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The FDA Did the Right Thing in Pausing the J&J Vaccine

The Twitter epidemiologists convinced that regulators bungled the decision make for entertaining reading—but they’re wrong.

Joan Walsh

Supreme Court

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.

Elie Mystal
Ethical Economics

A Plea to President Biden to Stop Perpetuating Racist Tax Policy

Even if the president managed to vanquish racism in every other part of government, failing to address its role in our tax system would be a tragedy.

Steven Dean
War and Peace

Progressives Call for Action on the Yemen Blockade

Nearly 80 congressional Democrats have called on the Biden administration to increase pressure on Saudi Arabia to lift the blockade immediately.

Aída Chávez
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Politics

Progressive Democrats Face Resistance on Infrastructure

The party is split between a stubborn establishment and what some activists see as its overly conciliatory left flank.

Aída Chávez

Biden Wants to Spend Even More on Defense than Trump

The president’s plan to hike Pentagon spending draws a rebuke from progressives.

John Nichols

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.

Elie Mystal

World

Why Brazil Still Matters

With Lula eligible to run against Bolsonaro, Brazilians hold the world’s future in their hands.

Glenn Greenwald

Migrant Massage Workers Don’t Need to Be Rescued

Wu, a member of the sex worker collective Red Canary Song, discusses body work at the intersection of class, race, gender, and whorephobia.

Rosemarie Ho

In Ecuador, a Presidential Election With Global Reach

The runoff this Sunday will determine not only who will be president—Andrés Arauz or Guillermo Lasso—but also whether Ecuador will continue to lead the fight against elite financial corruption. 

Greg Grandin

Culture

The Triumph of ‘Céline and Julie Go Boating’

Why Jacques Rivette’s 1974 film of female friendship and surrealism remains a masterpiece.

Kristen Yoonsoo Kim

Philip Guston’s Peculiar History Lesson

On the painter’s politics of self-questioning.

Barry Schwabsky

Why Do We Believe in Photographs?

David Levi Strauss’s new book looks at the ancient roots of photography to understand how the medium became so distorted in the present.

Will Fenstermaker

Watch and Listen

Listen: The Next Fight Against Voter Suppression

Dale Ho on Georgia, plus Karen Greenberg on ending our forever wars.

April 8, 2021

Listen: What Happened to Kyrsten Sinema?

Aída Chávez on the Arizona Democrat, plus Joan Walsh on Stephen Breyer.

April 1, 2021

View: Mexico Could Soon Become the Largest Legal Marijuana Market in the World

But activists say the law fails to address the widespread pain that decades of militarized enforcement have caused.

February 25, 2021
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