A letter from The New Republic’s publisher and editor-in-chief.
This is the age of endless facts.Every question is now seemingly answerable; just swipe your finger over the device in your pocket. Want to know every important opinion about the question of the moment? You can consume them in 140-character aphorisms while waiting for the bus. But with this rush of information, or perhaps because of it, few of the words that scroll across our screens stick or really change how we view the world. READ MORE >>
As you know by now, The Plank is back from a two-year hiatus. To mark the occasion, I’d like to set the record straight about some ancient New Republic history. The infamous “Worthwhile Canadian Initiative,” a headline TNR brought to prominence, is not getting its fair shake. READ MORE >>
To the Readers of The New Republic: Nearly 100 years ago, the founding editors of The New Republic wrote these words to introduce their inaugural issue: READ MORE >>
This article is a contribution to ‘Liberalism and Occupy Wall Street,’ A TNR Symposium. READ MORE >>
TNR writer Walter Shapiro recently spent a month on the Tim Pawlenty beat, reporting a profile for the latest issue of the magazine. Shapiro found an ambitious, meticulous, details-oriented politician who is everything the Republican electorate says they want in a nominee, but who is failing to gain traction: READ MORE >>
Back in the 80s, TNR editor Michael Kinsley found what he thought was the most boring headline in world history: “Worthwhile Canadian Initiative.” He asked readers to top it with submissions of their own. Now we implore a new generation of TNR readers to take up Kinsley’s gauntlet, and send us the most boring headline you can find, on the web or in print. In a novel twist of conventional wisdom, the rules are, “Make us snooze, you win!” READ MORE >>
If you haven't seen them, TNR has launched two really excellent new blogs today, both in the spirit of freewheeling dispute. The first, "Entanglements," is a foreign policy blog edited by our old colleague Lawrence Kaplan, who has put together an eclectic roster of liberals, neocons, realists, and other intellectuals. I don't know of anything like it on the web, and I think it's a must read. READ MORE >>