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Don’t Ever Say Michelle Obama Didn’t Warn You About Trump

“If a candidate traffics in prejudice,” she says, “that is the kind of president they will be.”

John Nichols

Election 2016

Donald Trump Is a Worse Crook Than Bernie Madoff

Madoff only scammed his rich clients. Trump could scam us all.

Nomi Prins
Campaigns and Elections

Wisconsin Is Systematically Failing to Provide the Photo IDs Required to Vote in November

New recordings from the DMV show how the state is continuing to disenfranchise black voters.

Ari Berman
Election 2016

Colin Kaepernick Has a Right to Hate Both Candidates

He’s been upsetting conservatives for weeks—and now he is upsetting liberals, too.

Dave Zirin
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From the Magazine

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Election 2016

Have You Ever Seen Donald Trump Laugh?

As Trump himself might say, there’s something going on.

Leslie Savan

Post-Bernie Blaze Fires Up His Democratic-Socialist Delegates

Although Bernie’s run stopped short of the nomination, his delegates are continuing to push for his politics across the country.

Elizabeth Henderson

Donald Trump’s Wild Portrayal of Crime Is Simply Not True

Do not panic. Even in a bad year, today’s crime rates remain at historic lows.

John Pfaff

Donald Trump

In the First Debate, Trump Failed to Achieve the Reagan Effect

He seemed to shrink throughout the evening, growing more defensive and ill-tempered, snorting and grimacing.

Robert L. Borosage

America Has Gotten So Absurd That We Are Seriously Considering Electing a Walking Ponzi Scheme as President

Welcome to the United States, where war, nukes, and birther conspiracy theories reign supreme.

Tom Engelhardt

Have You Ever Seen Donald Trump Laugh?

As Trump himself might say, there’s something going on.

Leslie Savan
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Books & the Arts

Fortress America

How 20th-century liberals helped create our age of mass incarceration.

James Forman Jr.

A Part of Denise Riley’s Song

The shadow of ballad meter haunts Riley’s poems, which can never not be a sign of vitality.

Ange Mlinko

Deep Stories

Arlie Russell Hochschild journeys into the heart of Trump Country.

John B. Judis

Black Lives Matter

I’m Trying to Find Hope, but This Campaign Isn’t Helping

In the wake of police killing Terrence Crutcher and Keith Lamont Scott, the first presidential debate offered nothing to suggest black lives truly matter.

Reniqua Allen

Black Charlotte Is Frustrated—and That’s by Design

The Queen City has boomed in recent years. But its growth and prosperity has only hardened a racial divide established decades ago.

Greg Lacour

Black as We Wanna Be

Trying to remedy racism on its own intellectual terrain is like trying to extinguish a fire by striking another match. The fiction must be unbelieved, the fire stamped out.

Matthew McKnight

Watch and Listen

Listen: Katha Pollitt: It’s Time to Get Active for Hillary

Plus, Kai Wright on Trump’s supporters and D.D. Guttenplan on the British left.

Yesterday 10:00 am

Watch: Stopped-and-Frisked: ‘For Being a F**king Mutt’

A secret audio recording of a stop-and-frisk in action sheds unprecedented light on a practice that has put the city's young people of color in the NYPD's crosshairs.

October 8, 2012

Watch: How to Protest Without Offending Anyone

Alternatives for kneeling during the National Anthem, blocking traffic, and more. 

September 23, 2016


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