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The Nation Weekly Newsletter: September 30, 2022

“I can’t predict how the court will assert its political dominance over our country, but what I do know is that it will continue to wage war on the forces of tolerance and fairness,” writes Elie Mystal.

For our latest issue, Mystal gives his two cents about how the Supreme Court—which reconvenes on the first Monday of October after a three-month summer break—might behave this term, and which essential rights will be on its chopping block.

The Supreme Court Returns on Monday, Stronger and More Terrible Than Ever
This term, the high court will cement its grip on political life in America, overturning affirmative action and other critical protections along the way.
Elie Mystal
Iran’s Brutal Crackdown on “Women, Life, Freedom”
Women across Iran have bravely taken to the streets to demand liberation from state repression and justice for Jîna Emînî, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman murdered by the “morality police.”
Azadeh Shahshahani, Yosi Badie
The Left Needs to Take Back the Constitution
A new book argues that the Constitution is best understood as a document calling for the unashamed struggle for equality.
Jay Swanson
Who Owns the Internet?
Ben Tarnoff’s history of networked life and the rise of a corporate-controlled web doubles as a polemic, arguing for a people-first Internet.
Evan Malmgren
For the First Time, the Federal Government Will Help Poor Families Get Diapers
Diaper need can worsen everything from children’s sleep to parents’ mental health. Now, the Administration for Children and Families will give out $8 million to start addressing it.
Bryce Covert
Ken Burns Gets at the Nasty Underbelly of American History
David Nasaw in conversation with Jon Wiener on the new PBS documentary The U.S. and the Holocaust.
Jon Wiener
Trump’s Judges Are Just Getting Started
On this week’s episode of The Time of Monsters, Linda Hirshman discusses how the reactionary courts could block progressive governance.
Jeet Heer
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