What Really Brought Down the Boeing 737 Max? Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Feature Malfunctions caused two deadly crashes. But an industry that puts unprepared pilots in the cockpit is just as guilty. Credit Credit Photo illustration by Matt Dorfman Supported by ByWilliam Langewiesche Sept. 18, 2019, 5:00 a.m. ET On Oct., 29, 2018, Lion Air Flight 610 taxied toward the runway at the main airport in Jakarta, Indonesia, carrying 189 people bound for Bangka Island, a short flight away. The airplane was the latest version of the Boeing 737, a gleaming new 737 Max that was delivered merely three months before. The captain was a 31-year-old Indian named Bhavye Suneja, who did his initial flight training at a small and now-defunct school in San Carlos, Calif., and opted for an entry-level job with Lion Air in 2011. Lion Air is an aggressive airline that dominates the rapidly expanding Indonesian market in … [Read more...] about What Really Brought Down the Boeing 737 Max?
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WASHINGTON — In President Donald Trump's reckoning, an Iran tamed by him no longer cries "death to America," the border wall with Mexico is proceeding apace, the estate tax has been lifted off the backs of farmers, the remains of U.S. soldiers from North Korea are coming home and China is opening its wallet to the U.S. treasury for the first time in history. These statements range from flatly false to mostly so. Here's a week of political rhetoric in review: IRAN: TRUMP, speaking about Iranians "screaming 'death to America'" when Barack Obama was in the White House: "They haven't screamed 'death to America' lately." — Fox News interview Friday. THE FACTS: Yes they have. The death-to-America chant is heard routinely. The chant, "marg bar Amreeka" in Farsi, dates back even before Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution. Once used by communists, it was popularized by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the revolution's figurehead and Iran's first supreme leader after the U.S. Embassy takeover … [Read more...] about AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s misfires on Iran, trade and that wall
AUSTIN, Texas—With rain hammering outside, Zack Malitz stood in a warehouse space lit by strands of bistro lights and began to reveal the campaign strategy of Beto O’Rourke in exacting detail. Malitz, who was the field director of O’Rourke’s Senate campaign, is a tall 30-year-old with thick glasses and a haircut that over the course of an election season can drift inexorably toward mopheadedness. He laid out the exact numbers of potential voters the campaign believed it should try to reach, how many of those voters had a cellphone contact available, and—with a bit of arithmetic—a critical sum that would drive the campaign's final push: the exact figure of volunteer phone-bank shifts he believed would be necessary to win the state. This kind of granular campaign information is normally considered top secret, the kind of thing strategists guard behind passwords and fire underlings upon suspicion of leaking. If Malitz’s talk had resided in an … [Read more...] about Here’s What Beto Could Unleash on Trump
NEWARK, N.J. — Senator Cory Booker was educated at Stanford, Oxford and Yale, but he likes to say he got his real education at Brick Towers, the dilapidated and dangerous housing project in inner-city Newark where he spent eight years as a tenant—not by necessity, but by choice. Living in a 16th-floor apartment that often lacked heat, hot water and elevator service, among poor neighbors trapped on the slum side of the American Dream, this celebrated black prodigy from a comfortable white suburb took an extended tutorial in urban adversity. He got a firsthand introduction to the policy issues that drove his agenda as a city councilor, mayor and New Jersey senator, and will now drive his newly announced presidential campaign. Brick Towers is gone now, but on a chilly gray morning in January, Booker was back at the intersection it loomed over for decades, riffing on the difference between thinking about policy and experiencing it up close. He noted that his former neighbor … [Read more...] about Is Cory Booker for Real?
1-800-Got-Junk was a runaway success, so much so that founder Brian Scudamore didn't know how else to grow. So he considered: what other services do my customers need? J.J. McCorvey Published 8:30 am CST, Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Photo: Max-O-Matic Photo: Max-O-Matic Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Max-O-Matic To Make 1-800-Got-Junk A Success, Its Founder Had To Rethink Everything (Including Himself) 1 / 1 Back to Gallery This is my main man Tom,” says a smiling Brian Scudamore, gesturing behind him to one of his junk removal guys. “And my other main man.Tom,” he says, pointing to a second. It’s the opening of a 1-800-Got-Junk? commercial … [Read more...] about To Make 1-800-Got-Junk A Success, Its Founder Had To Rethink Everything (Including Himself)