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April 7, 2021
Free Dr. Seuss!
Corporate ownership of his classic works shouldn’t prevent us from having a grown-up conversation about racism and children’s literature.
April 1, 2021
Dr. Seuss’s Mistakes Are the Least of Our Troubles
If we insist on holding cultural history to contemporary standards, what will we have left?
March 31, 2021
The Media Must Stop Demonizing Immigrants
Before someone else “having a really bad day” decides to pick up a gun in response to their lies.
March 25, 2021
Biden Meets, and Defeats, the Press
The president should postpone future news conferences. Not because he can’t handle them—but because the White House press corps can’t.
March 18, 2021
The Massacre in Atlanta Was As Predictable as White Supremacy
There are lots of people working overtime to try to prove that the mass shooting of six Asian women wasn’t motivated by bigotry. It was.
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March 17, 2021
Covering Young Climate Activists Isn’t an Act of Favoritism—It’s an Act of Journalism
Activists are newsmakers, just like politicians, and deserve accurate, rigorous coverage.
March 9, 2021
The Four Horsemen of the Media Apocalypse
The legacies of Trump, Limbaugh, Murdoch, and Ailes are a lasting plague of misinformation, propaganda, and fake news.
February 24, 2021
Journalists and the Looming Superstorm of Climate Disinformation
With climate action on the table, disinformation is poised to get louder. What should journalists do about it?
February 18, 2021
What Was Rush Limbaugh So Afraid Of?
The late bully’s 30-year reign on talk radio traced and drove the rise of a grievance politics that led to Trump—and the January 6 violence.
February 9, 2021
Letters From the February 22/March 1, 2021, Issue
Overtures to Trump voters… Paging the Surgeon General… Post-progressive aid?… Seeing the work… Appreciating Alterman…