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Section: New Republic (USA)

      How Robert Mueller Changed Washington
      Feb27

      How Robert Mueller Changed Washington

      Even before special counsel Robert Mueller hands in the findings of his investigation, his inquiry has already left its mark on the nation’s capital.Washington is a different town today than it was when Mueller was appointed nearly two years ago to investigate whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia. Long-ignored laws are being made...

      The Far Right’s Secret Weapon: Fascist Fashion
      Feb26

      The Far Right’s Secret Weapon: Fascist Fashion

      At first glance, there doesn’t seem to be much out of the ordinary about them. A t-shirt showing a mountain and deer and the slogan “Respect Nature.” A black polo shirt with black, white, and red piping and a small circular logo. A sweater showing a child on a parent’s shoulders at a soccer match, holding up a supporter’s scarf,...

      The Spy Who Wasn’t
      Feb11

      The Spy Who Wasn’t

      On a steamy Sunday last July, at about half-past noon, a caravan of unmarked SUVs exited the FBI’s Washington, D.C., field office, an eight-story concrete building that exudes all the charm of a supermax prison. The cars moved swiftly across the city; speed was critical. There were indications that the target, who had canceled the lease on...

      Francis Fukuyama’s Shrinking Idea
      Jan16

      Francis Fukuyama’s Shrinking Idea

      There’s an intriguing phenomenon in publishing you could call the One Great Idea book. Usually written by a leading senior scholar in an interdisciplinary field such as international relations, political philosophy, or comparative literature, the One Great Idea book displays a command of numerous languages and wide-ranging familiarity with...

      Robert Mueller’s Legal Masterpiece
      Dec17

      Robert Mueller’s Legal Masterpiece

      It’s been 18 months since Robert Mueller took over the Russia investigation, and still nobody really knows what he’ll do next. The Daily Beast reported on Thursday morning that the special counsel’s inquiry is entering a new phase focused on influence from Middle Eastern countries. Later that evening, The Washington Post...

      The Trouble With Netflix’s New Cold War Thriller
      Dec10

      The Trouble With Netflix’s New Cold War Thriller

      Earlier this year, the first issue of Vogue Poland appeared on newsstands. The Polish imprint of the fashion magazine joined Vogue Russia (launched in 1998) and Vogue Ukraine (2013) as the brand’s newest incursion into the East European market (Vogue Czech Republic and Slovakia later debuted in August). The March 2018 cover depicted Polish...

      Robert Mueller Has an Impeccable Sense of Timing
      Nov30

      Robert Mueller Has an Impeccable Sense of Timing

      Michael Cohen’s latest guilty plea is both surprising and unsurprising. The president’s former personal attorney admitted on Thursday to having lied to Congress about the extent of President Donald Trump’s business dealings with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign. “I made these statements to be consistent with...

      The Republicans’ Witch Hunt
      May18

      The Republicans’ Witch Hunt

      Every few weeks, Donald Trump and his Republican allies in Congress claim they’ve found something that will prove the Russia investigation was a sham—a “witch hunt,” in the president’s words—all along. Conservative media outlets build a steady drumbeat of hype, telling their audience that this is the proof they’ve been waiting...

      Robert Mueller’s Most Important Accomplishment
      May16

      Robert Mueller’s Most Important Accomplishment

      Thursday marks a year since Robert Mueller was appointment as special counsel to oversee the Russia investigation, and in that time I’ve written a lot about the known unknowns of his work. We don’t know everyone he’s interviewed. We don’t know what evidence he’s gathered. We don’t know what further charges he...

      Why Do-Gooders Love Development Statistics
      May11

      Why Do-Gooders Love Development Statistics

      When National Public Radio radio host Gregory Warner visited Davos earlier this year, he discovered a dizzying world of ranks and stats, all designed to help guide investors and do-gooders. Representatives from India, Ukraine, Indonesia and other countries, he quickly realized, would pitch media and investors only about their top rankings, and...