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The Buffalo Attack Is Part of a Long History of Racial Terror

How does a system that devalues Black lives expect the members of society to value them?

India Walton and The Nation

History

What Was the Wiretap?

How the long and strange history of wiretapping continues to shape how Americans conceive of surveillance and privacy.

Lora Kelley
Fiction

The Walter Tevis Renaissance

On the revival of one of the most perceptive American chroniclers of addiction.

Jackson Arn
Media

How the Western Media Missed the Story of Shireen Abu Akleh’s Death

From the fact of Abu Akleh’s murder to the true, liberatory meaning of her funeral, the media proved yet again that it’s not equipped to cover Palestine.

Mohammed El-Kurd
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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

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Fossil Fuels Are a Threat to National Security

The youth movement urges President Biden to act—with or without Congress.

Jerome Foster, Julia Jackson and Alexandria Villaseñor
Insurrectionist Doug Mastriano Should Be Barred From the Pennsylvania Ballot

Insurrectionist Doug Mastriano Should Be Barred From the Pennsylvania Ballot

Details of Mastriano’s involvement with the coup attempt are overwhelming—and disqualify him under the 14th Amendment, argue constitutional lawyers.

John Nichols
Summer Lee Shows Progressive Ideals Can Overcome Corporate Smears

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

Culture

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The Walter Tevis Renaissance

On the revival of one of the most perceptive American chroniclers of addiction.

Jackson Arn
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The Ardor of Tessa Hadley

Her novels are masterful domestic dramas that obsess over the mechanics of adultery and illicit passion.

Sophie Haigney
The Long History of Resistance That Birthed Black Lives Matter

The Long History of Resistance That Birthed Black Lives Matter

A conversation with historian Donna Murch about the past, present, and future of Black radical organizing.

Elias Rodriques

World

How the Western Media Missed the Story of Shireen Abu Akleh’s Death

How the Western Media Missed the Story of Shireen Abu Akleh’s Death

From the fact of Abu Akleh’s murder to the true, liberatory meaning of her funeral, the media proved yet again that it’s not equipped to cover Palestine.

Mohammed El-Kurd
Sun, Sand, Surf, Sea—and Russian Rockets: Wartime in Odesa

Sun, Sand, Surf, Sea—and Russian Rockets: Wartime in Odesa

Ukraine’s historic Black Sea resort turns to the war effort.

Leif Reigstad
A person holds a sign the colors of the Ukranian flag with a slogan about an embargo of oil and gas

We Need International Cooperation to Fight Climate Change, Not War

The world’s ruling elites have chosen to place their geopolitical rivalries above all other critical concerns, including planetary salvation.

Michael T. Klare

Watch and Listen

Listen: Toni Smith-Thompson Travels Full Circle

The activist  joins the show to talk about a huge recent development in her story.

May 24, 2022

Listen: John Nichols on Progressives in the Primaries, Plus Lynn Garafola on “La Nijinska”

On this week’s show, an analysis on pro-Israel groups trying to sway Democratic primaries and a discussion about the amazing life of a Russian avant-garde dancer.

May 19, 2022

Listen: Tucker Carlson’s Mouthpiece, Glenn Greenwald

Eoin Higgins comes on the Time of Monsters podcast to discuss how the contrarian pundit is now whitewashing racism.

May 18, 2022
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