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  • New Republic Editor Decides Political Hack as Ebola Czar Is OK

    10/17/2014 2:03:52 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 17, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    One has to give The New Republic editor Jonathan Cohn some credit. At least he was beset with some brief soul searching over the fact that the new Ebola Czar is a political hack with no medical experience. However, after checking with his fellow liberals, Cohn finally got his "mind right" and returned to the proper groupthink fold. Although, as we shall see, Klain was front and center of the crony capitalism scandal in which the Solyndra green energy company cost the taxpayers over $500 million, all is forgiven and he is now allowed to become Ebola Czar. First we...
  • Leftist Author: Don't Call Hamas a Terrorist Organization

    08/14/2014 4:02:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/8/14 | Nir Har Zahav
    Leftist Israeli author A.B. Yehoshua is saying that Israel should not refer to Hamas as a “terrorist organization” but as an “enemy”. In an opinion piece published in the New Republic magazine, Yehoshua wrote that Israel should give Hamas the status of a “legitimate enemy”. “What accounts for the fact that, after the retreat of Israel from the Gaza Strip, the departure from Israeli settlements and the transfer of authority to Hamas, we continue to characterize Gaza as a terrorist state rather than as an ‘enemy’?” he wrote. “Is it that the expression ‘a regime of terror’ is a stronger...
  • The U.S. Airstrikes in Northern Iraq Are All About Oil

    08/10/2014 12:16:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The New Republic ^ | August 8, 2014 | John B. Judis
    Last night, President Barack Obama announced that he was authorizing American airstrikes in Iraq. He described his intervention as a “humanitarian effort to help save thousands of Iraqi civilians who are trapped on a mountain” and as an effort “to protect our American personnel.” One word that he didn’t mention is “oil,” but it lies near the center of American motives for intervention. The United States is conducting airdrops to aid the Yazidis who have fled the advance of Islamic State militants, but it is conducting airstrikes around Erbil, which is to the west. There are American consular personnel in...
  • The Middle East That France and Britain Drew Is Finally Unravelling

    06/28/2014 7:33:29 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 10 replies
    The New Republic ^ | June 26, 2014 | John Judis
    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) publishes a weekly webzine, The Islamic State Report. The latest issue is headlined “Smashing the Borders of the Tawaghit.” (“Tawaghit” are non-Muslim creations.) ISIS, citing the Sykes-Picot Treaty of 1916 between the British and French, boasts that it is destroying the “partitioning of Muslim lands by crusader powers.” That may seem like a quixotic task for a relatively small band of irregulars, but in trying to redraw the map of Iraq and Syria, ISIS has hit upon a weak link in the chain holding the nations of the Middle East together. It...
  • The New Republic’s Hit Job on Scott Walker: The Real Reason They Ran This Cover Story

    06/16/2014 1:31:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/16/2014 | Ron Radosh
    With its cover story [1] on Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, The New Republic has hit an all-time low. Written by TNR Senior Editor Alec Macgillis, it reads as a commissioned hit job meant to lessen Walker’s chances of entering the GOP presidential race.Let’s start with the cover: superimposed over a photo of the governor standing by his desk is the title: “Scott Walker is So Hot Right Now: Too bad he owes his success to a toxic strain of Racial Politics.” Inside the issue, the title becomes: “The Unelectable Whiteness of Scott Walker: A Journey Through the Poisonous,...
  • India's Election: The Next Prime Minister Is A Dangerous Man

    05/17/2014 1:40:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 158 replies
    The New Republic ^ | May 16, 2014 | Isaac Chotiner
    The results of India's election, which are rapidly appearing today, seem to show a huge win for the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). A victory had been expected, but this looks like a massive landslide. The next prime minister is almost certain to be Narendra Modi, the chief minister of Gujarat, a state in western India. He is known for his economic agenda, which is seen to be relatively business-friendly (expect stocks to react very positively to the news), and his controversial brand of Hinduism. Modi's ideology is certainly going to be important over the next several years, but his...
  • Iran Is Not Our Friend

