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The Supreme Court Is Ready to Take Down More of the Voting Rights Act

Make no mistake: The racist redistricting map preferred by Alabama Republicans will win the day. But how the court gets to that decision is an open and important matter.

Elie Mystal

Mahsa Amini and the Women of Iran

Twenty-two-year-old Mahsa Amini died in police custody after being arrested by the “morality police” for improperly wearing a hijab. Her murder sparkled an ongoing series of protests in Iran and around the world.

Andrea Arroyo, Nasrin Sheykhi and Emanuele Del Rosso
Film

How the Police Became an Occupying Army

Riotsville, U.S.A. documents the origins and rise of what the activist George Jackson called the “the corporate-military-police complex.”

Yasmina Price
Supreme Court

The Supreme Court’s Majority Reconvenes Its Assault on Democracy

The six-justice, right-wing majority is using a self-selected docket of cases to advance minority rule.

Katrina vanden Heuvel

Fall Books

I.B. Singer’s Language of Everyday Life

I.B. Singer’s Language of Everyday Life

By choosing to write in Yiddish rather than Hebrew, the young Singer declared his allegiance to the here and now rather than a biblical past or a Zionist future.

Adam Kirsch

Has Labor Become More or Less Powerful Over the Last Two Decades?

Neither Aaron Benanav’s Automation and the Future of Work nor Sarah Jaffe’s Work Won’t Love You Back was written with the pandemic in mind but together they serve as an indispensable guide to the broader dynamics of work in the contemporary moment.

Alyssa Battistoni

The Mixtapes of Hua Hsu

In his new memoir, Stay True, the New Yorker critic offers a coming-of-age story that doubles as a tale about friendship, music, and the politics of knowing oneself.

Summer Kim Lee

Politics

Janai Nelson of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund outside the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court Is Ready to Take Down More of the Voting Rights Act

Make no mistake: The racist redistricting map preferred by Alabama Republicans will win the day. But how the court gets to that decision is an open and important matter.

Elie Mystal
Hyde Reminds Us That Abortion Is an Economic Justice Issue

Hyde Reminds Us That Abortion Is an Economic Justice Issue

On the 46th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, 2022 midterm candidates would do well to remember that abortion is an economic justice issue.

Atima Omara
What We Can Learn From Watergate

What We Can Learn From Watergate

Fifty years ago, we tried to make the presidency more accountable. It wasn’t enough to secure democracy.

Robert L. Borosage

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Culture

Riotsville, U.S.A

How the Police Became an Occupying Army

Riotsville, U.S.A. documents the origins and rise of what the activist George Jackson called the “the corporate-military-police complex.”

Yasmina Price
Thulani Davis’s Freedom Visions

Thulani Davis’s Freedom Visions

Her new history of the Civil War and Reconstruction examines the ways in which Black Americans formed networks of self-reliance in their pursuit of emancipation.

Elias Rodriques
Pankaj Mishra’s Novel of Intellectuals and Influencers

Pankaj Mishra’s Novel of Intellectuals and Influencers

Mishra’s first work of fiction in over a decade examines how ideas circulate in an age of social media and “ideas festivals.”

Jennifer Wilson

World

Mahsa Amini and the Women of Iran

Mahsa Amini and the Women of Iran

Twenty-two-year-old Mahsa Amini died in police custody after being arrested by the “morality police” for improperly wearing a hijab. Her murder sparkled an ongoing series of protests in Iran and around the world.

Andrea Arroyo, Nasrin Sheykhi and Emanuele Del Rosso
The Chinese national flag flies in front of the Wangfujing Catholic Church

The Vatican’s Disgraceful China Deal Ought to End

By renewing a secretive agreement with Beijing, the Vatican is dangerously close to being complicit in the Chinese government’s deepening rights abuses.

Maya Wang
Is There a Future for Russian Independent Media?

Is There a Future for Russian Independent Media?

The press in Russia has been operating under slow but constant erosion during the entirety of Putin’s watch.

Alyona Minkovski and Alina Spatz

Watch and Listen

Listen: Can Democrats Hold the Senate? Plus: Ken Burns’s “The U.S. and the Holocaust"

On this week’s episode of the Start Making Sense podcast, John Nichols comments on the future of the Senate, and David Nasaw reviews a new documentary.

September 29, 2022

Listen: Bhaskar Sunkara on Bernie in 2024, Plus Chris Lehmann on the “Brooks Brothers Riot”

On this week’s episode of Start Making Sense, The Nation’s president and its D.C. Bureau chief join the podcast for discussions on the democratic presidential bid and a Republican riot that preceded the Capitol insurrection by two decades.

September 22, 2022

Listen: Chris Lehmann on Ron DeSantis Using Migrants as Pawns

On this week’s episode of The Time of Monsters, a discussion of how the GOP’s immigration gambit might boomerang. 

September 21, 2022
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