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‘Bad Paper’ Discharges Brand Veterans for Life

Discharges for minor offenses, including symptoms of service-related injuries like PTSD and traumatic brain injuries, is a national disgrace.

Tyson Manker

United Nations

Nikki Haley Has Decided That Trumpism Is the Future

From Trump skeptic to Trump cheerleader, the former UN ambassador has followed the trajectory of the GOP.

Jeet Heer
Supreme Court

Trump Knows the Power of the Supreme Court—Why Don’t Democrats?

The Supreme Court could be a galvanizing issue for Democrats, but the presidential contenders have largely ignored it.

Elie Mystal
Middle East

Turkey’s Other Weapon Against the Kurds: Water

In times of conflict, war, and climate change, hydropower is state power.

Alexandra Marvar
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Politics

The Trump Administration Is Undercutting Democracy in Bolivia

Will the US and the Organization of American States once again be able to overturn election results?

Mark Weisbrot

Amazon Cash Fails to Oust Seattle Socialist Kshama Sawant

Her win is a sweet victory for foes of big corporate money in politics—but it really was a struggle.

John Nichols

Trump Knows the Power of the Supreme Court—Why Don’t Democrats?

The Supreme Court could be a galvanizing issue for Democrats, but the presidential contenders have largely ignored it.

Elie Mystal

From the Magazine

world

The Walls of Chile Speak of a Suppressed Rage

“It’s not about the 30 pesos. It’s about 30 years.”

Terri Gordon-Zolov and Eric Zolov

The Chinese Government Cannot Be Allowed to Undermine Academic Freedom

Universities are not taking seriously Beijing’s efforts to stifle free speech on campus.

Sophie Richardson

Turkey’s Other Weapon Against the Kurds: Water

In times of conflict, war, and climate change, hydropower is state power.

Alexandra Marvar

Signal:Noise

Republicans

A Crook Is Stacking the Federal Courts

Trump and the GOP are playing the long game: With every new judge appointed, they’re extending their reach for generations to come.

Sasha Abramsky

Against Joe Biden

Election 2020

Joe Biden: An Anti-Endorsement

His long record of poor judgment and cozying up to bankers makes him the wrong candidate to take on Donald Trump.

The Nation

Culture

Andrea Long Chu Is Ready for Criticism

In conversation with The Nation, the critic and theorist breaks down her nonfiction debut Females.

Thora Siemsen

Who Gets to Be Color-Blind?

Thomas Chatterton Williams argues in his new book that race is something individuals can unlearn. But no matter how socially constructed racial identity may be, our lived experience of it is anything but fictitious.

Ismail Muhammad

Did the New Deal Need FDR?

His political evolution points to a different locus of power than the one liberals tend to invoke when discussing the era’s history.

Kim Phillips-Fein

Watch and Listen

Listen: No More Blue Dog Democrats!

When she was in college, Jessica Cisneros interned for a moderate Democrat congressman—now she’s running against him.

November 5, 2019

Listen: The Great Booing at Nationals Park

Producer and podcast host Dan Bloom joins the show to talk about the Nats World Series victory and the booing of Donald Trump at Nationals Park.

November 5, 2019

View: More Than a Wall: Photos of 30 Years of Life Along the US-Mexico Border

Successive US administrations have sought to turn the borderlands into a land of death—but these photos prove it is very much a land of the living.

September 12, 2019

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