    01/26/2014 7:42:55 PM PST · by OddLane · 7 replies
    The New Republic ^ | January 25, 2014 | Leon Wieseltier
    On the foreign policy front . . . I find myself 
wondering why we cannot regard another country, in this case Iran, 
as just that, as one more country which we would regard as neither friend nor foe, with whom we are prepared to deal on a day-to-day basis, neither idealizing it nor running it down, keeping to ourselves (here, of course, I am speaking about our government) our views about its domestic political institutions and practices, and interesting ourselves only in those aspects of its official behavior which touched our interests—maintaining in other words, a relationship with it of mutual respect...
  • How Red States Are Holding Back Obamacare

    01/19/2014 7:11:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The New Republic ^ | January 19, 2014 | Jonathan Cohn
    Everybody knows that red state officials aren’t enthusiastic about Obamacare. Some of them are even trying to undermine it. But are they succeeding? Are they actually holding back the law? Here are two reasons to think the answer is yes—one somewhat ambiguous, one very clear. The first—the ambiguous one—is some information that became a little more than a week ago, when the federal government released new information about the people enrolling in private Obamacare insurance plans. The data doesn’t reveal a lot of things. It doesn’t say how many people have actually paid premiums, for example. And it doesn’t say...
  • Redskins Boycott: 76 Media Outlets and Journalists Oppose Name of Washington NFL Team

    10/31/2013 7:07:25 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 143 replies
    The Wrap ^ | October 30, 2013 @ 5:42 pm | Sara Morrison
    Redskins Boycott: 76 Media Outlets and Journalists Oppose Name of Washington NFL Team By Sara Morrison San Francisco Chronicle, Slate, Rachel Maddow, Peter King and Bill Simmons among those boycotting the name, according to new study At least 76 media outlets and journalists are boycotting the name of Washington D.C.-based football team considered by many to be a racial slur, according to a Pew study released on Wednesday. Rachel Maddow, Peter King and Bill Simmons were among the 12 journalists who have publicly announced a boycott of the name, while 12 media outlets, including the San Francisco Chronicle, Slate and...
  • Obama administration says “Don’t believe what you’ve heard” from the following news sources

    10/27/2013 6:00:10 AM PDT · by grundle · 24 replies
    wordpress ^ | October 27, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Obama administration says “Don’t believe what you’ve heard” from the following news sources On October 25, 2013, regarding the various criticisms of Obamacare, Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius said:“Don’t believe what you’ve heard.”In other words, the Obama administration says we shouldn’t believe the Washington Post, the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Associated Press, Reuters, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, NPR, Politico, the Wall St. Journal, the Christian Science Monitor, Investor’s Business Daily, Forbes, the BBC, Huffington Post, the Nation, Mother Jones, or New Republic.
  • New columnist for New York Times is anti-Israel conspiracist

    10/24/2013 9:22:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/24/13 | Jamie Weinstein
    In addition to your daily dose of liberal invective, you will now get a monthly infusion of anti-Israel conspiracy on the New York Times opinion page. Earlier this month, the New York Times announced that it had hired Egyptian novelist Alaa Al-Aswany to write a monthly column for the paper. But according to Egypt scholar Eric Trager of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Al-Aswany buys into the conspiratorial notion that a cabal of Jews controls American leaders. Writing in the New Republic, Trager explains that Al-Aswany has been able to cultivate an image of himself in the West...
  • Stanley Kauffmann, Erudite Film Critic, Dies at 97

    10/09/2013 11:39:51 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 9, 2013 | William Grimes
    Stanley Kauffmann, whose literate, tightly constructed movie reviews appeared in The New Republic for more than half a century and set a standard for critical ease and erudition, died on Wednesday in Manhattan. He was 97.
  • New Republic's Advice to Obama: Roll in the Tanks and Blow Up 'Intransigent' Congress

    10/02/2013 9:14:15 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 52 replies
    On Tuesday, Julia Ioffe, senior editor for the liberal New Republic publication, all but suggested that President Obama needed to use military force against Tea Party conservatives in Congress. Ioffe likened the current federal government shutdown to the 1993 constitutional crisis in Russia, where then-President Boris Yeltsin ultimately ended the impasse by dissolving the parliament, and had tanks shell the legislative body's "White House". The writer asserted that both the "old Soviet conservatives" in Russia 20 years ago and the Tea Party representatives in the House were "intransigent, bull-headed faction[s]".
  • The New Republic Bashes Rand Paul for Caring About Syrian Christians

