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Why Elizabeth Holmes Matters

Which Side is Joe Manchin On?

Sincerely, A Very Famous Man

The Wrangling Friends

Ho-Ho-Ho, It's Letter of Recommendation Season

The Best Books I Read in 2021

Yes, I Know Bob Dole Was Anti-Gay. I Liked Him Anyway.

What Mad Men Taught Me About the Story Media Tells

Every Woman Needs Access to Abortion

Could We Learn to Live Somewhere Between "Never Again" and "Thoughts and Prayers?"

Reversing Political Hysteria

A Pandemic Thanksgiving

The Rittenhouse Rules

Socialism on an Army Base

Tulsi in 2024?

What Kyle Rittenhouse Teaches Us

If You Build It, Will They Come? The University of Austin's Internet Birth and Uncertain Future

You Won't See This Post on Facebook or Instagram

Can We Go Beyond Title IX?

"G" is for Gerrymander

All Politics Are Local--Particularly In An Off-Cycle Year

When A Lesbian Family Went Nuclear

Playing the White Card

Don't Kill Facebook: Reform It

MAGA, MAGA Man (and Woman!)

Steve Bannon Must Be Compelled to Answer the Congressional Subpoena or Go to Jail

When Did Cross-Ideological Coalitions Become Impossible?

Trump in 2024? If Republicans Dread It, Then Yes!

Comedy Is Free Speech--But That Doesn't Always Make It Right

What Football Coach Jon Gruden's Resignation Teaches Us About Racism--and Anti-Racism

Who Was Endorsed in Iowa--Grassley or Trump?

Do Prospective Graduate Students Annoy You? Let's Think About What That Reveals

Can We Let the Legislators Legislate?

No, Offshore Drilling Is Not Safe

Don't Give Up, Joe Biden

The Cure for Trumpism? Put Good Republicans Back in Charge!

Never-Trumpers Keep Insisting that Reaganism Was Not Demagoguery--It Was

Once Again, the GOP Supplies America With Our Oldest Senator

The Media and the Zombie Presidency: A Love Story

Do Approval Ratings Translate into Votes?

Why Should Professors Return to Work?

Kathy Acker's Astrologer Told Her She Would Meet Somebody--and That Was Me

Department of Justice

If Fighting Terrorist Attacks Is a Government Responsibility, So Is Fighting a Killer Virus

Yale Will Leave Singapore--at Singapore's Request

It's Labor Day

Are You Looking for Jane?

Can a Social Media Platform Create a Parallel Nation?

By the Beautiful Sea

In the Aftermath of War

Listening to Smart People Talk

The Un-Canceling of Biographer Blake Bailey

Faculty TeeVee

It's a White Christmas in Afghanistan

Breaking: The Evacuation of Kabul

Holding This Space for the People of Afghanistan

The GOP Doesn't Love Children, It Loves Power

The GOP Doesn't Love Children, It Loves Power

Cori Bush's Private Security Detail Has Nothing To Do with Her Support for Defunding the Police

Richard Nixon Resigned on August 9: Why Doesn't Andrew Cuomo Celebrate By Resigning Today?

Democrats Are the Real Party of the Working Class

Alternative Health Care Can Be Great. But for Covid-19, There Is No Alternative to a Vaccine but Illness, Disability, and Death

Actually, Facebook Does Kill People

This Was Not a Tourist

Just In Case You Weren't Tracking

New York Learns to Live with Covid-19

New York Learns to Live with Covid-19

Science Conspiracies Are a Right-Wing Tradition

Selling Trash to Trumpers

In a Federal Infrastructure Bill, Waste Isn't Pork

The New McCarthyism

"What Can I Do to Help?"--Said No Software Solution Ever

Student Debt Is a Problem Only Government Can Solve--Particularly Since Government Created It

You Need to Know More About Alternative Political Media--the Future of Democracy Depends On It

Happy July 5

The Ten Commandments of Graduate School

New York's Floating Pool Lady Speaks

Remembering Gay Activist Vito Russo

Why Don't Professors Retire?

Why Don't Professors Retire?

Ethel Rosenberg's Story

A History of the 1980s Sex Wars You Don't Know

Bear With Me: This Week I Take a Break

Confederate Monuments Are Not History

Why Good History Books Are Like Clocks

NJ Republicans Aren't Fully MAGA Yet

Why Maya Wiley Could Be New York City's First Woman Mayor

Yes, It's A Real Culture War--and The Casualties Are Mounting

We Don't Need a Commission to Study January 6

Come Fly With Me

Fibber McGee’s Closet

What Campus Police Really Do

It’s Time to Ask New Questions About Boycotts

What Kind of a Person Votes Against a Hate Crimes Act?

When Academic Twitter Puts You in the Crosshairs

Don't Forget (Not To) Write

That We Love Our Country More

Taking Down Liz Cheney Is Complicated and Risky

Don't Forget the Pies, Please

Why is Caitlyn Jenner Running for Governor of California?

The GOP Is Smoking Its Own Hashish

When Women Sued the New York Times

Are Liberals Hurting Children?

When a Childcare Center Became a Political Movement

What Culture Wars Do

Guilty. Guilty. Guilty.

Why the Howling That New York's Private Schools Have Been Taken Over By Critical Race Theory?

When Men Became Feminists

Police Violence Against Black Americans Is an International Human Rights Scandal

Dan Crenshaw's Eye

Donald Trump is in Social Media Limbo

Anti-Transgender Initiatives Are Not Politically Neutral--Or Humane

The Closer You Look, the Worse it Gaetz

The Closer You Look, the Worse it Gaetz

JFK’s Queer White House

Glenn Greenwald Punches Down

Where Did You Put My Office?

Money, Money, Money—Right-Wing Media Is All About Money

Our Nation Is a Shooting Gallery

On the Cover of the Rolling Stone

Will Beth Moore Pay a Price for Defying Trump?

Andrew Cuomo's Female Enablers

They Were All Ex-Prom Queens

The Art of Losing


Understanding the David Brooks Scandal

Winning Back Democracy: A Conversation with Theda Skocpol

Is Congressman Madison Cawthorn a Sexual Predator?

The Return of Andrea Dworkin

The Stripper and the Congressman

The GOP Family Feud

Women's History: An Origin Story

Why #MeToo Isn't Enough

Hillary Clinton Warned Us About Conservative Conspiracies--We Didn't Listen

We Know What Trump Did. But We Still Don't Know What He Thought He Was Doing.

Collars, Cuffs, and History Collaborations

It's Groundhog Day for the Party of No

Nancy Pelosi's True Grit

History Makes Us More Human

The GOP Is a Dumpster Fire

What You Would Learn If You Talked to Your Conservative Students

Why Are Republican Women So Far From the Presidency?

I Was Not Giving Away My Shot--and You Shouldn't Either

Why Larry King Mattered

Will Trump's Christian Army Retreat from Politics?

Presidential Inauguration Post: Fear Itself

How Black Women Fight for Our Democracy

It's Civil War in the GOP

What Can Democrats Do With a Narrow Majority?

Josh Hawley's Cancelled Book Contract Is Not "Orwellian"

Peaceful Transfer of Power? Forget It.

Voter Fraud is as American as Pecan Pie

Five Things You Need to Know About Republican Senator Josh Hawley's Coup Attempt