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Can Republicans Avoid The Trap Obama Set?

Noam Scheiber highly doubts it: [T]he conservative message machine has gone on at length about the “constitutional crisis” the president is instigating. The right has compared Obama to a monarch (see here and here), a Latin American caudillo, even a conspirator against the Roman Republic. (Ever melodrama much?) The rhetoric gets a little thick. But […]

Can We Talk? Here's Why the White Working Class Hates Democrats

Noam Scheiber takes on one of the lessons du jour that always crop up after a party gets shellacked at the polls: how do we appeal to demographic group X that voted so heavily against us? In this case, the party is the Democrats, and...Show More Summary

Miscellaneous and Fast

Wally Bock: Leadership reading to start your week. Sensory Dispensary: Some classic Troggs. Some video of the funeral of Babe Ruth. Noam Scheiber on the influence of Valerie Jarrett. Anderson Layman's Blog: Warren Buffett's lifestyle. Show More Summary

Ebola Reaches NYC, Ctd

Doctor Craig Spencer has tested positive for Ebola in NYC. This image shows him last month before his trip to Guinea pic.twitter.com/pYMifgCijp — Jason Morrell (@CNNJason) October 24, 2014 Noam Scheiber contends that NYC officials clearly lied when insisting “Dr. Spencer acted entirely appropriately and responsibly”: Despite the fact that Dr. Spencer presented a miniscule […]

Freedom of Association: What Noam Scheiber Misses

(August 27, 2014 03:32 PM, by David Henderson) In an otherwise excellent reporting piece in the New Republic, Senior Editor Noam Scheiber gives his view about why the governor's race in Wisconsin is so important. To recap, Governor Scott Walker is running for reelection and he's the one... (0 COMMENTS)

MICHAEL BARONE ON THE NEW REPUBLIC’S NOAM SCHEIBER: Letting the cat out of the bag on the role of p…

MICHAEL BARONE ON THE NEW REPUBLIC’S NOAM SCHEIBER: Letting the cat out of the bag on the role of public employee unions. Noam Scheiber makes a good case for the importance of the Wisconsin governor’s race at the New Republic. But the most interesting thing comes in what Scheiber, perhaps inadvertently, admits. Referring to the [...]

Letting the cat out of the bag on the role of public employee unions

By Michael Barone, The Washington Examiner Noam Scheiber makes a good case for the importance of theWisconsin governor’s race at the New Republic.

Obama Wasn't a Silver Bullet, and Neither Is Hillary Clinton

Noam Scheiber has a piece in the current issue of the New Republic about Hillary Clinton's imminent takeover of the Democratic Party, and today Ezra Klein interviewed him about it. Klein was especially interested in the argument that...Show More Summary

Fathering In The Mother Tongue

After speaking only Hebrew to his daughter for three years, Noam Scheiber explains why he decided to stop trying “to mold her in the Israeliness that shaped me as a kid”: [T]he older my daughter got, the less plausible the whole routine felt. Last fall, she started going to pre-school five days a week. Like any parent, […]

Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (Under 30)

Silicon Valley is perhaps today's most polarizing business locale and topic, in the media at least. Noam Scheiber's investigation into the tech community's bias against older entrepreneurs and programmers (older = over 30ish) only fuels the persistent accusations of sexism, racism, and an overall be

“One Of The Most Ageist Places In America”

That’s how Noam Scheiber describes Silicon Valley: Tech luminaries who otherwise pride themselves on their dedication to meritocracy don’t think twice about deriding the not-actually-old. “Young people are just smarter,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told an audience at Stanford back in 2007. As I write, the website of ServiceNow, a large Santa Clara–based I.T. services […]

Silicon Valley’s age discrimination: rational, or a matter of taste?

9 months agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Noam Scheiber has a nice piece over in the New Republic looking at the appalling problem of age discrimination in Silicon Valley. Essentially, everyone’s so focused on the disruptive potential of extreme youth that anyone who is actually old enough to grow body hair is ignored. Thus 35 year olds are getting botox in order to still keep a...

Huffpost Live On Socialized Law

Just a heads-up, I will be discussing the concept of socialized law on Huffpost Live this afternoon (WARNING: autoplay video) around 3 or so Eastern with Mike Sacks, Noam Scheiber, and Leah Plunkett. Scheiber kicked off the issue last week...

On The Unjust, Illiberal, Innumerate, And Darn Near Illiterate Case For Socialized Law

Last week, Noam Scheiber wrote at the New Republic a column advocating for the socialization of law so as to prevent the wealthy from "buying justice." His column was explicitly founded in the claim that "the 99 percent" had a...

The Ethics and Incentives of Socialized Law

Noam Scheiber makes a radical suggestion. Eric Posner has lots of reasons why it'll never work. Burt Likko says, "There's a few things neither of you bright fellows have thought of."

Socialized Law?

Noam Scheiber makes the case: The idea would be roughly as follows: in criminal cases, we decide what the accused should be able to spend to defend themselves against a given charge—securities fraud, grand theft, manslaughter, etc. No one can spend more, even if she has the money, and those who can’t afford the limit would receive […]

Executive Power Politics

Noam Scheiber worries that Obama’s executive action agenda could backfire politically: [These unilateral maneuvers'] only real value is signaling that Obama believes he can exert his will on the economy without Congress and is working really hard to do that. But if that’s the effect, then they only exacerbate Obama’s dilemma by further persuading voters he has influence over […]

Scheiber: The Case For Socialized Law

Noam Scheiber in the New Republic reminds is that the law isn’t always applied equally, but should be. Anyone who has ever picked up a tabloid knows full well how the 1 percent flouts the laws that bind the rest of us. We still collectively stew over the world’s William Kennedy Smiths (acquitted on rape […]

“A Lot Of Sliding Toward Undecided”

Noam Scheiber doubts media-bashing will work for Chris Christie’s comeback campaign: [A]s satisfying as it may feel in the moment, media-bashing has a rather poor track record of papering over candidates’ ideological heresies. Just ask...Show More Summary

Winning Warren-Style

Noam Scheiber was out with a great new piece last week contrasting Elizabeth Warren's political message and priorities with New York City Mayor's Bill de Blasio, where he described Warren's populism as the "anti-government left", an intriguing phrase- while I generally agree with the article, as I relate below, I would frame things differently. Show More Summary

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