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Of Course The Media Is Wondering Whether Chelsea Clinton’s Pregnancy Will Affect A Hillary Clinton 2016 Run

All of the eyerolls. Funny, no one ever asked how Mitt Romney or George Bush’s many, many grandchildren would affect their presidential runs. [The New Republic] If you are a mayor who denied firing a police chief because she’s a lesbian, you probably shouldn’t get caught on tape in a homophobic rant. [Huffington Post] Harvard [...]

Why Iran Should Appoint a New Ambassador to the UN?

Iran's decision to resist replacing Hamid Aboutalebi, as the Islamic Republic's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, is only increasing frustrations both in Tehran and Washington. Widely considered a moderate diplomat,...Show More Summary

A.M. Headlines

(Washington Post): "The Affordable Care Act comes in with better-than-expected numbers" (New Republic): "ObamaCare signups hit 8 million" (Huffington Post): "Americans think people are poor because of bad breaks, not because they're losers: Poll" (The Hill): "Obama: Immigration will 'haunt' Congress" (Wall Street Journal): "South Korea ferry sinking: Authorities arrest captain"

McCutcheon and the New Banana Republic

The Supreme Court's ruling on campaign finance means that all but the most blatant corruption is likely to escape the law's scrutiny.

On the Hustings

(Norm Ornstein): "Could America become a banana republic? (Politics): "Warren memoir offers revealing inside tales" (New York Times): "Sebelius said to weigh run for Kansas Senate seat" (Philadelphia Inquirer): "Christie advocates end to limits on campaign donations" (Fox News): "Sen. Landrieu takes heat for reenacting Senate hearing in campaign ad"

"The Many Ways in Which The New Book About the Duke Lacrosse Case is Wrong."

A Stuart Taylor Jr. article at The New Republic (about the book "The Price of Silence: The Duke Lacrosse Scandal, the Power of the Elite, and the Corruption of Our Great Universities"). Excerpt:Sensational smears based on false information...Show More Summary

The end of the law school scam and the limits of transparency

Three years ago this week I published a piece in the New Republic, outlining the various ways in which the graduate employment rates law schools advertised were deeply misleading. At that time, only a handful of mostly elite schools published meaningful employment data: by contrast, the standard practice was to report a nine-month employment rate […]

McCutcheon and the New Banana Republic

Want the U.S. to resemble Putin's Russia or Erdogan's Turkey? Then good news: The Supreme Court's ruling on campaign finance is an invitation to vigorous corruption.

Economics Daily Digest: The ideas generation

By Tim Price, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to receive the Daily Digest via email. That '70s Show, Starring Ted Cruz (New Republic) Despite conservatives' tendency to compare Barack Obama to Jimmy Carter, today's economic challenges are the opposite of those the U.S. Show More Summary

Banana Republic gets a makeover with Marissa Webb as Creative Director

Banana Republic, everyone's favorite classic retailer, is set for a brand new look -- and in good hands, no less. It was announced yesterday that designer Marissa Webb will take the reins as Creative Director and Executive Vice President of Design, effective at the end of this month. Show More Summary

Apple launches smaller-capacity 8GB iPhone 5c in Italy, Sweden, Netherlands, Czech Republic, more

Apple has continued to slowly expand availability of its new entry-level 8-gigabyte iPhone 5c model, with the handset debuting in a number of additional countries this week, including Italy and Sweden.

Jacob Sullum on Unprincipled Republican Killjoys

2 days agoNews : Reason

Mike Lee calls for "a new conservative reform agenda" based on "three basic principles," one of which is federalism." The biggest reason the federal government makes too many mistakes is that it makes too many decisions," the Republican senator from Utah explained in a speech at the Heritage Foundation last year. Show More Summary

Economics Daily Digest: What makes taxes worth it?

By Tim Price, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to receive the Daily Digest via email. Read My Lips: More New Taxes! (New Republic) Tax Day would be a time for celebration if there were a clearer connection between paying...Show More Summary

Star Wars: The Old Republic brings changes to second PvP season

While Star Wars: The Old Republic is currently on a break between PvP seasons, the dev team has a few words to say about what awaits in Season 2. A new dev blog posted today outlines the changes that Season 2 will bring. These include...Show More Summary

Marissa Webb Named New Creative Director at Banana Republic

3 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Banana Republic has tapped Marissa Webb as its new creative director. An interesting choice! The designer left J.Crew, where she served as head of womenswear and accessories for over a decade, to launch a namesake line in 2012. (She will continue to design it, and Banana Republic owner Gap Inc. will take a minority... More »

From on the Ground to in the Council: Ambassador Power and the #CARcrisis

U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power votes to authorize the establishment of a UN peacekeeping operation to address the humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic during a meeting of the United Nations Security Council in New York, April 10, 2014. Show More Summary

Free NYC Condoms Are Being Sold In The Dominican Republic

New York City's famous branded condoms—available for free in a bodega or bar near you—are being smuggled and sold at pharmacies in the Dominican Republic. Think of this as you stare in awe at the handsome sum you're paying in city taxes today. [ more › ]

Power List 2014: CHRIS HUGHES

3 days agoLGBT / Gay :

Publisher and Editor in Chief, The New Republic, 30 read more

First Look: The New Faces of Syfy's Defiance

Killing an Earth Republic officer with a letter opener is a sure way to lose your gig. When Syfy's Defiance returns June 19, badass Datak Tarr (Tony Curran) is out as mayor and E-Rep dandy Niles Pottinger (Jim Murray, inset) is in, after a seemingly bloodless coup. Read More > Other Links From Kevin Murphy Leni Riefenstahl Tony Curran Jim Murray Grant Bowler Defiance

EXCLUSIVE: Free 'NYC' condoms smuggled into Dominican Republic

Large numbers of the New York City-branded condoms that are distributed for free across the five boroughs under a city Health Department program are being smuggled into the Dominican Republic and sold for cash.

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