COVERING THE COVERAGE
EDITORIALS

How to Use Media Before (or After) an Election

Like most things worth doing well in life, there’s no one, easy way to make sense of the world. Reality—as Plato, Kant, and Lippmann taught in their own ways—is always just out of reach. In fact, it turns out there are far too many, far too easy ways to make sense of...

Don’t Underestimate Cancel Culture

Last month, Harper’s published an anti-cancel culture statement: A Letter on Justice and Open Debate. The letter was signed by a wide variety of writers and intellectuals, ranging from Noam Chomsky to J. K. Rowling. It was a kind of radical centrist manifesto,...

What Being Zoom-Bombed by Extremists Taught Me

On Junteenth of 2020, I was co-hosting a video call among predominantly white organizational leaders when our call was interrupted by vile, racist and misogynistic neo-nazis. Their goal was to terrorize a group of peacemakers working on Equity in Democracy -- the...