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Kesha’s Liberating New Anthem, “Woman”
August 16th, 2017, 05:29 PM
Doreen St. Félix reviews the singer Kesha’s new single “Woman,” from the album “Rainbow,” in the context of her legal struggles with the producer Dr. Luke.
Kenyan Democracy’s Missed Opportunity
August 16th, 2017, 05:29 PM
Neha Wadekar on Kenya’s Presidential election, which was followed by violence when Raila Odinga’s supporters alleged that Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory was rigged.
Ivanka and Jared Vacationing in Moral Vacuum
August 16th, 2017, 05:29 PM
Andy Borowitz jokes that Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner announce a vacation from their ethical and moral obligations.
Clowns: They’re Just Like Us
August 16th, 2017, 05:29 PM
Sharon Levy offers humorous illustrations showing the ways in which clowns demonstrate the same needs and behaviors as most people.
Resistance Art to See in New York City
August 16th, 2017, 05:29 PM
Andrea K. Scott writes about current art exhibitions in New York City that feature resistance works, at the Brooklyn Museum, the Met Breuer, and more galleries.
Charlottesville and the Trouble with Civil War Hypotheticals
August 16th, 2017, 05:29 PM
Jelani Cobb on how the recent racist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, illustrated the problem with the idea of a show like HBO’s “Confederate.”
Stephen Mitchell Reads Richard Wilbur
August 16th, 2017, 05:29 PM
Stephen Mitchell joins Paul Muldoon to read and discuss Richard Wilbur’s poem “Two Voices in a Meadow,” and his own translation of “The Death of Argos,” from Homer’s Odyssey.
Donald Trump, from His Tower, Rages at “the Other Side” in Charlottesville
August 15th, 2017, 05:29 PM
Amy Davidson Sorkin on Donald Trump’s press briefing on infrastructure, which devolved into a walking back of his previous condemnation of white nationalists in Charlottesville.
Firing Steve Bannon Won’t Change Donald Trump
August 15th, 2017, 05:29 PM
Ryan Lizza on the possibility that Steve Bannon will forced out of the Trump White House and what it would mean for his populist and xenophobic agenda.
How Church Leaders in Charlottesville Prepared for White Supremacists
August 15th, 2017, 05:29 PM
Jonathan Blitzer on the Charlottesville Clergy Collective, a coalition of local faith leaders, led by Alvin Edwards, that was ready to respond to this weekend’s white-supremacist rallies.
Jeff Sessions and the Resurgence of Civil Asset Forfeiture
August 15th, 2017, 05:29 PM
Sarah Stillman writes about Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s push to restore civil asset forfeiture as a law-enforcement tool.
Jeff Sessions and the Resurgence of Civil Asset Forfeiture
August 15th, 2017, 05:29 PM
Sarah Stillman writes about Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s push to restore civil asset forfeiture as a law-enforcement tool.
Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, and Charlottesville
August 15th, 2017, 05:29 PM
Jeffrey Toobin writes about Donald Trump’s response to the terror attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Steve Bannon’s influence in the White House.
Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, and Charlottesville
August 15th, 2017, 05:29 PM
Jeffrey Toobin writes about Donald Trump’s response to the terror attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Steve Bannon’s influence in the White House.
Is America Headed for a New Kind of Civil War?
August 14th, 2017, 05:29 PM
Robin Wright talks to five historians specializing in the American Civil War about whether the U.S. is headed for a new sectarian conflict.
Is America Headed for a New Kind of Civil War?
August 14th, 2017, 05:29 PM
Robin Wright talks to five historians specializing in the American Civil War about whether the U.S. is headed for a new sectarian conflict.
Our Cursed Condition Under Trump
August 14th, 2017, 05:29 PM
Rebecca Mead writes about a survey that determined a dramatic uptick in the use of expletives, and how Donald Trump and the political moment back up that data.
Should We Subsidize Manufacturing?
August 14th, 2017, 05:29 PM
Josha Rothman on how government subsidies could help revitalize the manufacturing sector of the American economy.
Julian Assange, a Man Without a Country
August 14th, 2017, 05:29 PM
From his tiny sanctum in London, the founder of WikiLeaks has interfered with the world’s most powerful institutions.
Is There Any Point to Protesting?
August 14th, 2017, 05:29 PM
We turn out in the streets and nothing seems to happen. Maybe we’re doing it wrong.
Trump’s Business of Corruption
August 14th, 2017, 05:29 PM
What secrets will Mueller find when he investigates the President’s foreign deals?
How Driscoll’s Reinvented the Strawberry
August 14th, 2017, 05:29 PM
The berry behemoth turned produce into a beauty contest, and won.
Charlottesville and the Effort to Downplay Racism in America
August 13th, 2017, 05:29 PM
Jia Tolentino, a graduate of the University of Virginia, writes about the recent white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville, and the town’s history of racism.
When Should a Child Be Taken from His Parents?
July 31st, 2017, 05:29 PM
In family court, judges must decide whether the risks at home outweigh the risks of separating a family.  
How Not to Solve the Refugee Crisis
July 24th, 2017, 05:29 PM
A case of mistaken identity put the wrong man in jail. Now it highlights the failure of prosecutions to tackle a humanitarian disaster.
Slide Show: Political Cartoons
July 20th, 2014, 05:29 PM
How funny are elections? Find out with our political cartoon of the day.