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Joe Biden and George W. Bush await presentation of the 2018 Liberty Medal at The National Constitution Center on November 11, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Biden Is Repeating Bush’s Post-9/11 Playbook. It’s Not Working. Biden Is Repeating Bush’s Post-9/11 Playbook. It’s Not Working.

Just like his predecessor, the president is decrying anti-Arab and Muslim hatred while helping to fuel it. But people are refusing to let him get away with this hypocrisy.

Feb 23, 2024 / Saliha Bayrak

Protesters Descend On Orange Unified School District Board Meeting Before Transgender Notification Policy Decision

The Right-Wing Pretexts of Parents’ and Children’s Rights The Right-Wing Pretexts of Parents’ and Children’s Rights

Across the country, both notions are being carried to absurd extremes—at great cost to the groups they claim to represent.

Feb 23, 2024 / Sasha Abramsky

trans rights demonstration

The War on Transgender Kids Took the Life of Nex Benedict The War on Transgender Kids Took the Life of Nex Benedict

America eats its young through legislation that valorizes bullying.

Feb 22, 2024 / Dave Zirin

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Mandy Cohen rubs her head while taking notes during her end-of-day check-in inside her office at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday, September 21, 2023.

We’re Letting a Public Health Disaster Unfold In Slow Motion We’re Letting a Public Health Disaster Unfold In Slow Motion

Republicans are working hard to destroy our public health infrastructure. Too many Democrats are helping them. It needs to stop now.

Feb 22, 2024 / Gregg Gonsalves

Erin Reed.

The Mainstream Media Is Failing Trans People. These Journalists Are Fighting Back. The Mainstream Media Is Failing Trans People. These Journalists Are Fighting Back.

A small but influential group of trans journalists are covering trans issues in a way that too many leading outlets refuse to do.

Feb 22, 2024 / Emmet Fraizer

A soldier prepares to launch a drone in Afghanistan.

The Killer Robots Are Here. It’s Time to Be Worried. The Killer Robots Are Here. It’s Time to Be Worried.

When the leading advocates of autonomous weaponry tell us to be concerned about the unintended dangers posed by their use in battle, the rest of us should be worried.

Feb 23, 2024 / Michael T. Klare

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris join hands as they depart a “Reproductive Freedom Campaign Rally” at George Mason University on January 23, 2024, in Manassas, Va.

It’s Time to Get Over Biden’s Age It’s Time to Get Over Biden’s Age

The potshots at the president’s age are attacks not just on Biden but also on his vice president. Plus, have you seen the other guy?

Feb 21, 2024 / Elie Mystal

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Hydropower Won’t Stop the Climate Crisis—It Might Make It Worse Hydropower Won’t Stop the Climate Crisis—It Might Make It Worse

The dispute over Ethiopia’s enormous dam should be a warning of what the future holds on a hotter, drier planet.

Feb 21, 2024 / Joshua Frank

Following an Israeli attack in Deir al-Balah, Gaza, a wounded Palestinian child receives medical attention at Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital on February 20, 2024.

Aren't the Children of Gaza Worth Saving? Aren't the Children of Gaza Worth Saving?

If our answer is yes, then we have to stop sending Israel the weapons that kill them.

Feb 21, 2024 / Charles Glass

A red banner with white lettering that says

To Find Excitement at the NBA All-Star Game, Look to the Stands To Find Excitement at the NBA All-Star Game, Look to the Stands

Members of the Palestinian Youth Movement and Jewish Voice for Peace unfurled a banner that read “Let Gaza Live.”

Feb 20, 2024 / Dave Zirin

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