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  • Game of Thrones: We Have an Ice Dragon

    49m By The New Republic
    Each Monday, the New Republic staff will discuss the newest episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones, which is in its seventh and penultimate season. Join us as we chat about the latest plot developments, cheering for the White Walkers, and that feeling when your…
  • The Crowds in Boston Shouted Themselves Hoarse. Did Anyone Really Hear Them?

    2h By Chris Faraone
    In Boston this weekend, a tiny “Free Speech” rally with a podium lineup of various xenophobes was muffled by some 30,000 counter-protesters. You could hear the crowds, screaming down the likes of white nationalist Kyle “Based Stickman” Chapman, all the…
  • Trump’s Advisers Are Nudging Us Closer to Catastrophe

    6:00am By Brian Beutler
    The notion that Donald Trump’s presidency constitutes an open-ended, moment-to-moment crisis for the United States and the world is no longer a contested one. If there’s one thing his staunchest allies and opponents agree on, it’s that Trump is…
  • How YouTube Became the Worldwide Leader in White Supremacy

    6:00am By Bob Moser
    It took the shock of Trumpism to finally awaken complacent liberals to a whole raft of ugly truths about twenty-first-century America—and about the last truly great American invention, the unregulated internet. Somewhere during primary season in 2016, it…
  • The Left Can’t Rely on Boycotts Alone

    Sat 6:00am By Jeet Heer
    Elected as the businessman president, President Donald Trump is now facing an historically unprecedented revolt from the nation’s business elite. In the wake of a bizarre press conference where he blamed “both sides” for the deadly violence in…
  • Don’t Celebrate Steve Bannon’s War on Trump

    Fri 3:37pm By Jeet Heer
    Steve Bannon’s departure from the White House on Friday ends months of speculation about the fate of the president’s most controversial adviser. Progressives are likely to breathe a sigh of relief, since Bannon was the dominant figure in the Trump…
  • Trump, On Beauty

    Fri 6:00am By Josephine Livingstone
    Statues and monuments, Heather Heyer, the White House, the Rose Garden of the White House, President Emmanuel Macron’s welcome ceremony, the proposed Healthcare Bill, the community of Bedford, New Jersey, the forests and lakes of America, and the…
  • Donald Trump Is America’s Most Irredeemable Man

    Fri 6:00am By Brian Beutler
    President Donald Trump’s immediate response to deadly white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, was to draw an equivalence between murderous Nazis and those who assembled to protest them. At the White House the next day, he amended those…
  • The New Normal of U.S. Politics

    Fri 6:00am By Sarah Jaffe
    For the millions of Americans who’ve spent this week watching horrific footage from the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville last Saturday, and listening to heated debates over President Trump’s atrocious response, it’s all too easy to assume that…
  • The Left’s Blind Spot: Anti-Semitism

    Thu 11:54am By Phoebe Maltz Bovy
    Babe.net describes itself as a website “for girls who don’t give a fuck.” True to form, after the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville they published a piece titled “We’re not going to fuck you, you Nazi losers,” by Dana Schwartz. “If…
  • What Ferguson Means Now

    Thu 6:00am By Lovia Gyarkye
    After Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown six times, Ferguson, Missouri, became the center of a national conversation about race and police brutality. It also launched a movement for black lives. What did this city—suddenly rocked by violence, sadness, and 24…
  • History Will Remember the Republicans Who Appeased Trump

    Thu 6:00am By Brian Beutler
    It would be a stretch to say that Paul Ryan was a beacon of moral clarity during the presidential campaign, but the Republican House speaker’s standards have actually regressed considerably since then.Early last year, former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke…
  • How Democrats Gave Us Trump’s Immigration Nightmare

    Thu 6:00am By Clio Chang
    If you were to choose just one issue that best captured the awfulness of Donald Trump, it would probably be immigration. In the summer of 2015, his racist remarks that Mexican immigrants were rapist and criminals helped jumpstart his presidential campaign; two…
  • Trump’s White Supremacist Economic Agenda

    Thu 6:00am By Bryce Covert
    You may be forgiven for forgetting that President Donald Trump on Tuesday held a press conference about his plans to rebuild American infrastructure. The presser became instantly notorious for his comments on a seemingly different topic, when he snarled that…
  • Can Tech Stand Against White Supremacy?

