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The Supreme Court May Have Just Signed Roe v. Wade’s Death Warrant
The newly ultraconservative court has agreed to hear a direct challenge to the landmark 1973 abortion case—a move that can mean nothing good.
May 14, 2021
Larry Krasner—and the Future of the Criminal Justice Reform Movement—Is on Tuesday’s Ballot
The Philadelphia prosecutor who’s opposed police violence and mass incarceration faces an intense challenge backed by the police union.
May 4, 2021
Ranked-Choice Voting Is Already Changing Politics for the Better
In an era of heated divisiveness, cynical punditry, and exhausting negativity in politics, we need to push for systemic electoral change.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
April 21, 2021
These Attacks on Maxine Waters Reveal the Grifter Politics of Republican Dog-Whistlers
Kevin McCarthy and Marjorie Taylor Greene would punish Waters for supporting the right to assemble and petition for the redress of grievances.
April 20, 2021
Letters From the May 3/10, 2021, Issue
Disability access… Where is the joy?… Calexit vs. the filibuster… Black sci-fi worldmaking…
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April 16, 2021
Why Are Democrats So Determined to Block Court Reform?
The refusal of leaders like Pelosi and Biden to engage with robust court-expansion proposals is an act of pure self-defeat.
April 15, 2021
It’s Time to Kick Armed Cops Off the Road
We should not have to live in a world where the police can kill young men like Daunte Wright for committing traffic violations.
April 13, 2021
Biden’s Supreme Court Commission Is Designed to Fail
Biden’s recently announced commission to study court reform isn’t designed to offer solutions—it’s designed to be an excuse to do nothing.
April 8, 2021
How the Supreme Court Gave Cops a License to Kill
Derek Chauvin’s defense team is hoping that the 1989
Graham v. Connor
ruling will be his ticket to acquittal.
April 7, 2021
Can Biden Fix the Courts That Trump Broke?
There is no progressive future without a serious fight to reclaim the judiciary from the grips of conservative judges.