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Sri Lanka’s Easter Attacks Were Intended to Incite Violence

After 10 years of uneasy peace, many fear the bombings will push Sri Lanka into a new era of bloodshed.

Nawal Arjini


I Was Bernie’s Biggest Critic in 2016—I’ve Changed My Mind

Bernie Sanders can beat Donald Trump—and it would be an epic act of self-destruction for Democrats to try and hobble his campaign.

Peter Daou

Hedge-Fund Ownership Cost Sears Workers Their Jobs. Now They're Fighting Back.

Laid-off retail workers are demanding severance, labor protections—and an end to the Wall Street playbook of owning a company while hollowing it out. 

Bryce Covert

The Greek Island That Became an Open-Air Prison for Refugees

A three-year-old EU-Turkey deal has made living on Samos a nightmare, especially for women.

Helen Benedict
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Democracy’s Midlife Crisis

Democracies do not necessarily go out with a bang; they can also end with a whimper.

Jan-Werner Müller

Elizabeth Warren’s Constitutional Read of the Mueller Report Led Her to Call for Impeachment

The presidential candidate’s bold embrace of checks and balances is what leadership looks like.

John Nichols

The Democratic Primary May Get Ugly, but It’s a Necessary Fight

The spat between Bernie Sanders and the Center for American Progress is a sign of things to come.

Robert L. Borosage

The Media's failure on Climate Change

The Media Are Complacent While the World Burns

But there’s a brand-new playbook for journalists fighting for a 1.5°C world.

Mark Hertsgaard and Kyle Pope

Why Are ‘The New York Times’ and ‘The Washington Post’ Producing Ads for Big Oil?

It looks like real news, but “native advertising” is greenwashing for the climate-wrecking industry.

Amy Westervelt

What the ‘New York Times’ Climate Blockbuster Missed

Nathaniel Rich’s article illustrates American failures, not global ones.

Kate Aronoff

From the Magazine


It’s Time to Pay Our Climate Debt to Countries Like Mozambique

As a start, the US and other Western countries must help rebuild the vast areas destroyed by Cyclone Idai.

Ben Ehrenreich

Mexico’s President Says the War on Drugs Is Over. Not All Mexicans Agree.

AMLO’s new drug policies are a gamble, with implications on everything from internal displacements to international relations.

Madeleine Wattenbarger

What Have We Learned, 25 Years After the Rwandan Genocide?

The international system is still structured to protect perpetrators. It’s time we adopt a prevention-focused policy.

Mike Brand and Claude Gatebuke

Watch and Listen

Listen: Trump’s Tax Returns: Why We Will See Them, and What We Will Find

David Cay Johnston on Trump’s taxes, Zoë Carpenter on plastics, and Laurie Winer on Stephen Miller.

April 18, 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