The group blog of The New Republic
November 22, 2013
In the our upcoming cover story, writer T.A. Frank takes a look at the new epidemic of television shows set in our nation's capital—"Homeland," "House of Cards," "Scandal," "The Americans," and "Veep"—to see what they say about power in today's Washington. Read the story online next week.
Photo illustration by Gluekit.
Western newspapers have come up with some creative explanations for Japan’s dropping birth rate, many of which revolve around the (unsubstantiated) idea that Japanese people don’t like sex.
Media orgs troll the feminist blogosphere to get attention. A new attack on Michelle Obama is the dumbest yet.
After today’s Senate vote to eliminate the use of the filibuster for presidential nominees (except for the Supreme Court), Mitch McConnell vowed revenge. Evoking the tragicomic specter of unified Republican control over government, the minority leader admonished Democrats for overreaching. “I say to my friends on the other side of the aisle, you’ll regret this,” he warned.
The unique peace of flying is about to be shattered by the inane chatter of your fellow travelers.
November 21, 2013
What Australia's conservatives did to the country's groundbreaking Medibank program should send chills up the spines of Obamacare supporters.
And Elizabeth Warren is ready to ride it
"Too Big To Fail" is in real trouble. It's about time.
Did these Republicans even watch the movie?
The research on the health effects of coffee is hardly cohesive. Is it good or bad for you? The American Heart Association is just the latest to support the former, with new evidence that coffee may improve cardiovascular health. We’ve rounded up some studies so you can do your own cost-benefit analysis.
What her autobiography tells us about her feud with Liz
The Bush family dynamics were often compared to Shakespeare. But the Cheneys might have just one-upped them on that front. This week, Liz said she does not support gay marriage and Mary replied with an angry Facebook post and an interview in Politico where she said “I’m not supporting Liz’s candidacy.