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‘The Vietnam War’: Past All Reason

The new series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick is mesmerizing. But it doesn’t answer the questions about the Vietnam War that many are still seeking.

Andrew J. Bacevich
Health Care

The Stark Difference Between Republicans and Democrats on Health Care Couldn’t Be Clearer

More and more Americans understand that health care should be a basic right, not a commodity that you purchase if you can afford it.

Katrina vanden Heuvel

Can Black Lives Matter Win in the Age of Trump?

You could be forgiven for thinking the movement has gone quiet. But you’d be wrong.

Dani McClain
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From the Magazine

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How Corporate Capitalism Looted Democracy

Democrats not only colluded with Republicans in the robbery—some may now be willing to allow corporations to evade hundreds of billions they owe in back taxes.

William Greider

Can Congress Unravel the Trump-Russia Tangle?

Not if a renegade California Republican can stop it.

Bob Dreyfuss

Debating ‘What Happened’

Our 2016 election correspondents take on Hillary Clinton’s controversial new memoir.

Joan Walsh and D.D. Guttenplan

special report

ICE Wants to Destroy Its Records of In-Custody Deaths, Sexual Assault, and Other Detainee Files

As ICE steps up enforcement operations—and abuses—the agency is simultaneously asking to cover over its own history.
John Washington

In July, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)—the agency charged with maintaining records produced by the federal government—published a request made by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to begin destroying detainee records, including those related to in-custody deaths, sexual assault, and the use of solitary confinement. The request has… Continue Reading >

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Climate disasters

Communities Hit by Hurricane Irma Still Need Your Help

Long after the national media move on, communities in the Caribbean and Florida will be doing the hard work of rebuilding.

Glyn Peterson

Climate Denialism Is Literally Killing Us

The victims of Hurricane Harvey have a murderer—and it’s not the storm.​

Mark Hertsgaard

Natural Disasters Call for Good Governance, Not Charity

Trump promised to donate $1 million to Harvey relief efforts—while dismantling the government we all rely on.

Laila Lalami


Wandering Through Documenta

Do big, world-scale art exhibitions have any use today?

Barry Schwabsky

Speaking of the ‘Female Gaze’

In today’s confused, commercial, and not-quite-intellectual environment, the phrase “female gaze” functions in varied ways, according to its users’ needs.

Alina Cohen

Frederick Wiseman’s World of Institutions

In his 42nd film, the documentarian examines the New York Public Library from both his Olympian and activist perspectives.

Stuart Klawans
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Watch and Listen

Listen: Hurricane Politics and Climate Change in the Age of Trump

Mark Hertsgaard and John Nichols on Harvey and Irma; plus Alfred McCoy on cyberwar with China.

September 14, 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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