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Don’t Reform the Courts. Disempower Them.

The Supreme Court’s extreme anti-worker decision calls for a radical response.

Jeet Heer

Gender and Sexuality

“T4T” Has Become a Deeply Vital Term to Trans People. Here’s Why.

This abbreviation of “trans for trans” has evolved into a shorthand for a trans-centric politics of care, love, and solidarity.

Jake Hall
Supreme Court

This Is Not the End of the Supreme Court’s War on Labor

With Glacier, eight justices sabotaged the most powerful weapon unions have: the strike.

Elie Mystal
Internet and New Media

Truth in the Age of the Deepfake

Could our interest in true-crime podcasts and celebrity biopics be telling us something about our collective discomfort with faking it?

Marianela D’Aprile


Joe Biden delivers remarks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House

There’s Never a Debt Ceiling for the Military-Industrial Complex

While the Biden-McCarthy deal denies food to hungry people, it increases Pentagon spending by tens of billions.

John Nichols
American 100 Dollar Bills Above U.S. Capitol

Democrats Settled for a Raw Deal

Biden’s concession to the House Freedom Caucus on the debt ceiling is nothing to celebrate.

Chris Lehmann
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

If Ken Paxton’s Staff Can Do It, Why Can’t Dianne Feinstein’s?

The Texas attorney general was impeached because his staff had the courage to sound the alarm about their boss. When will the senator’s staff be brave enough to do the same?

Elie Mystal


Katherine Dunn’s Counterculture Parables

Katherine Dunn’s Counterculture Parables

Dunn’s books are often described as cult classics, which fits not only in the sense that they inspire devotion but also in the sense that cults of personality always appear in them.

Nora Caplan-Bricker
Jeremy Strong in the finale of “Succession.”

The Janus-Faced End of “Succession”

At once cruel and compassionate, the finale of the much-loved HBO show revels in the space between tragedy and comedy.

Vikram Murthi
Michelle Williams and Hong Chau in “Showing Up.”

Kelly Reichardt’s Cinema of Class Conflict

In her latest film, Showing Up, she continues a career-long project of examining the bitter resentments produced by inequality. 

Alex Kong


Can the British Labour Party Win Power Without a Left Wing?

Can the British Labour Party Win Power Without a Left Wing?

Despite being far ahead of the ruling Conservatives in the polls, Labour’s leadership seems determined to purge its way to electability.

Rachel Shabi
Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia, permanent representative of Russian Federation to the United Nations, and Ambassador Zhang Jun, permanent representative of China to the UN, engage in conversation during the UN Security Council meeting on Nord Stream pipeline explosions at the UN Headquarters on February 21, 2023, in New York City.

The Diplomatic Wins at the Heart of China’s Ascendancy

Its diplomatic feat of restoring relations in the Middle East reflects less its position as a rising power than the startling decline of American regional credibility.

Juan Cole
Rachid Ghanhouchi leaves a meeting with Tunisia's anti-terrorism prosecutor in Tunis last November.

The Throttling of Tunisian Democracy

Rachid Ghannouchi’s unjust imprisonment is an ominous sign for the enemies of despotism. 

John Keane

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