Ad Policy

The Pandemic Revealed America’s Deeper Sickness

How the pandemic seeded new Astroturf for the right.

Nina Burleigh

Campaign Finance

The Supreme Court Just Streamlined the Process for Bribing Senators

Ted Cruz manufactured a case to upend anti-corruption provisions, and it worked.

John Nichols
Environment

The Sea According to Rachel Carson

Her first three books were odes to the world’s bodies of water and their creative power over all life forms.

Hannah Gold
Environment

Biden’s Potential Next Climate Adviser Has Ties to Big Oil

Deputy adviser Ali Zaidi spent the Trump years at law firms that represented fossil fuel companies and private equity giants profiteering from the climate crisis.

Aída Chávez
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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

Democrats Must Become As Brave and Righteous as Abortion-Clinic Escorts

To win back abortion rights, Democrats need to learn how to fight the moral battle being waged by anti-abortion theocrats—something clinic escorts do every day.

Elie Mystal

Politics

The Supreme Court Just Streamlined the Process for Bribing Senators

The Supreme Court Just Streamlined the Process for Bribing Senators

Ted Cruz manufactured a case to upend anti-corruption provisions, and it worked.

John Nichols
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Biden’s Potential Next Climate Adviser Has Ties to Big Oil

Deputy adviser Ali Zaidi spent the Trump years at law firms that represented fossil fuel companies and private equity giants profiteering from the climate crisis.

Aída Chávez
The War on the Progressive Wing of the Democratic Party

The War on the Progressive Wing of the Democratic Party

Corporate interests are coming for the millions of progressive voters who joined with the center left to elect Joe Biden and a Democratic Congress.

Jeff Weaver

Culture

Stormy Sea Breaking on a Shore, by J.M.W. Turner

The Sea According to Rachel Carson

Her first three books were odes to the world’s bodies of water and their creative power over all life forms.

Hannah Gold
British colonials

The British Empire’s Worldwide Devastation

Caroline Elkins’s new history of the British Empire is a damning account of its violent crimes against its subjects. 

Howard W. French
Florine Stettheimer, Insider Artist

Florine Stettheimer, Insider Artist

Barbara Bloemink’s biography paints a complicated picture of an artist whose work both celebrated and critiqued the upper echelons of early-20th-century cultural life.

Max Pearl

World

After Shireen Abu Akleh’s Killing: Israel’s Propaganda Machine Ramps Up

After Shireen Abu Akleh’s Killing: Israel’s Propaganda Machine Ramps Up

The Israeli response to the murder of the beloved journalist has been woefully predictable—a combination of denying, lying, and obfuscating.

James Zogby
Ukainian refugees

Endless War in Ukraine Hurts National and Global Security

It is vital to step back from the emotions stirred by this conflict and assess our real security priorities.

Katrina vanden Heuvel
An injured resident of Togoga

There’s Genocide in Tigray, but Nobody’s Talking About it

The reasons range from Internet shutdowns to just pure racism.

David Volodzko

Watch and Listen

Listen: David Dennis Jr. on the Movement That Made Us

Author David Dennis joins the show to talk about his new book, The Movement Made Us.

May 9, 2022

Listen: Rebecca Solnit on How People Change and Why We Care

On this week’s episode of Start Making Sense, we have discussions on forgiveness and the American Revolution.

May 4, 2022

Listen: Jane McAlevey on Amazon Workers' Next Big Battles and Margo Jefferson on "Constructing a Nervous System"

On this week's podcast, we discuss what the Amazon workers have to do next—and how they should do it.   

April 21, 2022
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