Paul Krugman’s 'Big' New Salary Doesn’t Make Him a Hypocrite
April 16, 2014
Paul Krugman will make $250,000 when joins City University of New York to work on inequality issues. Ironic? Nope, just the way things work.
The Elite Club Petraeus Just Joined
July 16, 2013
CUNY just dropped Petraeus's salary from $200,000 to one buck. He's not alone.
February 21, 2013
Inside the randy culture of the CIA.
The Very Private Jill Kelley
January 27, 2013
America's most famous Tampa socialite holds forth about privacy, the media, and her many important friends.
The Military’s Laws on Adultery Make No Sense
November 15, 2012
The military's laws on adultery are a travesty.
That Was Fast! A Roundup of Petraeus Resignation Conspiracy Theories
November 09, 2012
David Petraeus resigned after admitting to an extramarital affair. "Yeah, right!" say conservatives on Twitter.
Bill Kristol Sees Around Corners
June 10, 2011
[Guest post by Alex Klein] In the wake of Bill Kristol’s bold declaration that “Rudy’s Running,” our friends over at The Atlantic have compiled a handy timeline of five of the pundit’s most hilariously wrong predictions. The problem is, we think they’re selling him a bit short: he’s about as accurate as a Ouija Board.
The Immediate Question
May 05, 2011
David Rieff writes about America’s futile war in Afghanistan.
May 04, 2011
The death of Osama bin Laden will raise the inevitable question: What are we still doing in Afghanistan? The answer, of course, is that the mission in Afghanistan is about something bigger and more ambitious than eliminating Al Qaeda’s leaders—most of whom, in any event, are probably living in Pakistan, as bin Laden was when the United States finally tracked him down. No, the mission in Afghanistan isn’t about killing Al Qaeda members.
Afghanistan Dispatch: It Takes a Village
March 08, 2011
For the next several weeks, Anna Badkhen will be traveling through Afghanistan’s north, documenting life there during this pivotal year for the U.S.-led war. This is the first in a series of dispatches Badkhen will be writing for TNR Online about her experiences. Karaghuzhlah, Afghanistan—You can spot the village from miles away, quivering in refracted sunlight above a tract of Bactrian desert dun and tufted like a camel’s hide. The black crown of a sole pine, a rarity in these alkaline plains, marks the village’s eastern boundary.