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US Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is seen after a swearing in ceremony for Mark Esper to be the new US secretary of defense in 2019.

A Lesson From the High Court A Lesson From the High Court

Jun 4, 2024 / Deadline Poet / Calvin Trillin

Louis Vuitton’s branding opportunity in Paris.

Luxury Brands Are Buying Our Cities Luxury Brands Are Buying Our Cities

Conglomerates like LVMH are gobbling up whole neighborhoods to advance their own interests.

May 28, 2024 / Column / Kate Wagner

California Governor Gavin Newsom and former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

California’s New Budget Will Make Major Cuts to Public Programs California’s New Budget Will Make Major Cuts to Public Programs

Facing an estimated $56 billion deficit, the state is pinching pennies in ways that will affect voters—and, potentially, the Democratic party's reputation.

May 24, 2024 / Column / Sasha Abramsky

Bruce, after arriving in the middle of the night, waits to enter a Remote Area Medical (RAM) mobile dental and medical clinic on October 7, 2023, in Grundy, Virginia.

It’s Not Too Late for Democrats to Win Back Rural Voters It’s Not Too Late for Democrats to Win Back Rural Voters

Putting together a Democratic majority in 2024 requires winning back some portion of the rural working class. The good news is that it can be done. Here’s how.

May 17, 2024 / Column / Erica Etelson and Anthony Flaccavento

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt (C) talks to reporters with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (2nd L), both active members of the Republican Attorneys General Association.

Meet RAGA—One of the Scariest GOP Groups You’ve Never Heard Of Meet RAGA—One of the Scariest GOP Groups You’ve Never Heard Of

The Republican Attorney Generals Association is waging a legal war to overturn reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, and climate regulations, one state at a time.

May 13, 2024 / Objection! / Elie Mystal

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 / Column / Alexis Grenell

Choosing Sides

Choosing Sides Choosing Sides

May 7, 2024 / Deadline Poet / Calvin Trillin

pregnancy ultrasound

Abortion Bans Are “an Assault on the Practice of Medicine” Abortion Bans Are “an Assault on the Practice of Medicine”

Restrictive laws don’t just take away the right to choose, say physicians and ob-gyns, but also prevent proper treatment of pregnancies.

May 7, 2024 / Subject to Debate / Katha Pollitt

American author, screenwriter, and satirist Terry Southern (1924–1995).

Why Terry Southern Was “the Most Useful Writer” in America Why Terry Southern Was “the Most Useful Writer” in America

The satirist, Nation critic, Dr. Strangelove cowriter, and “eggheaded prankster” was born exactly 100 years ago, and his work remains as relevant as ever.

May 1, 2024 / Column / Richard Kreitner

Capitalist Rot Has Spread to American Kitchens

Capitalist Rot Has Spread to American Kitchens Capitalist Rot Has Spread to American Kitchens

We’ve privileged constant renovation over resilience, and it’s damaged the aesthetics and functionality of domestic architecture.

Apr 16, 2024 / Razing Hell / Kate Wagner

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