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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

Election 2016

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

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

John Nichols

Waiting for the Presidents in New Orleans

George Bush flew over us. Barack Obama sent his deputies. But both eventually landed, and both leave behind plenty more work toward our recovery.

Jarvis Deberry
Campaign Finance

Rays of Light in the Shadow of Dark Money

Amid the onslaught of anonymous political donations, some grassroots activists are gearing up for a counteroffensive. Here are five promising strategies for 2016 and beyond.

Alyssa Katz

From the Magazine

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Can Hillary Clinton Win Over the Left?

She’s spent decades seeking refuge in the center. Will progressives embrace her now?
Michelle Goldberg

Earlier this year, Buzzfeed uncovered a 1979 television interview with Hillary 
Clinton—then Hillary Rodham—who had just become first lady of Arkansas. In the half-hour video, we see a young woman in oversize glasses, calm and smiling as the host grills her about whether she’s too liberal, too feminist, too career-oriented… Continue Reading >

Books & the Arts

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

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

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

Stuart Klawans

Writings From the Most Fractured Place on Earth

The revival of powerful literature about the Levant sheds light on our 21st-century conflicts.

Adina Hoffman
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Hurricane Katrina, 10 Years Later

Why the Lower Ninth Ward Looks Like the Hurricane Just Hit

The neighborhood’s stalled recovery is the self-fulfilling prophecy of political leaders who wrote it off from the start.

Gary Rivlin

Ten Years Since: A Meditation on New Orleans

We are black and alive, still, despite what the pictures say.

Kristina Kay Robinson

From New Orleans to Ferguson, a Decade of Asserting Black Lives Matter

We’ve learned that the moment black people stop saying our lives matter, our lives will cease to matter.

Melissa Harris-Perry and James Perry

Focus on Europe

Berlin and Paris Versus Kiev

And Henry Kissinger versus US orthodoxy on Ukraine; and Putin versus Stalin on Russia’s past.

Stephen F. Cohen

Why a Left-Wing Socialist Is Poised to Become the Leader of Britain’s Labour Party

Unlike the party apparatchiks, Jeremy Corbyn has consistently opposed austerity—and voters are enthusiastic.

D.D. Guttenplan

The Promise, and Peril, of Europe’s New Left Solidarity

There's been a groundswell of insurgent politics, from Greece to Britain, but so far victory has been elusive.

Maria Margaronis
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The Nation’s 150th Anniversary

150th Anniversary

August 27, 1963: W.E.B. Du Bois Dies

“A society based on money values may reject such a man as scornfully as one based on the tradition of slavery, but a society based upon character and culture will always welcome him.”

Richard Kreitner

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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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