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Election 2016

Russian Trolling of US Social Media May Have Been Much Greater Than We Thought

The latest revelations from inside Russia heighten concern over Moscow’s Internet “troll farm.”

Bob Dreyfuss
Politics

Almost 4 Million Americans Have Anger-Control Problems and Are Packing a Gun

The gun lobby insists that guns don’t kill people, people kill people. So we should call them on it.

Joshua Holland
Feminism

Want to Fight Harassment? Start With Pushing Back on Bullying

The free pass given to men like Trump and O’Reilly in public is a cornerstone of a culture that allows harassment in private.

Sarah Seltzer
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From the Magazine

Politics

Why West Point’s Lauding of George W. Bush Is a Disgrace

His lies to push the Iraq War forward violate the academy’s own honor code. Why honor that?

Erik Edstrom

The Obsession With White Voters Could Cost Democrats the Virginia Governor’s Race

If Ralph Northam’s campaign is any indication, Democrats have learned the wrong lesson from 2016.

Steve Phillips

In the Fight to Save Health Care, the Heroes Ride on Wheelchairs—and Wear Pink

Once again, women, people with disabilities, queer people, and people of color are at the forefront of the struggle to save this country from itself.

Jennifer Flynn

The GOP Tax Plan

Senate Republicans Are Trying to Give the 1 Percent a $1.9 Trillion Tax Break

Senators Bernie Sanders and Tammy Baldwin led the opposition with a pair of amendments that challenged a “horrible bill.”

John Nichols

Trump’s Latest Get-Rich-Quick Scheme: Pass His Own Tax Plan

Trump and many members of his cabinet would reap billions if the GOP tax cuts become law. 

George Zornick

The GOP Tax Plan Fails the Children

By not expanding the Child Tax Credit, Republicans have missed a chance to help every struggling American family.

Bryce Covert

Culture

The Loneliness of Elizabeth Bishop

Using antique verse structures to expose and heal her personal wounds, the poet often hid in plain sight.

David Yaffe

Can the History of the Soviet Union Be Told through a Single Building?

Yuri Slezkine's new history captures the triumphs and tragedies of everyday life after the Russian Revolution.

Tony Wood

Harvey Weinstein’s Greatest Enabler Was Hollywood Itself

The entire film industry is built on pervasive and entrenched sexism. That’s what needs to change.

Lizzy Ratner

Watch and Listen

Watch: A Look Inside Our Abusive Immigrant Prisons

Each year, the US government locks up roughly 440,000 immigrants in over 200 immigrant prisons.

October 18, 2017

Watch: We’re DACA Recipients, but We’re Fighting for All Undocumented Immigrants

These young activists aren’t going to stop until the rights of all 11 million undocumented immigrants are protected.

September 27, 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

Politics

Almost 4 Million Americans Have Anger-Control Problems and Are Packing a Gun

The gun lobby insists that guns don’t kill people, people kill people. So we should call them on it.

Joshua Holland

The Obsession With White Voters Could Cost Democrats the Virginia Governor’s Race

If Ralph Northam’s campaign is any indication, Democrats have learned the wrong lesson from 2016.

Steve Phillips

Abolish the Drug Enforcement Administration

And use the savings to help the poor.

Alex S. Vitale

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