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Conservatives Have No Clue How To Oust John Boehner

The New Republic | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

It seems like every time the House leadership crosses the right wing of the Republican conference, rank-and-file conservatives respond by contemplatin...

A Commentator Lost in Washington's House of Columns

Jim Sleeper | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

There are indeed times when liberals must fight to defend liberalism, sometimes to defeat enemies who've arisen, as did fascism and much of Communism, from within the interstices and contradictions of liberal capitalism itself. But Leon Wieseltier lives for those times.

Not So Fast, Fareed!

Jim Sleeper | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

With his every hair in place and his virtually homespun quips perfectly timed, Zakaria at Yale on Wednesday offered yet another manifestation of himself as the $75,000-a-speech-giver at investment bank dinners.

Nightmare on Clinton Street? Elizabeth Warren Makes Her Play for 2016

Alan Kelly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Alan Kelly

Who or what is behind The New Republic's piece, "Hillary's Nightmare? A Democratic Party That Realizes Its Soul Lies With Elizabeth Warren," is politi...

What Obamacare 'Victim' Really Thinks: 'I Would Jump At' New Insurance

The New Republic | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

If you’ve followed the stories of insurance cancellations related to Obamacare, you may have heard about Dianne Barrette. She’s the 57-year-old Fl...

Bill Clinton Doesn't Have A Credit Card Because Other People Just Buy Stuff For Him

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

Does Bill Clinton have a credit card? A friend of the former president told The New Republic that Clinton doesn't carry one around because he neve...

WATCH: Jewish Women Band Together To Fight Discrimination From Ultra-Orthodox Community

Huffington Post | Posted 08.08.2013 | Religion

As tension rises between the modern-Orthodox and ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities in Israel, women are speaking out. Having just written "The Feminis...

Media to President: You're a Liberal!

Dan Kennedy | Posted 04.15.2013 | Media
Dan Kennedy

Since winning reelection, Obama has appeared more confident and upbeat than at any time since his 2008 campaign, and media coverage has reflected that. The president's second honeymoon is likely to continue a little while longer. But such interludes never last.

The Awkwardest Interview Ever?

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 02.12.2013 | Media

Washington Post writer/Bloomberg columnist/MSNBC contributor Ezra Klein is one of the stars of the media world — but that doesn't mean that being pr...

From THE SLANT: Frank Foer on the NEW New Republic, Martin Peretz and More

Stephanie Fairyington | Posted 03.29.2013 | Media
Stephanie Fairyington

When mega millionaire Chris Hughes bought The New Republic last March, he asked Frank Foer to take the editorial reigns of the eminent magazine. But Foer didn't exactly leap at the chance.

The New Republic Relaunches | Posted 01.27.2013 | Media

The New Republic unveiled its redesign on Sunday....

Obama: Gun Control Advocates Must Listen More

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics

Less than two weeks after unveiling several recommendations for increased gun control, President Barack Obama is letting his constituents know that he...

Obama: Media Is 'One Of The Biggest Factors' Shaping Debates

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 01.27.2013 | Media

Fresh off his second-term inauguration, President Barack Obama is far from blind to the influence that the press holds in shaping political debates. ...

Obama Weighs In On Football Head Injuries

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.01.2013 | Sports

Count President Barack Obama among the football fans who believe the game may have to tone it down a notch. In an interview with The New Republic, ...

What Will Replace Affirmative Action If The Supreme Court Kills It?

The New Republic | Posted 12.10.2012 | College

Ever since conservative courts and voters began trying to eliminate affirmative action in the 1990s, universities have sought creative ways to boost t...

The Downside Of Having Children Later?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 12.11.2012 | Parents

Is workplace reform and life-work balance the antidote to everything from the rise in autism to the crisis in Social Security? That is the logical...

Why Raising Medicare's Age Is Not The Fiscal Cliff Solution

The New Republic | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics

President Obama hasn’t proposed increasing the eligibility age for Medicare. But would he agree to do so, in order to secure a broader agreement tha...

Inside The Republican Apocalypse | Timothy Noah | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

Between an electoral defeat that was wholly unexpected (by them, anyway) and a “fiscal cliff” that will compel them to support a tax increase, Rep...

9 Jewish Jocks And Their Fascinating Tales

Marc Tracy | Posted 02.02.2013 | Religion
Marc Tracy

Jewish engagement with sports is little different from Jewish engagement with film, literature, music, law, or most anything else: a few genuine talents here; some brilliant, innovative, influential minds there; and fascinating characters throughout.

Robyn Baitcher

Arianna Talks Twitter And Democracy With The New Republic | Robyn Baitcher | Posted 11.16.2012 | Media

The New Republic held a discussion in New York City on Thursday night about whether Twitter, in the magazine's words, has "made democracy impossible."...

Bob Woodward's Disastrous Book

The New Republic | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics

THE MOST VIVID scene in Bob Woodward’s new book has almost nothing to do with his central narrative, but reveals a lot about the narrator. The scene...

New Orleans Dispatch for The New Republic: Isaac Is Not Katrina

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 08.29.2012 | Green
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Isaac is not Katrina: we've been repeating that like a mantra all week. That it'll hit on the same calendar date seven years later is just a stupid coincidence.

Fareed Zakaria's Plagiarism: Even Worse Than It Looks

Jim Sleeper | Posted 08.10.2012 | Media
Jim Sleeper

Zakaria is a trustee of Yale, which takes a very dim view of plagiarism and suspends or expels students who commit anything like what he did. If the Yale Corporation were to apply to itself the standards it expects its faculty and students to meet, Zakaria would have to take a leave or resign.

Who Reported It First? Who Cares.

The New Republic | Posted 09.08.2012 | Media

Can we talk about the nonsense of caring about which news outlet first reports a big piece of news? I'm not talking about a genuine scoop--a report th...

PHOTO: Something's Rotten In Kate Middleton's Mouth

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 07.10.2012 | Media

Kate Middleton rarely (if ever) poses for magazine covers, so publications often snag her image on their own, teasing pregnancy stories or Photoshoppi...