    09/08/2013 5:59:25 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 37 replies ^ | 09/05/2013
    Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is being criticized by The New Republic for concern over Christians after Syrian rebels attacked a Syrian Christian village. In an article titled “Rand Paul’s Syria Bible Thumping: Why does he only seem to care about the country’s Christians?” journalist Julia Ioffe rails, “Paul’s emphasis on Syrian Christians is more than a simple reminder of a neglected aspect of an already complicated situation.” Ioffe continues, Rand’s concern over Christians in Syria “sounds distinctly like the garbage about America being a Christian nation, like the unnerving evangelical support of Israel, like the not-too-subtle hum on the right...
  • McCain: 'Tough choice' picking between Clinton and Rand Paul

    07/31/2013 7:05:24 AM PDT · by Qbert · 90 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/31/2013 | CNN Political Unit
    (CNN) – Choosing who to vote for in a potential 2016 matchup between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Rand Paul would be hard for Sen. John McCain, the Arizona Republican joked in an interview published Wednesday. "It's gonna be a tough choice," McCain, laughing, told "The New Republic."The 2008 Republican presidential nominee hasn't hidden his opposition to some of Paul's positions in the past, including the libertarian-minded senator from Kentucky's stance on drones and U.S. intervention in foreign conflicts. Condemning Paul's 13-hour filibuster over the use of drones, McCain called his colleague, along with fellow Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, "wacko...
  • Global warming; another of Uncle Democrat's campfire ghost stories falls apart

    06/26/2013 8:53:00 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/26/13 | Derrick Hollenbeck
    We’re back at Camp Donkeyland peeking in as kindly old Uncle Democrat is once again scaring his Republican children with campfire ghost stories. This time Uncle Democrat tells his naďve little children Marco, Kelly, Bob, John and Lindsey that global warming is real and if they don’t support Uncle Democrat’s “fix” for it they will be labeled “Enemies of the State.” He asks, “You don’t want to be labeled an ‘Enemy of the State’ do you children?” Little Marco, the most reliable of the Republican children, proudly...
  • MSNBC not an ‘instrument’ of Democratic Party, New Republic argues

    03/25/2013 11:01:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/25/13 | Erik Wemple
    In a fresh New Republic story, reporter Rebecca Dana profiles Phil Griffin, the boss of a surging MSNBC. It’s a sympathetic look at the network exec, complete with a detailed rundown of how he and others happened upon the programming identity that has captivated liberal Americans across the land. One aspect of the piece that Griffin himself must adore is its disavowal of equivalence between MSNBC and cable top dog Fox News. Here’s how Dana makes the case that these outlets are distinct: Still, MSNBC isn’t an instrument of the Democratic Party in the way that Fox is of
  • New Republic falls for fake picture of Obama skeet shooting on parody site

    01/30/2013 2:36:53 PM PST · by onyx · 35 replies
    The liberal New Republic magazine, eager to prove that President Obama participates in skeet shooting even if Jay Carney can't corroborate it, tweeted a picture of Obama appearing to hold a shotgun while at Camp David on Tuesday. Shortly after tweeting it, the New Republic deleted it.The reason? The photo was fake, and came from a parody website called site clearly says, "not the White House" on the top of the page, with the banner, "parody of""Nope, this is not the official website of The White House. It's a parody of," the page says at the bottom....
  • 2 Periodicals Publish Eerily Similar Profiles of Anna Wintour

    09/05/2012 12:10:20 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 5, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    High unemployment? A $16 trillion debt? Rising fuel prices? Perhaps the real issue of this campaign is that Vogue editor Anna Wintour wants to be appointed ambassador to France. At least that's the suggestion published in two eerily similar articles in The New Republic and The Daily Beast. The rumor (officially denied) is that dahling Anna is growing weary of New York and would like to make a big splash on the Paris fashion scene by showing up there as ambassador to France.  Both periodicals not only contain this same theme but even their titles are strangely similar. On top...
  • Did Theodore Roosevelt take "New Nationalism" from Herbert Croly?

