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The Deadly Debris the US Is Leaving Behind in Afghanistan

Landmines have killed at least 5,000 people, many of them children, during the war in Afghanistan. They’ll be there long after we leave.

Stephanie Savell

Climate Change

Why Should You Climate Strike This Friday, September 20?

Let us count the ways.

Bill McKibben
Republicans

2020 Will Bring a Historic Defeat for the Republicans

Stan Greenberg on the election, D.D. Guttenplan on Edward Snowden, and Sasha Abramsky on Trump.

Start Making Sense and Jon Wiener
Climate Change

What Would Real Commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement Look Like?

The United States will be a nonentity at this fall’s UN climate summit. But the 2020 election is a chance to change the game.

Zoë Carpenter
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politics

Trump’s Plan to Solve Homelessness Is Horrifying

Democrats are right to be outraged—but their ideas aren’t much better.

Jake Bittle

Exclusive: Edward Snowden’s First Adventures in Cyberspace

An excerpt from the whistleblower’s new memoir.

Edward Snowden

How to Send a Message of Solidarity to People in Migrant Detention

A new project called Flowers on the Inside allows people to send postcards featuring art from undocumented immigrants to detained migrants.

Tina Vasquez

Climate Change

The US Navy Has a Water Problem

The Second Fleet was reactivated to patrol the Arctic. Only problem is, the fleet’s home is on the front lines of sea-level rise: Naval Station Norfolk.

Dave Lindorff

Only a Global Green New Deal Can Save the Planet

And Bernie Sanders has a plan for that.

Tom Athanasiou

What Would Real Commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement Look Like?

The United States will be a nonentity at this fall’s UN climate summit. But the 2020 election is a chance to change the game.

Zoë Carpenter

Migrant Voices

‘“Are You Illegal?” I Will Never Forget Those Words.’

A young woman, brought to the US as a baby and abandoned and abused by her parents, struggles to gain status and stay in her beloved Bronx.

John Washington

‘I Used to Wonder What My Karma Was That I Had to End Up in a Place Like This’

A Nepali TPS holder and domestic worker describes what it’s like to live in the US without papers and to fight for workers’ rights.

John Washington

‘It’s Not Shameful to Work in the Fields. But It’s Hard.’

Americans don’t want these jobs, or can’t do them—so nearly a quarter of a million guest workers do them instead.

John Washington
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world

Hands Off Exarcheia: Athens’s Anarchist Community Fights Back

The police and Airbnb threaten to transform Athens’s radical enclave into a “tourist-friendly caricature.”

Ella Fassler

The Israeli Elections Are a Referendum on Who Can Treat Palestinians Most Harshly

While Netanyahu’s talk of annexing parts of the West Bank caused a flurry, the reality is that few parties would oppose it.

Diana Buttu

The Deadly Debris the US Is Leaving Behind in Afghanistan

Landmines have killed at least 5,000 people, many of them children, during the war in Afghanistan. They’ll be there long after we leave.

Stephanie Savell

culture

How Should We Remember the Art of Emil Nolde?

A recent show in Berlin grapples with the legacy of a prominent German modernist who was a supporter of Nazism but whose art was derided by Nazis.

Barry Schwabsky

Does This Nearly 1,000-Page-Long Sentence Encapsulate the Anxiety of American Life?

Lucy Ellmann’s novel Ducks, Newburyport provides a comprehensive diagnosis of one citizen’s very modern alienation.

Dustin Illingworth

Sally Rooney and the Millennial Novel of Manners

Her second book, Normal People, mines the travails of Irish youth to tell a decidedly contemporary love story. 

Hannah Gold

What We're Listening To

The Business of Being Taylor Swift

Her latest album, Lover, has been heralded as a return to form. It also presents an opportunity to understand the pop star’s many contradictions. 

Olivia Horn

Clairo’s Bedroom Pop Takes Over the World

Distilling heartbreak into hits, her debut album shows the YouTube sensation is a true star.

Ann-Derrick Gaillot

Vampire Weekend Grows Up

Over a decade since its debut, the band that soundtracked the Great Recession returns with one of its most ambitious albums. 

Bijan Stephen

columnists

Watch and Listen

Listen: How a Native American Woman Defeated a 4-Term Republican Incumbent

Ruth Anna Buffalo is changing politics in North Dakota.

September 17, 2019

View: More Than a Wall: Photos of 30 Years of Life Along the US-Mexico Border

Successive US administrations have sought to turn the borderlands into a land of death—but these photos prove it is very much a land of the living.

September 12, 2019

Listen: From Steubenville to Antonio Brown

Documentary filmmaker Nancy Schwarzman and writer Charles Modiano join the show to talk Steubenville and Antonio Brown.

September 17, 2019

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