Ad Policy

Fernanda Melchor’s Dark Morality Plays

In her third novel, Melchor turns her allegorical powers in an even more explicitly political direction.

Nicolás Medina Mora

Society

The Biden Administration Needs to Act Like a Blue State

California, Oregon, and Washington are taking more action to protect abortion rights than the federal government.

Sasha Abramsky
Political Figures

Joe Biden Is Not the Fighter America Needs

The president loves the system far too much to fix it.

Jeet Heer
Culture

Top 15 4th of July Songs

These songs make clear what’s special about the US while highlighting the enormous amount of work that still needs to be done.  

Peter Rothberg

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Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization

Protest after the Dobbs decision

48 Hours on the Abortion Hotline After “Roe” Fell

By Friday afternoon, nine states were enforcing total bans on abortion. The volunteers who connect people seeking abortion to resources heard a wave of desperation from callers.

Amy Littlefield

The Supreme Court Took the Most Extreme Course Possible

In overturning Roe v. Wade, the conservative majority embraced a vision of the United States as a country by and for white men.

Elie Mystal

“I Called Jane” for a Pre-“Roe” Illegal Abortion

No woman should have to go through what I went through, and no woman should have to overcome barriers to obtain a safe abortion.

Carol Chapman

Politics

Protests Continue Across Country In Wake Of Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade

The Biden Administration Needs to Act Like a Blue State

California, Oregon, and Washington are taking more action to protect abortion rights than the federal government.

Sasha Abramsky
March for Our Lives

Militarizing Schools Isn’t the Answer to Gun Violence

We’ll soon graduate a generation of young people who may have trouble reading and writing and adding but will be experts at ducking and covering.

William Astore
Abortion Protest

What Young People Face Without “Roe”

With power in the hands of the states after Dobbs v. Jackson, college students are ready to continue the decades-long fight for abortion rights.

Sofia Andrade

Culture

Elif Batuman Answers Our Burning Questions About the State of the Novel

Elif Batuman Answers Our Burning Questions About the State of the Novel

A conversation about her new book Either/Or, the limits of aesthetic life, and much more. 

Najwa Jamal
How Paula Rego's Abortion Pictures Changed the Conversation

How Paula Rego's Abortion Pictures Changed the Conversation

When well-meaning critics described her subjects as downtrodden, Rego shot back, “These women are not victims.”

Margaret Spillane
The Brutal Verisimilitude of “The Northman”

The Brutal Verisimilitude of “The Northman”

Robert Eggers’s latest work, a Viking epic, pushes his obsessive and detail-oriented filmmaking to its limit. 

Erin Schwartz

World

A woman in a suit at a microphone

After the G7 Summit, Germany’s Climate Envoy Says Rich Countries Are Still Falling Short

Jennifer Morgan is candid: G7 countries need to do more to halt the climate emergency and address the spike in world hunger. 

Mark Hertsgaard
A crow of people in formalwear stands with fists raised.

France Rediscovers Parliamentary Politics

Emmanuel Macron’s centrist coalition would rather look for allies on the far right than on the left. 

Harrison Stetler
Charred schoolwork after a Russian bomb attack in Kyiv

How Will the War in Ukraine End?

If you’re betting on a democratic Russia anytime soon, you’d better hope peacefully.

Rajan Menon

Watch and Listen

Listen: Fighting Back Against a Reactionary Court

After Dobbs, Linda Hirshman joins The Time of Monsters to discuss the legal battles to come.

June 29, 2022

Listen: Sarah Posner on White Evangelicals and the January 6 Insurrection, Plus Joan Walsh on Sex Ed

On this week’s episode of Start Making Sense, discussions on religion’s role in the riots and the “parental rights” movement.

June 23, 2022

Listen: What the January 6 Hearings Achieved

Greg Sargent joins The Time of Monsters to discuss what we've learned from Trump’s crimes.

June 22, 2022
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