Articles in Literature

Interview: Rachel Cohen on the Great Charter School Controversy

Charter schools were pitched as a solution for America’s broken education system. Have they actually delivered on their promise?


Movie Stars and Their Misguided Messiah Complex

Just because you claim to “create jobs” doesn’t give you the right to treat fellow human beings like dirt.


Puppaganda: How Politicians Use Pets to Convince You of Their Humanity

For a politician in need of a popularity boost, an adorable dog or cat can make an effective distraction from policy.


How the Left Can Oppose the Uyghur Genocide

China’s persecution of the Uyghur people is enabled by the U.S.-led “war on terror.” The left can’t remain silent.


What Rights Do We Have On Social Media?

It’s absolutely good that Donald Trump was suspended. But unilateral censorship decisions by tech companies are not something we should ultimately celebrate.


The Wreckage of the Last Energy Epoch: Abandoned Wells and Workers

We do not need oil and gas companies. But we do need oil and gas workers.


The Rosenberg Orphans and the Power of Radical History

Orphaned after their parents were executed for espionage, the story of the Rosenberg boys is one all Americans should know.


Animals Don’t Need Words to Demand Respect

It’s great that some animals can communicate like we do, but that shouldn’t determine how we treat them.


The Only Thing Worse Than A NIMBY Is A YIMBY

Pro-development activists try to trick you into thinking it helps the poor to destroy neighborhoods to make way for luxury condos. We need a radically democratic preservationism.


Interview: Shireen Al-Adeimi on the U.S.-Backed War in Yemen

The conflict in Yemen is complex, but some things are clearer than you’d think.


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