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The Political Genius of Bernie’s ‘Medicare for All’ Bill

It blends a principled stand with a crafty incremental approach.

The Nation

Racism and Discrimination

How Trump Has Normalized the Unspeakable

He has legitimized bigotry and given the imprimatur of a major political party to criminal violence.

Sasha Abramsky
World Leaders

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Appears Set to Win a 4th Term—but at What Cost?

The anchor of the eurozone looks like an island of centrist calm amid turbulent populist waters. But an existential crisis may be looming.

Philip Oltermann

The Real Crisis of European Multiculturalism

As a set of policies and as an ideal for a more pluralist society, it has failed not because of recent waves of immigration but because of how Europeans view their own culture and national traditions.

Joan W. Scott
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From the Magazine

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Can Black Lives Matter Win in the Age of Trump?

You could be forgiven for thinking the movement has gone quiet. But you’d be wrong.
Dani McClain

On June 1, the right-wing blogger and avowed white supremacist Jason Kessler and other alt-right activists met for dinner on the patio of Miller’s Downtown, a popular burger joint in Charlottesville, Virginia. The dinner was two weeks after white nationalists had gathered in the city’s Lee Park, wielding torches as… Continue Reading >


The Shocking Dishonesty of the GOP’s Latest Repeal Push

Since when should success be punished?

David Dayen

How Corporate Capitalism Looted Democracy

Democrats not only colluded with Republicans in the robbery—some may now be willing to allow corporations to evade hundreds of billions they owe in back taxes.

William Greider

Debating ‘What Happened’

Our 2016 election correspondents take on Hillary Clinton’s controversial new memoir.

Joan Walsh and D.D. Guttenplan
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Climate disasters

Communities Hit by Hurricane Irma Still Need Your Help

Long after the national media move on, communities in the Caribbean and Florida will be doing the hard work of rebuilding.

Glyn Peterson

Climate Denialism Is Literally Killing Us

The victims of Hurricane Harvey have a murderer—and it’s not the storm.​

Mark Hertsgaard

Natural Disasters Call for Good Governance, Not Charity

Trump promised to donate $1 million to Harvey relief efforts—while dismantling the government we all rely on.

Laila Lalami


Wandering Through Documenta

Do big, world-scale art exhibitions have any use today?

Barry Schwabsky

Speaking of the ‘Female Gaze’

In today’s confused, commercial, and not-quite-intellectual environment, the phrase “female gaze” functions in varied ways, according to its users’ needs.

Alina Cohen

Frederick Wiseman’s World of Institutions

In his 42nd film, the documentarian examines the New York Public Library from both his Olympian and activist perspectives.

Stuart Klawans
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Watch and Listen

Listen: Hurricane Politics and Climate Change in the Age of Trump

Mark Hertsgaard and John Nichols on Harvey and Irma; plus Alfred McCoy on cyberwar with China.

September 14, 2017

View: The Borderlands’ Human Stain

Photographs that capture the traces of violence that have plagued the US-Mexico border for generations.

July 27, 2017

Watch: VIDEO: People in Denmark Are a Lot Happier Than People in the United States. Here’s Why.

When governments provide benefits and services that allow its citizens to thrive, everyone wins.

July 17, 2017


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