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Cuba: 60 Years of a Brutal, Vindictive, and Pointless Embargo
Where Obama was willing to try “engagement,” Biden administration policy remains mired in Cold War clichés.
has always believed there is a better way.
The Making of a Coronavirus-Criminal Presidency
If you want to know how the US ended up in a pandemic with a swindler president who could not be bothered to take basic steps to save lives, don’t start with Trump.
Danielle Allen Is Running for Massachusetts Governor to Revive American Democracy
Can she convince the state’s voters to put her ideas into practice?
The Center for Political Beauty and the Art of Confronting Evil
These German activists show that using art as a weapon can be fun—and very effective.
Should Environmental Activists Sabotage Fossil Fuel Infrastructure?
Andreas Malm argues that property destruction can be inspiring, while Daniel Sherrell writes that it would reduce the climate movement’s ability to effect change.
How Much Longer Can We Keep Doing This Without a Vaccine?
All parents are struggling during the pandemic, but those with kids too young to be vaccinated are barely holding on.
Democrats Failed Forward on Voting Rights
Biden forced the Republicans, and two Democrats, to go on record saying voting rights don’t matter—or at least, not more than preserving the filibuster.
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John Roberts Gets an F on His Annual Report
The chief justice’s year-end appraisal of the federal judiciary reads as innocuous at first glance—it’s anything but.
Pro-Life Charity Comes With a Catch
Anti-choice organizations claim they’ll provide help to pregnant women in a post-
world. Where have they been?
Republicans Replace Local Election Officials With Trump Loyalists
Books & the Arts
The Story of Capitalism in One Family
The Lehman Trilogy
proposes that the downfall of a financial dynasty is enough to tell the economic and political history of America
The Surprising History of the Comic Book
Since their initial popularity during World War II, comic books have always been a medium for American counterculture and for nativism and empire.
The Past and Future of Native California
A new book retells California’s history through the experience of its Native peoples.
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“If These Demands Are Not Met, We Will Be Striking by Not Attending School”
An interview with Ayleen Serrano and Nikayla Dean, organizers of Oakland’s student Covid protests.