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The Resurgence of Blatant Sexism

When I published a book called Vagina four years ago, arguing that argeting the genitals and sexuality of women was a political ploy, and that women need to defend their sexuality—and even their genitals—overtly in order o be a potent...Show More Summary

Donald Trump and the Rise of the ‘Sanctuary Home’

Park Slope moms are not quite the demographic that comes to mind when one thinks of the campaign to protect immigrants from the long arm of the Trump administration. But as thousands of immigrant workers take part in marches across the country, and U.S. Show More Summary

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: We Are Family

It was a moderate disappointment to learn that the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War—in which every Marvel character from every Marvel movie is expected show up in a film I presume will be 634 minutes long—will include the Guardians of the Galaxy. Show More Summary

Axios and Donald Trump Are Made For Each Other

Axios—the brainchild of Politico veterans Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen—has now existed for a hair over 100 days. It launched just before President Donald Trump’s inauguration, and it’s tempting to see Axios as being joined to his ample hip. Show More Summary

Bret Stephens’s Opinions Aren’t the Problem

To many liberals, The New York Times’ decision to hire neoconservative opinion writer Bret Stephens was an obvious error, and one the former Wall Street Journal columnist drove home by using his very first column to posit that environmentalists overstate the likelihood of catastrophic climate change. Show More Summary

War Poem

Goldfish-shaped balloons tense at coming fire, the sensor reels and leaves stutter out the window of the cell where the translator peels oranges for the fallen leader. The city dims. God of infinite sets, god of the craters not visible...Show More Summary

Bret Stephens Isn’t the Only Problem at the New York Times Op-Ed Page

At this point the case against the New York Times’s decision to give Bret Stephens an op-ed column is well-known. His comments on race—he has warned of “the disease of the Arab mind” and believes Black Lives Matter contains “thuggish elements”—are atrocious. Show More Summary

High School Football in the Bakken Oil Fields

A decade ago, Alexander, North Dakota was a sleepy town of weatherworn ranch houses and dusty red roads nestled between the wheat, corn, and soybean fields of northwestern North Dakota. But in 2007, when engineers unlocked the vast oil reserves hidden beneath the Bakken shale formation, Alexander was transformed into a frontier boomtown. Show More Summary

Trump’s Crude, Ignorant Theory of American History

Donald Trump has made some puzzling remarks lately about American history, but they can be explained by two harsh truths about the president: He’s learning much that is new to him, and has a narcissistic habit of imputing his own ignorance on everyone else. Show More Summary

Marching for Women on May Day

Today, the organizers behind the International Women’s Strike will march in New York City’s May Day parade. The IWS faction will wear red, in solidarity with both workers and women. The marching bloc is open to any feminist: You do not need to be affiliated with any union or organization to join them. Show More Summary

A Tough-Love Letter to the Left

In its final months, Hillary Clinton’s campaign depicted he election in Manichaean terms: the forces of light against darkness, love against hate, the guardians of a virtuous public against a world-historical bully. In this story, we lost the election not because we did something wrong, but because we did something right in a world that’s wrong. Show More Summary

Grierson & Leitch Episode 65: Free Fire, Network, and The Royal Tenenbaums

A slow week for new releases—it’s apparently all Boss Baby all the time these days—gives us only one major new release to discuss, Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire, starring Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, and Armie Hammer. We disagree on it: One of our critics thought it was a fun experiment, but the other found it mostly tiresome. Show More Summary

Life in Africa’s Last Colony

For over 40 years, the people of Western Sahara have endured war and occupation—yet few outside of northern Africa have ever heard of them or their suffering. In 1975, their vast ­territory—some 100,000 square miles of desert bordering the Atlantic—was invaded by Morocco. Show More Summary

Faith of their Fathers

Great memoirists are contortionists. They look at their own lives from above, below, ahead, and behind—bending their limbs and twisting their torsos into the kind of knots that shouldn’t be possible for humans. “I had placed myself behind...Show More Summary

The 2016 Election Could Have Killed the Death Penalty

Neil Gorsuch’s first public vote as a Supreme Court justice was a sobering reminder that elections have life-or-death consequences. Gorsuch joined a 5-4 majority to deny a stay on the first of several executions the state of Arkansas is rushing to carry out, before the expiration of one of the chemicals it uses to administer lethal injections. Show More Summary

Why Colleges Have a Right to Reject Hateful Speakers Like Ann Coulter

As graduation season approaches, colleges across the country are locking down commencement speakers to address the class of 2017. Harvard got Mark Zuckerberg (a Harvard dropout). Hillary Clinton is speaking at Wellesley, Bernie Sanders at Brooklyn College. Show More Summary

What Just Happened?! A Review of President Trump’s Thirteenth Week.

“After so many defeats and conquests, man is beginning to put himself out of date,” wrote the dour Romanian philosopher Emil Cioran in his 1983 book Drawn and Quartered. “He still deserves some interest only insofar as he is tracked and cornered, sinking ever deeper. Show More Summary

Nixon Had His “Madman Theory.” Trump Is Just a Madman.

Jared Kushner, reportedly the new power behind the throne in the Trump administration, has tried to borrow luster from another presidential éminence grise, Henry Kissinger. Kushner introduced himself to Kissinger after a foreign policy lecture in 2015, and since then has kept in touch with the former secretary of state. Show More Summary

Why Bernie Sanders’s Unity Tour Failed

Bernie Sanders will conclude his “Come Together and Fight Back” tour with Tom Perez this weekend—a political roadshow that’s taken the Vermont senator and the Democratic National Committee chair to more than half a dozen red and purple states across America since Monday. Show More Summary

When Donald Trump Needs a Win, America Loses

Donald Trump’s political career has been defined by his philandering relationship with the truth. When reality doesn’t conform to his interests, he denies reality until reality changes or he finds someone to blame for the disappointment. Show More Summary

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