Melissa Gira Grant, The New Republic

Melissa Gira Grant

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Past articles by Melissa:

Are Twitter’s Troubles the Beginning of the End of Social Media?

It’s hard to imagine life without social networking apps. But maybe Elon Musk is helping us figure out how. → Read More

QAnon and the Cultification of the American Right

The conspiracy theory has become a theology of right-wing rebellion. → Read More

This Isn’t an Insurrection. It’s an Alliance.

There is only one side at the Capitol siege. → Read More

The Election in Georgia Is About Reproductive Justice

Rather than seeing the concerns that shape our reproductive lives as an obstacle to reaching voters, some organizers are framing their approach around them. They think it’ll pay off. → Read More

The Quiet Suppression of Trans Voters

“Trans people don’t know if that polling place is going to be safe. We don’t know if any place is going to be safe.” → Read More

We Can’t Trust Cops to Protect the Polls

Election officials have to reckon with the reality that the police may be a threat to free and fair elections. → Read More

The Elite Sisterhood of Amy Coney Barrett

Her nomination to the Supreme Court isn’t just about overturning Roe. It’s about redefining womanhood. → Read More

The Era of Disaster Militiaism in America

The vigilantes running wildfire checkpoints in Oregon are the latest right-wing militants to take advantage of a crisis. → Read More

All Police Can Be Secret Police

Local democratic officials denounce the feds when they act with impunity, but their own police departments use many of the same tactics. → Read More

The Dark Obsessions of QAnon Are Merging With Mainstream Conservatism

With Republican candidates and Trump embracing the strange, child trafficking–fixated movement, it can no longer be dismissed as merely a conspiracy theory. → Read More

The Law Was Never Meant for Ghislaine Maxwell

Sex trafficking prosecution has been framed as a universal pursuit people can unite around, but that’s a fantasy. → Read More

The Pandemic Is the Right Time to Defund the Police

The coronavirus has slowed much American police work, but the rate of police killings has remained relatively unchanged. → Read More

A Brief Criminal History of the Mask

How a New York law on “masquerading” passed in the early nineteenth century has been used—and abused—in the decades since → Read More

Pleading for Clemency in a Pandemic

Petitions for early release reveal the contours of people’s lives before incarceration, conditions on the inside, and what might come after. → Read More

“Female Monthly Pills” and the Coded Language of Abortion Before Roe

Our future might look much like our past, with pills as a major part of abortion access—and an obsessive target for abortion opponents. → Read More

Liberal Feminism Has a Sex Work Problem

The National Organization for Women opposes decriminalization. Doing so has led it to gaslight sex workers and echo rhetoric from anti-choice groups and the religious right. → Read More

Not Even the Police Union Could Save Amber Guyger

She has become one of the rare cops to be convicted of murder, despite a system that often works in their favor. → Read More

A Critical Threat to Sex Discrimination Protections

Three Supreme Court cases could redefine workplace rights for gay and trans people—and for everyone else. → Read More

Kamala Harris Gets Slightly Less Tough on Crime

The former prosecutor offered her measured version of criminal justice reform in advance of tonight's Democratic debate. → Read More

When the State Enforces “Straight Pride”

Attacks on LGBTQ people are on the rise across the country. In Boston, right-wing extremists got the police to do their dirty work. → Read More