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December 17, 2014

Pulling 'The Interview' Was a Terrible Business Decision

Movie theaters are in desperate need of a boost—and the controversial comedy could have provided one. 

People Who Worry the U.S. Will "Spoil" Cuba Are Fetishizing Poverty

Find somewhere else to practice your amateur photography.

Stephen Colbert Is One of Pop Culture's Best Literary Boosters

Stephen Colbert's best author interviews.

Andrew "I'm Not a Scientist" Cuomo Listens to Scientists on Fracking

The New York governor has announced a ban on fracking.

In Israel, Mocking Hipsters Is Now a Political Statement

In a new ad, Naftali Bennett wears a fake beard and pink watch.

What Life in Cuba Was Like After Castro's Revolution

Visiting a collective farm, searching for coffee and rum, and more

Why We Need Museums Now More Than Ever

An art critic and the Met's former director make the case for objects in the digital age.

What Pakistan Must Do to Rid Itself of Violent Extremism

The country's moment of reckoning has arrived.

December 16, 2014

Basketball's Biggest Reporter Is Waging War on ESPN—And He'll Do Anything to Win

Adrian Wojnarowski breaks more NBA news than anyone else—but a close read of his work shows he can be unscrupulous with sources. 

Stop Celebrating the Ruble's Collapse. Cheap Oil Could Come Back to Bite the American Economy

The lower the prices of oil goes, the less sense drilling in Western states makes. 

Israel's Rightward Lurch Won't Help Netanyahu Keep His Job

There are considerations other than security policy that might well sway a majority of the Parliament to back a different candidate for Prime Minister.

Russia's Currency Crashed Because Vladimir Putin Put His Cronies Before His People

Russia's currency now beats Ukraine's as the worst-performing currency in the world this year.

Don't Let "Black Lives Matter" Become Another Ice Bucket Challenge

The social-media masses are turning it into a popularity contest.

W.H. Auden's Cheeky Tribute to Sigmund Freud

The poet explains the lasting influence of the analyst.

Jeb Bush Just Flushed Marco Rubio's 2016 Hopes Down the Toilet

And it's bad news for the Republican reformicons, too.

How Do Our Readers Think About Personal Identity?

How we perceive identity is as unique as our identies themselves, according to a new TNR survey.

Jeb Bush Is Running for President, But Obama Has Already Destroyed His Candidacy

Jeb has a formula for winning—he just can't execute it.

December 15, 2014

Obama's Approach to the Bush Torture Regime Has Failed

Here's how Obama can assure torture doesn't happen again.

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