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What’s Personal About the Westminster Bridge Attack

The London terrorist wasn’t the only one using the bodies of the dead to score political points.

D.D. Guttenplan

Foreign Policy

This Is What’s Really Behind North Korea’s Nuclear Provocations

It’s easy to dismiss Kim Jong-un as a madman. But there’s a long history of US aggression against the North, which we forget at our peril.

Bruce Cumings
Feminism

Actually, Not Everything Is a Feminist Issue

And that’s okay.

Katha Pollitt
Budgets

Why Does Trump Want to Stop Investigating Chemical Accidents?

Eliminating a critical agency that costs as much as four Mar-a-Lago trips. 

George Zornick
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Politics

Yes, Dems Should Block Gorsuch While the FBI’s Trump Probe Goes on

Mitch McConnell obstructed not only Obama’s Supreme Court pick but his effort to alert voters about Russian election hacking—inextricably tying these issues together.

Joan Walsh

The Health-Care Bill Embraces the GOP’s Scariest State-Level Experiments

We all live in Kansas now.

Kai Wright

Neil Gorsuch Is Not Another Scalia. He’s the Next John Roberts.

Gorsuch puts a handsome face on an ugly ideology.

Ari Berman

Neil Gorsuch

Senate Democrats Can Block Trump’s Supreme Court Pick

If Democrats can hold onto 41 of their 48 votes, they can postpone a final floor vote indefinitely.

William Yeomans

In E-mails, Neil Gorsuch Praised a Leading Republican Activist Behind Voter Suppression Efforts

Gorsuch’s ties to Hans von Spakovksy suggest a hostility to voting rights.  

Ari Berman

To Avert Disaster, the Senate Must Reject Neil Gorsuch

President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court is a radical choice at a pivotal moment.

Nan Aron
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Culture

Elif Batuman’s Bold and Defiantly Imperfect novel

Elif Batuman’s debut novel reminds us that part of the novel’s genius that it made room for the extraneous and the unplanned

Evan Kindley

Chuck Berry’s Poetry Endures

Berry was a highly original and influential guitarist and as great a songwriter as rock ’n’ roll has ever produced.

David Hajdu

The Ambiguous Legacy of Obama's Foreign Policy

He may have talked about precision and constraint when it came to the national-security state, but he ultimately failed to leave us with a new strategic vision.

Karen J. Greenberg

Watch and Listen

Listen: ESPN’s Jemele Hill on Hosting SportsCenter and Dealing With the Haters

This week’s Edge of Sports podcast, with March Madness, women's hockey, and Kaepernick Watch.

March 21, 2017

Watch:  The Truth About the GOP Health-Care Plan

Republicans have criticized it from the left, and they’re gutting it from the right.

March 8, 2017

Watch: Clean In: How Hotel Workers Fought For a Union—And Won

A feminism for the 99 percent has been forged by working-class immigrant women who confronted Harvard’s first female president and Sheryl Sandberg.

March 8, 2017
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