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April 21, 2014

HEALTH CARE

Cause for Concern

Health care wonks across the country are all thinking the same thing: Ruh roh.

BY JONATHAN COHN

April 20, 2014

OBAMACARE

Obamacare's Success Is Destroying the GOP's Midterm Strategy

Republicans can't just scream "Obummercare!" and hope a friendly electoral map does all the work.

BY BRIAN BEUTLER

TV

Further Proof That Women in 'Game of Thrones' Are Pawns in Men's Games

The women of Westeros have experienced just about any horror you can name. 

BY HILLARY KELLY

ECONOMICS

Republicans and Democrats Both Claim to Be Pro-Family. Here's How They Can Prove It.

A child allowance would put our national money where our cultural mouth is.

BY MATT BRUENIG AND ELIZABETH STOKER

WORLD

Watch This Film About Belarus. It Shows Putin's Bleak Vision for Eastern Europe

“Belarus isn’t sexy. Sexy countries have oil, gas, diamonds, sea, mountains.” A woman named Yana is standing on a stage wearing a robe and a crown of flowers, surrounded by fellow actors and delivering a fiery speech in Russian. “The only way for the country to attract attention is to strip in front of the entire world.” This she does. She is leashed to the ceiling and her naked body is smeared with black paint. BY DAVID KLION

INTERVIEW

Barbara Ehrenreich: I'm an Atheist, But Don't Rule Out "Mystical Experiences"

Barbara Ehrenreich wants you to take mystical experiences seriously, unless they involve a benevolent monotheistic deity.

BY ISAAC CHOTINER

BOOKS

Why Do Our Offices Make Us So Miserable?

Ninety-three percent of people who work in cubicles “would prefer a different workspace.”

BY JULIET LAPIDOS

April 19, 2014

BOOKS

U.S. Foreign Policy in the Cold War Was Designed by a Bigot

In his decades of influential writing and policymaking, George Kennan presented himself as a hard-headed realist. He was anything but.

BY DAVID GREENBERG

April 18, 2014

SECURITY STATES

Edward Snowden Is Russia's Puppet Now

Edward Snowden is not a whistleblower, or a hero. He is a man who helps dictators make propaganda to embarrass his own country.

BY BENJAMIN WITTES

MENTAL HEALTH

Everybody Is Anxious, and Nobody Wants to Talk About It

Is it possible that we’ve just watched too many Woody Allen films?

BY SOPHIE MCBAIN

U.K

David Axelrod Might Win the Next British Election for Labour

David Axelrod's alliance with Ed Miliband is the perfect match of message and messenger. Labour gains a comms guru with soundbite skill and strategic insight whilst Axelrod has the chance to work once again for a candidate who embodies his own political beliefs. BY MARCUS ROBERTS

ART

The Charming Doodles of Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut's whimsical, amusing doodles are collected and published for the first time. 

BY TNR STAFF

INCOME INEQUALITY

The Real Reason Liberals Support Higher Taxes on the Rich

It's not about tearing the rich down. It's about raising everyone else up.

BY DANNY VINIK

MEDIA

These Two Men Aren't the Heroes of the Gay Marriage Movement

The stars of Jo Becker's misleading book are racing to claim even more credit.

BY NOAH FELDMAN

PARENTHOOD

How to Be Less Stupid About Hillary Clinton's Future Grandchild

Chelsea Clinton's pregnancy is bringing out the worst in the political media. 

BY REBECCA TRAISTER

OBAMACARE

Conservatives' Latest Prayer: That Obamacare's "Victims" Will Decide the Midterms

The entire strategy teeters on a foundation of fuzzy accounting and wishful thinking

BY BRIAN BEUTLER

RIP

García Márquez Liberated the Spanish Language from the Tyranny of the Past

His liberator's urge was not a matter of leftism. The urge was literary.

BY PAUL BERMAN

ECONOMY

Map: See Which States Have the Worst Job Markets

North Dakota has the lowest unemployment rate. Rhode Island the highest.

BY DANNY VINIK

RIP

García Márquez Was More Important for Spanish Literature Than Cervantes

If Don Quixote is considered the first modern novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude might be the last.

BY ILAN STAVANS

GENDER

New Campus Sexual Assault Legislation Is Not Enough to Prevent Another Florida State Scandal

The front-page New York Times story was horrifyingly familiar. A college student allegedly raped by a sports star. A police department whose investigation was suspiciously perfunctory. A university that looked the other way, seemingly more interested in its multi-million-dollar football program than campus safety. BY EMILY MATCHAR

OBAMACARE

Obama Is Wrong. Democrats Shouldn't Pivot From the Obamacare Fight.

Obamacare might still be under water in national polls. But the practical politics underlying it are shifting very rapidly. 

BY BRIAN BEUTLER

INCOME INEQUALITY

CULTURE

We Need a New Anthony Bourdain

He used to point out the bullshit. Now he’s stepping in it.

BY RYAN KEARNEY

April 17, 2014

IMMIGRATION

Who's the Real Deporter-In-Chief: Bush or Obama?

It's harder to adjudicate than you think. 

BY NORA CAPLAN-BRICKER

NATO

Stop Blaming NATO for Putin’s Provocations

With Vladimir Putin annexing Crimea, inciting violence in Eastern Ukraine, and threatening his neighbor with a massive military buildup, an oft-repeated refrain has reemerged in Western academia: It’s our fault for expanding NATO. BY JAMES GOLDGEIER

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