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The Stain Steve Bannon Put on Donald Trump’s Presidency Cannot Be Washed Away

The White House chief strategist has had a profound influence on Trump and, tragically for America, that influence will linger.

John Nichols

Elections

A Mark Zuckerberg Presidency Isn’t Ridiculous—It’s Terrifying

The Facebook CEO destroyed privacy as we know it. Imagine what he’d do in the White House.

Jake Bittle
The Right

Trump’s White House Is Turning a Blind Eye to White-Supremacist Terrorism

Right-wing extremists are behind numerous incidents of domestic terror, but the government has opted to ignore the threat.

David Neiwert
Activism

The Secret to This Video Game? You Can’t Win.

Brave New Films created a game that mimics the feeling of being trapped in debt.

Robert Greenwald
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From the Magazine

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Charlottesville

Historical Amnesia About Slavery Is a Tool of White Supremacy

Where we have (mostly) condemned slavery, we as a country have refused to condemn its defenders.

Mychal Denzel Smith

How the Police Failed in Charlottesville

Police must learn from past protests to avoid stoking further violence.

Alex S. Vitale

Charlottesville: Is America Becoming the Middle East?

 Our neo-imperial wars may be coming home to roost.

Juan Cole

Politics

Could Paul Manafort Bring Down the Whole Trump Family?

He sits atop a massive tangle of ties to Russia, pro-Russian Ukrainians, and shady New York real-estate deals.

Bob Dreyfuss

Fire the White Supremacists, Topple the Confederate Statues, Crack Down on the Violent Fascists

This is about more than Trump—this is about what America must do. Now.

John Nichols

It’s Not Hysterical to Recognize the Threat Trump Poses

Democracy, such as it is, really is in danger.

Katha Pollitt
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Culture

The Two Andrew Jacksons

Jacksonian democracy may have been liberating for some, but it was repressive for many others.

Michael Kazin

The Uncanny World of Deborah Levy

The English novelist is a connoisseur of domestic disturbances.

Becca Rothfeld

More Than Motown

Kathryn Bigelow’s instinct for the visceral overflows her chosen subject, making a mess of the themes in her new film Detroit.

Stuart Klawans

World

Brazil’s Most Popular Leader Has Been Convicted of Corruption on Flimsy Evidence

Lula da Silva and his Workers’ Party are an affront to the country’s traditional elite—which is itself mired in corruption—so they want to destroy him by any means necessary.

Mark Weisbrot

Venezuela May Be on the Brink of Civil War

The international left should do everything in its power to prevent it; we must support a negotiated solution.

Gabriel Hetland

Trump’s Handling of North Korea Is Going to Lead Us Straight Into Nuclear Disaster

Public strong-arming isn’t the key to de-escalating confrontation—it’s the key to igniting it.

Rajan Menon
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Watch and Listen

Listen: The Deportation of Teen Soccer Star Lizandro Claros

Feeling the effects of the Trump era, from youth sports to the pros.

August 15, 2017

View: The Borderlands’ Human Stain

Photographs that capture the traces of violence that have plagued the US-Mexico border for generations.

July 27, 2017

Watch: VIDEO: People in Denmark Are a Lot Happier Than People in the United States. Here’s Why.

When governments provide benefits and services that allow its citizens to thrive, everyone wins.

July 17, 2017

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