Newsweek9 min lettiAmerican Government
It’s Time To Pack The Court—again
THE REPUBLICAN HIJACKING OF the Supreme Court may actually turn out to be a good thing, but not for the reason you think. First there will have to be a war over packing the Court that will leave the institution bloodied and diminished—and that’s not
Newsweek1 min lettiCrime & Violence
A Numbers Game
Just because the number of Justices on the Supreme Court has held at nine for the past 151 years doesn’t mean it’s always been this way. For the first 80 years of the Republic, the number of judges on the nation’s highest court actually fluctuated up
Newsweek2 min lettiAmerican Government
Tackle And Block
If President Donald Trump succeeds in appointing a successor to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the election—or, if he loses, in a lame-duck session—how might Democrats try to overcome the resulting clear conservative majority on the high
Newsweek4 min lettiSocial Science
The Conservative Legacy Of Rbg
With the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we have lost one of our nation’s greatest legal minds. While she obviously was much beloved on the political left, we should not forget key aspects of her legacy that also resonated powerfully on the other sid
Newsweek5 min lettiAmerican Government
Who Would Biden Pick?
There wasn’t a ton of mystery around President Donald Trump’s third Supreme Court pick because he has been releasing lists of potential nominees since before he was elected. Yet if Senate Democrats somehow secure the chance to nominate a replacement
Newsweek2 min lettiTechnology & Engineering
America’s Best Banks 2021
LIKE VIRTUALLY EVERY OTHER ASPECT OF OUR LIVES— work, school, shopping, leisure, you name it—the pandemic is changing the way Americans bank. And those changes, in turn, are creating a new set of challenges and opportunities when it comes to picking
Newsweek2 min lettiFinance & Money Management
Methodology
To identify America’s Best Banks, LendingTree in consultation with Newsweek culled candidates from among more than 2,500 FDIC-insured financial institutions. LendingTree then applied filters to narrow the candidates in each category, based on the mos
Newsweek1 min lettiFinance & Money Management
The Best Big Bank In Every State
ALABAMA PNC Bank 56 ALASKA Wells Fargo 43 ARIZONA Bank of America 129 ARKANSAS U.S. Bank 35 CALIFORNIA U.S. Bank 560 COLORADO U.S. Bank 133 CONNECTICUT People's United Bank 169 DELAWARE Wilmington Savings Fund Society 32 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Citibank
Newsweek1 min lettiComputers
Best Big Bank (overall Winner)
NUMBER OF BRANCHES: 700 TIMELY RESPONSE TO COMPLAINTS: 100% RECENT TOP SAVINGS RATE: 0.9% FEE-FREE ATMS: 65,000+ MOBILE APP SCORE (1 TO 5 SCALE): 4.78
Newsweek1 min lettiJudaism
The Ritual
On September 24, a group of Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men perform the “Tashlich” ritual in the coastal city of Netanya during which “sins are cast into the water to the fish.” The ceremony is performed before the Day of Atonement, or Yom Kippur, the most
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Best Savings Account
The pandemic has sparked a big jump in the personal savings rate and online savings accounts—which offer higher-than-average interest rates, accessibility and safety—are a good choice for emergency funds. To identify a winner, Newsweek prioritized a
Newsweek1 min lettiHistory & Theory
Reformers
Anti-government protesters hold their mobile phones aloft as they take part in a pro-democracy rally in Bangkok on September 19. Tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators joined together at Thailand’s royal palace in a huge rally calling for P
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Best Customer Service
COMPLAINTS WITH TIMELY RESPONSE: 100% MOBILE APP SCORE: 4.7 The winner took the top spot in more big-bank state rankings than any other financial institution in the database, dominating in the Midwest and Western regions. Number of state wins: 16 Mob
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Newsweek
GLOBAL EDITOR-IN-CHIEF _ Nancy Cooper DEPUTY EDITOR-IN-CHIEF _ Diane Harris CREATIVE DIRECTOR _ Michael Goesele EDITORIAL DIRECTOR _ Hank Gilman DIGITAL DIRECTOR _ Laura Davis US NEWS DIRECTOR _ Juliana Pignataro MANAGING EDITOR _ Melissa Jewsbury OP
Newsweek2 min lettiPolitics
The Best Small Bank In Every State
STATE | BANK | NO. OF BRANCHES ALABAMA Bryant Bank 16 ALASKA Mt. McKinley Bank 5 ARIZONA Commerce Bank of Arizona 4 ARKANSAS Bank of England 6 CALIFORNIA Mechanics Bank 146 COLORADO NBH Bank 48 CONNECTICUT Newtown Savings Bank 15 DELAWARE The Bank of
