Star Wars: The Old Republic senior producer Bruce Maclean has posted a summer development roadmap on BioWare's official game forums. The update outlines the 2.2 and 2.3 patches, with the former tentatively scheduled for June 11th and...Show More Summary
Paul Krugman ("The Sloppiness Syndrome", NYT 5/22/2013): So what is it with New Republic alumni? First Michael Kinsley, then Charles Lane, weigh in with defenses of austerity that aren’t just wrong, but painfully ill-informed. Kinsley not only makes a really bad analogy between current events and the 1970s, he seems not to know anything about what [...]
Local Congolese Christians nurture new efforts to end chronic violence as UN adds new brigade. Violence erupted again this week in the fractured Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) when at least 20 people were killed in clashes between...Show More Summary
Jonathan points out the logical fallacy underlying Scheiber's piece for The New Republic. There are (at least) two other problems with the piece: another logical fallacy, and a factual mistake. The second paragraph begins, "As The New...Show More Summary
Hello, would you like to buy something weird? Hammer Time is our guide to things that are for sale in New York City: fantastic, consequential and freakishly grotesque archival treasures that appear in public for just a brief moment, most likely never to be seen again. Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung was never one to shy away from controversy. Show More Summary
The House Foreign Affairs Committee has adopted a new package of sanctions against Iran to further discourage the Islamic Republic from using its nuclear research to build nuclear weapons. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee praised the the Nuclear Iran Prevention Act (H.R. 850) and urged the House to pass the measure. Read more here.
After months of waiting, we can finally say that Star Trek Online's Legacy of Romulus expansion is upon us! After yesterday's launch, it's now possible to play as a member of the new Romulan Republic faction. It's now possible to begin...Show More Summary
Fans booed when Bob Dylan went electric in 1965, but in 2013 in the Czech Republic no one seemed to bat an eye when the Czech National Symphony Orchestra one-upped Dylan by also going mobile. As part of a stunt to promote a new "all-digital"...Show More Summary
Last week, peripatetic contrarian-liberal editor-pundit Michael Kinsley used his newish column in his old magazine, the New Republic, to complain about the closed-mindedness and intolerance that supporters of gay marriage have displaying toward their opponents: Read more...
Never look her directly in the eye. Perpetual exposure to good cheer, imitation butter-rich Butterfly Cakes, Frosted Honey Buns, and more won't take much of a toll on a girl, apparently: The New Republic talks to McKee Foods' John Petticord about the very minor changes made to the Little Debbie logo in its newest iteration. Show More Summary
Those of us who have played through the middle planets of Star Wars: The Old Republic know that chapter two is rather blasé. And as far as the free-to-play experiment is concerned, I really don't have anything new to report this week, or at least, not enough to fill a whole column. Show More Summary
After a lot of labor and learning, the workers who famously occupied the Republic Windows and Doors factory in Chicago in '08 are opening a new cooperative business: New Era Windows. Laura Flanders discusses the journey with Brendan Martin of The Working World and three of the worker-owners. You can watch the full show here.
Star Trek Online is less than a week out from its latest big free content update, Legacy of Romulus, which, as may be expected, will introduce the playable Romulan Republic faction and a new line of Romulan Warbirds for players to pilot. Show More Summary
In a new piece up at The New Republic, pundit Michael Kinsley defends the austerity crowd, the people who have been incorrectly arguing that spending cuts and deficit reduction should be a major priority for the economy. Kinsley ends his piece with this shot at Paul Krugman, who of course has been the biggest critic of austerity. Show More Summary
In the May 2013 issue of Reason, Matt Welch wrote an article about how the venerable (read: old) magazine The New Republic was returning "to its Progressive roots as a cheerleader for state power." Despite cashiering the longtime, widely mocked,...Show More Summary
The IRS itself admitted wrongdoing, and President Obama declared today, “it should not matter what political stripe you’re from —...
Spain v Ireland in New York – a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Barcelona and Real Madrid stars - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Spain will play against Republic of Ireland at Yankee Stadium on June 11th, in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for American fans. Read More ? From Soccerlens.com - Football News
When the Milly x Banana Republic collection was announced back in January, summer was the last thing on our minds. But now the launch date for the collection, May 30, is rapidly approaching and we can't wait to get our hands on theShow More Summary
I see that Jeffrey Rosen is still writing for the New Republic. Why oh why can't we have a better press corps? Brad DeLong : Why Do Intelligent People Write for the New Republic?: It is a mystery. James McKinley interviewing Jose Cabranes about Sonia Sotomayor: >Sonia Sotomayor: "She's tough and tenacious as well as smart," said Justice Jose A. Show More Summary
It's a hard thing to admit when you're wrong. But I admit that I was wrong about Star Wars: The Old Republic Update 2.1: Customization. Even as late as last night on The Republic, I believed that things like the new Appearance Designer...Show More Summary