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What Does AMLO Mean for Migrants?

Mexico’s new president has signaled a more progressive, holistic approach to immigrants from Central America, but advocates want policies to follow the promises.

Madeleine Wattenbarger

Environment

Zinke Is Gone—but America’s Wilderness Remains in Grave Danger

By stuffing the Department of Interior with an army of industry-loving acolytes, Zinke secured his agenda for years to come.

Jimmy Tobias
Europe

Are Germany’s Christian Democrats Headed for a Rupture?

In a time of growing inequality, the free-market fundamentalists almost won the fight to succeed Angela Merkel as party leader—and they’re not going away.

Jordan Stancil
Immigration Policy

Who Killed Jakelin Caal Maquín at the US Border?

She died of cardiac arrest, but the real killer was decades of US policy in support of Guatemalan regimes that have displaced and slaughtered the Maya population.

Greg Grandin and Elizabeth Oglesby
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From the Magazine

Politics

Why the Decision Declaring Obamacare Unconstitutional Will Be Reversed

The only immediate effect of Judge Reed O’Connor’s fundamentally flawed ruling will be to underscore Republicans’ political weakness.

David Cole

Dear Beto, Andrew, and Stacey—Run Again

While a 2020 presidential run is tempting, O’Rourke, Gillum, and Abrams could use their political skills and hard-earned notoriety to help progressives win at every level.

Steve Phillips

Why the Time Has Come for a Green New Deal

It’s smart politics and smart policy—and it’s enormously popular with the public.

Katrina vanden Heuvel

world

Who’s Afraid of a Sex Workers’ Union?

A movement for sex workers’ rights is gaining momentum in Spain—but it’s facing opposition from the national government and some feminists.

Meaghan Beatley

For Emmanuel Macron, How Did Things Get So Bad, So Fast?

The fault lies with both the French president himself and the political and cultural elite that formed him.

David A. Bell

Yanis Varoufakis’s Internationalist Odyssey

The former Greek finance minister is on a quest to unite the global left.

Atossa Araxia Abrahamian

Culture

‘Survivor’ and the Strange Thrill of Late Capitalism’s Reality TV

The show fabricates a society to study how power is distributed within it, and in doing so, magnifies the demands that capitalism makes of ordinary people.

Erin Schwartz

The Triumph of the Brooklyn Museum’s ‘Soul of a Nation’

The landmark exhibit captures the revolutionary spirit and powerful introspection of black art in the 1960s and ’70s.

Barry Schwabsky

The Marxist Pop-Culture Theorist Who Influenced a Generation

Through his blog, k-punk, Mark Fisher pioneered a different kind of cultural criticism.

Rob Arcand

Watch and Listen

Listen: Chicago Bill Siegel: The Greatest

We remember the legendary documentary filmmaker.

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Listen: Is Trump’s New Attorney General Nominee Just Another Jeff Sessions?

David Cole on William Barr, Dave Lindorff on Pentagon accounting fraud, and Marc Cooper on the revolution in Armenia.

December 13, 2018

Watch: These Tenants Are Leading the Largest Rent Strike in LA History

Residents of three buildings in Central Los Angeles are refusing to pay rent until their landlord agrees to fair rent increases.

August 20, 2018

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