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What Happens When Women Fight Back

A year after Donald Trump’s inauguration—and the Women’s March that eclipsed it—women are the best hope to save the country—as long as we stay out of our own way.

Joan Walsh

Immigration Policy

ICE Is Going After People Who Were Once Off-Limits

Under Trump, nowhere is safe for undocumented immigrants—not in the shadows and not in the spotlight.

Julianne Hing
Campaigns and Elections

Women Aren’t Just Marching Against Trump—They’re Running Against Trumpism

As women take the lead in flipping Republican statehouse seats to the Democrats, candidates like Maine’s Diane Russell are eyeing governorships.

John Nichols
LGBTQ Activism

Olympian Adam Rippon Stands Up to Mike Pence’s Homophobia

Joining the historic ranks of Olympic dissenters, the first openly gay US Winter Olympian has challenged the Oval Office. 

Dave Zirin
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From the Magazine


How the Alt-Right Uses Social Science to Make Racism Respectable

It’s a strategy long in the making.

Khalil Gibran Muhammad

The Trump Effect Helps Democrats Pull Off a Surprise Win in Wisconsin

In a district that backed Trump 55-38, Patty Schachtner sweeps to victory with a result that has shocked the state—and Governor Scott Walker.

John Nichols

A DACA Deal Is in the Works, With or Without Trump

The framework of a bipartisan immigration deal exists, but passing it will not be easy.

Julianne Hing


This Cruel Parody of Representation

Under Donald Trump, the Republican Party has acted decisively on urgent problems by not acting at all.
Marilynne Robinson
Whenever some new massacre is perpetrated in this country, the usual voices say that the tragedy should not be politicized. This response is so inevitable that it can be assumed to produce the desired effect: the tamping down of outrage in deference to the horror of the crime. Their right… Continue Reading >


The Precarious Generation

It’s not the kids these days that we need to worry about, but the world their parents helped build.

Sarah Jones

Paul Kingsnorth’s England

In two new novels and a recent collection of essays, the English environmentalist and activist captures a country coming apart.

Christopher de Bellaigue

What ‘The Awl’ Gave Us

The Awl showed many of us that diving into the weird and marginal could be fun and meaningful—and still produce great writing.

Bijan Stephen


Turkey’s State of Emergency

Could the Kurdish issue be the one that ultimately shakes Erdoğan’s seemingly unbreakable grip on power?

Maurice Glasman

Without Haiti, the United States Would, in Fact, Be a Shithole

And some other things about the country that Donald Trump doesn’t know and doesn’t care to know.

Amy Wilentz

The Buzz Fades

Under-resourced in an overworked agricultural system, honeybee colonies are gradually failing in most temperate regions.

Raúl Guillén

Watch and Listen

Listen: 10 Days to Shake the Twin Cities’ Super Bowl Sunday

Organizing against Super Bowl priorities in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

January 16, 2018
December 11, 2017

View: The Borderlands’ Human Stain

Photographs that capture the traces of violence that have plagued the US-Mexico border for generations.

July 27, 2017


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