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Hillary Clinton Just Made History

The DNC’s roll-call vote made Clinton the first woman to ever be nominated for the presidency by a major party.

John Nichols

Guns and Gun Control

Gun Control Is Having a Moment in Philadelphia

“Gun control” was a dirty word at the DNC just four years ago.

George Zornick
Health and Disease

Budget Failures, Displacement, Zika—Welcome to Rio’s $11.9B Summer Olympics

The disaster in Brazil is an extreme version of what happens when the International Olympic Committee comes to town.

Dave Zirin
Democrats

The Delegate Who Has Known Bernie Sanders Longest Is Very Proud to Vote for His Younger Brother

Lawrence Sanders has come from Britain to cast a Democrats Abroad delegate vote for a fellow progressive.

John Nichols
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Focus on the DNC

The Democratic Party Puts a Diverse America Onstage

Immigrant-rights groups kept the pressure on Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party during the first day of the convention.

Julianne Hing

Michelle Obama Brings the Healing

Clinton’s best character witness explains why she’s the person to succeed her husband, and quiets even furious Sanders supporters.

Joan Walsh

Welcome to the 2016 DNC, Sponsored by Special Interests

These will be the first conventions since 1968 to have no public funding whatsoever.

George Zornick

Focus on Rio 2016

Budget Failures, Displacement, Zika—Welcome to Rio’s $11.9B Summer Olympics

The disaster in Brazil is an extreme version of what happens when the International Olympic Committee comes to town.
Dave Zirin

There’s an old expression in Brazil: “it is for the English to see.” This means the country’s elites will construct, when necessary, a veneer for Global North outsiders. This veneer displays a more attractive version of Brazilian society than what actually exists. Northern tourists and investors have long been happy… Continue Reading >

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In the News

A Worker Broke a Window at Yale and Shed Light on History

The vestige of American slavery had long gone politely ignored amid the polished Oxonian interiors of the rarefied university.

Michelle Chen

White-Supremacist David Duke’s New Senate Campaign Fits a Pattern

The enthusiastic Trump supporter and former Grand Wizard of the KKK makes common cause with an international rising right.

Alex S. Vitale and Alan A. Aja

The Problem With the International Olympic Committee’s Decision on Russia

The problem isn't Russian doping. It's the absence of any moral authority in the IOC.

Dave Zirin

Books & the Arts

David Ackles, Rediscovered Again

Stacy Sullivan’s jazz tribute elevates the unknown troubadour back to his rightful place among the glittered gods of ’70s pop-rock.

David Hajdu

Across the Border

A new biography of William Henry Ellis reminds us how much we still don’t know about the elusive history of racial subterfuge in America.

Michael A. Elliott

The Partisan Reviewer

In two recent essay collections, Tim Parks explores why we bother with reading and writing books.

Becca Rothfeld
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Take Action

Tell Democrats to Boycott Big-Oil Propaganda Events at the DNC

The American Petroleum Institute, a group that spent millions of dollars denying the science on climate change, is trying to burnish its image.

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Watch and Listen

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View: Los Angeles Is a Very Different City After Dark

Photos show how the cityscape is remade each night.

July 6, 2016

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