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Virginie Despentes’s Philosophy of Rage

Her manifesto King Kong Theory presents a seductive yet contradictory vision of feminism.

Dilara O’Neil

Sports

Texas Slams the Door on Trans Kids’ Playing Sports

In an abhorrent vote, the Texas legislature reaffirms its position as a reactionary body whose guiding ethos is cruelty.

Dave Zirin
Politics

Why Won’t New York’s Top Democrats Back the Democratic Nominee for Mayor of Buffalo?

India Walton inspired a grassroots movement that won the Democratic primary. But the state party refuses to endorse her, and so does Governor Hochul.

John Nichols
Democrats

Why Isn’t Steve Bannon in Jail? Ask the Democrats.

Bannon’s refusal to appear before the January 6 Select Committee is a clear case of contempt of Congress, but Democrats aren’t bringing their full power against him.

Elie Mystal
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Politics

Trump's Coup Attempt Is Far From Finished

Trump's Coup Attempt Is Far From Finished

Trump is preparing to run in 2024, but a new Senate report detailing his sedition gives officials the evidence they need to disqualify him from completing the coup.

John Nichols
Fossil Fuels Democratic Agenda

The Fossil Fuel Industry Is Holding Up the Democratic Agenda

Party leaders are caving to corporate pressure and ceding ground on an already dangerously low budget proposal.

Aída Chávez
Democrats Are Ready to Abandon Black Voters, Again

Democrats Are Ready to Abandon Black Voters, Again

The data scientist David Shor is urging Democrats to dump their racial justice message if they want to maintain any power. That’s a terrible idea.

Elie Mystal

World

Drone Strikes

Will We Remember the Victims of the Kabul Drone Strike?

For 20 years, the War on Terror has brought death and destruction to countless countries. Will we remember the victims?

Nick Turse
Kier Starmer

Britain’s Labour Party Is Still Missing in Action

On the heels of its party conference, the Labour Party seems as far from power as ever.

Bhaskar Sunkara
Pandora Papers

There Are No Borders for the Rich

For the ruling class, the nation-state is an indispensable fiction.

Atossa Araxia Abrahamian and The Nation

fall books 2021

Sally Rooney’s Fiction for End Times

Sally Rooney’s Fiction for End Times

In her third novel, Rooney does more than just respond to critics; she surveys the wreckage of modern life.

Tony Tulathimutte

The Expansive Feminism of Jacqueline Rose

Rose’s latest book, On Violence and On Violence Against Women, is a rigorous and capacious study of contemporary gender politics and solidarity.

Cora Currier

Was Jimmy Carter an Outlier?

Politicians say things to get elected and then, once in office, do otherwise; that’s politics. But Carter demanded that we grade him on a curve.

Rick Perlstein

Culture

New York City’s State of Permanent Crisis

New York City’s State of Permanent Crisis

How New Yorkers trying to ward off catastrophe paved the road to the privatized city.

Nick Juravich
The Unsure State of Asian America

The Unsure State of Asian America

A conversation with Jay Caspian Kang about how the term “Asian American” became “mostly meaningless.”

Rosemarie Ho
Virginie Despentes’s Philosophy of Rage

Virginie Despentes’s Philosophy of Rage

Her manifesto King Kong Theory presents a seductive yet contradictory vision of feminism.

Dilara O’Neil

Watch and Listen

Listen: America’s Lunatics: Katha Pollitt

Plus John Powers on Percival Everett’s Emmett Till novel.

October 7, 2021

Listen: The NBA’s Vaccine Conundrum

There is a vaccine war underway, and it’s not clear who will win.

October 5, 2021

Listen: How Mosques Became FBI Targets After 9/11

Ahilan Arulanantham on state secrets, plus Amy Wilentz on The Chair.

September 16, 2021
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