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Week to Week News Quiz for 12/26/14: Special Year-End Edition

John Zipperer | Posted 12.26.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

It's time for gift-giving and year-end celebrations, so take our latest Week to Week news quiz and see who's giving what to whom.

David Brooks Calls Chris Hughes 'Callow And Incompetent'

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 12.26.2014 | Media

David Brooks has joined the ranks of media figures unhappy with the new leadership at The New Republic. On Friday, in a column that appeared in The...

Andrew Sullivan Fires Back At Ta-Nehisi Coates' Criticism Of TNR

The Dish | Posted 12.23.2014 | Media

Some apologies for getting around to this so late. The torture report came out shortly after Ta-Nehisi’s excoriation of TNR as some kind of “neo-D...

Report: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Canceled Her 'New Republic' Subscription

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 12.13.2014 | Media

As if things weren't bad enough at The New Republic, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has canceled her subscription, according to a report i...

NYT's Dean Baquet Blasts 'Ham-Handed' New Republic Owner Chris Hughes`

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 12.12.2014 | Media

New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet has some words of wisdom for a few of his embattled comrades in print media. During an interview with ...

The New Plutocracy

Robert Brustein | Posted 12.10.2014 | Arts
Robert Brustein

The change in the function of the magazine is yet another example of a fate that has been infecting most humanistic institutions in this country: quantity is being substituted for quality and fateful decisions are being made on the basis of uninformed majority opinion.

Like Canada's Harper Government, Obama Administration Muzzling Its Scientists

Steve Horn | Posted 12.10.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

In recent years, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has come under fire for disallowing scientists working for the Canadian government to speak directly to the press.

Former New Republic Senior Editor Slams Owner Chris Hughes

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 12.10.2014 | Media

The resignation of two of The New Republic's top editors last week sparked a massive exodus at the publication. Former employees, including senior edi...

Ta-Nehisi Coates: 'Black Lives Didn't Matter Much At All' To New Republic

The Atlantic | Posted 12.09.2014 | Media

It is impossible to avoid the conclusion that black lives didn't matter much at all to the magazine....

First Look Media Launches Reported.ly

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harvard | Posted 12.09.2014 | Media

In light of mass resignations at The New Republic, eBay co-founder Pierre Omidyar may be setting an example for tech billionaires trying a hand in the...

What Martin Scorsese's 'The 50 Year Argument' Tells Us About Today

Christine Deakers | Posted 12.08.2014 | Media
Christine Deakers

The 50 Year Argument, a literary documentary on The New York Review of Books directed by Martin Scorsese, available through HBO, is not necessarily the tour de force that only pats the intellectual echelon on its cashmere-and-tweed-backs, which some may expect.

Chris Hughes Lashes Out At Former New Republic Staffers

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 12.26.2014 | Media

Owner of The New Republic Chris Hughes spoke out on Sunday about the recent mass exodus of dozens of the magazine's writers and editors. Over 50 Ne...

DEBACLE: 'New Republic' Print Edition Goes Dark 'Til February

The New York Times | Posted 12.07.2014 | Media

The New Republic magazine said on Saturday that it would not publish its next issue, but would return to newsstands in February next year, after dozen...

Michael Calderone

New Republic Exodus: Staff Resigns En Masse Over Editorial Changes

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 12.05.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- Dozens of staff members and contributing editors at The New Republic resigned en masse Friday morning, less than 24 hours after top editor...

REPORT: More Resignations Coming At 'New Republic'

Politico | Posted 12.05.2014 | Media

Two weeks ago, Washingtonians gathered to celebrate the 100th birthday of The New Republic, the magazine that helped shape Woodrow Wilson’s views on...

Michael Calderone

New Republic Editors Resign In Major Shake-Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 12.04.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- In one of the biggest editorial shake-ups in The New Republic's 100-year history, editor Franklin Foer and literary editor Leon Wieseltier...

Stephen Glass Breaks His Silence

New Republic | Posted 11.10.2014 | Media

He nearly destroyed this magazine. Sixteen years later, his former best friend finally confronts him....

The Real Winners (and Losers) in America's New War Against ISIL

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

How sweet it must be for the war profiteers to see the U.S. treasury tapped yet again so they can profit from blowing up weapons and Humvees that ISIL now controls that they already profited from when they were first sold off and given to the Iraqi military.

College Football Is Ruining Education

The New Republic | Posted 08.25.2014 | College

College football is the arranged marriage of two entities: An institution of higher learning and an athletic industry. It is corrupt and illogical and...

Yes, Millennials Actually Are Living In Their Parents' Basements

The New Republic | Posted 07.09.2014 | College

Last week, The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson delivered a rebuke to writers who have expressed concern about elevated numbers of young adults living in t...

Michael Calderone

The New Republic Expands Policy Coverage Online With Q.E.D.

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 06.23.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- The New Republic will launch a domestic policy and politics vertical on Monday that Senior Editor Jonathan Cohn considers directly in lin...

The Kurd Is the Word

Francis Levy | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Francis Levy

The New York Times reported on Robert Kagan's New Republic piece, "Superpowers Don't Get to Retire" (5/26/14), ("Events in Iraq Open Door for Interv...

Piketty Never Actually Read Marx's 'Das Kapital'

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business

French economist Thomas Piketty is distancing himself from Karl Marx, the 19th century economist many compare him to. In an interview with The New Rep...

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 05.10.2014 | 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.