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Why Do Men in Government Keep Telling Women to Have Kids? Why Do Men in Government Keep Telling Women to Have Kids?

Heads of state around the world want to prevent population decline. But they’re leaving all the responsibility to mothers.

Feb 20, 2024 / Column / Katha Pollitt

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There Is Only One Way for Biden to Fulfill His Promise to “Restore Roe” There Is Only One Way for Biden to Fulfill His Promise to “Restore Roe”

If the president truly wants to protect reproductive rights, he’s going to have to do what he’s so far refused even to consider: expand the Supreme Court.

Feb 20, 2024 / Column / Elie Mystal

Members of the GMB union who work at Amazon picket outside the online retailer's site in Coventry.

Enjoy Labor’s Tailwinds—but Don’t Forget to Keep Rowing! Enjoy Labor’s Tailwinds—but Don’t Forget to Keep Rowing!

The recent upsurge in organizing is worth celebrating, but workers can’t afford to rest.

Feb 19, 2024 / Column / Jane McAlevey

Urban Surveillance Is More Menacing Than Ever

Urban Surveillance Is More Menacing Than Ever Urban Surveillance Is More Menacing Than Ever

Cameras aren’t just monitoring us in public—now they’re actually yelling at us.

Feb 16, 2024 / Column / Kate Wagner

Ethiopian Jews at a protest

Understanding Life for Black Israelis Understanding Life for Black Israelis

The conversation about Israel’s devastating war in Palestine should also urge a discussion about the state of the country’s Black residents.

Jan 30, 2024 / Column / Kali Holloway

House of Representatives floor

The New Do-Nothing Congress The New Do-Nothing Congress

Representatives failed to make progress on most matters of consequence for the past year, but they sure had a lot to say.

Jan 25, 2024 / Column / Chris Lehmann

Left: Gaza City’s Omari Mosque after Israeli bombardment. Right: A Palestinian man reading in the courtyard of the same mosque last spring.

What Israel’s Destruction of the Great Omari Mosque Means What Israel’s Destruction of the Great Omari Mosque Means

Yes, it’s a crime against cultural heritage. But more importantly, it’s part of a campaign of total annihilation.

Jan 24, 2024 / Column / Kate Wagner

Republican presidential candidate and former US president Donald Trump speaks to guest at a cam

Trump and the Courts Trump and the Courts

Jan 23, 2024 / Column / Calvin Trillin

Smoke rises after an Israeli airstrike on the Palestinian city of Khan Yunis on January 8. Photo: Abed Rahim Khatib/dpa

Israel Is Not Promising to “Scale Back” Its War Israel Is Not Promising to “Scale Back” Its War

As the US secretary of state shuttles to stop the war from expanding, the Israeli defense minister vows “months” more war on Gaza and suggests taking the fight to Iran.

Jan 8, 2024 / Column / Spencer Ackerman

A person holds drug paraphernalia near the Washington Center building on SW Washington St. in downtown Portland, Ore., on April 4, 2023.

We Need to Modify—Not Trash—Oregon’s Trailblazing Drug Decriminalization Law We Need to Modify—Not Trash—Oregon’s Trailblazing Drug Decriminalization Law

Measure 110 made Oregon the first in country to decriminalize all drugs. The law was poorly implemented and should be changed, not discarded.

Dec 22, 2023 / Column / Sasha Abramsky

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