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How The Blood Is Kept From View

Chris Hedges’ book “The Greatest Evil Is War” forces us to look at the darkest and most disturbing images of war, the ones that those who lead us into war would rather we not see.

We Can Have a Public Transit Paradise

We can build effective mass transit. But this requires ending the dominance of the automobile, an inefficient and dangerous method of transit.

Alex Jones Wrote a Book and Somehow I Have Forced Myself to Read It

The professional purveyor of conspiratorial delusions has now spelled his theory out in writing. As usual, it is mostly deranged, albeit sprinkled with the occasional factually accurate statement.

Of Course We’ll Debate Them

The left isn’t frightened of a debate. Our ideas are good enough to withstand challenge.

Can We Drop the Silly Idea That America Is “Heading For a Civil War”?

The idea distracts us from the class war we’re actually in, and is a deeply misleading framework for understanding the real risks we face.

How Can America Stop Creating Lauren Boeberts? 

The far-right Colorado congresswoman and “right-wing AOC” is a bigot who holds loopy beliefs. But her memoir offers clues as to how we might create a country that does not empower these types of fanatics.

John Fetterman Should Ditch the “Extremely Online” Messaging

Relentlessly trolling Dr. Oz on Twitter is funny, but we desperately need a campaign with a strong, clear progressive agenda.

“What Is A Woman?” Is a Feature-Length Exploration of Conservative Ignorance and Prejudice 

If you want to avoid having to think, and want to have your most cruel, mindless prejudices treated as “common sense,” join the right.

World of Our Dreams

We may not have a way to prove the meaning of dreams, but the bizarre, beautiful, and frightening world of dreams is worth paying attention to.

Cooking for the Clueless

How I became slightly less useless in the kitchen: introducing a new Current Affairs video series.

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