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Big Brother, 25

Big Brother, 25 Big Brother, 25

Swas Ticker, Degeneration X.

Jul 19, 2024 / OppArt / Marc Murphy and Gary Taxali

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

Do People Think the Economy Is Bad Because the Media Failed, or Because the Economy Is Actually Bad?

Do People Think the Economy Is Bad Because the Media Failed, or Because the Economy Is Actually Bad? Do People Think the Economy Is Bad Because the Media Failed, or Because the Economy Is Actually Bad?

Two experts look at the data come to very different conclusions about the state of the US economy.

Jul 19, 2024 / The Debate / Dean Baker and Wesley Bignell

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

Five people (four in suits, one woman in traditional Palestinian dress) stand behind Olympic rings. The middle two hold a certificate.

Palestinian Olympians Are Competing as Their World Burns Palestinian Olympians Are Competing as Their World Burns

Palestinian Olympians will make history in Paris, despite unfathomable conditions of genocide.

Jul 18, 2024 / Dave Zirin

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

Supreme Corruption

Supreme Corruption Supreme Corruption

The Roberts Court undermines our constitution.

Jul 18, 2024 / OppArt / Peter Kuper

The first family to move into the Levittown development in New York, 1947.

Can You Put a Dollar Amount on White Privilege? Can You Put a Dollar Amount on White Privilege?

Tracie McMillan’s The White Bonus attempts to quantify the literal cost of racism in America.

Jul 18, 2024 / Books & the Arts / Kristen Martin

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

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