    07/28/2012 8:20:05 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 2 replies
    It's long been known that Theodore Roosevelt was influenced by the book "The Promise of American Life", as well as Croly's other writings as he himself makes clear in the essay "Two Noteworthy Books on Democracy. What is questioned is to what degree, how it happened, and if the slogan "New Nationalism" itself is a direct lift. On page 169 is where Croly uses the phrase. In the New York Independent, the following is written: (Page 957, this was originally published in 1912) The New Democracy resembles in some points Croly's "Promise of American Life," from which Colonel Roosevelt got...
  • New Republic Makes Suggestions for Newsweek Obama Gay Marriage Cover

    05/11/2012 9:28:52 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 12, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    The world awaits a momentous decision in a few days. According to the New Republic staff, Newsweek editor Tina Brown must decide what Newsweek cover to use to illustrate President Obama's announced support  for gay marriage. To aid Ms Brown in making her choice, the New Republic staffers provided a gallery of illustrations for the Newsweek cover including the Obama rainbow umbrella man at the top of this story. You can see several of the New Republic suggested illustrations below the fold. I must give them credit for extreme creativity although I am slightly disappointed that they didn't suggest a...
  • Hubris Alert: New Republic Writer Gloats Over Perceived Obama 2012 Landslide

    03/01/2012 5:28:44 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 8 replies · 4+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | March 1, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    Those whom the gods would destroy they first make proud. The ancient Greeks warned about the consequences of excessive hubris so perhaps The New Republic contributor, Ruy Teixeira, should take heed since he exhibited this quality in spades which is on full display in his article crowing over what he thinks is the likelihood of another Obama landslide in 2012. The ironic thing is that Teixeira apparently did not learn from his previous comeuppance from the election gods when he gloated over the fate of the Republicans in 2009 on the pages of Time Magazine as revealed by Newsbusters' Rich...
  • Is Ron Paul Racist?

    01/03/2012 2:43:35 PM PST · by presidio9 · 30 replies
    WNYC ^ | January 02, 2012 | Ron Christie
    Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) has come under withering fire on the presidential campaign trail in recent days over allegations that a newsletter he edited years ago contained racist commentary. I am a firm believer in former President Ronald Reagan’s commandment not to speak ill of a fellow Republican, but racism has no place in our society today, and Paul’s comments on race should disqualify him from holding the most powerful job in the world. Many of the inflammatory comments in the Paul newsletters were published in the 1980s and 1990s. That these disturbing remarks came under such headings as “Ron...
  • TNR's Progressive Dupes

    01/17/2011 5:25:42 AM PST · by Seeing More Clearly Now · 5 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | January 17, 2011 | Paul Kengor
    ... I was floored to see just how bad it was when I was researching Dupes, and, specifically, digging into the Soviet Comintern Archives on Communist Party USA, where TNR frequents the files.... here are just a few examples from those opening decades, smack in the middle of Lenin’s and Stalin’s unholy rampage: From the outset, TNR peddled gibberish on Bolshevism.... it's no surprise that numerous TNR editors, regulars, and contributors did pilgrimage to the Soviet Motherland, where they were paraded from Potemkin village to Potemkin village by master manipulators. From the likes of Lincoln Steffens to John Dewey, they...
  • New Republic Editor: 'The Arizona Shooting Is Not a Product of Right-Wing Rage'

    01/10/2011 10:24:45 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 10, 2011 | P.J. Gladnick
    Although your humble correspondent has crossed swords (nanny note: "crossed swords" is strictly a metaphor) with the senior editor of the The New Republic in the past, he highly recommends Jonathan Chait's latest article in The New Republic, "The Arizona Shooting Is Not A Product Of Right-Wing Rage," as required reading for those members of the mainstream media who have blamed the "right-wing" for the shootings of Congresswoman Gabrille Giffords and others in Arizona on Saturday. Despite the fact that most of Chait's article displayed some refreshing mental clarity I do have some caveats about it because he does revert...
  • Get an Injunction (New Republic Calls on Obama to Stop Koran Burning Protest)

