The group blog of The New Republic
November 25, 2013
As a security deal between the U.S. and Afghanistan stalls, this is what the future looks like.
It's time for new stand-ins for war hawks and peace doves.
The first time wealth transformed San Francisco, in the Gold Rush of 1848, the city didn't just get richer, and transform into a place robber barons called home. It also got an influx of new, poor immigrants, many Chinese, who helped build railroads and settled the city into its modern contours.
November 24, 2013
A closer look at Double Down.
Right-wingers here and abroad hate it. But they also hated it when Reagan struck deals with Gorbachev—and the parallels are pretty clear
November 22, 2013
And why we can't let Republicans cut them even more.
It's not overhearing conversations. It's listening to people complain about overhearing conversations.
It's not that travelers have to overhear conversations. It's that the rest of us have to hear them complain about having overheard conversations.
Republicans are so outraged by the Democrats' use of the "nuclear option," they're threatening to nuke back.
When Rosie Gray, a reporter for BuzzFeed currently camped out in Geneva, Switzerland, for the international negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, agreed to a brief interview via Gchat Friday morning, she warned that the Internet might go out.
“And if you have to run because news happens,” I added, “similarly no worries.”
“Yeah it won’t,” she replied.