Another Bogus Attack on Obamacare
October 30, 2011

Editor's note: On Friday, Jon Cohn wrote about a new House Republican report about the Affordable Care Act -- and why one of its central claims was wrong. Among the sources he cited was Jonathan Gruber, the MIT economist who has advised policy-makers, including some of the ACA's architects. But Gruber found several other flaws in the report. What follows is his analysis. A new report from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is making headlines because of four claims it makes about the Affordable Care Act (ACA). But some of these claims are wrong-headed.

One Right
October 27, 2011

Against nearly all other leftists writing about rightists, Corey Robin believes that there is only one kind of conservatism. Whether expressed in the

The Inventor of Our Politics
October 26, 2011

Richard Brookhiser saves his central argument for his final pages, and it might have been wiser to bring it out more explicitly much earlier. Madison

What Did It Look Like?
October 25, 2011

Illustrating Empire, published by the Bodleian Library at Oxford to accompany its trove of printed historical objects, is full of images that navigate

Casual with the Court
October 24, 2011

Kevin McMahon argues that in looking for justices, Nixon focused on how their appointment and performance would help his own electoral prospects. the

October 20, 2011

In the divisive, decade-old War on Terror, one certitude unites the warriors and the conscientious objectors. It is that Islamism is not to be confuse

The Grand Programme
October 19, 2011

A book on why to read another book is, you might think, redundant, especially when there are so many predecessors that illuminate Moby-Dick, and by no

The Warlock
October 18, 2011

Horacio Castellanos Moya's fiction is deeply concerned with the machinations of politics and, in particular, the deleterious effects of political viol

The End of Illusion
October 17, 2011

This book is a story of failure—the failure of the Islamic Republic, despite thirty years of propaganda and political education, to inculcate in a new

No Confidence
October 13, 2011

Ron Suskind portrays Obama as unable to exercise control over his senior White House staff and over Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner. He present