DON’T TUG ON SUPERMAN’S CAPE. I’d say that The New Republic’s defenders haven’t helped its position any. Or their own.

UPDATE: Deconfabulation. And a related item here.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Kaus weighs in. And there’s this: “The New Republic is clearly out of friends just as surely as it is out of ammo.” They do seem to have trouble finding defenders from outside the TNR family, and even the defenses they’re getting are oblique — attacks on the critics, rather than defenses of TNR. Big roundup on TNR here.