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The NYT’s anti-trans coverage, reflecting on Jimmy Carter, a new SCOTUS case, and more

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Nation Weekly
February 24, 2023
The New York Times’s recent anti-trans coverage has many people angry and alarmed—including The Nation’s senior editor Jack Mirkinson, whose recent piece explores the paper’s long, late-to-the-game history on LGBTQ issues.

What’s most disappointing, Mirkinson explains, is that the Times appears determined not to learn from its past mistakes.

What does the future hold? “Trans people are currently experiencing a punishing, traumatic assault on their very right to be alive,” Mirkinson writes. “But if history is any guide, they will eventually win the battle to be treated as full human beings.”

“The New York Times” Is Repeating One of Its Most Notorious Mistakes
The paper’s anti-trans coverage parallels its failings over gay rights and AIDS. But the Times appears determined not to learn from its own history.
Jack Mirkinson
Jimmy Carter Is Our Greatest Former President
Carter taught us how to live a life for others, and, as he approaches his end, he is teaching us how to die with grace.
James Zogby
The Supreme Court Just Heard 2 Cases That Could Break the Internet
At the heart of the cases is whether social media companies like YouTube and Twitter should be held accountable for their users’ posts.
Elie Mystal
Jay Jackson’s Audacious Comics
Written during World War II, Bungleton Green and the Mystic Commandos offered its readers a science-fiction epic that imagined a future liberated from racism and inequality.
Jeet Heer
Want to Fix Public Health? Stop Thinking Like a Doctor.
Public health requires seeing the world from a collective perspective, but US agencies are still dominated by doctors trained to work on an individual level.
Eric Reinhart
John Nichols on the Most Important Election Before 2024, plus Gregg Gonsalves on the End of the Covid Emergency
On this episode of the Start Making Sense podcast, we talk about this week’s Wisconsin Supreme Court primary, and Joe Biden’s public health disaster.
Jon Wiener, Start Making Sense
Remembering David Jolicoeur, aka Trugoy of De La Soul
On this week’s episode of Edge of Sports, we speak to Dave Ashton about the legacy of a hip-hop legend.
Dave Zirin

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