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Singer Taylor Swift attends the 66th Grammy Awards on February 4, 2024, in Los Angeles.

Taylor Swift May Yet Save Joe Biden Taylor Swift May Yet Save Joe Biden

Attacks on the popular singer help highlight the sheer weirdness of Trump’s GOP.

Feb 5, 2024 / 2021 Year in Review / Jeet Heer

A wide-frame photo of marchers at the March for Life in front of the Washington Monument, on a snowy, foggy day.

From “Don’t Say Gay” to Abortion Bans, a New Pronatalism Is Here From “Don’t Say Gay” to Abortion Bans, a New Pronatalism Is Here

To understand the conservative fervor around abortion, contraception, and LGBTQ rights, we have to understand the impact these relatively new rights have on the labor market.

Jan 29, 2024 / Comment / Elizabeth Gregory

An outdoor mobile testing site in New York City.

After Four Years of Covid, We’ve Still Got Our Heads In the Sand After Four Years of Covid, We’ve Still Got Our Heads In the Sand

Liberals are in denial. Conservatives are trying to destroy public health. And the virus is still raging.

Jan 25, 2024 / Comment / Gregg Gonsalves

A group of migrants of varying ages, with children holding adult’s hands, photographed from behind while walking up a dirt hill.

On Immigration, Biden Made His Own Bed On Immigration, Biden Made His Own Bed

The president is still trying to appease his conservative critics on immigration, putting his reelection at risk.

Jan 22, 2024 / Comment / Gaby Del Valle

Brittany Watts, dressed in a warm pink coat and white gloves and a hat, speaking outside at a microphone.

What About Our Right to Life? What About Our Right to Life?

As we’re seeing now in tragic cases, abortion bans violate much more than just privacy rights.

Jan 22, 2024 / Comment / Michele Goodwin

A projected picture of President Joe Biden with the text reading “Genocide Joe” on the wall of the African American Civil War Memorial Museum during in a Pro-Palestinian demonstration in Washington, D.C. Pro-Palestinian demonstrators gathered at Thomas Circle to hold a rally with Palestinian flags and banners, calling for a cease-fire in Gaza.

The Empire Strikes Back The Empire Strikes Back

Once more, wars abroad threaten domestic reform.

Jan 4, 2024 / Comment / Robert L. Borosage

Israeli forces invade Gaza.

Israel Is Losing This War Israel Is Losing This War

Despite the violence it has unleashed on Palestinians, Israel is failing to achieve its political goals.

Dec 8, 2023 / Comment / Tony Karon and Daniel Levy

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hugs US President Joe Biden upon his arrival at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport on October 18, 2023.

Biden’s Bear Hug of Netanyahu Is a Disaster Biden’s Bear Hug of Netanyahu Is a Disaster

The renewed fighting between Israel and Hamas shows the incoherence of mixing humanitarian words and bigger bombs.

Dec 4, 2023 / Comment / Jeet Heer

People carry a body, covered with a blanket, as they conduct a search and rescue operation after the second bombardment of the Israeli army in the last 24 hours at Jabalia refugee camp in Gaza City, Gaza on November 01, 2023.

“A Wall of Fire Smashed Into Me”: Dispatches From a Month in Gaza “A Wall of Fire Smashed Into Me”: Dispatches From a Month in Gaza

Excerpts from the diary of Atef Abu Saif, who has been in Gaza since October 7.

Nov 16, 2023 / Comment / Atef Abu Saif

US President Joe Biden speaks during an event at the Community Building Complex of Boone County in Belvidere, Illinois, US, on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023.

Forget the Polls—Here’s What Actual Election Results Can Tell Us About 2024 Forget the Polls—Here’s What Actual Election Results Can Tell Us About 2024

There are far more insights to be found in this week’s elections than in theoretical surveys about a vote that won’t happen for a year.

Nov 10, 2023 / Comment / John Nichols

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