The group blog of The New Republic
February 11, 2014
Poor Johnny Quinn. The American bobsledder came to Sochi to bobsled. Instead he's taking gold in the new sport of Getting Stuck in Small Sochi Spaces.
First, it was the bathroom.
February 10, 2014
We are not on the verge of mass secularist violence.
It shouldn't affect policy a whole lot. But maybe
Quitting smoking is good for your health. Research shows that stigmatizing smokers is not.
In September, Olympic torch ligher Irina Rodnina tweeted a doctored, racist photo of Obama and vocally defended it. Five months later, she's figured out a better explanation.
A look at the NFL's locker rooms and defensive schemes give us some clues about where Michael Sam will end up.
How copyright infringement explains modern Russia
A Russian singer accused the Opening Ceremonies of using her song without permission. Their response shows the real essence of Russia.
The health law's critics find a new way to twist the numbers.
Sure, she's amazing, but don't you think Yulia Lipnitskaya looked a little...pubescent out there?
February 9, 2014
Plus: Why the tech industry's politics are just like those of an ethnic group