Politics

The Supreme Court Is Broken. How Do We Fix It?

Ryan Doerfler argues that real change requires us to strip the court of its authority while Elie Mystal writes that the best approach is to flood the court with more justices.

Ryan Doerfler and Elie Mystal

Fear & Loathing in San Francisco: How Chesa Boudin Got Blamed

In this reputedly progressive city, tech and real estate money has bankrolled a centrist backlash.

Christopher D. Cook

Paul LePage Is Back!

He called himself “Trump before Trump.” Now, he wants to stage a comeback.

Sasha Abramsky

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Strong Voices

Strong Voices

Bloody shirts.

Steve Brodner
“Let Beto Speak”: Texans Desperately Need an Alternative to NRA Republicans

“Let Beto Speak”: Texans Desperately Need an Alternative to NRA Republicans

Beto O’Rourke interrupted the state’s gun apologists on Wednesday, showing he knows exactly how to run for governor of a state plagued by mass shootings.

John Nichols
Ted Cruz standing in front of American flag

Time to Put the “Good Guy With a Gun” Delusion Out of Its Misery

In the wake of the Uvalde massacre, political evasion and lying only get more desperate.

Jeet Heer

State Politics

Progressives

Police officer outside grocery store shooting site in Buffalo

The US Needs a Better Gun Policy. Democrats Can Make It Happen.

The gun control movement faces many challenges, but advocates’ passion is rising.

Katrina vanden Heuvel
Nina Turner

In Ohio, a Primary Battle for the Soul of the Democratic Party

Progressive leader Nina Turner challenges establishment incumbent Shontel Brown in the state’s 11th Congressional District.

Katrina vanden Heuvel
Greg Casar Texas

Are Latino Voters Actually Fleeing the Democratic Party?

In Texas, unapologetically progressive Latinx candidates saw victories across the state, contradicting the claims of an exodus from the Democratic Party.

Steve Phillips

The Right

The Presidency

Dr. Ashish Jha

“Case Numbers Don't Matter”—and Other Fatal Covid Fallacies

The logic behind “cases don’t matter”—the drumbeat of medical professionals pushing us back to normal—is a direct violation of the oath to “first, do no harm.”

Gregg Gonsalves

Biden’s Potential Next Climate Adviser Has Ties to Big Oil

Deputy adviser Ali Zaidi spent the Trump years at law firms that represented fossil fuel companies and private equity giants profiteering from the climate crisis.

Aída Chávez

The War on the Progressive Wing of the Democratic Party

Corporate interests are coming for the millions of progressive voters who joined with the center left to elect Joe Biden and a Democratic Congress.

Jeff Weaver

Politicians

Blame Republicans for Uvalde? Yes, but Also Blame the Supreme Court.

Blame Republicans for Uvalde? Yes, but Also Blame the Supreme Court.

After radically expanding the definition of the Second Amendment, the Supreme Court is poised to give gunslingers yet another a big, wet kiss.

Elie Mystal
Urvashi Vaid holds up a sign that says

Urvashi Vaid, 1958–2022

Telling the truth, standing together, and fighting for liberation.

Laura Flanders
Ruben Gallego's Fury Over Uvalde Is Exactly Why He Must Challenge Sinema

Ruben Gallego's Fury Over Uvalde Is Exactly Why He Must Challenge Sinema

The Arizona Democrat spoke for a good many when he called out Republicans and Democrats after the massacre of 19 children and two teachers in Texas.

John Nichols

Coronavirus and Politics

The Pandemic Revealed America’s Deeper Sickness

The Pandemic Revealed America’s Deeper Sickness

How the pandemic seeded new Astroturf for the right.

Nina Burleigh

Famed Chicago Alt-Weekly Barely Survives a Covid Scare

When the Chicago Reader’s editor sent the co-owner’s anti-vax column to be fact-checked, the fallout nearly killed the paper.

J. Duncan Moore Jr.

Biden Must Not Allow Big Pharma to Hoard Vaccine Technology

The United States has an obligation to help vaccinate the world.

Ady Barkan