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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.
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.
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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.
March 23, 2017
Actually, Not Everything Is a Feminist Issue
And that’s okay.
March 10, 2017
Can a Feminist Be Pro-Life?
Without abortion rights, there isn’t a lot left to the fundamental ideals of equality and self-determination.
February 24, 2017
Can Feminism Be Too Inclusive?
Yes—but it needs to be popular to become a mass movement.