Science and Health

Workers digging a hole to install a cable

Working-Class Americans Prefer a “Hand Up” to a “Handout” Working-Class Americans Prefer a “Hand Up” to a “Handout”

Working- and middle-class Americans take pride in their work. If Democrats want to win their votes, they need to acknowledge and appeal to that pride, not dismiss or patronize it....

Jul 23, 2024 / Column / Erica Etelson

Reflected on a mirror, then–Vice President Joe Biden speaks during an event to unveil a report with analysis related to Recovery Act investments in innovation, science, and technology on August 24, 2010, at the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC.

The Democrats Have a Two-Biden Problem The Democrats Have a Two-Biden Problem

And so does the president. As he decides his future, Joe Biden has to come to terms with the war within himself.

Jul 19, 2024 / Jeet Heer

A student midwife taking a mother's blood pressure.

Inside the Fight to Bring Midwives Back to Massachusetts Inside the Fight to Bring Midwives Back to Massachusetts

Midwifery is often a cheaper and safer alternative for some childbirths, yet the state’s policies require midwives to jump through increasingly difficult hoops to practice.

Jul 19, 2024 / StudentNation / Annika Inampudi

President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) walk across the South Lawn after returning to the White House on board the Marine One presidential helicopter on April 22, 2024, in Washington, DC.

Why Are Bernie Sanders and the Squad Propping Up Joe Biden? Why Are Bernie Sanders and the Squad Propping Up Joe Biden?

A wounded Biden is running on a platform that progressives have long dreamed about.

Jul 18, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Elon Musk during the Cannes Lions International Festival Of Creativity 2024.

It’s Official: Silicon Valley Is Fully MAGA-Pilled It’s Official: Silicon Valley Is Fully MAGA-Pilled

The tech industry is falling over itself to embrace Trump and J.D. Vance. It’s a mask-off moment.

Jul 18, 2024 / Jacob Silverman

Aaron Bushnell

Aaron Bushnell Told Us Why He Self-Immolated—Why Didn't We Believe Him? Aaron Bushnell Told Us Why He Self-Immolated—Why Didn't We Believe Him?

When a dissident’s political act is reduced to a set of personal maladies, his or her message can be all too easily massaged away.

Jul 18, 2024 / Nan Levinson

Construction workers drink water in Folsom, California, on July 3, 2024.

A Proposed Regulation Could Protect Millions of Workers From Extreme Heat A Proposed Regulation Could Protect Millions of Workers From Extreme Heat

As temperatures continue to rise from climate change, OSHA’s first and only extreme heat proposal would help over 36 million people.

Jul 17, 2024 / StudentNation / Aina Marzia

Joe Biden at the Ukraine Compact during the final day of the NATO Summit in Washington DC

The Discourse Around Biden’s Health Has Been Odious The Discourse Around Biden’s Health Has Been Odious

We should be able to talk about the president’s condition without sinking into harmful speculation or pernicious stereotypes.

Jul 15, 2024 / Gregg Gonsalves

Joe Biden speaks at an event launching the Ukraine Compact at the 2024 NATO Summit on July 11, 2024, in Washington, DC.

Why Aren’t We Talking About the Great News on the Economy and Crime? Why Aren’t We Talking About the Great News on the Economy and Crime?

The Democrats have a winning election message—but do they have the right messenger?

Jul 12, 2024 / Jeet Heer

A protester at Trafalgar Square following the abortion ban in Texas, on October 2, 2021, in London, United Kingdom.

A New Study Confirms That the Texas Abortion Ban “Is Responsible” for a Rise in Infant Deaths A New Study Confirms That the Texas Abortion Ban “Is Responsible” for a Rise in Infant Deaths

Texas leaders promised that the ban, enacted 10 months before Roe was overturned, would “save” newborn lives.

Jul 9, 2024 / Comment / Mary Tuma

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