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October 4, 2022
Black Trauma Is Not a Lesson
After a teacher made me watch the video of the killing of Tamir Rice, I realized I had to raise my voice against injustice.
October 3, 2022
Pankaj Mishra’s Novel of Intellectuals and Influencers
Mishra’s first work of fiction in over a decade examines how ideas circulate in an age of social media and “ideas festivals.”
September 30, 2022
Around the World, Students Are Ready to Occupy Campuses for Climate Action
Between now and December, activists will form encampments at dozens of schools to demand solutions for the climate crisis.
September 28, 2022
Trump’s Judges Are Just Getting Started
On this week’s episode of
The Time of Monsters
, Linda Hirshman discusses how the reactionary courts could block progressive governance.
September 27, 2022
Student Debt Cancellation Will Help Rural Communities Too
Critics of Biden’s forgiveness plan falsely call it a wealth transfer to the “urban elite.” In 2020, nearly 6.5 million rural Americans owed an average of $35,000 in student loan debt.
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September 20, 2022
It Isn’t Populist to Defund Rural Schools
The Republican Party has won rural America by fanning the flames of the culture war. But by taking a match to public schools, it may have finally gone too far.
Jennifer C. Berkshire
September 14, 2022
Want to Fight Climate Change? Look to Local Politics.
Since its founding in 2015, the New Haven Climate Movement has used national momentum to create regional change with a model that can be replicated around the country.
September 9, 2022
The Supreme Court’s Long History of Conservatism
From the beginning, the Supreme Court was conceived as a bulwark against excessive democracy, as indeed was the Constitution itself.
September 9, 2022
Without Abortion Rights, Medical Students Face a Dangerous Choice
Roe v. Wade
has been overturned, many prospective doctors worry about their ability to safely provide reproductive care.
September 7, 2022
Colleges Are in Debt, but Students Pay for It
Cuts to public funding have passed universities’ financial burden on to students through rising tuition and fees. Should President Biden cancel campus debt too?