The New Republic

Jul 16

A new study shows that Americans feel warmer towards Jews than any other religion.

A new study shows that Americans feel warmer towards Jews than any other religion.

Jul 15

Right-Wing Xenophobes Are Spreading Lies About Migrant Diseases. Again.

In the 1830s, cholera was described as an “Irish disease.”

In the late 1800s tuberculosis was portrayed as a “Jewish disease.”

In 1900, San Franciscans quarantined Chinatown and threatened to burn it down.

In 2005, Lou Dobbs’s CNN show falsely reported that there had been 7,000 leprosy cases.

In 2006, Pat Buchanan claimed that that “clearly the illegal aliens” were to blame for the rise in bedbug infestations.

And now, a Republican is predicting a pandemic because of migrant kids.

Fracking Is Setting Earthquake Records in Oklahoma, Scientists Say. Is a Big One Coming? -

 

Jul 14

"I’m not being melodramatic when I say that I don’t think I’d recognize the person I’d have become without Middlemarch.”
—Adelle Waldman

"I’m not being melodramatic when I say that I don’t think I’d recognize the person I’d have become without Middlemarch.”

—Adelle Waldman

Edith Wharton's Steamy, Sexy, Hot-Weather Novella -

Jul 11

This Provocative Picture of Michelle Obama Might Be the Political Photo of the Year: 

This Provocative Picture of Michelle Obama Might Be the Political Photo of the Year: 

Jul 10

Yesterday’s World Cup Moment Of The Match: Romero stops Sneijder, and saves Argentina. Brilliant.  

Yesterday’s World Cup Moment Of The Match: Romero stops Sneijder, and saves Argentina. Brilliant.  

Obamacare has reduced the number of uninsured by 9.5 MILLION.

Obamacare has reduced the number of uninsured by 9.5 MILLION.

Jul 09

A Kentucky Lawmaker Thinks Earth and Mars Are the Same Temperature -

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The seven mind-boggling goals Germany scored against Brazil yesterday, illustrated. 

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The seven mind-boggling goals Germany scored against Brazil yesterday, illustrated.