    Thu 6:00am By Jacob Silverman
    Long before Charlottesville, white supremacists have found…
  • Trump’s Fan-Service to His Base Is Tearing America Apart

    Wed 2:06pm By Jeet Heer
    Donald Trump has been accused of drawing a false equivalence between racists and anti-racists in his inflammatory press conference in Trump Tower on Tuesday. But if you listen closely to Trump’s remarks about the weekend clash in Charlottesville, they are…
  • Against Instagram

    Wed 11:41am By Josephine Livingstone
    The new Aubrey Plaza comedy Ingrid Goes West is about Instagram. The premise is fairly simple: Ingrid Thorburn (Plaza), onetime denizen of a psychiatric ward, becomes obsessed with pretty LA blonde Taylor Sloane (Elizabeth Olsen), an Instagram starlet. Ingrid…
  • The Cops Dropped the Ball in Charlottesville

    Wed 11:00am By Vegas Tenold
    A week before this weekend’s “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, I got a call from a fellow journalist who was heading to Virginia and wanted to know if I was planning on bringing a helmet, a gasmask, or both. There had been much hype surrounding…
  • Can A Historical Novel Be Too Deeply Researched?

    Wed 10:03am By Jacob Silverman
    Antonio Muñoz Molina is a writer at home in history, having fashioned novels out of the Spanish Civil War, the Holocaust, and the killing of a leader of the Spanish communist party. Like a Fading Shadow, the Spanish author’s latest novel to be translated…
  • Liberals Helped Create Trump’s New Bogeyman, the “Alt-Left”

    Wed 9:30am By Sarah Jones
    President Donald Trump on Tuesday introduced a new nemesis to join the “fake news” media, Crooked Hillary, and Mexican rapists: the alt-left. “What about the alt-left?” Trump raged at a press conference at Trump Tower, seething over demands that he…
  • Every Trump Official With a Conscience Must Resign

    Wed 7:49am By Brian Beutler
    Given a second opportunity to revise and extend his original, ignominious response to the deadly, racist violence in Charlottesville last weekend, President Donald Trump instead descended to the lowest point of his squalid presidency. Flanked in the Trump…
  • Medicare for All? First, Make Medicare Great Again.

    Wed 6:00am By David Dayen
    The political momentum on the left for Medicare for All, fueled by Republicans’ dramatic failure to repeal Obamacare, has been tempered lately by an attack of the piecemeals. Some liberals are warning that the political hurdles for government-provided health…
  • Trump: Flood Protection for Me, None for Thee

    Wed 6:00am By Emily Atkin
    Last summer, just weeks after being crowned the Republican Party’s presidential nominee, Donald Trump scored major political points by visiting flood-ravaged southern Louisiana. The flooding was America’s worst natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy, and…
  • Racism, Medievalism, and the White Supremacists of Charlottesville

    Tue 10:56am By Josephine Livingstone
    The appropriation of faux-medieval culture by modern racists happens everywhere. The Nazis did it when they used medieval-obsessed German Romanticism of the nineteenth century (Wagner, fairytale castles) as a template for a new national identity that was…
  • The Austenista

    Tue 6:01am By Elaine Showalter
    Many years ago, I went to a conference of the Jane Austen Society of North America. We met in the Fairmont Chateau at Lake Louise in the Canadian Rockies, which was said to be the original of the hotel in Stephen King’s The Shining. But this time it was the…
  • We Just Might Be Stuck With Donald Trump

    Tue 6:00am By Brian Beutler
    Though a reminder was hardly needed, occurring as it did against a backdrop of reckless nuclear threats against North Korea and a campaign of intimidation directed at Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller, Donald Trump’s ignominious response to…
  • Trump’s Racism and the Myth of “Cultural Marxism”

    Tue 6:00am By Jeet Heer
    On Monday morning, after two days of flailing around with ambiguous statements, President Donald Trump finally denounced the racist violence that led to the death of a counter-protester in Charlottesville, Virginia. “Racism is evil and those who cause…
  • Charlottesville’s Faces of Hate

    Aug 14, 2017, 9:45 pm By Clio Chang
    The neo-Nazis and white supremacists who marched and brawled in Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend wore their whiteness like a shield. It was proudly evident in their uncovered faces and their arms outstretched in Hitler salutes. It was displayed on their…
  • Donald Trump, Neo-Nazi Recruiter-in-Chief

    Aug 14, 2017, 11:47 am By Bob Moser
    On Saturday afternoon in Maumee, Ohio, it fell to a pair of Associated Press reporters to break the news to Samantha Bloom that her 20-year-old son was an alleged terrorist and murderer. The reporters found her outside her son’s apartment building, where…
  • Game of Thrones: Beyond the Pale

    Aug 14, 2017, 11:06 am By The New Republic
    Each Monday, the New Republic staff will discuss the newest episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones, which is in its seventh and penultimate season. Join us as we chat about the latest plot developments, a pregnant encounter with a dragon, and Jorah in the…