|The New Republic is too old an institution to recklessly advocate for the wrong side of history.
Just as importantly, they seem to know it. The current people in place are but the custodians of a reputation that took a long time to build, and that will have value long after they are gone.
I do not understand why the owners of the just-as-venerable New York Times have chosen to trade their institution's incredible reputation and power for a few ineffectual spears thrown at one Republican President. Such short-term thinking boggles the mind.
Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., publisher of the Times, spends his time on other matters.
For example, the parent company website lists among its company awards, The New York Times Company has been selected by the Gay Financial Network for their 2001 gfn.com 500 - their annual listing of the most powerful and gay-friendly companies within the Fortune 500.
Supposedly the gay agenda occupies a lot of their time, and their editorial writers are expected to toe that line above all others.
If your main editorial criterion has to do with a certain sexual orientation, it's not surprising that you'd end up with inconsistencies elsewhere.