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Bernie Sanders Is Exactly Right About Trump’s Saber Rattling on Iran

In a remarkable exchange, the senator rejects the notion that a “limited strike” on Iran is anything less than “an act of warfare” that could lead to catastrophe.

John Nichols

Political Figures

For Joe Biden, Friendship Is Magic

His praise of white supremacists is not a blunder but a key to his clubby worldview.

Jeet Heer
Politics

‘Cut the Check’: The Americans Who Deserve Reparations Walk Among Us

HR 40 calls the country to account for racist predation inflicted upon black folks living and dead.

Aaron Ross Coleman
LGBTQ Activism

In Praise of Identity Politics and the Long History of Desire

Fifty years after Stonewall, the much maligned politics of identity remains our best means to exert power collectively—and a starting point to freedom.

John Scagliotti
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Politics

The Charter School Industry’s Dishonest Attack on Bernie Sanders

Arguing that charter schools offer unique opportunities for poor African American children isn’t borne out by the facts.

Adolph Reed Jr. and Cornel West

Tiffany Cabán Just Might Pull This Off

On June 25, Queens residents could elect one of the most progressive DAs in history.

Ross Barkan

Barbara Lee Wins a House Vote to Stop the Blank Checks for Endless War

Almost 18 years after Lee cast the sole vote against the open-ended AUMF, the House finally passed a bill that would sunset it.

John Nichols

world

America’s Confrontation With Iran Goes Deeper Than Trump

The real goal is domination of the Middle East—and that’s been a bipartisan US strategy for decades.

Trita Parsi

Trump Administration Incoherence Could Lead to War

As America careens toward war with Iran, the governing theories about Trump’s foreign policy stand exposed as utterly inadequate critiques of this dangerous presidency.

Jeet Heer

The European Olympics’ Bad Romance

Holding the European Olympics in Minsk makes a mockery of the Olympic Charter.

Dave Zirin and Jules Boykoff

Reclaiming Stonewall

A Socialism of the Skin

Our suffering teaches us solidarity; or it should.

Tony Kushner

In Praise of Identity Politics and the Long History of Desire

Fifty years after Stonewall, the much maligned politics of identity remains our best means to exert power collectively—and a starting point to freedom.

John Scagliotti

How the US Shapes Queer Activism in Liberia

Outsiders have both helped and harmed Liberia’s LGBT community.

Robbie Corey-Boulet

Watch and Listen

Listen: Sara Innamorato: ‘Creating an Economy Where Everyone Can Live a Life of Dignity’

This week on Next Left, the Pennsylvania state legislator who pledges to “fight the right fights” for working-class people.

June 18, 2019

Listen: From the NBA Finals to the Women’s World Cup

Burn it All Down Podcast co-host Shireen Ahmed joins the show to talk Raptors and World Cup.

June 18, 2019

View: PHOTOS: ‘I Haven’t Met Anybody in the Area Who Actually Wants to Take the Walls Down’

Belfast’s so-called “peace lines” were supposed to come down over a decade ago. Why are they still there?

June 5, 2019

From the Magazine

culture

Adam Gopnik and the Cul-de-sac of 21st-Century Liberalism

In his new book, the New Yorker writer sets out to defend liberalism from its critics, but only ends up revealing its current limitations.

David A. Bell

Gretchen Bender’s Video Art Predicted the Bleak Future of Mass Media

A retrospective of her art looks at the Pandora's box television unleashed and how we continue to reckon with the effects of an unrelenting, 24/7 visual culture.

Hannah Stamler

‘The Farm’ Looks at a Future Where Pregnancy Is Outsourced to the Poor

In Joanne Ramos’s debut novel about a venture-capitalist funded surrogacy clinic, class war begins in the womb.

Noah Flora

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Take Action Now: Stop the Tide of Gun Violence

Get involved with the grassroots movement for gun control, plus show your support for holding Big Tech accountable.

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opp-art: Dispatches from the resistance

Flower Power Weapons

Give peace a chance.

India Tresselt

Mitch McConnell and Elaine Chao Relax at the Pool

Surf’s up!

Ann Telnaes

Nixon’s the One (Hundred-Dollar Bill)

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin blocked placing Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. Here’s a more suitable replacement for this administration.

Frances Jetter