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    TAG : The New Republic

    Will the Next Ralph Nader Be a Conservative?

    Given Barack Obama’s anemic approval ratings and the republican's underwhelming roster of presidential hopefuls (who, thankfully, will not be seen in another gang bang until 2012), it’s somewhat surprising that there hasn’t been more talk of a third-party movement in the mainstream ...

    The Moral Case for Taxes

    Playing off of Elizabeth Warren’s widely publicized quote about taxes (see picture above), the editors at The New Republic take the argument one step further, making a moral case for paying them. Their defense of taxation hinges on two arguments. “The first is distributional,” write the ...

    Selling Schoolkids on Nuclear Power

    The nuclear industry is teaching its vision of a bright nuclear future to schoolchildren by offering teachers free guides that extol “the beneficial uses of radiation,” The New Republic reports. The guides are the marketing brainchild of the EnergySolutions Foundation, the charitable arm of ...

    The Great Republican Sacred Cow

    Last week I wrote a post about what Alison Kilkenny at The Nation has called “the era of the one-sided compromise,” questioning whether the Republican party, both at the state and national levels, could actually compromise on a budget deal that included some sort of new tax revenue. My ...

    The Best in Politics

    Our library contains 1,300 publications—a feast of magazines, journals, alt-weeklies, newsletters, and zines—and every year, we honor the stars in our Utne Independent Press Awards. We’ll announce this year’s winners on Wednesday, May 18, at the MPA’s Independent Magazine Group ...

    Statistically Speaking, Literature is for Men

    Literature, at its pinnacle, strives to reflect the human condition, but it much more often reflects the male condition. At least that’s the conclusion of The New Republic’s Ruth Franklin, who crunched some numbers on whose books are being published, whose tomes are chosen for review, and ...

    Is That Cookbook for the Kitchen or the Coffee Table?

    Cookbooks are hot sellers these days: Americans bought more than 60 million of them in 2010, a 9 percent increase over 2009. But how many people are using them to, you know, cook food? Kelly Alexander at The New Republic has her doubts about some of these glossy tomes, noting that Momofuku ...

    The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 01.20.11

    On the heels of Utne’s Work Package in our latest issue, Boston Review has a forum on the possibilities for full employment in today’s economy....Who says that wind power needs to come from turbines? Introducing: fibro-wind arrays....In what may be the most important piece of news this ...

    The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 11-11-2010

    MIT chooses Facebook over poetry…and one student is pissed. (Thanks, Harriet.)If Obama won’t defend big government, Jonathan Cohn at The New Republic will. Flavorpill takes on The Guardian’s claim that essential books have disappeared from our culture, citing The Road, Infinite Jest, ...

    Stranger Than Fiction

    "I’m not a witch." Kings and sons of GodTravel on their way from hereCalming restless mobsEasing all of their, all of their fear Strange times are hereStrange times are here -The Black Keys Strange times are indeed here, especially when we step back and take a look at the ...

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