Why Donna Edwards Lost—and Why It Matters for the Future of the Democratic Party

Black women are the bedrock of the party, and yet Edwards’s loss is a sign that they still don’t have a place at the table.

Joan Walsh

Can Anyone Drive Women Voters to Clinton Better Than Trump? Try Cruz–Fiorina

With stunning political incompetence, the right-wing senator introduced his unpopular female running mate, and made her look like his nanny.

Joan Walsh

Prisons Are Using Military-Grade Tear Gas to Punish People

A burgeoning arms industry brings the war home.

Daniel Moattar
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Donald Trump

Trump Attempted a Foreign Policy Makeover Today. Did it Work?

Who’s advising this guy?

James Carden

Trump Might Be Able to Beat Hillary, if He Weren’t Such a Misogynist

The now-presumptive nominee just doesn’t know how to talk about women.

George Zornick

The Stop Trump Movement Is a Joke. Sad!

Donald Trump wins five more states, and the people who are trying to stop him appear to be clueless.

John Nichols
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The 2016 Election

African-American Voters Have an Understandable Reason to Support Hillary Clinton

Bernie Sanders has propelled economic inequality to center stage. But older African Americans have known about inequality for a long time.

Eric Foner

Virginia Just Gave 200,000 People the Right to Vote

While some states are working to limit the franchise, the Old Dominion’s going in a different direction.

Joshua Holland

Before ‘Unity,’ Sanders Must Stay in the Fight

History will not judge the Sanders campaign by the number of votes he won but by how it has shaped this remarkable moment and continues to shape future debates.

Katrina vanden Heuvel


The Black Lives Matter Movement Is Most Visible on Twitter. Its True Home Is Elsewhere.

For the movement to survive, it needs to focus on work that doesn’t lend itself to 140 characters.
Dani McClain

In March 2012, nearly a month after George Zimmerman killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, hundreds of high-school students in Miami-Dade and Broward counties staged walkouts to protest the fact that Zimmerman hadn’t been arrested on any charges. A group of current and former Florida college activists knew that… Continue Reading >

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