Ad Policy

America Has a Monopoly Problem—and It’s Huge

The Nobel Prize winner argues that an economy dominated by large corporations has failed the many and enriched the few.

Joseph E. Stiglitz

Racism and Discrimination

Airlines Are Policing the Bodies and Behavior of Women-of-Color Passengers

And they’re inadvertently revealing the racist and misogynistic assumptions and codes of behavior that are thrust upon us.

Deepa Iyer
Democrats

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
Economic Policy

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
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Politics

How US Foreign Policy Helped Create the Immigration Crisis

Neoliberal strictures, support for oligarchs, and the War on Drugs have impoverished millions and destabilized Latin America.

Jeff Faux

The Virginia Governor’s Race Is a High-Stakes Test for Trump

GOP candidate Ed Gillespie has adopted the president’s Neanderthal messaging.

John Nichols

No Sanctuary in Fire-Stricken California’s Immigrant Communities

Toxic smoke, destroyed homes, and fears of deportation are hitting immigrant communities all at once across Northern California.

Michelle Chen

Special Report

America Is Waking Up to the Injustice of Cash Bail

Seventy percent of people in jail haven’t been convicted of a crime. They just can’t afford bail.
Bryce Covert

On any given morning, some 20 people in orange jumpsuits sit in a pen in a courtroom at the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court in New Orleans, Louisiana. Most rest their handcuffed wrists in their laps; a chain connects the cuffs to shackles around their waists and ankles. They’ve been… Continue Reading >

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

Is Donald Trump Saving the NFL?

The president’s attacks could be the best thing to happen to the league.

Robert Lipsyte

Turning Broadband Access Into a Social Movement

Solutions to the digital divide won’t come from Washington but from our own backyards.

Michelle Chen

How the Swindlers of Silicon Valley Avoid Paying Taxes

Now they’re pushing an ingenious new dodge that would allow them to pay even less.

William Greider

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