Articles by Nathan J. Robinson

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is a Lying Crank Posing as a Progressive Alternative to Biden

The only ‘herd immunity’ we need is against abysmal candidates like RFK Jr. He has spent decades as a professional liar and is not the kind of person who should be anywhere near power.

The Worst Crime of the 21st Century

The United States’ destruction of Iraq remains the worst international crime of our time. Its perpetrators remain free and its horrors are buried.

Donald Trump Could Well Be The President Again

The polling is alarming. Biden is weak, Trump is ruthless, and 2024 could look a lot more like 2016 than 2020.

Why The Right Will Never, Ever Support Gun Control

Gun control challenges core tenets of their ideology. To convince them to support it, you’d have to convince them to abandon right-wing ideology altogether. That’s why they just need to be thrown out of office.

The Ed Sheeran Copyright Lawsuit Exposes The Absurdity of Music Ownership

Since there’s no such thing as true originality, litigating who invented what in music is absurd. But it’s also unfair when those who create art don’t see the rewards. We should try to make a world where music is owned by all and musicians don’t have to worry about making a living.

I Have Written a Strange Book About The Future of Artificial Intelligence

‘Echoland: A Comprehensive Guide to a Nonexistent Place’ is both a demonstration and a discussion of the possibilities of transformative new technologies.

The Greatest Piano Player You’ve Never Heard

New Orleans R&B musician James Booker was a musical genius on the level of Beethoven.

The Collapse of BuzzFeed News Shows Why For-Profit Journalism is a Disaster

Capitalist owners are not going to fund unprofitable, resource-intensive investigative work. A different model is needed if journalism is going to survive.

Homelessness Is An Entirely Solvable Problem

Whether we let people have houses is a choice we make. But those who refuse to support guaranteed housing can’t complain when people end up living on the streets.

We Can’t Overstate the Danger of Tom Cotton’s “Might Makes Right” Foreign Policy

The hard-right Arkansas senator has just released a foreign policy manifesto. It’s an alarming justification for violently maintaining U.S. dominance over the rest of the world.

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