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The MAGA Plot
When summarized, these two books don’t sound like much. A young poet knocks around Madrid and acts like kind of a jerk; a ...
The Argument Against D.C. Statehood Is Rooted in Racism
In February of 1873, James Shepherd Pike, a radical Republican journalist and longtime advocate for black suffrage, was ...
“What About China?” Is a Bad Response to the Climate Crisis
Whenever the subject of climate policy comes up in the United States, someone in the room, sooner or later, is sure to point ...
The Case Against the Popular Vote
Two hundred years ago, the Founding Fathers made a mistake. They decided that the president of the United States should be ...
Pete Buttigieg’s Health Care Plan Is the Worst Yet
Rejoice, Democratic lovers of Plans, for your presidential field’s second-string wonk candidate Pete Buttigieg has produced ...
Democrats’ Drug Price Bill May Be Dead on Arrival
After nine months of negotiation, Nancy Pelosi has unveiled her proposal to reduce drug prices. The bill would allow the ...
We Didn’t Stand a Chance Against Opioids
My ancestors had no written language, so they told their stories to the trees. Ten thousand years after the Tlingit people ...
The Blood-Dimmed Tide
It’s the year 2100. The nationalist ideology popularized by Donald Trump, Jair Bolsonaro, and Boris Johnson has not only ...
A Critical Threat to Sex Discrimination Protections
Not long after the one-year anniversary of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation as a Supreme Court justice, he and his eight ...
How Energy Companies Corrupt State Politics
In 2017, a coalition of Democratic activists and party leaders led a “Blue Wave” in Virginia, flipping 15 Republican-held ...
How Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Novel Reckons With the Past
Coates correctly diagnosed the core problem: White Americans avoid the history of slavery because they want to avoid ...
The Climate Disaster Inside America’s Prisons
Global warming far and away is the most pressing issue facing the United States (and the rest of the planet). The ...