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How Much Longer Can We Keep Doing This Without a Vaccine?

All parents are struggling during the pandemic, but those with kids too young to be vaccinated are barely holding on.

Regina Mahone

Reproductive Rights

Pro-Life Charity Comes With a Catch

Anti-choice organizations claim they’ll provide help to pregnant women in a post-Roe world. Where have they been?

Katha Pollitt
Palestine

The Cruel, Petty Killing of an Anti-Occupation Activist

Hajj Suleiman, an elder of the anti-occupation movement, was run over by a tow truck while protesting an Israeli “operation” to confiscate cars in his village.

Ben Ehrenreich
Labor

Concrete Actions Toward Worker Power

Three hundred Teamsters in the Seattle area are bringing the local construction industry to a standstill.

Kim Kelly
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Politics

Voting rights protest

Democrats Failed Forward on Voting Rights

Biden forced the Republicans, and two Democrats, to go on record saying voting rights don’t matter—or at least, not more than preserving the filibuster.

Joan Walsh and The Nation
We Wouldn’t Be in This Mess if D.C. Were a State

We Wouldn’t Be in This Mess if D.C. Were a State

The problem in the Senate runs deeper than Sinema and Manchin. It’s an unrepresentative chamber that must be made more representative. 

John Nichols
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On Hunger Strike for Voting Rights

Unite Here Local 11 has repeatedly reached out to Kyrsten Sinema to express deep dismay at the prospect that the several voter protection bills circulating in D.C. won’t pass in the Senate.

Sasha Abramsky

Culture

Terry Teachout and the Last of the Conservative Critics

Terry Teachout and the Last of the Conservative Critics

He was a generation younger than Joan Didion and her cohort of critics who got their start at National Review. With his death, their strain of criticism seems not only rare but perhaps extinct.

Jeet Heer
Lessons From Louise Glück

Lessons From Louise Glück

A conversation with the poet and Nobel laureate about her career, teaching, her next book, and more.

Sam Huber
Author Kathy Acker

Strange and Intimate Encounters With Kathy Acker

In Philosophy for Spiders, McKenzie Wark revisits Acker’s work to fashion a different kind of literary theory—one more personal and erotic.

Alyse Burnside

World

The Cruel, Petty Killing of an Anti-Occupation Activist

The Cruel, Petty Killing of an Anti-Occupation Activist

Hajj Suleiman, an elder of the anti-occupation movement, was run over by a tow truck while protesting an Israeli “operation” to confiscate cars in his village.

Ben Ehrenreich
Akwasi Frimpong

Akwasi Frimpong’s Struggle to Represent Africa at the Winter Olympics

The IOC bureaucracy should let the skeleton competitor claim his rightful place at the Beijing Games.

Dave Zirin and Jules Boykoff
Drone Strikes

Automated Warfare Is Nothing New

It didn’t just start with drones—and it won’t stop with them.

Rebecca Gordon

Watch and Listen

Listen: Eric Dickerson Brings the Smoke

We talk to NFL great Eric Dickerson about his new book.

January 18, 2022

Listen: Beto Can Win

Steve Phillips on Texas, plus Dave Lindorff on atom spies.

January 13, 2022

Listen: What Do the 1984 Olympics Teach Us? 

Sports Illustrated’s L. Jon Wertheim joins the show to talk about his new book.

January 11, 2022
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