The group blog of The New Republic
December 5, 2013
Even a majority of Republicans do!
Not the same as Joe Biden's
Enough with the Ron Burgundymania.
Is the Constitution an imperfect document that has led to some combination of inefficiency (as the left argues) and a lack of democratic accountability (as the right argues)? Is it the Constitution that has been largely responsible for the problems of Barack Obama's presidency?
December 4, 2013
Twenty-somethings are down on Obama. Time for the pundits to tell us what this means.
The would-be president travels to London, mouths platitudes, gets called "substantial."
Stephen Fry nails it
The people the pols praise are having trouble making ends meet.
Everybody agrees that healthcare.gov is working much better than before. Everybody also agrees that it’s not working as well as it should. So what’s a fair way to evaluate its progress? One way is to compare its performance to commercial websites. Two smart writers on the right, Philip Klein and Megan McArdle, have made that case in the last few days. Here’s Klein:
Perhaps the thing that inhibits people from understanding Alan Rusbridger is that the editor of the Guardian, the English-speaking world’s foremost left-wing newspaper, is constantly forced to think like a capitalist. At a truly shameful interrogation before a U.K. Parliament committee yesterday—at one point, Rusbridger’s patriotism was questioned; at another, an M.P.