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Election 2018 Is Off to the Racists

Across the US, white nationalists and their sympathizers are running for office—and they don’t need to win to be dangerous.

Donna Minkowitz

The Right

Paul Ryan’s Cruel Vision—and the Red-State Rebellion Against It

His plutocratic policies have provoked a growing backlash, in the form of teacher strikes and demonstrations from West Virginia and Kentucky to Oklahoma and Arizona.

Katrina vanden Heuvel
Immigration Policy

A Win and a Loss in Dreamers’ Fight for In-State Tuition

Two opposing decisions in Arizona and New Jersey make clear the importance of local politics for Dreamers.

Julianne Hing
Law

The Legal System Needs to Catch Up With the #MeToo Movement

It is nearly impossible to successfully sue for sexual harassment in the workplace—here’s what we can do to change that.

Rafia Zakaria
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From the Magazine

Politics

What James Comey Gets Wrong About Donald Trump

He’s right that Trump is unfit to be president. He’s wrong about the solution to that problem.

John Nichols

This Political Scientist Says the Left Needs to Battle for Democracy As Viciously as the Right Fights for Power

In a new book, David Faris says it’s time for Democrats to fight fire with fire.

Joshua Holland

Trump’s Attack on Syria Shows the US Still Considers Itself a Global Policeman

Whatever the stated rationale for the air strikes, the bottom line is that they are a violation of international law and of our own Constitution.

Katrina vanden Heuvel

Focus on syria

 Life Under Bombardment in Syria’s Douma

“I feel I am living in a grave, forgotten.”

Marwa Awad

American Air Strikes in Syria Do Nothing to Further Justice for the Victims of the Attack on Douma

There is no legal justification for the current US troop presence in Syria, let alone additional air strikes.

Phyllis Bennis

Trump Just Launched Another Illegal Attack Against Syria

Administration hard-liners are putting US national-security interests in grave jeopardy.

James Carden

world

American Laws Can Help Stop Israeli Massacres in Gaza

But first, it will require a movement to push Congress and the president to uphold those laws.

Alex Kane

The Murder of Holocaust Survivor Mireille Knoll Has Exposed 2 Toxic Racisms in France

Along with the rise of anti-Semitism in Muslim and Arab communities, there’s growing hostility to France’s Muslims within the Jewish community, which draws its source in the defense of Israel.

Sylvain Cypel

Is a Modern Chinese Navy a Threat to the United States?

China’s rising presence in the Indian and Pacific oceans has far-reaching implications for our world order.

Alfred W. McCoy

Culture

The Missed Opportunity of the Kerner Report

A new history recovers the forgotten legacy and radical implications of the Kerner Commission.

William P. Jones

Joyce J. Scott’s Coexisting Forces

Scott’s art is unabashedly political, broaching subjects like guns, racism, and misogyny. It’s also gorgeous, rich with tactile materials, color, and an attention to light.

Jillian Steinhauer

Harry Mathews’s Framed Stories

Multiple meanings always simmer under the surface of his writing, but in The Solitary Twin, they’re more hidden.

Alina Cohen

Watch and Listen

Listen: Barbara Ehrenreich: What’s Wrong With ‘Wellness’

Plus David Cole on Trump and Mueller, and Katha Pollitt on Stormy and Melania.

April 12, 2018

View: Photos: Who Actually Benefits From Meals on Wheels?

And why did the Trump administration think it was a good idea to cut funding for these vital programs?

March 30, 2018

View: ‘A Border Control Official Sexually Abused Me’

Aura Hernández fled to the US seeking safety. Instead, she was sexually abused by a border patrol agent.

April 2, 2018

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