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The Strange Thrills of “The Crown”

While the infighting and personal lives of the British royals is boring, their desperate struggle to protect the monarchy makes for fine television. 

Gary Younge


Republicans Are Trapped by Their Party’s Anti-Abortion Extremism

Riled up anti-choice activists ensure that the fight over abortion will continue to dominate elections.

Jeet Heer

“Restore Roe” Is Not the Answer to the Abortion Access Crisis

We deserve better than the return of a law that never worked for everyone.

Mary Drummer
LGBTQ Activism

I’m the Proud Dad of a Drag Queen—and I Want a Better World for My Kid

Why are many thoughtful, well-educated people so ready to lump drag queens, nonbinary, and transgender people in a single rejectable category?

Ira Chernus

Remembering Victor Navasky

Victor Navasky in 1962.

Victor Navasky: An Avatar of the American Left, 1932–2023

Editor of The Nation, 1978–1995; editorial director and publisher, 1995–2005.

Kai Bird

One “Nation" Under Victor

Remembering Victor S. Navasky.

Katrina vanden Heuvel

Victor Navasky, Who Saved “The Nation,” Tried to Save the World

A brief note on a 40-year apprenticeship.

D.D. Guttenplan


The Anxious Influences of Netflix’s “White Noise”

The Anxious Influences of Netflix’s “White Noise”

What has Noah Baumbach wrought in his adaptation of the 1985 postmodern novel?

Vikram Murthi
US radio talk show host and conservative political commentator Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh’s Toxic Legacy

The more unpleasant side of Limbaugh does not appear in his new posthumous bookbut it is hard to not think about its influence.

Nathan Robinson
Then–Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama in Mitchell, S.D.

What Does It Take to Win?

In his new history of American politics, Timothy Shenk examines the past and future of political realignments.

Kim Phillips-Fein


Does Kathy Hochul Really Want to Go Down With Hector LaSalle’s Sinking Ship?

Does Kathy Hochul Really Want to Go Down With Hector LaSalle’s Sinking Ship?

The governor’s stubborn embrace of her pick for chief judge has already revealed some troubling truths about her political instincts—and beliefs.

Elie Mystal
Did Twitter Let Trump Post His Way Into a Coup?

Did Twitter Let Trump Post His Way Into a Coup?

The January 6 report omits the committee’s own analysis of the role social media played in the insurrection at the US Capitol.

Chris Lehmann
Respect For Marriage Act

Is the Respect for Marriage Act a Win for the Right?

While the legislation was intended as a buttress against Republican attacks on LGBTQ+ rights, activists have criticized the RFMA for including religious liberty exemptions.

Theia Chatelle


The Department of Defense Has Delivered Another Massive Intelligence Failure

The Department of Defense Has Delivered Another Massive Intelligence Failure

Chinese emissions represent at least as great a threat to US security as the multitude of weapons enumerated in the Pentagon’s 2022 report—so why was it not addressed?

Michael T. Klare
Argentina World Cup celebration

Argentina’s World Cup Hangover

After its thrilling victory on the world stage, the nation of Maradona and Messi gazes into the political abyss.

Jacob Sugarman
Supporters of far-right former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro storm the capital

Brazil’s Shocking—but Not Surprising—Attempted Coup

The attacks in Brasilia failed, but Bolsonaro’s supporters are not going to go away quietly.

Michael Fox

Watch and Listen

Listen: The Perversity of Moderate Democrats

On this episode of The Time of Monsters, we speak to Alexander Sammon about Kathy Hochul and Jeffrey Zients.

January 25, 2023

Listen: Kendrick Perkins on Biography, Basketball, and Black History

On this week’s episode of the Edge of Sports podcast, we speak to 14-year NBA veteran and basketball analyst Kendrick Perkins about his new autobiography.

January 23, 2023

Listen: Abortion Rights Battles Return in the 2023 Elections, Plus Wages at Walmart

On this week’s episode of Start Making Sense, John Nichols discusses politics and Rick Wartzman comments on America’s biggest employer.

January 19, 2023

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