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Trump Is Vicious, but He’s Also Vulnerable

Gary Younge on Trump’s weaknesses, plus David Dayen on Obamacare’s future and Joy Reid on Obama’s racial rhetoric.

Start Making Sense and Jon Wiener


Will Donald Trump Be the Most Pro-Monopoly President in History?

The former Apprentice host might love competition on TV, but his administration is all about consolidation.

Justin Talbot-Zorn

The Coming Crusade Against Public Education

Secretary of Education–nominee Betsy DeVos has fought to “advance God's Kingdom” by privatizing the public-school system. 

Zoë Carpenter
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This Weekend, Join Rallies to Protect Immigrants and Save Our Health Care

The fight against Donald Trump’s scary, damaging agenda has already begun.

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When Trump Pits Journalists Against Each Other, He’s Won

In a rambling press conference, he offered lame answers on his business conflicts of interest and alleged Russian hacking.

Joan Walsh

Jeff Sessions Claims to Be a Champion of Voting Rights, but His Record Suggests Otherwise

He would be one of the most dangerous attorneys general in modern US history.

Ari Berman

Trump Just Stumbled Into a Canyon on Obamacare

His press conference today exploded whatever fragile deal the GOP was working on. 

David Dayen


Why Millennials Aren’t Afraid of Socialism

It’s an old idea, but the people who will make it happen are young—and tired of the unequal world they’ve inherited.
Julia Mead

On Wednesday, November 9, at 9:47 am, BuzzFeed News sent out a push notification: “Trump is leading a global nationalist wave. The liberal world order is nearly over and the age of populism is here.” This, from a publication better known for listicles than sweeping political pronouncements. If even BuzzFeed… Continue Reading >

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Harvey Cox's Radicalism

How the theologian and social critic reminds us of the radical possibilities and egalitarian hopes of a Christian left.

Elizabeth Bruenig

Birth of an Imperial Nation

A new history of 19th-century America captures how the United States was always an empire.

Gabriel Winant

The Donald Glover Experiment

Who says the comedian, actor, rapper, TV writer can’t be everything all at once?

Marcus J. Moore
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Listen: Trump Is Vicious, But He’s Also Vulnerable

Gary Younge on Trump’s weaknesses, plus David Dayen on Obamacare’s future and Joy Reid on Obama’s racial rhetoric.

January 12, 2017

Watch: Homeless in the Shadow of Santa Barbara’s Mansions

For hundreds of families, home is a car in a quiet parking lot.

December 20, 2016

View: These Photos Show the People Who Turn a Cotton Plant Into Your Jeans

Following the path of cotton from Burkina Faso to Bangladesh to your local mall.

December 12, 2016