The group blog of The New Republic
February 9, 2014
Michael Sam will be the first openly gay NFL player, if the NFL can get over itself.
Republicans don't trust Obama to enforce new immigration laws? Fine, says Schumer—let's start the new program after Obama leaves office.
February 8, 2014
In the midst of the Anthony Weiner scandal last year, there was a predictable discussion about Wiener's treatment of his wife, Huma Abedin. I wrote at the time that cheating on your spouse may prove that you are an ass, but it does not mean you are necessarily a bad Congressman or president or leader. (MLK Jr. and Mandela cheated on their respective wives; Gandhi barely took his wife's opinion into account when he decided to be celibate.)
"We’ve given over 200 interviews in the last month,” says the owner of Sochi's gay bar.
Evegeni Plushenko is 31 and has had 13 surgeries, but a silver medal just won't do for this Olympic cry baby.
Where was contemporary Russia in the Olympic opening ceremony? In its carefully pruned and beautified history.
No harping on that busted Olympic ring!
Hey, you try making a feel-good story about Russian history.
February 7, 2014
Credit where credit's due: Paul Ryan's showing flashes of an independent mind.
February 6, 2014
Jay Leno told Jimmy Fallon to make his monologue longer. Jimmy would be a fool to listen.