    09/08/2010 6:17:35 PM PDT · by kristinn · 125 replies
    The New Republic ^ | Wednesday, September 8, 2010 | Martin Peretz
    The Dove World Training Center in Gainesville, Florida and its pastor Perry (sic) Jones plan a Koran bonfire on the ninth anniversary of the World Trade Center-Pentagon enormity. SNIP But it is disgusting. And it is disgusting no matter how many people believe the act would be and should be protected by the First Amendment. In fact, it is uncivilized. I believe that the Obama administration should go to the Supreme Court or maybe tactically to the most sensible and civilized appellate court and seek an injunction against this atrocity that 1. will encourage Muslim madmen to respond in kind...
  • Documents show media plotting to kill stories about Rev. Jeremiah Wright [Journolist]

    07/19/2010 11:32:30 PM PDT · by MitchellC · 185 replies · 5+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 20, 2010 | Jonathon Strong
    It was the moment of greatest peril for then-Sen. Barack Obama’s political career. In the heat of the presidential campaign, videos surfaced of Obama’s pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, angrily denouncing whites, the U.S. government and America itself. Obama had once bragged of his closeness to Wright. Now the black nationalist preacher’s rhetoric was threatening to torpedo Obama’s campaign. The crisis reached a howling pitch in mid-April, 2008, at an ABC News debate moderated by Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos. Gibson asked Obama why it had taken him so long – nearly a year since Wright’s remarks became public –...
  • ObamaCare: New Republic Editor Attacks Humble NewsBusters Correspondent

    03/23/2010 9:04:01 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 1 replies · 495+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 23, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    It seems that, in the wake of the liberal celebrations over the passage of the Senate ObamaCare bill, their former vociferous, opposition to it has been tossed down the memory hole. And woe betide anyone who points out how much they used to hate it. Such was the case of The New Republic senior editor Jonathan Chait who castigates your humble correspondent in this article for pointing out this inconvenient fact: P.J. Gladnick at Newsbusters accuses yours truly of hypocrisy:
  • New Republic: Senate ObamaCare Bill Suddenly Becomes 'Masterfully Crafted Piece of Legislation'

    03/22/2010 5:26:30 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 2 replies · 305+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 22, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    Remember all that hype from the liberals until last night about how horrible the Senate ObamaCare was? Yes, they admitted it was a terrible piece of legislation but it was necessary for the House of Representatives to pass it in order for the Senate to somehow improve it via reconciliation. Well, toss that all out the window. Suddenly, sans any change in that formerly detested bill, it has suddenly become a "brilliant" piece of legislation as you can see in this gushing ode to the current unchanged ObamaCare bill by Jonathan Chait of the New Republic: Historians will see this...
  • New Republic: 'Barack Obama Faces a Moment Where His Presidency Just Might Collapse'

    01/27/2010 4:39:51 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 36 replies · 2,442+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | January 27, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    The liberal meltdown as a result of the last week's election in Massachusetts continues apace. And the latest victim of the Bay State choosing Republican #41 for a Senate seat is the editorial staff of The New Republic. Anybody who follows The New Republic, such as your humble correspondent who has kept the NewsBusters Eye of Sauron focused on that liberal outpost knows they are a bunch of policy wonks who have spent the better part of the past year obsessed over every arcane detail of ObamaCare as well as closely following its passage in its various versions through the...
  • New Republic Editor Goes Off Deep End Over Fate of ObamaCare

    01/20/2010 9:22:37 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies · 1,427+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | January 20, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    Few liberals have been more insistent on the inevitability of ObamaCare than The New Republic editor Jonathan Chait (along with his TNR colleague Jonathan Cohn). He is stubbornly clinging to the notion that ObamaCare can be a done deal despite the results of yesterday's election in Massachussets giving Republicans the 41st vote to block it in the Senate. To give you an idea of how far Chait has gone off the deep end, take a look at his money quote on the topic of liberal Democrats who consider the Mass. election a referendum on ObamaCare in his ironically titled column,...
  • New Republic Lists 3 Ways Things Could Go Wrong at Copenhagen; ClimateGate Skipped

