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August 27, 2014

Did Mitch McConnell Just Admit That Obama Would Beat Him In A Supreme Court Confirmation Fight?

Mitch McConnell doesn't sound very confident that he can defeat Obama's Supreme Court nominees.

Stop Twisting Republican Quotes. They're Not Threatening Another Government Shutdown.

Some reporters seem to have bought into the Democrats' campaign rhetoric

GOP Extremism Isn't Just Hurting America. It's Hurting Our Planet.

Republicans are putting all the world's people at risk now.

Horrifying Photos of China's Dog-Eating Festival—and the Activists Who Are Trying to Stop It

Warning: Some of these photos are upsetting. But some of them are inspiring, too.

Democrats Shouldn't Seek Revenge for Republican Redistricting. They Should Offer This Deal Instead.

If Democrats rout the GOP in 2020, they should take the high road.

Virginia Woolf on What It's Like To Lie in Bed While Bombs Are Dropped All Over Your City

A month after she wrote this piece, bombs flattened her home and office. 

ESPN's Report on Michael Sam's Shower Habits Was Delinquent Journalism

There's a real story about his acceptance in the NFL, and they're screwing it up.

Short Men Make Better Boyfriends and Husbands

Thousands upon thousands of men rejoice, feel redeemed. 

Climate Change Scientists Warn: We're Almost Too Late

Soon, climate change will be irreversible. The impacts are inevitable. 

We Should Celebrate Uber's Strategy to Poach Lyft Drivers

It's ethical, savvy, and good for workers.

August 26, 2014

I Hated English Class, Until We Read Nabokov

For years, I hid my book-loving self from my classmates. 

What Amazon Knows—and You Don't—About the Future of Video Games

Amazon spent a million bucks on Twitch. These charts prove it was worth it. 

Critics of the United Nations' Relief Agency in Gaza Don't Have Their Facts Straight

Without the UN's herculean efforts, civil society in Gaza would have already collapsed.

TV Still Has An Inferiority Complex

So here’s my advice for next year: 2015 Emmy host Jon Hamm. 

Bashar Al Assad Is Laying a Deadly Ambush for Obama in Syria

In this case, the enemy of our enemy is NOT our friend.

Better Late Than Never: Obamacare Gets a C.E.O.

It would have been nice to have somebody in charge before last year's debacle, but better late than never.

Why I Decided War Reporting Was No Longer Worth the Risk

"This wasn’t my country, it wasn’t my war, and now I would die for it in a horrible way."

Republicans Think They Can Win the Uber Vote. This Data Suggests Otherwise.

Uber is a city app. Urban millennials are liberal. Do the math.

Highway to Hell

"The finest foreign coverage The New Republic ever ran."

The Coming Conservative Tax Cut Deficits Will Make Bush's Look Puny

Reform conservatives will have to surrender to Democrats or to voodoo economics.

The Burger King Backlash Could Hurt the Republican Party

Republicans will look foolish protecting firms that want to opt out of the U.S. tax system.

The Real-Life Piper from "Orange Is the New Black" Talks Courtroom Fashion

The inspiration behind 'Orange Is The New Black' talks about a piece of clothing she's never forget.

August 25, 2014

This One Congressional Race Epitomizes the GOP's Increasing Extremism

A Wisconsin seat is likely to shift from a NAACP member to an MLK Day-condemner.

We're Stuck With the Global Warming "Hiatus" Myth for Years to Come

And no amount of science can convince the deniers.

When Are Metafictional Games a Mask For Laziness?

The complex literary stylings of Ben Lerner are as stunning as ever.

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