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Jesse Hagopian, his father, and his brother in Morgantown, Miss.

Celebrating Juneteenth by Emancipating History Celebrating Juneteenth by Emancipating History

A Black family’s pilgrimage to Mississippi.

Jun 19, 2023 / Jesse Hagopian

Republicans Attacked These Queer Students’ Lives. So They Fought Back.

Republicans Attacked These Queer Students’ Lives. So They Fought Back. Republicans Attacked These Queer Students’ Lives. So They Fought Back.

How three Kentucky high schoolers joined forces to stand up to a GOP assault on their rights—and brought hundreds of people along with them.

May 30, 2023 / Shahamat Uddin

What Are the Book Banners Afraid Of?

What Are the Book Banners Afraid Of? What Are the Book Banners Afraid Of?

They are afraid of readers—especially young readers—learning the truth about humans, about American history, about, perhaps, their own lives.

May 30, 2023 / Feature / Jane Smiley

Ron DeSantis’s Copycat Strategy Is Failing

Ron DeSantis’s Copycat Strategy Is Failing Ron DeSantis’s Copycat Strategy Is Failing

The Florida governor’s bungled campaign launch makes clear there is only room for one Trump.

May 26, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Donald Trump is greeted by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

Focusing on the Differences Between DeSantis and Trump Is Plainly Absurd Focusing on the Differences Between DeSantis and Trump Is Plainly Absurd

In the areas where Americans would be most severely affected, there’s hardly a fly’s hair of separation between them.

May 25, 2023 / Clarence Lusane

How to Fight the Right’s Moral Panic Over Parental Rights

How to Fight the Right’s Moral Panic Over Parental Rights How to Fight the Right’s Moral Panic Over Parental Rights

How the right’s school-themed extremism has triggered a nationwide backlash.

May 23, 2023 / Feature / Jennifer C. Berkshire

Striking teachers hold a rally outside City Hall in Oakland, Calif.

The California Teachers’ Strikes Have a Vital Lesson for the Labor Movement The California Teachers’ Strikes Have a Vital Lesson for the Labor Movement

These educators won big—and showed how to use a strike to better society as a whole.

May 19, 2023 / Cecily Myart-Cruz

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris return to the Oval Office at the conclusion of an event marking National Small Business Week in the Rose Garden at the White House on May 1, 2023.

Joe Biden, Culture Warrior Joe Biden, Culture Warrior

The president’s freedom agenda can win—if he doesn’t embrace austerity.

May 15, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Helen Gym

Helen Gym Has a Plan to Make Philadelphia Safe Helen Gym Has a Plan to Make Philadelphia Safe

If elected, Gym would join other progressive mayors in Chicago, Boston, and Los Angeles in reimagining public safety in US cities.

May 10, 2023 / Nikhil Goyal

Climate Change Science Curriculum Connecticut

Connecticut Will Require Public Schools to Teach Climate Change. Can More States Follow? Connecticut Will Require Public Schools to Teach Climate Change. Can More States Follow?

While Congress is unlikely to pass a national climate education bill any time soon, there is an opportunity for local legislators to take similar actions.

Apr 28, 2023 / StudentNation / Sena Wazer

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