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Michelle Goldberg

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Michelle Goldberg

Michelle Goldberg

Michelle Goldberg is a senior contributing writer at The Nation. She is the author of The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power and the Future of the World, and Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism.


News and Features

The line between respecting civil liberties and protecting victims is anything but clear.

The so-called “Swedish model” banning the purchase but not the sale of sex is catching on in Europe. But does it work? And for whom?

The 52,000 unaccompanied children who have shown up at the border are fleeing gang violence and have valid claims to asylum.

Virtually everyone agrees the system is broken. But while some feminists want colleges to deliver justice, others argue it’s just not their job. Who is right?

If Monica Lewinsky were a man, she would have transcended the Clinton scandal long ago.

Conservatives are suddenly very unhappy to see moral judgments about sex and families invading the corporate realm.

With liberal hopes dashed in Washington, political energy is gathering in cities, where social change is actually possible.

The fate of Carole Vance and Kim Hopper should worry everyone who wants academics to play a larger role in public debates.

Empowered by social media, feminists are calling one another out for ideological offenses. Is it good for the movement? And whose movement is it?

Research says yes. So why are conservative policy makers pushing marriage as a panacea for poverty?


Economic desperation among college students helps explain why millenials don’t believe in small government. 
“Inner-city men,” says Ryan, need to learn the “value and the culture of work.”
The kid in Ryan’s “full stomach…empty soul” CPAC speech is actually an advocate for free school lunches.
The return of the left-wing fantasy that there’s no difference between Democrats and Republicans.
Censorship at Jewish museums and a crude new anti–J Street documentary suggest a pro-Israel establishment in a panic.
A Kansas bill to allow segregation against gay people shows us where the right’s conception of religious liberty leads. 
A searing New Yorker story about a rogue abortion provider shows that unsafe abortion has persisted in post-Roe America—likely...
Is New York’s decision to take action against academic BDS an assault on the First Amendment?