How Sinema subverts the radical conventions of queer politics
The campy, effective activists of the past were always punching up. In the senate, Sinema just punches down
If Trump is charged, it should be for the worst of his crimes
‘Seditious conspiracy’ and ‘insurrection’ are more fitting charges for a former president than ‘interfering with an official proceeding’ or ‘defrauding the U.S.’
Violating the Presidential Records Act is no small transgression
The Watergate origins of the law making Trump’s papers public property.
How ‘pink slime’ journalism exploits our faith in local news
The disappearance of local news outlets has been weaponized by partisan interests.
We can transform local government by treating it as a kind of theater
Messy and tedious as local government is, we can ensure that it’s a place where the democratic process still works.
An inclusive look at women’s history, beyond White activists
Historian Elisabeth Griffith includes divisions alongside victories in this rich, intersectional account of the struggle for equality.
The incredible feats and lonely life of sports legend Jim Thorpe
David Maraniss shows how the legendary athlete was celebrated, belittled and exploited.
‘The Boys’ author Katie Hafner on her path from journalist to novelist
Going from nonfiction to fiction can be both liberating and paralyzing, Hafner explains.
A veteran asks: What did the Afghan war mean for those who served?
Marine veteran Elliot Ackerman, who helped evacuate Afghans, reflects on the war's flawed decisions, moments of kindness and "disastrous" end.
The monkeypox outbreak reflects our failure to learn from AIDS activism
AIDS activists wanted to transform health systems to make sure that everyone had the care they needed.
Seeing Americans as consumers threatens the fairness of our economy
The Federal Reserve keeps increasing interest rates to try to bring prices down — but that may erase gains by non-White workers.
Learning from past blunders is crucial for a new Army program
How the Army can avoid repeating the mistakes that marred a Vietnam era program to help recruits who didn’t meet basic standards.
High ticket prices cast doubt on Springsteen’s values and bond with fans
The musician has forged deep ties with fans and long extolled the virtue of the little guy — and excoriated gouging.
When it comes to period trackers, concerns span ideological divides
Some Catholic abortion opponents and women worried about abortion restrictions share concerns over privacy and accuracy.
Justice Alito is living up to promises to supporters of his nomination
His anger and commitment to expanding the meaning of freedom of religion are exactly what his champions wanted in a justice.
The way to fight inflation without rising interest rates and a recession
History shows that targeted price caps work when accompanied by a public campaign.
Air conditioning remade politics. Now, it’s key to navigating climate change.
As the planet heats up, more will depend on air conditioning to keep cool.
30 years ago, Ethiopia’s Derartu Tulu made history and reshaped running
Tulu inspired a generation of Ethiopian women to become distance runners while shattering racist tropes.