Column Archive

To Find Excitement at the NBA All-Star Game, Look to the Stands
To Find Excitement at the NBA All-Star Game, Look to the Stands

February 20, 2024
Members of the Palestinian Youth Movement and Jewish Voice for Peace unfurled a banner that read “Let Gaza Live.”

What the Super Bowl Parade Shooting Has to Do With the Empire of the Gun
What the Super Bowl Parade Shooting Has to Do With the Empire of the Gun

February 15, 2024
A mass shooting during the Kansas City Chiefs’ championship celebration reveals something dark about this country and the violence it exports around the world.

The First Thing We Should Remember About the Super Bowl Is the Massacre
The First Thing We Should Remember About the Super Bowl Is the Massacre

February 12, 2024
During the year’s biggest television event in the US, Israel launched an attack on Rafah, hoping Americans wouldn’t notice. Now, the strikes are part of NFL history.

The Super Bowl of Gambling
The Super Bowl of Gambling

February 9, 2024
The gambling industry has consumed the sports world, so of course, the Super Bowl is in Las Vegas.

When Wearing a Sweater Is Antisemitic
When Wearing a Sweater Is Antisemitic

February 6, 2024
The singer Kiana Lede wore a black-and-white cardigan to sing the US national anthem, riling up the reactionary right and supporters of the Israeli state.

In the Fight Against Antisemitism, Robert Kraft Is Part of the Problem
In the Fight Against Antisemitism, Robert Kraft Is Part of the Problem

January 31, 2024
The foundation run by the owner of the New England Patriots has purchased a Super Bowl ad titled “Stop Jewish Hate”—but it’s the foundation that is helping to fuel antisemitism.

What Naomi Klein Taught Me About Aaron Rodgers
What Naomi Klein Taught Me About Aaron Rodgers

January 23, 2024
We all have doppelgängers, and we now know Colin Kaepernick’s is Aaron Rodgers.

The NFL May Buy a Stake in ESPN. Is This the Death of the Network’s Journalism?
The NFL May Buy a Stake in ESPN. Is This the Death of the Network’s Journalism?

January 17, 2024
ESPN’s dogged but underappreciated reporters keep getting laid off—and now a main target of their investigations may become the new boss.

Will the IOC Do Anything About the Killing of Palestinian Athletes?
Will the IOC Do Anything About the Killing of Palestinian Athletes?

January 10, 2024
Israel killed a Palestinian Olympic coach in an air strike. It turned a stadium into an interment camp. But the International Olympic Committee will not act unless we make it.

How DEI Programs and Liberal Politics Are Failing Gaza
How DEI Programs and Liberal Politics Are Failing Gaza

January 4, 2024
Diversity, equity, and inclusion programs, as they exist in education, are failing, because they emphasize personal feelings over the need to collectively organize.