The fight to make soccer less fun
The Video Assisted Referee is transforming soccer. It is also revealing some of the deepest contradictions about the ways we think about law, power, and politics.
We the undersigned would like philosophy to remain quite useless
A recent op-ed in the ‘New York Times’ argues, foolishly, that philosophy is in danger of becoming too political.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the only wonder our world has produced
If you want to judge a society, judge it by its trash.
Thursday is the best day
You heard me.
Marianne Williamson isn’t kooky, she’s just religious
Attempts to parse the presidential candidate’s unlikely success will always fail if they don’t confront this simple truth.
Oh no! Oh damn! I fell in love with New York
It is frankly humiliating to feel like this.
Can I be objective about the beauty of my son?
Traditional aesthetics cannot account for his sweet little face.
Sometimes inclusion is going to be a bit embarrassing
But disability — invisible or otherwise — is a working-class issue that the left and right must take seriously.
Hello fellow Marxist-Leninists, I’m Archie Carter
Why it was so easy for one guy to hoax Quillette, the magazine that purports to be a bastion of intellectual rigor.
The podcasting left is alive and (mostly) well outside New York
Street Fight, District Sentinel, and Trillbilly Worker’s Party are raucous, funny, and not based in Brooklyn.
The end times are here, and I am at Target
On the strange experience of living through the only accurate doomsday prediction.
Victims are often criminals, and that is a paradox American policing can’t solve
Police cannot truly safeguard the same people at whom they regularly point their guns.
I thought I would feel hopeful in a crisis
But when my partner had an emergency C-section, I felt something else.
It’s time to get rid of the lottery
States should not rely on a scam to fund much-needed services.
The transformative potential of single-payer
An excerpt from Timothy Faust’s ‘Health Justice Now: Single Payer and What Comes Next.’
Happy birthday Habermas, your philosophy has failed us
How a spat on the occasion of the famous thinker's 90th birthday reveals the inadequacies of political philosophy.
It was never ‘Mueller Time’
Robert Mueller’s Congressional testimony was a dud. But he was not the hero he was made out to be by Democrats.
The language of consent is ill-suited for politics
Interpersonal harm is not always a good way of understanding public life.
Should we abolish the family?
A recent book makes the case for moving beyond biological bonds.
The restaurant industry has a mental health crisis
Servers, line cooks, and dishwashers all over America are struggling to find help in an industry that often exacerbates the problem.