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October 22, 2021
Environmental Justice Is Essential in the Workplace and at Home
No worker should be forced to choose between an unsafe job and unemployment.
October 20, 2021
The Mysteries of the Childhood Memoir
is a brilliant and curious example of a genre dedicated to unraveling the riddles of a time we have a hard time remembering.
October 19, 2021
How to Solve the Crisis on Rikers Island
The dangerously overcrowded and mismanaged jail must be closed—but even before then, there are things we can do right now to keep people out and send them home faster.
October 14, 2021
America as a “Shining City on a Hill”—and Other Myths to Die By
Time to begin the dirty, essential work of undigging our history, before it kills us all.
October 11, 2021
Pandemic Solidarity Transformed Our Society. Now We Need It Again.
In attempt to stem the tide of death, cities, states, and the federal government passed unprecedented reforms. Fighting to keep them is an important way to counter pandemic depression and isolation.
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October 8, 2021
Reopening Schools: Is New York City Keeping Its Most Vulnerable Kids Safe?
The mayor calls the city’s Covid-19 protocols the “gold standard,” but epidemiologist Michael Osterholm says there’s a lot more the city can and must do.
October 4, 2021
Is Chevron’s Vendetta Against Steven Donziger Finally Backfiring?
A judge sentenced the human rights lawyer to six months in prison—but the calls for environmental justice are only growing.
September 30, 2021
Relying on Public-Private Partnerships Has Weakened America’s Pandemic Response
It’s happening all too often: A private company receives public funds for the public good, only to act in the best interests of its shareholders instead.
September 28, 2021
Will Corporate Democrats Derail Biden’s Agenda?
This week, Americans may get a sobering insight into how corrupted our politics have become.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
September 22, 2021
Herd Immunity: Covid Deaths Devouring the South Are No Accident
For Scott Atlas, as for Republican governors like Ron DeSantis, Greg Abbott, Tate Reeves, and Kay Ivey, the human cost of our shredded public health system is a feature, not a bug.