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Will We Believe Her Now?
This might be a tipping point for sexual harassment. On the other hand...
October 5, 2017
Feminism, Not Hugh Hefner, Liberated Sex
“Can man be free if woman be a slave?” the poet Shelley asked. Hefner’s answer was: Absolutely!
September 21, 2017
We Need to Reckon With the Story ‘What Happened’ Tells
Hillary Clinton has a unique perspective on a world-historical event. Why shouldn’t she write a book about it?
August 17, 2017
It’s Not Hysterical to Recognize the Threat Trump Poses
Democracy, such as it is, really is in danger.
July 27, 2017
How Are We Going to Survive the Next 42 Months of Trump?
Many progressives are depressed and angry. But there are also glimmers of hope.
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July 13, 2017
Hey, Democratic Candidates: Pro-Choice Women Are Your Base
Running an anti-choice candidate might pick up a few Republican votes—at the expense of turning off the party’s loyal voters.
June 20, 2017
If Trump Is Julius Caesar, Then Americans Are a Confused and Violent Mob
is hardly an endorsement of assassination—but neither is it the celebration of “small-d democrats” that the Public Theater wants it to be.
May 3, 2017
The Democratic Party Is Fighting Over Its Future. How Important Will Defending Abortion Rights Be?
It’s one thing to acknowledge that anti-choice Democratic leaders exist. It’s another to say that the party should welcome them to get back into the majority.
April 21, 2017
It’s Not ‘McCarthyism’ to Demand Answers on Trump, Russia, and the Election
Using the language of the anticommunist witch hunt for this moment is a mistake.
April 6, 2017
Dana Schutz’s Right to Make Art
The controversy over “Open Casket” forces us to reconsider whether an artist’s identity matters.