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​​​​Meagan Day is a staff writer at Jacobin magazine. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, Vox, Mother Jones, The Week, The Baffler, In These Times, n+1 and elsewhere. Her nonfiction book Maximum Sunlight was excerpted in the Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017.


selected clips


ending economic conscription. jacobin. october 2018.


billionaire bureaucrats. jacobin. october 2018.


bernie's new internationalist vision. jacobin. october 2018.


austerity by paperwork. jacobin. october 2018.


the banality of brett kavanaugh. jacobin. september 2018.


friends in high places. jacobin. september 2018.


segregation is back — and it's profitable. jacobin. september 2018.


why socialists should care about felon voting laws. jacobin. september 2018.


the shocking attack on teacher pay. jacobin. september 2018.


emperor musk. jacobin. september 2018.


the graying of bankruptcy. jacobin. sepember 2018.


welfare, but for CEOs. jacobin. august 2018.


medicare for all and free college tuition are wildly popular policies. jacobin. august 2018.


why doctors are warming to medicare for all. jacobin. august 2018.


the spoils of war. jacobin. august 2018.


the case for a state-owned bank. jacobin. august 2018.


beyond kindler, gentler capitalism. jacobin. august 2018.


a blueprint for calling the question. jacobin. august 2018. 


why america needs medicare for all. the new york times. august 2018.


think the constitution will save us? think again. the new york times. august 2018.


why you should care about unions. the new york times. august 2018.


fighting bannonism at home and abroad. the new york times. august 2018.


modern day debtors' prisons. the new york times. august 2018.


who's endangering the endangered species act? jacobin. july 2018.


the return of the super-elite. jacobin. july 2018.


CEOs vs. workers. jacobin. july 2018.


capitalism is ruining science. jacobin. july 2018.


choose wisely. jacobin. june 2018.


the age of teenage anxiety. jacobin. june 2018.


the feeble strength of one. jacobin. may 2018.


the myth of the temporarily embarrassed millionaire. jacobin. may 2018.


when ramparts reigned. jacobin [print]. may 2018.


a line in the sand. jacobin. may 2018.


uc workers on strike. jacobin. may 2018. 


a field guide to the new red-baiting. jacobin. may 2018.


there's always another crisis. jacobin. may 2018.


the democrats and the deficit con. jacobin. april 2018. 


quitting cold turkey. jacobin. april 2018.


the conference room is replacing the courtroom. jacobin. april 2018.


the bankers' coup. jacobin. april 2018.


"it was about the insurance fix." jacobin. march 2018. 


the latest healthcare racket. jacobin. march 2018.


suddenly, the unemployable are finding jobs. jacobin. march 2018.


working hard, hardly working. jacobin. march 2018.


the fraud and the four-hour workweek. jacobin. march 2018.


from day care centers to prisons. jacobin. february 2018.


ending the amazon hunger games. jacobin. february 2018.


under neoliberalism, you can be your own tyrannical boss. jacobin. january 2018. 


a recession-era economic myth goes up in smoke. jacobin. january 2018.


new york's property tax is theft. jacobin. january 2018.


targeted social programs make easy targets. jacobin. january 2018.


the bureaucratic nightmare of incrementalism. jacobin. january 2018.


you can't trust capitalists. jacobin. january 2018.


the shark and the hound. the baffler. december 2017.


the christmas paradox. jacobin. december 2017.


beyond the liberal voting rights agenda. jacobin. december 2017.


the 'death tax' cargo cult. jacobin. december 2017.


we didn't start the fire. jacobin. december 2017.


luxury socialized medicine. jacobin. november 2017.


meet lee carter, the democratic socialist who unseated the virginia house majority whip. jacobin. november 2017.


how socialists can fight for single payer. jacobin. august 2017.


jonathan chait is wrong: neoliberalism is real and fundamentally opposed to left principles. in these times. july 2017.


democrats should stop obsessing over third-party voters and start obsessing over non-voters. the week. june 2017.


public banking: why are cities talking about socializing the finance sector?
mother jones. march 2017.


workers allege violations at franchises of the company run by donald trump's labor secretary nominee. mother jones. february 2017.


the brutal (and fact-checked) numbers on killing obamacare. mother jones. january 2017.


after ghost ship fire, tupac's old lawyer is helping artists fight eviction. mother jones. december 2016.


stuff out there that isn't there: esoterica in the great basin. the towner. december 2016.


welcome to hayden lake: the rise and fall of a white supremacist rural paradise. timeline. november 2016.


meet the ishmaels: america's 'worst' family (according to eugenicists)
. timeline. october 2016.


bear, bolshevik, buffoon, spy: the american tradition of fearing russia
. timeline. august 2016.


​for more than 100 years, soma has been home for the homeless
. timeline. june 2016. (featured by san francisco chronicle, named by san francisco department of homelessness and supportive housing as a top 10 story from the sf homelessness project's day of media coverage, in which 70+ media organizations participated.)

free money for a living: a 500-year-old idea that's having a moment. timeline. june 2016.


the modern nra wouldn't exist without america's 1970s serial killer fascination. timeline. may 2016.


after stonewall and before aids, there were san francisco's white night riots. timeline. april 2016.


once sexy, now obsolete? the decline of american trucker culture
. timeline. april 2016.


liberals tried to create a fairer prison system with mandatory minimums. here’s how it backfired. timeline. march 2016. 


during the first mass school shooting, armed students fired back. timeline. february 2016.


the koch family’s nazi ties are more entrenched than you think. timeline. january 2016.


concerning absolute violence. n+1. july 2015.


boom and rust. the new inquiry. november 2014.


waiting in istanbul. n+1. june 2014. 


review: the people's platform. author: astra taylor. full stop. may 2014.


lone star fictions. full stop. december 2013.


interview: veronica gonzalez peña. full stop. september 2013.


a fisher king in the white house. full stop. july 2013.


when didion nailed reagan. salon. july 2013.


we built this city: detropia and cruel optimism. full stop. march 2013.


notes on the firebombing of the freedom press bookshop. full stop. february 2013.


intellectual infection: a conversation about donna haraway. full stop. december 2012.


amber, archers, cinnamon, horses and birds. full stop. november 2012.


review: summer of hate. author: chris kraus. full stop. september 2012.