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  • Harvard Was Right to Fire Ron Sullivan

    Sat 6:00am By Lucy Caldwell
    When Harvard Law School professor Ron Sullivan lost his esteemed position as faculty dean of Winthrop House last weekend, and withdrew from Harvey Weinstein’s defense team, he secured a new one in the process: poster child in the war against campus political…
  • The Criminalization of Women’s Bodies Is All About Conservative Male Power

    Fri 5:07pm By Laurie Penny
    Let’s start by acknowledging that women are not things. Before we talk, like we have to, about what the attacks on abortion access mean for this anxious, awful political era, let’s establish as a ground rule that women are not vessels, or incubators, or an…
  • Joe Biden Is the Democrats’ Safety School

    Fri 1:31pm By Walter Shapiro
    At an outdoor table at a bagel shop a few blocks from the state capitol building in Concord, New Hampshire, two Democratic state representatives were gently sparring over Joe Biden.“A lot has come up about Biden’s role during the Anita Hill hearings,”…
  • Oligarch of the Month: Laurence Doud III

    Fri 6:01am By Alexander Sammon
    In 2016, Laurence Doud III had a seven-figure salary, an honorary degree from the Albany College of Pharmacy, and a beach home in Florida. As Rochester Drug Cooperative’s CEO, he’d handed out lavish bonuses and increased revenue a hundredfold. When he…
  • Reclaiming the Future

    Fri 6:01am By Astra Taylor
    One day last February, I found myself seated on stage, rather incongruously, between the neoconservative Never Trumper–turned–Resistance hero Bill Kristol and my friend Natasha Lennard, a radical anti-fascist writer and activist I first met at Occupy Wall…
  • The House of Roberts

    Fri 6:00am By Matt Ford
    Donald Trump’s hostility toward congressional oversight is leading some of his critics to describe him in monarchical terms. The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank argued that the president’s legal argument for ignoring subpoenas was “closer to the divine…
  • The Tenants’ Rights Movement Is Expanding Beyond Big Cities

    Fri 6:00am By Sophie Kasakove
    When Lauren Sumahit answered the door of her apartment in…
  • The Way to Trump’s Heart Is Through His Ego

    Fri 6:00am By Alex Shephard
    When Donald Trump pardoned self-hating historical fiction writer Dinesh D’Souza last May, many assumed the move was part of a larger plan. Trump, in what quickly became conventional wisdom, was sending a sign to his former associates who had found themselves…
  • The Watergate Editor on How Trump “Leads the Press Around by the Nose”

    Fri 6:00am By Jeff Stein
    Everybody’s heard of Woodward and Bernstein, if only from their…
  • Arrest Me, You Alabama Cowards

    Thu 10:10am By Emily Atkin
    I don’t remember the name of the doctor who performed my abortion. I don’t even remember what she looked like.Maybe it’s because she didn’t actually “perform” a procedure. She answered my questions; she wrote my prescription. But she wasn’t there…
  • The Socialist Network

    Thu 6:01am By Doug Henwood
    Future historians may well portray the second decade of the twenty-first century as the moment when American socialism returned from the dead. The collapse of the Soviet empire in the early 1990s had supposedly sealed the overarching terms of political dispute…
  • Bernie Sanders Sets His Sights on Biden

    Thu 6:00am By Alex Shephard
    Bernie Sanders has a Joe Biden problem. The former vice president’s formal entry into the 2020 primary has cut into Sanders’s numbers, which have lagged in recent weeks. Already underwater with older voters, a Morning Consult poll released on Wednesday…
  • The Audacity of Grief

    Thu 6:00am By George Blaustein
    It is easy to count the dead,…
  • Nathan Glazer’s Life of the Mind

    Thu 6:00am By Alan Wolfe
    When I was 22 years old, Nathan Glazer, the Harvard professor of education and sociology who died this past January, stood for everything I was against. It was 1964, the year of the Berkeley student revolt, and Glazer, then teaching at that university, wrote…
  • Freeing Britney Spears

    Thu 6:00am By Josephine Livingstone
    Fans of Britney Jean will already know that there are two kinds of trouble in Spears paradise. The first is an old story, the one where Britney in 2008 refused to hand over her kids to former husband Kevin Federline’s people. The police arrived, suspected…
  • Joe Biden Is Going Back to the Clinton Playbook

    Wed 10:30am By Bob Moser
    When Joe Biden made his first bid for president, he was forced to drop out after plagiarizing British Labour leader Neil Kinnock in a Democratic debate. Now, in his third run for the White House, Biden is plagiarizing himself. “Ladies and gentlemen, it’s…
  • Democrats Already Have a Position on Tariffs... If You Know Where to Look

    Wed 6:00am By Alex Shephard
    Donald Trump’s trade war with China is not going well. Weeks after assuring people that trade negotiations between the two countries were on the “five yard line,” a sheepish Larry Kudlow, Trump’s chief economic adviser, admitted on Sunday that we may…
  • Should People Be Allowed to Get Rich on Global Warming?

