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The New Republic has an excellent look at Shirley Jackson and why she is “in the class of writers wh

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The New Republic has an excellent look at Shirley Jackson and why she is “in the class of writers who require fierce advocates to keep her work alive. Her horror is domestic; it takes place in the familiar world of the kitchen, the family, and known and loved objects. It unsettles too much to be read comfortably.” Read more...

A Pledge Of Allegiance For The New Normal America

For the new normal America... I pledge allegiance to no flag, but to truth and morality......which doesn’t seem to exist in the Divided States of America. And to no republic, for it stands for nothing; One nation, under surveillance, completely divided with Liberty and Justice destroyed and inalienable rights taken from us all. Show More Summary

New Republic Guilt Trips Hot Dog and Hamburger Consumption

Nowadays it seems as if the Left is politicizing everything with a plethora of new taboos. The latest item on their taboo list is your Fourth of July picnic, specifically hot dogs and hamburgers. As you gather with family and friends...Show More Summary

The Next SWTOR Expansion Looks Like The Same Old Thing

At E3, Bioware announced a new expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic, dubbed Knights of the Fallen Empire. At its start, players will be frozen in carbonite for five years and when they’re thawed out will find that something called the Eternal Empire came out of nowhere to smash both the Republic and Sith Empire and take control of the galaxy. Show More Summary

New Republic Writer Warns Left That Roberts Court, Obamacare Ruling Aside, ‘Is Still Plenty Conservative’

In the week since the Supreme Court upheld certain Obamacare subsidies, some on the left, applying the wisdom that “the enemy of my enemy is my friend,” have gratefully praised majority-opinion-writer John Roberts. But now liberals need...Show More Summary

Republic of Singapore Air Force’s F-16 Upgrade Program

The upgrade of the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF)’s F-16 fighter aircraft seeks to equip the RSAF’s ageing fleet of F-16s – which first entered service in 1998 – with new and advanced capabilities to keep them operationally relevant. […]

New Petr Cech interview: On Mourinho, why he joined Arsenal & abuse from Chelsea fans [videos]

Following his move from Chelsea to Arsenal on Monday, Petr Cech held a press conference in the Czech Republic on Wednesday. Fresh from reporting on the Under-21 European Championships, Associated Press reporter Simon Peach caught up with Cech and quizzed him on one of the biggest transfers of the summer so far. Show More Summary

Remembering the Old New Republic: Hoisted from the Archives from Five Years Ago

Let us remember the days when the Old New Republic, under the ownership of Marty Peretz and the editorship of Franklin Foer put forward people who are, shall we say, not very quantitative to make "the case against Keynes... [and] Krugman", and for austerity. Show More Summary

The first draft of Dragon Age: Origins didn't even have Grey Wardens

When BioWare finished work on Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (2003) and second Neverwinter Nights expansion Hordes of the Underdark (2003), two separate teams began work on two separate new games. One was a science fiction game that would become Mass Effect, and one was a fantasy game that would become Dragon Age. Show More Summary

Ki-tack Lim Elected as IMO Secretary General

Ki-tack Lim from the Republic of Korea has been elected as the new Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), with effect from January 1,

50 Years Of Cutting Cane May Not Be Enough To Keep Dominican Republic From Deporting You

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- When André Pérez first left Haiti for the Dominican Republic in 1964, his new employer gave him a machete, a gallon of water and a bag. The 14-year-old boy went to work cutting cane, one of the most...Show More Summary

Spike activity 26-06-2015

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Picture This? Some Just Can’t. The New York Times covers a new study on people without visual imagery – that science writer Carl Zimmer helped discover. New Republic on how the Romans understood hallucinations. “They did not have a single concept of ‘hallucination’ until […]

Writing Catholic

Over at the New Republic Year in Reading alum William Giraldi writes his “Confessions of a Catholic Novelist,” and they include ruminations on Graham Greene, Flannery O’Connor, and Walker Percy, as well as on the inevitable impact being raised in the Church has on his own work and the writing of many, many others. Giraldi’s […]

Read the essay that helped start the gay marriage movement in America

It started in 1989. Andrew Sullivan wrote a cover story for The New Republic arguing for gay marriage. It was at the time a radical proposition — although Sullivan's argument came from a philosophically conservative place. This was a...Show More Summary

Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes is selling his gorgeous New York City condo for $8.75 million

Chris Hughes, a cofounder of Facebook and owner of the New Republic, is selling the beautiful condo he owns with his husband, former congressional candidate Sean Eldridge, the Wall Street Journal reports. The home is listed by Maria and Joanna Pashby of Brown Harris Stevens for $8.75 million. Show More Summary

Here Comes the Groom

In 1989, most Americans had never even heard of gay marriage, and certainly couldn’t conceive that it would one day be legalized by popular vote. That year, Andrew Sullivan wrote a landmark essay for the New Republic, “Here Comes the...Show More Summary

Essence of Gay Marriage Ruling Is in One Paragraph

The New Republic calls it "the most powerful paragraph" in today's Supreme Court decision in support of gay marriage, Sarah Kliff at Vox says it stands out as a "moving piece of writing," especially for a judicial decision, and Josh Greenman of the Daily News tweets simply, "This is a...

The New Republic’s Campaign for Marriage Equality

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Lax rules put Congo's forests, key carbon reserve, at risk

Without new conservation efforts, the Democratic Republic of Congo could lose up to 20 percent of its forests, unleashing a 60 percent increase in carbon emissions from one of the largest carbon reserves in the world, a new study sh...

Adams County Banjo on Radio Velvet

Radio Velvet, the 24/7 streaming bluegrass station based in the Slovak Republic, has announced a new show starring American banjo legend, Tom Adams. Adams County Banjo will air each Wednesday at at noon (eastern US time), which is 6:00 p.m. Central European Time. A […]

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