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Anti-War Activists Are Facing a Moral Dilemma

In the face of war’s atrocities, the tyranny of the immediate can be overwhelming—even for those committed to peace.

Nan Levinson

History

The Disastrous History of Rikers

How a failed agenda of jail reform produced one of the country's most infamous penal colonies.

Kay Gabriel
Campaigns and Elections

Summer Lee Shows Progressive Ideals Can Overcome Corporate Smears

The Pennsylvanian is one of several progressives who are leading in key races nationwide, beating super PAC cash and centrist candidates.

John Nichols
Race and Ethnicity

Time to End the West’s Xenophobic Double Standard on Refugees

Racism lowers the floor for how all people are treated. But it’s not too late to change.

Khury Petersen-Smith and Azadeh Shahshahani
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The Abortion Fight

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6 Ways to Fight for Abortion Rights After “Roe”

We can win this eventually, but despair will make it harder. Just concentrate on what you can do now.

Katha Pollitt and The Nation

Even Under “Roe,” I Faced Barriers to Get an Abortion

In spite of having made up my mind, I still had to face unnecessary barriers in order to access medical care that I could have received online and by mail.

Larada Lee-Wallace

The Supreme Court and the Church: A Conversation With Frances Kissling

In the wake of the Supreme Court leak, the former president of Catholics for a Free Choice discusses the moral obligation to take care of women in need of abortions.

Claudia Dreifus

Politics

The Supreme Court Just Streamlined the Process for Bribing Senators

The Supreme Court Just Streamlined the Process for Bribing Senators

Ted Cruz manufactured a case to upend anti-corruption provisions, and it worked.

John Nichols
When Right-Wing Attacks on School Textbooks Fell Short

When Right-Wing Attacks on School Textbooks Fell Short

Some essential lessons from an earlier culture war.

Jonathan Zimmerman
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The Supreme Court and the Church: A Conversation With Frances Kissling

In the wake of the Supreme Court leak, the former president of Catholics for a Free Choice discusses the moral obligation to take care of women in need of abortions.

Claudia Dreifus

Culture

Olga Ravn’s Office Novel in Space

Olga Ravn’s Office Novel in Space

The Employees offers a surreal and biting account of all the hazards and indignities of the contemporary workplace.

Jessica Loudis
Stormy Sea Breaking on a Shore, by J.M.W. Turner

The Sea According to Rachel Carson

Her first three books were odes to the world’s bodies of water and their creative power over all life forms.

Hannah Gold
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The British Empire’s Worldwide Devastation

Caroline Elkins’s new history of the British Empire is a damning account of its violent crimes against its subjects. 

Howard W. French

World

After Shireen Abu Akleh’s Killing: Israel’s Propaganda Machine Ramps Up

After Shireen Abu Akleh’s Killing: Israel’s Propaganda Machine Ramps Up

The Israeli response to the murder of the beloved journalist has been woefully predictable—a combination of denying, lying, and obfuscating.

James Zogby
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Endless War in Ukraine Hurts National and Global Security

It is vital to step back from the emotions stirred by this conflict and assess our real security priorities.

Katrina vanden Heuvel
To Honor Shireen Abu Akleh’s Life, Demand Accountability for Her Death

To Honor Shireen Abu Akleh’s Life, Demand Accountability for Her Death

There needs to be an independent investigation by an international body into Shireen’s death—otherwise, it will be the latest example of Israel’s impunity.

Laila Al-Arian and Dalia Hatuqa

Watch and Listen

May 12, 2022

Listen: David Dennis Jr. on the Movement That Made Us

Author David Dennis joins the show to talk about his new book, The Movement Made Us.

May 9, 2022

Listen: Rebecca Solnit on How People Change and Why We Care

On this week’s episode of Start Making Sense, we have discussions on forgiveness and the American Revolution.

May 4, 2022
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