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Bourdain’s Wake

How to tell the story of Anthony Bourdain? 

Jeet Heer

Politics

The Case Against Cuomo—and Those Who Enabled Him

The devastating investigation into sexual harassment allegations against the governor confirms what many already knew: It’s time for him to go.

Alexis Grenell
Politics

The Establishment Beat Nina Turner. What Does It Mean?

It will be pegged as a victory against Sanders forces, or for dark money. It’s also about the years Turner spent out of a very gerrymandered and besieged district.

Joan Walsh
Law

A Quick Reminder That Mandating Vaccines Is Totally Constitutional

No, the Bill of Rights does not block vaccine mandates. Neither does HIPAA. Just ask the three Republican judges who ruled that Indiana University can require students to be vaccinated.

Elie Mystal
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Politics

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

Andrew Cuomo Is the New Crown Prince of Denial

While any ordinary politician would slink off stage, New York’s governor will only go down fighting.

Ross Barkan
Rep. Kevin McCarthy at a press conference

Big-Money Republican Donors Are Now Backing the GOP’s War on Fair Elections

Kevin McCarthy “jokes” about hitting Nancy Pelosi with a gavel. Jim Jordan admits that he talked to Donald Trump on January 6. And a new report on the money behind their Big Lie explains what they’re up to.

Joan Walsh
Bolivia protester 2019

House Democrats Want to Know the Truth About the Bolivian Coup

The OAS’s false accusations led to the expulsion of Evo Morales. Now members of Congress want the State Department to investigate.

Aída Chávez

World

Lebanon's central bank, in the capital Beirut

Lebanon’s “National Financial Suicide”

The success of the Banque du Liban, once seen as the country’s only functional institution, was all “smoke and mirrors.”

Angélique Mounier-Kuhn
Erica Malunguinho

Why Brazil’s First Trans State Legislator Built a Refuge for Black Queer and Trans People

Erica Malunguinho, an artist, educator, and politician, is fighting for an inclusive future.

Thomas Jean Lax
Protesters March Against The Tokyo Olympics

Why Tokyo Turned Against the Olympics

The city is the center of a great experiment at a dangerous new phase of the pandemic.

Chelsea Szendi Schieder

Culture

Barry Jenkins’s American Saga

Barry Jenkins’s American Saga

In The Underground Railroad, Jenkins focuses how people survived slavery rather than on its brutality.

Stephen Kearse
Where Would We Be Without the New Deal?

Where Would We Be Without the New Deal?

A new history charts the forgotten ways the social politics of the Roosevelt years transformed the United States.

Michael Kazin
Companies Struggle To Fill Low-Wage Positions In Tight Job Market

The Fiction of Meaningful Work

Kikuko Tsumura’s new novel examines what unites jobs good or bad: the stories we tell ourselves to cope with how much toil sucks in the first place.

Marie Solis

Watch and Listen

Listen: Bernie’s Big Deal

John Nichols on the budget, plus Francine Prose on Ethel Rosenberg.

July 22, 2021

Listen: The Greatest: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon on Muhammad Ali

The directors of the new Ali documentary talk about bringing a larger-than-life figure back down to earth.

July 20, 2021

View: Mexico Could Soon Become the Largest Legal Marijuana Market in the World

But activists say the law fails to address the widespread pain that decades of militarized enforcement have caused.

February 25, 2021
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