Social Justice

The torch has been passed: Vice President Kamala Harris with President Biden at the White House in May.

By Withdrawing in Favor of Kamala Harris, Joe Biden Proves That Only the GOP Is a Personality Cult By Withdrawing in Favor of Kamala Harris, Joe Biden Proves That Only the GOP Is a Personality Cult

Democrats acted as a proper political party, while Republicans remain in thrall to a dangerous authoritarian.

Jul 22, 2024 / Jeet Heer

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

Republican vice presidential candidate and US Senator J.D. Vance speaks to Fox News anchor Sean Hannity on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 15, 2024, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

J.D. Vance, a Born-Again Trumpist, Offers a Political Jackpot for Democrats J.D. Vance, a Born-Again Trumpist, Offers a Political Jackpot for Democrats

Trump’s running mate has a history of embracing rancid positions to rise to the top.

Jul 17, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Marchers at a racial justice protest, with several holding up portraits of George Floyd.

We’re Caught in Another Cycle of Racial Progress and Retrenchment We’re Caught in Another Cycle of Racial Progress and Retrenchment

The racial justice uprisings in 2020 led to some minor achievements—and a major backlash.

Jul 16, 2024 / The Front Burner / Kali Holloway

Britain's Labour Party leader Keir Starmer delivers a speech during a victory rally at the Tate Modern in London early on July 5, 2024.

A Close-Up View of the UK Election Gave Rise to an Unfamiliar Emotion: Envy A Close-Up View of the UK Election Gave Rise to an Unfamiliar Emotion: Envy

The US left can only dream of Democrats’ having five years ahead of interrupted power—and control of Congress—with the GOP, like the Tories, driven far to the margins for a d...

Jul 15, 2024 / Ross Barkan

Exterior of the US Supreme Court Building the statue is titled “Authority of Law.”

In a Democracy, No Leader Is Indispensable In a Democracy, No Leader Is Indispensable

As Joe Biden flirts with the Samson Option—threatening to bring his party to ruin in November—he needs to realize that the election isn’t just about him.

Jul 8, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Donald Trump participates in the CNN Presidential Debate at the CNN Studios on June 27, 2024, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Why Aren’t We Talking About Trump’s Fascism? Why Aren’t We Talking About Trump’s Fascism?

Joe Biden has created a distraction from the existential question that should define this election.

Jul 5, 2024 / Jeet Heer

The Roberts Supreme Court’s Decision on Netchoice Was Righteous

The Roberts Supreme Court’s Decision on Netchoice Was Righteous The Roberts Supreme Court’s Decision on Netchoice Was Righteous

No, that is not a typo. Amid the deluge this week, Big Tech didn't get what it wanted. And the court left open the possibility that we might get social media regulation right.

Jul 2, 2024 / Zephyr Teachout

Dear Ron Klain: We Need To Talk About Joe

Dear Ron Klain: We Need To Talk About Joe Dear Ron Klain: We Need To Talk About Joe

To preserve President Biden’s legacy, the party has to find another candidate

Jul 1, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Retirees protesting the Medicare Advantage situation relating to the 12-126 law outside of City Hall in New York on October 12, 2022.

Medicare Dis-Advantage: Overpayments and Inequity Medicare Dis-Advantage: Overpayments and Inequity

The very “choice” that Medicare Advantage is said to offer is undermining Medicare’s promise of equal and universal care for seniors.

Jul 1, 2024 / Adam Gaffney, David U. Himmelstein, and Steffie Woolhandler

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