I Watched Hours of Old Videos From My Teens and Survived
The only thing worse than the mortifying ordeal of being known, is the mortifying ordeal of knowing (and facing) a former version of yourself.
An In-Depth Interview With My Son About Today’s World
I thought I'd use this week's What Now to see what insights he might have on the many pressing topics of the day.
Pandemic Life: I Guess We’re at the Crossword Puzzle Phase
With our previously-scheduled pandemic reemergence on pause, the beautifully dull crossword puzzle has somehow become the most thrilling thing in my life.
The Government Is Done With COVID
Even though the pandemic itself is still very much with us.
You Cannot Argue With Cori Bush’s Results
A win is a win. The left should take it and build.
We Got So Close…
Trump nearly died of COVID-19—and it didn't matter one bit.
Seriously, Just Keep Giving Us the Money, Again and Always!!!
One more time for the folks in the back.
How COVID Affected the Disability Rights Movement
A chat with journalist Sara Luterman for our What Now newsletter.
The Discourse Blog Reader Survey: What Are the New Rules of the Pandemic?
In our first reader survey, we asked about masks, vaccines, traveling, and whether you're posting your group hangs on social media.
What Was Your Last Moment in the Before Times?
What's the last thing you can remember doing before all of....this?
Office Hours: Don’t Mask, Don’t Tell
Now that the vaccine is starting to flow, let's call out some assholes.
The Shameless Greed of Kroger, Our New Capitalist Supervillain
The Kroger Company is pulling in record, billion-dollar profits—and refusing to pay its frontline workers an extra $4 an hour.
Office Hours: Looking Forewarned
The future's starting to seem bearable again. But there's still that one thing...
The Year In Winners and Losers
The rich stay winning, the rest of us keep losing.
The Holidays Are All About Mutual Aid
Here's how to find the best organization to help your community.
There’s Nowhere to Go but Up
The days have been getting shorter and shorter for months. This is where it ends.
Man, What The Hell? Shots! Shots! Shots! Shots! Edition
Plus porn, police, and two killer parties.
Every Good Wedding Has a Little Human Sacrifice
The danger of the coronavirus has simply not sunk in for most of the country.