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What the Left Can Learn from Losing in Texas

Progressive insurgents lost to establishment picks in Texas’s runoffs. What does this tell us?

D.D. Guttenplan


The Real Reason NFL Owners Want to Punish Players for Protesting During the Anthem

This is about labor rights, and whether NFL players will exercise them in the face of a craven crackdown.

Dave Zirin

Andrew Cuomo’s Attempt to Divide the Working Families Party Failed

Instead of picking either Tish James or Zephyr Teachout, both longtime allies, the WFP signaled support for both candidates.

John Nichols

There Is Power in a Union

A new study overturns economic orthodoxy and shows that unions reduce inequality.

Mike Konczal
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From the Magazine


Trumpism Is the New McCarthyism

Just as as McCarthyism did decades ago, Trumpism conceals the Republican Party’s long-term program to dismantle the public sector.

Ellen Schrecker

Democrats’ New Midterm Approach: It’s the Corruption, Stupid

A new strategy attacks both Trump’s economic heists and the influence peddlers swarming the White House.

David Dayen

Stacey Abrams Makes History

Meanwhile, it’s yet another good night for women in Democratic primaries across the country.

Joan Walsh


The Child Labor in Zimbabwe’s Tobacco Fields

A global demand for tobacco is fueling this scourge.

Michelle Chen

Palestinians Engaged in Nonviolent Protest. Israel Responded With a Massacre.

The targeting of unarmed demonstrators by snipers using high-velocity weapons was methodical, precise, and lethal.

Sharif Abdel Kouddous

Playing Donald Trump for Peace

How the Korean Peninsula could become a bright spot in a world gone mad.

John Feffer

Watch and Listen

Listen: Black Women Athletes Under Jim Crow

Historian Amira Rose Davis joins the show to talk about black women athletes in the age of Jim Crow, before Title IX.

May 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


The Magic of Denis Johnson

The Largesse of the Sea Maiden isn't exactly a sequel to Jesus’ Son, but it has the same breezy, epiphanic quality.

J. Robert Lennon

Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters in the ’60s

They weren’t friends, and they weren’t all of the same generation, but they all shared a similar view of how we should relate to nature. 

Bill McKibben

The Progression of Flatbush Zombies

On Vacation in Hell, the group is more interested in expressing their political views and touching on subjects far beyond their roots in “psychedelic hip-hop.”

Steve Erickson


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