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Trump Had His Worst Week Yet—but Will It Matter?

While some Republicans were critical of the president, others stayed quiet.

Joan Walsh


Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez Rally Kansas for a Working-Class Politics That Stands Up to the Kochs

Thousands cheer a bold challenge to the billionaire class.

John Nichols
World Leaders

How to Destroy Democracy, the Trump-Putin Way

All around the world, strongmen are seizing power and subverting liberal norms.

Katha Pollitt

NFL Owners Blink, Suspend Their Anthem Policy

A firestorm over the Miami Dolphins’ penalties forced pro football to pull back on punishing players for national-anthem protests.

Dave Zirin
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From the Magazine


Journalism in the Age of Trump: What's Missing and What Matters

Has the preoccupation with the president pushed aside other urgent stories?
Michael Massing
Donald Trump’s venomous attacks on the press—as an enemy of the people, purveyors of fake news, a failing institution—have taken their toll. Journalists are denounced at political rallies, trolled on social media, and subjected to racist and misogynistic taunts. Such assaults, together with the unforgiving financial climate in which they… Continue Reading >


Constitutional Lawyer Bruce Fein on the Effort to Stop ‘Presidential Wars’

He’s proposing legislation that could halt extrajudicial US military intervention.

James Carden

House Progressives Go Big on Medicare for All

A new congressional caucus recognizes that “health care is a right” politics will defeat Trumpism.

John Nichols

Keeping Kavanaugh off the Supreme Court

Senate confirmation of Trump’s pick is not a done deal, and a quick look at the judge’s influences tells you why it shouldn’t be.

Bruce Shapiro


Aline Kominsky-Crumb’s Radical Honesty

In her books, the cartoonist constantly reworks the raw materials of her life. 

Jillian Steinhauer

Sex, Race, and the Law: Considering America ‘In the Dark’

Madeleine Baran’s stunning investigative podcast grapples with our so-called “justice” system.

Steven W. Thrasher

Martin Duberman in Conversation

The eminent gay historian calls for a new queer radicalism.

Christopher Phelps


How Government Secrecy on Torture Has Stymied the 9/11 Terror Prosecution

This case is the last front in the long-running battle over the Bush-era torture regime.

Lisa Hajjar

In Trump’s America, the Middle East Remains an Afterthought

And yet US foreign policy is far from innocent in the disasters playing out in Syria, Yemen, and elsewhere.

Rebecca Gordon

The Attack on Democracy in Poland and the Response of the Left

While liberals call for restoration of basic democracy, the left fears this will only revive the neoliberalism partly responsible for driving people to the right.

David Ost

Watch and Listen

Listen: World Cup Wrap-Up: Deconstructing Les Bleus

Shireen Ahmed joins the show to talk about the French soccer team, xenophobia, racism, and the World Cup.

July 16, 2018

View: PHOTOS: These Students Are Sick and Tired of Gun Violence

“That could be me, my friends, my family.”

April 26, 2018

View: ‘A Border Control Official Sexually Abused Me’

Aura Hernández fled to the US seeking safety. Instead, she encountered threats, harassment, and assault.

April 2, 2018


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Common Ground: For Secure Elections and True National Security

An open letter by Gloria Steinem, Noam Chomsky, John Dean, Governor Bill Richardson, Walter Mosley, Michael Moore, Valerie Plame, and others.

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