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  • Can The European Union Survive a Pandemic?

    05/05/2020 7:20:50 PM PDT · by OddLane · 3 replies
    The New Republic ^ | 5/5/20 | Christopher Caldwell
    There are two things a quarantined European will reliably find when he goes online for news in this age of the coronavirus: first, the clucking of local pundits at how the Trump administration has managed the epidemic in the United States; second, unmistakable evidence that every one of the major countries of Western Europe, with the exception of Angela Merkel’s Germany, is doing worse...
  • The Liberation of Mitt Romney [/gag me]

    10/20/2019 10:22:58 AM PDT · by rbg81 · 23 replies
    The New Republic ^ | 10/20/2019 | Mckay Coppins
    The newly rebellious senator has become an outspoken dissident in Trump’s Republican Party, just in time for the president’s impeachment trial..... Mitt Romney is leaning forward in his chair, his eyes flashing, his voice sharp. It’s a strange look for the 72-year-old senator, who typically affects a measured, somber tone when discussing Donald Trump’s various moral deficiencies. But after weeks of escalating combat with the president—over Ukraine, and China, and Syria, and impeachment—the gentleman from Utah suddenly appears ready to unload.
  • Texas Republicans bracing for a Blue Wave in 2020. Yes, Texas

    08/12/2019 9:57:46 PM PDT · by deek69 · 106 replies
    When Beto O’Rourke proclaimed, during the second round of Democratic presidential debates, that “there’s a new battleground state, Texas, and it has 38 Electoral College votes,” eyes rolled in unison across America. We’ve all heard that nonsense before! Pundits and progressives have been predicting that minority-white Texas would go blue for so long, it’s practically become a running joke. And while O’Rourke came tantalizingly close to knocking off Ted Cruz last fall, that race seemed to have all the hallmarks of a fluke—a Republican senator who even Republicans can’t stomach, running in a strong Democratic midterm cycle against a fresh-faced...
  • New Republic to MSM: Trump Probably Won't Be Leaving Office Early

    04/17/2018 10:32:01 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 17, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    If the "Trump is doomed" narrative sounds familiar, it is because we have been hearing some version of this on an almost daily basis from the mainstream media since even before President Donald Trump entered the White House.  It is one thing to hear criticism of this type of anticipatory journalism from conservatives but in this case it is the New Republic's Jeet Heer, hardly a Trump supporter, who wrote the critique about the MSM  living in a fantasy world in which Trump is constantly on the verge of leaving office. We Are (Probably) Not in the “End Stages” of...
  • Publisher of The New Republic Resigns After Misconduct Claims

    11/03/2017 3:53:11 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies
    Publisher of The New Republic Resigns After Misconduct Claims By SYDNEY EMBERNOV. 3, 2017 Hamilton Fish, the president and publisher of The New Republic, has resigned from the magazine after allegations of inappropriate conduct. The move came less than a week after Mr. Fish was asked to take a leave of absence pending an investigation into recent complaints from women about their interactions with him. In a letter on Friday to Win McCormack, the owner of The New Republic, Mr. Fish wrote that he was submitting his resignation “after much reflection.” “As I understand it, some employees, to my deep...
  • Hamilton Fish of the New Republic Goes on Leave After Women's Complaints (scandal spreading)

    10/30/2017 9:35:09 AM PDT · by LS · 59 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 10/30 | Sydney Ember
    Hamilton Fish, the president and publisher of The New Republic, is taking a leave of absence pending an investigation into complaints by female employees at the magazine, according to a letter sent to its staff on Sunday night. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/30/business/media/new-republic-hamilton-fish.html
  • How Fast Food Chains Supersized Inequality

    08/03/2017 4:33:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The New Republic ^ | August 2, 2017 | Max Holleran
    When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans there was a brief moment of shocked compassion before racial anxieties flooded the Internet. Victims of the disaster were quickly recast as looters, criminals, and layabouts. They were government “dependents” seeking even more entitlements now that they were bona fide survivors. Some of these hideous opinions drew on the physical “evidence” of the bad character of hurricane survivors: their size. The mostly black bodies crowding the Superdome, getting on rafts, and being carried away by helicopters, were too large for online critics. Obesity, while common in the US and over-represented in the South, was...
  • The New Republic: Media Matters Seeks New Identity in Post-Clinton World

    12/20/2016 5:13:23 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-2012016 | Danny Johnston
    Danny JohnstonDecember 20, 2016 Clio Chang and Alex Shephard write in The New Republic about the organizational shake-up and shift in focus at the leftwing media watchdog Media Matters for America. The brainchild of its Clinton ally founder David Brock, Media Matters now seeks to reinvent itself in a post-Clinton world. Brock has recently stated that he hopes to transform his social media platform Shareblue into a “Breitbart of the left.” But Clinton’s electoral loss offers a unique challenge for Media Matters because, as Chang and Shephard report, “[t]he organization had long ceased to be a mere watchdog, having positioned...
  • Is "Trumpism" Really "Bircherism"?

