Trimming the Times: Tax Holiday; Combat Drones
A guide to what's in the New York Times for those worried about hitting its pay wall
Now that the New York Times pay wall is live, you only get 20 free clicks a month. For those worried about hitting their limit, we're taking a look through the paper each morning to find the stories that can make your clicks count.
At the top of the home page today we get a report on U.S. companies' efforts to get a "repatriation holiday," a tax respite that would lead them to bring billions of dollars into the U.S. from overseas. Also high on the page, a report form Afghanistan explores the uphill work of the government in getting Taliban leaders to switch sides. But the top story on military drones is definitely today's top pick.
World: The story on ever-evolving combat drones is absolutely fascinating, as is the accompanying graphic. Also of interest, the war crimes prosecution against Muammar Qaddafi for, among other things, using rape as a weapon, has shocked and divided Libyans.
U.S.: Don't miss the fascinating feature on the dwindling group of survivors of the horrific but largely forgotten Tulsa race riot of 1921, who are fighting for recognition. And of course, there's the report of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords's visit to her native Tucson, but that may be better experienced in an Arizona paper like the Daily Star.
New York: Do catch the news story on the death of Charlotte Bloomberg, the New York mayor's mother.
Business: Aside from the lead story on the repatriation holiday, the best reading here is the media analysis, both David Carr's synthesis of a book by former Los Angeles Times editor James O'Shea about two sleazy newspaper business deals, and Jeremy Peter's report on The Onion's quest for a Pulitzer prize.
Technology: The best reporting here today isn't on hard technical developments themselves but on the business of tech, with a great profile of LinkedIn's core group of investors, and a look at the new breed of investors sinking money into risky tech start-ups.
Science: Most of the content here is borrowed, including the still click-worthy report, borrowed from Arts (oddly), that explores the tentative return of scientists to the question of whether a predisposition to crime could be a genetic trait.
Sports: Definitely catch the U.S. Open coverage and the slideshow reliving Rory McIlroy's victory.
Opinion: In the lead op-ed, Patricia McArdle argues that U.S. aid could be driving Afghans away from sustainable traditional practices they've held for centuries.
Arts: The so-called appraisal of Clarence Clemmens, the E Street band saxophonist who died on Saturday, is well worth a read.