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September 17, 2014

The Strange Case of An 18th-Century Sex Change Surgery

A chance discovery leads to one of the earliest known instances of the operation.

Obama Is Making a Dangerous Promise on Iraq That He May Not Be Able To Keep

Troops on the ground could happen. Obama should make that clear.

Remembering the Ceasefire

enjoyed being happy. I enjoyed...

Obama Can't Admit That Romney Was Right: Russia Is Our 'Top Geopolitical Threat'

Does Obama fully grasp Russia's role in the geopolitical order? 

The New Republic names Guy Vidra, General Manager of Yahoo News, as Chief Executive Officer

The New Republic today announced that it has appointed Guy Vidra as Chief Executive Officer effective October 13, 2014.

College Rankings Are Destroying Financial Aid

Low-income students are increasingly paying for policies that prioritize prestige over opportunity.

September 16, 2014

Does Corporal Punishment Really Cause Long-Term Damage? An Expert Weighs In

"If you’re leaving visible marks on your really crossed that line."

Rand Paul's Scattershot Foreign Policy Is Starting to Make Sense

Somehow, through all the flip flops, he's emerged with a coherent worldview. 

'Affirmative Consent' Is Bad for Women

On California campuses, every sexual encounter is now a potential crime.

How I Fell Out of Love with Space Tourism

Reinforced Biblical and Koranic beliefs are about the last thing we need from sending people into space...

Will Britain Lose its Seat on the U.N. Security Council Seat if Scotland Becomes Independent?

The United Kingdom has been on the U.N. Security Council since its creation in 1946. Would Scottish independence change that?

Obama's Legal Basis for Bombing Iraq Keeps Shifting

Rather than waiting for Congressional approval, Obama is using outdated Bush-era legislation to fight the Islamic State.

George Orwell's Brilliant Guide to Writing Well

Step One: Eliminate every cliche from your vocabulary.

Putin Just Got Exactly What He Wanted in Eastern Ukraine

The Ukranian government is going to give separatist rebels self-rule.

Dinesh D'Souza Is Planning His Prison Memoir

Facing prison, the onetime heir to William F. Buckley reflects on how he turned himself from conservative intellectual into multi-platform provocateur.

Get Ready for More Obamacare Confusion

Ignore the fuss—Tuesday's government reports don't tell us much about how the program is doing

The New Republic Releases "Insurrections of the Mind: 100 Years of Politics and Culture in America"

The New Republic publishes "Insurrections of the Mind" to celebrate its 100th anniversary.

How (and How Not) to Break Up With a Roommate

It's the defining relationship of your twenties, or beyond. Until it's not. Lessons from a new rite of passage. 

September 15, 2014

The NFL Owes Domestic Violence Victims a Big, Fat Check

It wouldn't be charity. It would be restitution.

This Might be Obama's Last Chance to Do Something Major About Climate Change

A preview of what a world agreement could and couldn't do to contain global warming. 

Obama's ISIS Strategy Is Way More Coherent Than His Critics Claim

This has been building for quite a long time. 

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