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  • The Many Faces of Kavanaugh (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Cathy Young)
    Should we believe Kavanaugh? Ford? Both? ... Kavanaugh the choir boy vs. Kavanaugh the party boy ... Aryeh recounts his brush with DKE, Kavanaugh's Yale frat ... Cathy is concerned about the plight of the wrongly accused ... Remembering the child abuse sex panic of the 1980s ... Jezebel reported that a journalist is a very bad boyfriend. Then he lost his job. ... Should the article have even been written? ...
  • How the 1990s Shaped #MeToo (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Eve Fairbanks)
    Eve's essay on how the 1990s shaped #MeToo ... Fear and possibility in a '90s childhood ... The decade when testing took over ... What '90s kids did and didn't learn about sex ... Being a cool girl vs. being a good girl ... When Eve wanted to say no but felt she couldn't ... How #MeToo has recast women's understanding of old relationships ... Are men capable of being better? ...
  • All about the Democratic Socialists of America (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & James Martin Cole)
    James explains the Democratic Socialists of America ... What does DSA member Ocasio-Cortez’s win portend for the Democrats? ... Was it smart for DSA members to disrupt the Homeland Security Secretary's dinner? ... Why Medicare for All is the DSA’s flagship policy issue ... The effect of Twitter culture and Chapo Trap House on DSA ... James’s essay on DSA’s future electoral strategy ...
  • Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Stephen Greenblatt)
    Stephen's new book, Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics ... The Henry VI trilogy: Making England Great Again ... Why Shakespeare understood demagogues so well ... Shakespeare's distrust of democracy and the mob ... How do you stop a tyrant? ... The mad kings in Lear and The Winter's Tale ... Richard III and Trump, fusing comedy and malice ...
  • Debating Trump and Russia (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Michael Tracey)
    Michael: The liberal narrative about Trump is contradictory ... Michael: Trump's worst acts were also done by past presidents ... Aryeh: Trump doesn't care about politics ... Do pundits accomplish anything by constantly psychoanalyzing Trump? ... Does Trump have a non-interventionist instinct? ... Why Michael doesn't buy the Russia narrative ... Aryeh: The hacked emails hurt Hillary, but not in the way you think ... Michael: Democrats should focus on Trump's corruption in office ... Why are so many leftists skeptics of Russiagate? ...
  • Right-Wing Conspiracy Theories! (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Will Sommer)
    Will reports on the Roe v. Wade movie and becomes part of the story ... Down the rabbit hole of the QAnon conspiracy theory ... What draws people to conspiracy theories? ... Are the latest Mueller indictments the end of Seth Rich conspiracizing? ... Ben Garrison, the leading pro-Trump political cartoonist ... How does the alt-right view antifa? ... Meet Jacob Wohl, Trump's #1 Twitter fanboy ...
  • (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Amanda Mull)
    Amanda: Body positivity is a scam ... What causes women to feel badly about their bodies? ... The double-edged sword of looking at bodies on Instagram ... Why Amanda sees her critique as separate from #MeToo ... Why has the fashion world embraced ugly clothes? ... The effect of online shopping on plus-size clothing options ...
  • (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Jason Zinoman)
    Jason's new book, Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night ... Letterman's influences: Carson, Allen, and Paar ... Letterman as a postmodern figure ... Looking at Letterman and women through the lens of #MeToo ... Letterman's self-hatred and depression ... How the show changed on CBS and the war with Leno ... Late-period Late Show, a bizarre place to work ... Jason: Letterman helped normalize Donald Trump ...
  • (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Phoebe Maltz Bovy)
    Remembering Philip Roth ... Phoebe on Roth's depictions of Jewish women ... Where did Roth end and his characters begin? ... How Roth helped American Jews assimilate ... If you haven't read Roth, here's where to start ... Where is Jordan Peterson going? ... Order, chaos, gender, and being told to clean your room ...
  • (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Osita Nwanevu)
    Osita’s piece on Kanye West’s pro-Trump tweets ... Kanye as a bellwether for the mainstreaming of the alt-right ... Why is Jordan Peterson on Kanye's radar? ... Osita: Kanye isn’t going to convert his fans into Trump supporters ... Kanye and Trump, masters of publicity ...

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