Ben Eisler

The Forgotten Health Crisis
December 26, 2010

Every year millions of women and infants die in childbirth. It’s among the world’s most neglected health crises, and the issue rarely gets the attention it deserves in Washington.

TNRtv: Westboro Baptist Church vs. New York
November 12, 2009

In the theology of the Topeka-based Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), God has a pretty long shit list. Read the colorful placards at the group’s daily demonstrations and you get the idea: “God Hates Fags,” “God Hates Fag Enablers,” “God Hates Obama,” “God Hates America,” “God Hates The World,” “God Hates YOU.” Led since its 1955 inception by Fred Phelps, who turns 80 tomorrow, the church is populated primarily by his progeny.

Westboro Baptist Church vs. New York
November 12, 2009

  In the theology of the Topeka-based Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), God has a pretty long shit list. Read the colorful placards at the group’s daily demonstrations and you get the idea: “God Hates Fags,” “God Hates Fag Enablers,” “God Hates Obama,” “God Hates America,” “God Hates The World,” “God Hates YOU.” Led since its 1955 inception by Fred Phelps, who turns 80 tomorrow, the church is populated primarily by his progeny.

Tnrtv: Chait Goes Full Santelli
October 22, 2009

Just when you had recovered from Rick Santelli's infamous rant on CNBC, TNR senior editor Jonathan Chait offers his own tirade. Except this time, the target is Santelli himself.

Scheiber, Ferguson Grill Goolsbee
September 23, 2009

Last week, on the one-year anniversary of the Lehman Brothers crash, TNR brought together influential leaders from Washington and Wall Street for an h

TNRtv: Obama's Insincere Agenda for the G20
September 21, 2009

Simon Johnson, professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and co-founder of BaselineScenario.com, argues that the G20 this week offers unique and valuable opportunities to bring about significant financial reform on a global scale, but that the proposals currently on the table will not change much of anything. Check out the latest on TNRtv: Teixeira: Americans Want Baucuscare Bersin: We Will Not Even Consider Legalizing Drugs Chait/Foer: Why the GOP Has Gone Loony

Obama’s Insincere Agenda for the G20
September 21, 2009

Simon Johnson, professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and co-founder of B

TNRtv: Americans Want Baucuscare
September 17, 2009

Ruy Teixeira, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and the Century Foundation, argues that the detailed presentations of health reform in

Americans Want Baucuscare
September 17, 2009

Ruy Teixeira, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and the Century Foundation, argues that the detailed presentations of health reform in

TNRtv: Another Wasteful Program That Just Won't Die
September 16, 2009

Simon Johnson weighs in on the debate over whether Congress should renew the tax credit for first-time home buyers, warning that special interests may

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