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United States Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh poses for an official portrait at the Supreme Court building on October 7, 2022.

“Homestyle Fare”: The Supreme Court’s Weird, Ahistorical, Platonic Bribery Jurisprudence “Homestyle Fare”: The Supreme Court’s Weird, Ahistorical, Platonic Bribery Jurisprudence

The Supreme Court’s ruling in Snyder is baffling—so long as we ignore a desire by the justices to minimize the extent of their own corrupt conduct.

Jun 28, 2024 / Zephyr Teachout

Sir Keir Starmer

Britain’s Labour Leader Seems Oblivious to the Political Signals From Europe Britain’s Labour Leader Seems Oblivious to the Political Signals From Europe

Keir Starmer looks certain to be Britain’s next prime minister—but he’s using the same centrist playbook that has opened the door to the far right in France and Germany.

Jun 28, 2024 / Steve Howell

Masks Are a Symbol of Solidarity. Don’t Let Democrats Take Them Away.

Masks Are a Symbol of Solidarity. Don’t Let Democrats Take Them Away. Masks Are a Symbol of Solidarity. Don’t Let Democrats Take Them Away.

Mask bans are ostensibly about public safety. The result would be disastrous for public health—but it goes beyond that, too.

Jun 28, 2024 / Beatrice Adler-Bolton and Artie Vierkant

Kids eating school lunch

Thanks to These Activists, in New Mexico Schools There Is Such a Thing as a Free Lunch Thanks to These Activists, in New Mexico Schools There Is Such a Thing as a Free Lunch

Universal free school meals are a popular and effective way to help kids remain engaged in learning and boost local agriculture. Why does it take such a fight to make them policy?...

Jun 26, 2024 / Nora De La Cour

Mideast Bahrain US Military

Venture Capitalists Are Gunning for New Frontiers in Techno-War Venture Capitalists Are Gunning for New Frontiers in Techno-War

These corporate promoters of a new way of war view themselves as a new breed of patriots, ready and able to successfully confront the military challenges of the future.

Jun 26, 2024 / William D. Hartung

A side-by-side image of a headshot of author Shefali Luthra and the cover of her book, Undue Burden.

Reporting the Horrors of Post-“Roe” America: An Interview With Shefali Luthra Reporting the Horrors of Post-“Roe” America: An Interview With Shefali Luthra

In her new book, Luthra chronicles heartbreaking stories of people affected by abortion bans while dispelling the myth that any of us are truly safe from the impact of Dobbs

Jun 24, 2024 / Amy Littlefield

Claudia Sheinbaum, Mexico's president-elect, announces her cabinet picks at the Interactive Museum of Economics in Mexico City on June 20, 2024.

Claudia Sheinbaum’s Election in Mexico Shows How the Left Can Win Claudia Sheinbaum’s Election in Mexico Shows How the Left Can Win

Sheinbaum’s landslide victory is thanks to her commitment to continue policies that put the interests of the working class first.

Jun 21, 2024 / José Luis Granados Ceja

A package of Ozempic at a hospital in Bonheiden, Belgium.

Time to Crack Down On Ozempic and Other Greedy Drug Prices Time to Crack Down On Ozempic and Other Greedy Drug Prices

Taking on Big Pharma is just what the (electoral) doctor prescribes.

Jun 20, 2024 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

A press conference by the Congressional Equality Caucus in 2023.

As the NCAA Debates New Rules, Trans Athletes Are Left Out of the Conversation As the NCAA Debates New Rules, Trans Athletes Are Left Out of the Conversation

At least 24 states have restricted transgender athletes’ participation in sports, and these policymaking decisions often lack input from those most affected.

Jun 20, 2024 / StudentNation / Liam Beran

Purdue Pharma Headquarters

American Bankruptcy Law Already Undercuts Accountability for Police Misconduct American Bankruptcy Law Already Undercuts Accountability for Police Misconduct

And the Supreme Court may be about to make the situation worse.

Jun 19, 2024 / Melissa B. Jacoby

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