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NPR’s Nina Totenberg, Friend of the Reactionary Court

How the supposedly liberal media protected a right-wing Supreme Court.

Jeet Heer

Politics

Trump’s Hate-Fest in North Carolina Reflects His Hold on the GOP Base

More than half of all Americans now believe Donald Trump has threatened democracy. But he clearly remains the favorite for the GOP presidential nomination.

Joan Walsh
Media

Preserving the Memory of Murdered Journalists in Mexico

Family members of assassinated media workers in Veracruz have formed a network to honor their relatives’ work and to care for one another.

Liliana Frankel
National Security

Do Presidents Have a Right to Secrecy?

Trump’s refusal to share information has been part and parcel of the Washington scene for far longer than the current moment.

Karen J. Greenberg

Celebrating Latinx Heritage Month

The Latinx Future Will Not Look Like the Latinx Past

The Latinx Future Will Not Look Like the Latinx Past

My generation is more outspoken—about inequality, assimilation, racism, and more—than those that came before.

Luis Manuel Diaz and Magnum Foundation

The Problem With Latinidad

A growing community of young, black, and indigenous people are questioning the very identity underpinning Hispanic Heritage Month.

Miguel Salazar

Are Latino Voters Actually Fleeing the Democratic Party?

In Texas, unapologetically progressive Latinx candidates saw victories across the state, contradicting the claims of an exodus from the Democratic Party.

Steve Phillips

Culture

The Searching Poetry of Safia Elhillo

The Searching Poetry of Safia Elhillo

Her two poetry collections are rich with images of homeland, movement, history, and the future.

Yasmine Seale
A Poet Confronts the Violent History of El Salvador

A Poet Confronts the Violent History of El Salvador

Christopher Soto’s Diaries of a Terrorist grapples with the the security ideology that shapes the Americas through poems that explore activism and resistance. 

Danielle Mackey
Imani Perry’s Capacious History of the South

Imani Perry’s Capacious History of the South

While the South is often dismissed as a region catching up to the rest of the country, Perry’s new book demonstrates why it has always been the key to defining the promise and limits of American democracy.

Robert Greene II

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Politics

Let’s Talk About Ron DeSantis’s

Let’s Talk About Ron DeSantis’s "Reason" for Kidnapping Migrants

The media has done a poor job of questioning the Florida governor, but the few explanations he’s given are shocking.

Elie Mystal
NPR Supreme Court reporter Nina Totenberg wears a face mask with depictions of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

NPR’s Nina Totenberg, Friend of the Reactionary Court

How the supposedly liberal media protected a right-wing Supreme Court.

Jeet Heer
Kevin Seefried poses in the Senate

The Most Painful Episode of the January 6 Insurrection

…was watching Confederates take the Capitol. As the hearings resume, a Florida man reflects on his enemies—and ours.

Stephen Berry

World

Framed photo of murdered journalist and a camera on top of a coffin.

Preserving the Memory of Murdered Journalists in Mexico

Family members of assassinated media workers in Veracruz have formed a network to honor their relatives’ work and to care for one another.

Liliana Frankel
Votes inside a box that reads 'constitutional referendum' in Portuguese.

The "Rechazo"—Why Chileans Rejected a New Constitution

An insider’s account by a member of the Chilean Constitutional Convention.

Patricio Fernández
anti-Putin placard

The Russian Military’s Ineptitude Almost Rivals Our Own

Putin’s plunge into Ukraine confirms that he learned nothing from the folly of post-9/11 US military policy.

Andrew J. Bacevich

Watch and Listen

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

Listen: Playing Through Fire: Athletes in an Age of Reaction

On this week’s episode of the Edge of Sports podcast, a talk about the role of the athlete during times of political upheaval.

September 9, 2022

Listen: Amy Littlefield on How Abortion Rights Triumphed in Kansas, Plus Barbara Ehrenreich Remembered

On this week’s episode of the Start Making Sense podcast, on-the-ground reporting from Kansas and an interview with the late Barbara Ehrenreich.

September 8, 2022
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