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The Question Isn’t Whether Trump Will Go Full Authoritarian—It’s How We’ll Respond

We know that no one is coming to save us from Trump. So how will we save ourselves?

Elie Mystal

Labor

5 Ways to Rebuild Labor and Transform America

The economic fallout from Covid-19 has created an opening for unions to lead a mass movement.

Bill Fletcher Jr.
Social Justice

Where Does America Go From Here?

As protesters face off with militarized police across the country, Trump’s ineptitude and cruelty feel more painful than ever.

Sasha Abramsky
Racism and Discrimination

The Troubling Origins of Birthright Politics

Two new works of history examine how the politics of birthright citizenship can be a vehicle for liberation and equality and serve the cause of exclusion.

Nathan Perl-Rosenthal

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George Floyd Protests

Where Does America Go From Here?

As protesters face off with militarized police across the country, Trump’s ineptitude and cruelty feel more painful than ever.

Sasha Abramsky

Bill de Blasio Has Failed the Test of This Moment

New York’s mayor has floundered in the face of stunning police violence—just like so many other mayors who aren’t prepared to rein in the cops.

Elie Mystal

The Only Solution Is to Defund the Police

The murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor prove what we already knew—police “reform” has failed.

Alex S. Vitale

Politics

Trump’s Authoritarian Porn Has a Lot of Fans

Some cops and Trump’s supporters are thrilling to the cowardly president’s inciting violence. We have to stop them.

Joan Walsh

The Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party Is a Fight for the Future

Henry Wallace, FDR’s vice president, argued 75 years ago that Democrats had to go big on economic and social and racial justice. That’s still true.

John Nichols

The Border Patrol Praises Stonewall While Deploying Officers to Suppress Protests

The Customs and Border Protection chief condemned the current demonstrations but sent out an agencywide e-mail today commemorating the 1969 LGBTQ uprising.

Ken Klippenstein

World

Trump’s Decision to Freeze WHO Funding Worries the US Military

Exclusive: Africom fears that China will use the White House’s suspension of World Health Organization payments to expand its influence in Africa.

Ken Klippenstein

The Infinite Heartbreak of Loving Hong Kong

As China moves to impose a law that would criminalize dissent, Hong Kongers are facing a dark new era.

Wilfred Chan

Germany’s Homeless Face Down the Coronavirus

A portrait of one abandoned factory, as services and support dry up for Berlin’s homeless population.

Johanna Maria Fritz, The Nation and Magnum Foundation

Culture

How Does One Tell the Story of Asian America?

Cathy Park Hong’s Minor Feelings grapples with the contradictions of Asian American experience in order to tell a story of solidarity.

Jane Hu

The Forgotten Women’s Arts Fellowship That Forged a New Way of Writing

Maggie Doherty’s The Equivalents tells the story of the Bunting Institute, which played a foundational role in the works of Anne Sexton, Maxine Kumin, Tillie Olsen, and more.

Lynne Feeley

Funk for the Future

Nick Hakim’s bracing and politically urgent new album Will This Make Me Good is a different kind of love music.

Marcus J. Moore

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Racism and Discrimination

The Troubling Origins of Birthright Politics

Two new works of history examine how the politics of birthright citizenship can be a vehicle for liberation and equality and serve the cause of exclusion.

Nathan Perl-Rosenthal

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Electoral Reform

Take Action Now: Fight for Voting Rights

Demand that Congress protect our democracy. Educate your community about voting rights, and build democratic participation.

NationAction

Watch and Listen

View: Germany’s Homeless Face Down the Coronavirus

A portrait of one abandoned factory, as services and support dry up for Berlin’s homeless population.

June 1, 2020

Listen: How to Use the Coronavirus to Reshape Our Politics

Mike Davis on the virus, Christopher Shay on the crisis, and Amy Wilentz on Jared and Ivanka.

May 28, 2020

View: Puerto Rico’s Sex Workers Are Struggling to Survive

The challenge of making ends meet was difficult before Covid-19. Now it’s even worse.

May 18, 2020

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