- newTwo Terrible Ideas, on Their Way to History’s Dustbin
Felicia Wong, Dorian T. WarrenAnd once they’re gone, we’ll finally be ready to progress on race relations in America.
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- newA Summer Blockbuster From the Trump World
Stuart KlawansLoud, lurid, incoherent, Suicide Squad seems to emanate straight from the Republican’s campaign for president.
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- newThe Scorching Cynicism of Scott Walker’s Assault on Voting
John NicholsAs the federal courts intervene to restore early voting, the governor admits that he signed antidemocratic legislation without considering the consequences.
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- The United States Has an Emergency Fund for Natural Disasters. Why Not for Pandemics?
Zoë CarpenterZika is spreading in Florida, and Congress still hasn’t released money for a response.
- 1 day ago 25 Aug 16, 7:49pm -
- When Anti-Immigrant Politics Came Back to Haunt the Republican Party
Jim ShultzThe life cycle of California’s Republican Party suggests that the long-term effect of peddling xenophobia is disastrous.
- 1 day ago 25 Aug 16, 6:32pm -
- The First E-mail Scandal, Long Before Hillary Clinton: Iran/Contra
Greg GrandinShe’s not the first powerbroker to get into trouble for mishandling e-mails. Reagan aides Oliver North and John Poindexter were convicted of destroying public records.
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- Who’s Scamming Veterans Now? Why, It’s the Koch Brothers, of Course!
Ann JonesWho else would use American war casualties as an opportunity for profit?
- 1 day ago 25 Aug 16, 5:00pm -
- How A Siberian Mom Took on Politics as Usual in Russia and Won
Sarah Lindemann-KomarovaIn Siberia, Natalia Pinus is taking on established political forces and challenging the idea that Russian democracy is no more than a puppet show.
- 1 day ago 25 Aug 16, 4:58pm -
- Mexico’s Striking Teachers Stand Firm Against State Repression
David BaconThe government refuses to negotiate, heightening the danger of further bloody confrontation.
- 1 day ago 25 Aug 16, 4:56pm -
- This Rio Olympic Medalist Risked His Life to Show Solidarity
Dave ZirinWith one gesture, Ethiopian runner Feyisa Lilesa seized the Olympics spotlight and educated the world.
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- Returning to His Roots, Sanders Launches ‘Our Revolution’
D.D. GuttenplanBernie introduced his new organization with a speech from Vermont—and entrusted it to longtime staffer Jeff Weaver.
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- Why Obama Should Pardon Edward Snowden
Start Making Sense, Jon WienerSeth Freed Wessler on the power of independent journalism, Amy Wilentz on Jared Kushner, and Ben Wizner on Edward Snowden.
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- Letters From the September 12-19, 2016, Issue
Our ReadersPortrait of the artist as an old man… Yes, black lives matter… Not-so-neo-Nazism…
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- Trump Team Strategy?
- 1 day ago 25 Aug 16, 1:04pm -
- Puzzle No. 3406
Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto
- 1 day ago 25 Aug 16, 1:03pm -
- France Has a Strange Concept of Feminism—and Secularism
Katha PollittLocal bans on “burkinis” aren’t only wrong—they’re counterproductive.
- 1 day ago 25 Aug 16, 1:00pm -
- Your Nationalism Can’t Contain Me
Aminatta FornaI’ve held three passports and claimed many identities, all at once. I am the future of citizenship.
- 1 day ago 25 Aug 16, 11:00am -
- Pundits, Decrying the Horrors of War in Aleppo, Demand Expanded War
Adam H. JohnsonAs with Iraq and Libya, these laptop bombardiers offer no clear plan for how to actually end the suffering of the Syrian people.
- 2 days ago 24 Aug 16, 6:02pm -
- It’s Official: Graduate Students Can Unionize
Michelle ChenA landmark ruling has affirmed that graduate students at private universities are workers, and can organize as such.
- 2 days ago 24 Aug 16, 4:51pm -
- More Alarming News From the Fronts of the New Cold War
Stephen F. CohenFinland may become yet another front, the war party may have defeated Obama on Syria policy, and dangerous desperation in Kiev.
- 2 days ago 24 Aug 16, 3:13pm -
- Can War Reporting Be a Feminist Project?
Rafia ZakariaWomen journalists can go to places where men are barred—and build their careers by exposing the lives of other women.
- 2 days ago 24 Aug 16, 11:00am -
- Is Julian Assange Exposing Innocent People to Persecution With Reckless Leaks?
Mark HertsgaardThat’s the accusation from dissidents in Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and elsewhere.
- 3 days ago 23 Aug 16, 11:27pm -
- Private Prison Companies Are Embracing Alternatives to Incarceration
Joshua HollandThey’ve hijacked the language of reform—but for them, it’s still business as usual.
