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Why Donald Trump Attacked the NFL Players Who Take a Knee

He’s stoking racial divisions in order to maintain a grip on a Senate seat that Democrats are surprisingly competitive for.

John Nichols

Politics

Donald Trump Is Running America Like It’s a Casino

Can’t imagine why that’s a problem.

Nomi Prins
Activism

What Does a Leader of the Vietnam Anti-War Movement Think About Ken Burns’s Documentary?

According to Todd Gitlin, the film is an extraordinary portrayal of the people who lived through the war—both Americans and Vietnamese.

Jon Wiener
Sports

For the NFL, It Was ‘Choose-Your-Side Sunday’

Donald Trump thought targeting NFL players with his racialized venom would be smart politics. He was wrong.

Dave Zirin
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Politics & Sports

For the NFL, It Was ‘Choose-Your-Side Sunday’

Donald Trump thought targeting NFL players with his racialized venom would be smart politics. He was wrong.

Dave Zirin

The Fragile, Toxic Masculinity of Donald Trump

His comments about NFL players reveal just how divisive and narcissistic the president really is.

Dave Zirin

Is the NBA a ‘Safer Space’ for Political Athletes?

The NBA wants to be seen as more friendly to player activism than the NFL. Let’s find out.

Dave Zirin

Politics

Debating ‘What Happened’

Our 2016 election correspondents take on Hillary Clinton’s controversial new memoir.

Joan Walsh and D.D. Guttenplan

How Trump Has Normalized the Unspeakable

He has legitimized bigotry and given the imprimatur of a major political party to criminal violence.

Sasha Abramsky

How to Lose Elections and Influence People

Labour may have lost the election, but it laid the foundation for a more progressive UK.

Gary Younge
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Feature

How Trump Has Normalized the Unspeakable

He has legitimized bigotry and given the imprimatur of a major political party to criminal violence.
Sasha Abramsky

In late March 2016, a series of powerful bomb blasts killed nearly three dozen people at the international airport in Brussels, Belgium, as well as in a train carriage pulling out of one of the central city’s busy stations.1 Within hours of the atrocity, then–presidential candidate Donald Trump had taken… Continue Reading >

Culture

Speaking of the ‘Female Gaze’

In today’s confused, commercial, and not-quite-intellectual environment, the phrase “female gaze” functions in varied ways, according to its users’ needs.

Alina Cohen

Frederick Wiseman’s World of Institutions

In his 42nd film, the documentarian examines the New York Public Library from both his Olympian and activist perspectives.

Stuart Klawans

The Real Crisis of European Multiculturalism

As a set of policies and as an ideal for a more pluralist society, it has failed not because of recent waves of immigration but because of how Europeans view their own culture and national traditions.

Joan W. Scott
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Watch and Listen

Listen: Trump’s Campaign Chief Paul Manafort Faces Indictment 

Bob Dreyfuss, plus Sarah Leonard on Hillary’s book and Todd Gitlin on Ken Burns’s Vietnam.

September 21, 2017

View: The Borderlands’ Human Stain

Photographs that capture the traces of violence that have plagued the US-Mexico border for generations.

July 27, 2017

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

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