The group blog of The New Republic
February 3, 2014
Suicide rates drop up to 11 percent when states legalizing medical marijuana.
It's not due to harsh new laws in many states—not yet, anyway
It's not due to harsh new laws in many states—not yet, anyway.
Amanda Knox has little legal recourse if the Italian Supreme Court doesn't reverse her recent conviction.
February 2, 2014
Scarlett Johnasson, John Kerry scare up controversy over Palestinian movement
Depending on how you feel about the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, how should you feel about the BDS movement?
January 31, 2014
The man at the center of Bridgegate says Chris Christie isn't telling the truth. Here's why it matters.
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen certainly leaned in—made it harder for other women to do the same.
No living member of Congress has accomplished as much as he has.
The science of humor
Too soon? Researchers have an answer for you.
In our upcoming cover story (available online Sunday evening), Julia Ioffe travels to Moscow weeks before the Winter Olympics. Ioffe writes, "Two years ago, I watched a vibrant opposition come closer to toppling Putin than anyone could have imagined. But when the president’s fist came down, crushing all dissent, it seemed that the golden moment had passed. So when I returned to Moscow this winter, why did I find Putin more vulnerable than ever?"
The self-important sports press should pipe down about Marshawn Lynch's pre-Super Bowl reticence.