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The Democratic Primary May Get Ugly, but It’s a Necessary Fight

The spat between Bernie Sanders and the Center for American Progress is a sign of things to come.

Robert L. Borosage


Ukraine’s Upcoming Election Pits a Deeply Unpopular President Against a TV Comedian

For millions of Ukrainian citizens mired in economic corruption, this election is anything but funny.

Lev Golinkin
Police and Law Enforcement

How Social-Media Surveillance of Teenagers Led to a New Kind of Policing

Sociologist Jeffrey Lane’s book The Digital Street looks at the ever-increasing scrutiny of teenagers’ social-media accounts in central Harlem. 

David Uberti

AOC, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib Make the Necessary Call for an Impeachment Inquiry

After reviewing the Mueller report, the congresswomen recognized a demand for congressional action.

John Nichols
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The Mueller Report Is a Road Map for Congressional Investigation

We now know that Mueller’s team concluded that many of the president’s actions could satisfy ordinary legal standards for obstruction of justice.

Bruce Shapiro

Robert Mueller Obstructed His Own Investigation As Much as Donald Trump

Even under the standard Mueller set for himself, he didn’t finish the job.

Elie Mystal

Will the Mueller Report Make the New Cold War Even Worse?

How the long-anticipated report addresses—or ignores—Russiagate allegations will be vital for US-Russian relations.

Stephen F. Cohen


In the Bronx, AOC Advocates for a ‘VA for All’

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez breaks with Democratic Party orthodoxy and decries the privatization of the Veterans Administration.

Jasper Craven

Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn Might Create a Revolution

Just as Reagan and Thatcher rose together, perhaps so too will Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn.

Robert L. Borosage

Inciting Hatred Is Trump’s 2020 Game Plan

The attacks on Ilhan Omar are just a foretaste; he will turn with increasing frequency to racism and xenophobia to divide and conquer Democrats.

John Nichols

From the Magazine


Ukraine’s Upcoming Election Pits a Deeply Unpopular President Against a TV Comedian

For millions of Ukrainian citizens mired in economic corruption, this election is anything but funny.

Lev Golinkin

What Have We Learned, 25 Years After the Rwandan Genocide?

The international system is still structured to protect perpetrators. It’s time we adopt a prevention-focused policy.

Mike Brand and Claude Gatebuke

Mexico’s President Says the War on Drugs Is Over. Not All Mexicans Agree.

AMLO’s new drug policies are a gamble, with implications on everything from internal displacements to international relations.

Madeleine Wattenbarger


Watch and Listen

Listen: Was Braeden Bradforth’s Death Preventable?

Braeden’s mother, Joanne Atkins-Ingram, and lawyer, Jill Elaine Greene, join the show to talk about Braeden's death, the toxic culture of football, and what can be done about it. 

April 16, 2019

View: Is New York City’s Public Housing Ready for the Next Storm?

More than six years after Superstorm Sandy, and in an age of increasing climate uncertainty, the city’s public housing facilities are still dangerously vulnerable.

January 29, 2019

View: Portraits From the Exodus

Members of the migrant caravans, stranded in Tijuana, explain why they traveled thousands of miles from their homes.

December 14, 2018

Israel and Palestine

Israel Was Built on the Backs of Palestinian Laborers

Marginalized Arab workers have always done the physical work of building the Jewish “national home.”

Andrew Ross

Airbnb May Have Caved to Israel’s Settler Movement, but Palestinians Aren’t Giving Up

In a novel legal challenge, a group of Palestinians is continuing to pursue claims against settlers in a US Court.

Mairav Zonszein

With the Israeli Election, the Plight of Palestinians Has Gotten Even Worse

The election should dispel any doubts that Israel will grant Palestinians freedom and rights without outside pressure.

Yousef Jabareen

the labor movement

The Oakland Teachers’ Strike Revealed California’s Education Crisis

The struggle for fair funding goes way beyond the district. So now the teachers are taking their fight to Sacramento.

Bryce Covert

This Is How We Win

It’s time to bring back the power of the strike. 

Jane McAlevey

‘Organize or Die’: Kooper Caraway Ushers in a New Labor Movement

The 28-year-old president of the Sioux Falls AFL-CIO puts international solidarity to work in South Dakota.

Rebecca Zweig