    12/04/2009 7:37:19 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies · 618+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 4, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    If I were to ask you to list just one way in which things could go wrong at the Copenhagen climate conference, the answer that would leap to the front for most of you would be "ClimateGate." Yet The New Republic lists three things that could mess up the talks at Copenhagen and guess what? ClimateGate appears in none of the answers. Here is The New Republic ignoring the gigantic elephant in the room in Three Ways The Copenhagen Talks Could Succeed (Or Go Bust). Writer Jesse Zwick starts out by admitting that there is really no chance a climate...
  • New Republic Editor-In-Chief: 'President Is Probably a Clinical Narcissist'

    10/05/2009 4:55:03 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 27 replies · 1,811+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | October 5, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    This is highly ironic. While the New York Times house "conservative," David Brooks, continues to shower love upon President Barack Obama, editor-in-chief Marty Peretz of the liberal New Republic has become highly critical of The One. Just how critical? Well, here is Peretz using a Financial Times report on the humiliating Olympic snub of Obama in Copenhagen as the platform to launch a withering critique of the president's self-defeating attitude: As the FT went on to say, the IOC "delivered an astonishing snub" to the president "by eliminating Chicago in the first round of voting." Chicago was dumped before Madrid...
  • New Republic Speculates Patrick Kennedy Could Grow Into Great Political Leader

    08/28/2009 6:15:06 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 46 replies · 2,740+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | August 28, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    When one first looks at this article in The New Republic speculating about if Ted Kennedy's son, Patrick Kennedy, could grow into a great political leader, you wouldn't be blamed for thinking it was a satirical story written by either Scott Ott or some other humor columnist. However the name of the author is Jason Zengerle and he is being dead serious which actually makes it funnier than any intentionally satirical story could be. What makes Zengerle's article especially funny is that he provides absolutely no proof that Patrick Kennedy displays the slightest bit of political leadership. In fact, Zengerle...
  • WaPo Publishes Glowing Article About Incoming AFL-CIO Leader; Ignores Sleazy Background

    07/14/2009 3:02:49 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 3 replies · 434+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | July 14, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    The Washington Post has published a glowing article about likely incoming AFL-CIO president, Richard Trumka (photo), titled "Trumka Hopes to Mend the AFL-CIO." Writer Chris Cillizza asks in the very first sentence of his story, "Can Richard Trumka reunite the labor movement?" Cillizza portrays Trumka as genuinely puzzled over the reason for the big split in the labor movement: With Trumka's election virtually ensured, the central question is whether he can heal the rift that occurred four years ago when the Service Employees International Union and the Teamsters (among others) left the AFL-CIO to form a new labor coalition known...
  • New Republic 'Modest' Proposal: Sen. Michelle Or Sen. Mother-in-law

    02/27/2009 5:16:35 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies · 703+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | February 27, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    Keep in mind this is supposed to be a "modest," not laughable, proposal by the New Republic: replace Roland Burris in the U.S. Senate with Michelle Obama. And if she is not available, then send Barack Obama's mother-in-law to the Senate. I kid you not. Stand by for yet the latest chapter in Obama worship as you read this "modest" proposal by Jason Zengerle of the New Republic: Roland Burris is obviously going to put "U.S. Senator" on his mausoleum, but I can think of another entry that might belong there, as well: "Destroyer of the Illinois Democratic Party."
  • Journalists Out of Work? Resurrect Leftwing Federal Writers Project

    12/08/2008 4:40:00 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 29 replies · 681+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 8, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    Mark Pinsky, writing for the New Republic, has an idea of what to do with all the journalists currently being laid off by the dying newspapers around the country: put them on the public payroll by hiring them for a resurrected Federal Writers Project. This was the New Deal project which provided funding for works which were primarily of a leftwing nature. And any current version of this government program is likely to have the same political ideology as its predecessor. Pinksy explains his dream of subsidizing unemployed journalists (emphasis mine): Barack Obama sounds like he wants to reach back...
  • CBS News: Obama & Right-Wing Conspiracy Theorists

