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Feminism’s Purity Wars
Erin Pizzey ought to be a feminist hero. In 1971, she founded the first women’s refuge in Britain, with no money and no ...
I Prepared for Everything, but Not Coronavirus on a Cruise Ship
Some bad outcomes, you half expect: This time the mammogram will detect an abnormality; this time the cop will notice you ...
The Democratic Crusade Against Dictators Runs Into Reality
The candidates’ attempts at moral clarity got muddled when conversation turned to the trade-offs inherent in actually ...
Right Makes Might
We need a clarion call to hold the line against a tyranny from within. On February 27, 1860, Abraham Lincoln stood before a ...
The Most Unadaptable Book in Fiction
Dee Rees’s new Netflix film tackles the Joan Didion novel The Last Thing He Wanted. It may have been a futile task. There are ...
The Price of Bernie Sanders’s Expansive Agenda
It could be his biggest general-election weakness. But his rivals haven’t yet forced him to explain how he’d cover the full ...
The Loudest Debate Yet
Well, that was loud. The seven Democrats vying for the party’s presidential nomination shouted their way through the 10th ...
Where Bernie Fails the Progressive Purity Test
The senator from Vermont’s record on guns is once again under attack as he hopes to solidify his front-runner status. It was ...
A Sanders Visit to New Hampshire Set Off Alarms He’d Primary Obama
His appearance at a local Democratic fundraiser in 2011 was the kind of move a potential presidential candidate would make to ...
Can You Predict Your Kid’s Height?
“He’s going to be really tall!” exclaims your mother-in-law, watching your 2-year-old run in circles around the room. “How ...
Bernie Sanders’s Biggest Win Yet
The Vermont senator’s dominant victory in Nevada solidifies his standing as the Democratic front-runner and gives a boost to ...
The Dissonance Between Sanders and His Supporters on Medicare for All
Ask a Bernie Sanders backer why they support the Vermont senator, and their response will likely include an emphatic uttering of the phrase Medicare for All—the health-care proposal is the crux of ...