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April 27, 2015

Deal With It

How Patty Murray makes things happen on polarized Capitol Hill.

Big Oil to Pope Francis: We Know What's Best for the World's Poor

They make a "moral" case for fossil fuels.

What Loretta Lynch Must Do Now

As Baltimore bleeds, the new attorney general needs to shift police culture in a short time.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Sentencing Is Putting Everyone Through Hell

We shouldn't have to relive terrorist acts in such graphic detail to determine their punishment.

America Has Not Reached a Transgender Tipping Point

The media would like to think so. Our laws and statistics prove otherwise.

Broadway Is More Welcoming to Gay Men Than Lesbians. Will 'Fun Home' Change That?

"The commercial viability question actually ... has nothing to do with the gay or lesbian content.” 

Forget Staying Beautiful. Women Should Aspire to Eternal Coolness.

Chloë Sevigny, Patti Smith, and Kim Gordon get it.

The Design Genius of the Golden Age of Air Travel

Pictures from the golden age of aviation. 

April 26, 2015

Elite Universities Are Turning Our Kids Into Corporate Stooges

The hierarchy at Duke was clear, and so was the message: The corporation is king.

Is Hillary Clinton a Real Populist? It Doesn't Matter.

What matters is whether this indeed a winning platform, because that would change American politics forever.

Why Americans Don't Treat Fatal Gun Negligence as a Crime

Something's wrong when people who accidentally shoot kids get to keep their guns.

It’s Time For a Very British Revolution

From Labour's mugs to Cameron's debate dodging, the run up to this election has involved a calculated contempt for openness and honesty.

April 24, 2015

The Secret to James Harden's Greatness Is Hidden in His Beard

There is no other explanation for his unexpected brilliance on the court.

This Isn't the Same 'New Republic'

Responding to the question: Why, considering this magazine’s history of a white gaze and a white audience, did Dyson's essay appear in The New Republic?

All Black Lives Matter

Seeing the humanity of those I criticize is vital to every every claim I make under the banner of #BlackLivesMatter.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Crimes Were Terrible, But Morality Has Nothing to Do With It

He didn't have any choice but to bomb the Boston Marathon.

Acting Without Thinking

The most effective protest movements have been enriched by debating ideas and strategy.

Let's Be Clear About What the Armenian Genocide Was—and Wasn't

Yes, it was a genocide. No, it was not caused by a holy war.

Bodies in Flux

In Maggie Nelson's latest book, 'The Argonauts', life explains theory.

April 23, 2015

Giving Up on Love

Vivian Gornick and the pursuit of an uncoupled life.

Invisible Atheists

The spread of disbelief in the Arab world.

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