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The Supreme Court Didn’t Fix Racist Jury Selection

Timothy Foster got justice, but prosecutors still have wide leeway to exclude black jurors.

Kami Chavis

Africa

Confronting the Resource Curse and Civil War in the Congo

The depictions of Congolese humanity and pain in When Elephants Fight, a new documentary, make it necessary viewing for Westerners.

John Knefel
Democrats

Democratic Leadership Is Missing in Action on Mass Incarceration

Sentencing reform will be a compromise between moderate and conservative Republicans, unless Democrats finally come to the table.

Inimai M. Chettiar and Ames Grawert
Jobs

This Lawsuit Against Domino’s Could Be Huge for Workers

The New York attorney general’s wage-theft suit could pave the way for unionizing workplaces across different owner-operators.

Michelle Chen
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Election 2016

Clinton Needs Sanders Supporters to Win, but Sanders Needs Clinton Supporters to Change the System

The chaos at the Nevada State Convention highlights the perils of constantly calling your party corrupt.

Joshua Holland

Making Trump ‘Presidential’

The leap from common man to dignified leader of the free world is part of the national myth. But Donald Trump requires a real-life fairy tale we haven’t seen before.

Leslie Savan

Why Hillary Clinton Benefits From a Genuine Convention Debate

Facing a barrage of well-meaning advice from Democrats panicked about Trump, Clinton needs a shift back to issues.

Joan Walsh

America at War

After 15 Years of ‘Milestones,’ War in the Middle East Still Has No End in Sight

The Pentagon’s recent “successes” don’t bring the United States any closer to ending its military entanglements.

Andrew J. Bacevich

The Era of Rogue Justice After 9/11

We came perilously close to losing our Bill of Rights protections—and the struggle to restore them is not over.

Karen J. Greenberg

The US ‘War on Terror’ Is Playing Right Into ISIS’s Hands

If we continue to wield the sledgehammer, the likely effect is even more violent jihadism with broader appeal.

Noam Chomsky
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Spring Books

The Soul of the Tea Party

The Koch brothers may have paid for some buses, but Fox News and talk radio filled them with bodies.

David Bromwich

The Anthropocene Truism

Humans and the environment have never been separable. But what does the idea mean for politics?

Katrina Forrester

Don DeLillo’s American Dream

His recent protagonists dream only of money, except perhaps for the technological advances that will allow them to go on acquiring it indefinitely.

Jon Baskin

Watch and Listen

Listen: Donald Trump Knows the Age of Reagan Is Over. Does Hillary?

Plus climate protests around the world, and Patrick Cockburn’s ISIS update.

May 19, 2016

View: These Haunting Photos Show the Deadly Absurdity of the US-Mexico Border Wall

A collaboration between photographer Richard Misrach and experimental composer Guillermo Galindo captures the austere brutality of the borderlands.

May 11, 2016

Listen: There Goes the Neighborhood, Episode 9: There Went the Neighborhood

The team behind There Goes the Neighborhood talks about what they’ve learned, and the way forward in a post-gentrified Brooklyn.

May 4, 2016
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