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

By Nathan KohrmanAugust 12, 2022

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.’

By Claire O. Finkelstein and Richard W. PainterAugust 12, 2022

Violating the Presidential Records Act is no small transgression

The Watergate origins of the law making Trump’s papers public property.

By Mitchell RobertsonAugust 12, 2022

How ‘pink slime’ journalism exploits our faith in local news

The disappearance of local news outlets has been weaponized by partisan interests.

By Ryan ZickgrafAugust 12, 2022

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.

By Aaron LandsmanAugust 12, 2022

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.

By Connie SchultzAugust 12, 2022

The incredible feats and lonely life of sports legend Jim Thorpe

David Maraniss shows how the legendary athlete was celebrated, belittled and exploited.

By Aram GoudsouzianAugust 12, 2022

‘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.

By Katie HafnerAugust 12, 2022

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.

By Carter MalkasianAugust 12, 2022

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.

By Dan RoylesAugust 12, 2022

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.

By Suzanne KahnAugust 11, 2022

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.

By Kyle LongleyAugust 11, 2022

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.

By Jonathan D. CohenAugust 10, 2022

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.

By Katherine DuganAugust 10, 2022

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.

By Duncan HosieAugust 9, 2022

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.

By Meg Jacobs and Isabella M. WeberAugust 9, 2022

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.

By Joseph M. SiryAugust 8, 2022

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.

By Hannah BorensteinAugust 8, 2022