Logo

The New Republic

 http://www.newrepublic.com/

TRUMP SHOULD FEAR INDICTMENT MORE THAN IMPEACHMENT

Friday's wave of court filings in the Russia investigation and the federal probe into the Trump Organization increased the likelihood...

A Killing Season

A KILLING SEASON

Mike Wallace sat in his pickup truck on a dusty back road near his farm outside Leachville, Arkansas, typing impatiently into his cell...

 
 
 
A Future With Less News

A FUTURE WITH LESS NEWS

“I think news is incredibly important to society and democracy,” Mark Zuckerberg told a group of editors and media executives in May....

The Head and the Load Is a Kaleidoscopic Tour of Africa's Colonial History

THE HEAD AND THE LOAD IS A KALEIDOSCOPIC TOUR OF AFRICA'S COLONIAL HISTORY

It begins with sirens, a weird greasy glissando creeping up the register then back down again. The sound is so familiar, but with a...

 
 
 

THE SUPREME COURT'S DOUBLE-JEOPARDY DILEMMA

The Supreme Court appeared hesitant on Thursday to overturn almost two centuries of precedents that allow state and federal prosecutors...

SLIM PICKINGS FOR THE DEMOCRATIC ESTABLISHMENT

By this time next year, dozens of Democrats will have declared their candidacy for president; by this time next year, it's possible...

 
 
 

THE TANGLED WEB OF SAUDI INFLUENCE IN WASHINGTON

At this point, the evidence that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman knew about-and likely ordered-the death of journalist Jamal...

NETFLIX WON'T SAVE PRESTIGE CINEMA

The best movie of the year is only playing in few theaters in New York City. Alfonso Cuarón's intimate yet epic Roma , the story of...

 
 
 

THE LAST DAYS OF ROOKIE

On the last day of November, Tavi Gevinson announced that Rookie, the online magazine for teenage girls she launched in 2011, was shutting...

THE DEATH OF THE WASP ELITE IS GREATLY EXAGGERATED

New York Times columnist Ross Douthat is using the death of President George H. W. Bush to mourn the caste the late president belonged...

 
 
 
Idra Novey's Troubled Activists

IDRA NOVEY'S TROUBLED ACTIVISTS

The women in Idra Novey's novels-activists, dissidents, and translators of fiction with high ideals-set out to do the right thing....

THE GOP'S LABORATORIES OF OLIGARCHY

In the classic comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, the titular characters occasionally play a game known as “Calvinball.” The rules are...

 
 
 

NEVER LOOK AWAY GRAPPLES WITH GERMANY'S PAST

Vergangenheitsbewältigung is one of those quintessential German words: a long, clunky amalgam of syllables and ideas that expresses...

OF LATE

I have my bed and I have my blanket she says slim tree blue spruce so old she reads the board: Today is Sunday lurch snap sky bled...

 
 
 

THE WHITEWASHING OF GEORGE H. W. BUSH

In the last few days, journalistic eulogies have abounded for George H. W. Bush, who died at the age of 94 on Friday night. It's established...

Who to Believe

WHO TO BELIEVE

One evening in January 2015, a mental health counselor named Foad Afshar met with a twelve-year-old boy inside his office in Concord,...

 
 
 

THE PASSING OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY

On Friday night, the family of former president George Herbert Walker Bush announced his death at age 94. Statement by the 43rd President...

Why Widows Is the Best Crime Movie of the Year

WHY WIDOWS IS THE BEST CRIME MOVIE OF THE YEAR

The charming sight of a gang of hustlers, scheming to commit robbery and then committing that robbery, is not a new one. The heist...

 
 
 
Strange Ambitions

STRANGE AMBITIONS

For an artist who specialized in the uncanny, Edward Gorey has become a little too familiar. Perhaps this is the inevitable fate of...

MILKMAN IS A TALE OF THE TROUBLES, TOLD DEEP FROM WITHIN

The only word for this opening sentence is banging. “The day Somebody McSomebody put a gun to my breast and called me a cat and threatened...

 
 
 



Ex-Trump adviser Michael Flynn argues against prison time in Russia...

Ex-Trump adviser Michael Flynn argues against prison time in Russia investigation

Lawyers for Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, asked a judge Tuesday to spare him prison time, saying he had devoted his career to his country and taken... Read more ...

Official: Gunman killed 3, several wounded after shooting at Christmas...

Official: Gunman killed 3, several wounded after shooting at Christmas market in France

France is raising its terror alert level. Read more ...

Stormy Daniels Ordered To Pay Trump $293,000 In Fees In Defamation Lawsuit

Stormy Daniels Ordered To Pay Trump $293,000 In Fees In Defamation Lawsuit

Earlier this year, a federal judge dismissed the adult film star's defamation lawsuit, which she filed over a tweet Trump sent in April suggesting Daniels was lying about being... Read more ...

Oakland suing Raiders, NFL for antitrust violations

Oakland suing Raiders, NFL for antitrust violations

The lawsuit could prompt the Raiders to move to Las Vegas in 2019, a year ahead of schedule. Read more ...

NASA to NBA star Stephen Curry: Yes, we went to the moon - and can prove it

NASA to NBA star Stephen Curry: Yes, we went to the moon - and can prove it

NASA has offers to give NBA star Stephen Curry a tour of a lunar lab after he said he doubts humans landed on the moon. Read more ...

Lucky break: Man uses cast on his arm to help save neighbor from fire

Lucky break: Man uses cast on his arm to help save neighbor from fire

Amazing! This man's cast helped him save his neighbor from a house fire. Read more ...

2 dead, several wounded in shooting at Christmas market in France

2 dead, several wounded in shooting at Christmas market in France

French prosecutor's office say a terror investigation has been opened in the shooting. Read more ...

Mysterious texts sent from missing mom's phone 3 days after she disappeared

Mysterious texts sent from missing mom's phone 3 days after she disappeared

A text message from Kelsey Berreth's phone was sent to her fiancé and employer three days after she was last seen. A week after that, she was reported missing. Read more ...

Delta has banned all emotional support animals on long flights

Delta has banned all emotional support animals on long flights

Delta Air Lines announced on Monday that certain emotional support and service animals have been banned from flying on board its airline. Emotional support animal s have been... Read more ...

Orioles tab Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde as new manager: Reports

Orioles tab Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde as new manager: Reports

The Baltimore Orioles, coming off an MLB-worst 115 losses in 2018, are turning to Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde to succeed Buck Showalter as manager, according to reports. The... Read more ...