Obama Quit Smoking (Allegedly). Now He Needs to Quit Gum-Chewing.
October 23, 2013

The New York Times ran a lengthy piece in Wednesday’s edition generously titled “Obama’s Uncertain Path Amid Syria Bloodshed,” about the president’s waffling about what to do, if anything, about the conflict there.

The "Surge" Surge Must Be Stopped
October 21, 2013

In a blog post Sunday, the Department of Health and Human Services acknowledged “difficulties” since the launch of—the national healthcare-exchange site for Americans not living in states that set up their own exchanges—and promised a

Is Anonymous's Rape Vigilantism a Public Good?
October 16, 2013

It only took a few hours of Anonymous's "OpMaryville Twitterstorm" Tuesday for the action to elicit a response: Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder and House Speaker Tim Jones called for state Attorney General Chris Koster to reopen the case of

What Slate Missed: 5 Other Reasons College Women Shouldn’t Get Drunk
October 16, 2013

Emily Yoffe has managed to outrage everyone on Twitter this morning despite having written nothing about our infuriating Congress.

The Government Shutdown From A to Z: A Handy, Half-Serious Glossary
October 15, 2013

We’re in Week Three of the government shutdown, speeding toward the October 17 debt ceiling deadline. The stalemate continues, and the Smithsonian's still closed. We know the two parties are talking, but what are they actually saying?

This Is What American Centrists Want, Says Men's Lifestyle Mag in NYC
October 15, 2013

Was the Old American Center apathetic, intractable, and very fake?

Robert Costa: I’m Not On the "Conservative Team"
October 14, 2013

The most important news in the country over the past few weeks has been driven by a cohort of Republican politicians, activists, and operatives, and that means that the most important reporter in the country over the past few weeks has been National

We Are All to Blame for the NFL's Concussion Crisis
October 08, 2013

There are a lot of conflicts of interest in the “Frontline” documentary League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussions Crisis, which premieres tonight on PBS at 9.

The New Republic Sex Issue
October 07, 2013

The New York Times Book Review published a sex issue Sunday, which includes reviews, author essays, and readers’ stories about losing one’s innocence.