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  • There Are No Super PAC Cops

    Sat 6:00am By Jason Linkins
    On Monday, the eve of Oregon’s Democratic primary, The New York Times’ Shane Goldmacher reported on an odd, red-bordered box on an “obscure corner” of the campaign website of embattled 5th district incumbent Kurt Schrader. Inside the box was a…
  • Madison Cawthorn’s Defeat Isn’t Going to Change the GOP

    Fri 3:32pm By Alex Shephard
    Writing on Instagram shortly after his defeat in a Republican congressional primary in North Carolina, 26-year-old Representative Madison Cawthorn lashed out at the Republican establishment for turning “their guns” on him. He lavished praise on a handful…
  • In Search of the Common Good

    Fri 6:00am By Win McCormack
    In her 2011 article “THE EROSION OF THE PUBLIC GOOD: THE IMPLICATIONS OF NEO-LIBERALISM FOR EDUCATION FOR DEMOCRACY,” Catherine Broom, professor of education at the University of British Columbia, Kelowna, depicts a “small but lovely” park near her…
  • Mark Esper’s Fascinating Revelations Would Have Been Far More So in Real Time

    Fri 6:00am By Mary L. Trump
    In a recent interview, Mark Esper, who served as secretary of defense from July 23, 2019, to November 9, 2020, described Donald Trump as a “person driven by self-interest.” This is exactly the kind of clueless comment for which the phrase “the pot…
  • Would These Undelivered Speeches Really Have Changed History?

    Fri 6:00am By Priya Satia
    One…
  • January 6 Recap: An Aggressive (!) Move by the Justice Department

    Fri 6:00am By Daniel Strauss
    Here’s what happened this weekA persistent…
  • George W. Bush Makes a Brutal Return to Our Psyche

    Fri 6:00am By Marisa Kabas
    This week, former President George W. Bush detonated a nostalgia bomb in my brain: In the midst of criticizing the Russian government in a speech in Dallas on Wednesday, Bush said the following: “The result is an absence of checks and balances in Russia, and…
  • The Wild Bunch

    Thu 4:58pm By Stanley Kauffmann
    The Western, until quite recently, was especially valuable as a mythic preserve: a form in which Good and Evil could be easily identified and in which Good could triumph. Lately it is becoming an arena for exultation in gore with perhaps a fade-out nod to…
  • Why Your Utility Company Sucks

    Thu 1:23pm By Kate Aronoff
    The United States will be asking a lot of its electric grid over the coming decades. Everything from home heating to transportation will need to move to the grid, as a system built to distribute electrons out from a central source transforms to accept them…
  • The Fed Is Neglecting Its Duty on Climate Change

    Thu 9:24am By Aaron Regunberg
    In early May, the United States Federal Reserve ordered the largest interest rate hike in over 20 years. This week, Fed Chair Jerome Powell declared he “won’t hesitate” to go even further, calling action on inflation an “unconditional need.” This…
  • Inside LA’s Homeless Industrial Complex

    Thu 6:15am By Tracy Rosenthal
    At 17, Gustavo Otzoy emigrated from Guatemala to Los Angeles, where he was held in immigrant detention for nearly three weeks. On his first day free, he explored Echo Park Lake—16 acres of grass, paths, and palm trees, an expansive body of water, a pristine…
  • The famous athlete doubts the planet

    Thu 6:00am By Gregory Pardlo
    The famous athlete doubts the planet is round and sweet. Its magnetic navel adrift escapes like leaves turned dryly underfoot. The moon, so immense you can smell its breath, demands its sugar like your Great Aunt Ginny. A flame deflates atop a skull. So sweet,…
  • Senate Republicans Want Your Cleaning Lady to Pay Income Tax, but Not FedEx

    Thu 6:00am By Timothy Noah
    Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen traveled to Poland this week to urge support for a 15 percent global minimum tax on corporate income. These negotiations are slow going, but the Poles will be pushovers compared to the United States Senate. The same Senate…
  • Comma

    Thu 6:00am By Diane Seuss
    To never be touched again. That line has a sound. Hear it? I don’t want to bring a story to it. Not even an image. It has a sound. Listen.To never be touched. Oh, a nurse, a doctor, but never to be touched in that way. You know what way. Listen. Hear it.…
  • Marijuana

    Thu 6:00am By Billy Collins
    When I was young and dreamy,I longed to be a poet,not one with his armswrapped around the universeor on his knees before a goddess,not waving from Mount Parnassusnor wearing a cape like Lord Byron,rather just reporting on a dog or an orange.But one soft night…
  • Clarence Thomas Is Throwing the Supreme Court’s History Out the Window

    Thu 6:00am By Matt Ford
    Justice Clarence Thomas, the senior member of the ascendant wing of the Supreme Court, has some concerns. He is worried about the court’s perception among the American people as it turns further and further to the right. He is dismayed by the decline of the…
  • January, Rescued by Rafa’s Thighs

    Thu 6:00am By Tishani Doshi
    Tomorrow he’ll be ordinary againbut today I watch his familiar charge,the ritual pulls and tugs. All montha kind of gloom—sea turtles strangledin fishing nets, their bodies like templesin the sand. I want to get close, examinetheir shells for divination…
  • Did Democrats Make a Mistake by Hyping a Trumpy Insurrectionist in Pennsylvania?