    11/22/2016 12:13:08 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 22 replies
    The New American ^ | 22 November 2016 | Alex Newman
    In the months leading up to his historic upset election on an anti-establishment, anti-globalism platform, more than a few leftist and establishment media organs claimed that Donald Trump was really spouting the ideas of The John Birch Society. Indeed, Trumpism is Bircherism, some commentators claimed.The constitutionalist grassroots organization, which publishes this magazine and has chapters in all 50 states, has indeed been promoting many of the ideas and truths that Trump gave voice to during his unusual campaign. The purpose of the media’s attempt to link Trump with JBS was to demonize him, not give credit where credit was due....
  • New Republic Owner Puts Magazine Up for Sale

    01/11/2016 2:50:13 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 11, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    One dollar! One dollar! Do I hear a bid for a dollar to buy the New Republic magazine? For the price it cost to buy Newsweek you can also own the New Republic as your personal liberal magazine toy. Ah! I see a bid out there but, sorry Stephen Glass, that fake play money you are waving is not acceptable. I see serial fabulist Scott Thomas Beauchamp is making a bid which we also can't accept because we already know he is lying.  Yes, the New Republic is now being put up for sale by comedy of errors owner Chris Hughes so, just like...
  • Democrats Get Trump Better Than Republicans Do

    12/19/2015 9:41:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The New Republic ^ | December 19, 2015 | Brian Beutler, senior editor
    In Saturday's debate, the candidates made clear they don't share the GOP establishment's wishful thinking that the Donald will fade away. It’s intellectually shallow to pretend Donald Trump is vastly more reactionary than other candidates in the Republican primary. Trump lurks at the right-most edge of the field on the general question of how aggressively we should close American society, but only by an increment. Where most GOP candidates want to prohibit Muslim refugee settlement in the U.S., Trump wants to prohibit Muslim immigration more broadly. Where other candidates want to step up deportation of unauthorized immigrants quite a lot,...
  • Peter Beinart: Israel deserves terrorism

    11/06/2015 8:28:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    INN ^ | 11/6/2015, 2:40 PM | Ari Soffer
    Liberal American-Jewish commentator Peter Beinart gave a provocative speech on Wednesday, in which he said Israel essentially deserved the wave of Arab terrorism targeting its citizens. Beinart, who despite his regular attacks on the Jewish state insists he is "pro-Israel", was speaking at "Beth Chayim Chadashim Progressive synagogue in Los Angeles, which was set up as a "gay-friendly" congregation. His comments were recorded approvingly by the anti-Israel Mondoweiss website. "While we condemn Palestinian violence, we must recognize this painful truth: that Israeli policy has encouraged it," Beinart told his audience. "Israel has encouraged it by penalizing Palestinian nonviolence, by responding...
  • What's at Stake in the Second Republican Debate: Full Panic in the GOP

    09/16/2015 7:47:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The New Republic ^ | September 16, 2015 | Brian Beutler, senior editor
    If you imagine a scenario in which Donald Trump vanishes from the Republican presidential race, and isn’t replaced by an equally brash panderer—that is, where his supporters scatter to a variety of other second-choice candidates—then you can make the case that behind all the dirt Trump has kicked up, the Republican presidential field is basically healthy. Conservative Bloomberg View columnist Ramesh Ponnuru flirted with that argument at the end of August, by listing all the reasons Trump is unlikely to win the primaries, including the fact that “Republican elected officials would consolidate behind a consensus choice if Trump started winning...
  • Obama, UN Pushing Radical LGBT/Abortion Agenda for Sustainable Development Summit

    09/15/2015 1:18:39 PM PDT · by detective · 8 replies
    The New American ^ | September 10, 2015 | William F. Jasper
    One hundred-fifty presidents, prime ministers, dictators, and other heads of state are coming. Pope Francis is coming. Thousands of journalists, diplomats, and NGO activists are coming. The United Nations Sustainable Development Summit, to be held September 25-27, at the UN headquarters in New York City, is set to become one of the global body’s biggest confabs ever. In addition to promoting global-warming fears and the UN’s Paris Summit on Climate Change in December, as well as global taxation, education, and environmental goals, the upcoming September gathering will undoubtedly be used as a springboard to impose more population control, abortion, and...
  • The Iran Deal Is a Victory for Obama Diplomacy Over Bush Warmongering (Can you believe this?)

