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Public Schools

How America Is Failing Native American Students

Punitive discipline, inadequate curriculum, and declining federal funding created an education crisis.

Rebecca Clarren
US Wars and Military Action

The US Military ‘Liberated’ Mosul—by Destroying It

The only pattern in the American “war on terror” is disaster.

Tom Engelhardt
Sports

Rio’s Olympic Legacy: A Body Count

The current calamity in Rio was predictable. Every prospective Olympic city, especially Los Angeles, should be warned.

Dave Zirin
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Politics

What’s Next in the War Over Obamacare?

The GOP hasn’t given up yet, and activists aren’t ready to celebrate.

Zoë Carpenter

New Studies Cast Doubt on Cherished Conventional Wisdom From 2016

Were Trump voters uniquely motivated by trade? Are Sanders and Clinton supporters really that ideologically different? New studies suggest no.

Joshua Holland

How the Left Can Win in the South

Bernie Sanders’s crushing defeat across the South should be a wake-up call for progressives—but victory is within reach.

Paul Blest

World

Is Morocco Headed Toward Insurrection?

The northeastern Rif, Berber heartland and site of the 1920s Rif Republic, is on fire—and the protests are spreading.

Hisham Aidi

Rio’s Olympic Legacy: A Body Count

The current calamity in Rio was predictable. Every prospective Olympic city, especially Los Angeles, should be warned.

Dave Zirin

Is Trump Planning to Upend the Iranian Nuclear Accord?

Trump has certified that Iran is in compliance with the terms of the international nuclear agreement—but he doesn’t seem happy about it.

James Carden
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Culture

A Billionaires’ Republic

American democracy has always been threatened by concentrations of wealth as much as those of power.

Jedediah Purdy

The Poetics of Jazz

A new book presents an alternative aesthetic history of jazz—and is also a challenge to all music critics.

David B. Hobbs

A Summer of Special Effects

On one end of the scale, there’s the stroke of cinematic inspiration in A Ghost Story; on the other are CGI inventions like the astonishing Okja.

Stuart Klawans

Watch and Listen

Watch: VIDEO: People in Denmark Are a Lot Happier Than People in the United States. Here’s Why.

When governments provide benefits and services that allow its citizens to thrive, everyone wins.

July 17, 2017

Watch: Noam Chomsky: Neoliberalism Is Destroying Our Democracy

How elites on both sides of the political spectrum have undermined our social, political, and environmental commons. 

June 2, 2017

Watch: Clean In: How Hotel Workers Fought For a Union—And Won

A feminism for the 99 percent has been forged by working-class immigrant women who confronted Harvard’s first female president and Sheryl Sandberg.

March 8, 2017
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