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Yesterday 4:54 pm
The FDA Did the Right Thing in Pausing the J&J Vaccine
The Twitter epidemiologists convinced that regulators bungled the decision make for entertaining reading—but they’re wrong.
Yesterday 2:16 pm
Will Biden’s Foreign Policy Sap His Domestic Policy?
The US can’t afford to be the “indispensable nation” abroad while rebuilding at home.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
Yesterday 12:42 pm
Progressives Call for Action on the Yemen Blockade
Nearly 80 congressional Democrats have called on the Biden administration to increase pressure on Saudi Arabia to lift the blockade immediately.
Yesterday 11:56 am
Biden’s Supreme Court Commission Is Designed to Fail
Biden’s recently announced commission to study court reform isn’t designed to offer solutions—it’s designed to be an excuse to do nothing.
Yesterday 8:30 am
Solidarity With the Asian Community
People around the country showing up, in solidarity with the Asian/AAPI Community. Vigil: Upper Manhattan, March 2021.
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Yesterday 5:45 am
Biden Wants to Spend Even More on Defense than Trump
The president’s plan to hike Pentagon spending draws a rebuke from progressives.
Yesterday 5:30 am
How Antidiscrimination Law Fails Black Mothers
Title VII’s short period for filing a complaint harms one of the very populations the law is meant to protect: pregnant or nursing mothers—especially mothers of color.
Yesterday 5:00 am
A Plea to President Biden to Stop Perpetuating Racist Tax Policy
Even if the president managed to vanquish racism in every other part of government, failing to address its role in our tax system would be a tragedy.
April 12, 2021
Ramsey Clark’s Choices
The former attorney general, who died April 9, remained true to his principles.
April 12, 2021
Biden Has a Chance to End the Jail-to-Deportation Pipeline
But the immigration reform bill currently making its way through Congress carries over punitive policies from previous administrations.