    07/14/2015 7:46:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The New Republic ^ | July 14, 2015 | Matthew Duss
    “I don't want to just end the war, but I want to end the mindset that got us into war in the first place.” That was Senator Barack Obama, speaking about Iraq in a 2008 primary debate. For a candidate who had seen his own campaign surge on the strength of his opposition to the Iraq war, it was a near-perfect distillation of the change he hoped to bring to America’s foreign policy discussion, long dominated by hawkish views that were shattering against the bloody reality of Iraq’s civil war. During the 2008 campaign, Obama started—and won—a hugely significant debate...
  • New Republic Writer Admits To Not Seeing American Sniper, Writes About It Anyway

    01/19/2015 4:21:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    The left-wing criticism of American Sniper was to be expected. Frankly, it’s not worth responding to the vast majority of these criticisms. Yet, if you have a piece from a left-leaning publication, like the New Republic, where the author admits to not even seeing the film, and then ends it with an analysis about the Iraq War; mockery is justified, albeit for a brief time. Recently, Dennis Jett wrote a piece about American Sniper for the Republic. There’s just one problem; He didn’t see the movie: I have not seen American Sniper. But if the trailer is any indication, Eastwood’s film,...
  • New Republic mass resignations: Any need for ‘restructuring’ now?

    12/05/2014 10:49:17 AM PST · by mojito · 33 replies
    WaPo ^ | 12/5/2014 | Erik Wemple
    In a memo to staff yesterday announcing a masthead shake-up, New Republic chief executive Guy Vidra wrote that a reduction in the frequency of the 100-year-old magazine would require a staff “restructuring,” a common euphemism for layoffs. Well, that may not be necessary considering that a whole herd of staffers resigned en masse following the defenestration of top editor Franklin Foer and longtime literary editor Leon Wieseltier. Have a look at the departures.... Perhaps the “restructuring” will now come in the form of a hiring spree to fill vacancies created by the newsroom-wide disgust with Foer’s firing. A group of...
  • A Eulogy for The New Republic

    12/05/2014 6:00:12 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 8 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 12/4/14 | Jonathan Chait
    Not long after he purchased The New Republic, Chris Hughes had lunch with me, as he was doing with quite a few journalists around Washington. At one point, he asked me who the best editor had been during my 16 years. I had worked for a half dozen editors, several of them great, but it was an easy question. I replied “Frank Foer” so quickly that Hughes appeared startled. I don’t think my answer convinced Hughes to hire Foer as TNR’s editor, because I’m sure anybody else who worked with him said the same, and anyway, Frank Foer was born...
  • Clinton says Obama on firm ground on immigration

    11/19/2014 6:51:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 19, 2014 9:48 PM EST | Ken Thomas
    Former President Bill Clinton on Wednesday noted that previous U.S. presidents have issued some type of executive order on immigration, suggesting his Democratic successor was on “pretty firm legal ground.” The former president spoke on the eve of President Barack Obama’s scheduled announcement of executive actions to spare as many as 5 million immigrants from being deported from the U.S. Clinton said during an event honoring the magazine The New Republic that it was part of a larger debate about the nation’s role around the globe. “As far as I can tell, every president in the modern era has issued...
  • Ted Cruz Proves Why He’s Still the Most Hated Man in Congress

    07/31/2014 1:25:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    The New Republic ^ | 07/31/2014 | Danny Vinik
    You may not have heard much from Senator Ted Cruz lately, but on Thursday, he came back with a force in blowing up House Republicans’ bill to address the border crisis. Make no mistake, House Speaker John Boehner—and the rest of the Republican establishment—still have a big Ted Cruz problem. And it’s only going to get bigger as the 2016 presidential election approaches. As it stands now, Cruz has successfully persuaded a block of House Republicans to vote against the House GOP’s border bill, forcing Boehner to pull the legislation from the docket. The situation is still fluid. The House...