"Is There a Peter Principle for Investors?" by Dan Drezner, Washington Post.
"A Eulogy for The New Republic" by Jonathan Chait, New York magazine.
"The incredible imploding New Republic," by Kirsten Browning, Muck Rack.
"New Republic Staffers Resign En Masse," by Dylan Byers, Politico.
I'm also pretty amused by the seemingly upbeat tone of this tweet by an NPR reporter doing an early relay of the news; "punches the accelerator" indeed:
>@tnr hits 100 years old, punches the accelerator - Franklin Foer out as editor, @gabrielsnyder in.... 1/2And as for Guy Vidra, the new guy in charge there who reportedly aspired to be a "wartime CEO," he seems to have gotten his wish.
— David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) December 4, 2014
UPDATE 2: Andrew Sullivan has a post that happens to have the same headline as mine.