This Man Witnessed JFK's and Lee Harvey Oswald's Murders
November 19, 2013
The truth remains a mystery even to him.
LBJ, the Kennedy Assasination, and Me
November 16, 2013
Lyndon Johnson's biographer on the way he—and the 36th president—spent November 22, 1963
A Blue Texas? Keep Dreaming
November 19, 2012
All this talk about Texas turning blue anytime soon is a bit premature.
Will We Miss David Stern’s Heavy Hands?
October 26, 2012
David Stern represented the contradictions of a liberal in power. A look at his legacy.
Could Obama Win Arizona? Here's The Math.
October 14, 2012
A new poll shows Obama up by 2 points in Arizona, but could Obama really win the state?
NBA Players Back Obama, But One Smart Exec Is For Romney
August 24, 2012
Which basketball players are supporting Obama? Plus, the NBA's foremost statistician tells us why he backs Romney.
Nebbishes, Xenophobes, and the Super Collider That Was Never Built: Today’s TNR Reader
August 21, 2012
Editor’s Note: We’ll be running the article recommendations of our friends at TNR Reader each afternoon on The Plank, just in time to print out or save for your commute home. Enjoy! Collision course: How a Texan physicist almost discovered the God Particle.
Magic Matthew: McConaughey's Journey From Slacker to Darkness
August 14, 2012
"Killer Joe" is a terrible film, but it marks the latest in a year of great performances from Matthew McConaughey.
Efficacy and Democracy
June 21, 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. The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of PowerBy Robert A. Caro (Knopf, 712 pp., $35) I. MANY LIBERAL Democrats have yet to come to terms with Lyndon Johnson.
A Kind Word For Public Employee Unions
June 08, 2012
In the wake of the failed Wisconsin recall vote we're hearing an awful lot about those spoiled government employees with their flush pay packages and their godawful unions. The worst, of course, are the teachers' unions. They are responsible for everything that's gone wrong in America today. Government leaders urge that they restrain their demands, but in vain. But according to this June 5 article from the Dallas Morning News, Dallas's incoming superintendent of schools--a government leader, right?-- will enjoy a base salary of $300,000. His chief of staff will make $225,000.