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Pro-Life Charity Comes With a Catch

Anti-choice organizations claim they’ll provide help to pregnant women in a post-Roe world. Where have they been?

Katha Pollitt

Politics

Fighting for Fair Representation in North Carolina

District maps approved by the Republican-dominated state legislature disadvantage black communities. Locals are trying to change that before the next Census.

Khalil Abdullah
Cultural Criticism and Analysis

Terry Teachout and the Last of the Conservative Critics

He was a generation younger than Joan Didion and her cohort of critics who got their start at National Review. With his death, their strain of criticism seems not only rare but perhaps extinct.

Jeet Heer
Housing and Homelessness

What We Owe People Experiencing Homelessness in the US

Much of the foundational data about Covid-19 came from people without housing and those who work with them.

Joshua Barocas
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Politics

President Joe Biden

Biden Asks the Best Question: “What Are Republicans For?”

At his press conference, the president tried to get the media to examine the GOP as intensely as they grilled him about his poll numbers and inflation troubles. It’s unlikely to work.

Joan Walsh
Pro-Life Demonstrators Face Pro-Choice Demonstrators

Pro-Life Charity Comes With a Catch

Anti-choice organizations claim they’ll provide help to pregnant women in a post-Roe world. Where have they been?

Katha Pollitt
Fighting for Fair Representation in North Carolina

Fighting for Fair Representation in North Carolina

District maps approved by the Republican-dominated state legislature disadvantage black communities. Locals are trying to change that before the next Census.

Khalil Abdullah

Culture

Terry Teachout and the Last of the Conservative Critics

Terry Teachout and the Last of the Conservative Critics

He was a generation younger than Joan Didion and her cohort of critics who got their start at National Review. With his death, their strain of criticism seems not only rare but perhaps extinct.

Jeet Heer
Lessons From Louise Glück

Lessons From Louise Glück

A conversation with the poet and Nobel laureate about her career, teaching, her next book, and more.

Sam Huber
Author Kathy Acker

Strange and Intimate Encounters With Kathy Acker

In Philosophy for Spiders, McKenzie Wark revisits Acker’s work to fashion a different kind of literary theory—one more personal and erotic.

Alyse Burnside

World

Akwasi Frimpong

Akwasi Frimpong’s Struggle to Represent Africa at the Winter Olympics

The IOC bureaucracy should let the skeleton competitor claim his rightful place at the Beijing Games.

Dave Zirin and Jules Boykoff
Drone Strikes

Automated Warfare Is Nothing New

It didn’t just start with drones—and it won’t stop with them.

Rebecca Gordon
Detainees at Guantanamo Bay

Guantánamo Is Still “a Black Hole of Secrecy”

Twenty years have passed since the first prisoners landed blindfolded in orange jumpsuits and were caged in the US-run enclave—and press restrictions at Gitmo are only getting worse

Clair MacDougall

Watch and Listen

Listen: Eric Dickerson Brings the Smoke

We talk to NFL great Eric Dickerson about his new book.

January 18, 2022

Listen: Beto Can Win

Steve Phillips on Texas, plus Dave Lindorff on atom spies.

January 13, 2022

Listen: What Do the 1984 Olympics Teach Us? 

Sports Illustrated’s L. Jon Wertheim joins the show to talk about his new book.

January 11, 2022
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