The group blog of The New Republic
November 20, 2013
November 19, 2013
Its not about whether she's bad for her sibling. It's whether she's bad for millions of others.
Her anti-gay stance is repugnant because it hurts millions of people—not because one of them is her sibling
Hint: It has nothing to do with Israel.
Obama's health-care reform was designed to pay for itself.
You're just jealous.
It wasn’t too long ago that the Democrats seemed poised to make gains in next year’s midterm elections. Some even thought it was plausible that Democrats could retake the House, despite the GOP’s enormous structural advantages. But a mere 33 days since the government shutdown ended, the Democratic “wave” has subsided—and it’s unclear what comes next.
Earlier this year, I followed Senator Joe Manchin to town hall meetings with constituents in southern West Virginia to see how voters were reacting to his role in pushing for expanded background checks for gun purchases. What I found, on the whole, was that voters weren’t that exercised about guns.
For the first time, activists are seeking to create new obstacles at the local level.
November 18, 2013
Pretty much all Americans over the age of 50 will reminisce this week about where they were when JFK was shot. They might remember in vivid detail and tell their stories convincingly—but, even if they have extraordinarily good memories, they might be wrong.
People losing their insurance is a bigger story, unfortunately, than people getting insurance for the first time.