The New Republic

The New Republic


Founded in 1914, The New Republic is a magazine of interpretation and opinion for a rapidly changing world.

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On Jonathan Haidt, Amy Chua, and the lazy, racially loaded diagnosis of “tribalism” in American politics:

A prominent political scientist, @RachelBitecofer , argues that elections are won not by persuading swing-voting independents, but by turning out the greatest number of people already inclined to support your side. Why won’t establishment Democrats listen?

Trump sees Russia’s attempts to help him win the presidency and keep him in power not as a threat to the United States, but as a threat to his own fragile ego.

In his new book “The Decadent Society: How We Became Victims of Our Own Success,” Ross Douthat takes an approach by turns sententious and statistical to argue that Western society has run out of gas.

Eagle Scout Matt Farwell lays out how the Boy Scouts of America was morally bankrupt long before it filed for Chapter 11 protection:

To truly be like Donald Trump, not just in the sense of being cruel in a lazy way and ignorant in a superheated one, but also being anywhere near as relentlessly aggrieved, you pretty much have to “be” Donald Trump, @david_j_roth  writes.

Elizabeth Warren’s evisceration of her competitors at the Las Vegas Democratic debate hinted at an ability to shatter a long-standing political convention.

The words “Russian interference” can’t even be mentioned in Trump’s presence because it gives him a fit of the vapors.

Attributing conflicts to “tribalism” allows writers to appear objective, but it also makes it easy to sidestep facts and treat everything as an unsolvable matter of interpretation, @JohnPatLeary  writes.

In Ross Douthat’s view, the defining feature of a decadent society is that it is so bland.

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Amazon is on the cusp of becoming the first trillion dollar company ever. Amazon also paid zero federal taxes in 2017.

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Trump's head of the Bureau of Land Management, William Perry Pendley, says it is now policy that BLM law officers will defer to self-proclaimed “constitutionalist” county sheriffs who have vowed not to enforce federal environmental laws on public lands.

This is a cop. In America. And he's part of a disturbing new trend of police secrecy.

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The emails reveal to be an operator who blurred the lines between policy and politics.

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Rupi Kaur’s achievement as an artist is the extent to which her work embodies, formally, the technology that defines contemporary life: smartphones and the internet.

If politicians are measured by their honesty, Pence destroyed his reputation tonight.

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Eva Orner’s new documentary “Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator” trains a lens on the abuses and lies of legendary yogi Bikram Choudhury.

Donald Trump's election is a rejection of everything Obama stands for, racial progress above all.

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If Trump fires Robert Mueller or pardons himself, Republicans won't do anything—and America will be changed forever.

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