The group blog of The New Republic
September 25, 2013
September 24, 2013
Yesterday, the Washington Post published a chart showing a “compelling” relationship between higher turnout and President Obama’s performance last November. The implication was that Obama’s turnout operation was pretty central to his reelection campaign. I happened to be at the Atlanta airport when I first saw this, so I wasn’t positioned to write a quick response (although that didn’t prevent some serious eye rolling).
In the 16 months after Hosni Mubarak’s dramatic February 2011 ouster, Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood quickly rose from the cave to the castle, winning the parliamentary and presidential elections, and then appointing its members to executive positions across the Egyptian government. But 15 months and an uprising-cum-coup later, even the Brotherhood’s former caves are off-limits to it.
Hezbollah terrorists fleeing justice may be seeing the end of their reign of impunity in Lebanon.
Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate for Virginia governor, isn’t popular.
During "Breaking Bad"’s pulse-racing episode last Sunday, viewers who follow Aaron Paul on Twitter got a stream of adrenalized commentary weighing in on the action. “My heart is pounding and I can’t breathe. Holy shit,” Paul tweeted as the Nazis launched a fusillade of bullets at launched at Jesse, Walt, and Hank. Then there was the tweet “Holy Fu#%ing shit,” as Hank fell to the ground.