The legacy for which this Cuban dissident fought is still unfolding

Book review of Give Me Liberty: The True Story of Oswaldo Payá and his Daring Quest for a Free Cuba by David E. Hoffman

By Vanessa GarciaJuly 1, 2022

An anthem reflecting the wonder and warts of the nation that sings it

Book review of O Say Can You Hear: A Cultural Biography of The Star Spangled Banner by Mark Clague

By Colin WoodardJuly 1, 2022

If only humans could sense the world the way animals do

Book review of An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us by Ed Yong

By Sadie DingfelderJuly 1, 2022

How spiritualism linked the Lincolns and the Booths

Book review of "In the Houses of Their Dead: The Lincolns, the Booths, and the Spirits," by Terry Alford

By Dennis DrabelleJuly 1, 2022

The transformative 1960s still have a grip on America

Book review of The Times They Were a-Changin’: 1964, the Year the Sixties Arrived and the Battle Lines of Today Were Drawn by Robert S. McElvaine

By Michael BobelianJuly 1, 2022

A Declaration of Independence for everyone

How Margaret Fuller, Walt Whitman and Frederick Douglass expanded on the promise of American independence.

By Christopher B. DalyJuly 1, 2022

The value of looking forward as we mark America’s next big birthday

Even as we mark seminal anniversaries of the American Revolution by looking back, we’ve also used the moment to dream about the future.

By M.J. Rymsza-PawlowskaJuly 1, 2022

The next front in the fight over guns

The Supreme Court said guns can be prohibited in "sensitive places," but didn't explain what makes a locale sensitive. That invites a flood of litigation.

By Darrell A.H. MillerJuly 1, 2022

As America prepares to celebrate its independence, inequality persists

The writings of Paul Laurence Dunbar, from over a century ago, force the nation to come to terms with recent racially-motivated violence.

By Gene Andrew JarrettJune 30, 2022

Despite antiabortion campaigns, Black feminists support abortion rights

They reject claims about "Black genocide" because they see abortion rights as crucial to liberty.

By SaraEllen StrongmanJune 29, 2022

The myth of ‘pure’ breast milk further threatens women’s autonomy

Suggesting that breastfeeding could solve the formula shortage puts unequal pressures on many women who are already vulnerable.

By Laura HarrisonJune 29, 2022

The 1980s hearings that explain why Trump’s base still loves him

Bombshell revelations won’t hurt the former president with his core supporters. We have only to look at Oliver North to know why.

By Kristin Kobes Du MezJune 29, 2022

My miscarriage looked like an abortion. Today, I would be a suspect.

Women will bleed to death on their bathroom floors if they are afraid to get medical care.

By Jody RavidaJune 28, 2022

The link between voting rights and the abortion ruling

It’s no coincidence that the court is making our democracy less democratic at the very moment it returns the issue of abortion to the political process.

By Leah Litman, Melissa Murray and Kate ShawJune 28, 2022

How to calculate risk in the era of long covid

The potential for long-term symptoms complicates “back to normal” arguments.

By Robert M. WachterJune 28, 2022

After Dobbs, married women keeping their surnames regains political meaning

The practice will once again become a sign of individualism and autonomy.

By Kimberly A. HamlinJune 28, 2022

Alito’s Dobbs decision will further degrade democracy

In appealing to to "states' rights" as it limits freedoms, the Supreme Court entrenches the power of the already powerful.

By Wendy BrownJune 27, 2022

With Roe gone, women could lose more than abortion rights

The freedom to choose contraception and childbirth methods may also be lost.

By Naomi RendinaJune 27, 2022

A guide from the past on traveling to get an abortion

As in the era before Roe, Canada may be a good abortion destination for Americans.

By Sarah ElvinsJune 27, 2022

In 1970, a woman went to jail for an abortion. Now, it could happen again.

What we can learn from Shirley Wheeler’s experience now that Roe is gone.

By Katherine ParkinJune 27, 2022