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Paul Ryan’s Anti-Poverty Plan Is Paternalistic

It’s also a thoughtful, compassionate blueprint for a better social safety net.

Politics
July 24 2014 7:43 PMThe Man the Chamber of Commerce Can’t BeatRep. Justin Amash was supposed to be an easy target for GOP centrists. He is on his way to an easy victory.
Foreigners
July 24 2014 6:43 PMPutin’s PalStephen Cohen was once considered a top Russia historian. Now he publishes odd defenses of Vladimir Putin. The Nation just published his most outrageous one yet.
The World
July 24 2014 5:56 PMWhy Getting a Gaza Cease-Fire Will Be Much Harder This Time Around
Jurisprudence
July 24 2014 5:41 PMGambling With DeathIs the Supreme Court poised to abolish the death penalty?
Weigel
July 24 2014 4:50 PMThe Death of Immigration Reform in Two Rubio Family Quotes
Politics
July 24 2014 3:03 PMGiving Them the BusinessIs it wise for Republicans to attack Democrats for their wealth and business experience?
The World
July 24 2014 2:36 PMEurope’s Refugee Crisis Is a Lot Like America’s, but Much Worse
Weigel
July 24 2014 11:50 AMWhere Have You Gone, Brian Schweitzer? A Nation Turns Its Lonely Eyes to You.
History
July 24 2014 11:22 AMHappy Captive Nations Week!It’s that time of year when we are supposed to celebrate one of the weirdest artifacts of the Cold War.
Weigel
July 24 2014 10:16 AMA Congressman Signs Up for the Dinesh D’Souza Tantrum Tour
History
July 24 2014 8:53 AM“A Shocking Sabbath Carnival of Death”James Gordon Bennett Jr.’s most eccentric public service announcement. 
The World
July 23 2014 5:29 PMChina’s Bubonic Plague Response Seems a Little Extreme
Weigel
July 23 2014 4:55 PMPlagiarism Probably Just Ended a Senate Race in Montana
Weigel
July 23 2014 4:09 PMAndrew Cuomo Says It’s OK That He Shut Down an Ethics Commission, Because He Started It
Weigel
July 23 2014 1:42 PMScott Brown Has the Single Most Chutzpah-Rich Response to Halbig
Politics
July 24 2014 6:43 PMThe Crisis in Black HomeownershipHow the recession turned owners into renters and obliterated black American wealth.
Foreigners
July 24 2014 6:11 PMIsrael’s Media BlackoutWhy aren’t Israeli journalists questioning their military’s devastation in Gaza?
Weigel
July 24 2014 5:55 PMAn Instant Classic War on Women Whiff
Photography
July 24 2014 5:05 PMUnder the ShellsGripping images of Gaza under seige.
Jurisprudence
July 24 2014 4:32 PMArizona’s Botched ExecutionThe state claims that witnesses are lying about the two-hour debacle.
Weigel
July 24 2014 2:55 PMRand Paul and Paul Ryan Are Both Talking About Criminal Justice Reform. How Did That Happen?
The World
July 24 2014 12:34 PMHow Strong Is ISIS Anyway?
Politics
July 24 2014 11:22 AMNational Review’s Dishonest HistoryJohn Fund thinks blacks have been fooled into supporting Democrats. That’s even more insulting than his misleading history of Jim Crow laws.
Over There
July 24 2014 11:00 AMThe Trauma of T. E. LawrenceHis well-known "melancholia" was likely a case of PTSD.
Weigel
July 24 2014 8:55 AMRight-Wing Groups Just Scored Their First Victory Over Kevin McCarthy
Foreigners
July 23 2014 5:47 PMPutin Isn’t PanickingThe Flight 17 disaster is just one misstep in the Russian president’s wider war on the West.
War Stories
July 23 2014 5:17 PMAmerica’s Flight 17The time the United States blew up a passenger plane—and tried to cover it up.
The World
July 23 2014 4:25 PMWhile the World Was Watching Gaza and Ukraine, Things Have Only Gotten Worse in Iraq and Syria
Politics
July 23 2014 1:47 PMWhy the Halbig Decision Is Nothing for Republicans to Celebrate
Foreigners
July 23 2014 12:36 PMI Do Not Want to Be a NumberThe missiles raining on Gaza are reducing once beautiful lives to no more than digits. It happens in an instant, and the thought drives you mad.

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