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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

LEGAL

The 9/11 Trial Has Gone Completely Off the Rails

Justice is hung up on procedural hurdles and FBI shenanigans.

BY DAVE CULLEN

FILM

'Transcendence' Is So Bad You'll Start to Feel Sorry for Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman, and Rebecca Hall are trapped in this terrible movie.

BY DAVID THOMSON

MARRIAGE EQUALITY

Jo Becker's New Book Disparages Gay-Marriage Activists' Years of Hard Work

New York Times journalist Jo Becker’s new book, Forcing the Spring, to be published at the end of the month, and excerpted in The New York Times magazine this coming weekend, is engineered from the ground up to be the first definitive narrative of the contemporary gay-rights movement. BY ADAM TEICHOLZ

UKRAINE

What Does the Geneva Agreement Mean for Ukraine?

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

BY JULIA IOFFE

PHOTOS

Rwanda's Open Wounds

Reminders of Rwanda's genocide are everywhere today, in the form of tens of thousands who survived the mass slaughter but were left permanently maimed.

BY TOMASO CLAVARINO

HATCHET JOBS

Chris Christie, Scott Walker, Susana Martinez ... Do Governors Still Make the Best Presidential Candidates?

State houses may be getting more scrutiny thanks to stalemate in Washington.

BY JASON ZENGERLE

RIP

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: 1927-2014

A moving remembrance of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who has passed away.

BY MICHAEL JACOBS

OBAMACARE

Obamacare Signups Hit 8 Million

A very, very good day for the Affordable Care Act, the officials who fought for it, and the people benefiting from it.

BY JONATHAN COHN

WWJD

UKRAINIAN JEWS

Ukraine Is Not Ordering Its Jews to Register

You can breathe easy. That rumor was inaccurate. 

BY JULIA IOFFE

OBAMACARE

Republicans' Nasty Attempt to Welfarize Obamacare

No matter what metric you use to estimate Obamacare enrollment, the law's opponents will lowball you one way or another.

BY BRIAN BEUTLER

REVISIONS

Warren's New Book Whitewashes Some Awkward Hillary History

Until now I thought Warren might challenge Hillary. Her new book's softball treatment of Hillary persuades me she won't.  

BY NOAM SCHEIBER

ECONOMICS

The Economist Was a Rock Star

French economist Thomas Piketty drew Paul Krugman, Joseph Stiglitz, and hundreds of eager fans when he appeared in New York City last night. It's because he has found the most compelling explanation yet for inequality.

BY MARC TRACY

UKRAINE

Ukrainian Extremists Will Only Triumph if Russia Invades

It is the propaganda of the postwar period, much more than the experience of the war itself, that counts in the memory of Ukrainian politics of today—and that will affect the country's fate.

BY TIMOTHY SNYDER

LANGUAGE

How Capital Letters Became Internet Code for Yelling

People have long used capital letters to set text apart and convey its importance, but upper case letters haven’t always signified loudness.

BY ALICE ROBB

April 16, 2014

OBAMACARE

The Republican Position on Obamacare Makes No Sense Anymore

Repealing Obamacare is still their goal—they're just a little ashamed of it now.

BY BRIAN BEUTLER

UKRAINE

Russia Has Basically Invaded Ukraine Again. Here's Why Kiev Isn't Shooting Back

When other countries are invaded, they fight back. So why isn't Ukraine?

BY JULIA IOFFE

RUSSIA

A Year After the Boston Bombing, U.S.-Russia Counterterrorism Cooperation Is Only Getting Worse

They were never great to begin with. Now, tensions over Ukraine are making it worse.

BY LINDA KINSTLER

CRIME

Oscar Pistorius' Paranoia

To understand his defense, you need to understand South Africa.

BY EVE FAIRBANKS

FINANCE

The Toughest Cop on Wall Street You've Never Heard Of

How Benjamin Lawsky's making big bank pay.

BY DAVID DAYEN

INNOVATION

How GPS Is Being Used to Fight the Asthma Epidemic

"The grim reality is that most patients’ asthma in this country is uncontrolled."

BY ANEESH CHOPRA

OBAMACARE

More Encouraging Numbers About Obamacare, Usual Caveats Apply

If the numbers are accurate, the Affordable Care Act is doing well. But that's a pretty big "if."

BY JONATHAN COHN

SCANDAL

Penn State Is Still Feeling Pretty Good About Hiring Florida State's President

The university says it's not reconsidering its presidential pick. 

BY NORA CAPLAN-BRICKER

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