Politics

December 02, 2013

Chuck Schumer Slams Liberal Blogs, Analyzes Ted Cruz, and Explains How He Helped Elect Elizabeth Warren
An interview
8:00 PM

Interview: The New York Senator on Ted Cruz, Elizabeth Warren, and Wall Street 

What to Say If Someone Wishes You ‘Merry Christmas’
6:09 PM

‘Tis the season to take umbrage. The notion that politically correct liberals want to stifle less ecumenical versions of seasonal greetings, such as, “Merry Christmas,” is a longstanding conservative trope.

What Would a Big Mac Cost if Fast-Food Workers' Won Higher Wages?
6:08 PM

We calculated what menu items would cost if fast-food workers made at least $15 per hour.

The American Press Has Never Been More Free Than It Is Today
1:59 PM

The U.S. government has never prosecuted a newspaper or journalist for publishing classified information, and in recent years even the theoretical legal possibility of doing so has evaporated. 

Climate Change Will Force Pacific Islanders to Flee. Should the U.S. Be Forced to Take Them In?

Having your homeland engulfed by the ocean because of climate change doesn’t make you a refugee, a court ruled last week. That's no excuse to leave people helpless.

Amazon's Drones and the Problem of "Disrupting" Transportation
7:53 AM

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, my mother told a story about my grandmother's college days. She went to school in Washington, D.C., but she sent her laundry back to her parents in Cleveland.

The Clinton Coronation Begins. Pitying Joe Biden Continues.
12:02 AM

Because of Thanksgiving, readers may have missed The New York Times's Joe Biden story, which ran in the newspaper on Wednesday. It is the saddest short political profile I have ever read.

December 01, 2013

Scott Walker Could Reunite the GOP
Unlike Chris Christie or Ted Cruz, Scott Walker can appeal to the entire party.
6:30 PM

There’s a real case that Chris Christie is the front-runner for the 2016 Republican nomination.

Cahiers du Reagan
From TNR, November 1, 1980
4:46 PM

The great Peter Kaplan's take on the 40th president's movies, published just before the 1980 election

White House Says Healthcare.Gov Finally Working for Most People
10:32 AM

READ: The White House's progress report on Healthcare.gov (they say there is some)

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