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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?

4 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

The Difference Between Bill DeBlasio And Elizabeth Warren

Bill De Blasio and Elizabeth Warren stand for two distinct, if overlapping, worldviews. And one is likely to be far more successful at a time of near-record distrust of government. The New Republic's Noam Scheiber piece, "Here Comes The Anti-Government Left" does an interesting compare and contrast between Bill DeBlasio and Elizabeth Warren. Show More Summary

Now It Can Be Told: Obamacare Paves the Way for Single Payer

The government takeover is here. It's just not a one step process. Six days into the full implementation of Obamacare the New Republic's Noam Scheiber has some good news for progressives like Michael Moore who are dispirited by the Obamacare train-wreck. Show More Summary

Monday Morning Open Thread

(Matt Davies via GoComics.com). Couple upbeat opinions to start the week. Noam Scheiber, at TNR, thinks “Obamacare Actually Paves the Way Toward Single Payer“: … In the heat of the political back-and-forth with Republicans bent on the program’s destruction, this whole Obamacare adventure can feel a little hopeless. Show More Summary

Thursday Morning Open Thread: Green Shoots

In our (East Coast-centric) breakfast roundup of happy, or at least not depressing, news… Noam Scheiber, at TNR, says “The Budget Deal Is a Win for Democrats (And the GOP doesn’t know it yet)”: … The Murray-Ryan deal isn’t really about the sequester. It’s a two-year truce on fiscal self-sabotage—and, more to the point, a [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

Nightmare on Clinton Street? Elizabeth Warren Makes Her Play for 2016

Who or what is behind The New Republic's piece, "Hillary's Nightmare? A Democratic Party That Realizes Its Soul Lies With Elizabeth Warren," is political calculus of a high order. Either way, Noam Scheiber's article came low and fast into the dozing D.C. Show More Summary

Yes, Elizabeth Warren Would Probably Lose

Noam Scheiber defends his piece on Warren regardless: I can’t help thinking many pundits missed the point when, in response to my recent story about Elizabeth Warren (“Hillary’s Nightmare”), they ticked off all the reasons Hillary Clinton would crush Warren in a potential primary matchup. It’s not that I disagree. In the piece, I describe how […]

How can progressives influence presidents

8 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Is an Elizabeth Warren presidential run the best way to influence Hillary Clinton? Noam Scheiber's piece touting a progressive challenge to the expected presidential run of Hillary Clinton by Elizabeth Warren is interesting in its subtext...Show More Summary

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