    11/30/2008 9:49:04 AM PST · by Deepest End · 124 replies · 4,944+ views
    CBS News ^ | Nov. 30, 2008 | Michael Schaffer
    They don't have political rallies to bring them together anymore, but it's no secret that a lot of people out there don't much like Barack Obama. The president-elect, according to his more fervent campaign-season detractors, has a raft of unforgivable faults: He's a socialist, a Muslim, an actual love-child of Malcolm X. His birth certificate was missing, his book had been ghost-written by William Ayers, and his wife, "Mrs. Grievance," as a National Review cover dubber her, was perennially on the cusp of getting caught ranting against the white man. The only thing keeping the Illinois senator's infamy from going...
  • New Republic Editor: Great That Obama Broke Campaign Financing Pledge

    10/22/2008 5:55:24 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 8 replies · 544+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | October 22, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    Most liberal commentators have preferred not to dwell on Barack Obama's broken promise to accept public financing of his campaign. For years, liberals have been at the forefront of demanding such public financing with pious lectures about the corrupting effects of money on politics. So the McCain-Feingold public financing law was passed and guess who was the first presidential candidate to opt out of that system? The Lightworker who flat out lied to the public when he earlier pledged to accept public financing. So when Obama announced he was breaking his public financing pledge a few months ago, there was...
  • New Republic: 'Is the First Dude the New Hillary?'

    10/01/2008 7:20:27 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 16 replies · 655+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | October 1, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    The New Republic associate editor, Eve Fairbanks, needs to send a royalty payment to her senior editor, Michelle Cottle. Actually, Fairbanks might as well bypass Cottle and send the payment directly to your humble correspondent since The New Republic senior editor ripped me off when she wrote that the Washington Post compared Todd Palin to Hillary Clinton just a half hour after I made the same suggestion. Since the Washington Post story never mentioned Hillary, where do you think Cottle got her story idea from? The following update to my September 22 blog post explains: UPDATE: Your humble correspondent wishes...
  • Reading New Republic Tea Leaves to Determine Debate Winner

    09/27/2008 2:50:06 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies · 1,724+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | September 27, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    Your humble correspondent is of the opinion that, without even knowing who wins the election in November, one can easily determine the winner by simply looking at the screen shots of liberal members of the MSM on the day after the election. Are the faces of Brian Williams, Katie Couric, Chris Matthews, etc. mournful? That will pretty much tell you who won the election the previous day. Likewise, simply by reading an analysis of last night's debate in Oxford, Mississippi in liberal publications, one can determine who won that debate without even watching it. It is called reading the liberal...
  • New Republic Story Describes Racists as 'Racially Conservative'

    09/26/2008 5:34:06 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 5 replies · 325+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | September 26, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    The New Republic has come up with a new way to drag conservatism through the mud---Simply describe racists as "racially conservative." Get it? They are implying that if you are a conservative then you must somehow be a racist. Your humble correspondent caught them using this term in a story headlined on The New Republic front page as: "Are People Who Hang Up On Pollsters More Racist Than Those Who Don't?" The story itself pretty much goes nowhere since no voting trend by people who refuse to talk to pollsters can be discerned. However, the story does link conservatism with...
  • New Republic Senior Editor MIA on Joe Biden While Slamming Palin

    09/20/2008 3:33:01 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies · 140+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | September 20, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    Jonathan! Oh Jonathan! Paging Jonathan Chait! To paraphrase a certain wide stance senator, you've been a bad boy, a naughty boy. In fact, you're probably even a nasty, bad, naughty boy. You see, you've written a long smear of Sarah Palin in the New Republic where you are The senior editor and yet a certain name was missing in your attack. What was that name? Why, Joe Biden. And why is Chait so reluctant to so much as mention Biden nowadays except in passing? Simple. When it looked like Biden had not a chance in the world of ever being...
  • New Republic Worries About 'Disappointing Fall' of Obama

    08/28/2008 5:25:08 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies · 119+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | August 28, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    What a difference a few weeks make. It wasn't too long ago that the liberal media were already congratulating themselves on Barack Obama's "inevitable" victory. Many of those reports crossed the line into flat out gloating in which the election itself was a mere formality on the road to the coronation of the Lightworker. Well, that was then and now it appears that Obama's halo of perfection has become quite tarnished to the extent that the liberal New Republic is worrying if their erstwhile messiah is heading towards a "long, disappointing fall." John B. Judis, a senior editor of The...
  • TNR: press "certainly helped" Obama

