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Ben Lerner’s Quandary

The Topeka School captures the novelist at a crossroads between politics and aesthetics, fiction and poetry.

Evan Kindley

State and Local Elections

Amazon Is Spending Big to Oust Seattle’s Socialist Council Member

The tech giant has poured an unprecedented $1.45 million to influence Seattle’s City Council races. Can Kshama Sawant keep her seat?

Hallie Golden
Democrats

We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Impeachment

A narrow and quick impeachment is no longer sufficient for a White House that flaunts its crimes.

Jeet Heer
Congress

Elijah Cummings Took On the Powerful

The civil rights movement veteran, who was a stalwart champion of unions, challenged abusive presidents, and called out Scott Walker for lying to Congress, died Thursday at 68.

John Nichols
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Politics

Colleges Are Spreading Trump’s Disingenuous Notion of ‘Free Speech’

In the name of free speech, universities are suppressing student protests in increasingly draconian ways.

P.E. Moskowitz

Impeach Him, Already!

Forget Ukraine. The reasons why Donald Trump should be impeached—and convicted—are nearly endless.

Rebecca Gordon

Centrist Democrats Want You to Think They’re the Big Boys on the Stage

To stall the progressive momentum, the centrists are trying to recast their ideas as more pragmatic. The problem is, they’re not.

Elie Mystal

Impeachment

We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Impeachment

A narrow and quick impeachment is no longer sufficient for a White House that flaunts its crimes.

Jeet Heer

Impeach Him, Already!

Forget Ukraine. The reasons why Donald Trump should be impeached—and convicted—are nearly endless.

Rebecca Gordon

The Impeachment Crisis Just Got Worse for the GOP

Donald Trump is laying the groundwork to bring Pompeo and Pence down with him.

Joan Walsh

world

Quebec Students Can Teach the World a Thing or Two About Striking

After all, they’ve been doing it for decades.

Miriam Lafontaine

Ecuador Reaches a Deal—but Unrest May Return

Protesters in Ecuador win some concessions, but underlying problems remain.

Mark Weisbrot

Winning Hearts and Minds, but Not the Canadian Election

Always upbeat and killing it in the debates, Jagmeet Singh of the progressive NDP is picking up steam before next week’s election. If only good ideas were enough to sway voters.

Steven Zhou

EU and UK Reach a Deal

How Boris Johnson Fell For America

Britain’s prime minister is a lifelong admirer of the US. How will Brexit change his—and his country’s—special relationship?

Jon Allsop

Brexit Gives Its Former Colonies a Whiff of Schadenfreude

Britain is learning what many of its former colonies already know: Democracy requires constant vigilance.

Nanjala Nyabola

The Wheels Are Coming Off Britain

With Brexit, Britain is facing down a regressive, authoritarian, oligarch-backed far-right political project.

Rachel Shabi

Climate Catastrophe

Climate Change

Pulling the Plug on PG&E

California’s recent blackout shows how desperately we need to replace private utilities with community-controlled, publicly owned, green energy systems.

Johanna Bozuwa

Profile

Democrats

Why Ilhan Omar Is the Optimist in the Room

The Minnesota representative is bringing an organizer’s mind-set to Congress.

David M. Perry

From the Magazine

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Culture

Jedediah Purdy Has an Idea That Could Save Us From Capitalism and the Climate Crisis

We talked to the lawyer, theorist, and critic about his new book This Land Is Our Land, his concept of a moral political economy, and the legacies of Bush and Obama.

Aaron Bady

In ‘Succession,’ Who Is the Joke Really On?

The show is heralded as a nuanced and cutting critique of the 1 percent. But whose side is it really on?

Erin Schwartz

Danny Brown Is the Patron Saint of Rap Misfits

Uninterested in universal truths or uplifting mantras, the Detroit artist’s new album, uknowhatimsayin¿, takes pride in his singular life.

Stephen Kearse

Watch and Listen

Listen: Fear Is Changing Sides in Puerto Rico

Representative Manuel Natal Albelo is part of a movement inspiring a new generation of activists, and striking fear into the heart of the establishment.

October 15, 2019

Listen: Why Ryan O’Callaghan Hid His Sexuality From His NFL Teammates

Former New England Patriot Ryan O’Callaghan joins the show to talk about his new book, My Life on the Line.

October 8, 2019

View: More Than a Wall: Photos of 30 Years of Life Along the US-Mexico Border

Successive US administrations have sought to turn the borderlands into a land of death—but these photos prove it is very much a land of the living.

September 12, 2019

The Labor Movement

On the Picket Line With Chicago’s Teachers

The teachers, now on the second day of their strike, are fighting for the schools Chicago students deserve.

Alan Maass

Chicago’s Teachers Are Making History. Again.

Rank-and-file workers are finally taking back their unions, and strikes are spreading across the country as a result.

Jane McAlevey

The Path to Climate Justice Runs Through the UAW Strike

During Climate Week, why not show we can have economic and environmental justice?

Jane McAlevey
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columnists

film reviews

A Long Journey Through the Ruins of Capitalism and the Cosmos

On Bong Joon-ho’s ParasiteBrad Pitt’s astronaut adventures in Ad Astra, and more. 

Stuart Klawans

The Subversive Joy of ‘Hustlers’

Lorene Scafaria’s box office smash is a cinematic depiction of women rebels who try to steal back what capitalism has stolen from them.

Joshunda Sanders

Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ Stops Short of Class War

This upstairs-downstairs thriller pokes fun at inequality, but it’s hardly a call to arms.

E. Tammy Kim

music

Chrissie Hynde Sets a New Standard

 Valve Bone Woe uses Tin Pan Alley classics, musical theater numbers, jazz tunes, and more to show the Pretenders singer as the top of her game 

David Hajdu

Danny Brown Is the Patron Saint of Rap Misfits

Uninterested in universal truths or uplifting mantras, the Detroit artist’s new album, uknowhatimsayin¿, takes pride in his singular life.

Stephen Kearse

Tegan and Sara’s Memoir Captures the Wonders and Terrors of Growing Up

We talked to Tegan Quin about adolescent artistry, how writing High School changed their music, and taking young women seriously.

Samantha Schuyler

Take Action

Take Action Now: Strike a Blow Against the NRA

Fight for universal background checks, join a gun control group, and push your congressperson on impeachment.

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