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How the Fed Learned to Stop Worrying About the Unemployment Rate
The New Republic Online - 12/24/2014
W hen Janet Yellen, the chair of the Federal Reserve, took the podium last Wednesday for her quarterly press conference, reporters repeatedly asked how the recent drop in oil prices — and subsequent fall
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Obama Made Environmentalists Very Happy This Year. Here's What He Needs to Do to
The New Republic Online - 12/24/2014
P resident Barack Obama kept environmentalists busy and Republicans furious in 2014. He delivered a climate deal with China, pledged $3 billion to international climate finance, tackled the largest source
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Christmas Lights Are Ruining Your Health and the Environment
The New Republic Online - 12/24/2014
L ast week, NASA released a report whose tone was misleadingly gleeful. Called "NOAA/NASA Satellite Sees Holiday Lights Brighten Cities," it began, “Even from space, holidays shine bright.” The satellite
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The 10 Most Important Econ Charts of 2014 Show Ongoing Looting By the Top 1 Percent
American Prospect - 12/23/2014
This article was originally published by the Economic Policy Institute at their website, epi.org , under the title "The Top 10 Charts of 2014." T his last year saw the pace of job growth pick up, a
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Why Conservatives Learned Nothing From Sam Brownback's Failure
American Prospect - 12/23/2014
Kansas governor Sam Brownback had a plan when he got elected in 2010, and it was a plan that could only be enacted in a place like Kansas: Pass huge tax cuts, then watch the state transform into a kind
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Why Is the U.S. Electorate So White? Because Our Voting System Is Broken. Here's
The New Republic Online - 12/23/2014
T he demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, over white police officer Darren Wilson's fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, brought attention to a curious disparity. While two-thirds
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Obamacare Enrollment Is Going Exactly as CBO Predicted—Just in Time for Republicans
The New Republic Online - 12/23/2014
B ig top-line numbers from the Department of Health and Human Services today show that, five weeks in to the Affordable Care Act’s 2014 open-enrollment period, 6.4 million consumers — including 1.9 million
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Intrigue: Doth Chuck Schumer Protest Too Much When Called 'Enabler' of Bad Budget
American Prospect - 12/23/2014
This article originally appeared at The Huffington Post . L ast week, I wrote a piece in this space lamenting the fact that so many Democrats had voted for a budget package  that gutted a key provision
Schumer's Delicate Dance with Wall Street Ein News
Schumers Delicate Dance with Wall Street Big News Network
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Detroit and Stockton Are Just the Beginning of an Attack on Public Pensions
The New Republic Online - 12/23/2014
T his year, judges in California and Michigan approved the exit plans of two of the largest municipal bankruptcy filings in the country’s history. In California, Stockton upheld its obligations to the
Detroit and Stockton Are Just the Beginning of a Wave of Bankrupt Cities The New Republic Online
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The 3 Worst Policy Predictions of 2014
The New Republic Online - 12/23/2014
E very year at this time, reporters and analysts and prognosticators engage in one of their favorite pastimes: predicting what will happen in the year to come. Sometimes those predictions can be downright
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The Most Encouraging, Least Noticed Economic News of 2014
The New Republic Online - 12/23/2014
T his year was a pretty good one for the U.S. economy. Employers have added more than 2.5 million jobs through November. Growth picked up substantially in the second half of the year, after a nasty first
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The New York Cop Killer Was Arrested 19 Times. Why Was He Able to Get a Gun?
The New Republic Online - 12/22/2014
T he last year when  Ismaaiyl Brinsley — the man who killed two New York City cops  on Saturday — should have been able to buy or carry a gun was 2008, when he was convicted of felony shoplifting, according
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Finally, a Financial Executive Is Sacked for His Company's Misdeeds
The New Republic Online - 12/22/2014
L et’s say you run a company whose misdeeds are splashed across the front pages of the business section on an almost weekly basis. You might reasonably expect to be fired without delay. But then let’s
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Conservatives Are Right About Reckless Political Rhetoric
The New Republic Online - 12/22/2014
A fter Jerad and Amanda Miller killed two police officers and a civilian in Las Vegas this past June, we learned what set them off from his Facebook page . Jerad was a Cliven Bundy acolyte, but got kicked
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A Letter from the Editor
The New Republic Online - 12/22/2014
S hortly before the first issue of The New Republic went on sale a little over a century ago, our founding editor Herbert Croly outlined his vision to a reporter from The New York Times: “The magazine,
New Republic Editor Gabriel Snyder Promises Ambitious Journalism, More Diverse Voices Huffington Post
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New Day: The Intricate Dance of Being a Cuban American
American Prospect - 12/22/2014
Protestors hold Cuban and American flags during a protest against President Barack Obama's plan to normalize relations with Cuba, Saturday, December, 20, 2014, in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami. 
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Obama Compared to Prior Presidents On Job Creation, In Graphs
American Prospect - 12/22/2014
B arack Obama has some reason to crow about the direction the economy has been moving lately. As he said in his press conference on Friday, "as a country, we have every right to be proud of what we've
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This Is What Our Hellish World Will Look Like After We Hit the Global Warming Tipping
The New Republic Online - 12/22/2014
T he de facto assumption of climate change policy is that the world must limit the increase in global temperatures to 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius) above pre-Industrial levels, or risk hitting
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Don't Blame Protesters for the Murder of Two New York Cops
The New Republic Online - 12/22/2014
T he  murder  of two New York City policemen on Saturday has outraged everyone including  Al Sharpton  to  Michael Brown's family , who stressed that they never advocated violence in calling for law-enforcement
Don’t Blame Protesters for the Murder of Two New York Cops The New Republic Online
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The World Is Experiencing the Worst Refugee Crisis Since World War II
The New Republic Online - 12/20/2014
H oppers Way in Singleton, Kent, is a quiet suburban cul-de-sac of red-brick detached houses, each with its own garage and driveway. Parked outside No 8, there is often a large white-and-grey camper van
The World Is Experiencing The Worst Refugee Crisis Since World War II The New Republic Online
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EPA Just Saved Utilities a Lot of Money With Weak Coal Ash Regulation
The New Republic Online - 12/20/2014
W hen power plants burn coal, they’re left with a coal ash residue containing arsenic, mercury, lead, and selenium. Until Friday, there were no federal standards for utilities to dispose of it. Utilities
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British Conservatives Have Been at War With the BBC for Decades—and This Time They
The New Republic Online - 12/19/2014
T hey never seem to learn. If you’re a top politician, attacking the BBC’s reporting is the most obvious way of showing that you’re worried about the way that people will react to what you’re doing.
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Obama's Right: Belgium Really Does Need a Politico
The New Republic Online - 12/19/2014
I n 2009, when I was a bright-green congressional reporter for TPM, and Josh Marshall and David Kurtz told me I’d be covering the health care reform debate full time, it felt like trial by fire. In hindsight,
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Music and Memory
American Prospect - 12/17/2014
This article is from the Fall 2014 issue of The American Prospect magazine. O ur choir rehearsals start about a month before the High Holidays, toward the end of summer. The lake is getting colder,
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Israel's Rightward Lurch Won't Help Netanyahu Keep His Job
The New Republic Online - 12/17/2014
O n Tuesday, Israel’s increasingly popular haBayit haYehudi party released a new campaign video. The two-minute clip features the party leader, hardline Minister of Trade Naftali Bennett, dressed as an
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