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The Poor People’s Campaign Is Changing the Moral Narrative of Congress

Activists are getting at least some members of Congress to listen to the real stories of poverty and injustice in America.

John Nichols

Executive Branch

South Carolina Sought an Exemption to Allow a Foster-Care Agency to Discriminate Against Non-Christians

Governor Henry McMaster personally intervened with the Department of Health and Human Services on behalf of Miracle Hill Ministries.

Sarah Posner
Higher Education

We Need to Include Black Women’s Experience in the Movement Against Campus Sexual Assault

The national movement to address the college rape crisis seldom reflects the complexities of gender, race, and class black women face at both predominantly white institutions and historically black colleges.

Candace King

‘If You Want to Win, Get a Black Woman Candidate’: A Q&A With Melanie L. Campbell

The Democrats need to get serious about supporting black women.

Safiya Charles
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From the Magazine


The AT&T-Time Warner Merger Ruling Is Bad for the Country

And it will affect much more than just these two companies. 

David Dayen

The Trump Spectacle Is Overshadowing the More Urgent Scandals of This Administration

To truly hold the president accountable, there has to be more distinction between news that affects people’s lives and the daily outrages that often distract from the issues.

Katrina vanden Heuvel

How Did the Supreme Court Give a Green Light to Massive Voter Suppression?

Two words: Neil Gorsuch.

John Nichols


While Trump Trashes US Allies, China Seizes the Future

“Rising powers build roads, not walls.”

Federico Rampini

Who Is Protecting LGBTQ Fans at the 2018 World Cup?

It doesn’t look like FIFA or the Russian state will act to halt anti-gay violence.

Dave Zirin and Andrew Tan-Delli Cicchi

How a Rape Trial in Spain Ignited a Feminist Movement

Women are pushing to change the country’s narrow rape law, which requires proof that an assailant used “violence or intimidation” and often leads to a lesser sentence.

Meaghan Beatley


The Many Philip Roths

The novelist’s wide-ranging work spanned from irreverent short stories to self-lacerating picaresque to experimental fiction, but at its center there was still a moral core.

David Marcus

The Long Road to ‘Citizens United’

Adam Winkler's new history argues that the problem with Citizens United is its inability to see the distorting effects of concentrated wealth.

David Cole

Under the Influence: Michael Pollan and Leslie Jamison, Sober and Intoxicated

Taking drugs and recovering are not always as incompatible as they seem.

Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow

Watch and Listen

Listen: The LGBTQ History Behind ‘A League of Their Own’

Writer Britni de la Cretaz stops by to talk about the queer history of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.

June 12, 2018

View: PHOTOS: These Students Are Sick and Tired of Gun Violence

“That could be me, my friends, my family.”

April 26, 2018

View: ‘A Border Control Official Sexually Abused Me’

Aura Hernández fled to the US seeking safety. Instead, she encountered threats, harassment, and assault.

April 2, 2018


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