Police and Law Enforcement

Pro-Palestinian protesters face off with the police in a demonstration at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) on May 23, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.

Palestinian Liberation and Police Abolition Go Hand In Hand Palestinian Liberation and Police Abolition Go Hand In Hand

The severe repression of the recent encampment protests proves that these struggles are inexorably linked.

Jun 3, 2024 / Jonathan Ben-Menachem and Trip Eggert

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg stands with members of his staff at a news conference following the conviction of former president Donald Trump in his hush-money trial on May 30 in New York City.

Donald Trump Was Convicted Because of Democracy—Not in Spite of It Donald Trump Was Convicted Because of Democracy—Not in Spite of It

Manhattan voters elected a district attorney who promised to apply the rule of law to a former president. He did just that.

May 31, 2024 / John Nichols

Trump after guilty verdict

With Trump’s Conviction, the 2024 Presidential Election Is Finally Launched With Trump’s Conviction, the 2024 Presidential Election Is Finally Launched

The Manhattan court case clarifies the stakes—and gives a chance for a Biden reboot.

May 31, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Students set up an encampment in solidarity with Palestine at George Washington University with other area universities in Washington, DC, on April 27, 2024.

How to Build a Homeland Security Campus How to Build a Homeland Security Campus

An all-American pastime.

May 31, 2024 / Michael Gould-Wartofsky

9/11 memorial at Bellevue Hospital

Saudi Arabia’s September 11 Connection and the Contradictions of American Foreign Policy Saudi Arabia’s September 11 Connection and the Contradictions of American Foreign Policy

How the state that aided terrorism on US soil has become an indispensable ally that the Biden administration is determined to placate at all costs.

May 29, 2024 / Jeet Heer

George Floyd Remembered

George Floyd Remembered George Floyd Remembered

Muralists around the world leave indelible portraits.

May 24, 2024 / OppArt / Anonymous

Graduation

Graduation Graduation

Students learn how the system works.

May 23, 2024 / OppArt / Peter Kuper

Students holding Palestinian flags and signs walk out of the UMass Amherst commencement ceremony in protest on May 18, 2024, as Chancellor Javier Reyes takes the stage to speak.

The Threat of Democracy on Campus at UMass The Threat of Democracy on Campus at UMass

The real danger posed by the Gaza solidarity encampments is their attack on unfettered autocratic governance by university administrations and wealthy benefactors.

May 21, 2024 / Kevin Young

Prentice Penny was joined on stage by showrunner Joie Jacoby and producer Jason Parham for a Q&A, moderated by Van Lathan.

Black Twitter’s Homegoing Black Twitter’s Homegoing

A new Hulu docuseries about Black Twitter wants to be a tribute piece to Black millennial intellectual and creative output. But what it becomes is something else entirely.

May 17, 2024 / Hanna Phifer

Columbia University student journalist

What Student Journalists at Columbia Really Learned What Student Journalists at Columbia Really Learned

In the classroom, professors taught the importance of the free press, at the same time as the administration stifled the work of student journalists and intimidated them through t...

May 17, 2024 / StudentNation / Anna Oakes, Indy Scholtens, Emily Byrski, Angelica Ang, Claire Elana Davenport, and Fahima Degia

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