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2021 Year in Review
February 5, 2021
46 and Done: Why Joe Biden Should Be Our Last President
Parliamentary democracies give their citizens tuition-free college, state-subsidized child care, generous paid leave, socialized medicine. We get “Hail to the Chief.”
January 28, 2021
Charles Mills Thinks Liberalism Still Has a Chance
A wide-ranging conversation with the philosopher on the white supremacist roots of liberal thought, Biden’s victory, and Trumpism without Trump.
January 25, 2021
The Worldmaking of N.K. Jemisin
Through her speculative fiction, Jemisin builds worlds and probes them—exploring who they work for and how.
January 22, 2021
The Ignominious Deceits of Congressman Cawthorn
Representative Madison Cawthorn has misled the public about training for the Paralympics, just as he misrepresented his education and business history.
January 15, 2021
Who Voted for Hitler?
Just as there are myths about Trump voters, there are damaging misconceptions about who brought the Nazis to power.
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January 13, 2021
How the United States Chose to Become a Country of Homelessness
For months, our leaders have known that the Covid-19 crisis could force millions of people from their homes. They decided to let it happen.
January 7, 2021
Madness on Capitol Hill
Part insurrection, part happy hour, Trump supporters lost their minds, and I watched a man urinate on the Capitol steps. The nation, ashamed, was left to mourn.
January 6, 2021
The Confederacy Finally Stormed the Capitol
And then, because the rioters were white, they were allowed to walk away. But just imagine if they had been Black.
March 17, 2020
Bill Gates Gives to the Rich (Including Himself)
His renowned charitable activities seem to serve mainly private interests, namely his own.