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Socialism Is More Popular Than Donald Trump

The president is campaigning against socialism. New polling suggests he is failing.

John Nichols

Democrats

Why Are Leading Democrats Supporting Trump on Venezuela?

They assure us they’re not for war. But they are supporting strangulation through sanctions, which has led to thousands of deaths.

Jeff Faux
Film

Werner Herzog’s Curious Love Letter to Mikhail Gorbachev

In Herzog’s latest film, Meeting Gorbachev, we end up learning a lot more about the director than about his subject.

Elena Goukassian
Sports

LeBron James’s Partnership With Walmart Sparks Criticism

The basketball superstar is trying to fight food insecurity alongside a corporation that aggravates that very problem.

Dave Zirin
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Politics

Don’t Let Russiagate Fool You—America Is Still the Ultimate Election-Meddler

Outrage over Russia’s interference in the 2016 elections obscures the fact that America has been doing the same to other countries for decades.

Tom Engelhardt

Yes, Trump Needs an ‘Intervention’—It’s Called an Impeachment Inquiry

And America needs more than thoughts and “prayers” from Speaker Pelosi.

Joan Walsh

The Only Place in America Remembering the War on Terror

Marseilles, Illinois, holds the only memorial commemorating the 8,000-plus soldiers who have died in the various US military campaigns throughout the Middle East.

Andrew J. Bacevich

world

Why We, Palestinians and Israelis, Insist on Mourning Our Dead Together

Alternative Memorial Day, a binational tradition since 2005, is a sign that we are capable of taking down the walls of fear.

Avigail Corry and Sulaiman Khatib

A Modi Victory Puts India’s 200 Million Muslims in Danger

The Hindu nationalist party ran a hate-filled campaign and now seems poised to return to power with a terrifying mandate.

Ruchira Gupta

For Afro-Colombians, the 2016 Peace Treaty Brought No Peace

Hundreds of human-rights defenders have been killed since the accords. And Afro-Colombians like Goldman Environmental Prize–winner Francia Márquez are a particular target.

Roosbelinda Cárdenas

From the Magazine

Watch and Listen

Listen: Ilhan Omar: ‘There’s a Reason That I Got Elected to Be in Congress and It Has Nothing to Do With the Fact That I’m a Refugee’

On the first episode of our new podcast, Next Left, we talk to the trailblazing politician about how she went from refugee to US Representative.

May 21, 2019

View: Is New York City’s Public Housing Ready for the Next Storm?

More than six years after Superstorm Sandy, and in an age of increasing climate uncertainty, the city’s public housing facilities are still dangerously vulnerable.

January 29, 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

culture

Lincoln Kirstein’s Intimate Modernism

A new show at the MoMA illustrates how one of New York’s great cultural impresarios and writers espoused a more magical realist vision of modern art history.

Barry Schwabsky

The Shed Sucks: A Dispatch From New York’s Latest Cultural Megaspace

The Hudson Yards cultural center proves—yet again—that art is inseparable from commerce. 

Tiana Reid

Morgan Bassichis’s Haunted American Songbook

The performer’s work presents a riotous vision of what an intergenerational left might look like.

Marissa Brostoff

Special Issue: Spring books

David Treuer’s Monumental History of Native American Life in the 20th Century

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee tells the story of Native life as it flourished amidst hardship.

E. Tammy Kim

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Social Democracy

In her new book, King and the Other America, historian Sylvie Laurent situates the Poor People’s Campaign and Martin Luther King Jr.’s later years in a longer history of black activism and social-democratic thinking.

Robert Greene II

Julius Scott’s Epic About Black Resistance in the Age of Revolution

Modeled after Braudel’s masterpiece on the Mediterranean, The Common Wind helps recovers the radical world of black mariners, rebels, and runaways banding together to realize their freedom.

Manisha Sinha

opp-art: Dispatches from the resistance

Trump’s Tweets Trample Truth

Everyday lies, lies, and more lies.

Peter Kuper

Perverse System

Family separations at the border are impacting thousands of children.

Judy Polstra

Trump Tower

Friends in high places.

Mike Luckovich