    Wed 6:00am By Dave Levitan
    The Trump administration does not usually acknowledge the reality of climate change. But it’s willing to make exceptions in certain cases—namely, where it sees that the coming planetary apocalypse might be profitable.At a meeting last week of the Arctic…
  • The Very American Case of Robert Kraft and a Florida Prostitution Sting

    Wed 6:00am By Matt Ford
    Before February, Robert Kraft was mostly known for two things: winning six Super Bowl rings as owner of the New England Patriots, and losing one of them to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Then Florida prosecutors charged the 77-year-old with soliciting…
  • Video Game Workers See Power in a Union

    Wed 6:00am By Leila McNeill
    “I reported and he got promoted.”Those were the words on a hand-lettered sign held above nearly 200 employees of Riot Games—the publisher of the immensely popular multiplayer video game League of Legends—as they gathered last week in front of an…
  • How Gerrymandering Leads to Radical Abortion Laws

    Tue 10:05am By David Daley
    Stacey Abrams still hasn’t conceded that she lost to Brian Kemp in last year’s gubernatorial race in Georgia, and perhaps justifiably so. Kemp, formerly the secretary of state there, administered his own election, shuttered precincts in black communities,…
  • This Is Not a “Constitutional Crisis”

    Tue 6:00am By Matt Ford
    A constitutional crisis, like a good first date, is typically self-evident. That’s what makes top Democrats’ sudden embrace of the term so jarring. “Certainly, it’s a constitutional crisis, although I don’t like to use that phrase because it’s been…
  • Elizabeth Warren Has a Plan to Fight the Opioid Crisis. Why Don’t Other Democrats?

    Tue 6:00am By Alex Shephard
    Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is causing a stir in Trump country. In a rural West Virginia town with a population of 400, Warren spoke to a crowd of 150—many decked out in MAGA paraphernalia—about the opioid crisis. “Anyone here know someone…
  • The Unstoppable Rise of Phoebe Waller-Bridge

    Tue 6:00am By Rachel Syme
    In a scene about halfway through the new season of Fleabag, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who writes and stars in every episode, sits inside a confession booth in an old church. The fact that her character, Fleabag, is moved to confess to a priest is a kind of…
  • Game of Thrones: Ask Not For Whom the Bells Toll

    Mon 10:39am By The New Republic Staff
    Each Monday, members of The New Republic staff will discuss the latest episode of Game of Thrones, now in its eight and final season. Join Josephine Livingstone, Alex Shephard, and Ryu Spaeth as they contribute their little drop to the ocean of Game of Thrones…
  • Fire Forced Me From My Home. Then Water Trapped Me There.

    Mon 9:11am By Kristy Frazier
    I’ve lived in Idyllwild for the last 45 years. It’s a small town in the Southern California mountains, and it’s about a mile high where most people live. We don’t have any traffic lights. We don’t have fast food. We don’t even have a Starbucks. But…
  • Claire Denis’s Long Journey to Nowhere

    Mon 8:04am By Josephine Livingstone
    Critics use the adjective “elliptical” a lot for Claire Denis’s movies. From a Greek word meaning “to fall short,” ellipses are the dot dot dot indicating a word left out from a sentence. The elliptical filmmaker is one who leaves things out. From…
  • Andrew Yang’s Disjointed Plan to Reform American Democracy

    Mon 6:00am By Matt Ford
    There are more than 20 Democratic candidates for president, and none are as technocratic as Andrew Yang. The New York–based entrepreneur and venture capitalist is running on an eclectic platform that synthesizes ideas from the party’s socialist and…
  • Sara Nelson’s Art of War

    Mon 6:00am By Kim Kelly
    The most powerful labor leader in the country right now is about 5’5” in sneakers, though her work uniform generally adds an extra inch or two. As the president of the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA-CWA) and veteran flight attendant who has worked…
  • ICE’s Brazen Arrests Are Impeding Justice

    Mon 6:00am By Matt Cameron
    Earlier this month, two men in street clothes rapidly approached defense attorney Mark Wester and his client in the hallway of the Marlborough District Court. After confirming the defendant’s identity, they flashed their Immigration and Customs Enforcement…