The group blog of The New Republic
February 22, 2014
What a day.
February 21, 2014
I don’t like to pick on pollsters. It is a kind of cottage industry during election years, but I believe that Gallup has stepped way over the line with its polling on “What country anywhere in the world do you consider to be the United States' greatest enemy today?” Election polling at least concerns a defined choice that American have to make—namely who to vote for. Even polling on policies reflects a discussion that is occurring in the country. But this poll imposes a framework of allies vs.
In Seoul, you can order plastic surgery from the back of a cab.
There's nothing funny about this deeply cynical new version of Anchorman 2.
Chained CPI is far from dead
Chained CPI, his silly 2013 concession to Washington, is far from dead
Anthropology explains how violent initiations rituals are a global phenomenon.
It isn't just bad for 20-somethings; it's bad for everybody.
There's a way to improve Americans' incomes without killing jobs.
As protestors fought riot police in Kiev yesterday, as the city center turned into a charred crater, volunteer medics skittered through the melee, attending to the hundreds wounded in the fight, pulling them into hotel lobbies and churches for treatement. One of them was 21-year-old Olesya Zhukovskaya.
If a college degree is the new high school diploma, why not make higher education free? These cities did.