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The President’s Damned Lies Are Killing Us

The president’s not an idiot. He is a liar. The question is: How many more coronavirus deaths will his lies cause between now and Election Day?

John Nichols


Government Accountability Has Been Long Gone in the US

From the beginning of the War on Terrorism to the 2008 recession, to the coronavirus pandemic, US government accountability has been missing in action.

Karen J. Greenberg
Executive Branch

Biden’s Running Mate Matters. So Does His Cabinet.

His choices provide a chance to reimagine the leadership we need.

Katrina vanden Heuvel
Books and Ideas

N.K. Jemisin Wrote a Sci-Fi Ode to New York City—Then It Became Reality

We talked to the award-winning writer about The City We Became, her latest groundbreaking, world-quaking book, and why it feels so prescient.

Jessica Suriano
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The Deaths of 150,000 Americans Are on Trump’s Hands

Trump and his lackeys are guilty of criminal negligence, if not far worse. Who will hold them accountable?

Elie Mystal

The Spectre of Socialism Haunts Mike Pence

The GOP’s founders included abolitionists, radical land reformers, and activists who had joined “an experimental socialist community."

John Nichols

Bipartisan Support for Wall Street, Crumbs for Main Street

Democratic votes to make the Federal Reserve the silent partner in big business plunder in March make it easier for Republicans to stiff the unemployed in August.

Jeet Heer


The Sad Sex Lives of Overeducated Millennial Malcontents

Andrew Martin’s characters in Cool For America aren’t having much fun. Instead, they are restless and self-defeating.

Jennifer Schaffer

The Philosophical Leftovers of Gilles Deleuze

What is there left to learn from the work the French thinker left behind?

Andrew Marzoni

What Truths Can You Divine From Instagram Paintings?

How the act of scrutinizing art online has changed the role of the critic. 

Barry Schwabsky


In Quarantine, on the Plains of Colombia

A photographer captures a child’s fears and hopes on a ranch on the Llanos.

Juanita Escobar, The Nation and Magnum Foundation

What Would It Take to Avert Military Escalation With China in the South China Sea?

The US and China’s dance in the South China Sea bears a troubling resemblance to 1914 Sarajevo—and the eve of World War I.

Michael T. Klare

A Century of Struggle in Palestine

Rashid Khalidi’s new history offers a political and personal portrait of more than a hundred years of colonization and resistance in Palestine.

Kaleem Hawa

Watch and Listen

Listen: This Is Disaster Relief Under Corporate Power

David Dayen on the interests overpowering our democracy, plus Amy Wilentz on Mary Trump.

July 30, 2020

Listen: To Fight the Coronavirus, We Need a Massive Campaign of Disruption

Gregg Gonsalves on Covid-19, plus Meagan Day on the eviction crisis.

July 16, 2020

View: Making George Floyd’s Life Matter

As the people of Minneapolis grieve the loss of one of their own, they’re also fighting for a future free of police brutality.

June 8, 2020

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