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RIP, Paul Volcker: The Fed Chair Who Thought We Lived Too Well

To avoid repeating the macroeconomic mistakes of the past 40 years, progressives must reckon with Volcker’s tremendous—and harmful—influence. 

Rohan Grey

Government

William Barr’s Partisan Smears Hide a Real FBI Scandal

The attorney general fosters a conspiracy theory, while the real abuse of the surveillance state goes unchallenged.

Jeet Heer
Arms Spending

The Bloated Pentagon Budget Should Be Spent on Human Needs

Faith leaders are calling on presidential candidates to reallocate money away from the military and toward housing and food-aid programs.

Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis and Joyce Ajlouny
Congress

What Do Young People Think About Impeaching Trump?

He’s a scourge, sure, but students have much more to say than just that.

StudentNation
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Politics

Michael Bloomberg Has an Anti-Democratic Streak

Far from being the only hope against Donald Trump, the former New York mayor embodies another strand of authoritarian politics.

Jeet Heer

The Voter Suppression Playbook Is Britain’s Latest Toxic Import From the US

The slogan is “voter integrity.” The targets are minority voters.

Hasan Ali

Capitalism Is Broken. It’s Time for Something New.

And time is of the essence.

Katrina vanden Heuvel

impeachment politics

The House Leadership Soberly Announces 2 Articles of Impeachment

In House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, the president has met his exact opposite—a voice of reason, calmly and steadily presenting the facts.

John Nichols

The GOP Grievance Machine’s Desperate Attempt to Upstage the Case for Impeachment

The faux outrage was triggered when an impeachment witness used the name of the president’s teenage son to make a point. It didn’t work.

Joan Walsh

The Republicans’ Star Impeachment Scholar Is a Shameless Hack

Jonathan Turley’s testimony was so inconsistent, it contradicted his own previous statements on impeachment.

Elie Mystal

World

In a Vacuum of Trust, Conspiracies Take Root in Hong Kong

Residents have lost faith in their government, and the consequences could reshape the city.

Benjamin Haas

Quebec’s Religious-Symbols Ban Hurts Women—and Everyone Who Depends on Them

A law that blocks teachers and other workers from wearing garments like the hijab is forcing many to choose between faith and financial stability.

Nora Loreto

Why Chileans Are Protesting for a New Socioeconomic Order

In an interview, the country’s leading journalist, Mónica González, says, “This hurricane is not ending anytime soon.”

Peter Kornbluh

Signal:Noise

State and Local Elections

Why Every Vote Matters—Now More Than Ever

After narrowly winning Kentucky’s gubernatorial race, Democrat Andy Beshear will restore the vote to 100,000 ex-felons and end cruel workfare requirements for Medicaid recipients.

Sasha Abramsky

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Civil Unrest

Welcome to the Global Rebellion Against Neoliberalism

As distinct as the protests seem, the uprisings rocking Bolivia, Lebanon, and scores of other countries all share a common theme.

Ben Ehrenreich

Culture

Revolution & #Resistance: The Life and Times of Lauren Duca

She wants to lead a youth movement, but her first book says more about a media ecosystem that helped produce her than radical action.

Haley Mlotek

Why Racists (and Liberals!) Keep Writing for Quillette

The online magazine of the “intellectual dark web” is repackaging discredited race science.

Donna Minkowitz

Fast Days, Slow Company: The Art of Vija Celmins

An immersive retrospective of the Los Angeles painter’s work luxuriates in attention to detail.

Larissa Pham

interviews

special issue: the new politics of abortion

Meet the Prosecutors Resisting America’s Frightening New Abortion Bans

A group of progressive attorneys is refusing to enforce new abortion laws. But in a legal landscape so hostile to choice, is deliberate inaction enough?

Cynthia Greenlee

What Does Reproductive Justice Activism Look Like As Clinics Close?

As abortion access in Ohio erodes, reproductive justice groups are bringing new activists to the fight.

Dani McClain

How Abortion Funds Showed America That ‘Roe’ Is Not Enough

The movement for abortion access—not just rights—has arrived, and it’s winning fights across the country.

Amy Littlefield

From the Magazine

Watch and Listen

Listen: How the Dems Can Win in 2020: Lessons of the Virginia Victories

Joan Walsh on politics, Jeet Heer on Trump and war crimes, and Bryce Covert on strikes.

December 5, 2019

Listen: Talking to Legendary Olympic Sprinter and Activist Wyomia Tyus

The legendary Wyomia Tyus joins the show to talk about her book, Tigerbelle: The Wyomia Tyus Story.

November 19, 2019

Listen: Bernie Sanders Is Changing Progressive Politics

In an exclusive interview, the senator talks about how the movement he helped foster is now so much bigger than just him.

November 19, 2019

Migrant Voices

‘We Are So Much More Than Victims’

Batool was just a teenager when the Syrian civil war broke out. After living through the worst of the fighting and years in exile, she’s making a new life in Berkeley.
John Washington
The borders of our world cut not only across international boundaries, they also increasingly stretch deeply into the interior of nations—into our homes, cities, communities, courts, and everyday interactions. Citizenship status, visa status, vulnerability to deportation—these are just a few of the dividing lines increasingly separating our country into different… Continue Reading >

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Take Action Now: Stand Up for Our Climate

As negotiators this week decide the future of the Paris agreement, it’s critical that we take bold action.

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