We Can

Andy Stern Is Not Happy
December 17, 2009

Andy Stern, president of the Service Employees International Union, just put out a statement on health care reform. There are few players in the health care debate whose judgment I respect more than his. And he is not happy with what's transpired in the last week. I wonder if the White House understands the very serious problem emerging on its left. Keep in mind that insiders won't be able to dismiss Stern the way they do Howard Dean. Stern is seasoned. He is shrewd. And he has serious clout. I'll have more to say soon.

A Fight Worth Having, Maybe Not Here and Now
December 01, 2009

Harold Pollack is a professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration and Special Correspondent for The Treatment. Today’s debate over the Mikulski Amendment will not quell the misguided debate over mammography occasioned by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recent recommendations. There is just too much incentive to pile on.

Today at TNR (November 10, 2009)
November 10, 2009

Don’t Underestimate Europe’s Ability to Integrate Its Muslim Minorities, by Anne Applebaum The Abortion Amendment Debate: What Kind of Power Do Catholics Have in the Democratic Party? by William Galston and Alan Wolfe Why Scientists Are, By Definition, Activists, by Marilyn Berlin Snell Should We Let Health Care Reform Fail So We Can Do It Right Next Time? by Jonathan Cohn Is It Too Early to Call the Fort Hood Shootings an Act of Terrorism? by John B.

Today at TNR (September 11, 2009)
September 11, 2009

Are Women Too Willing To Settle? Too Risk-Averse in Love? And Is Modern Life to Blame?, by Martha Nussbaum Welcome to Mexico! The Home of Kidney Transplants at Low, Low Prices! Get ‘em While They’re Cold!, by Mary Cuddehe Does the U.S. Really Need to Show Israel Some Tough Love?

Today at TNR (September 8, 2009)
September 08, 2009

The Next Financial Crisis: We Can't Avoid It--and We Just Made It Worse, by Peter Boone and Simon Johnson Vacation's Over: How Nervous Should We Be About the Next Phase of the Health Care Debate? by Jonathan Cohn Dumping Van Jones: Why Give in to Republican Tantrums? by John McWhorter The Most Important Political Event This Week Won't Be Obama’s Speech on Health Care, by E.J. Dionne, Jr. TNRtv: What's Making Republicans Embrace the Fringe?

High Hopes
March 12, 2008

Yes We Can” “You and I” “Let’s Put a Woman in Charge” Among the things that happened in early February, when Barack Obama’s campaign for the Democratic nomination seemed suddenly to kick into a higher gear, was the emergence, through YouTube, of a new music video called “Yes We Can,” a mash-up of moments from the speech Obama gave after the New Hampshire primary, set to music by Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas.

Pox Populi
August 09, 1993

United We Stand: How We Can Take Back Our Country by Ross Perot (Hyperion, 115 pp., $4.95 paper) Not for Sale at Any Price: How We Can Save America for Our Children by Ross Perot (Hyperion, 158 pp., $5.95 paper)  On November 7, 1969, a week before the huge antiwar moratorium demonstrations, The New York Times ran a full-page advertisement in support of the Nixon administration's policy in Vietnam. A similar advertisement appeared two days later; and then, on November 15, the Times reported that the pro-Nixon advertisers had blanketed the country with 25 million postcards backing the president,