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In her last TNRtv spot before heading off to Africa for two years, TNR associate editor Eve Fairbanks gives a musical farewell to TNR and tribute to the dysfunctional glory of the GOP.

In her last TNRtv spot before heading off to Africa for two years, TNR associate editor Eve Fairbanks gives a musical farewell to TNR and tribute to the dysfunctional glory of the GOP.

Tnrtv: Chait Goes Full Santelli

Just when you had recovered from Rick Santelli's infamous rant on CNBC, TNR senior editor Jonathan Chait offers his own tirade. Except this time, the target is Santelli himself. --Ben Eisler

TNR senior editor Noam Scheiber and National Review senior editor Ramesh Ponnuru set the record straight about what Michael Steele's appointment means for the GOP: Will he guide the party on a more moderate course?

TNR senior editor Noam Scheiber and National Review senior editor Ramesh Ponnuru set the record straight about what Michael Steele's appointment means for the GOP: Will he guide the party on a more moderate course? Ponnuru grills Scheiber about how the new administration has handled Howard Dean: Why do Republicans give him more love than his own party? Should Steele take a page out of the Dean playbook? --Ben Eisler  

Unpleasant Truths

There is an ungainly German word, Vergangenheitsbewältigung, that has no equivalent in the English language. It means "coming to terms with past," and it was coined to refer to the efforts of German intellectuals, journalists, and even some politicians who, over the past half century, insisted that facing unpleasant truths about their country's history was both a moral and political necessity.

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When I saw your headline, "Best Editor's Note Ever," Noam, I was sure you were talking about this: Earlier this morning, we posted a letter that carried the name of Bertrand Delano

"We've Never Felt Scared"

Naresh Fernandes, the editor of Time Out Mumbai, tracks the rich tradition of Jews in India:   As an Indian Christian, I occasionally remind my Jewish friends that I owe my faith to them. Indian tradition maintains that a few years after Christ's death, one of his apostles, Thomas ("the Doubter'), sailed to the southern Indian state of Kerala to share the Good News with his co-religionists. Jews have lived in India for thousands of years, perhaps arriving on a mission from the court of King Solomon to trade in "elephant's tooth, peacocks and apes".

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TNR senior editor Jonathan Cohn channels David Letterman to give us the top five indications that Obama and the Democrats are serious about health care reform. --Ben Eisler

This morning on NPR, Newsweek editor Jon Meacham provided a bizarre analysis of John McCain's worldview, and then dove headfirst down the rabbit hole in arguing that it's quite similar to Barack Obama's. Meacham argued that, as fans of Reinhold Niebuhr, both McCain and Obama are "moral realists"--men who understand that good cannot always triumph over evil, that the world is stubbornly tragic, and, because we must live in that world, we must learn to compromise.

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