A Political and Literary Forum
Economists are taking aim at the unfairness of the U.S. tax system. But a just society won’t be won by arguing about taxes alone.
The cult of the higher judiciary had its limits long before the left failed to block Kavanaugh. Now the only progressive move is to reclaim democracy.
The Innocence Movement faces a perverse rhetorical puzzle: righting the isolated wrongful conviction only reinforces public faith in the system as a whole.
The Mass Bail Out at Rikers Island shows that freedom is a critical part of public safety.
We already know how Brett Kavanaugh responds to human suffering.
When it comes to fighting Trump’s regulatory agenda, it is the D.C. Circuit that will matter, not the Supreme Court.
In the era of digital neighborhoods, social networks embolden a new kind of racial surveillance.
Clarence Harlan Orsi
Trump v. Hawaii is not about religion. It’s about the president’s unlimited power at the border.
Elizabeth Shakman Hurd
The Supreme Court’s Masterpiece Cakeshop ruling continues a terrible trend of valuing businesses more than employees and customers.
Lawrence B. Glickman
Were data crimes perpetrated against U.S. voters? We are about to know a lot more.
Eastern Kentucky will soon get a fourth federal prison but remains as poor as ever. The region deserves better.
Sylvia Ryerson, Judah Schept
An experiment in a quintessentially American form of protest.
Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey
Moving from liberal gun reform to a truly radical movement will require us to make the connection between interpersonal violence and state violence.
Vital reading on politics, literature, and more in your inbox
Andrew J. Bacevich, Rajan Menon
Copyright © 1993-2019 Boston Review and its authors.
Support Boston Review
Make a tax-deductible donation today
Printing Note: For best printing results try turning on any options your web browser's print dialog makes available for printing backgrounds and background graphics.