1. politics
    Trump’s ‘Truth Social’ Bans Telling Truth About His Twitter RivalIt’s a place where “tweets” are called “truths,” but mockery of the former president’s social-media site is not permitted.
  2. power
    Katie Couric Is Not for EveryoneAfter her long career as America’s beloved morning-news anchor, she has decided to write a wild, unflinching memoir focused on the messy parts. Why?
  3. build back better
    Manchin Hasn’t Killed Biden’s Climate Agenda (Yet)Biden’s best green policy looks dead. But there’s still a fair amount Congress can do.
  4. intelligencer chats
    Just How Disastrous Is Manchin’s Climate Obstruction?U.S. credibility is on the line, not to mention the fate of the planet.
  5. politics
    Democrats Scramble for Climate Options After Manchin Rejects Clean-Energy PlanManchin’s opposition to a key program has reportedly upended Democrats’ climate-policy plans and forced the White House to seek alternatives.
  6. hurricane ida
    New York Doesn’t Need Its Own Forecast. It Needs a Forecast Communicator.“It’s very clear that the blatant breakdown of communication is what needs to be adjusted.”
  7. media
    Nicholas Kristof to Attempt Rare Columnist-to-Politician PivotThe longtime New York Times columnist is really doing it; he quit the paper as he gears up to run for governor of Oregon.
  8. just asking questions
    Ozy and Embracing the ‘Fake It Till You Make It’ PhilosophyScott Galloway on the rise of the storyteller CEO and the risk of vision becoming fiction.
  9. media
    Carlos Watson and Ozy Might Be in Real Legal JeopardyWatson just gave a chatty interview. But he is now speaking to regulators and prosecutors, too — whether he knows it or not.
  10. just asking questions
    ‘A Fire Age Is Upon Us’Fire historian Stephen Pyne puts the ever-worsening problem of wildfires, and humans’ relationship with fire, into context.
  11. infrastructure
    Climate Change Is Putting More Poop in New York’s WatersA crappy side effect of all this rain.
  12. media
    Talking to New Yorker Archivist Erin Overbey About Her Byline-Diversity Project“I started in 2019 looking at our tables of contents. It really was a lengthy project. Once you get going, it’s kind of hard to stop.”
  13. gavin newsom recall
    Gavin Newsom and the End of the California DreamThe recall drive against the governor is something of a joke. But the frustrations with the status quo are dead serious.
  14. climate change
    Scenes from Ida’s Chaotic, Tragic Night in New York CityThe bus driver stuck in raw sewage, a delivery worker who biked through a foot of water, and other stories from the flood.
  15. housing
    Those Flooded Basement Apartments are a Deadly Part of the Housing CrisisThe most dangerous place to be last night was on the ground floor.
  16. 9/11: 20 years later
    America’s Greatest Existential Threat Wasn’t TerrorismFrank Rich on the continuing fallout after 9/11.
  17. the national interest
    Why the Media Is Worse for Biden Than TrumpThe last week has been more brutal for Biden than any week of Trump’s presidency.
  18. foreign policy
    Joe Biden’s Perfect Foreign Policy StormCOVID is raging, the Taliban are back, and the planet is on fire — an ideal opportunity for the U.S. to change the way it acts.
  19. the group portrait
    Gawker Returns for Unknown Length of TimeIt begins again: the messy bargain between Gawker owner and Gawker writer.
  20. encounter
    Gossiping With Tabloid Icon Cindy AdamsThe stalwart of the New York Post gets ready to tell all — kind of.
  21. democracy
    Liberalism and Socialism Are Both in CrisisThe past decade of global warming and right-wing advance poses an existential threat to various visions of human progress.
  22. climate change
    Humanity Hasn’t Quite Fully Screwed Itself Yet: U.N. Climate ReportCatastrophic warming is inevitable, but the IPCC says there’s still time to avoid some worst-case scenarios.
  23. bugs
    What Happens When All the Bugs Die?Bee ecologist Dave Goulson imagines a world without creeping things.
  24. power
    Washington Post Sued for Gender DiscriminationReporter Felicia Sonmez says she was banned from covering sexual misconduct after going public with her own assault allegations.
  25. climate change
    The Sun Is Glowing Red in New York City Because of Wildfires Out WestThe state has issued an air-quality alert as smoke rolls in from 3,000 miles away.
  26. inkwell
    Trump Is a Godsend for Book Publishers. He’s Also a Nightmare.Everyone in publishing is sick of the former president. But they keep making books about him anyway.
