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Syrian Civil War

Letter From Madaya, Syria, Under Siege by the Assad Regime for Nearly 2 Years

“I have nightmares. I see the people who died of starvation and who I helped to bury.”

Houssam Muhammad Mahmoud
Congress

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
Israel

The Inside Story on Our UN Report Calling Israel an Apartheid State

A people cannot be permanently repressed in all these ways without viewing the structure that has emerged as an apartheid regime.

Richard Falk
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Politics

Can Republicans Be Trusted to Oversee the FBI Investigation of Trump’s Russia Ties?

They once found the idea of a president under FBI investigation intolerable. But now most of the GOP is silent.

Joan Walsh

The House Intelligence Committee Hearing on Russia Was Political Theater

The nature of the committee’s enterprise was clear from the start: to provide House members a public platform to play to their respective bases.

James Carden

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

In Brexit's Wake

A new book about Brexit captures the deeper crisis undergirding Britain’s bid to leave the EU.

John Harris

Watch and Listen

Listen: Democrats Need to Understand Why the Rust Belt’s White Workers Still Support Trump

D.D. Guttenplan on working-class Ohio, plus Katha Pollitt on abortion politics and Ari Berman on voting in Texas.

March 16, 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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