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How Did Arizona Turn Purple—and What’s Next?

Big Democratic wins in 2022 in Arizona represent a promising trend, and progressives need to learn its lessons.

Steve Phillips


The Polycrisis at the Border

Levi Vonk’s Border Hacker digs into the intersecting failures that have led to a brutal system of forced displacement in the Americas.

Caroline Tracey
Science and Health

Pandemic Year 3: Who's Got the Power?

Has public health failed us? Or have we failed public health?

Gregg Gonsalves

The Social Explosion of China’s Pent-up Pain

The anger in China is rooted not in the urban capitalist classes but in the brutal regimes of wealth accumulation, labor extraction, and political power.

Rebecca E. Karl


What the Grimkes's Family History Tells Us About the United States

What the Grimkes's Family History Tells Us About the United States

In The Grimkes, historian Kerri Greenidge offers a powerful and unique account of this family’s history—an account that offers tales of slavery, violence, loss, resilience, and redemption.

Kellie Carter Jackson
Newt Gingrich and Bob Dole at a circus on Capitol Hill, 1995.

Can the Origins of Today’s Right Be Traced to the 1990s?

While some might remember the 1990s as an era of good feelings, Nicole Hemmer’s Partisans argues that this period coincided with the rise of a more combative conservative movement.

John Ganz
The World John von Neumann Built

The World John von Neumann Built

Game theory, computers, the atom bomb—these are just a few of things von Neumann played a role in developing, changing the 20th century for better and worse.

David Nirenberg


The Disturbing World of the New GOP

The Disturbing World of the New GOP

The 2022 midterms saw the Republican Party complete its devolution into a party that has fully abandoned its conscience.

John Nichols
Police arrest a suspect

The Midterms Showed Democrats Don’t Need to Pander on Crime

The Democratic Party shouldn’t panic over the issue.

Katrina vanden Heuvel
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi’s Next Chapter

Instead of taking a behind-the-scenes role, Pelosi should spend her remaining time in Congress embracing and extending her commitment to human rights issues.

John Nichols


Relatives of political prisoners protest outside El Helicoide in Venezuela.

Torture in the Heart of Venezuela

A UN report concludes that the Venezuelan intelligence agency abuses and torments detainees, including human rights defenders, miners, women, children, and Indigenous people.

Mie Hoejris Dahl
Without the US and China’s Cooperation, Climate Catastrophe Is Inevitable

Without the US and China’s Cooperation, Climate Catastrophe Is Inevitable

What if the two countries moved beyond simply talking and started working together to champion the radical lowering of global carbon emissions?

Michael T. Klare
Mia Mottley, the prime minister of Barbados, at the COP27 summit.

Dismantling Bretton Woods to Pay the Climate Bill

Mia Mottley, the prime minister of Barbados, has a plan to create a new financial system that would fund climate spending.

Tina Gerhardt

Watch and Listen

Listen: Is NFL Football a Blood Sport?

On this week’s episode of the Edge of Sports podcast, we speak to filmmaker Isaac Solotaroff to talk about his new film, Bloodsport.

November 22, 2022

Listen: Joan Walsh on the Georgia Runoff; Gustavo Arellano on the LA Vote

On this episode of the Start Making Sense podcast, discussions about the elections in Los Angeles and Georgia.

November 17, 2022

Listen: Abortion and the Election

On this episode of The Time of Monsters, Moira Donegan talks about why American voters are energized for reproductive freedom.

November 16, 2022

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