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May 18, 2023
How the US Military’s Fertility Policies Are Leaving Women to Suffer
Antiquated and discriminatory rules around fertility treatments are making the struggle to have a child immeasurably more difficult for many military families.
May 9, 2023
You Don’t Need a Script to Speak to Your Child
“Gentle parenting” aims to protect children from harm, but in whittling acceptable language down to a handful of phrases, the movement not only distrusts parents, but also disallows for individual differences.
Kate Shannon Jenkins
March 14, 2023
The GOP Has Become the Pro–Child Labor Party
How a new economy of exploitation is rolling back protections—for profit.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
December 15, 2022
Lessons on Resistance From a Child of the First Climate-Change Generation
No one sang me a lullaby about the future—and we shouldn’t do that for this generation of kids, either. They need the truth to start to prepare for the changes that are coming.
Mary Annaïse Heglar
October 20, 2022
The Death Eaters: Covid in the Liberal Imagination
A call to rescue public health from the dead hand of neutrality.
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October 17, 2022
We Should Be Fighting for a World Without Adoption
If poverty, racism, and health care inequities were properly redressed, adoption would be a last resort.
August 9, 2022
Keith Gessen’s Adventures in Parenting
In his new book about parenting, Gessen offers a tour of anxieties set in the semi-gentrified Brooklyn of the 2020s.
June 14, 2022
To Prevent the Next School Shooting, We Should Listen to Young People
Young people demand that schools shift from a punitive and policing approach toward restorative practices.
June 6, 2022
The Baby Formula Shortage Is a Preview of a Coming Food Crisis
Unless governments transition off fossil fuels and limit global warming, food shortages and famine will become the norm.
June 1, 2022
The Injustices Endured by Native American Youths Continue to This Day
Countless Native American young people are being robbed of their chance to live safe and fulfilling lives.
Katrina vanden Heuvel