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Trump Didn’t Bring Down Liz Cheney—Her Conservative White Base Did

Cheney, like her father, spent a lifetime feeding the rage of right-wing Republicans. Now they’ve turned on her.

Elie Mystal

Books and Ideas

Salman Rushdie Joins Indian Writers on 75 Years of Independence

Shortly before he was attacked, Rushdie joined with dozens of Indian literary artists to lament the rise of Hindu nationalism and the fragile state of the country's democracy.

Pranay Somayajula
Health and Disease

Stop Telling Americans That They’re “Tired of Covid”

Shifting responsibility for the pandemic onto individuals is bad policy—and risks becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy of doom.

Martha Lincoln
World Leaders

Why Walden Bello’s Arrest and Detention for Cyberlibel Demands Attention

The charge is a brazen case of weaponing the law against critics.

Walden Bello

Culture

How Eco-Fiction Became Realer Than Realism

How Eco-Fiction Became Realer Than Realism

Encompassing everything from the ecosystems novel to sci-fi, a growing body of literature is imagining and interrogating the past, present, and future of the planet's climate.

Lynne Feeley
The Broken College Ranking System

The Broken College Ranking System

A fairer rankings system would highlight universities like Georgia State and CUNY, whose mission is to help students from poor families enter the middle class, rather than fixating on institutions like Yale and Princeton, which burnish the prone-to-success credentials of their students.

David Kirp
Some Day We Shall Remember Exile

The Building Blocks of History

A conversation with Richard Cohen about Making History, his lively defense of narrative history, and the lived experience that informs historical writing.

Walker Mimms

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Politics

In July, President Biden appears and smiles at the White House after testing negative for Covid-19

Stop Telling Americans That They’re “Tired of Covid”

Shifting responsibility for the pandemic onto individuals is bad policy—and risks becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy of doom.

Martha Lincoln
Trump Didn’t Bring Down Liz Cheney—Her Conservative White Base Did

Trump Didn’t Bring Down Liz Cheney—Her Conservative White Base Did

Cheney, like her father, spent a lifetime feeding the rage of right-wing Republicans. Now they’ve turned on her.

Elie Mystal
Salman Rushdie walks free before a media conference in Islington, North London, in 1998

The Left Has a Responsibility to Side With Salman Rushdie

Religious extremism is always dangerous, no matter the source.

Katha Pollitt

World

A newspaper in Nairobi announces deputy president William Ruto as the new president of Kenya.

The Kenyan Kakistocracy

What are we supposed to do when the electoral system consistently yields terrible candidates?

Nanjala Nyabola
Residents of Jean-Rabel sit on sacks of food from the World Food Program.

The OAS Admits Culpability in the Destruction of Haiti

The tragedy is that given the condition in which international rule has left the country, Haiti simply cannot solve its problems alone.

Amy Wilentz
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks in front a sign that reads,

The Bloody Money Trail From the Qatar World Cup to the LA Olympics

Qatar is a human rights nightmare, but LA power brokers preparing for the 2028 Olympics don’t seem to care.

Dave Zirin and Jules Boykoff

Watch and Listen

Listen: Pramila Jayapal on Going From Banker to Organizer, and Eric Foner on the Right to Vote

On this week’s episode of the Start Making Sense podcast, the representative and the historian join us to discuss politics and history.

August 4, 2022

Listen: Liz Cheney in the Wyoming Primaries and White Supremacy in Southern California

On this week’s episode of Start Making Sense, writers John Nichols and Gustavo Arellano join to discuss the upcoming election in Wyoming and a history of the right wing in Orange County.

August 11, 2022

Watch: No Safe Place to Hide

A video response to NYC’s nuclear PSA. Have we forgotten?

August 3, 2022
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