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Inert anger, drone drudges and L'Engle's life lessons: Today's TNR Reader
December 19, 2012

 Editor’s Note: We’ll be running the article recommendations of our friends at TNR Reader each afternoon on The Plank, just in time to print out or save for your commute home. Enjoy! First there were cads; then there were phonies; and now, there are assholes. Chronicle of Higher Education | 5 min (1,194 words) The man behind the drone: Learning to kill from a distance. Spiegel Online | 14 min (3,478 words) Ruth Franklin on the strange, stern life lessons of Madeleine L'Engle. Bookforum | 7 min (1,724 words) Why does our sense of moral outrage fade so soon after a tragedy?

Apply To Be A TNR Web Intern
December 11, 2012

The New Republic Online is looking for college students and recent graduates for its Winter 2013 web internship program. Internships are unpaid but offer substantial experience in the production of a daily online publication. Interns must be able to work in our Washington, D.C. office.

DIY militias, poetic inspiration, and the mighty Ms. Murdoch: Today's TNR Reader
December 07, 2012

Editor’s Note: We’ll be running the article recommendations of our friends at TNR Reader each afternoon on The Plank, just in time to print out or save for your commute home. Enjoy! Make your own militia: how Syrian rebels are arming themselves.Foreign Policy | 6 min (1,447 words) To color nothing with something: Why and how poets write.  Times Literary Supplement | 15 min (3,802 words) Offensive, cruel, and radioactively attractive, Daniel Tosh brings the Colosseum to your screen. The Atlantic | 5 min (1,343 words) Meet Ms.

Fashionable Romanticism, stopping the presses, and Wilde's witticisms: Today's TNR Reader
December 06, 2012

Editor’s Note: We’ll be running the article recommendations of our friends at TNR Reader each afternoon on The Plank, just in time to print out or save for your commute home. Enjoy! Does the acid kaleidoscope of fashion month mark the return of Romanticism?Los Angeles Review of Books | 19 min (4,700 words) Vanishing point: How a 1962 strike foreshadowed the newspaper industry's slow decline.  Vanity Fair | 23 min (5,821 words) What's interesting about "interesting"?

Hazardous happiness, dangerous digital goods, and marking LA gang territory: Today's TNR Reader
November 29, 2012

 Editor’s Note: We’ll be running the article recommendations of our friends at TNR Reader each afternoon on The Plank, just in time to print out or save for your commute home. Enjoy! How one thousand conquered one million: The rebel movement's baffling march on Goma.Foreign Policy | 11 min (2,868 words) The Myth of Happy: Do we spend too much time worrying about our happiness? Boston Review | 6 min (1,398 words) What do a smart bomb and a smartphone have in common?

Divine political comedy, silver screen revisionism and Lance Armstrong's legacy: Today's TNR Reader
November 27, 2012

Editor’s Note: We’ll be running the article recommendations of our friends at TNR Reader each afternoon on The Plank, just in time to print out or save for your commute home. Enjoy! Rhetoric of the sacred: The religious response to the critics of Planned Parenthood. Religion and Politics | 12 min (2,932 words) Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, and the politics of political comedy.Vogue | 13 min (3,325 words) The compulsive revisionism of Oliver Stone. Harper's | 4 min (983 words) The Armstrong era: David Runciman on doping, cheating, and Lance's legacy. London Review of Books | 23 min (5,736 words)

Poorly-parented pupils, Kofi Annan's model morality, and dying jazz: Today's TNR Reader
November 26, 2012

Editor’s Note: We’ll be running the article recommendations of our friends at TNR Reader each afternoon on The Plank, just in time to print out or save for your commute home. Enjoy! Why are American students doing so poorly? Blame the parents. The Nation | 10 min (2,553 words) Why is the world convinced of the perfect morality of Kofi Annan? The New York Review of Books | 13 min (3,140 words) The hungry ego: Adam Kirsch on why vanity is the writer's nagging, eternal plague. Poetry | 14 min (3,584 words) Jazz is dying.

TNR’s 12 Best Campaign Stories of 2012
November 22, 2012

From an ex-Mormon missive to a Tagg tale, here are the stories that helped shape the conversation in ’12.

Lone Ranchers, Password Privacy and the Queen of Lowbrow: Today's TNR Reader
November 21, 2012

Editor’s Note: We’ll be running the article recommendations of our friends at TNR Reader each afternoon on The Plank, just in time to print out or save for your commute home. Enjoy! Crippling drought, soaring land prices: Is this the end of the cattle ranch as we know it? Texas Monthly | 36 min (8,928 words) Hacked: Why passwords can't protect us anymore. Wired | 23 min (5,770 words) How Ian McEwan became Britain's cultural historian. Los Angeles Review of Books | 8 min (2,012 words) Queen of Lowbrow: Whitney Cummings's crusade to be taken seriously. New York | 10 min (2,596 words)

The Theater of War, Art Arguments, and Business Game Theory: Today’s TNR Reader
November 20, 2012

 Editor’s Note: We’ll be running the article recommendations of our friends at TNR Reader each afternoon on The Plank, just in time to print out or save for your commute home. Enjoy! What is the problem with the Red Cross?

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