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Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism
Kristen R. Ghodsee explains how concepts like socialized child care allow women to pursue the lives and careers they desire.
Why Religion?When Elaine Pagels began to wonder why religion was still important in the 21st century, she found answers in her own story.
HeavyKiese Laymon wrestles with the ways that violence infiltrates America and why we have such difficulty with the truth.
Dear AmericaJournalist and founder of Define American, Jose Antonio Vargas shares his experience of being undocumented in America.
Still BeginningCartoonist Jules Feiffer fulfilled a childhood dream by learning how to draw graphic novels in his 80s.
Every Day Is Extra After Vietnam, John Kerry felt called to a life of service to honor those who never made it home.
America: The Farewell TourChris Hedges describes the flashing warning signs of the “inevitable collapse of the American empire.”
The Right to Be SafeOur panel, featuring Avery Gardiner, Zion Kelly, and Craig Whitney, discusses how to reframe the narrative around guns.
From the Corner of the OvalBeck Dorey-Stein shares her unlikely journey from D.C. outsider to working for President Obama and, briefly, President Trump.
Call Me AmericanAbdi Nor Iftin’s immigration memoir is a counternarrative to the rhetoric of Trump’s travel ban.
Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?Robert Kuttner looks back to the complementary capitalism and democracy of the New Deal era.
Bernie’s Thinking BigMost Americans support progressive policies, and Bernie Sanders wants to give them what they want.
A Voice, a Pen, and a VoteDavid W. Blight scoured a little seen private collection of Frederick Douglass’ writings for new insights into the great writer and abolitionist’s life.
There Will Be No Miracles HereCasey Gerald’s memoir turns the “rags to riches” tale on its head and questions the cost of success.
The Field of BloodCongress may be polarized today, but it’s nothing like the 1800s when brawling and bullying were the norm.
We Fed an IslandJosé Andrés helped feed hundreds of thousands after Hurricane Maria, but he thinks we can do better.
Under FireDespite being targeted by Sean Spicer, Omarosa, and Trump himself, April Ryan refuses to back down.
Spying On WhalesPaleontologist Nick Pyenson examines the past of whales for clues about their future.
Ibtihaj Muhammad’s Unlikely American DreamIbtihaj Muhammad shares her journey to become the first American woman to compete in a hijab at the Olympics.
American Sonnets for My Past and Future AssassinTerrance Hayes reads from his collection of sonnets written in response to the Trump presidency.
The Only Band That MatteredMark Andersen and Ralph Heibutzki on the final years of the Clash and the sociopolitical climate of the 1980s.
Bad BloodJohn Carreyrou covers the rise and fall of Theranos and its founder, Elizabeth Holmes, in his new book.
Lauren Groff’s FloridaLauren Groff reads from her new collection and talks about getting fan mail from President Obama.
Adults in the RoomYanis Varoufakis thinks each citizen has a duty to understand how the economy works.