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Joe Kennedy III Is an Insider, Not an Insurgent

Kennedy’s campaign to oust a progressive senator is an establishment takeover.

Maia Hibbett

Journalists and Journalism

Voter, Beware: Oppo Dump Season Is Upon Us

A former political candidate reflects on how the opposition research sausage gets made.

Ross Barkan
Campaigns and Elections

12 States Where Democrats Could Flip the Senate

This November, Republicans are in danger of losing seats across the land—especially in Arizona, Colorado, and Georgia.

Steve Phillips
Film

Agnès Varda Had to Fight

Her cinematic archive is a manifesto against complacency.

Max Nelson
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Politics

The Republicans Have Revealed Their Impeachment Strategy—Lying

As the trial enters its second day, can anyone stop Trump’s Senate enablers from dissembling their way to an acquittal?

Elie Mystal

McConnell Rules? Not So Much.

On day one of the impeachment trial, the Senate majority leader caved on several proposed rules, while Schumer’s pushback gave House impeachment managers many extra hours to make their case against Trump.

Joan Walsh

Joe Kennedy III Is an Insider, Not an Insurgent

Kennedy’s campaign to oust a progressive senator is an establishment takeover.

Maia Hibbett

election 2020

Voter, Beware: Oppo Dump Season Is Upon Us

A former political candidate reflects on how the opposition research sausage gets made.

Ross Barkan

The Iowa Caucuses Have Long Turned Out the ‘Same Old White Crew.’ 2020 Could Be Different.

After the shock of 2016, grassroots organizers set out to make the Iowa caucuses more representative of the changing state. Soon we’ll find out if they succeeded.

Rebecca Zweig

In 2020, Double Standards Are Still Dogging Elizabeth Warren—and All the Women Candidates

A record number of women ran for president in this primary election. But that doesn’t mean sexism has been vanquished.

Joan Walsh

World

Hunger and Hope in Haiti

Amy Wilentz on Haiti, Mia Birdsong on poverty, and Kate Aronoff and Michael Kazin on socialism.

Start Making Sense and Jon Wiener

The US Sanctions on Iran Are Causing a Major Humanitarian Crisis

There has been a catastrophic drop in living standards, and the deterioration in public health warrants immediate action by the international community.

Ahmad Jalalpour

The Long-Term Consequences of Trump’s Middle East Blundering

His obsession with Iran and the assassination of Suleimani have strengthened Iran’s power in Iraq and damaged the anti-ISIS coalition.

Mohamad Bazzi

Migrant voices

‘It’s Like Living in Solitary Confinement, but Out in the World’

Born in Soviet Ukraine and denied status in Canada and the United States, Karina describes the plight of statelessness—living without being recognized by any country at all.

John Washington

‘I Used to Wonder What My Karma Was That I Had to End Up in a Place Like This’

A Nepali TPS holder and domestic worker describes what it’s like to live in the US without papers and to fight for workers’ rights.

John Washington

‘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

history

Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing

Slavery, and American Racism, Were Born in Genocide

Martin Luther King Jr. saw something essential about our nation: Imperial expansion west over stolen Indian land shaped and deepened the American Revolution’s relationship to slavery.

Greg Grandin

Book review

Corporations

Is Anti-Monopolism Enough?

In Goliath, Matt Stoller argues that US history has been defined by a struggle between monopoly and democracy, but to understand inequality today requires engaging with questions of class and labor that he and other anti-monopolists tend to ignore.

Gabriel Winant

Culture

Lauren Wilkinson’s Novel of Race, Empire, and Espionage

American Spy examines the intersections between spycraft and living in America as a black person.

Jennifer Wilson

Martha Nussbaum Thinks the So-Called Retreat of Liberalism Is an Academic Fad

We talked to the philosopher about her recent book The Cosmopolitan Tradition: A Noble but Flawed Ideal and her thoughts on contemporary global politics.

Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins

A Short History of Minimalism

Donald Judd, Richard Wollheim, and the origins of what we now describe as minimalist.

Kyle Chayka

Watch and Listen

Listen: Poverty Can Be Solved. Just Trust Poor People.

Listen to the second episode in the More Than Enough podcast.

Yesterday 6:00 am

Listen: NFL Player Says It Loud and Proud: ‘I Consider Myself a Berniecrat’

Los Angeles Chargers running back Justin Jackson joins the show to talk politics, Bernie Sanders, and more.

January 21, 2020

View: PHOTOS: A Year After the Caravans, Has Trump Won?

Last fall, Tijuana sheltered thousands of Central Americans trying to make their way to the United States. The scene is a lot different now.

December 9, 2019

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