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April 16, 2014

OBAMACARE

This Obamacare Snapshot Brought to You by John Roberts and the Tea Party

The states that need the most help aren't getting it, thanks to conservatives and their friends at the Supreme Court.

BY JONATHAN COHN

April 15, 2014

RACE

The Right Needs to Take Its Racial Blinders Off

The left-right race argument can become less cacophonous than it is. But not through a process of phased, mutual disarmament. 

BY BRIAN BEUTLER

LAW

The 9/11 Trial at Guantanamo Has Become a Tragicomedy

Accusations that the FBI may be spying on defendents causes yet another delay.

BY DAVE CULLEN

TV

BOOKS

GENDER

'They Grab You...But It's Okay'

A new study shows how teens learn to rationalize sexual violence.

BY NORA CAPLAN-BRICKER

DEATH

Do Jewish Men Postpone Death Until After Passover?

dwindling number of American Jews will bother attending a Passover Seder this year—but some may postpone their own deaths to take part in one.

BY ALICE ROBB

OBAMACARE

Today's Obamacare Conspiracy Theory and Why You Should Be Skeptical

Obamacare critics are furious and even some of the law's supporters are dumbfounded about some news that broke on Tuesday, via a story by Robert Pear in the New York Times. BY JONATHAN COHN

TAXES

The U.S. Tax Code Drags Millions of Childless Workers Into Poverty

Between income taxes and the paltry EITC, childless workers are being hurt by the tax code.

BY DANNY VINIK

POLITICS

That '70s Show, Starring Ted Cruz

Conservatives who compare today's economy to the Carter era get an 'F' in history.

BY MIKE KONCZAL

DISPUTATIONS

Celebrating LBJ Amounts to Imperial Myopia

To award LBJ a place in the liberal “pantheon,” one has to be afflicted with a kind of nationalist, if not imperial, myopia.

BY MICHAEL KAZIN

MEDIA

The Pulitzers Didn’t "Vindicate" Anything Except Good Journalism

"Awarding a prize to a newspaper that covered a hurricane does not somehow vindicate the hurricane.”

BY MARC TRACY

MEDIA

The Guardian and Washington Post Don't Deserve Pulitzers Just for Sparking a Debate

The Post's NSA coverage has been the opposite of insightful.

BY BENJAMIN WITTES

FROM THE STACKS

Even Rebecca West Had Trouble Reading Henry James

But she still got a lot of pleasure out of it.

BY REBECCA WEST

TAXES

DISPUTATIONS

I'm OK With Calling LBJ a "Liberal Hero" (and No, I'm Not Ignoring Vietnam)

The guy achieved major liberal reforms in a country that fights them tooth and nail. Stop maligning him.

BY DAVID GREENBERG

April 14, 2014

TAX DAY

Read My Lips: More New Taxes!

That check you wrote today buys you a lot. Feel proud of it.

BY JONATHAN COHN

2016

The GOP's Jeb Bush Flirtation Is a Big Rebuke of the GOP

It's almost like his establishment backers think a guy who's been out of office for seven years is more attractive than all the supposed rock stars the party has in place today...

BY BRIAN BEUTLER

CLINTONLAND

UKRAINE

Despite Pro-Russian Protests, Majority of Ukrainians Lean Toward Europe

Vladimir Putin should be given credit for strengthening Ukraine’s national identity—the very existence of which he has so persistently denied.

BY MARIA SNEGOVAYA

OBAMACARE

OBAMACARE

A New Report on Obamacare Says It's $104 Billion Cheaper Than Expected

Congressional Republicans apparently forgot to tell the Congressional Budget Office that Obamacare is a "train wreck."

BY JONATHAN COHN

POLITICS

Why Republicans Have a Big Demographic Problem, in One Chart

Younger voters are more liberal than older generations.

BY DANNY VINIK

PHOTOS

UKRAINE

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