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The Other Mandela Is Going to Help End Scott Walker’s Governorship

Economic and social- and racial-justice activist Mandela Barnes was just nominated for lieutenant governor of Wisconsin.

John Nichols

LGBTQ Activism

The Next Generation of Southern Organizing

By providing a playbook for young organizers, Southerners on New Ground encourages college students not simply to stay involved, but to see themselves as leaders in the fight for a more just South.

Robin Happel

Can Tahirah Amatul-Wadud Become the Next Progressive Woman to Unseat an Incumbent?

The Muslim mother of seven is betting that she, too, can take down a high-ranking career politician, in Massachusetts’s First Congressional District.

Will Meyer
Health and Disease

Monsanto Just Lost a Case Linking Its Weed Killer to Cancer

A jury ruled that the corporation knew Roundup could cause harm, but failed to warn users.

Rene Ebersole
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The Left Is Winning Even When It Loses

Tough primaries don’t change the fact that leftist policies are very popular. 

Sean McElwee, Jon Green and Colin McAuliffe

Christine Hallquist Isn’t Just the First Transgender Candidate for Governor—She’s Also a Visionary Progressive

The history-making candidate says that Vermonters will elect her because of her platform.

John Nichols

This One Time, Sarah Huckabee Sanders Won’t Back Up Trump

The press secretary won’t deny that Trump used the N-word. Still, will it matter?

Joan Walsh


The Rise and Fall of Kanye and Drake

The genres that West and Drake once defined are now the domain of a new generation of musicians.

Bijan Stephen

The World of Eduardo Galeano

The writer's radical commitments made him an intimate witness to many of the major turning points in Latin American politics over the last 75 years.

Mark Engler

William Parker’s Late-Career Bloom

After a 45-year-long career, the jazz bassist is still creating experimental music pulsing with humanity.

David Hajdu


The Dreams of India’s Restless Generation

Snigdha Poonam’s Dreamers examines the ambitions of India’s youth.

Kanishk Tharoor

‘An Eternal Night of Persecution and Death’: Activists Speak Out About Nicaragua’s Crackdown

Despite mass killings and newly authoritarian laws, a diverse opposition says the movement to oust Ortega is far from over.

Maia Hibbett

Breaking France’s Race Taboo

A new generation of activists is trying to change the way France conceives of race.

Karina Piser

Watch and Listen

Listen: How Do So Many Samoans Make it to the NFL?

Rob Ruck joins the show to talk about the history of Samoans and football.

August 7, 2018

View: PHOTOS: These Students Are Sick and Tired of Gun Violence

“That could be me, my friends, my family.”

April 26, 2018

View: ‘A Border Control Official Sexually Abused Me’

Aura Hernández fled to the US seeking safety. Instead, she encountered threats, harassment, and assault.

April 2, 2018


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