Articles by Stephen Prager

When Stated ‘Intentions’ Don’t Matter

Israel knows that its assault on Gaza is inflicting mass civilian death and starvation but claims that these outcomes are not its ‘intention.’ But when you know the consequences of your actions, what difference do intentions make?

No City Needs Subway Soldiers

New York’s deployment of the National Guard on public transit is ludicrous and dystopian.

Conservatives Are Finally Admitting That They Hate MLK

Charlie Kirk and other young conservatives are launching a campaign to discredit the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. It’s a break from the older, historically inaccurate conservative tradition of pretending MLK was on their side.

Israel Has No Defense

After South Africa laid out a damning case of genocidal intent against Israel in international court, Israel responded by shrugging it off, hardly even mounting a defense. Meanwhile, Netanyahu insisted that “No one will stop us, not The Hague… and not anyone else.”

The Courts Can’t Save Us From Trump

The Colorado Supreme Court’s gambit to ban Trump from the 2024 ballot likely won’t succeed, but it could very easily backfire. It’s the latest example of Democrats being politically clueless.

The Sinister Politics of ‘Pass it On’ Billboards

The inspirational yet vacuous fare that makes a fetish out of individual grit and achievement is funded by a right-wing billionaire who wants you to forget about systemic causes of injustice.

Gavin Newsom is Not a Progressive

California’s governor is being touted as a successor to the Biden throne. Though he’s often imagined as a beacon of progress, his feckless record shows otherwise.

How the Media Turns Extremists Into “Moderates”

The credulity of the media is helping one of the GOP’s most extreme candidates rebrand herself as “the adult in the room.”

Voters Have the Right to Be Dissatisfied with ‘Bidenomics’

The president’s defenders think voters are ungrateful for a good economy. But people’s economic experiences vary widely, and much of the country has little to appreciate Biden for.

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