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Eat, Pray, Starve: What Tim Kaine Didn’t Learn During His Time in Honduras

The vice-presidential nominee supports policies that hurt the country that was the “turning point” in his life.

Greg Grandin

Film

The ‘Ghostbusters’ Trolls Were Right

In one sense: The jokes do change when the characters are women, who incite you to laugh through a graveyard of America’s bloody history.

Stuart Klawans
Campaigns and Elections

Against Neo-McCarthyism

In their eagerness to defeat Trump, liberal pundits are reviving a damaging discourse.

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Activism

Yes, Temps Can Unionize Too

Temp employees often have a hard time figuring out who their real boss is. A new NLRB ruling takes the guesswork out of that conundrum.

Michelle Chen
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From the Magazine

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Focus on the DNC

Hillary Clinton Just Made History

The DNC’s roll-call vote made Clinton the first woman to ever be nominated for the presidency by a major party.

John Nichols

Gun Control Is Having a Moment in Philadelphia

“Gun control” was a dirty word at the DNC just four years ago.

George Zornick

This Group of Politicians Just Put Forward a Platform Progressives Can Embrace

At the DNC, Local Progress offers a vision of cities as the center of the fight against inequality.

Peter Moskowitz

In the News

A Worker Broke a Window at Yale and Shed Light on History

The vestige of American slavery had long gone politely ignored amid the polished Oxonian interiors of the rarefied university.

Michelle Chen

White-Supremacist David Duke’s New Senate Campaign Fits a Pattern

The enthusiastic Trump supporter and former Grand Wizard of the KKK makes common cause with an international rising right.

Alex S. Vitale and Alan A. Aja

The Problem With the International Olympic Committee’s Decision on Russia

The problem isn't Russian doping. It's the absence of any moral authority in the IOC.

Dave Zirin
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Focus on Rio 2016

Budget Failures, Displacement, Zika—Welcome to Rio’s $11.9B Summer Olympics

The disaster in Brazil is an extreme version of what happens when the International Olympic Committee comes to town.
Dave Zirin

There’s an old expression in Brazil: “it is for the English to see.” This means the country’s elites will construct, when necessary, a veneer for Global North outsiders. This veneer displays a more attractive version of Brazilian society than what actually exists. Northern tourists and investors have long been happy… Continue Reading >

Books & the Arts

Across the Border

A new biography of William Henry Ellis reminds us how much we still don’t know about the elusive history of racial subterfuge in America.

Michael A. Elliott

The Partisan Reviewer

In two recent essay collections, Tim Parks explores why we bother with reading and writing books.

Becca Rothfeld

The Donald Trump Blueprint

Trump inhabits interiors in lieu of an interior life and shows them off with hyperbolic self-celebration. Gilt by association!

Michael Sorkin
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Take Action

Take Action to End the Use of Tear Gas in Prisons

People in prisons across the country have described harrowing experiences that sound like nothing less than torture.

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Watch and Listen

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View: Los Angeles Is a Very Different City After Dark

Photos show how the cityscape is remade each night.

July 6, 2016

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