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September 19, 2019
Margaret Atwood Shouldn’t Exonerate Aunt Lydia
Atwood’s sequel to
gives undue credit to Gilead’s misogynistic female enabler.
September 5, 2019
Almost Everything Bad That Trump Did This Summer
Need a crash course in reality? Here’s what you missed.
August 12, 2019
Jeffrey Epstein’s Science of Sleaze
Epstein’s scientist “friends” should have known better than to associate with a crackpot transhumanist.
July 15, 2019
To Fight Trump, Take to the Streets!
The Trump administration gets more malicious, harmful, and absurd every day. So why aren’t many of us outside protesting?
June 17, 2019
The Case for Staying on Earth—With or Without Musk and Bezos
Why should we listen to zillionaires who want to abandon ship?
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June 3, 2019
A Man’s Guide to Abortion
You don’t have to be a woman to stand up for reproductive rights.
May 6, 2019
A Radical Reunion: Harvard’s Student Strikers, 50 Years Later
We are older, grayer, and for the most part, more rotund—but our commitments to left politics haven’t changed.
April 19, 2019
Back in Westeros
Game of Thrones
’ final season depicts a fractured world’s last shot at redemption.
April 9, 2019
How Women Are Made Invisible by Design
When a “generic male” is the measure of all things, women suffer the consequences.
March 21, 2019
The Admissions Scandal Is About Parental Narcissism—and the Schools’ Complicity
This is what college looks like for entitled parents who don’t care about education, and whose children don’t care either.