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Executive Editor — The New Republic

Executive editor at The New Republic. Kiwi transplant.

Could Cap and Trade Cause Another Market Meltdown?

motherjones.com — You've heard of credit default swaps and subprime mortgages. Are carbon default swaps and subprime offsets next? If the Waxman-Markey climate bill is signed into law, it will generate, almost as an afterthought, a new market for carbon derivatives. That market will be vast, complicated, and dauntingly difficult to monitor.

Jamie Whyte: Think big

listener.co.nz — This is not policy, you understand. This is us having a little chat," explains Jamie Whyte, former expat academic and management consultant. He's been leader of the Act Party for a few fraught weeks. He's trying not to get himself into hot water again. "I f-ed up," he volunteers, of those incest comments.

Obama's Impossble Task: Fix the Border Crisis and Treat Kids Humanely

newrepublic.com — When President Obama addressed the child-migrant crisis at the US border on Wednesday evening, he struck a can-do, just-send-me-a-bill-already tone. "I'm interested in solving a problem," he declared. "Let's go ahead and fix it." But as he surely knows, there are no simple solutions here; there may not be any non-simple solutions, either.

Rachel Morris in Washington: Reality checks

listener.co.nz — It has been strange to be in Washington lately. Although it's always strange to be in Washington, for reasons that shift with the political preoccupations of the day, there has been a different kind of strangeness caused by the flare-up of violence in Iraq.

Member Center Step-by-Step Guide to Logging In

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Don't Miss This Deadline!

womansday.com — Important reminder! Monday, March 31st is the last day to sign up for health insurance for 2014 under the Affordable Care Act. Yes-as in next Monday. If the deadline crept up on you, you're not alone: 61 percent of uninsured Americans weren't aware that this is their last chance to sign up for coverage, according to a poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Pledge-free Stream

wbez.org — WBEZ is testing the launch of our first pledge-free stream for the March 2014 Pledge Drive. The pledge-free stream is a way for qualifying members to access WBEZ without hearing any pitching.The pledge-free stream is available only online.

Sneaky Heart Attack Signs

womansday.com — If you picked up the February issue of Woman's Day, you may have read the health alert about the sneaky heart attack signs all women should be aware of. Didn't catch it? Here's the rundown: A recent study found that one in five women under age 55 doesn't experience chest pain when she's having a heart attack, so it's important to know the less obvious signals.

What Happens When Your Country Drowns?

motherjones.com — IT'S A BRIGHT, BALMY SUNDAY afternoon and I'm driving through the western outskirts of Auckland, New Zealand, the kind of place you never see on a postcard. No majestic mountains, no improbably green pastures-just a bland tangle of shopping malls and suburbia.
Oct 29, 2014

RT @longform: Longform Podcast #115: @jenpercy and the backstory of her terrifying night with Afghanistan’s only female warlord long.fm/1tPqhSE

Oct 14, 2014

@JenPercy met Afghanistan's only female warlord, who converted her to Islam,forcefed her turkey,& tucked her into bed:bit.ly/1r2xUhJ

Oct 14, 2014

RT @flamingpetty: This, ladies and gentlemen, is journalism: @JenPercy on the sole female warlord of Afghanistan. newrepublic.com/article/119772…

Oct 06, 2014

This story by @tifflstanley on caring for an aunt with alzheimers, is a heart-breaking must-read: nationaljournal.com/magazine/my-al…

Sep 15, 2014

RT @tnr: Definitely the 1st time @Beyonce, @joebiden, @lenadunham & Ryan Gosling are on one mag cover: on.tnr.com/1tWgGJA http://t.co/6…

Sep 10, 2014

RT @bradplumer: How Hillary Clinton's State Department tried to spread fracking around the world. Fascinating story by @MariahCBlake bit.ly/1twypTS

Aug 27, 2014

RT @tnr: Virginia Woolf's brilliant essay that is a call to intellectual arms for women: on.tnr.com/1nENq2D pic.twitter.com/wUs8UVJAbM

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