September 14, 2012

Where’s Claire McCaskill?
12:00 AM

Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" comment was a huge gift to his opponent Claire McCaskill. So why is she avoiding the subject?

September 13, 2012

The U.S.-Egypt Relationship Needs Therapy, Not a Divorce
12:00 AM

How the U.S. should react to the last few days in Egypt.

Who Else Will the Anti-Muslim Video Hurt? Egypt’s Coptic Christians
12:00 AM

The Coptic Christian who made the Islamopohobic video put his co-religionists at risk

The Incompetent Bigotry of ‘The Innocence of Muslims’
12:00 AM

The controversial movie wasn’t just Islamophobic—it was terribly made, too.

Nobody Likes Mitt
12:00 AM

If Romney loses, it’ll be because voters don't like him. That doesn't mean they're being superficial.

September 12, 2012

Libidinous Laws, Hacker Ethics, and the Jungle Girl: Today’s TNR Reader
12:00 AM

Editor’s Note: We’ll be running the article recommendations of our friends at TNR Reader each afternoon on The Plank, just in time to print out or save for your commute home. Enjoy! Is our cultural obsession with tech prodigies making hackers into heroes?NYRB | 19 min (4,817 words) Nearly four decades ago, a child went missing in the jungle.

Obamacare Is Working, Cont’d
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Attention Obamacare haters: The law you despise appears to be working. Just ask a young adult.

September 11, 2012

Against Foodie Diplomacy
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The State Department wants to rebrand American cooking by enlisting TV Chefs as ambassadors. What could go wrong?

What the World’s Leading Negotiating Expert Didn’t Understand About Negotiating

I never met Roger Fisher, who died last month, nor read his much-acclaimed book on negotiations, Getting To Yes. But I gather he was something of a legend around Harvard and in academic circles in the field of negotiating theory. His death prompted a number of warm pieces about academic negotiations studies, highlighting his role as something of an entrepreneur who devoted his life to searching out conflicts to be resolved and yeses to be gotten.

Why Romney is Avoiding Specifics on His Policy Ideas: No One Likes Them
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Conservatives want Romney to get specific on policy, particularly health care. They should look at the polling on his agenda.