Ad Policy

What I Really Told Project Veritas’s So-Called Reporters

In real life, I was discussing direct-action-protest ideas, not voter fraud. And yes, I’m still ready to fight for my community.

Cesar Vargas

Healthcare Policy

How I Found Heaven in a Public Hospital

Britain’s National Health Service is a cosmopolitan, welfare-state utopia—one that conservatives everywhere want to abolish.

Frederika Randall
Race and Ethnicity

Why the Gun-Control Movement Fails

Its emphasis on “innocent” victims leaves out the people who need it most: low-income communities of color.

Gary Younge
Books and Ideas

How (Not) to Fake Your Own Death

Elizabeth Greenwood’s Playing Dead is a brilliant series of entertaining character reports, but her telling of what all the deceit and deletions add up to is unconvincing.

Hannah K. Gold
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From the Magazine

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Election 2016

Islamophobia Won’t End on Election Day (and It Didn’t Start With Trump)

So what are we doing after the vote to truly challenge the hate and bigotry that has long pervaded our immigration politics?

Deepa Iyer

In Harlem, Excitement and Disappointment About the Last Presidential Debate

The attendees at the Barack Obama Democratic Club Debate Watch Party were excited about Hillary Clinton’s embrace of Obama’s legacy, but want more, too.

D.D. Guttenplan

On November 8, Pussy Grabs Back

Donald Trump has women at the end of their ropes—and ready to fight.

Katha Pollitt


Privatization ‘Disproportionately Hurts Poor Individuals and Families’

When public services get handed over to private corporations, poor Americans lose.

Michelle Chen

The Looniest Economic Fantasies of the Third Debate Came From Chris Wallace

When it came to economic questions, the final debate was organized as an argument for austerity policies that fail everyone but the one percent.

John Nichols

Here’s the Trade Policy That Progressives Should Get Behind

Hint: It doesn’t involve building walls.

Mike Konczal
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Books & the Arts

The Brat Pack Grows Up

Once the voice of youthful dissatisfaction, Jay McInerney, Tama Janowitz, and Bret Easton Ellis experience the growing pains of middle age.

Michelle Dean

Bob Dylan, Nobel Laureate in Ashtray-Binding

The poetry in Dylan’s music has always been something different from the language on the page that we associate with poets.

David Hajdu

Four Standouts From the New York Film Festival

I Am Not Your Negro, Moonlight, 13th, and I Called Him Morgan.

Stuart Klawans

The Truth About Voter Fraud

There’s No Evidence of Voter Fraud In the Latest O’Keefe Sting

It's lighting up conservative media, but there's a long history of deception and no meat to the allegations. 

George Zornick

Voter Suppression Is a Much Bigger Problem Than Voter Fraud

Trump’s rigged election lies distract from the real threat to American democracy.

Ari Berman

Texas’s Voter-Registration Laws Are Straight Out of the Jim Crow Playbook

Compare them to Oregon’s, which make voting incredibly easy.

Ari Berman

Watch and Listen

Listen: Donald Trump’s ‘Horrifying’ Refusal to Accept the Election Results

Joan Walsh on the debate, Kai Wright on right-wing media, and Greil Marcus on Bob Dylan.

October 20, 2016

Watch: Why Do Trump’s Voters Care So Much About Undocumented Immigration?

Stopping undocumented immigration has been a centerpiece of Trump’s campaign—why does the issue strike such a chord with his supporters?

October 17, 2016

Watch: What Is It Like to Be an Abortion Provider in an Anti-Choice State?

Watch: Leah Torres explains why she works in Utah.

August 29, 2016


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4 Simple Ways to Help 44 Million Americans With Student Debt

The student-loan-debt crisis is very real, yet policies have failed to respond with any urgency.

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