- 3 days ago 23 Aug 16, 10:13pm -
- Why Is the United States Abetting Saudi War Crimes in Yemen?
Mohamad BazziThe Obama administration’s record-setting arms deals with Riyadh have strengthened extremists and led to greater regional instability.
- 3 days ago 23 Aug 16, 8:56pm -
- It’s Time for the UN to Compensate Haitians for Its Cholera Disaster
Muneer I. Ahmad, Alice M. MillerAccountability should be seen as a strength, not a liability, at an organization committed to human rights.
- 3 days ago 23 Aug 16, 7:39pm -
- There’s a Bigger Problem at the Border Than Trump’s Proposed Wall
Todd MillerWe live in fear of Trump’s plan for the Mexican border—not realizing that much of it already exists.
- 3 days ago 23 Aug 16, 4:02pm -
- A Basic Income Would Upend America’s Work Ethic—and That’s a Good Thing
Fred Block, Frances Fox PivenFreedom to control our time should lie at the heart of any struggle.
- 3 days ago 23 Aug 16, 3:43pm -
- How Obama Helped Lay the Groundwork for Trump’s Thuggery
Rochelle GursteinHis refusal to prosecute torturers and his Wild West assassination of bin Laden show how moral complacency can all too easily degenerate into full-blown corruption.
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- On Private Federal Prisons, a Victory for Independent Journalism
Katrina vanden HeuvelThis victory shows that reform is still possible, citizen movements and independent journalism still matter, and decent officials can make a difference.
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- An Argentinian Novelist, Out of Oblivion
Ratik AsokanExile, failure, the dread of erasure: Antonio Di Benedetto seems to have transmuted all his life experiences into his novel Zama, which has finally been translated into English.
- 3 days ago 23 Aug 16, 1:32pm -
- Thomas Struth’s Post-Internet Art
Barry SchwabskyHis pictures generate a perceptual confusion that might best represent where we stand with technology today.
- 3 days ago 23 Aug 16, 11:00am -
- The Leftists Rooting for Trump, and Other Scary Campfire Stories
Tom TomorrowWhen will this election end?
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- How Many Times Can Reince Priebus Prove Himself a Total Failure?
John NicholsThe RNC chair has led his party to a new low. Now he wants yet another shot at the job.
- 4 days ago 22 Aug 16, 9:35pm -
- Should We Trust the Republicans Who Published a Letter Denouncing Trump?
Rebecca GordonThey may be the enemies of our enemy. But they’re also war criminals.
- 4 days ago 22 Aug 16, 4:25pm -
- Voting Rights Is Not a Fringe Issue
Leslie SavanThe mainstream media, especially on TV, have largely ignored the attempts to rig elections by making it much harder for certain people to vote.
- 4 days ago 22 Aug 16, 4:06pm -
- Now That the Games Are Over, the Real Olympic Drama Begins in Rio
Dave ZirinThe Olympics are over, but they have set the stage for a wider social conflict over the future of the city.
- 4 days ago 22 Aug 16, 3:26pm -
- Why Are There So Many Women in Jail?
Michelle ChenThe number of women in jails has skyrocketed over the past four decades.
- 4 days ago 22 Aug 16, 2:00pm -
- Jill Stein Should Be Part of a 4-Way Presidential Debate
John NicholsEven those who do not back third-party contenders should recognize that open debates are vital for robust democracy.
- 7 days ago 19 Aug 16, 6:52pm -
- Do the Olympics Actually Make the World Less Healthy?
Sonia ShahThe Olympics bill themselves as celebrations of physical fitness, but often leave sickness and compromised health systems in their wake.
- 7 days ago 19 Aug 16, 6:06pm -
- This Is Why I Come to Work Every Day
Kai WrightEven in the age of Trump, facts still can and do matter. Our work is to ferret them out and wield them as tools for reform.
- 7 days ago 19 Aug 16, 4:35pm -
- ‘Hot Sauce in Her Bag’: A Poem for Hillary Clinton
Khalid RahmaanOver the years, you can learn to appreciate slam poetry—much like Hillary Clinton.
- 7 days ago 19 Aug 16, 4:00pm -
- What the Climate Movement Can Learn from the Neoliberal Coup
Chloe MaxminWith its strategy and our moral compass, the climate movement could be unstoppable.
- 7 days ago 19 Aug 16, 3:29pm -
- This Town Is Sick of Drinking Polluted Water
Michelle ChenIn one of Alabama’s poorest and most segregated regions, activists are demanding their right to clean water.
- 7 days ago 19 Aug 16, 2:00pm -
- Krista Tippett: Speaking of Faith
Michele MosesIn a new book, the host of NPR’s On Being tries to formulate a unified theory of secular spirituality.
- 7 days ago 19 Aug 16, 1:30pm -