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Quantum Wave Functions: What’s Actually Waving?

The most mysterious aspect of quantum mechanics is the wave function. What does it have to do with probability and statistics? Let's find out.

The Moment It All Changed for UAW President Shawn Fain

Here’s what launched the militant union leader toward a historic strike.

Jackson out of Sight As Mississippi Goes to the Polls

The state’s water crisis hasn’t fully abated, but nobody’s talking about it on the campaign trail.

Alabama Execution by Breathing Only Nitrogen

Alabama authorized nitrogen hypoxia in 2018 amid a shortage of lethal injection drugs, but the state has not attempted to use it until now to carry out a death sentence.

Machu Picchu: DNA Shows Diversity at Inca Palace

International team of researchers has uncovered the incredible genetic diversity hidden within the ancient remains of those who once called Machu Picchu home.

PragerU’s Propaganda Is Now Being Taught in Schools

The media group was just approved to spread its brand of historical disinformation to classrooms in Florida, Oklahoma, and New Hampshire.

The Missing Inflation Data

The Biden administration is getting bad data and bad advice — but there’s a way out.

Why Does Flying Suck?

Companies get away with bad behavior when we accept their excuses that there’s just no other way to run a business.

Sacrificing Security for Militarism

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists’ Science and Security Board has moved the hands of its Doomsday Clock forward, at “90 seconds to midnight—the closest to global catastrophe it has ever been.”

The New Language of Censorship

It’s important the left challenges language intended to suppress serious discussion of the war and its causes. You can counter an accusation of spreading disinformation or propaganda with evidence that what you are saying is true.
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What Is Left

Bunkong Tuon Copper Nickel
A survivor of the American war in Cambodia, the poet Bunkong Tuon lives with ancestral ghosts and gratitude for what is left.


America’s Bee Problem Is an Us Problem

Lex Pryor The Ringer
You may have heard America’s honeybees are dying. But what does that mean for the people on the front lines—and what could it mean for what ends up on your plate?



We Can Thank a Union Reform Caucus for the Militant UAW Strike

Jane Slaughter Jacobin
Today the UAW is making headlines for an energetic strike, helmed by new leadership that doesn’t shy away from the language of class war. It’s happening, in large part, because a small group of workers got together four years ago to reform their unio


Chicago Is About To End the Subminimum Wage

Branko Marcetic Jacobin
Brandon Johnson, the labor-backed mayor of Chicago, is poised to deliver his first major victory: scrapping the subminimum wage for tipped workers.


Bernie Sanders to UAW Rally: “We Refuse To Live in an Oligarchy”

Bernie Sanders Jacobin
Bernie Sanders headlined a United Auto Workers rally in Detroit on the first day of the strike, declaring that “every worker, white collar, blue collar, in between, has got to stand with the UAW in your struggle for justice.” We reprint his remarks

Friday nite video


Hannity Tonight | Parody

A Fox-themed parody of Steven Sondheim's Comedy Tonight, with lyrics by Roy Zimmerman and Melanie Harby


Long Knife | Documentary

Greg Palast’s brand new documentary Long Knife centers on the billion-dollar theft of oil from the Osage by Charles Koch and Koch Oil.