LANGHORNE, Pa. (CBS) — Car thieves are moving fast in the suburbs, stealing nearly a dozen catalytic converters from cars parked in popular shopping areas. Police are putting out a warning now with the holidays around the corner. “I just think this is ridiculous,” a Bucks County woman said. “I can’t believe it, honestly,” another Bucks County woman said. Frustration and annoyance are boiling over the new way thieves are targeting certain valuable vehicle parts in Bucks County. “There is no place to park your car safely anymore,” a Bucks County man said. “What we’re having is a rash of thefts of catalytic converters from underneath cars,” Middletown Township Police Lt. John Michniewicz said. Michniewicz says there have been about 10 thefts this past week alone. Thieves targeted the parking lots of Target, Redners and the Oxford Valley Mall. Though thieves cutting out catalytic converters is nothing new — after all, … [Read more...] about With Holidays Approaching, Police In Bucks County Warn Of Uptick Of Vehicle Part Thefts In Popular Shopping Areas
Illustration: Robert Beatty This article was featured in One Great Story, New York’s reading recommendation newsletter. Sign up here to get it nightly. “The future is already here. It’s just not evenly distributed.” When the novelist William Gibson said this — probably in the late ’80s, though, like a lot of prophetic aphorisms, when he first said it is not exactly clear — he was describing distribution by place: iPhones arriving en masse in Steve Jobs’s United States, all-inclusive social-credit scores blanketing Xi Jinping’s China, antibiotic-resistant superbugs cropping up in India before spreading as far as the Arctic, climate change flooding the Ganges Delta in Bangladesh long before it conquers New York or Tokyo. But the distribution is uneven in time, too, because the future never arrives all at once with the thunderclap of a brave new world suddenly supplanting the comfortable old one. Which is why future-gazers like … [Read more...] about The Weirdness Is Coming
Should House Democrats spend the next two years arguing with each other over a policy agenda? Photo: James Hager/Getty Images After a good election result, the conventions of American politics dictates that the winners boast of a popular mandate to do whatever it is they want to do. And if said election delivers less than total power, it’s customary to pledge a robust effort to reach across the aisle to the other party and get things done in the national interest. You can see both of these conventions reflected in a letter that 46 of the 66 newly elected House Democrats sent to their leadership this week. They claim “a responsibility and mandate for change in the U.S. Congress,” and profess “the importance of addressing concerns that cross party lines.” In reality, of course, bipartisan legislation has become an endangered species, and the remaining Republican minority in the House is more obdurately conservative and partisan than ever. And there … [Read more...] about Messaging or Investigating? How Should House Democrats Use Their Very Limited Power?
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Photo: Mike Kemp/In Pictures via Getty Images On Thursday, The Wall Street Journal published a YouTube video in op-ed form. I call it a YouTube video not because it’s a literal video — that might have been better — because its concept is immediately familiar to anyone who’s tumbled down a right-wing YouTube rabbit hole. “This summer, I found myself heading back to the U.K. as it was plunging into a debate over Islamic dress,” journalist Andy Ngo explains. “I wanted to cut past the polemics and experience London’s Muslim communities for myself.” He spends a couple of days wandering around neighborhoods in London with large Muslim populations, observing “hundreds of residents busy preparing for the Eid al-Adha holiday” and “girls in hijabs gathered around tables to paint henna designs on their hands.” He concludes that London, a city of 9 million people and a $600 billion economy in which he appears to have … [Read more...] about The Rise of Busybody Journalism