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Remembering Toni Morrison

Four writers pay tribute to a great American novelist and groundbreaking intellect.
By Mychal Denzel Smith and others in the New Republic.

The Real Trouble with Ilhan Omar

While others on the left waffle on questions of imperial power and foreign relations, the freshman Democrat takes on American hegemony.
By Sarah Jaffe in the Progressive.

To Fight Trump, Take to the Streets!

The Trump administration gets more malicious, harmful, and absurd every day. So why aren’t many of us outside protesting?
By Katha Pollitt in the Nation.

The Opposite of Patriotism

The right enjoys no monopoly on patriotism — and on this Fourth of July, their grotesque fealty to Trumpism will prove the point again.
By Joe Conason in the National Memo.

The Road Not Taken

The shuttering of the GM works in Lordstown will also bury a lost chapter in the fight for workers’ control.
By Sarah Jaffe in the .

McConnell And Trump: Democracy’s Enemies Within

Among the most disturbing moments during the last presidential election cycle occurred in September 2016, when a group of top intelligence officials briefed congressional leaders on the Kremlin’s aggressive hacking campaign.
By Joe Conason in the National Memo.

Wall Street Goes Silent on #MeToo

You might think that, a year and a half into the #MeToo movement, sexual harassment would be a front-burner issue for the people paid to diversify Wall Street.
By Susan Antilla in the Intercept.

Changing the Game

Naomi Klein argues that tackling environmental and economic problems must coincide.
By Naomi Klein in the Times Literary Supplement.

The European Far Right’s Environmental Turn

As climate change becomes a central concern for voters across the continent, right-wing parties are beginning to incorporate green politics into their ethno-nationalist vision.
By Kate Aronoff in Dissent.

Ways to Save the World

If we really want to make a difference this Earth Day, we have to confront the problem of climate change at its source.

By Kate Aronoff in the Progressive.

A Message From the Future

What if we actually pulled off a Green New Deal? What would the future look like then?

By Naomi Klein in the Intercept.

Eliza Griswold wins the Ridenhour Book Prize

In Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America, Griswold told the story of the energy boom’s impact on a small town and one woman’s transformation from a struggling single parent to an unlikely activist. Sheri Fink presented her with the prize.

Alexandria Bombach wins the Ridenhour Documentary Film Prize

On Her Shoulders followed Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi woman who survived genocide and sexual slavery committed by ISIS, then told her story to politicians and media, including at the United Nations. Murad was one of the two winners of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. Ronit Avni presented her with the prize.

Still Funding Confederacy

For more than 100 years, the Virginia and other former slave states have been subsidizing not only Confederate cemeteries, but many of the hundreds of Confederate monuments and “heritage” sites that mark public space across the South.

By Brian Palmer in Richmond Free Press.

Right Makes Might

Long before Trump came on the scene, key congressional Republicans had been sidling up to nativist and authoritarian leaders across the globe.

By Sarah Posner in the New Republic.

The End of the City on a Hill

A burgeoning alliance with Europe’s far right is radically altering the Christian right’s view of American democracy.

By Sarah Posner in VICE Magazine.

Applications for internships now open

We’re looking to hire for the Harriet and Perry Grover Editorial Internship at Bold Type Books and the Don and Doris Shaffer Internship at Type Investigations.

Every Black Woman Deserves a Doula

On the December day I found out I was carrying a baby, the only thing I could think about was my own mortality.

By Collier Meyerson in New York Magazine.

A Desperate Bargain

Throughout the country parents of children with severe mental illness feel pressured to give up custody to obtain treatment.

By Juliana Schatz Preston for Reveal.

A Tale of Two Toxic Cities

The EPA’s Bungled Response to an Air Pollution Crisis Exposes a Toxic Racial Divide.
By Sharon Lerner in the Intercept.

The Missing Black Millennial

No generation has undergone such meticulous examination in recent years as the millennials. Yet our understanding of them contains a glaring gap.
By Reniqua Allen in the New Republic.

She’s With Stupid

Sure, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slips up sometimes–but have you listened to her Republican colleagues?
By Katha Pollitt in The Nation.

Day Care for All

The progressive to-do list is missing a very important idea.
By Katha Pollitt in the New York Times.

Judicial Elections

Mass incarceration doesn’t just happen. One under-examined factor is the relationship between judges and corporate money/big business interests.
Fellow Josie Duffy Rice  co-hosts a discussion on Justice in America.

Real Black History

Real Black History (Abridged).
Mychal Denzel Smith  on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.


A 7-part podcast series tells how the pursuit of justice drives two men to fight each other in the courts and on the streets of New York.
By Saki Knafo in Gimlet.

Broken Justice in the 42

In the poorest congressional district in the country, where thousands of people are arrested each year, one former cop with a complicated past has made high-profile prosecutions fall apart.
By Saki Knafo in The New York Times Magazine.


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