Jeff Sharlet explores hate and Trumpism in America.
Kamala Harris, Mass Incarceration and Me
“Many progressives mistrust her for her past as a prosecutor. As an ex-convict — and also the son of a crime victim — I can tell you it’s not that simple.”
The Children of 9/11 Are About to Vote
Across the country, 13,238 Americans were born on September 11, 2001, and — come November — they will get to vote in a presidential election for the first time. For Politico, Garrett M. Graff interviewed these young adults about their views on 9/11, school shootings, the pandemic, Black Lives Matter protests, and the political and […]
The Election That Could Break America
“If the vote is close, Donald Trump could easily throw the election into chaos and subvert the result. Who will stop him?”
Inside the Chaos of Immigration Court
Gabriel Thompson takes us into San Francisco Immigration Court and the labyrinthine system that asylum seekers—and attorneys and judges—are up against.
The New Reconstruction
“There has never been an anti-racist majority in American history; there may be one today in the racially and socioeconomically diverse coalition of voters radicalized by the abrupt transition from the hope of the Obama era to the cruelty of the Trump age. All political coalitions are eventually torn apart by their contradictions, but America […]
COVID-19 and the Fight for Justice
“And yet, even though this health crisis reflects our nation’s political, social, and civic infrastructure, this plague has no consideration for morality. “
Yes, The US Government Spies on US Journalists
“If we do not know what our government is doing, we cannot hold it accountable. If we do know, our enemies know too. That can be dangerous.”
When It Comes to the Climate Crisis, Don’t Forget the Power of the States
Even with the federal government in chaos, there’s still plenty of opportunity to solve a global problem.
The American Way
A Chinese painter explores the US-Mexico border and discovers the reality of the border crisis.