The group blog of The New Republic
April 21, 2014
The rapid modernization of a country whose social structure was traditionally determined by strict hierarchy has ignited huge moral anxieties.
Immigration advocates push Obama to "go big" with his executive authority.
People would rather save than spend and that creates a negative feedback loop.
Russia says it has an obligation to protect Russian speakers everywhere, which could be used as an excuse to make additional landgrabs.
April 20, 2014
Republicans can't just scream "Obummercare!" and hope a friendly electoral map does all the work.
April 18, 2014
It's not about tearing the rich down. It's about raising everyone else up.
Chelsea Clinton's pregnancy is bringing out the worst in the political media.
The entire strategy teeters on a foundation of fuzzy accounting and wishful thinking
North Dakota has the lowest unemployment rate. Rhode Island the highest.
Obamacare might still be under water in national polls. But the practical politics underlying it are shifting very rapidly.