December 2022 Volume 46, Issue 11

Departments
The Necessary Refuge of Third Places
Our public meeting spaces have been disappearing. It’s time to reclaim them.
In These Times Editors
Departments
Elites Are Clueless, and so on
Kurt Vonnegut's words live on.
In These Times Editors
Culture
When Cops Tell You Who They Are, Listen
A cartoonist illustrates police union leaders’ statements, in their own words.
Johnny Damm
Viewpoint
Inflation Misinformation
Inflation myths only benefit the rich.
Rick Perlstein
2022 MidtermsCover StoryInterview
Democrats Need To Be Even Better on Abortion To Win the “Blue Tsunami” They Need
An interview about the midterms with reproductive justice pioneer Loretta Ross.
Andrea Plaid
DispatchRural AmericaClimate
Will Lithium Mining Turn California's Salton Sea into a Green Energy Sacrifice Zone?
Once a tourist destination, the Salton Sea faces ecological collapse, toxic dust storms—and maybe a lithium boom.
Paige Oamek
2022 MidtermsCover StoryViewpoint
Democrats Must Invest in Young People If They Want to Win
The midterms proved the climate generation is a force to be reckoned with.
Varshini Prakash
2022 MidtermsCover StoryViewpoint
How the Democrats Won and Lost the 2022 Midterms
What the surprising results mean for the electoral Left.
Maurice Mitchell
Viewpoint
Biden’s Marijuana Reform Plan Is a Good Start. He Can’t Stop There.
The Biden administration has taken the first step to ending harsh and discriminatory laws around marijuana. But it’s a far cry from justice for all those impacted.
Jesse Mechanic

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