Magazine

Single Payer Is Not a Principle

The principle is universal coverage. There are a number of ways to get there. We need to remember this.

By Harold Pollack

Arguments

How Not to Combat the Opioid Crisis

The President’s Commission's interim report on the opioid crisis failed to make the leap we need: abandoning abstinence-only drug policies. Thankfully, we can look elsewhere for these lessons.

By Sarah Evans

Features

Female Trouble: An Exchange

Can a progressive woman be elected President?

By Susan Madrak Kathleen Geier

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The Alcove

Remembering Our Past "Fire and Fury"

Although it's hard to say what impact, if any, the nuclear freeze movement of the 1980s truly had, in the age of Trump, it is worth revisiting.

By Kevin Mattson

Arguments

How Not to Combat the Opioid Crisis

The President’s Commission's interim report on the opioid crisis failed to make the leap we need: abandoning abstinence-only drug policies. Thankfully, we can look elsewhere for these lessons.

By Sarah Evans

The Alcove

Don't Pretend You Didn't Know

The American Affairs editor says he disavows Donald Trump. Should we believe him?

By Jack Meserve

Arguments

Eyes Off the Prize

Mark Lilla isn’t wrong about identity politics, necessarily; but he’s wrong to see it as a greater danger than capitalism unchained.

By Jim Sleeper

Arguments

Trump's Press Conference Tells You Everything You Need To Know

The President of the United States makes his basic unfitness plain for all to see.

By Nathan Pippenger

The Alcove

How Should We Think About Inequality?

Research on Seattle's new minimum wage has cast doubt over whether $15 an hour really gave a raise to low-wage workers. An article in Boston Review offers unconventional advice for progressives arguing over that finding: Change the subject.

By Nathan Pippenger

Arguments

Blackout

Along the path of the August 21st solar eclipse, there live almost no African Americans. The peculiar trajectory of the moon’s shadow illuminates racial isolation and compromise, past and present.

By Alice Ristroph

The Alcove

Are the Kids All Right?

Jean Twenge’s analysis of today’s teens is alarming, trenchant, incomplete, and part of a long tradition of hand-wringing about “the youth.”

By Gabriel Ferrante

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