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Can Hillary Clinton Convince America That She’ll Fight the Rigged System?

At her speech tonight, Hillary needs to convince working-class voters that she “gets it.”

D.D. Guttenplan


The Democrats Are Branding Themselves as the Party of Inclusion—but Is That Enough?

Missing from this picture is any sustained acknowledgement of economic pain.

Richard Kim
Election 2016

Delegates Are Using the Convention to Make the TPP Politically Unacceptable

A clear line has been drawn at the corporate-friendly trade deal during this year's convention.

John Nichols
Election 2016

The Civil-Rights Movement Made Hillary Clinton’s Historic Nomination Possible

Whatever you think of her, Clinton’s candidacy is an important victory in the long fight for voting rights.

Ari Berman
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Focus on the DNC

Why President Obama and Tim Kaine ‘Feel the Bern’

The president and the vice-presidential nominee recognize that talking about Bernie Sanders is smart politics.

John Nichols

How Bernie Sanders Lost the Platform Fight Over Israel

Despite the best efforts of his delegates, the Democratic Party platform does not mention Israel’s occupation or its settlements.

Ali Gharib

Hillary Clinton Lets the Men Make Her Case on Night 3 of the DNC

One powerful man after another wielded his powers on behalf of the first woman to be nominated by a major party for president of the United States. 

Joan Walsh
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Focus on Brazil

Brazil For Sale: How a Legal Coup Set the Stage for Privatization

More austerity and the sell off of treasured public assets will worsen an already crippling recession.

Andy Robinson

Budget Failures, Displacement, Zika—Welcome to Rio’s $11.9B Summer Olympics

The disaster in Brazil is an extreme version of what happens when the International Olympic Committee comes to town.

Dave Zirin

Welcome to Brazil, Where a Food Revolution Is Changing the Way People Eat

How the country challenged the junk-food industry and became a global leader in the battle against obesity.

Bridget Huber

Books & the Arts

Máirtín Ó Cadhain: Found in Translation

They way to see the author’s satire of small-village life whole is to see the translations multiplied.

Aaron Thier

Where Is the New Cyberfeminism?

Virtual reality remains stuck in age-old ideas about women and their bodies.

Cecilia D’Anastasio

Jesse Ball’s Extreme Minimalism

His settings are dark, sketchy, and unrealistic by dint of what’s held back.

Sasha Chapin

Take Action

Take Action to End the Use of Tear Gas in Prisons

People in prisons across the country have described harrowing experiences that sound like nothing less than torture.

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View: Los Angeles Is a Very Different City After Dark

Photos show how the cityscape is remade each night.

July 6, 2016