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Racism and Discrimination

How the Alt-Right Uses Social Science to Make Racism Respectable

It’s a strategy long in the making.

Khalil Gibran Muhammad
Media

The Reality-Show President, Season One

Featuring meltdowns, tantrums, betrayals and racism. What happens next?

Laila Lalami
Climate Change

The Buzz Fades

Under-resourced in an overworked agricultural system, honeybee colonies are gradually failing in most temperate regions.

Raúl Guillén
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From the Magazine

Resistance Leaders

How a Bureaucrat Helped Save the Affordable Care Act

Andy Slavitt traveled the country explaining to some 35,000 Americans how ACA repeal would harm them. And it worked.

Joshua Holland

In Elections, Every Small Group Can Make a Big Difference

Need proof? Look at what 31st Swing Left did in Virginia.

Joan Walsh

In the Age of Trump, Tania Unzueta Is Holding Democrats to Account

Unzueta is fighting to make Chicago a real sanctuary city.

Julianne Hing

The Resistance turns one

We Are Living Through the Moment When Women Unleash Decades of Pent-Up Anger

Let’s hope there’s no going back.

Katha Pollitt

The Year I Stopped Breathing: On Being Muslim and American in the Age of Trump

Trump didn’t invent Islamophobia, but he has injected it with a new and lethal force.

Moustafa Bayoumi

The Death Cult of Trumpism

Through racism and nationalism, Trump leverages tribal resentment against an emerging manifest common destiny.

Greg Grandin

Politics

The Committee to Protect Journalists Just Gave Donald Trump an Award

In the contest to undermine press freedoms, he’s maybe the best ever.

John Nichols

3 Reasons Why Republicans Will Let the Rich Abuse the Tax Code

The GOP tax bill creates a vast and easy game for accountants to play.

Mike Konczal

Why Donald Trump Said ‘Shithole Countries’

He was playing to his racist supporters. Afterward, conservative pundits tried to defend him.

Joan Walsh

world

These Are the Real Causes of the Iran Protests

Trump’s threats to kill the nuclear deal have inhibited investment, leading to continued economic distress—but it was the Iranian government’s leaked budget that enraged the public.

Trita Parsi

South and North Korea Hold Talks; US War Hawks Are Alarmed at the Prospect of Peace

Underpinning such thinking is the assumption that neither Seoul nor Pyongyang has the right to make peace on its own terms.

Tim Shorrock

Turkey’s State of Emergency

Could the Kurdish issue be the one that ultimately shakes Erdoğan’s seemingly unbreakable grip on power?

Maurice Glasman

Watch and Listen

Listen: The Washington Redhawks Culture Jam

Jacqueline Keeler joins the show to talk native mascotry.

December 19, 2017
December 11, 2017

View: The Borderlands’ Human Stain

Photographs that capture the traces of violence that have plagued the US-Mexico border for generations.

July 27, 2017

Culture

Errol Morris’s Paranoid Style

In Wormwood, the filmmaker reminds us that sometimes skepticism is the only thing we can trust.

Evan Kindley

The Precarious Generation

It’s not the kids these days that we need to worry about, but the world their parents helped build.

Sarah Jones

Paul Kingsnorth’s England

In two new novels and a recent collection of essays, the English environmentalist and activist captures a country coming apart.

Christopher de Bellaigue

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