  27. extreme weather
    Scenes of Devastation After Deadly Floods in Germany and BelgiumAt least 188 people are dead and hundreds still missing. Over the weekend, more flash floods struck other parts of Germany and Austria.
  28. the national interest
    Biden’s FDR-size BetThe president is rallying Democrats behind a sweeping $3.5 trillion budget package. It could be the key to winning 2024.
  29. climate change
    Flooding From Global Warming, Meet Moon ‘Wobble’A NASA team found that a new phase in the lunar orbit will increase sunny-day flooding by as much as four times by the mid-2030s.
  30. climate change
    The Amazon May Now Actually Be Making Climate Change WorseA study shows that the destruction of the Amazon rainforest is dampening its ability to act as a carbon sink.
  31. budget
    Senate Dems Start Loading a $3.5 Trillion Bazooka to Pass Biden’s AgendaA new agreement would dodge a Republican filibuster to expand the welfare state, but many issues are yet to be resolved.
  32. climate change
    How Hot Is It? Well, the Hoover Dam Is Running Out of WaterBroiling temperatures exacerbated by climate change are causing a major drought.
  33. media
    The Problem With Prosecutor PunditryLegal experts keep promising the walls are closing in on Trump. Haven’t we learned anything?
  34. politics
    How to Manufacture a Moral PanicConservative journalist Christopher Rufo has helped incite a right-wing uproar over racism education with a mix of dramatic, dodgy reporting.
  35. book excerpt
    The Female Inmates Fighting California’s Wildfires“Your feet have a pulse of their own. Your face feels like it’s about to melt off.”
  36. as told to
    ‘It’s Just Devastating to See These Conditions’As a deadly heat wave grips the Pacific Northwest, a former farmworker speaks out about the danger to people laboring in the fields.
  37. criminal justice
    Progressives Don’t Need to Downplay Rising HomicidesVictims of community violence deserve the left’s solidarity and policy solutions.
  38. climate change
    Heat Wave Followed by Surge of Excess Deaths in Northwest U.S. and CanadaClose to 500 sudden deaths have been announced in British Columbia alone, as unprecedented highs broiled the region for days.
  39. extreme heat
    It Is Mind-Bogglingly Hot in the Pacific Northwest Right NowSo hot that Olympic track-and-field trials had to be postponed.
  40. media
    Inside the Petty, Vindictive, Career-Ruining Infighting at NY1Onscreen, NY1 seems like a happy family, but a lawsuit exposed the tumult behind the scenes.
  41. life after warming
    California’s Last Fire Season Was a Historic Disaster. This One Could Be Worse.The conditions are already set for eclipsing recent records — which themselves would have been unthinkable not long ago.
  42. false equivalence
    Ilhan Omar and Marjorie Taylor Greene Are Not EquivalentIt’s lazily convenient to lump these two “extremists” together. But there’s no comparison in what they’ve said and how they’ve dealt with criticism.
  43. media
    Out-of-Touch Media Elites Ignore Working-Class Biden VotersGeorge Packer’s breakdown of America’s political tribes overlooks the one that just chose the president.
  44. ideas
    The Delusions of the Radical CentristWhy Michael Lind’s iconoclastic brand of populist politics fails to convince.
  45. media
    Jeffrey Toobin Returns From ‘Zoom Dick’ ExileCNN welcomed him back eight months after he was fired by The New Yorker, which he called “excessive punishment.”
  46. environment
    ‘Sea Snot’ Wreaking Havoc on Coast of TurkeyThe sludge, which is discharged from overfed algae and does in fact look like snot, has blocked fishing and threatens sea life.
  47. climate change
    Biden Admin Defends Massive Trump-Era Drilling Project in AlaskaDespite pledges to cut emissions 50 percent by 2030, the administration filed a brief supporting an oil project that would produce for 30 years.
  48. climate change
    Big Oil Is Held Liable for Climate Change for the First TimeA Dutch court orders Shell to slash emissions by 45 percent to meet the Netherlands’ climate goals.
  49. reckoning with a reckoning
    The Mayors of Oklahoma’s Last All-Black TownsHonoring the centennial of a massacre.
  50. climate change
    Biden Doubles FEMA Spending That Prepares for Climate DisastersBiden boosted the agency’s preparatory budget to $1 billion as the U.S. anticipates severe wildfire and hurricane seasons this year.
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