    07/26/2008 9:07:21 AM PDT · by library user · 11 replies · 143+ views
    Ace of Spades ^ | July 26, 2008 | Staff
    Interesting TNR article here. The thing is about how the Obama campaign's hubris is starting to piss off the media. In particular an incident with a NYT reporter is written about in some length. When you get lefty rags like TNR openly making admissions like the quote below, and whining about how closed and controlling the Obama campaign is, it sounds to me like the campaign's honeymoon is just about over....The press certainly helped Obama get so far so fast; the question is, how far can he get if his campaign alienates them?... ...But, as Obama ascended from underdog to...
  • From the New Republic: "Old Flame: Why I still kinda like John McCain.

    07/21/2008 9:18:23 PM PDT · by Oyarsa · 9 replies · 119+ views
    The New Republic ^ | 7/30/2008 | Jonathan Chait
    The presidential election has an oddly placid feel to it. Four years ago, the notion that George W. Bush would get another four years in office, actually ratified by a plurality of the voters, was more than any liberal could bear, and, after the election, there was loose talk everywhere about "Jesusland" and wanting to flee to Canada. This time, even though Democrats are extremely enthusiastic about Barack Obama, that life-and-death quality is absent. I think the reason is that a lot of liberals kind of like John McCain. I know I do.
  • Gay Activists Ascendent

    07/10/2008 12:34:19 PM PDT · by bs9021 · 11 replies · 200+ views
    Campus Report ^ | July 10, 2008 | Audra Taylor
    Gay Activists Ascendant by: Audra Taylor, July 10, 2008 Anticipating unprecedented victories in the United States, gay rights groups in America are raising their profile at home and abroad. “It’s a really exciting time to be an LGBT American,” Rob Anderson, who edits the web site for Campus Progress, said at the group’s fourth annual national conference last week. The progressive student organization held its annual meeting at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. The panel was entitled, “Is LGBT Activism Obsolete?: Assessing the goals and methods of the LGBT movement,” and offered a particularly notable presentation. The panel of four LGBT...
  • Bush's Last Laugh

    03/24/2008 2:42:18 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 28 replies · 1,425+ views
    The New Republic ^ | 24 March 08 | New Republic Editors
    The New Republic Bush's Last Laugh The Editors: On Obama vs. Clinton, Democrats need to choose or lose. In the recent history of presidential campaigning, April is the time when hope springs eternal. When every Democratic general election candidate--Michael Dukakis! John Kerry!--looks like he might have the stuff to pull off a landslide. It is the time to heal from the knocks and bruises suffered during the primary season. You raise money, you begin building a case for the fall, you vet vice presidential candidates, you start to knock around your opponent, and you still have time to head to...
  • New Republic Editor: 'Times In the Tank' for Dem Nominee

    02/21/2008 4:09:35 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies · 137+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Here's James Kirchick, Assistant Editor of the liberal New Republic, writing in NR's "Plank" blog last night about the New York Times McCain article [emphasis added]: What Story? So here's the essence of the Times' 3,000-word "bombshell" on John McCain. John Weaver, whom McCain fired last summer (indentified in the Times piece as "now an informal campaign adviser" to McCain, which sounds like a puffed-up euphemism for "unemployed") says that 8 years ago, he and two other former employees who have since "become disillusioned" (read: disgruntled), suspected that McCain was having an affair with a lobbyist. The rest of the...
  • The Scott Thomas Beauchamp " Shock Troops" Military Investigation, Statements 13-24

    01/21/2008 11:01:04 AM PST · by mojito · 5 replies · 170+ views
    Confederate Yankee ^ | 1/21/2008 | Bob Owens
    Documents released by the Office of the Chief of Staff, U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base Florida, in relation to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests files for documents relating to the military investigation into the Scott Thomas Beauchamp "Shock Troops" article in The New Republic magazine. The following are the never-before published statements of soldiers interviewed in the course of the investigation. Names are redacted per federal privacy laws.