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We Must Channel Our Fury Over Kavanaugh Before Election Day

Our rage presents an opportunity, but we have to focus it.

Mike Lux and Celinda Lake

Middle East

Israel Detained This Palestinian-American Student—Now She’s Challenging the State in Court

This isn’t the first time Israel has denied entry to a prospective student, but Lara Alqasem is the first to challenge it—a move that could force the state to define who, exactly, counts as a supporter of BDS.

Molly Minta
Media Analysis

Why Do the Media Keep Parroting Trump’s Falsehoods?

The circle of lies begins with Trump, continues through Fox News, and ends up in the mainstream media.

Eric Alterman
Congress

The Austerity Hawks Are Coming for Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid

Mitch McConnell just revealed the scheme: cut taxes for the billionaires class, create deficits, and then shred the social safety net.

John Nichols
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Politics

Damn It, Joe Biden and Michelle Obama, Stop Rehabilitating George W. Bush!

Biden’s decision to present Bush with a medal is more than just shameful.

Steven W. Thrasher

So, Senator Warren: You’re Clearly Running for President

Here’s some unsolicited advice on becoming the foreign-policy leader America needs.

Andrew J. Bacevich

The Poor People’s Campaign Calls Out ‘Policy Violence’

The campaign wants to advance a new understanding of poverty as a traumatic experience inflicted by policy-makers.

Greg Kaufmann

Culture

Noname’s Verbal Acrobatics

Being able to hold many meanings at once—political and personal—is at the heart of her latest album.

Samantha Schuyler

The Curdled Worldview of Matthew Weiner’s ‘The Romanoffs’

The Mad Men creator’s new TV series for Amazon is a flawed and shallow send-up of miserable former aristocrats.

Erin Schwartz

Ben Rhodes and the Crisis of Liberal Foreign Policy

Obama and his speechwriter and national-security adviser set out to break from the foreign-policy establishment; instead, they found themselves absorbed by it.

David Klion

world

Why Ethnic Nationalism Still Rules Bosnia, and Why It Could Get Worse

Sectarianism was baked into the 1995 Dayton Agreement—but now, with the rise of nationalism across Europe, there are fewer brakes on it from the EU.

Una Hajdari and Michael Colborne

Syria Moves One Step Closer to Ending the Civil War

Each player had its reasons for not going forward with a cataclysmic offensive against the last rebel stronghold, in Idlib. 

Roy Gutman

Pulp Fiction in Istanbul, or, the Looming Turkey-Saudi Cold War

The disappearance, and probable brutal murder, of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Turkish soil could crater an already troubled geopolitical climate.

Juan Cole

Watch and Listen

Listen: Women’s Anger—and Kavanaugh’s Rage: Rebecca Traister, plus David Cay Johnston on Trump’s tax crimes and John Nichols on impeaching Kavanaugh

Rebecca Traister, plus David Cay Johnston on Trump’s tax crimes and John Nichols on impeaching Kavanaugh.

October 11, 2018

Watch: These Tenants Are Leading the Largest Rent Strike in LA History

Residents of three buildings in Central Los Angeles are refusing to pay rent until their landlord agrees to fair rent increases.

August 20, 2018

Watch: More Dangerous Than a Thousand Rioters: The Revolutionary Life of Lucy Parsons

What we can learn from one of the great organizers in American history.

November 15, 2016

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