The Nixon administration did everything it could to curb antiwar activism. Then the courts said it had gone too far.
Plus: For Halloween, the editors describe what scares them most about politics and government right now.
The problem with American politics isn't polarization—it's rising illiberalism.
The 54,000-word draft document is a feeding frenzy of political interests looking to codify special rights and privileges.
"The kind of values I've always embraced are heard more on Fox than on CNN and MSNBC, where they're not welcome."
A new study casts doubt on the most prominent theories about extremism-by-algorithm.
Efforts against violence are turning into restrictions on ideas.
Shopping at Target. Dining outdoors. No activity these days is too mundane for protesters to shout at you for it.
Friday A/V Club: Daniel Tucker discusses his documentary Local Control: Karl Hess in the World of Ideas—and we also screen the movie itself.
Democratic Socialists of America Voted To Establish an Anti-Fascist Working Group. It Was Controversial.
Some DSAers were worried about being associated with antifa, but the motion passed 521–493.
At the Democratic Socialists of America Convention, Clapping, Chatter, and Gendered Language Are Considered Triggering
But it wasn't all woke one-upmanship—they also discussed public policy.
Tonight's debate became an exercise in checking privileges.
Campus free speech battles. Intersectionality-fueled infighting. Cancel culture. Pre-order now!
Republicans, who have gleefully warned the public about Democratic flirtations with socialism, shouldn't be quick to gloat given the emergence of an anti-freedom movement on the Right.
A libertarian goes to a conference on socialism and finds some surprising similarities.
Concordia University Disinvites Harvard Professor Harvey Mansfield Over His Conservative Gender Views
Administrator says they "were unable to reach consensus as to what we wanted to achieve with this event," which is pure doublespeak.
Plus: a radical remembering of the suburbs; support for sex-work decrim in NY; Bret Easton Ellis on Mueller and media
It's time to admit that Venezuela's "21st century socialism" failed.
If the left is going to insist that only the most consistent enemies of bigotry are welcome in their ranks, one might expect some consistency.
This is not the first time generic "yaaassss slay kween" feminism has been used to obscure an awful person's record.
Sarah Jeong Probably Doesn't Hate White People, But Mocking Them Is an Easy Way to Prove You're Woke
The left doesn't believe racism against white people is possible.
A depressing exemplar of politics in 2018
Jeffrey Toobin's book on the kidnapped heiress was a mess. This telling is much better.
Friday A/V Club: Columnist, broadcaster, and critic of concentrated power
If everything problematic is evil, silencing and punishing everything problematic becomes a social necessity.
His critique of concentrated power is still relevant today.
Coco is legit, which is why people are seeing it in droves.
The thug's veto, this time from the far left.
Trump haters rush to buy the famous dystopian novel.
It's tough being a heroic anti-Nazi street fighter when you're the closest thing to a Nazi around.
Frederick Douglass was an ardent defender of free speech, a principle dismissed by Berkeley protesters and rioters and their apologists.
'Movement for Black Lives' Releases Agenda in Attempt to Hijack Black Lives Matter/Police Reform Movement
"Ooh, people are interested in an issue? Here's a list of the things I always wanted"
Surely as scientists, liberals are able to maintain their dispassionate objectivity
Lawrence Dennis, Norman Thomas, A.J. Muste, and Raymond Moley debate the ideal social system.
From gun control to climate change