Ad Policy

30 Seconds of Sweet Liberal Relief From California’s Gavin Newsom

Was his ad tweaking Florida’s Ron DeSantis the opening salvo of a 2024 presidential run? Or just a needed how-to for uninspiring Democratic leaders?

Joan Walsh

New York State

Why We Accepted a Thousand Acres of Land Back From New York State

As Onondaga, we view this as only the first step toward a broader acknowledgement of our land rights.

Sid Hill
Foreign Policy

In Colombia and Chile, Latin America Is Returning to Democracy

But is the Biden administration listening?

Jacob Sugarman
Transgender Rights

The Anti-Trans Hate Machine

A conversation with Imara Jones about fighting the anti-trans industrial complex.

Laura Flanders

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Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization

Protest after the Dobbs decision

48 Hours on the Abortion Hotline After “Roe” Fell

By Friday afternoon, nine states were enforcing total bans on abortion. The volunteers who connect people seeking abortion to resources heard a wave of desperation from callers.

Amy Littlefield

The Supreme Court Took the Most Extreme Course Possible

In overturning Roe v. Wade, the conservative majority embraced a vision of the United States as a country by and for white men.

Elie Mystal

“I Called Jane” for a Pre-“Roe” Illegal Abortion

No woman should have to go through what I went through, and no woman should have to overcome barriers to obtain a safe abortion.

Carol Chapman

Politics

It’s Been 12 Days Since “Roe” Was Revoked—and Biden Is Still MIA

It’s Been 12 Days Since “Roe” Was Revoked—and Biden Is Still MIA

Instead of the political and moral leadership the moment demands, Biden has offered a politics of appeasement.

Elie Mystal
A person applies a red handprint onto a poster that reads

The Supreme Court’s Conquest of Indian Country

Without having to sign a treaty or fight a war, a 5-4 majority handed the states presumptive power over Indian lands.

Elizabeth Hidalgo Reese
We Need Unity to Combat the Right’s Increasing Violence

We Need Unity to Combat the Right’s Increasing Violence

If progressives don’t find a unifying message of community and love, and find it soon, the guns already out there may be put to use in unspeakable ways.

Andrea Mazzarino

Culture

“The Kids in the Hall” Stands the Test of Time

“The Kids in the Hall” Stands the Test of Time

In a recent reboot, the comedy troupe’s work remains as trenchant as ever.

Vikram Murthi
Elif Batuman Answers Our Burning Questions About the State of the Novel

Elif Batuman Answers Our Burning Questions About the State of the Novel

A conversation about her new book Either/Or, the limits of aesthetic life, and much more. 

Najwa Jamal
How Paula Rego's Abortion Pictures Changed the Conversation

How Paula Rego's Abortion Pictures Changed the Conversation

When well-meaning critics described her subjects as downtrodden, Rego shot back, “These women are not victims.”

Margaret Spillane

World

In Colombia and Chile, Latin America Is Returning to Democracy

In Colombia and Chile, Latin America Is Returning to Democracy

But is the Biden administration listening?

Jacob Sugarman
A woman in a suit at a microphone

After the G7 Summit, Germany’s Climate Envoy Says Rich Countries Are Still Falling Short

Jennifer Morgan is candid: G7 countries need to do more to halt the climate emergency and address the spike in world hunger. 

Mark Hertsgaard
A crow of people in formalwear stands with fists raised.

France Rediscovers Parliamentary Politics

Emmanuel Macron’s centrist coalition would rather look for allies on the far right than on the left. 

Harrison Stetler

Watch and Listen

Listen: Michele Goodwin on the End of Abortion and Anatol Lieven on Ukraine

On this episode of Start Making Sense, we revisit the history of forced pregnancy under the slave regime in antebellum America, and speculate on how the war will end in Ukraine.

June 30, 2022

Listen: Fighting Back Against a Reactionary Court

After Dobbs, Linda Hirshman joins The Time of Monsters to discuss the legal battles to come.

June 29, 2022

Listen: Sarah Posner on White Evangelicals and the January 6 Insurrection, Plus Joan Walsh on Sex Ed

On this week’s episode of Start Making Sense, discussions on religion’s role in the riots and the “parental rights” movement.

June 23, 2022
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