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Why Racists (and Liberals!) Keep Writing for Quillette

The online magazine of the “intellectual dark web” is repackaging discredited race science.

Donna Minkowitz

War on Terror

US Soldiers Are Carrying the Hidden Trauma of Our Endless Wars

Mental health specialists have long recognized the deep emotional trauma of war. When will the US military?

Arnold Isaacs

A Queer Love Story That Does Away With the Male Gaze

Set in 18th-century France, Céline Sciamma’s new film Portrait of a Lady on Fire finds a new way to chronicle a queer romance. 

Kristen Yoonsoo Kim

How the Dems Can Win in 2020: Lessons of the Virginia Victories

Joan Walsh on politics, Jeet Heer on Trump and war crimes, and Bryce Covert on strikes.

Start Making Sense and Jon Wiener
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How I Won a Florida Swing Seat as a Proud Abortion-Rights Supporter

Consultants advised me not to talk about my work for Planned Parenthood. But I didn’t want to win an election if I could not be myself, and supporting reproductive freedom is foundational to who I am.

Anna Eskamani

How the Next President Can Expand Reproductive Freedom

From remaking the judiciary to repealing Hyde to removing the global gag rule, Trump’s successor has their work cut out for them.

Ilyse Hogue

Trump’s Cover-Up Is Fully and Necessarily Impeachable

Constitutional scholars tell the House Judiciary Committee that obstructing the impeachment inquiry is totally impeachable.

John Nichols

special issue: the new politics of abortion

What Does Reproductive Justice Activism Look Like As Clinics Close?

As abortion access in Ohio erodes, reproductive justice groups are bringing new activists to the fight.

Dani McClain

The Pro-Choice Movement Has Won the Culture War

Abortion has never been less taboo than it is today.

Moira Donegan

How Abortion Funds Showed America That ‘Roe’ Is Not Enough

The movement for abortion access—not just rights—has arrived, and it’s winning fights across the country.

Amy Littlefield


France Debates Single Women’s and Lesbians’ Access to IVF

This is not just a fight about individual rights. It is a challenge to the patriarchal conception of the family unit.

Isabel Kaplan

India: Intimations of an Ending

The rise of Modi and the Hindu far right.

Arundhati Roy

With American Help, Lebanon Once Again Nears the Abyss

Lebanon needs change. The people demand it and even some of the leaders know it. But US involvement threatens that possibility.

Charles Glass

From the Magazine


Reproductive Rights

Anti-Abortion Extremism Goes Full Psycho

An Ohio House bill would require doctors to perform a procedure that is medically impossible—or face murder charges. Other bills just as nutty are being enacted across the country.

Sasha Abramsky

The New politics of abortion

Police and Law Enforcement

Meet the Prosecutors Resisting America’s Frightening New Abortion Bans

A group of progressive attorneys is refusing to enforce new abortion laws. But in a legal landscape so hostile to choice, is deliberate inaction enough?

Cynthia Greenlee


Revolution & #Resistance: The Life and Times of Lauren Duca

She wants to lead a youth movement, but her first book says more about a media ecosystem that helped produce her than radical action.

Haley Mlotek

Is the ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Sequel Anything but Fan Service?

Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments is caught between grappling with the politics of the moment and the politics of television success.

Sarah Jones

The Flaunting Sweetness of ‘It’s a Wonderful Day in the Neighborhood’

On Marielle Heller’s Mr. Rogers biopic, Todd Haynes’s tale of corporate malfeasance, and more.

Stuart Klawans

Watch and Listen

Listen: Talking to Legendary Olympic Sprinter and Activist Wyomia Tyus

The legendary Wyomia Tyus joins the show to talk about her book, Tigerbelle: The Wyomia Tyus Story.

November 19, 2019

Listen: Bernie Sanders Is Changing Progressive Politics

In an exclusive interview, the senator talks about how the movement he helped foster is now so much bigger than just him.

November 19, 2019

View: More Than a Wall: Photos of 30 Years of Life Along the US-Mexico Border

Successive US administrations have sought to turn the borderlands into a land of death—but these photos prove it is very much a land of the living.

September 12, 2019

Migrant Voices

‘We Are So Much More Than Victims’

Batool was just a teenager when the Syrian civil war broke out. After living through the worst of the fighting and years in exile, she’s making a new life in Berkeley.
John Washington
The borders of our world cut not only across international boundaries, they also increasingly stretch deeply into the interior of nations—into our homes, cities, communities, courts, and everyday interactions. Citizenship status, visa status, vulnerability to deportation—these are just a few of the dividing lines increasingly separating our country into different… Continue Reading >


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Take Action Now: Stop the EPA’s Assault on Our Natural Resources

Tell Congress to ban toxic pesticides and support lawyers tackling EPA rollbacks, plus call on the Senate to hold a fair impeachment trial.

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