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Bernie Sanders Does Not Need to Apologize for Opposing Wars

He was absolutely right to oppose the Vietnam War and the Iraq War, and he is right to now oppose war with Iran.

John Nichols

Democrats

Justin Amash Is Putting the Democrats to Shame

The Freedom Caucus gadfly is making the argument Pelosi and her party should be making.

Elie Mystal
Inequality

Black Capitalism Won’t Save Us

Celebrities like Killer Mike and Jay-Z equate black ownership with liberation—but you can’t end racial inequality with consumerism.

Aaron Ross Coleman
Regions and Countries

Why We, Palestinians and Israelis, Insist on Mourning Our Dead Together

Alternative Memorial Day, a binational tradition since 2005, is a sign that we are capable of taking down the walls of fear.

Avigail Corry and Sulaiman Khatib
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Politics

Don’t Let Russiagate Fool You—America Is Still the Ultimate Election-Meddler

Outrage over Russia’s interference in the 2016 elections obscures the fact that America has been doing the same to other countries for decades.

Tom Engelhardt

Conservatives’ Real Fight Is for the Future of the Family

As misogyny and white supremacy are making a frightening comeback, conservatives have been emboldened to relitigate basic assumptions about women’s equality.

Nicole Sussner Rodgers and Julie Kohler

Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Call for an Impeachment Inquiry

Representatives Mark Pocan and Pramila Jayapal recognize that “a president who thinks he’s king…is absolutely unacceptable.”

John Nichols

world

A Modi Victory Puts India’s 200 Million Muslims in Danger

The Hindu nationalist party ran a hate-filled campaign and now seems poised to return to power with a terrifying mandate.

Ruchira Gupta

At Long Last, Scandal Forces the Resignation of Austria’s Neo-Nazi Vice Chancellor

But it’s no time for celebration—the left is weak, and the cynical center-right chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, may be strengthened by his coalition partner’s disgrace.

Jordan Stancil

Meet India’s Most Prominent Democratic Socialist

Yogendra Yadav’s coalition of progressive politicians wants to challenge Narendra Modi’s authoritarian rule.

Tekendra Parmar

Special Issue: Spring books

David Treuer’s Monumental History of Native American Life in the 20th Century

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee tells the story of Native life as it flourished amidst hardship.

E. Tammy Kim

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Social Democracy

In her new book, King and the Other America, historian Sylvie Laurent situates the Poor People’s Campaign and Martin Luther King Jr.’s later years in a longer history of black activism and social-democratic thinking.

Robert Greene II

Julius Scott’s Epic About Black Resistance in the Age of Revolution

Modeled after Braudel’s masterpiece on the Mediterranean, The Common Wind helps recovers the radical world of black mariners, rebels, and runaways banding together to realize their freedom.

Manisha Sinha

Next left podcast

Introducing Next Left

On the first episode of our new podcast we talk to the trailblazing Ilhan Omar about how she went from refugee to US Representative.
John Nichols
“There’s a reason that I got elected to be in Congress and it has nothing to do with the fact that I’m a refugee,” she tells us. Continue Reading >

From the Magazine

culture

Want to Dismantle Capitalism? Abolish the Family

Feminist theorist Sophie Lewis’s new book looks at how rethinking pregnancy and the idea of family as forms of labor is central to emancipatory politics.

Rosemarie Ho

Eurovision’s Muddled DNA

Pop genetics don’t belong in a musical event—or its marketing.

Patricia J. Williams

Neither Comic nor Profound: The Vagaries of ‘kaddish.com’

Nathan Englander's third novel tries to satirize unthinking religiosity, lazy secularism, and the nascent gig economy—but fails to impress.

Nathan Goldman

Watch and Listen

Listen: What Joe Biden Has in Common With Donald Trump

Harold Meyerson on the candidates, Michael Ames on Bowe Bergdahl, and Laila Lalami on The Other Americans.

May 16, 2019

View: Is New York City’s Public Housing Ready for the Next Storm?

More than six years after Superstorm Sandy, and in an age of increasing climate uncertainty, the city’s public housing facilities are still dangerously vulnerable.

January 29, 2019

View: Portraits From the Exodus

Members of the migrant caravans, stranded in Tijuana, explain why they traveled thousands of miles from their homes.

December 14, 2018

opp-art: Dispatches from the resistance

Perverse System

Family separations at the border are impacting thousands of children.

Judy Polstra

Trump Tower

Friends in high places.

Mike Luckovich

Plucking the Wings off the EPA

Corporate destruction of our environmental security.

Sue Coe