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Can We Agree to Disagree?

Even in sewing, different schools of Jewish thought can clash. How big does a tallis have to be? Where should we put the tzitzit holes? Different veins of Judaism answer these questions in different ways. 344 more words


REWIND: Remember That Time Elizabeth Warren Said A Shutdown Was 'Anarchy'?

Sean Davis writes: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was against government shutdowns before she was for them. Last year, she railed against Republicans and said they wanted to shut down the government in order to prevent food inspections, allow lead into children’s toys manufactured in China, and deform babies through their mothers’ use of unsafe morning sickness pills. 318 more words


The New Republic & Gender: Some notes

I keep hoping someone (ideally a woman) will write an essay on the New Republic and gender. These notes might be useful for that writer and are offered as a spur to thought: 1,975 more words


End of American Liberalism? Editorial Shake-up at The New Republic

Just after celebrating its 100th anniversary, The New Republic has lost its top two editors, as Frank Foer (on the right in the photo above) and Leon Wieseltier resigned their posts, in the face of pressure from owner Chris Hughes to dramatically revamp the magazine. 239 more words

Why 'The New Republic' Resignations Baffled So Many of Us

Everyone who values loyalty has a fantasy of being the Renee Zellweger to Tom Cruise’s Jerry Maguire. Not in the “you had me at hello” scene, but in the “who’s coming with me?” scene, when the sports agent dresses down the execs who fired him and tries to incite a mass departure by his fellow employees. 862 more words


Facebook Prince Purges The New Republic: Inside the Destruction of a 100-Year-Old Magazine

by Lloyd Grove
December 5, 2014

….Hughes’s and Vidra’s decision to abruptly change the 100-year-old journal of politics, policy, art and culture into what Hughes calls a “digital media company” and relocate to Manhattan—and in the process get rid of top editor Franklin Foer, who has run the magazine on and off since 2006, and literary editor Leon Wieseltier, a major figure at TNR since the early 1980s—has prompted a mass exodus by more than two dozen senior editors and writers….READ MORE

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