1. the media
    Compact Magazine Makes a Strong Case for LiberalismWith enemies like this, liberalism needs no flatterers.
  2. the intelligencer profile
    The Cult of Adam ToozeHow the impeccably credentialed, improbably charming economic historian supplanted the dirtbag left.
  3. the right
    The Problem With Compact MagazineA new contrarian venture critiques a world that doesn’t exist.
  4. politics
    Republicans Have a Built-in Advantage When Gas Prices RiseDemocrats are stuck with complicated arguments reconciling economic and environmental priorities. Republicans can just chant, “Drill, baby, drill.”
  5. tomorrow
    Why Is the World Ignoring the Latest U.N. Climate Report?The creeping normalization of the apocalypse.
  6. energy policy
    Here’s How Biden Can Lower Gas PricesWithout undermining his climate goals.
  7. politics
    Manchin Makes Biden a Good Offer. But Will Sinema Buy It?The West Virginian is inclined to okay Biden tax proposals that the Arizonan has vetoed in the past. Something’s got to give for anything to get done.
  8. psychedelics
    The Curious Life and Mind-Altering Death of Justin ClarkIt’s rare to become addicted to esoteric hallucinogens. But it’s not impossible.
  9. environment
    Lessons From My Year of Pests and VerminSince leaving New York, battling household intruders has become my new normal. Weirdly, all the ants, flies, and mice have made me feel more human.
  10. media
    Parler CEO Says the MAGA Answer to Twitter Is ‘Grace’The pitch for conservative social media is anti–cancel culture, but its biggest problem may simply be TikTok.
  11. media
    New York Times CEO: ‘The Internet Has Failed Us As a Society’Meredith Levien takes aim at platforms.
  12. climate change
    Let’s Fight Climate Change Without Eating BugsThe New York Times says if we want to save the planet, we need to reduce demand for meat: “That’s where insects come in.” What’s wrong with beans?
  13. media
    It’s Official: Sarah Palin Loses Her Libel Lawsuit Against the New York TimesNot only did a jury unanimously reject her claim, a judge will now move to dismiss it.
  14. media
    If Sarah Palin Wins, Fox News Could LoseWhy both liberals and conservatives should be careful about opening up libel law.
  15. cringe
    Dear CNN, Please Calm DownSo your boss got fired. It’s not the end of the world.
  16. sports
    The Winterless OlympicsIt’s probably not a good sign that all the skiing and snowboarding events at the Beijing games will rely entirely on artificial snow.
  17. media
    Jeff Zucker Shocks CNN and Quits Over Office RomanceHe’s been in a relationship with one of the network’s vice-presidents, which insiders say has been an open secret for years.
  18. our climate
    The Future of Reforestation Could Be in the SkyDrones are being used to replant forests, but not everyone’s convinced they’re the right solution.
  19. our climate
    A Simple Solution for Getting Cars Off the Road Right NowThe humble e-bike could reduce carbon emissions while improving your commute.
  20. our climate
    The World Can’t Go Green and Nuclear FreeNuclear energy is the only existing non-carbon technology that can compensate for renewables’ liabilities.
  21. our climate
    To Fight Climate Change, Bring Back State PlanningThe United States has the tools to transition to a greener economy. Why isn’t it using them?
  22. our climate
    Will Solar Geoengineering Bring Nations Together? Or Drive Them Apart?The case for reflecting sunlight to cool the earth.
  23. media
    Sarah Palin Postpones Court Date by Contracting COVIDShe was just about to face off against the New York Times.
  24. our climate
    Toward an Energy DemocracyWhy political transformation is necessary to combat climate change.
  25. build back better
    Give Manchin What He Wants AlreadyBefore Democrats give up on passing Biden’s climate agenda, they should see if the West Virginia senator will take yes for an answer.
  26. trump tv
    Is One America News Too Trumpy for Its Own Good?Trump blamed “woke executives” for DirecTV dropping One America News Network. But maybe airing conspiracy theories is the root of OAN’s troubles.
  27. media
    The New York Post Gets Its Own Tabloid ScandalA former top editor sues, saying the paper’s notorious former boss was welcomed back after sexually harassing her.
