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Bernie Sanders Lays Down 2016’s New Electoral Math

“I think you’re looking at the candidate who can substantially increase voter turnout all across the country.”

John Nichols

Feminism

Feminism Does Not Depend on Whether You Take Your Husband’s Name

Changing your name is not a feminist act. At the same time, you have not betrayed feminism if you change your name.

Michelle Goldberg
Environment

The Global Fight Over Our Drinking Water Is Just Getting Started

And already, people are figuring out successful ways of pushing back against privatization.

Michelle Chen
Sports

The Trailer for ‘Concussion’ Should Give Roger Goodell Night Sweats

The forthcoming film Concussion, starring Will Smith, is coming for the NFL.

Dave Zirin

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Interview

What a Band of 20th-Century Alabama Communists Can Teach Black Lives Matter and the Offspring of Occupy

On the 25th anniversary of the groundbreaking history, Hammer and Hoe, author Robin D.G. Kelley discusses the lessons Alabama’s forgotten black communists can offer today’s activists.
Sarah Jaffe

When historian Robin D. G. Kelley began work in the 1980s on what would become his classic work of radical history, Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists During the Great Depression, he was surrounded by activism. There was an uprising against police violence in Liberty City, Florida; multiracial coalitions propelled Harold… Continue Reading >

Election 2016

Martin O’Malley Declares That the Democratic Debate Schedule Is ‘Rigged’

A Democratic contender objects that the deck is stacked to help Hillary Clinton.

John Nichols

Forensic Analysis Shows the Real Planned Parenthood Scandal Is the Videos Themselves

A review finds evidence the sting videos had been “manipulated” and “deceptively edited.”

Zoë Carpenter

Elizabeth Warren Is a More Interesting Late-Entry Prospect Than Joe Biden

If there is a space for another candidate, why limit the speculation to the vice president?

John Nichols
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Books & the Arts

How ‘Hamilton’ Is Revolutionizing the Broadway Musical

The bracing fusion of hip hop and the musical form shows that America’s history—and its future—belong to men and women of color as profoundly as to anyone else.

Alisa Solomon

White Hands and Black Skulls: From the Panthers to ‘Straight Outta Compton’

Two new films prove the urgency, and inadequacy, of outrage.

Stuart Klawans

Welcome to Earth: Cuba’s ‘Special Period’ Gets the Sci-Fi Treatment

The funny, scathing, and heart-wrenching universe of A Planet for Rent.

André Naffis-Sahely
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Stop Urban Shield: Join a Grassroots Campaign to Fight Police Militarization

Last year, activists were able to kick Urban Shield out of Oakland. Now they’re fighting to get rid of this potent symbol of police militarization for good.

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