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Past articles by Adam:

Why Did Fox News Lie to Its Viewers?

The network’s hosts and leaders knew that Trump had lost the election, but feared the consequences of telling their audience the truth. → Read More

Why Conservatives Invented a ‘Right to Post’

You have a right to free speech as long as you are saying what conservatives want you to say. → Read More

World Cup 2022: The Cursed Goal

Belgium’s elimination from the World Cup showed that sometimes, for no apparent reason, the ball just won’t go in. → Read More

The Sport of Short Kings

Soccer is where mini monarchs reign supreme. → Read More

The Martyrdom of Alex Jones

Right-wing anger over a defamation judgment reflects disgust at seeing the rules applied to them. → Read More

Arizona Deletes the Right to Record the Police

An Arizona law seeks to solve the problem of police misconduct by preventing anyone from documenting it. → Read More

Fear of a Black Hobbit

The demand to keep politics out of art is too often a demand for art to conform to conservative politics. → Read More

The Right to Free Speech Is Not the Right to Monologue

The attack on Salman Rushdie was not a product of modern social-justice discourse. → Read More

The Right-Wing War on Free Speech Could Backfire

Progressives aren’t the only ones who need free-speech protections. → Read More

What the Mar-a-Lago Photo Reveals About Trump

A revealing photo removed any remaining ambiguity. → Read More

The Mar-a-Lago Raid Shows That Conservatives Believe Trump Is Above the Law

Republicans’ reflexive insistence that the Mar-a-Lago raid is politically motivated is unmoored from the available evidence. → Read More

The Supreme Court That Transforms Right-Wing Grievances Into Law

The Supreme Court majority’s undead constitutionalism is transforming right-wing media tropes into law. → Read More

The One Group That Could Make a Difference on Gun Control

The polarization of policing has made it politically difficult for firearm restrictions to pass. → Read More

Alito’s Plan to Repeal Roe—and Other 20th Century Civil Rights

If the conservative justice’s draft opinion is adopted by the Court, key advances of the past hundred years could be rolled back. → Read More

Elon Musk Isn't Buying Twitter to Defend Free Speech

Business moguls tend to be big on protecting speech, right until it hurts their bottom line. → Read More

Whoopi Goldberg’s American Idea of Race

The “racial” distinctions between master and slave may be more familiar to Americans, but they were and are no more real than those between Gentile and Jew. → Read More

Republicans Seem to Think Putting a Black Woman on the Supreme Court Is the Real Racism

Biden hasn’t even named his nominee yet, and already conservatives are saying she’s undeserving. → Read More

The Conservative Justices Have Drunk the Anti-vax Kool-Aid

Yesterday’s Supreme Court decision hinges on a new and alarming embrace of the right-wing culture war against vaccination. → Read More

The Trial of Ahmaud Arbery's Killers Almost Did Not Happen

The most surprising aspect of the trial was not the verdict, but the fact that it happened at all. → Read More

The Authoritarian Instincts of Police Unions

They condition their members to see themselves as soldiers at war with the public they are meant to serve, and above the laws they are meant to enforce. → Read More