Politics

How the 2000 Election in Florida Led to a New Wave of Voter Disenfranchisement

A botched voter purge prevented thousands from voting—and empowered a new generation of voting-rights critics.

Ari Berman

Why Boston Was Compelled to Pull Its 2024 Olympic Bid

The crumbling of Boston’s 2024 Olympic bid is a victory for activists and a loss for the city’s most entrenched business interests.

Dave Zirin

For Republicans, the Real Nightmare Is a Third-Party Trump

For top Republicans, managing Trump is like “playing with nitroglycerine.”

John Nichols

Focus on Foreign Policy

John Kerry Makes the Case on Capitol Hill for a Deal With Iran

It’s this deal or war, the secretary of state claimed.

James Carden

Did ISIL Arise Partly Because of Climate Change?

Martin O’Malley was ridiculed by the right for correctly noting the role of climate-induced drought in causing Syria’s instability. The bad news is that this is only the beginning.

Juan Cole

The Geopolitical Big Bang You Probably Don’t See Coming

China and Russia are gearing up to create an economic zone beyond Washington’s reach.

Pepe Escobar

Focus on 2016

For Republicans, the Real Nightmare Is a Third-Party Trump

For top Republicans, managing Trump is like “playing with nitroglycerine.”

John Nichols

Elizabeth Warren Just Issued a Major Challenge to All Presidential Contenders

Warren urges the candidates (read: Hillary Clinton) to push for legislation that would curb Wall Street’s influence in politics.

George Zornick

Scott Walker Thinks Minimum Wage Is a ‘Lame Idea’

The Republican Party used to back fair wages, but the anti-labor governor of Wisconsin is running against that legacy.

John Nichols

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