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A Leftist Birder Tells Us About the Most Socialist Birds

'They care for each other. They share the wealth. It is literally the most socialist bird ever.'

Animals
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Everything You Need to Know About America’s Big Money Mess

Alex Yablon on what's happening with the debt ceiling fight and the reconciliation showdown—and what we should do about it.

The Economy
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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.

Culture
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How to Fix Our Rotten Food System

Today in What Now: Laurell Sims on feeding Chicago and building an equitable model for food.

Housekeeping
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How the Mainstream Media Lags Behind on Asian American Stories

Today in our What Now newsletter.

Justice
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Fighting Off Climate Doomerism With Kate Aronoff

Today in our What Now newsletter.

Climate Change
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‘What Will People Do When Palestine Isn’t Trending Anymore?’

Today in What Now: talking about Palestine and solidarity with writer and podcaster Nashwa Khan.

Housekeeping
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Scrambled Eggs Suck

And other ordinary foods I neither respect nor enjoy.

The Discourse
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Talia Lavin on Fighting Nazis and Collecting Swords

Today in our What Now newsletter.

Housekeeping
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How COVID Affected the Disability Rights Movement

A chat with journalist Sara Luterman for our What Now newsletter.

Housekeeping
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Delia Cai on Substack, Sidechannel, and the Media Revolution

All that and more in our What Now newsletter.

Housekeeping
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‘I Desperately Wish That We Could Move Beyond Words’

Today in What Now: Katelyn Burns on fighting the anti-trans movement.

Housekeeping
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Talking ‘Blowback’ Season 2 With Brendan James and Noah Kulwin

Today in 'What Now': the podcast hosts on their new season about the Cuban Revolution.

Housekeeping
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Talking Biden, War, and the Blob With Derek Davison

Today in What Now: Biden's foreign policy, three months in.

Media
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Talking to Comedian and Tax Justice Activist Maura Quint

Chatting about trivia, the Tax March and why the right sucks at comedy.

Housekeeping
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Talking to Will Menaker About the Left, Our COVID Future, and ‘Friday Night Lights’

Today in our 'What Now' newsletter.

Housekeeping
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This Week In ‘What Now’: Josh Gondelman, Idiots, and BEES

All that and more in our subscriber-only newsletter!

Housekeeping
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Talking With Comedian and Iconic Sweetie Josh Gondelman

We discuss 'Desus & Mero,' Twitter, and the future of hugs in our 'What Now' newsletter.

Housekeeping
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Defector’s Kelsey McKinney on Her New Novel and the Endless Wonders of Taylor Swift

All that and more in today's 'What Now' newsletter.

Housekeeping
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Stumbling Through the Tunnel

Today in 'What Now': Making it through the last lingering stages of the pandemic. PLUS: Group Chat.

Discourse Blog Birthday Week
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