NPR Opinion

10:06 am
Wed June 20, 2012

The Nation: Jamie Dimon Finally Takes Some Heat

House Financial Services Committee ranking member Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., (C) questions the heads of federal financial regulation organizations during a hearing on Capitol Hill June 19 in Washington, D.C. JPMorgan Chase Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon also testified later in the day about his company's $2 billion trading loss earlier this year.
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Originally published on Wed June 20, 2012 6:17 am

George Zornick is a Washington reporter at The Nation.

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6:35 am
Mon March 19, 2012

New Republic: Birth control different than Starbucks

From left to right, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah participate in a news conference on Medicare reform on Capitol Hill March 15, 2012 in Washington, DC. Sen. Paul unveiled a Medicare reform plan that would allow seniors to join their Member of Congress's health plan.
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Originally published on Mon March 19, 2012 6:11 am

Jonathan Cohn is the senior editor of The New Republic.

The controversy over contraception has faded a bit. Congressional Republicans are rethinking efforts to overturn a requirement that would make birth control coverage a mandatory part of health insurance. Rush Limbaugh has stopped talking about the issue, at least for the moment.

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8:19 am
Mon February 13, 2012

Foreign Policy opinion: Women on the front lines

Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Military Personnel Policy Vee Penrod speaks to the media during a briefing Feb. 9, 2012 at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. Penrod briefed the media on the results of the Defense Department's review on women in service, which would ease some restrictions on women serving in combat roles.
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Originally published on Mon February 13, 2012 6:25 am

Joshua E. Keating is an associate editor at Foreign Policy.

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8:55 am
Tue January 24, 2012

New Republic: State of the Union listening guide

U.S. President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House John Boehner, addresses a Joint Session of Congress while delivering his State of the Union speech Jan. 25, 2011 in Washington, DC. Obama is expected to primarily discuss the economy in his upcoming speech.
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Originally published on Tue January 24, 2012 6:51 am

Jonathan Bernstein blogs at A Plain Blog About Politics.

Even with the major distraction of a Republican presidential primary, tonight's State of the Union speech will guaranteed to, however briefly, capture the undivided attention of all political junkies. They're not wrong: The annual tradition does matter. And yet the conventional wisdom about the importance of the speech tends to be almost exactly backwards.

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