Patricia Nugent: It Feels Bad
It feels bad that we are the only industrialized nation that doesn’t have women’s equality built into its constitution.
Derrick Z. Jackson: Black College Students Are An Endangered Species Unless They Play Ball
One thing seems certain if the Supreme Court bans affirmative action in college admissions: The only Black men left on campus will be athletes.
Abby Zimet: A Sharp Turn to the Right
At the Federalist Society’s 40th anniversary gala, 2,000 aging, fearful, sectarian dinosaurs in tuxes and ball gowns applauded their sordid work holding back the tides of change and time.
Steve Fraser: The Trump Supreme Court Is Nothing New
Has the Trump Supreme Court gone rogue? Certainly, its recent judicial blitzkrieg has run roughshod over a century’s worth of settled law.
Jake Johnson: Demands for Clarence Thomas to Resign Follow New Details of Wife’s Election Scheming
Clarence Thomas heard election cases while his wife conspired to overthrow democracy.
Bill Blum: Welcome to the New Era of Rightwing Judicial Supremacy
The U.S. Supreme Court has entered a legal fantasy world: advancing a regressive political agenda free from democratic accountability.
Robert Reich: The Most Dangerous Looming Supreme Court Decision You Never Heard Of
As this Supreme Court shows, the future of our democracy is not guaranteed.
Abby Zimet: Honestly? Our Actual Government Is A Barking Mad Supreme Court That Gives Zero Fucks About Democracy
A mere month after the medieval anti-abortion ruling by a cabal of right-wing “fanatics and vandals” we still call SCOTUS, its effects are already cataclysmic.
Chris Winters: The Supreme Court’s Crisis of Legitimacy
The Supreme Court has demonstrated that the highest law of the land is whatever they feel like saying it is. What do we do when the court and other institutions are widely seen as illegitimate?
Frida Berrigan: This Is My Song
What I Can Still Love about My Embattled Country (and World)
Abby Zimet: Honorable (Sic) Frat Boy Bullied By People Insisting On Their Rights
There is little if any recourse to halt the brazen taking-away-of-rights now emblematic of a right-wing judicial coup masquerading as the highest court in the land…
Rebecca Gordon: In the Shadow of Roe’s Undoing
I still hate electoral politics, but you don’t always get to choose the terrain you’re fighting on. Through its machinations at the federal, state, and county level, the Republican Party has been all but screaming its plans to steal the next presidential election.
Baron Wormser: Ghosts
All the chatter about “family values” presupposes that women pick up whatever difficulties they are faced with and go forward with a happy, maternal smile. Seduced and abandoned does not exist in such an aggressively wholesome universe.
Tom Engelhardt: Life in Hell
On the coming climate wars