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Could an Antiwar, Anti-Surveillance Libertarian Be the Biggest Beneficiary of Trump’s Takeover of the GOP?

Gary Johnson is making his play for #NeverTrump votes. But is he too open-minded for renegade Republicans?

John Nichols

Election 2016

When It Comes to Taxes, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Have 1 Thing in Common

Tax avoidance by the wealthiest Americans—including the presidential front-runners—costs the US government an additional $130 billion per year.

Nomi Prins
Republicans

Is the American Party System About to Crack Up?

Three scholars of American politics and history consider whether we're on the verge of a fundamental realignment.

Danielle Allen, Rick Perlstein and Daniel Schlozman
Economics

Asking for a Friend: How Do I Stop Harassment Without Involving the Police in a Gentrifying Neighborhood?

Plus, a woman’s boyfriend has a tax crisis.

Liza Featherstone
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Focus on politics

How to Destroy the Republican Party, in 3 Easy Steps

With a few common-sense reforms, Democrats can finish the job Donald Trump has already started.

Thomas Geoghegan

Is the American Party System About to Crack Up?

Three scholars of American politics and history consider whether we're on the verge of a fundamental realignment.

Danielle Allen, Rick Perlstein and Daniel Schlozman

The Left Is Winning the Debate. Now What?

The days of standing for office just to make a point may be over.

Gary Younge

Election 2016

This Is What Happens When Republican Voters Get What They Want

It’s Donald Trump’s party now.

Joan Walsh

Indiana Tells Bernie Sanders to Stay in the Race, and Keep Talking About Trade

The challenger wins a key primary by declaring that “we must rewrite our disastrous trade policies.”

John Nichols

Why Bernie Didn’t Get My Vote

It’s not his focus on the economy—it’s that he doesn’t seem to understand that the economy is structured by gender and race.

Katha Pollitt
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Books & the Arts

The Roots of American Conservatism

Why do the politics of free markets and cultural reaction keep returning like some Republican Freddy Krueger?

Kim Phillips-Fein

‘Weiner’: If They Cheer, or if They Jeer

The outstanding political film of the 2016 presidential season is about the 2013 New York City mayoral race.

Stuart Klawans

‘Goethe Dies’: A Brief and Headlong Book

Thomas Bernhard makes intricate fiction from the grit and putty of life.

Aaron Thier

Watch and Listen

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

Listen: There Goes the Neighborhood, Episode 8: Can You Afford to Live in New York City?

Gentrification has many New Yorkers asking the same question: Is there still a place for me in this city?

April 27, 2016

Listen: Start Making Sense: Could Donald Trump Actually Win Some of Bernie’s Supporters?

Plus, why Trump loves talking about “political correctness,” and what makes Prince a gay icon.

April 28, 2016
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After New York’s Disastrous Primary, It’s Time to Demand Better Voting Laws

During this year’s presidential primary, New Yorkers across the state discovered something that voting rights advocates have been saying for years: New York’s elections are a mess.

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