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SARS Lessons Lost
What the United States should have learned from SARS—and blatantly ignored.
Indigo Olivier
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Is the Present Too Much? It’s a Good Time To Take Up Afrofuturism.
Marvel's 'Black Panther,' Octavia Butler's science fiction and Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' are all prime examples of this movement celebrating the Black experience.
In These Times Editors
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As a Domestic Violence Survivor, I Don’t Always Feel Safer at Home
Shelter in place orders can remind those of us with C-PTSD of past times we were trapped.
Anna Joy Springer
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What Howard Zinn Got Wrong
The problem with Zinn’s work is that it fails to offer an honest account of how political change actually happens.
Kyle Williams
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What a Janitor Found at a Border Patrol Processing Facility
Tom Kiefer spent years collecting items confiscated and thrown away by border patrol
Féi Hernandez
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The Grooming Gap: What “Looking the Part” Costs Women
If women don’t conform to beauty expectations, they’re paid less.
Mindy Isser
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Restorative Justice: A Much-Needed Alternative to Mass Incarceration
Courts and schools across the country are looking beyond punishment.
In These Times Editors
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The New Deal Funded the Arts. The Green New Deal Should, Too.
Cultural work has a key role to play in shaping the climate-friendly economy.
Ashley Dawson
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When We Talk About Cultural Appropriation, We Should Be Talking About Power
When the powerful appropriate from the oppressed, inequality is exacerbated.
Lauren Michele Jackson
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A CAP Analyst’s Red-Baiting Book Accidentally Makes the Case for Socialism
Warren advisor Ganesh Sitaraman and Yale Law School professor Anne L. Alstott bend over backward to fix capitalism. And prove they can’t.
Phyllis Eckhaus
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10 Years of Death by Border Patrol
Humanitarian aid for migrants crossing through dangerous deserts has been a crime for years.
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A Worker’s Place Is in the Museum
A new exhibit in New York honors the state's labor history.
Joel Bleifuss
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The Case for Enthusiasm Over “Electability”—Or, Why We Don’t Need Another John Kerry.
"Electability" didn't work in 2004 and it won't work now.
In These Times Editors
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Toni Morrison: White Cultural Achievement Is Built on the Backs of Black People
This 1992 review of Morrison's Playing in the Dark shows how the renowned author interrogated myths of white superiority in American literature.
William E. Cain
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How a Sewer Socialist City May Push Democrats Left in 2020
When presidential hopefuls arrive in Milwaukee for the 2020 Democratic National Convention, they must choose whether to embrace the city’s socialist history, or run from it.
Lindsey Anderson
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We Can’t Settle for Less Than Single Payer
25 years ago, ITT's staff was divided about Clinton's healthcare plan. This time around there's no question.
Joel Bleifuss
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The Climate Crisis Is Mind-Boggling. That’s Why We Need Science Fiction.
Only 29% of Americans report being “very worried” about the climate crisis. Climate fiction writers can help change that.
Amy Brady
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Why We Should All Be Using the Framework of Reproductive Justice
Amid widespread attacks on bodily autonomy, an intersectional approach can help guide our response.
In These Times Editors
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The Short Case for Making College Free and a Universal Right
After years of cuts, it's time to make the pursuit of knowledge a right for all.
In These Times Editors
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Arsonists Torched Highlander’s Main Office. But You Can’t Burn Down an Idea.
Labor, civil rights and social justice activists have trained at the historic Highlander Research and Education Center for generations.
Gary Stevenson
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Howard Zinn on How Karl Marx Predicted Our World Today
On the second centenary of his birth, Karl Marx remains as relevant as ever.
Howard Zinn
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Thirty Years Ago, In These Times Predicted Our Climate Future
A 1989 article sketched out a worst-case vision of the future. Things got even worse than we thought.
In These Times Editors
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This Isn’t The First Time William Barr Has Sought to Hide Information From the Public
We’ve been on to Barr since 1992.
Joel Bleifuss
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We Were Against ICE Before It Existed
The criminalization of immigrants goes back well before ICE’s inception.
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