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June 21, 2021 Issue
The Battle Over the Coronavirus Lab-Leak Theory
The debate about the origin of the pandemic has become loud, contentious, and infused with politics. We need to find real answers.
By Amy Davidson SorkinJune 13, 2021
June 14, 2021 Issue
The Republicans’ Wild Assault on Voting Rights in Texas and Arizona
What began as thinly veiled attempts to keep Democrats from the polls has become a movement to undermine confidence in our democracy itself.
By Sue HalpernJune 6, 2021
June 7, 2021 Issue
The Unique Dangers of the Supreme Court’s Decision to Hear a Mississippi Abortion Case
The most pressing question now may be not whether Roe and Casey can survive but how reproductive rights can be sustained without them.
By Amy Davidson SorkinMay 30, 2021
May 31, 2021 Issue
In Gaza, an Impasse Cannot Be Mistaken for Stability
Israel’s continued occupation of the West Bank and its harsh blockade of Gaza have undermined its constitutional ideals and worsened internal fault lines that threaten its future.
By Steve CollMay 23, 2021
May 24, 2021 Issue
The Larger Lesson of Liz Cheney’s Ouster
It is to her credit that she stood up to Trump, but, with the Middle East erupting again, let’s be careful that we don’t also embrace her bellicose foreign-policy views.
By Nicholas LemannMay 16, 2021
May 17, 2021 Issue
The Politics Behind India’s COVID Crisis
The coronavirus thrives off of complacent leaders, such as Prime Minister Narendra Modi—and has exacerbated the contours of global inequality.
By Steve CollMay 9, 2021
May 10, 2021 Issue
Joe Biden, the Republicans, and Kids’ Stuff
As the new Administration enters its next hundred days, the child wars are likely to grow more intense and, in some quarters, more detached from reality.
By Amy Davidson SorkinMay 2, 2021
April 26 & May 3, 2021 Issue
Biden Inherits F.D.R.’s Supreme Court Problem
Roosevelt tried to pack the Court to protect his ambitious agenda from conservatives. Biden, facing a similar threat, has appointed a commission to study options.
By Evan OsnosApril 18, 2021
April 19, 2021 Issue
The G.O.P.’s Matt Gaetz Problem
It’s tempting to see the Gaetz affair as the last shudder of the era of Donald Trump, but the political culture that the two men represent won’t easily be swept away.
By Amy Davidson SorkinApril 11, 2021
April 12, 2021 Issue
Biden’s Jobs Plan Is Also a Climate Plan. Will It Make a Difference?
The Administration has an ambitious vision for combatting global warming, but it’s only a start.
By Elizabeth KolbertApril 4, 2021
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