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Jonathan M. Metzl

New York State Rifle & Pistol v. Bruen may give the right—and its politics of racial resentment—a major win, but at the cost of gun control laws known to prevent shootings.

Jeffrey S. Kahn

The Haitian migrant crisis at the southern border is only the latest stage in a decades-long legacy of brutal mistreatment by the U.S. government, much of which unfolded at Cuban detention facilities.

Paul Hockenos

Pushing back against the throw-away economy, the EU is designing an industrial policy around garbage.

Paul Linden-Retek

The UN Convention on Refugees gives form to a humanitarian ideal, but states still judge what counts as harm and who deserves protection.

Becca Rothfeld

Three new books explore the gap between sex that is good and sex that is virtuous, making the complexities of desire central to our conversations about sexual ethics.

Mariana Mazzucato Rainer Kattel Josh Ryan-Collins

Market fundamentalism has failed to improve economic and social conditions. Now, we need a mission-oriented approach to the economy that embraces an active role for government in spurring growth and innovation.

Abby Minor

Liberalism cannot simply be extended to the uterus. Reproductive justice requires a vision of the social body.

David Alff

The fight over the American Jobs Plan reflects a long history of competing visions of public works—and, most of all, who should benefit from rebuilding.

Daniel Carpenter

The menthol cigarette citizen’s petition recalls the lost political tradition of petition democracy, when not only could the complaints of any citizen get a hearing, but that hearing would occur publicly—in Congress.

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Alf Gunvald Nilsen

Narendra Modi’s government has used lockdown to force further neoliberalization and continue its assault on pro-democracy activists.

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Professor of Law and Government at Cornell University. Margulies was Counsel of Record in Rasul v. Bush (2004), involving detentions at the Guantánamo Bay Naval Station.