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Mitch McConnell’s Health-Care Setback Is a Big F*cking Deal

Progressives have to continue to agitate, but they dealt the right a blow this week.

Joan Walsh

War and Peace

Trump’s Chaos Is Covering for Stealth Escalation Overseas

Americans are tired of wars without end. But the reality is that we are headed into more war without public support, without a sensible strategy or a clear purpose.

Katrina vanden Heuvel
Foreign Policy

South Korean President Moon Jae-in Prepares for a Difficult Meeting With Trump

Dealing with the hawkish president won’t be easy for Moon, who seeks renewed peace efforts with North Korea.

Tim Shorrock
Inequality

Why Are Young People Voting for Old Socialists?

Sarah Leonard on Bernie Sanders, Jeremy Corbyn, and the surge of youth support for socialism. 

Jon Wiener
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Politics

This Union Ironworker Has a Plan to Beat Paul Ryan

A construction worker takes on the speaker of the House—and sparks fly.

John Nichols

The Senate GOP Isn’t Fixing Health Care. It’s Waging Class War.

A draft bill released Thursday offers tax cuts to the rich at the expense of the poor and the elderly.

Zoë Carpenter

The Senate Health-Care Bill Is Morally Indefensible

The bill makes an equivalence between affording care and deserving care.

Laila Lalami

Juvenile Justice

Lisa, Laquanda, Machelle, and Kenya Were Sentenced as Children to Die in Prison

Decades later, a Supreme Court ruling could give them their freedom.

Danielle Wolffe

The Troubled Resentencing of America’s Juvenile Lifers

When SCOTUS outlawed mandatory juvenile life without parole, advocates celebrated—but the outcome has been anything but fair.

Jessica Pishko

The Battle Against Prisons for Kids

We’re feeding children into a system that breaks them.

Natasha Lennard
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Culture

If Trump Is Julius Caesar, Then Americans Are a Confused and Violent Mob

Julius Caesar is hardly an endorsement of assassination—but neither is it the celebration of “small-d democrats” that the Public Theatre wants it to be.

Katha Pollitt

Belief in ‘American Gods’

Based on a 2001 novel, the new TV show explores immigration, assimilation, and the march to modernity.

Loren A. Lynch

Percival Everett’s Abstract Art

His new novel, So Much Blue, is a meditation on seeing and abstraction, and it might be key for recognizing a new form of literary social critique.

Paul Devlin

Watch and Listen

Listen: Trumpcare Is the Most Unpopular Legislation in History

George Zornick on the health-care debacle, Sarah Leonard on socialism’s appeal, and Jedediah Purdy on Thoreau.  

June 22, 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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