By Withdrawing in Favor of Kamala Harris, Joe Biden Proves That Only the GOP Is a Personality Cult By Withdrawing in Favor of Kamala Harris, Joe Biden Proves That Only the GOP Is a Personality Cult

Democrats acted as a proper political party, while Republicans remain in thrall to a dangerous authoritarian.

Jeet Heer

The Peculiar Legacy of E.E. Cummings The Peculiar Legacy of E.E. Cummings

Revisiting his first book, The Enormous Room, a reader can get a sense of everything appealing and appalling in his work.

Books & the Arts / David B. Hobbs

Joe Biden Cements His Legacy Joe Biden Cements His Legacy

Abandoning his reelection run and endorsing Vice President Kamala Harris took courage and vision. Other top Dems are joining.

Joan Walsh

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What’s Next for Trump and Biden After This Wild Week? What’s Next for Trump and Biden After This Wild Week?

Jul 20, 2024 / Audio / D.D. Guttenplan

The Democrats Have a Two-Biden Problem The Democrats Have a Two-Biden Problem

Jul 19, 2024 / Jeet Heer

The GOP Is Pat Buchanan’s Party Now The GOP Is Pat Buchanan’s Party Now

Jul 19, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

UK and French Elections, “New Cold War” Arms Tension, and a Sahel Junta “Confederation” UK and French Elections, “New Cold War” Arms Tension, and a Sahel Junta “Confederation”

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2024 Election

President Joe Biden, left, and Vice President Kamala Harris on the Truman Balcony of the White House in Washington, DC, on July 4, 2024.

Joe Biden Cements His Legacy Joe Biden Cements His Legacy

Abandoning his reelection run and endorsing Vice President Kamala Harris took courage and vision. Other top Dems are joining.

Joan Walsh

The torch has been passed: Vice President Kamala Harris with President Biden at the White House in May.

By Withdrawing in Favor of Kamala Harris, Joe Biden Proves That Only the GOP Is a Personality Cult By Withdrawing in Favor of Kamala Harris, Joe Biden Proves That Only the GOP Is a Personality Cult

Democrats acted as a proper political party, while Republicans remain in thrall to a dangerous authoritarian.

Jeet Heer

Kamala Harris for President

Kamala Harris for President Kamala Harris for President

Democrats deserve a candidate who can lift the whole ticket, not drag it down to defeat.

D.D. Guttenplan

World

Palestinian children watch as an Israeli bulldozer works in the West Bank hamlet of Khan al-Ahmar, Thursday, July 5, 2018.

The Horror in Israel and Palestine Began Half a Century Ago The Horror in Israel and Palestine Began Half a Century Ago

From the very start, Jewish violence has accompanied the proliferation of settlements.

Ellen Cantarow

Britain's Labour Party leader Keir Starmer delivers a speech during a victory rally at the Tate Modern in London early on July 5, 2024.

A Close-Up View of the UK Election Gave Rise to an Unfamiliar Emotion: Envy A Close-Up View of the UK Election Gave Rise to an Unfamiliar Emotion: Envy

The US left can only dream of Democrats’ having five years ahead of interrupted power—and control of Congress—with the GOP, like the Tories, driven far to the margins for a d…

Ross Barkan

People are seen celebrating on the statue of Marianne on the Place de la République to celebrate after the Nouveau Front populaire, an alliance of left-wing parties including La France Insoumise came in first on July 7, 2024, in Paris, France.

The Risky Politics of France’s Hung Parliament The Risky Politics of France’s Hung Parliament

In the days since the New Popular Front won the largest number of seats, political gravity has again exerted itself.

Harrison Stetler

Books & the Arts

E.E. Cummings, 1962.

The Peculiar Legacy of E.E. Cummings The Peculiar Legacy of E.E. Cummings

Revisiting his first book, The Enormous Room, a reader can get a sense of everything appealing and appalling in his work.

Books & the Arts / David B. Hobbs

The first family to move into the Levittown development in New York, 1947.

Can You Put a Dollar Amount on White Privilege? Can You Put a Dollar Amount on White Privilege?

Tracie McMillan’s The White Bonus attempts to quantify the literal cost of racism in America.

Books & the Arts / Kristen Martin

A figure looks at the dynamic map board showing power distribution through California’s electrical grids in the control center of the California Independent System Operator, 2004.

The World’s Problems Explained in One Issue: Electricity The World’s Problems Explained in One Issue: Electricity

Brett Christophers’s account of the market-induced failure to transition to renewables is his latest entry in a series of books demystifying a multi-pronged global crisis.

Books & the Arts / Trevor Jackson

Politics

Bernie Sanders (I-VT) questions witnesses during a hearing about working hours in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol H

Bernie Sanders’s 60-Year Fight Bernie Sanders’s 60-Year Fight

The independent senator from Vermont spoke to The Nation’s president about why he still believes political revolution can change the United States for the better.

Q&A / Bhaskar Sunkara

Trump leans toward J.D. Vance to shake his hand, onstage at the RNC.

The He-Man, Woman-Hater’s GOP Presidential Ticket The He-Man, Woman-Hater’s GOP Presidential Ticket

By picking the banal natalist Senator J.D. Vance as his running mate, Donald Trump seems to be aiming for an even smaller share of the women’s vote than he earns on his own.

Joan Walsh

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Donald Trump Is Not a Friend to American Workers Donald Trump Is Not a Friend to American Workers

Despite Sean O’Brien’s support for Trump at the RNC, let’s be clear: A second Trump term would not be a win for the labor movement.

Larry Cohen

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How Microfinance Became the ‘It’ Development Program

How Microfinance Became the ‘It’ Development Program How Microfinance Became the ‘It’ Development Program

Microfinance has been touted as a miracle cure for poverty in the global south. The reality has been a lot messier.

Feature / Mara Kardas-Nelson

These Corporations Are the  True “Winners” of the War on Gaza

These Corporations Are the True “Winners” of the War on Gaza These Corporations Are the True “Winners” of the War on Gaza

From Colt to Caterpillar, American companies are earning big profits off of Israel’s ongoing assault on Gaza, turning the horrors of war into boardroom victories.

Feature / Spencer Ackerman

Will Arizona Be MAGA’s Last Stand?

Will Arizona Be MAGA’s Last Stand? Will Arizona Be MAGA’s Last Stand?

Trump needs the state’s votes to win. But after its highest court revived an 1864 law that bans abortions, all bets are off.

Feature / Sasha Abramsky

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UK and French Elections, “New Cold War” Arms Tension, and a Sahel Junta “Confederation” UK and French Elections, “New Cold War” Arms Tension, and a Sahel Junta “Confederation”

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