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The Senate GOP Isn’t Fixing Health Care. It’s Waging Class War.

A draft bill released Thursday offers tax cuts to the rich at the expense of the poor and the elderly.

Zoë Carpenter

Literary Criticism

Percival Everett’s Abstract Art

His new novel, So Much Blue, is a meditation on seeing and abstraction, and it might be key for recognizing a new form of literary social critique.

Paul Devlin
Racism and Discrimination

African Americans Have Lost Untold Acres of Land Over the Last Century

An obscure legal loophole is often to blame.

Leah Douglas

The Economic System That Made the Grenfell Tragedy Possible

In the UK—and in the US—public goods like affordable housing have been neglected to dangerous degrees.

Michelle Chen
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Jon Ossoff’s Loss Should Be a Lesson to Corporate Democrats

It’s time to bury the Panera Bread strategy.

D.D. Guttenplan

Who Is Getting Rich Off the Secret Health-Care Overhaul?

A small group of people knows what the public doesn’t, and that’s ripe for scandal.

George Zornick

This Union Ironworker Has a Plan to Beat Paul Ryan

A construction worker takes on the speaker of the House—and sparks fly.

John Nichols
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If Trump Is Julius Caesar, Then Americans Are a Confused and Violent Mob

Julius Caesar is hardly an endorsement of assassination—but neither is it the celebration of “small-d democrats” that the Public Theatre wants it to be.

Katha Pollitt

Belief in ‘American Gods’

Based on a 2001 novel, the new TV show explores immigration, assimilation, and the march to modernity.

Loren A. Lynch

Mary Gaitskill Remains Open to Opposition

The closest thing we get to a precept in Somebody with a Little Hammer is that we should all try to learn to think for ourselves—and, even then, things can go wrong.

Larissa Pham

Watch and Listen

Listen: LA vs. the Olympics

The resistance to Los Angeles’s Olympic bid is only growing. 

June 20, 2017

Watch: Noam Chomsky: Neoliberalism Is Destroying Our Democracy

How elites on both sides of the political spectrum have undermined our social, political, and environmental commons. 

June 2, 2017

Watch: Clean In: How Hotel Workers Fought For a Union—And Won

A feminism for the 99 percent has been forged by working-class immigrant women who confronted Harvard’s first female president and Sheryl Sandberg.

March 8, 2017
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Introducing ‘Take Action Now,’ a New Tool to Help You Connect to the Resistance

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