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History Will Accord Donald Trump No Forgiveness

It is not just what the president does but what he tells us not to do–especially on climate change–that makes his tenure strikingly dangerous.

John Nichols

Activism

Amazon’s Defeat Is Local and Global

By tying their fight against Amazon to bigger structural problems, activists in Queens showed us a way forward for transnational anti-corporate politics.

Jamie Merchant

We Don't Need Private Health Insurance

New single-payer plans don’t need to worry about carving out roles for health-care profiteers. 

Adam Gaffney

Folk Music That Bends Time and Space

The songs on Jessica Pratt’s new album Quiet Signs seem to exist in a tranquil place just outside reality.

Olivia Horn
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From the Magazine

AIPAC and Anti-semitism

What Ilhan Omar Said About AIPAC Was Right

I’m ashamed to admit that endorsing AIPAC positions was all about the Benjamins for me and my candidate.

Ady Barkan

The Maddening, Baffling, Exhausting Endurance of Anti-Semitism

In an age of conspiracy theories, what chance do we have against the oldest conspiracy theory of all?

Talia Lavin

This Is How AIPAC Really Works

An AIPAC and Capitol Hill veteran explains the lobby’s tactics of reward and retribution.

M.J. Rosenberg

Politics

What a Midwestern Presidential Candidate Learned From Marxist Intellectuals

Pete Buttigieg’s father was a Gramsci scholar—but he taught his son more about ethics than revolution.

Sara Marcus

The House Vote to End Support for the War on Yemen Shows How Much Has Changed

Under the leadership of Republican Speaker Paul Ryan, the House did everything in its power to prevent Ro Khanna’s bill from coming to a vote.

James Carden

Andrea Stewart-Cousins Is Albany’s Best Hope

The New York State Senate’s new majority leader is championing women’s rights—and giving Governor Andrew Cuomo a piece of her mind. 

Raina Lipsitz

world

Brexit Is Deadlocked as the Countdown Continues

The UK Parliament is at an impasse, and both main parties are at risk of fracturing.

Paul Mason

Salvador Allende Offers a Way Out for Venezuela’s Maduro

Chile’s dead president has some advice from beyond the grave.

Ariel Dorfman

Love in the Time of Apartheid

For Palestinians like my fiancée and me, falling in love means scaling walls and defying occupation.

Ahmad Abuznaid

Culture

The Myth of Nationalism Is the Scariest Thing of All

Sarah Moss’s haunting new novel Ghost Wall looks at the evil that lurks behind the stories we tell ourselves about borders and ancestral origins.

Emma Hager

Julia Wolfe’s Haunting Elegy to the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory

A monumental achievement in high musical drama, Wolfe’s new piece Fire in my mouth is already one of the year’s best performances.

David Hajdu

Hearing the Trauma You Can’t See

Kevin Beasley’s new Whitney show, built around a massive, whirring cotton-gin motor, argues for a new way to listen to the horror and beauty of history.

Tiana Reid

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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