Nora Caplan-Bricker
Staff Writer

Is Ted Cruz Emerging from the Shutdown a Winner?
October 18, 2013

In the wake of the government shutdown, it’s clear that Senator Ted Cruz has angered some members of his own party.

Grover Norquist's Three Funniest Analogies for Ted Cruz
October 17, 2013

Grover Norquist, founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform, came to the offices of The New Republic Thursday for a wide-ranging discussion on American politics and the future of the Republican Party.

We're About to Default, and the House Is Debating Traffic Cones
October 16, 2013

On Capitol Hill, senators Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell are frantically working to negotiate a deal before the government shutdown becomes a government default. A few blocks away, in the Rayburn House Office Building, a small group of U.S.

The EPA Case Could Determine the Fate of Obama's Ambitious Climate Plan
October 15, 2013

This morning, the Supreme Court announced that it will consider manufacturing industry trade groups and Republican-held state governments' case to repeal some of the Environmental Protection Agency’s greenhouse gas regulations.

"Shut Down America!" Truckers take D.C.
October 11, 2013

They're coming! The three-day "Truckers Ride for the Constitution" rally is kicking off this morning as an unspecified number of big rigs drive up from Virginia and down from Pennsylvania to wall off D.C.

Why Can't a 'Fast and Furious' Whistleblower Publish His Tell-All?
October 08, 2013

There’s still plenty that the American public doesn't know about the “Fast and Furious” scandal—or so says Agent John Dodson, one of the whistleblowers who exposed the botched operation from within the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explos

"Rapey" This, "Rapey" That. Enough.
October 08, 2013

All of a sudden, everything is “rapey.” I blame Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” which conjured the adjective so many times that even the Wall Street Journal deployed it (surely a sign of the apocalypse).

The Supreme Court Could Endanger Victims of Domestic Violence
October 07, 2013

Early in her medical career, Dr. Elizabeth Miller counseled a 15-year-old girl who was afraid of getting pregnant but wasn’t using birth control. She gave the patient some routine advice: Talk to your boyfriend about using condoms.

U.S. Military Interventions: A Congressional Scorecard

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Dear Congress, Forgoing Pay Doesn't Exonerate You
October 04, 2013

As the shutdown drags on—and almost one million furloughed federal workers sit at home without pay—public outrage has burned hot at the congressional lawmakers who will continue receiving their $174,000 annual salary no matter how long this lasts.