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Why Are Democrats Trying to Torpedo the Korea Peace Talks?

There is a growing split between liberal US politicians and South Korean progressives on the peace process.

Tim Shorrock


The Obsession With Jussie Smollett’s ‘Hoax’ Is Obscuring the Real Threat of Racist Violence

Where’s the media furor over real-live racists Christopher Paul Hasson and Roger Stone?

Joan Walsh

Neo-Nazis and the Far Right Are On the March in Ukraine

Five years after the Maidan uprising, anti-Semitism and fascist-inflected ultranationalism are rampant.

Lev Golinkin
Gender and Sexuality

Help! I’m Infatuated With Another Professor. Can I Ask Her Out Without Being a Jerk?

Another reader asks if he should discourage his wife from air travel to reduce emissions.

Liza Featherstone
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From the Magazine


American Democracy Has Been Eclipsed

There is today no institutional counterpower to a presidential tyrant.

Bernard E. Harcourt

Elizabeth Warren Is Not Afraid of the Democrats

The 2020 presidential candidate has a long track record of opposing lobbyists, billionaires, the Republicans—and her own party.

George Zornick

US Foreign Policy Is for Sale

Washington think tanks receive millions of dollars from authoritarian governments to shape foreign policy in their favor.

Ben Freeman


The American Empire’s Long Reach

Since 2017, the US has conducted counterterror missions in 80 countries—over 40 percent of the nations in the world.

Stephanie Savell

Even Conservatives Support Sweden’s Welfare State. Here’s Why.

It’s practical and efficient, allowing for a very competitive economy while ensuring a high standard of living.

Barbara Koeppel

Will a New Port Make Tanzania ‘Africa’s Dubai’?

Backed by money from China and Oman, a small Tanzanian fishing port could be as large and busy as Rotterdam within 10 years.

Jean-Christophe Servant


Tana French’s Crime-Fiction Masterpiece

The Witch Elm is a triumph of the genre.

J. Robert Lennon

The Southern Paradox: The Democratic Party Below the Mason-Dixon Line

Why and how the region switched from being the stronghold of one party to the base of its adversary.

Michael Kazin

The Claustrophobic World of Anna Burns’s ‘Milkman’

Her Man Booker–winning novel offers a haunting look at daily life during The Troubles.

Erin Schwartz

Watch and Listen

Listen: Cubs Ownership Has a Racism Problem

Julie DiCaro and Bijan Bayne join the show to talk Cubs e-mails and Frank Robinson’s legacy.

February 11, 2019

Watch: This Is How We Win

It’s time to bring back the power of the strike. 

January 8, 2019

View: Portraits From the Exodus

Members of the migrant caravans, stranded in Tijuana, explain why they traveled thousands of miles from their homes.

December 14, 2018


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