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Op Eds

  1. power
    What Would Have Changed If Biden Had Stood Up for Anita Hill?“The cultural shift we saw after #MeToo might have began in 1991,” Hill writes in an op-ed, if Biden hadn’t mishandled her hearing.
  2. lawsuits
    Johnny Depp Is Now Reportedly Suing Amber Heard for DefamationIn response to Heard’s op-ed about his alleged domestic abuse.
  3. where's the beef?
    Jay-Z: Philadelphia Mayor Attempted to Shut Down Made in America Festival“We are disappointed that the mayor of the city of Philadelphia would evict us from the heart of the city.”
  4. equal pay day
    Lilly Ledbetter Opens Up About Sexual HarassmentIn a powerful op-ed, the equal-pay advocate discussed her #MeToo moment, and how sexual harassment affects the pay gap.
  5. Jay Z Publishes Time Op-Ed Calling for Reform of ‘Exploitative’ Bail Industry“If you’re unable to afford a private attorney, then you can be disappeared into our jail system simply because you can’t afford bail.”
  6. op-eds
    Kenneth Lonergan Condemns Op-Ed on Casey Affleck Sexual Harassment Allegations“Only the author’s presumed youth can possibly excuse his deeply offensive display of ignorance, and warped PC-fueled sense of indignation.”
  7. op-eds
    George Takei Doesn’t Want You To Unfriend People “Our answer must not be to shut them out as uncaring or bigoted, but to address their concerns.”
  8. the war on drugs
    Jay Z Calls War on Drugs an ‘Epic Fail’ in Op-ed“Got it?”
  9. islamophobes
    Aziz Ansari: Trump’s Islamophobia ‘Makes Me Scared for My Family’“It’s visceral, and scary, and it affects how people live, work and pray.”
  10. strong stances
    I Straight-up Refuse to Do This Hologram’s WorkoutThis is madness.
  11. op-eds
    Taylor Swift Wrote an Op-Ed in WSJ.FYI: She’d like a nice garden.
  12. takedowns
    Russell Brand Publishes Awards Show TakedownHis Guardian op-ed about being kicked out of British GQ’s Man of the Year after-party is masterfully mean.
  13. Op-Eds
    Ryan Gosling Wants Pork Gestation Crates AbolishedThe actor takes a stand against animal cruelty.
  14. tablet-stained wretches
    The Daily Columnists Will Include Dan Wolken, Soo Yoon, and Jessica ValentiThe Murdoch tablet tabloid will develop its own voices.
  15. ink-stained wretches
    Queens Dad Doesn’t Want to Offend the Post, But They Got the Wrong Op in His Op-EdThe ‘Post’ may have substituted its opinion for Brian Rafferty’s.
  16. the greatest depression
    Frank Rich Really Liked Up in the AirThe George Clooney Oscar vehicle is gonna heal America!
  17. ink-stained presidents
    Ohhh, That’s Why I Recognized That NameBarack Obama’s Washington ‘Post’ op-ed contains a helpful reminder from the paper.
  18. early and often
    John McCain Could Write an Op-ed for the ‘Times’; He Just Doesn’t Want ToWho needs ‘em?
  19. in other news
    Bruce McCall Continues His Reign of TerrorSpeaking of yesterday’s Times, let’s detour for a moment to the op-ed page. We’ve said this before, and we’re sure we’ll say it again: It’s not just that Bruce McCall isn’t funny; it’s that we don’t even understand how he’s supposed to be funny in the first place. Can someone explain what was thought to be either entertaining or argumentative or simply informative in yesterday’s op-art? We long ago gave up. The Price of Emission [NYT]
  20. intel
    In Chopper Fight, It’s Hamptonites for States’ Rights The latest great debate over federalism is being waged over an unlikely group: rich folks taking $2,500 chartered whirlybirds to the Hamptons. Noise from their choppers has been driving people batty all along the LIE, and, as we noted earlier, Chuck Schumer has started calling for federal oversight of the increasingly crowded route. And now the helicopter people are fighting back. Todd Rome — the president of Blue Star Jets, which handles nearly all NYC-to-Hamptons helicopter charters — will publish an op-ed in Sunday’s Times, predictably fuming about Schumer overreach; instead of the “complicated and costly” federal involvement, he proposes that helicopter operators dampen the din voluntarily. (Blue Star is in a uniquely safe position here, because it books choppers but doesn’t operate them.) “To regulate helicopter noises would also be bad for the economy,” Rome helpfully adds. It’s unclear how some of the smaller companies can afford the new technology needed by Rome’s plan, but, hey — perhaps the same customers who shell out two grand to shave 45 minutes off their Friday commute will be happy to absorb the costs. Earlier: Who’s Choppering to the Hamptons? Rich Families
  21. in other news
    Did Judy Use ‘Journal’ to Settle a Score? Leonard Levitt writes a weekly muckraking column about life and issues within the NYPD. In this week’s offering, he connects some interesting dots about Judith Miller’s recent Wall Street Journal op-ed defending police brass after revelations that the department spied on peaceful protesters before and during the 2004 Republican convention. The spying program was revealed in March by New York Times reporter Jim Dwyer. Miller’s piece mentioned Dwyer by name and questioned his reporting: “The material this reporter read,” Miller wrote, “does not show that the police monitored such peaceful groups and individuals because they opposed their political views.” What Levitt is the first to note: “Defectors’ Reports on Iraq Arms Were Embellished, Exile Asserts,” one of the numerous stories to eventually debunk Miller’s prewar WMD work, was written by Jim Dwyer. Merely a coincidence, right? —Ben Mathis-Lilley The NYPD and Judith Miller [NYPD Confidential]
  22. in other news
    John Tierney, Contrarianly, Has Shortest ‘Times’ Op-Ed Tenure Ever!With Times op-edster John Tierney’s surprise announcement Tuesday that he’d be departing what is generally considered the most valuable real estate in American journalism — or at least used to be considered that, in the pre-Internet, pre-TimesSelect era — we were struck, as many no doubt were, by the brevity of his term. Tierney, who joined the page last year, replacing William Safire, was undoubtedly the shortest-serving current columnist. But, we wondered, was he perhaps the shortest-serving op-ed columnist ever? After some quality time with Nexis and the Times archive, we can now report that, yes, he was. After the jump, what we think is a complete list of all Times op-ed tenures since the page’s inception in 1970.