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A Modi Victory Puts India’s 200 Million Muslims in Danger

The Hindu nationalist party ran a hate-filled campaign and now seems poised to return to power with a terrifying mandate.

Ruchira Gupta

Society

Conservatives’ Real Fight Is for the Future of the Family

As misogyny and white supremacy are making a frightening comeback, conservatives have been emboldened to relitigate basic assumptions about women’s equality.

Nicole Sussner Rodgers and Julie Kohler
Congress

Ilhan Omar: ‘There’s a Reason That I Got Elected to Be in Congress and It Has Nothing to Do With the Fact That I’m a Refugee’

On the first episode of our new podcast, Next Left, we talk to the trailblazing politician about how she went from refugee to US Representative.

John Nichols
Europe

At Long Last, Scandal Forces the Resignation of Austria’s Neo-Nazi Vice Chancellor

But it’s no time for celebration—the left is weak, and the cynical center-right chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, may be strengthened by his coalition partner’s disgrace.

Jordan Stancil
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Politics

Abortion Bans Have No Respect for Life, Fairness, or Equality

Why a spate of restrictive new bills will hurt poor and minority women the most.

Laila Lalami

Republican Congressman Justin Amash Breaks Party Ranks to Call Trump’s Conduct Impeachable

Trump is furious that a Republican read the Mueller report and responded with an embrace of the Constitution rather than party loyalty.

John Nichols

Bernie’s Plan to Save Public Schools

Sanders has the most progressive education platform in modern American history.

Nikhil Goyal

Next left podcast

Introducing Next Neft

On the first episode of our new podcast we talk to the trailblazing Ilhan Omar about how she went from refugee to US Representative.
John Nichols
“There’s a reason that I got elected to be in Congress and it has nothing to do with the fact that I’m a refugee,” she tells us. Continue Reading >

world

Meet India’s Most Prominent Democratic Socialist

Yogendra Yadav’s coalition of progressive politicians wants to challenge Narendra Modi’s authoritarian rule.

Tekendra Parmar

EU Election Deadlock Is Allowing Demagogues to Flourish in Britain

The most strident voices in the Brexit debate are making themselves heard.

Steve Howell

Europe’s Striking Climate Kids Show How to Defeat the Far Right

Fighting climate change now polls as a top priority among European voters—while most far-right leaders are climate denialists.

Paul Hockenos

Special Issue: Spring books

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Social Democracy

In her new book, King and the Other America, historian Sylvie Laurent situates the Poor People’s Campaign and Martin Luther King Jr.’s later years in a longer history of black activism and social-democratic thinking.

Robert Greene II

Julius Scott’s Epic About Black Resistance in the Age of Revolution

Modeled after Braudel’s masterpiece on the Mediterranean, The Common Wind helps recovers the radical world of black mariners, rebels, and runaways banding together to realize their freedom.

Manisha Sinha

David Treuer’s Monumental History of Native American Life in the 20th Century

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee tells the story of Native life as it flourished amidst hardship.

E. Tammy Kim

From the Magazine

culture

Jenny Odell and the Quest to Log Off

Can we escape the Internet?

Kevin Lozano

Want to Dismantle Capitalism? Abolish the Family

Feminist theorist Sophie Lewis’s new book looks at how rethinking pregnancy and the idea of family as forms of labor is central to emancipatory politics.

Rosemarie Ho

Eurovision’s Muddled DNA

Pop genetics don’t belong in a musical event—or its marketing.

Patricia J. Williams

Watch and Listen

Listen: What Joe Biden Has in Common With Donald Trump

Harold Meyerson on the candidates, Michael Ames on Bowe Bergdahl, and Laila Lalami on The Other Americans.

May 16, 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

opp-art: Dispatches from the resistance

Plucking the Wings off the EPA

Corporate destruction of our environmental security.

Sue Coe

Gun Restriction Dummies

The gun lobby uses America for target practice.

Anthony Freda

Roe v. Wade Threatened Again

States’ cynical laws to overturn a woman’s right to chose.

Peter Kuper