Wiretap: ‘Brusque’ Abramson apparently not even worth unequal pay

The New York Times fired its first woman editor, Jill Abramson, and the story goes deeper than a personnel decision at the world’s preeminent newspaper. The story is, as Ken Auletta tells it in the New Yorker is also about so-called “pushy” and so-called “brusque” women managers. It’s about leadership style. And it’s about a pay gap, in which Abramson had pushed publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., about why she was being paid less than Bill Keller, her predecessor.

Here’s how the Times covers the story about itself.

Those who keep writing that the Tea Party is losing have it all wrong. Successful Republican candidates seem to have found a way to hang on to the base and to the establishment. Think Cory Gardner here in Colorado. The Atlantic looks at Ben Sasse’s win in the Nebraska Republican primary and what it really means.

E.J. Dionne says the real battle in the Republican Party is between one establishment and the other — both with a lot of money.

Has he thought this through? Nebraska’s Republican/Tea Party U.S. Senate primary winner Ben Sasse has the kind of sweeping view of religious freedom rights that will warm the heart of sharia-loving Islamists the world over: “Our right to the free exercise of religion is co-equal to our right to life. This is not a negotiable issue. Government cannot force citizens to violate their religious beliefs under any circumstances.” Via Talking Points Memo.

Town zoning laws in Minnesota bar residents from putting a 29-foot-tall windmill on their property. It makes sense. What about a fracking tower?

It’s not just Democrats who oppose the latest House committee on Benghazi. It’s a lot of top Republicans, too. Via the Daily Beast.

GQ interviews the journalist/activist/lawyer who brought us Edward Snowden. Glenn Greenwald: The man who knows too much.

We know that same-sex marriage is suddenly winning. Utah was shocking enough. Oklahoma was, too. And now Idaho. Idaho? Vox shows how far same-sex marriage has advanced in two maps.

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