Human rights

Can Americans Really Make a Free Choice About Dying?

Can Americans Really Make a Free Choice About Dying? Can Americans Really Make a Free Choice About Dying?

In a country that treats disabled people like expensive burdens and that teaches people to hate and fear disabilities, activists argue that true bodily autonomy is not possible.

May 31, 2023 / Feature / Sara Luterman

When “Suicide Watch” Becomes a Death Sentence

When “Suicide Watch” Becomes a Death Sentence When “Suicide Watch” Becomes a Death Sentence

Instead of the help they need, people in prisons and jails with mental health issues are often left alone to suffer—and sometimes die.

May 22, 2023 / Feature / Katie Rose Quandt

soldier leads prisoner in Guant´namo Bay

Emptying Guantánamo Is Not the Same as Closing Guantánamo Emptying Guantánamo Is Not the Same as Closing Guantánamo

Unless the post-9/11 forever prison is permanently shuttered, it’s only a matter of time before one of Biden’s successors takes up Trump’s unrealized call to fill it back up with “...

May 2, 2023 / Column / Spencer Ackerman

A group of people protested in front of the British Embassy, in Paris, to demand the release of Ernest Moret, on April 18, 2023 in Paris, France. The french publisher was taken into custody when he arrived in London to attended to a book fair. (Photo by Telmo Pinto/NurPhoto via AP)

What the UK’s Arrest of a French Publisher Means for Public Intellectuals the World Over What the UK’s Arrest of a French Publisher Means for Public Intellectuals the World Over

The detention of Ernest Moret raises urgent questions about British authorities’ targeting public intellectuals at the request of other nations.

Apr 24, 2023 / Natasha Hakimi Zapata

Time to go? Prime Minister Ariel Henry attends a graduation ceremony for new members of the country's armed forces in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, December 22, 2022.

Haiti, April 2023: Soon There Will Be No One Left to Kidnap Haiti, April 2023: Soon There Will Be No One Left to Kidnap

The deadly consequences of the Biden administration’s policy of no policy.

Apr 17, 2023 / Amy Wilentz

The Night Carnival makes its way through Westminster on February 11, 2023, in London, England, calling for the release of Julian Assange

The Julian Assange Test Facing Every Member of the House The Julian Assange Test Facing Every Member of the House

How many representatives have the courage to defend the freedom of the press? Rashida Tlaib wants to find out.

Apr 14, 2023 / John Nichols

woman hold sign protesting Eric Adams policy on mental health

Should Courts Be Able to Mandate Psychiatric Care? Should Courts Be Able to Mandate Psychiatric Care?

Sasha Abramsky argues that court-mandated care connects unhoused individuals to supportive services, while Stefanie Lyn Kaufman-Mthimkhulu and Ruth Sangree write that psychiatric i...

Apr 17, 2023 / Editorial / Sasha Abramsky, Stefanie Lyn Kaufman-Mthimkhulu, and Ruth Sangree

Kennedy School Dean Dean Douglas Elmendorf

Does the Harvard Kennedy School Serve the People—or Power? Does the Harvard Kennedy School Serve the People—or Power?

The elite public policy and government school may have reversed course on Kenneth Roth, but its deep ties to Wall Street and Washington remain.

Apr 18, 2023 / Feature / Michael Massing

Senator Megan Hunt

Democrats Can Win on Trans Issues—but Only if They Fight Democrats Can Win on Trans Issues—but Only if They Fight

Though culture war bigotry loses at the ballot box, centrist Democrats have been too quick to surrender.

Apr 7, 2023 / Highlights / Jeet Heer

Chief of Staff Jeffrey Zients listens as President Joe Biden delivers remarks

Will Jeff Zients Destroy Joe Biden’s Presidency? Will Jeff Zients Destroy Joe Biden’s Presidency?

The new White House chief of staff is alienating congressional Democrats and progressives.

Apr 3, 2023 / Jeet Heer

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