In March 2012, baby-faced Facebook billionaire and Obama social media guru Chris Hughes purchased The New Republic, the flagship magazine of American progressivism. After nearly a year of hiring, expanding, and reorganizing, Hughes unveiled a redesigned New Republic, featuring on the cover a laughably softball interview that Hughes and TNR Editor Franklin Foer conducted with President Barack Obama. (Sample question: "You spoke last summer about your election potentially breaking the fever of the Republicans. The hope being that, once you were reelected, they would seek to do more than just block your presidency. Do you feel that you've made headway on that?") As Reason Editor in Chief Matt Welch observes, The New Republic has returned to its Progressive era roots as a cheerleader for state power.
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At a time when legacy publications are increasingly seen as playing for one political "team" or the other, this type of editorial decision will not do anything to fix that perception.
The new president availed himself of Seila Law v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Partisans who abandon constitutional principles because they prove inconvenient are in for a rude surprise when the other team wins.
Even as the district struggles to vaccinate seniors, it will soon allow half the city to get in line.
The president could form a sizable splinter party if he's serious, but GOP defectors would have major ballot-access issues. Might they take over a smaller party instead?