A Political and Literary Forum
Leaders of the left abandoned the language of transformation in the 1980s—at a cost. Can it be regained?
How a drug became an object lesson in political tribalism.
Cailin O'Connor, James Owen Weatherall
Any attempt to revive solidarity between rich and poor nations must begin by recapturing the commitment to social and economic rights on which the WHO was founded.
Michael Brenes, Michael Franczak
A political appeal to “the people” is a central element of democratic societies. Can we imagine a revitalized, multiracial populist politics today?
The right response to COVID-19 is to rebuild our economy from the ground up, putting people to work in a massive jobs program to secure the public health of all.
Gregg Gonsalves, Amy Kapczynski
Crisis management only blurs ever more the boundary between politics and technical expertise.
We must take very seriously the responsibility to judge our leaders' policies. When they fail us, we must act as leaders ourselves.
What does solidarity look like when our bodies cannot come together, in public, to agitate for a better world?
A doctor's case against COVID-19 abortion bans.
Fixating on whether Trump’s response to COVID-19 is totalitarian makes it difficult to have a nuanced discussion about the role government should play in times of crisis.
Samuel Clowes Huneke
To combat the new normal of two-party gridlock in U.S. politics, many call for more political parties. But what works in parliamentary governments might not help in our presidential system.
Some have praised China's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but its suppression of information helped cause the problem in the first place.
COVID-19 is having a disproportionate effect among vulnerable populations.
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Joseph J. Fischel
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