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Unhappy Valley: A Startup Party's Tinge of Gloom
September 21, 2012

Tech startups are as hot as ever in Silicon Valley, but at a conference in San Francisco, there are hints of hard times ahead.

Daily Breakdown: Romney Trails In Must-Win Battlegrounds
September 14, 2012

The big picture: Obama continues to hold a modest but clear lead nationally and in critical battleground states like Ohio, Virginia, and Florida.  This is alot, so let’s digest it in segments. Good News For Obama Nearly every poll was consistent with a modest Obama lead nationally of about 4 points and a meaningful edge in the electoral college. Obama hit fifty percent in three national polls and led by four or more in four of the five national surveys.

An Interview with a Republican Porn Star
September 04, 2012

This year’s Republican Party platform included some unusually harsh anti-porn language. While previous platforms had only gone so far as to condemn child pornography, this year the RNC held that “current laws on all forms of pornography and obscenity need to be vigorously enforced.” Though many in the adult film industry attacked the GOP for its stance, at least one Republican porn star—32-year old Mary Carey, who ran for governor of California in 2002—isn’t yet ready to give up on her party.

How Facebook's Fancy New Headquarters Are Stuck In The Past
August 30, 2012

Why must Facebook and Apple keep building the suburban tech campuses of yore?

Minding the Metro Education Gap
August 29, 2012

For the first time since World War II, there are fewer jobs three years after the end of a recession than before it began. Our new Brookings report suggests that most of this flat recovery can be attributed to severe losses in housing wealth and jobs in industries such as manufacturing and construction. Yet education--especially the balance between the demand and supply of educated workers--is the most important factor explaining long-run unemployment in metropolitan and national labor markets. First, consider the short-run picture.

Why Mitt Romney Wants to Be Like James K. Polk
August 28, 2012

Romney's looking to the 11th U.S. president as a model. Does it have anything to do with Polk's importance to Mormon history?

Romney’s Losing Strategy
August 27, 2012

TAMPA—As they assemble in Tampa, the Republicans should consider not just whether they can win back the presidency in November, but whether they can create a viable majority that can endure past an election cycle. But they won’t. Mitt Romney and his party are oblivious to their longer term prospects.

A Close Look at How Evangelicals Communicate With God
August 24, 2012

Mark Noll reviews T.M. Lurhrmann's book on American evangelicals who claim to hear God directly.

The Universalist
August 02, 2012

Before 2013 begins, catch up on the best of 2012. From now until the New Year, we will be re-posting some of The New Republic’s most thought-provoking pieces of the year. Enjoy. ALONZO KING is not a celebrity. He is virtually unknown outside the dance world, and even to insiders he is something of an outsider, a choreographer-monk working away with a small troupe of devoted dancers in San Francisco. It is not that his work has gone unrecognized: he has won dozens of awards and made ballets for companies as diverse as the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater and the Royal Swedish Ballet.

Don’t Live in the Past! How 2012’s Electoral Map Could Differ From 2008
August 02, 2012

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