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It’s Time to Demystify Russiagate

There have been endless, bewildering plot twists, but essentially it’s a corruption scandal—one that should bring down Trump’s presidency.

David Klion

El Salvador

If Trump Wants to Curb Migration, He Shouldn’t Cut Foreign Aid

Dita has been deported three times back to El Salvador. Now a USAID-funded organization gives her hope that she can thrive in her own country.

Eileen Grench
Economic Policy

The Bad History—and Bad Politics—of Alan Greenspan and Adrian Wooldridge’s ‘Capitalism in America’

Although the long sweep of American economic history is the ostensible subject of Capitalism in America, it tell us more about Alan Greenspan than about the history of capitalism.

Kim Phillips-Fein
Immigration Policy

Why Were These Interfaith Leaders Arrested at the US-Mexico Border?

They were dragged away by the Border Patrol for bearing prophetic witness against the mistreatment of refugees and asylum seekers.

Sasha Abramsky
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From the Magazine

Politics

Trump’s New Pick for UN Ambassador Has Zero Foreign-Policy Credentials

Choosing Heather Nauert is a sign that his marginalization of the United Nations is nearly complete.

Barbara Crossette

The Ideas Primary

US presidential contests may seem never-ending, but if the debate is about policy—instead of personality—is that such a bad thing?

Robert L. Borosage

Kevin McCarthy Is Inventing Reasons Not to Investigate Trump

After ceaselessly probing Clinton and Obama non-scandals, the House majority leader has changed his tune.

Joan Walsh

world

Is Britain In Control Yet?

What Brexiteers misunderstand about national sovereignty.

Kojo Koram

We Shouldn’t Lie to Ourselves: Nonviolent Resistance Is Alive and Powerful in Gaza

It’s time for the international community to recognize and support it.

Muhammad Shehada

What’s Really Behind France’s Yellow Vest Protest?

It’s not just about the fuel tax; it’s about anger at ever-increasing burdens on the working class.

Cole Stangler

Culture

Keith Gessen’s Portrait of a Moscow Caught Between Two Worlds

His new novel, A Terrible Country, offers a heartbreakingly intimate glimpse into contemporary Russian life.

Gregory Afinogenov

Eve Ewing’s Lesson in Grassroots Sociology

The poet, academic, and Twitter star’s illuminating book on school closings in Chicago’s Southside is a model for a different kind of sociology. 

Nawal Arjini

‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Makes a Spectacle of Nostalgia

The second season of Amy Sherman-Palladino’s show is stuck in its comfort zone.

Sarah Marshall

Watch and Listen

Listen: George H.W. Bush Gave Us Today’s Republican Party

Harold Meyerson on Bush 41, Katha Pollitt on white women and Trump, and Eric Foner on Frederick Douglass.

December 6, 2018

View: PHOTOS: These Students Are Sick and Tired of Gun Violence

“That could be me, my friends, my family.”

April 26, 2018

Watch: These Tenants Are Leading the Largest Rent Strike in LA History

Residents of three buildings in Central Los Angeles are refusing to pay rent until their landlord agrees to fair rent increases.

August 20, 2018

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