  28. climate change
    Don’t Look Up Doesn’t Get the Climate CrisisIf stopping climate change just required cooperative billionaires and conscious voters, we’d already be saved.
  29. life after warming
    The Return of the Urban FirestormClimate scientist Daniel Swain explains that what happened Thursday in Colorado wasn’t a wildfire, but something potentially much scarier.
  30. politics
    The Rights Blue States May Lose If the GOP Returns to PowerToday Republicans are all about states’ rights. If they win in 2024, they’ll likely embrace federal activism on everything from abortion to voting.
  31. historic disappointments
    Robert E. Lee Statue-Makers Troll Us Via Time CapsuleWhat we were promised: an ultra-rare picture of Lincoln in his coffin. What we got: a soggy photo of some guy who was never even president.
  32. thus spoke manchin
    If Manchin Kills Build Back Better, This Will Be WhyThe West Virginia senator may have figured out that green-energy subsidies actually work.
  33. history
    The Authoritarian Right’s 1877 ProjectAs the GOP undermines Black political rights in the present, some right-wing intellectuals are rationalizing Black disenfranchisement in the past.
  34. media
    Ian Urbina’s Perfect StormDid a journalist get into the music business to help save the oceans or help himself?
  35. extreme weather
    What Is the Link Between Climate Change and the Historic Tornadoes?Climate scientists say there is growing evidence a warming world could make spates of intense tornadoes like Friday’s more common or more intense.
  36. technology
    A Normie’s Guide to Becoming a Crypto PersonHow to (cautiously and skeptically) fall down the rabbit hole.
  37. thanksgiving
    I’m Thankful for the End of Guides to Arguing With Trumpy RelativesSince 2016, I’ve been subjected to pieces that insisted the battle for the soul of America was being waged at my Thanksgiving table. Good riddance.
  38. media
    The Dave Portnoy PlaybookOn the precipice of sports-gambling riches — and facing sexual-misconduct allegations — Barstool Sports’ founder doubles down on the culture war.
  39. the money game
    Crypto Fans Lose U.S. Constitution to a BillionaireHedge fund manager Ken Griffin won an ultra-rare copy of the Constitution for $43.2 million, outbidding a group of over 17,000 crypto enthusiasts.
  40. crime
    Two Men Exonerated in Malcolm X AssassinationConfirming long-held doubts about the assassination, Khalil Islam and Muhammad Aziz have been exonerated 55 years after their convictions.
  41. life after warming
    This Is What Happens When One Climate Disaster Follows AnotherJust look at these images of flooding and landslides in British Columbia.
  42. media
    Alex Jones Will Be Forced to Pay Sandy Hook ParentsThe conspiracy theorist wouldn’t cooperate, so a judge ruled him liable by default.
  43. media
    Inside Felicia Sonmez’s Lawsuit Against the Washington PostWhy was a reporter punished for speaking up about sexual assault?
  44. extreme weather
    California Might Start Ranking Heat WavesState lawmakers want to create a three-tier ranking system to more effectively warn people about the public-health threats of extreme heat.
  45. cop26
    The New Politics of Climate HyperboleAre the world’s leaders talking a big game on climate because they want to take action, or because they don’t?
  46. inflation
    Two Big Myths About Why Energy Prices Are RisingWhy Joe Biden and climate hawks are not responsible for soaring fossil-fuel costs.
  47. media
    Unsurprisingly, the Feds Are Investigating OzyThe DOJ and SEC are reportedly interviewing Ozy’s potential investors following allegations of fraud that derailed the media company in September.
  48. ideas
    David Graeber’s Possible WorldsThe author of Debt and The Dawn of Everything left behind countless admirers and an abiding belief that society could be changed for the better.
  49. war on christmas
    Why Christmas 2021 Is Already RuinedHoliday hysteria is off to an early start and there’s no shortage of things to blame, from the supply-chain crisis to Dr. Fauci to climate change.
  50. tomorrow
    The Case for Climate ReparationsA trillion tons of carbon hangs in the air, put there by the world’s rich, an existential threat to its poor. Can we remove it?
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