The group blog of The New Republic
April 7, 2014
That Principled Conservative Embrace of Anti-Gay Businesses Somehow Doesn't Extend to Anti-Anti-Gay Businesses
The conservative logic on the Mozilla firing
On the right, the Arizona anti-gay bill was about freedom for business owners. But the Mozilla firing is fascism.
Over the weekend, pro-Russian protesters rioted in the eastern Ukrainian cities of Donetsk, Luhansk, and Kharkov. They took over government buildings and arms caches, waving Russian flags and chanting things like "Novorossiya" ("New Russia"). Their aim: to declare independence from Ukraine and, perhaps, become federal provinces (oblasts) of Russia. Early Monday, separatists in Donetsk declared the creation of the "Donetsk People's Republic" and set a referendum date for May 11.
It's just one survey. But the evidence is starting to pile up.
April 6, 2014
We treat technology as disposable, yet we ascribe human characteristics to our gadgets.
April 4, 2014
The campaign against Mozilla's CEO was the height of intolerance
Why is it now insufficient to debate our adversaries and coexist with them? Why must we now shame, censure, silence?
But the number would be even higher if conservatives stopped blocking expansion in the rest of the states.
The economy still hasn't kicked into second gear.
The Importance Of Being Weird.
April 3, 2014
Lead from ammunition. Loss of hearing from gunshots. Widespread PTSD.
Looks like the number of uninsured Americans is dropping, though it's not clear by how much—or whether the drop will match official predicitons.