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Maria Margaronis is a writer and radio documentary maker, and a longtime contributor to
November 25, 2020
Free the Plowshares 7!
These activists risked their freedom putting faith into practice—which puts Joe Biden on the spot.
November 4, 2020
A Walk in the Woods During a Season of Uncertainty
When all is uncertain, how to stay sane and to maintain wonder? An encounter with the dark magic of mushrooms.
January 23, 2019
Britain’s Brexit Crack-Up
Why has the Labour Party listened so late and so half-heartedly to the majority of its members who support the call for a People’s Vote?
Accidents and Disasters
June 19, 2017
Another Terror Attack in London, as Grief and Anger Build in the Wake of the Grenfell Tower Fire
The conflagration was a lethal consequence of years of putting profit before people’s lives.
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June 9, 2017
Labour’s Near-Triumph Brings a New Morning to British Politics
Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership offered an end to austerity, a commitment to the public good, the faith that generosity is more powerful than greed.
June 2, 2017
Could Labour’s Corbyn Actually Win the British Elections?
Theresa May seems to shrink by the day, with her lead now in the single digits, while Corbyn has found his voice.
April 28, 2017
The Martian’s Guide to British Politics, or: Is There Intelligent Life on This Island?
It looks like the belligerent, self-serving martinets are going to trounce the quiet, bedraggled lot on the other side.
February 22, 2017
The Most Important Post-Brexit Election Is Taking Place in This Small City
Tomorrow, voters may elect a second UKIP member to Parliament.
January 24, 2017
Washington Diaries: From J20 to the Women’s March
For three surreal days, the capital was occupied by Trump’s millionaire backers and his white working-class base, by militant radicals and liberal reformers.
July 13, 2016
What Kind of a Conservative Is Theresa May?
The new Tory prime minister talks tough on immigration, while mouthing Labour’s lines on the downtrodden.