    Wed 6:52pm By Alex Shephard
    Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. An erratic, buffoonish Republican with dangerous ideas is rising in the polls and surging into contention in his party primary. Democrats, fearing the possibility that the primary might produce a nominee palatable…
  • Kurt Schrader Could Be the Next Establishment Democrat Toppled by a Progressive Challenger

    Wed 1:21pm By Grace Segers
    As of Wednesday morning, Oregon Democrat Kurt Schrader, who has represented the Beaver State’s 5th district since 2009, is trailing his progressive primary opponent, Jamie McLeod-Skinner. As The New Republic’s Daniel Strauss reported last week, this…
  • Michigan Is Becoming the Ground Zero of Abortion Battles

    Wed 6:00am By Abdul El-Sayed
    Back in 2018, before she was the attorney general of Michigan, Dana Nessel was an attorney and activist with a past life in standup comedy. During her campaign, she released a low-budget advertisement called “#HangersR4clothes,” intending to make the…
  • How Disney World Struck a Deal With Florida to Govern Itself

    Wed 6:00am By The Politics of Everything
    When you’re in Disney World, lost in the eerily self-contained universe of its vast theme parks, it can be hard to see that you’re also in the Reedy Creek Improvement District, a special governance zone that gives the Walt Disney Company powers very like…
  • The Democrats Are Frozen With Fear of the Midterm Voter

    Wed 6:00am By Alex Shephard
    The Democrats, it seems, are in big trouble. With the midterms less than six months away, the party is deeply unpopular. Polling released by NBC on Monday found its favorability rating was underwater by 19 points—eight points worse than the GOP’s, which is…
  • The Baby Formula Crisis Shows the Risks of Corporate Concentration

    Wed 6:00am By Grace Segers
    This week, the federal government is moving to address the nationwide infant formula shortage that has deepened to dire levels in recent weeks, threatening the well-being of millions of children. The fixes on offer, while late in arriving, could be sufficient…
  • Why Is Putin So Oddly Chill About Sweden and Finland Joining NATO?

    Wed 6:00am By Jordan Michael Smith
    Does this scenario sound familiar? The people living around the Baltic Sea fear their powerful neighbor. They understand the value of their territory and worry about being overrun by the military colossus in their midst.Except the country in question with a…
  • The Buffalo Shooter and the Rise of Ecofascist Extremists

    Tue 11:32am By Kate Aronoff
    Before attending a conference for climate deniers a few years back, I received two pieces of advice from researchers who frequent that circuit: first, that most of what’s said at climate denial events is projection and second, that there’s no sense trying…
  • Is the Typical CEO Really Worth $15 Million?

    Tue 6:00am By Timothy Noah
    If you’re the chief executive officer of an S&P 500 corporation and your compensation last year was less than $14.7 million, you need to think seriously about getting into another line of work. Fourteen million may sound like a lot of frog skins, but more…
  • American Politics Just Got a Little More Corrupt Thanks to Ted Cruz and John Roberts

    Tue 6:00am By Matt Ford
    As it wrestles with one of its most turbulent terms in decades, the Supreme Court on Monday did something all too familiar: It struck down part of a campaign-finance law that sought to limit the corrupting influence of donor cash in American politics. The…
  • The Great Replacement Theory Is Just Republican Orthodoxy Now

    Tue 6:00am By Alex Shephard
    One of the most horrific things about the lengthy, vile manifesto posted online by the gunman who murdered 10 people in a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, is just how familiar this script has become. Not so long ago, the “great replacement theory”—a…
  • How Ian Bremmer Cultivates an Air of Expertise

    Tue 6:00am By Andre Pagliarini
    Less than a week into this century of disenchantment, a well-informed observer assessed the new acting president of the Russian Federation, one Vladimir Putin: “True, he is no liberal democrat, domestically or internationally. Under his leadership Russia…
  • Pennsylvania May Be Democrats’ Best Hope for a Senate Pickup in 2022

    Tue 6:00am By Grace Segers
    Barring a significant upset, John Fetterman will become the Democratic nominee for Pennsylvania’s open Senate seat on Tuesday. The hulking Pennsylvania lieutenant governor, known for his towering stature at six foot, eight inches and penchant for gym shorts,…