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Don’t Reform Taxes. Raise Them.
October 09, 2012

Sen. Chuck Schumer says we don’t need tax reform, we need a tax increase. He’s right.

Indie Stars, Phantom Racism, and a One-Eyed Bullfighter: Today's TNR Reader
October 09, 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.

Romney’s Most Brazen New Move Of All?
October 09, 2012

Mitt Romney is now attacking President Obama and the Dodd-Frank law for being too easy on the “big banks.” Hmmm.

How a Salafi Preacher Came for my Soul
October 05, 2012

The far-reaching ambitions of Egypt’s rising Islamists.

What the Super-rich Really Think
October 05, 2012

A new study confirms F. Scott Fitzgerald’s observation that the rich really are different.

Michelangelo’s Most Haunting Drawing Comes to New York
October 03, 2012

Michelangelo’s The Dream is currently at the Frick: The drawing shows a heroic young man undone by the beauty of flesh.

Anti-Muslim Subway Ads Enjoy the Freedom to Offend
September 25, 2012

In his address to the United Nations General Assembly this morning, President Barack Obama vigorously defended the freedom of speech, noting that even if the U.S. government could prevent the dissemination of offensive statements and images, it would never do so. “The strongest weapon against hateful speech is not repression,” said Obama. “It is more speech—the voices of tolerance that rally against bigotry and blasphemy, and lift up the values of understanding and mutual respect.” Obama began his remarks with a tribute to U.S.

The Nationals Make the Playoffs! A View from New York
September 21, 2012

A Washington sports fan had to go to New York to become a fan of the playoff-bound Washington Nationals.

The Cranky Wisdom of Peter Kaplan
September 14, 2012

New York’s last romantic gets his own magazine.

Who’s Middle Class And Who’s Not: A Retort to Romney and Obama
September 14, 2012

Romney's latest gaffe raises the question, "Who's middle class and who's not?"