Trimming the Times: Budget Supercommittee; Swedish Nationalists
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.
The home page today leads with a story on the next phase of Washington's budget negotiations--representatives from both sides of the aisle are jockeying for control of a "supercomittee" that will decide on further debt-reduction measures. Also high on the page, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is kicking in $30 million of his own money to help fund a city program designed to improve the lot of disproportionately poor and under-educated minority youth. And in the wake of last month's tragedy in Norway, a feature on Swedish nationalists provides some good insight into the anti-immigrant mindset.
World: The lead story on Hosni Mubarak's trial, and the sidebar on Middle Eastern fascination with the news aren't in the same up-to-the-minute vein as Al Jazeera's live blog, but they're worth a click for an excellent overview of the issue. Another good story helping to frame an issue is the report on Swedish nationalists' anti-immigrant politics.
U.S.: Don't miss the in-depth feature on the American Family Association, the conservative Christian group making a political push this election season. Another in-depth story worth your click examines the case that disproves fracking proponents claim that the natural gas drilling process has never contaminated ground water.
Business: Catch the lead story, on high-priced luxury goods that continue to sell at a remarkable rate. Also, DealBook has interesting news about Kraft Foods, which is planning to split its operations into two companies.
Technology: The only real news here is the report on the White House tapping former Microsoft executive Steven VanRoekel as its new chief information officer.
Health: Check out the report on the Centers for Disease Control study that found H.I.V. cases in the United States haven't fallen off lately, despite improved treatment methods. Also of interest, Medtronic is helping to fund bone-growth research at Yale.
Sports: A couple of news stories are worth a click here: For one, NFL star and actor Bubba Smith has died at age 66 in his Los Angeles home. Also, Alex Rodriguez is getting investigated for his alleged role in illegal poker games.
Opinion: In the lead op-ed, Jane Ziegelman makes the case for the pickle as a symbol of immigrants for the Eastern European influx in New York at the turn of the 20th century.
Style: Check out the feature on fashion camp, a midtown alternative to the canoeing and crafts of traditional summer camp.