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Mediocre Men Have Failed New York

Why women are primed to step in and govern.

Alexis Grenell


Will Democratic Court Nominations Live Up to Biden's Promises?

In spite of signs of increased diversity, some Democrats have insisted on sticking to a pro-corporate agenda.

Aída Chávez

Loss Runs Like a River Through My Life

On grief’s unequal racial burden, and the Internet as a vehicle to negotiate survival and turn collective grief into collective action.

Malkia Devich-Cyril
US Wars and Military Action

The Real Welfare Cheats Are War Profiteers

We’re squabbling over Social Security, while the government lavishes infinitely more money on the arms industry.

Rebecca Gordon
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How Unite Here Turned the West’s Biggest Red State Blue

How Unite Here Turned the West’s Biggest Red State Blue

Arizona was pivotal in the 2020 presidential election. Its shift was no accident.

Sasha Abramsky
I Am a Man

The Right’s War on History and Truth

The United States may be on the verge of an even greater historical cover-up than that of the Tulsa massacre.

Ben Jealous
Miguel Cardona

What’s Joe Biden’s Plan for Education?

Rather than forge a new path, so far Biden has simply dusted off the tired playbook employed by centrist administrations from George H.W. Bush to Barack Obama.

Jennifer C. Berkshire and Jack Schneider


The  First Drag Queen Was a Former Slave

The First Drag Queen Was a Former Slave

Who fought for queer freedom a century before Stonewall.

Channing Gerard Joseph

Gay Pride Doesn’t Mean Gay Liberation

LGBTQ visibility is crucial, but it shouldn’t be confused with LGBTQ rights.

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

A Socialism of the Skin

Our suffering teaches us solidarity; or it should.

Tony Kushner


Democratic Republic of Congo

Do African Lives Matter?

The response of the outside world to the latest disaster in the Democratic Republic of Congo suggests the answer is no.

James North
Military special forces

In Honduras, US Efforts to Deter Migrants Add Danger, Costs

Critics warn that increasing militarization of the border here just means more bribe money, more corruption—and pushing more migrants into the arms of traffickers.

Jared Olson
Ebrahim Raisi

Iran’s Incredible Shrinking Democracy

For the first time, Iran’s presidential election outcome has been predetermined.

Dostmohammad Punjabi


Raoul Peck’s World

Raoul Peck’s World

In Exterminate All the Brutes, Peck offers a bold new history of colonialism and violence.

Ed Morales
Aretha Fanklin

The Unwritten History of Black Performance

Poet and essayist Hanif Abdurraqib’s new book undertakes an ambitious task: contextualizing the scope and scale of a people’s cultural expression.

Kelton Ellis
Joan Didion’s Long View

Joan Didion’s Long View

Her new essay collection, Let Me Tell You What I Mean, captures what about her writing feels at once seductive and illusory.

Haley Mlotek

Watch and Listen

Listen: Letting Trans Athletes Tell Their Story

The director and producer of Changing the Game join the show to talk about their acclaimed documentary.

June 8, 2021

Listen: White Politics and Black History in Tulsa

David Perry on the Tulsa Race Massacre commemoration, plus Katha Pollitt on Jordan Peterson’s advice for men.

June 3, 2021

View: Mexico Could Soon Become the Largest Legal Marijuana Market in the World

But activists say the law fails to address the widespread pain that decades of militarized enforcement have caused.

February 25, 2021