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Protest Voting Is a Road to Nowhere

Protest Voting Is a Road to Nowhere Protest Voting Is a Road to Nowhere

The system may be deeply imperfect, but the stakes are too high to refuse to cast a ballot for Biden on principle.

May 8, 2024 / Back Talk / Alexis Grenell

SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher speaks at a New York City Council hearing press conference at City Hall Park on August 1, 2023 in New York City.

Jewish Women Have a Long History of Organizing for Labor Rights Jewish Women Have a Long History of Organizing for Labor Rights

Fran Drescher is just the latest example of the pivotal role Jewish women have played in the union struggle.

Aug 18, 2023 / Back Talk / Alexis Grenell

The Masculinity of Lucas Kunce’s Bid for the US Senate

The Masculinity of Lucas Kunce’s Bid for the US Senate The Masculinity of Lucas Kunce’s Bid for the US Senate

His campaign is a rebuke to Missouri Senator Josh Hawley’s toxic vision of manhood.

Jul 17, 2023 / Back Talk / Alexis Grenell

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) departs a meeting on Capitol Hill.

Is It Sexist to Demand That Feinstein Resign? Is It Sexist to Demand That Feinstein Resign?

Men swarming her on social media would do well to remember that frailty in women leaders is perceived differently than in men.

May 30, 2023 / Back Talk / Alexis Grenell

Andrew Cuomo

Sexual Harassment Is a Civil, Not Criminal, Offense Sexual Harassment Is a Civil, Not Criminal, Offense

Cuomo and his enablers rely on the public’s lazy understanding of the legal system.

Apr 14, 2023 / Back Talk / Alexis Grenell

Why Do Republicans Keep Pretending to Be Jewish?

Why Do Republicans Keep Pretending to Be Jewish? Why Do Republicans Keep Pretending to Be Jewish?

The GOP keeps running candidates who have discovered they can benefit from these highly cynical identity hoaxes.

Mar 4, 2023 / Back Talk / Alexis Grenell

Former New York City comptroller Scott M. Stringer

How Should Men Apologize for Sexual Misconduct? How Should Men Apologize for Sexual Misconduct?

Scott Stringer’s lawsuit against a woman who described being sexually harassed by him is a case study in what not to do.

Jan 24, 2023 / Back Talk / Alexis Grenell

Women Are Half the Population, Not a Special Interest Group

Women Are Half the Population, Not a Special Interest Group Women Are Half the Population, Not a Special Interest Group

Democrats do themselves no favors when they pretend “women’s issues” are a niche category of human affairs.

Dec 13, 2022 / Back Talk / Alexis Grenell

Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.)

In New York, Sean Patrick Maloney’s Out. Good. In New York, Sean Patrick Maloney’s Out. Good.

The Republican congressional encroachment may be bad news, but the DCCC chairman’s defeat was well-deserved.

Nov 9, 2022 / Back Talk / Alexis Grenell

How Social Media Erases Context

How Social Media Erases Context How Social Media Erases Context

Indiscriminate sharing has dissolved the boundaries between what we say and when and where we say it.

Nov 1, 2022 / Back Talk / Alexis Grenell

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