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Universities Are Slashing Faculties and Blaming Covid

Citing the pandemic, administrators are pushing cuts—despite receiving millions in federal relief funds.

Arvind Dilawar

Public Schools

Culture War in the K-12 Classroom

The Trump-era GOP’s insatiable appetite for red-meat issues has led to a wholesale attack on public education.

Jennifer C. Berkshire

Amazon’s Investments in Israel Reveal Complicity in Settlements and Military Operations

Before you click buy on Prime Day, consider Amazon’s role in terrorizing Palestinians.

Charmaine Chua, Jake Alimahomed-Wilson and Spencer Louis Potiker
Journalists and Journalism

Janet Malcolm’s Provocations

Her writing cut through propriety and pretentiousness and revealed us for who we are: desiring creatures, complicated and simple at once.

Maggie Doherty
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NYC Mayoral Election

Socialists Were Once Serious Contenders for Mayor of New York, and They Will Be Again

Tuesday’s mayoral primary lacks a prominent democratic socialist contender. But the next mayoral race will almost certainly feature one.

John Nichols
Supreme Court

Dark Money, the Supreme Court, and the Fate of LGBTQ+ Rights

The NAACP, the ACLU, and the Human Rights Campaign—the country’s largest LGBTQ+ political organization—have all joined forces with the Koch network–funded Americans for Prosperity to defend the role of dark money in politics.

Joanna Wuest and Briana Last
Guantánamo Bay

Our Family Members Died on 9/11. We Want to See Guantánamo Bay Closed.

Republican senators say keeping Guantánamo open is the only way to get justice. We know otherwise.

Valerie Lucznikowska


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


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


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

The Promise and Hubris of Silicon Valley’s Vision of How We Eat

A conversation with Larissa Zimberoff about the emergence of food start-ups, lab-made solutions, and the future of the American diet.

Naomi Elias

Watch and Listen

Listen: ‘Critical Race Theory’ at a Big Sports School

African American Studies department chair David Canton joins the show to talk sports, politics, and critical race theory

June 15, 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