If it is commitment, but others believe On Sunday, the Yankees ac-
faced the lots approved this year, Miami Beck- that just as Beckham’s arrival bol- quired the left-handed starter
on one side, and ham United — the team’s working stered the credibility of M.L.S. with Jaime Garcia from the Minnesota
public housing title — will become the league’s American fans and foreign players, Twins in exchange for the minor
on two others. 24th club as M.L.S. rushes to ex- his return as an owner would raise league pitchers Dietrich Enns and
The nearly pand to 28 teams by 2020. its global profile again. Zack Littell. Adding Garcia may
empty land will It has been a long time in com- The question none of them can be the preliminary to a bigger deal
get a makeover ing. As part of the initial M.L.S. con- answer is whether even Beck- before the trade deadline at 4 p.m.
in the coming tract that lured him from Europe to ham — who has at last assembled Monday. The Yankees are in talks
David months if Major play for the Los Angeles Galaxy in a credible group of investors and with the Oakland Athletics about a
trade for the right-handed starter
League Soccer
acquired the land for a privately
2007, Beckham was promised the
Beckham awards an ex- opportunity to buy a team in Mi- financed stadium near downtown Sonny Gray. (NYT)
pansion team ami in return for a $25 million ex- — can make a dent in the South n GAME-ENDING SLAM Steve
to an investment group led by Da- pansion fee if he played at least five Florida market. M.L.S. folded the Pearce hit his second game-end-
vid Beckham, perhaps the world’s years in the league. (He wound up league’s previous team in South ing grand slam in four days, and
most glamorous former soccer staying six.) The fee, once viewed Florida, an experiment undone the Toronto Blue Jays pulled off
player. The issue will be on the as a potential windfall for M.L.S., by brutal summer weather and the biggest ninth-inning come-
agenda again when the league’s now looks to be a savvy bargain for fans who seemed to prefer frol- back in team history, rallying for
owners meet on Wednesday in Beckham; the other cities vying icking by the ocean to profession- seven runs to beat the visiting
Chicago, where M.L.S. will host its for expansion approval this year al soccer. KEN BELSON Los Angeles Angels, 11-10. (AP)

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