Washington, D.C.

Blame Canada! The Right-Wing Menace To Our North.
December 19, 2011

A few weeks ago, a wolf in sheep’s clothing prowled the White House lawn. The Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper visited Washington, D.C. to sign a boring trade agreement with President Barack Obama. The details of the deal aren’t important—they’re so staid and sensible that I’ll leave it to the reader with a masochistic bent, or severe insomnia, to Google them. A quick glance at their mildly laudable contents will probably reinforce the American predilection to view Canada as a sleepy enclave of bureaucratic good government and tepidly left-wing policies.

A Much-Needed Challenge to Low-Quality Universities
November 17, 2011

Like global warming, the growth of online higher education is the kind of trend whose steady progress will ultimately change the world. Just take a look at the latest numbers: The annual Sloan Consortium report on online education in the United States was released last week, finding that 6.1 million American college students took at least one online course in Fall 2010 (that’s a half million more than 2009) and that nearly one-third of all college students are learning online now (up from less than 10 percent in 2002).

Rick Perry's Texas-Sized Glass House
November 15, 2011

Rick Perry is giving a big speech today in Iowa on his plan to "uproot, tear down and rebuild Washington, D.C.

Apply To Be A TNR Web Intern
November 11, 2011

A message from the management: The New Republic Online is looking for college students and recent graduates for its  Spring 2012 Web Internship program. Internships are unpaid but offer substantial experience in the production of a daily online publication. Interns must be able to work in our Washington, D.C. office.

Apply To Be A TNR Web Intern!
November 10, 2011

Whether or not the Republican presidential primaries are cancelled in the winter and spring of 2012 as we recommend, the magazine and its Web site must go on. And to help make that happen, The New Republic Online is looking for college students and recent graduates for its Spring 2012 Web Internship program. Internships are unpaid but offer substantial experience in the production of a daily online publication. Interns must be able to work in our Washington, D.C. office.

The Cain Show
October 31, 2011

Herman Cain’s appearance on Monday at the National Press Club had all the makings of a classic feeding frenzy: The frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination, wounded by new allegations of having committed sexual harassment against former employees, was to face a room full of hungry Washington, D.C. reporters eager to draw fresh blood. What took place wasn’t a harsh interrogation, but in its own way, it was equally revelatory.

The Clown Prince of Occupy D.C.
October 28, 2011

The 99 percenters who have been occupying (sorry, Occupying) Washington, D.C. for the past month are as insistently “horizontal” in their approach to democracy—no hierarchies, no leaders—as their comrades in other cities across the country. But there was also a brief and instructive moment when the protesters here seemed willing to shelve their anarchism for the sake of a (sort-of) celebrity.

Creating New Pathways for Youth Success in D.C.
October 06, 2011

The Washington, D.C. region routinely ranks highly on measures of economic health, even though in these recessionary times, “economic health” sometimes means you’re still suffering, just not as badly as the guy down the road.  And averages mask all kinds of disparities.   For example, the city at the core of the region has both high average incomes and high poverty rates, and, as you can imagine, these figures do not refer to the same residents.  Let’s zoom in for a closer focus on a particular subset of Washington, D.C.

How to Predict the Next Earthquake in D.C.
August 23, 2011

At precisely 1:51 PM EST, much of the nation panicked, turned to the nearest person, and asked, “Did you feel something?” The 5.9 magnitude earthquake that shook the Eastern seaboard today was the biggest ever to hit Washington, D.C., spanning from its epicenter near Mineral, Virginia all the way to Boston. As we anticipate the inevitable aftershocks in a state of fear and trembling, the Study asks the question on everyone’s mind: Could we have known this was going to happen? Can we predict earthquakes? Well, we can’t.

Apply to Be a TNR Web Intern!
August 03, 2011

The New Republic Online is looking for college students and recent graduates for its fall 2011 Web internship program. Internships are unpaid but offer substantial experience in the production of a daily online publication. Interns must be able to work in our Washington, D.C. office.

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