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

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 09.12.2014 | 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.

Not So Fast, Fareed!

Jim Sleeper | Posted 04.29.2014 | 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

newrepublic.com | 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

www.tnr.com | 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.