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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

Middle East

Shimon Peres and the Zionist Nightmare

The former Israeli president was the very tragic hero of a not-funny comedy.

Amos Kenan
Jails and Prisons

The Military Logic Of Punishing Chelsea Manning’s Suicide Attempt

The state’s control over the body is paramount.

Natasha Lennard

6.8 Million Teenagers Are Food-Insecure

Young adults are increasingly victims of a failing economy that is leaving them starving.

Michelle Chen
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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

At the First Debate, Clinton Faced Asymmetric Warfare—and Won

“Donald, I know you live in your own reality,” she said calmly. And it gradually became clear she was right.

Joan Walsh

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: The United States of Anxiety, Episode 1: Why Does Trump Appeal to So Many Voters?

On Long Island, two different communities are both working for their American Dream.

September 22, 2016

Watch: How to Protest Without Offending Anyone

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

September 23, 2016

Watch: What Is It Like to Be an Abortion Provider in an Anti-Choice State?

Watch: Leah Torres explains why she works in Utah.

August 29, 2016


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