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Meghan Daum

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Memes don’t glorify female leaders — they flatten them

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she presents the Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Inaugural Woman of Leadership Award
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she presents the Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Inaugural Woman of Leadership Award
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The George Floyd video — if not the upheaval that followed — showed that agreement is possible, if also painful

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The coronavirus is the first time Gen Z and younger millennials have had to confront virality as something that can kill more than just your reputation

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Almost 10 years ago, a fever escalated into something far worse. This pandemic taps right into my deepest fears.

Illustration: Pablo Iglesias


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It’s hard to get excited about a candidate who leans into how rigged the system is rather than inspiring hope

Illustration: Paul Hoppe


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I know because I used to be a target of Limbaugh’s mix of lies, bombast, insults, and bluster

An illustration of Rush Limbaugh yelling as sound waves travel out of his mouth and attack a woman hiding behind a laptop.
An illustration of Rush Limbaugh yelling as sound waves travel out of his mouth and attack a woman hiding behind a laptop.
Illustration: Paul Hoppe


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Most of us move away from the soundtracks to our earlier lives. Thank God for the invention of podcasts.

Illustration: Katie Carey


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Cancel culture is the left’s version of broken windows policing

Illustration: Katie Carey


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More and more Americans are single and childless. This is why the holidays are great for us.

Photo: Betsie Van der Meer/Getty Images


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The strange appeal of the eat-your-oatmeal campaign from 2020’s most invisible, competent candidate

Sketchy illustration of Amy Klobuchar smiling in an airplane, a fancy dinner on a table in front of her.
Sketchy illustration of Amy Klobuchar smiling in an airplane, a fancy dinner on a table in front of her.
Illustration: Agnes Ricart

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