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Highlights from #pressingLIVE
The New Republic Online - 8 Hours ago
#pressing brings together Washington's leading voices for smart discourse on pressing policy issues. On July 16, #pressing came to life with #pressingLIVE: an event in Washington, DC, presented by GE
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'I Dreamed of a Sudden Death!': Passages from Siegfried Sassoon's Diaries
The New Republic Online - 8 Hours ago
J ust days before the one-hundredth anniversary of Britain's declaration of war on Germany on August 4, a firsthand account of the Great War and its aftermath from one of its best known soldiers and eyewitnesses
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Why Won't Wikipedia Ban Propaganda on Its Russian Site?
The New Republic Online - 8 Hours ago
L ast week, someone on Capitol Hill edited former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s Wikipedia page to describe him as an “alien lizard who eats Mexican babies,” one of several partisan edits that
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Eric Cantor Shows Why We Need to Get Rid of Special House Elections
American Prospect - 10 Hours ago
L ike a high school senior who already has a job lined up for the fall and wonders why he should bother going to school for the last few weeks, former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor apparently can't
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When Workers Own Their Companies, Everyone Wins
The New Republic Online - 10 Hours ago
I n 1921, the Olympia Veneer Company became the first worker-owned cooperative to produce plywood. By the early 1950s, nearly all of the plywood produced in the United States was manufactured by worker-owned
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Scott Walker Is Desperate. He's Attacking His Democratic Challenger—From the Left.
The New Republic Online - 15 Hours ago
W isconsin Gov. Scott Walker got some good news on Thursday, as the state Supreme Court issued a 5-2 ruling upholding the defining act of his term as governor , a sweeping 2011 law that all but eliminates
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Scott Walker's Turn Toward Populist, Pro-Taxes Campaign Rhetoric Suggests He's In
The New Republic Online - 8/1/2014
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker got some good news on Thursday, as the state Supreme Court issued a 5-2 ruling upholding the defining act of his term as governor , a sweeping 2011 law that all but eliminates
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Democrats' impeachment fixation
Los Angeles Times - 7/29/2014
"What Republicans are doing to President Obama is historic — and offensive," she wrote. And, then in a bright bold red text that can't be done justice in black and white, she chided me, "With everything
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Americans Learn To Undo Government Errors
Media Awareness Project - 9 Hours ago
AMERICANS LEARN TO UNDO GOVERNMENT ERRORS On Marijuana, Gay Marriage And More Newspaper editorials rarely make news - I've been writing them for a long time, and, believe me, I know - but one did
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A Timely New Spy Thriller Doesn't Over-Simplify Arab-Israeli Politics
The New Republic Online - 7/31/2014
T he opening credits of “The Honorable Woman ,” a British miniseries premiering on SundanceTV tonight, seem designed to convince you it’s a “Homeland” spin-off: all flickering images, childhood photographs,
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Boehner's Border Bill Is a Sideshow
The New Republic Online - 7/31/2014
Forget about House Republicans suing the president. The more important news is about what House Republicans are doing — and not doing — about the border crisis. Earlier this week, House Republican leaders
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The Five Political Forces That Will Control Obama's Efforts To Curtail Deportation
The New Republic Online - 7/31/2014
A large and growing body of evidence suggests that President Obama both has the legal authority to significantly reduce deportations and intends to use a great deal of that authority before the November
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You'll Never Guess Who Pulled a Gruber
The New Republic Online - 7/31/2014
R emember all that controversy last week — because somebody discovered some old statements, from MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, echoing the theory behind those new Obamacare lawsuits?  Now somebody has
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The Next Big Fight in Income Inequality Is About to Go Down in California
The New Republic Online - 7/31/2014
C ongress can barely name a post office without partisan rancor, so it’s light years away from taking any meaningful action on income inequality. That’s why hope has shifted to states and cities. Seattle
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How Ronald Reagan Rode America's Delusions to the White House
The New Republic Online - 7/31/2014
R ick Perlstein is becoming an American institution. In 2001, his account of Goldwater’s 1964 presidential campaign, Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus was well
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California Could Really Use All of That Water Lost in the UCLA Flood
The New Republic Online - 7/30/2014
A   90-year-old  water main in Los Angeles burst Tuesday, dumping between 8 and 10 million gallons onto the UCLA campus in less than four hours. The pipe happened to flood the campus the same day that
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Why Organizing for Action Has Struggled So Much
American Prospect - 7/30/2014
O rganizing for Action (OfA), the group that evolved out of the 2012 Obama campaign to continue organizing on issues of importance to liberals and has been struggling of late with layoffs and fundraising
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Conservatives Are Already Planning for the Supreme Court to Nuke Obamacare Subsidies
The New Republic Online - 7/30/2014
W ashington Post reporter Greg Sargent’s forensic investigation into the origins of the disputed statutory text in Obamacare should have ended the political and historical “debate” over whether Congress
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People Are Literally Praying For Coal
The New Republic Online - 7/30/2014
O n Monday, a couple of Alabama officials opened a public meeting with a religious prayer — for the coal industry. "I hope all the citizens of Alabama will be in prayer that the right thing will be done,"
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The Three Reasons Republicans Might Actually Impeach Obama In Spite Of Themselves
The New Republic Online - 7/30/2014
A fairly ironclad rule of modern American politics holds that after a president has been president long enough, a faction of his political opposition will begin calling for his impeachment. A corollary
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Israel-U.S. Relations Have Gotten So Bad That Everyone Believed a Likely Hoax
The New Republic Online - 7/30/2014
O n Tuesday, Israel’s Channel 1 ran a supposed  transcript of a phone call between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Very quickly, the transcript, which the Channel
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The Problem With Both "Pro-Israel" and "Anti-Israel"
American Prospect - 7/29/2014
I n a typically thoughtful piece today, Jonathan Chait explains why he has "grown less pro-Israel over the last decade." I want to push back on this a bit, not because I disagree with any of the particular
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This Is Your Brain on Legal Drugs: Let's End the Drug War With a Minimum of Casualties
Huffington Post - 7/29/2014
Human beings sometimes have a troubling inability to hold two thoughts in mind at the same time. This is true not only when the two thoughts contradict each other but even when they simply appear to be
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Sarah Palin and Modern Political Entrepreneurialism
American Prospect - 7/29/2014
I f you were asking yourself, "How can I give Sarah Palin $9.95 a month, or $99.95 a year?" then you're in luck, because she has launched the Sarah Palin Channel , an online TV project with more Palin
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The U.S. Is Accidentally Pushing Kurdistan Toward Independence From Iraq
The New Republic Online - 7/29/2014
T he Kurdistan Regional Government efforts to export its own oil, against the wishes of the Iraqi and U.S. governments, saw a significant achievement last week: Reuters reported Thursday that a tanker
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