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New York’s Prison System Abruptly Halts a Policy Censoring Artists and Writers

One day after New York Focus broke the story about the censorship policy, the state department announced that it would suspend the rule impeding creative endeavors in prisons.

Victoria Law


Cornel West Should Not Be Running for President

He doesn’t see a third party playing a spoiler role to Democrats as bad—and that’s inevitable.

Joan Walsh
The Right

America’s Suburbs Are Breeding Grounds for Fascism

Hate against trans people is rising, but the suburbs are what gives this hate its fervor and popularity.

P.E. Moskowitz

Mike Pence’s Presidential Amnesia

The former vice president has entered the ring for the 2024 Republican nomination—he just wants you to forget he ever set foot in the White House.

Chris Lehmann


A woman pushes a baby stroller while walking in a cemetery in Irpin, near Kyiv on February 16, 2023.

America Needs to Break Its Addiction to Global Intervention

Washington’s preoccupation with Ukraine only testifies to the impoverished state of American strategic thinking.

Andrew J. Bacevich
Student loan borrowers and advocates gather for the People's Rally to Cancel Student Debt during the Supreme Court hearings on Student Debt Relief on February 28, 2023, in Washington, D.C.

Congress Is Sticking Students With the Check

The recent debt agreement will abolish the pandemic-era pause on student debt repayments—hitting the youngest generation of voters the hardest.

Chris Lehmann
Cornel West speaks at Harvard University

Cornel West’s Presidential Run Is Already Shaking Up the 2024 Race

The veteran academic and activist announced what is sure to be a controversial run, declaring, “Democracy creates disruption.”

John Nichols


Nikki Giovanni standing by the lectern and woman singing during a performance at The Phillis Wheatley Poetry Festival., 1973.

How Black Women Writers Got It Done

Claudia Tate’s 1983 collection of interviews is an important look into the trials writers like Toni Morrison and Maya Angelou faced on their way to mainstream acceptance.

Marina Magloire
Olaf Stapledon, 1946.

Olaf Stapledon’s Cosmology of Peace

In his science fiction classic Star Maker, he imagines a way to overcome fascism on a galactic scale.

Jaime Green
A village in the Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey after an earthquake in 1983.

Ferit Edgü’s Prescient Fiction of a Turkey in Crisis

His books, which examined the plight of eastern Turkey and the vanity of the Istanbul bourgeoise, take on new meaning after the February 6 earthquakes.

Kaya Genç


Policemen take part in a civil protection exercise at the Matmut Atlantique stadium.

Get Ready for AI Surveillance at the 2024 Paris Olympics

The Olympics don’t make authoritarian countries more democratic; they make democratic countries more authoritarian.

Dave Zirin and Jules Boykoff
Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez

Spain’s Left Is in Turmoil—and Now It’s Facing a Huge Electoral Test

Now that Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has called snap elections, we will see whether the left can set aside its divisions and block the far right from power.

Sebastiaan Faber and Bécquer Seguín
Can the British Labour Party Win Power Without a Left Wing?

Can the British Labour Party Win Power Without a Left Wing?

Despite being far ahead of the ruling Conservatives in the polls, Labour’s leadership seems determined to purge its way to electability.

Rachel Shabi

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