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September 30, 2022
No, Joe Biden, the Pandemic Is Not Over
The president’s words were irresponsible and flat-out wrong, but they accurately reflect his administration’s long-standing attitude toward the pandemic.
September 21, 2022
Days of Their Lives: Steve Brodner’s “Living & Dying in America”
A personal memorial by the renowned cartoonist.
with an introduction by
September 20, 2022
The Messy Politics of the NBA
Professional basketball finds itself at a crossroads—between its image as a do-gooder and a history of self-serving contradictions.
September 19, 2022
We Didn’t Vanquish Polio. What Does That Mean for Covid-19?
The world is still reeling from the pandemic, but another scourge we thought we’d eliminated has reemerged.
September 9, 2022
Ending Free Covid Tests, US Policy Is Now “You Do You”
The Biden administration’s “soft closing” to the pandemic means a hard landing for the un- and underinsured.
Anne N. Sosin
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September 8, 2022
Therapists in California and Hawaii Are Striking for Mental Health Care
The strike is the latest example of social justice unionism in the era of corporate health care.
September 6, 2022
Jim Crow Infrastructure and the Jackson, Miss., “Water Crisis”
To understand why more rain means less drinking water in Mississippi’s capital, you need to look to the state’s racist past—and the present malign neglect of its Black citizens.
September 6, 2022
Letters From the September 19/26, 2022, Issue
Studying ecology… Pipelines to plowshares… Graphic depictions…
September 5, 2022
The Alternative to Working Ourselves to Death
Investments in better jobs today mean better retirements tomorrow.
Beth C. Truesdale
Lisa F. Berkman
September 1, 2022
Here’s What’s Wrong With Manchin’s Side Deal to the Inflation Reduction Act
In an impassioned call to allies in the national climate movement, a community organizer explains: “We in Appalachia are done with being a sacrifice zone.”