Ad Policy

Buckminster Fuller’s Hall of Mirrors

Alec Nevala-Lee’s new biography assesses the complicated legacy of an architect better known for his image than his work.

Daniel Luis Martinez

Racism and Discrimination

You Cannot Stop Us From Proclaiming “I, Too, Am America”

Watching Tyre Nichols sent home too soon, by the mean and the murderous.

Maya Wiley
Economic Policy

The GOP’s Phony Class War

Racist resentment plus plutocratic economics don’t equal a “working-class party.”

Jeet Heer
Politics

Kari Lake May Have Committed a Felony

In an election-denying tweet, Lake posted the signatures of 16 Arizona voters. It’s a violation not only of their privacy but also of state law.

Sasha Abramsky

Culture

Ginza at Night by Franklin McMahon

A Translator in Tokyo, or: A Language Love Story

Polly Barton’s memoir Fifty Sounds documents the intimacy of the act of translation and the process of learning a new language.

Max Norman
Love in the Time of Chatbots

Love in the Time of Chatbots

Will dating as we know it change with the rise of AI? A recent book argues that it already has.

Zachary Fine
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

Politics

Ilhan Omar Will Not Be Silenced

Ilhan Omar Will Not Be Silenced

The GOP’s decision to remove Omar from her most cherished committee was petty and cruel—but she’s not going anywhere.

John Nichols
Today's GOP Is the Totalitarian Force It Claims to Oppose

Today's GOP Is the Totalitarian Force It Claims to Oppose

The right’s intrusion into private life is exactly the characteristic of modern authoritarianism decried by 20th-century conservatives.

Chris Lehmann
US special forces group conducting weapons training

War Racketeers Won’t Reform Themselves

Isn’t it time to hold Congress truly responsible for enabling ever more war by voting out military sycophants?

William Astore

World

“We Shouldn’t Grow Up Dreaming That Our Friends Don’t Get Killed”

“We Shouldn’t Grow Up Dreaming That Our Friends Don’t Get Killed”

As Palestinians reel from deadliest year in the occupied West Bank in two decades, a young woman who lost two loved ones pleads for the world to notice.

Mohammed El-Kurd
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

Watch and Listen

Listen: Marjorie Taylor Greene’s White House Dreams

On this week’s episode of The Time of Monsters, Chris Lehmann discusses a GOP kingmaker on the rise.

February 1, 2023

Listen: When Fighting Racism, Do Sports Matter?

On this week’s episode of the Edge of Sports podcast, we discuss the NBA, race and sports, and the police murder of Tyre Nichols.

January 30, 2023

Listen: How to Defeat Kyrsten Sinema; Plus Universal Basic Income in LA

On this week’s episode of Start Making Sense, Steve Phillips talks about Arizona politics, and Sasha Abramsky reports on fighting poverty in Southern California.

January 26, 2023

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