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A sculpture called “Anything to Say,” which features life-sized bronze figures of whistleblowers (left-right) Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, and Chelsea Manning, is unveiled at Parliament Square, London, during a protest for Assange’s release from prison.

Julian Assange and Arnon Milchan: The Lopsided Scales of American Justice Julian Assange and Arnon Milchan: The Lopsided Scales of American Justice

One has boasted of espionage. The other revealed massive government wrongdoing. So why is the whistleblower in jail?

Jun 27, 2023 / James Bamford

Jennifer Carroll Foy standing at a podium in front a sign that reads

Virginians Are Fighting Climate Change Through Down-Ballot Races Virginians Are Fighting Climate Change Through Down-Ballot Races

Twenty of the 25 candidates supported by a pro-environment political group won their primaries.

Jun 27, 2023 / Madeline Ostrander

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 23: Associate Justice Samuel Alito sits during a group photo of the Justices at the Supreme Court in Washington, DC on April 23, 2021. (Photo by Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty Images)

Matchmaker Leonard Leo Helps Unite Billionaires With Supreme Court Justices Matchmaker Leonard Leo Helps Unite Billionaires With Supreme Court Justices

High-court corruption is built on a network of plutocratic coziness.

Jun 23, 2023 / Jeet Heer

The Courts’ Legitimacy Crisis Is an Opportunity Democrats Should Seize

The Courts’ Legitimacy Crisis Is an Opportunity Democrats Should Seize The Courts’ Legitimacy Crisis Is an Opportunity Democrats Should Seize

Calling out corrupt judges and reactionary courts is good policy—and good politics.

May 29, 2023 / Column / Jeet Heer

Cherelle Parker speaks at a podium

Philadelphia’s Next Mayor Will Almost Certainly Be a Black Woman Philadelphia’s Next Mayor Will Almost Certainly Be a Black Woman

Yet, for all her claims to history, primary winner Cherelle Parker was the status quo candidate in a city where the status quo is badly broken.

May 18, 2023 / Gene Seymour

Former president Donald Trump speaks at his Mar-a-Lago estate on Tuesday, April 4, 2023.

The Suits at CNN Have Always Loved Trump The Suits at CNN Have Always Loved Trump

Despite a recent fake public fight, the network is happy to continue profiting from promoting Trump.

May 12, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Sean McElwee

Sean McElwee’s Betting Against Democracy Sean McElwee’s Betting Against Democracy

The Data for Progress founder’s gambling isn’t just a bad habit. It’s a symptom of the decay of solidarity.

May 1, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Philadelphia’s historic City Hall

Pick ’Em: Making Sense of the Free-for-All Primary for Mayor of Philadelphia Pick ’Em: Making Sense of the Free-for-All Primary for Mayor of Philadelphia

For a job the current incumbent seems eager to leave, the contest has drawn a remarkably diverse field of candidates—and no obvious front-runner.

Apr 26, 2023 / Gene Seymour

E. Jean Carroll at 2019 Glamour Women Of The Year Summit

Is Donald Trump’s Luck About to Run Out in a Manhattan Court? Is Donald Trump’s Luck About to Run Out in a Manhattan Court?

While Fani Willis deliberates and Jack Smith investigates, E. Jean Carroll finally gets her day in court.

Apr 25, 2023 / Francis Wilkinson

abortion protest, Washington, DC

Democrats Should Make Abortion a Cornerstone Issue Democrats Should Make Abortion a Cornerstone Issue

As the Republican Party keeps radicalizing, Democrats need to elevate reproductive freedom.

Apr 24, 2023 / Jeet Heer

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