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I Was Robert Mueller’s Undergraduate Thesis Adviser—and What He Wrote Gives Some Hints About What He’ll Do as Special Counsel

What makes Mueller’s thesis relevant for today is that the core of his inquiry is how a judge should interpret a legal document.

Richard Falk

Jails and Prisons

‘As Long As Solitary Exists, They Will Find a Way to Use It’

Five years after he helped launch the largest-ever prison hunger strike, Todd Ashker is back in isolation. And he’s not the only one.

Victoria Law
National Security

Common Ground: For Secure Elections and True National Security

An open letter by Gloria Steinem, Noam Chomsky, John Dean, Governor Bill Richardson, Walter Mosley, Michael Moore, Valerie Plame, and others.

The Nation
Sustainability

This Hurricane Season, Puerto Ricans Are Imagining a Sustainable Future

Puerto Rican movements are rebuilding their island in a way that not only enhances climate resilience, but also reclaims their political power.

Celia Bottger
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From the Magazine

Politics

Trump’s Racist Rhetoric Is Embraced in a Midterm Contest

One of the most vulnerable Republicans in Congress is running a red-meat campaign in a razor-close purple district. Can this strategy return him to Capitol Hill?

Joshua Holland

Cynthia Nixon’s Platform Aligns With Democratic Socialist Principles, and With the Future

Democrats must recognize that radical social and economic changes demand a new politics.

John Nichols

Left Politics Can Win All Over the Country

Democrats need to learn what the Republicans have understood for decades: that to win, the party needs a message that embraces the passions, values, and agenda of grassroots leaders.

Mike Lux

Immigration Crisis

For Some Migrant Families, a Second Separation Awaits

Facing a legal labyrinth, deported parents may be forced to leave their children behind so that they can seek asylum.

Renée Feltz

What Can $20 Million Buy? Activists Attempt to Post Bond for 2,500 Parents in Immigration Detention

Detained mothers often have to pay the government $10,000 before being allowed to reunite with their children.

Julianne Hing

How Will History Judge Donald Trump’s ‘Human Zoos’?

If the past is any indication: not well.

Ariel Dorfman

world

What a Foiled Plot to Execute Muslims Reveals About Islamophobia in France

The planned attack faded from the news, but media narratives of Islam’s incompatibility with the Republic remain.

Karina Piser

Horror in Southern Syria, as 300,000 Flee a Government Assault

The Assad regime has indeed won—it has won the war against its own people.

Loubna Mrie

This Think Tank is Pushing Regime Change in Iran—and the White House is Listening

The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies helped kill the nuke deal, but it’s not satisfied—it wants harsh new sanctions against any country doing business with Iran.

James Carden

The Supreme Court

Brett Kavanaugh Once Argued That a Sitting President Should Be Above the Law

And that should be disqualifying.

John Nichols

10 Questions Judge Kavanaugh Should Answer

Trump’s latest nominee for Supreme Court Justice has long been a darling of DC conservatives, but his decisions on some of today’s biggest legal issues will affect the entire country.

Gregg Levine

Will Brett Kavanaugh Pass the Religious Right’s New Litmus Test?

While Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court is a staunch conservative, his views on religious freedom are less well known.

Sarah Posner

Culture

The Trials of Jimmy Carter

 The president without a party.

Michael Kazin

The New Worlds of Aimé Césaire

The radical vision of the Martinique poet and politician.

David B. Hobbs

The Quilt of Romare Bearden’s Life

For 30 years, the artist worked for the New York City Department of Welfare, a day job that was much more than a necessary evil.

Aidan Levy

Watch and Listen

Listen: How to Understand World Cup Soccer

Laurent Dubois and David Steele join the show to talk the beauty of soccer, and remembering Capital Gazette sports columnist and shooting victim John McNamara.

July 3, 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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