Magdi Semrau

Magdi Semrau writes about the politics of language, science and medicine for the Editorial Board. She has researched child language development and published in the New York Academy of Sciences. Born and raised in Alaska, she can be found @magi_jay.

That the GOP distorts ‘wokeness’ isn’t surprising. What’s surprising is when legitimate critics do

June 30, 2021 /

Magdi Semrau explains three ways “anti-woke” critics get social reform wrong.

Black Americans and Americans of color have limited space in George Packer’s ‘Four Americas’

June 24, 2021 /

His essay in The Atlantic argues against itself, writes Magdi Semrau.

No, the filibuster does not protect the Democratic Party. It creates the gridlock that weakens it

June 8, 2021 /

Magdi Semrau explains why the GOP loves a do-nothing Congress.

There is no causal link—none—between ‘defund the police’ and the rise of murder rates nationally

June 1, 2021 /

Anyone saying otherwise is just making things up, writes Magdi Semrau.

Doing more of what got Trump beaten in the election isn’t working out well for Republicans

May 25, 2021 /

The GOP has no plan to bring back lost voters, writes Magdi Semrau

Trump’s ‘big lie’ is actually the GOP’s ‘long lie’

May 18, 2021 /

The attack on shared reality began in the 60s, says Magdi Semrau.

A new study involving 5,089 participants finds that anti-racism does not hurt support for Dem policy

May 10, 2021 /

Yet the opposite was widely reported, writes Magdi Semrau.

Wokeness is good. It always has been

May 4, 2021 /

Manipulation of wokeness, however, is bad, writes Magdi Semrau

George Floyd’s Black body was on trial

April 23, 2021 /

Magdi Semrau explains the racist history behind Derek Chauvin’s defense.

The market is becoming less useful to Republicans. The long marriage of convenience is over

April 19, 2021 /

Mitch McConnell was never really a fan, writes Magdi Semrau