Mary Harris, Slate

Mary Harris


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Past articles by Mary:

Remembering the Mother of the Disability Rights Movement

Judy Heumann didn’t just fight for civil rights. She fought for the right of self-determination. → Read More

The Two Ukraines

One year into war, things are almost normal in Kyiv. In Eastern Ukraine, things are anything but. → Read More

The Uvalde Dad Who Regrets Not Standing Up Sooner

“I am full of regret for not ever standing up and fighting after any of these other school shootings.” → Read More

What’s Behind Riots in Brazil and Peru?

In the early 2000s, Latin America was booming. What happened? → Read More

What a New State Law Could Do for Sexual Assault Survivors

“I cannot promise justice,” one sex crimes lawyer says, but “this puts the victim in the driver’s seat.” → Read More

“A Car Crash in Slow Motion”: Why Increasing Anti-LGBTQ Violence Feels Inevitable

The dangerous “grooming” panic is back. → Read More

How Messi Went From Beloved to Hated—and Back—in Argentina

“His journey has been completed, whether or not he brings back a cup.” → Read More

“I Got Rid of the Taliban—I Am Sure I Will Not Get Rid of Roaches”

How Afghan refugees are navigating the U.S. → Read More

College Rankings Are Finally Facing a Reckoning

Elite law schools are pulling out of the crucial U.S. News rankings. Why now? And who’s next? → Read More

Republican Talking Points Are Obscuring the Real Drug Crisis

People are right to be scared about fentanyl, but GOP fearmongering isn’t helping. → Read More

The Once-Sleepy Races That Are Getting Super Expensive—and Political

While I was paying attention to this month’s midterm elections to try to puzzle out who would gain control of the U.S. House and Senate, Erik Ortiz, from over at NBC News, was focusing on something else: judges. “The judiciary gets the shaft in a lot of ways,” Ortiz said. “These races aren’t normally at the forefront of voters’ minds.” Ortiz was paying attention to judges because these… → Read More

Winning an Election Is More Dangerous Than It Used to Be

At what point does running no longer become worth it? → Read More

The True Origins—and Lessons—of Britain’s Political Crisis

It boils down to a familiar term that just so happens to employ the word “exit.” → Read More

Don’t Count Herschel Walker Out Just Yet

Despite the Autumn of Consequences, Georgia’s Senate election remains a close one. → Read More

Why Nancy Pelosi Sabotaged Wildly Popular Bipartisan Legislation

The optics aren’t great, but the speaker has her reasons. → Read More

Iran Has Never Seen a Protest Movement Like This

This time, Gen Z women are taking the streets. → Read More

The Brewing Scandal Democrats Can No Longer Ignore

That pesky laptop isn’t going away. → Read More

The Monkeypox Czar’s Radical Approach

Lessons learned from NYC bathhouses. → Read More

In Texas, How Much Pain Does It Take to Get Medical Care?

One woman’s excruciating experience in the post-Roe health system. → Read More

Will Democrats’ Primary Gambit Backfire?

A new playbook has rankled some party members. → Read More