Newsweek1 min lettiPolitics
The Archives
Newsweek wrote that federal marshals arrived at the University of Mississippi to maintain order as the school integrated in “an almost unbelievable turnback of history;” U.S. troops had occupied the same town in 1862. Just hours after James Meredith,
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Best Small Bank (tie)
(LOUISIANA) NUMBER OF BRANCHES: 27 MOBILE APP SCORE (1 TO 5 SCALE): 4.75 (NEW JERSEY) NUMBER OF BRANCHES: 27 MOBILE APP SCORE (1 TO 5 SCALE): 4.61 ■
Newsweek1 min lettiCrime & Violence
Dissent
Sheree Barbour with other protesters on September 23 showing their disapproval of the grand jury decision in the Breonna Taylor case. The death of Taylor, who was shot and killed by officers executing a search warrant in Louisville, has sparked prote
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Best Checking Account
Freedom Checking MONTHLY MAINTENANCE FEE: $5, WAIVED WITH E-STATEMENTS ATM FEES: REIMBURSEMENTS OFFERED When the category is all about high rates, a winner has to deliver a stellar payout; interest-rate factors made up two-thirds of the total score f
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Revival
A boy grabs the horns of a cow by the marshes of the southern district of Chibayish in Dhi Qar province, about 120 kilometres northwest of the southern city of Basra, on September 23. Iraq’s southern marshes are blossoming thanks to a wave of eco-tou
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Accidentally Wes Anderson Around the World
You know it when you see it. Films such as The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Darjeeling Limited and Moonrise Kingdom all seem to look at life through a similar whimsical, nostalgic, pastel-hued lens. From a growing fan base of a million followers on Inst
Newsweek10 min lettiAmerican Government
The Fight for the Latino Vote
@Carrasquillo THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE RIDES DISCONTENT with Donald Trump to lead in national polls, drawing support from two-thirds of Latino voters. That’s the story of Hillary Clinton, who looked set to win four years ago—until she didn’t. To the mo
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Ewan McGregor
EWAN MCGREGOR RIDINGAN ELECTRIC HARLEY INTO THE FUTUREIS EXACTLY what 2020 needs. From his breakthrough role in Trainspotting to playing Star Wars’ legendary Obi-Wan Kenobi, McGregor has won over legions of fans. Now he’s playing himself, back on a b
Newsweek6 min lettiCrime & Violence
Individual Gun Ownership Is Not At Stake In This Election
AS A LONG-TIME GUN OWNER, SHOOTING sports enthusiast, businessperson and gun safety advocate, I can say with complete certainty that gun ownership is not at stake in this fall’s election. It is well-settled law that private firearm ownership is a rig
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How to Stop Juggling
EACH WEEK DORIECLARK, NOTED strategy consultant, communication coach and professor of business at Duke and Columbia universities, hosts the Newsweek LinkedIn Live interview series Better. She talks to business leaders, authors and founders about the
Newsweek8 min lettiInternational Relations
The Netanyahu dilemma
SEATED IN THE OVAL OFFICE EARLIER this month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu displayed a token that President Donald Trump told him was “a key to our country and to our hearts.” A year from now, could Netanyahu receive the most prestigious
Newsweek13 min lettiMedical
Best Nursing Homes 2021
CHOOSING A NURSING HOME FOR AN AGING family member has always been a heavy responsibility. As the COVID-19 pandemic showed with heartbreaking clarity, it can even be a matter of life and death. ¶ That’s why Newsweek once again partnered with respecte
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Museums You’ll Want to Immerse Yourself In
This interactive art experience by the entertainment company Meow Wolf was partially funded by Game of Thrones creator, George R.R. Martin, so you know it will be wildly exciting. The journey begins after guests step into what looks to be a Victorian
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Cecily Strong
FROM MELANIA TRUMP TO “THE GIRL YOU WISH YOU HADN’T STARTED A Conversation With at a Party,” Cecily Strong has created some of the most memorable characters on Saturday Night Live over the last eight years. A recent parody subject stands out; Fox New
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