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Will The Wall Street Journal Be Destroyed by its Opinion section?

4 hours ago   |   The New Republic

Last week, amid a torrent of bad press, President Trump teased one story as a game-changer. “The Wall Street Journal is working on a very, very important piece, which should be...
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Amy Coney Barrett Will Upend American Life as We Know It

14 hours ago   |   The New Republic   |   13 articles

There was never much doubt that the Republican-led Senate would confirm Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court. In the immediate wake of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's...
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The Republicans' Familiar, Troubling Plan to Torpedo Biden's Presidency

1 day ago   |   The New Republic

Like a phoenix, the deficit hawk will be back soon enough, as soon as it is politically convenient. -Glenn Kessler, Washington Post fact-checker, October 17, 2020 My party is...
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Joe Biden and the Return of the Dreaded Bipartisan Commission

4 days ago   |   The New Republic

Joe Biden finally has a court-packing answer-sort of. After dodging the question of what he would do about the Supreme Court, he told CBS's Norah O'Donnell he would create a...
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Don't Reboot the 2016 Horror Show

4 days ago   |   The New Republic

More than 200,000 lives lost in the United States, and counting. The worst economic downturn of the century. Armed gunmen invading state legislative sessions. Journalists...
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The Righteous Anger of Joe Biden

4 days ago   |   The New Republic

American political debates began in 1858 with Abraham Lincoln taking on Stephen Douglas over the future of slavery. And 162 year later, in what will hopefully be the final...
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In Memoriam: The Trump Pivot

4 days ago   |   The New Republic

For more than four years-ever since it became clear that Donald Trump would actually be the Republican nominee for president-pundits have fixated on one question: Is Donald...
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Trump's Scorched-Earth War Against Federal Employees

4 days ago   |   The New Republic

One advantage of a vague slogan like “drain the swamp” is that it can mean different things to different people. Does it mean ousting elected officials from their comfy seats...
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Cultural Resentment Is Conservatives' New Religion

5 days ago   |   The New Republic

Even if he's handed a defeat in November, there probably won't really be anything like a truly “post-Trump” politics for a long while: Donald Trump himself is likely to stick...
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Liberals Are Losing the Journalism Wars

5 days ago   |   The New Republic

The University of North Carolina's Hussman School of Journalism and Media recently released a report titled “The Expanding News Desert,” which showed that over the last 15...
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President Trump must remain defendant in columnist's slander suit, federal...

President Trump must remain defendant in columnist's slander suit, federal judge rules

A judge has denied President Donald Trump's request that the United States replace him as the defendant in a defamation lawsuit alleging he raped a woman in a Manhattan luxury... Read more ...

In one week, the fall coronavirus surge added nearly half a million cases to...

In one week, the fall coronavirus surge added nearly half a million cases to the US total

The fall resurgence has led some local and state officials to rein in their reopening plans, as hospitalization numbers increase and states report case records. Read more ...

Chief Justice Roberts to administer judicial oath to Amy Coney Barrett

Chief Justice Roberts to administer judicial oath to Amy Coney Barrett

Chief Justice John Roberts will administer the judicial oath to newly confirmed Justice Amy Coney Barrett in a private ceremony Tuesday morning at the Supreme Court. “Upon... Read more ...

Bomb at seminary in Pakistan kills 7 students, wounds 112

Bomb at seminary in Pakistan kills 7 students, wounds 112

A powerful bomb blast ripped through an Islamic seminary on the outskirts of the northwest Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday morning, killing at least seven students and... Read more ...

Justice Amy Coney Barrett will be a boon to the nation

Justice Amy Coney Barrett will be a boon to the nation

Senate confirmation Monday of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court is a win for all of America, and couldn't come at a more critical time. Barrett's scholarship, record on... Read more ...

Amazon is hiring 100,000 seasonal workers to help it keep up with a surge in...

Amazon is hiring 100,000 seasonal workers to help it keep up with a surge in holiday orders

Summary List Placement Amazon is hiring 100,000 seasonal workers ahead of the holiday season. The company announced on Tuesday that it's looking for workers across experience... Read more ...

Today is the final day to apply for a mail-in or absentee ballot in Pennsylvania

Today is the final day to apply for a mail-in or absentee ballot in Pennsylvania

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Five of Google's biggest search engine rivals want the EU to take fresh...

Five of Google's biggest search engine rivals want the EU to take fresh antitrust action

Summary List Placement Five of Google's biggest competitors have signed an open letter calling on the European Union to launch a fresh antitrust investigation into the search... Read more ...

AMD to buy Xilinx for $35 billion in massive chip deal

AMD to buy Xilinx for $35 billion in massive chip deal

Computer-chip designer AMD will buy industry peer Xilinx in a $35 billion all-stock deal, the companies announced Tuesday. The blockbuster acquisition will unite two leading... Read more ...

Worst place, worst time: Trump faces virus spike in Midwest

Worst place, worst time: Trump faces virus spike in Midwest

Iowans' view of President Donald Trump's handling of the pandemic is more negative than positive. Read more ...