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Mitch McConnell Calls Puerto Rican Statehood ‘Full-Bore Socialism’

Yet his own Republican Party’s platform endorses “the right of the US citizens of Puerto Rico to be admitted to the Union as a fully sovereign state.”

John Nichols

Global Justice Movement

I Funded My Own Twitter Troll With Taxpayer Dollars

A State Department-financed disinformation campaign targeted me for questioning US sanctions on Iran.

Tara Sepehri Far
Mental Health

Suicide Is Becoming America’s Latest Epidemic

Suicide rates in the US have skyrocketed as both income inequality and the percent of uninsured adults continue to grow.

Rajan Menon
Media

Why the Paper of Record Hates Cartoons

Cartoons are powerful—so much so that The New York Times is cracking down on them.

Jeet Heer
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Politics

Is Andrew Yang Serious or Kidding? It’s Dangerous Either Way.

Blurring the lines between sincerity and irony in a presidential campaign is hazardous when the consequences are so real.

Edward Burmila

Tiffany Cabán Wants to Transform What It Means to Be a DA

The Queens candidate tells The Nation she would prosecute bad landlords, predatory lenders, and abusive employers—not black and brown communities.

Isabel Cristo

Finally, Presidential Candidates Are Talking About Poverty

An historic forum revealed consensus on the need for policies like raising the minimum wage and affordable childcare—and some big differences. 

Greg Kaufmann

Watch and Listen

Listen: From the NBA Finals to the Women’s World Cup

Burn it All Down Podcast co-host Shireen Ahmed joins the show to talk Raptors and World Cup.

Yesterday 10:00 am

Listen: Trump or Brexit: Don’t Make Us Choose

DD Guttenplan on politics, John Nichols with Rashida Tlaib, and Katha Pollitt on abortion and men.

June 13, 2019

View: PHOTOS: ‘I Haven’t Met Anybody in the Area Who Actually Wants to Take the Walls Down’

Belfast’s so-called “peace lines” were supposed to come down over a decade ago. Why are they still there?

June 5, 2019

world

‘This Isn’t Your Island’: Why Northern Mariana Islanders Are Facing Down the US Military

Residents of the US commonwealth have discovered an apparently illegal Navy strategy to help it construct Pacific bombing ranges.

Chris Gelardi and Sophia Perez

Two Young Iraqi Activists Insist on Peace

Noof Assi and Zain Mohammed have been organizing gatherings and carnivals even in the face of Trump’s warmongering.

Laura Gottesdiener

Duterte’s Chinese-Funded Dam Will Displace Indigenous Communities

An ambitious plan to improve Manila’s water shortage is leaving Filipino villagers high and dry.

Nick Aspinwall

From the Magazine

culture

Adam Gopnik and the Cul-de-sac of 21st-Century Liberalism

In his new book, the New Yorker writer sets out to defend liberalism from its critics, but only ends up revealing its current limitations.

David A. Bell

Gretchen Bender’s Video Art Predicted the Bleak Future of Mass Media

A retrospective of her art looks at the Pandora's box television unleashed and how we continue to reckon with the effects of an unrelenting, 24/7 visual culture.

Hannah Stamler

Photographing the Otherworldly and the Abject

Barbara Ess’s lo-fi photos, which pluck scenes from our culture’s surveillance regime, make the banal seem terrifying and mystical.

Barry Schwabsky

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Take Action Now: Stop the Tide of Gun Violence

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opp-art: Dispatches from the resistance

Ugly Big Liars

Enhanced advertisement, author unknown (photographed at the Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum subway station, NYC, May 2019.)

Reggie Seel

Seeds of Violence

We reap what we sow.

Jeff Gates

Taking to the Streets

Stop the Bans rally, May 2019, New York City.

George de Castro-Day