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November 24, 2014

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 DC 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

Get Ready for a Government Shutdown Over Obama's Immigration Order

And it would probably be a lot longer than the last one.

There Are 1.5 Million Muslims in Italy and Only 8 Mosques. Here's Where They Go to Pray.

Italian photographer Nicolò Degiorgis documents the challenge of being Muslim in Italy.

The GOP Reaction to Obama's Immigration Order Will Be Way More Damaging Than They Realize

If you think you understand self-sabotage, just wait till you contemplate this. 

November 20, 2014

Obama's Deportation Order Will Affect Fewer People Than You've Heard

Just because people are eligible doesn't mean they'll apply.

Sherrod Brown Should Challenge Hillary Clinton for President

Why the senator from Ohio is a better bet than Elizabeth Warren.

The Man Who Was Everywhere

If it happened, he was there.

Save the Humanities in Our Public Schools

We're depriving students of their national heritage. Here's how to fix that.

Welcome to America!

Obama just protected four million immigrants from deportation.

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