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The Real Enemy of the People Is a President Who Opposes the Free Press

No president who takes seriously an oath to “preserve, protect and defend” the Constitution would say what Trump is saying.

John Nichols

History

What Is the Deep State?

Even if we assume the concept is valid, surely it’s not useful to think of the competing interests it represents as monolithic.

Greg Grandin
Politics

Everything Trump Did in His 4th Week That Actually Matters

It was a bad week for clean water.

Zoë Carpenter and George Zornick
Sports

Why the NBA Is in Revolt Against Trump

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver tried to head off a political awakening, and instead stoked its flames. 

Dave Zirin
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From the Magazine

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Politics

What Did President Trump Know and When Did He Know It?

Michael Flynn is out, but until there’s an investigation by Congress, we’re at the mercy of intelligence leaks for the story.

Joan Walsh

Everything Trump Did in His 4th Week That Actually Matters

It was a bad week for clean water.

Zoë Carpenter and George Zornick

Trump’s Labor Pick Has a History of Attacking Voting Rights

Alexander Acosta was once accused of undermining the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. Now he could become secretary of labor.

John Nichols

Race and reproductive health

What It’s Like to Be Black and Pregnant When You Know How Dangerous That Can Be

I knew I had a find a way to have a healthy birth—despite what the statistics were telling me.

Dani McClain

What's Killing America’s Black Infants?

Racism is fueling a national health crisis.

Zoë Carpenter

The Story Behind the Maternal Mortality Rate in Texas Is Even Sadder Than We Realize

We don’t know exactly why these women died—but we know that they were poor and lacked medical care.

Katha Pollitt
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Culture

Edward Jay Epstein’s Alternative Facts

A new book suggests Snowden may have been a spy, but what it reveals is its author’s own duplicity.

Sue Halpern

Austra’s Ear for the Moment

The band’s new album calls for the future by harkening to the past.

Erin Vanderhoof

Saul Friedländer’s Many Lives

What is the relationship between the Holocaust’s history and its memory?

Peter E. Gordon

World

If Trump Wants to Defeat ISIS, He’d Better Stop Alienating Muslims

From the Salafi Muslims who beat the terrorists in Libya to the Shiite militias of Iraq, they are crucial allies in this fight.

Juan Cole

China First, Russia Second, America Third: Trump’s Real Foreign Policy

Despite all his talk, the president isn’t prioritizing American interests.

Michael T. Klare

A People's Globalism: Notes Toward a New Left Internationalism

Three writers consider the major foreign-policy questions facing the left today.

Michael Walzer, Atossa Araxia Abrahamian and Jedediah Purdy
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Watch and Listen

View: In a World of Closed Borders, Deciding Who Deserves Asylum

At Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, workers face few humane options.

February 9, 2017

View: Photos of Resistance: Inside the DC Women’s March

Over 500,000 people flooded the streets of the nation’s capital to protest everything President Trump stands for.

January 22, 2017

View: These Photos Show the People Who Turn a Cotton Plant Into Your Jeans

Following the path of cotton from Burkina Faso to Bangladesh to your local mall.

December 12, 2016

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