Politics

August 15, 2013

From the Stacks: “Midnight’s Children”
May 23, 1981

Salman Rushdie's legendary novel Midnight's Children was set on this very day—an opportune time to republish The New Republic's 1981 review of the book.

August 14, 2013

This State Is Democrats' Best Chance to Pick Up a Senate Seat
7:01 PM

Democrats are in danger of getting disappointed in Kentucky, where early poll numbers belie McConnell's big advantages. If people are really buying Wendy Davis and a "blue Texas," Democrats might be doubly disappointed.

Christine Quinn Has the Same Problem That Hillary Clinton Had in 2008
12:29 PM

Here’s a fun game that helps us understand what’s at work in the topsy-turvy New York City mayor’s race, where Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has surged to the lead in a new poll, ahead of the establishment favorite for the Democratic nomination, Cit

From the Stacks: “Mr. Hearst's Apostolic Creed”
May 8, 1935
10:27 AM

The founding father of yellow journalism, William Randolph Hearst, died 62 years ago today. For the occasion, we present this Hamilton Basso's tongue-in-cheek evaluation of all that is Hearst.

August 13, 2013

Cory Booker Is Even Worse Than His Critics Say
10:53 PM

Cory Booker has just won New Jersey’s Democratic Senate primary in a rout, making him an easy favorite to claim the seat this fall.

New Yorkers Have Fallen in Love With a Mayoral Candidate
4:27 PM

A couple months ago, as it dawned on New Yorkers that the mayoral campaign was not just background noise but actually worth paying attention to, my friends and I became more aware of the contours of the Democratic race.

Politico Is Hypnotized by Chelsea's "Increased" Role in the Clinton Foundation
3:22 PM

Politico has a story today on the Clinton Foundation, and Hillary Clinton's increasingly large role there. Do you know who else has an increasingly large role at the foundation? Chelsea Clinton. How do I know this?

The Vote Suppressors Will Come After Hillary, Too
2:27 PM

One couldn’t help but feel disheartened last night when word came that Hillary Clinton was giving a strong speech in California against Republican voter suppression efforts at the same time as North Carolina’s governor was signing into law a wide-ran

North Carolina Voter ID Law Won't Save GOP From Demographic Change
12:40 PM

Last night, one of the strictest voter ID laws in the country went into effect in North Carolina.

Hillary Clinton's Smart Campaign Opening
9:24 AM

I hope Hillary enjoyed her time off; it looks like her campaign is underway.

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