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Sophie McBain is North America correspondent for the New Statesman. She was previously an assistant editor at the New Statesman.
The notoriously high prison population in the US is starting to decline – so why is the number of jailed women rising?
Twenty-seven million Americans do not have health insurance and many more have insufficient insurance coverage; the US could be sleepwalking into a public health catastrophe.
Sally Howard’s The Home Stretch and the politics of housework.
After being declared the winner of the Iowa caucus, the 38-year-old former small-town mayor is gaining momentum in the presidential race
A vivid and disturbing memoir sheds light on our cultural anxiety about sleep.
Social isolation is a growing modern phenomenon. But can we treat it as a disease?
The behind-the-scenes story of Harvey Weinstein’s fall.
When one her closest friends died midway through a 10k run – and later came back to life – Sophie McBain was determined to get to the heart of the matter.
The administration also plans to cut funding for English classes and recreational activities, saying they are "not directly necessary" for traumatised, locked-up children.
Looking at our climate crisis with pessimism is neither constructive nor fully deserved.