The Hard Hat Riot: A forgotten flashpoint in America’s culture wars
The Hard Hat Riot had immediate political consequences—a seminal moment in America’s culture wars.
The real reason Disney is defying DeSantis
A corporation does not have morals—it has a bottom line. Disney’s lawsuit against Florida is more about being able to reap profits while underpaying workers than it is about protecting LGBTQ communities.
Writing as Resistance
Doomed writers buried their accounts of the Warsaw ghetto in the hope that they could teach whoever unearthed the documents about good, evil, indifference and the importance of the truth as an act of resistance. They have left us a trove of papers on how to construct a life of meaning.
Fast fashion pollutes the Atacama Desert in Chile
With nearly 60,000 tons of unsold clothes arriving globally from Europe, Asia and North America to the port town of Iquique, about 39,000 tons of fast fashion ends up in the landfill in the desert.
This Pride month let’s remember: corporations are not allies
The Target company’s capitulation to homophobes and transphobes is a testament to the dangers of relying on corporations to uphold social justice.
Trump’s ‘Harvest Box’ delivers an empty promise
The administration and its GOP allies are threatening these Americans with even greater hunger and privation.
We are living through a paradigm shift in our understanding of human evolution
An interview with Professor Chris Stringer, one of the leading experts on human evolution.
We must not dance, Harry Belafonte understood, to a billionaire beat￼
This epochal artist helped us see that justice for all requires a just distribution of wealth.
Legal marijuana is a job creation machine
We can see this playing out in the states that have legalized marijuana. Early legalizers, Colorado and Washington, saw double-digit jobs growth last year.
Republicans want to defund our libraries
Claiming to protect children, Republicans are going after libraries and librarians instead of the police, gun manufacturers, and actual child sexual abusers.