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Now It’s Up to Voters to Stop Gerrymandering

The Supreme Court declined to act to stop partisan gerrymandering, so we must act instead.

John Nichols

Poverty

In One of the Richest Countries in the World, Extreme Poverty Is on the Rise

A new book shows the impact of the financial crisis on everyday lives.

Beverly Gologorsky
Executive Branch

What It’s Like Inside a Border Patrol Facility Where Families Are Being Separated

The Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy has overwhelmed Ursula, where children sleep in cages, the lights never go off, and detainees are brought in 24 hours a day.

Zoë Carpenter
Asia

The Democrats’ Myopic Reaction to the Trump–Kim Summit

We shouldn’t jeopardize US and South Korean security interests for the sake of partisan advantage.

James Carden
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Immigration Policy

What It’s Like Inside a Border Patrol Facility Where Families Are Being Separated

The Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy has overwhelmed Ursula, where children sleep in cages, the lights never go off, and detainees are brought in 24 hours a day.

Zoë Carpenter

It’s Time to Abolish ICE

A mass-deportation strike force is incompatible with democracy and human rights.

Sean McElwee

Rep. Pramila Jayapal—‘They Could Hear Their Children Screaming for Them in the Next Room’

The congresswoman met with dozens of immigrant mothers who have had their children forcibly removed. 

Joan Walsh

Politics

‘If You Want to Win, Get a Black Woman Candidate’: A Q&A With Melanie L. Campbell

The Democrats need to get serious about supporting black women.

Safiya Charles

South Carolina Sought an Exemption to Allow a Foster-Care Agency to Discriminate Against Non-Christians

Governor Henry McMaster personally intervened with the Department of Health and Human Services on behalf of Miracle Hill Ministries.

Sarah Posner

The Poor People’s Campaign Is Changing the Moral Narrative of Congress

Activists are getting at least some members of Congress to listen to the real stories of poverty and injustice in America.

John Nichols

world

While Trump Trashes US Allies, China Seizes the Future

“Rising powers build roads, not walls.”

Federico Rampini

Who Is Protecting LGBTQ Fans at the 2018 World Cup?

It doesn’t look like FIFA or the Russian state will act to halt anti-gay violence.

Dave Zirin and Andrew Tan-Delli Cicchi

How a Rape Trial in Spain Ignited a Feminist Movement

Women are pushing to change the country’s narrow rape law, which requires proof that an assailant used “violence or intimidation” and often leads to a lesser sentence.

Meaghan Beatley

Culture

The Many Philip Roths

The novelist’s wide-ranging work spanned from irreverent short stories to self-lacerating picaresque to experimental fiction, but at its center there was still a moral core.

David Marcus

The Long Road to ‘Citizens United’

Adam Winkler's new history argues that the problem with Citizens United is its inability to see the distorting effects of concentrated wealth.

David Cole

Under the Influence: Michael Pollan and Leslie Jamison, Sober and Intoxicated

Taking drugs and recovering are not always as incompatible as they seem.

Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow

Watch and Listen

Listen: The LGBTQ History Behind ‘A League of Their Own’

Writer Britni de la Cretaz stops by to talk about the queer history of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.

June 12, 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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