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Black Lives Matter
Special Issue: The Water Crisis
Race and Ethnicity
Today 2:58 pm
Black Love Matters
A dispatch from the inaugural gathering of a proudly diffuse, rapidly growing, hyper-local movement for black lives.
Mark Winston Griffith
Today 10:57 am
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.
Today 10:51 am
A New Populism Is Driving American Politics
This time there’s two coalitions of the disaffected
and they couldn’t be further apart.
Today 10:34 am
Why I’m Going to Miss Jon Stewart
And how will we watch the GOP debates without him?
Katrina vanden Heuvel
Today 8:00 am
For Many Americans, the Great Recession Never Ended. Is the Fed About to Make It Worse?
Why it’s a mistake for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this year.
Connie M. Razza
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Today 6:00 am
Obligatory Donald Trump Cartoon
Have you heard how outrageous he is?
Today 3:59 am
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.
Yesterday 11:29 am
Are You Haitian?
American media upped its coverage of the Dominican Republic’s internment and deportation practices, but the repression of Haitians continues.
Yesterday 11:16 am
An Open Letter to the NBA Players Traveling to Israel
The NBA’s trip to Israel—sponsored by Sheldon Adelson—raises questions for players who aligned themselves with the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
Yesterday 6:00 am
July 27, 1866: The Transatlantic Telegraphic Cable Commences Operation
“Where it is all going to end, and what kind of life the ‘merchant of the future’ will lead, nobody knows.”