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November 24, 2014

The Supreme Court Justices All Went to the Same Ivy League Schools. So What?

There's nothing scary about having "judicial thoroughbreds" for justices.

Andrew Cuomo Just Made a Huge Mistake by Playing Dumb on Climate Change

The Democratic governor must not be running for president after all.

"We Like Vampires Because We Hate Death"

Talking to the director of A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night.

Virginia Woolf Goes to the Movies

A meditation on film and reality

Majestic Images of Icebergs That Won't Survive Climate Change

Global warming has put these beautiful natural monuments in danger. 

The Suburbs: Not Just for White People Anymore

The data that shows why lily white suburbs are going the way of the dinosaur.

Here's What SNL's Immigration Skit Got Right—and Wrong

Obama went around Congress. But presidents have been doing that for a long time.

November 23, 2014

A Major German Political Party Used to Support Pedophilia—And It's Coming Back to Haunt Them

Everything you need to know about the scandal that's rocking German politics.

Corporate America Is Using the Sharing Economy to Turn Us Into Temps

The dark side of the sharing economy, coming to a workplace near you. 

Marion Barry Could Have Been a Great Mayor in Any Other American City

How D.C. brought out the worst in its infamous mayor.

Obama's Immigration Order Is a Gift to Future Republican Presidents

Wipe away your tears, Republicans. This is good news for you.

The Surprisingly Erotic Poetry of Bertolt Brecht

Brecht is irresistible in Love Poems, like some disaffected offspring of Petrarch and Catullus reared by the Earl of Rochester.

Woolf, Updike, and Nabokov: The Best Letters to the Editor in New Republic History

Plus: Michael Kinsley, Warren Buffett, and Feliz Frankfurther—they all wrote to The New Republic.

Marion Barry Was the Greatest Show on Earth

To one politically obsessed kid growing up in D.C., anyway.

Marion Barry Was a Historic Figure Who Couldn't Admit He Was History

He may have seemed like a political Lazarus, but his comebacks were nothing extraordinary.

November 22, 2014

Obesity Is Even More Costly Than We Thought

Obesity in the U.S. costs $8.65 billion per year due to absenteeism in the workplace.

Girls and Boys Don't Need Separate Books

The removal of pointless “keep out signs” based on gender prejudice is a victory.

November 21, 2014

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