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A man in Washington demonstrates near the U.S Capitol Jan. 6, 2022, holding a sign that says, “Desecration Day.”
Politics & SocietyYour Take
Our readers
Readers respond to America’s January 2022 editorial, marking the one-year anniversary of the assault on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump.
An illustration of many different-colored hands reaching out, surrounding a globe of the earth.
Politics & SocietyFeatures
Cecilia González-Andrieu
The model for today’s university must involve working for true societal transformation.
In this photo provided by the University of Maryland School of Medicine, members of the surgical team perform the transplant of a pig heart into patient David Bennett in Baltimore on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. (Mark Teske/University of Maryland School of Medicine via AP)
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Kevin Clarke
If this animal-to-human transplant proves successful, it offers the possibility of vastly augmenting the donor supply with organs harvested from genetically edited pigs or other animals.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Nathan Schneider
Now is an opportune time to do the right thing—to defund the police and invest in a diversified strategy for public safety and well-being.
Politics & SocietyFaith and Reason
Sam Sawyer, S.J.
Choice alone cannot be a sufficient moral framework for thinking about abortion because more than one human life is at stake.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Jim McDermott
We don’t expect to see a Muppet so completely lose it. But today of all days, Elmo reminds us that it is totally appropriate to call out what is only pretend and say, “No, that’s not right.”