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Choosing Sides

Choosing Sides Choosing Sides

May 7, 2024 / Deadline Poet / Calvin Trillin

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

Proesters in front of the Capitol with signs protesting the bill to force the sale of TikTok to an American-owned company. Signs read

Scapegoating TikTok Is Not the Answer Scapegoating TikTok Is Not the Answer

Banning the app in the US would destroy a hub for progressive organizing and cultural influence.

Apr 10, 2024 / Column / Kali Holloway

Early embryos two days after co-injection with a gene-correcting enzyme.

MAGA Talk MAGA Talk

Apr 9, 2024 / Deadline Poet / Calvin Trillin

Hotel workers with Unite Here Local 11 march through downtown LA on October 25, 2023.

LA’s Forgotten Strike LA’s Forgotten Strike

Hotel workers have been demanding fair wages and benefits for months—and owners are starting to cave.

Mar 29, 2024 / Column / Sasha Abramsky

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, left, listens to his deputy foreign minister and chief nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani, before their meeting with the Russian foreign minister in Tehran on June 23, 2022.

Negotiate With Iran or the Whole of the Middle East Could Burn Negotiate With Iran or the Whole of the Middle East Could Burn

If the US is going to avoid a regional war, Biden has no choice but to talk with Washington’s regional adversary.

Mar 20, 2024 / Forever Wars / Spencer Ackerman

Donald Trump Rally with Joe Biden video

Why I’m Voting for the Enemy Why I’m Voting for the Enemy

The left needs to challenge Biden, especially on US involvement in Gaza. But to do that, we need to keep him in office.

Mar 19, 2024 / Class Notes / Adolph Reed Jr.

The Cringeworthy Hypocrisy of “Guernica”

The Cringeworthy Hypocrisy of “Guernica” The Cringeworthy Hypocrisy of “Guernica”

Mass resignations at the literary magazine following the publication of a piece by an Israeli peace activist reveal a part of the left that cannot countenance historical nuance.

Mar 15, 2024 / Column / Sasha Abramsky

Mitch McConnell at theCapitol

The Risks of Dementia in the House, the Senate—and the White House The Risks of Dementia in the House, the Senate—and the White House

Biden’s occasional slips, like Trump’s off-topic rambling, are likely the result of normal aging, not Alzheimers. But dementia in high places is definitely worth worrying about.

Mar 14, 2024 / Morbid Symptoms / Jeet Heer

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