Has NY Governor Kathy Hochul Killed Congestion Pricing For Good? Has NY Governor Kathy Hochul Killed Congestion Pricing For Good?

Or just until after the election? Either way, she’s blown a $15 billion hole in the MTA budget, leaving New Yorkers with overcrowded streets, filthy air, and an underfunded subwa…

Ross Barkan

Why Did a Progressive Pope Use a Gay Slur? Why Did a Progressive Pope Use a Gay Slur?

Given Francis’s apparent embrace of LGBTQ people, many found his use of the offensive term frociaggine confounding—blame fragile masculinity.

Michael F. Pettinger

Seeing Ourselves in Joni Mitchell Seeing Ourselves in Joni Mitchell

Ann Powers’s deeply personal biography of Joni Mitchell looks at how a generation of listeners came to identify with the folk singer’s intimate songs.

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This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is GettyImages-2153819012-1.jpg Magistrates arrive at the International Court of Justice to hear South Africa’s request for a Gaza cease-fire, in The Hague, on May 24, 2024.

Israel’s Legal Reckoning and the Historical Shift in Justice for Palestinians Israel’s Legal Reckoning and the Historical Shift in Justice for Palestinians

Global courts challenge Israeli action in Gaza.

Reed Brody

A Ukrainian soldier waits for orders next to the artillery at his fighting position as the Russia-Ukraine war continues in the direction of Liman, Ukraine, on May 25, 2024.

The Perils of Wider War in Eastern Europe The Perils of Wider War in Eastern Europe

We face a choice between a negotiated settlement in Ukraine and the possibility of a catastrophic war.

Editorial / Katrina vanden Heuvel, James Carden for The Nation

Jacob Zuma, the leader of the uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) Party, reacts to a question at the National Result Operation Centre (ROC) at Gallagher Estate on June 1, 2024, in Midrand, South Africa.

Who Will Govern South Africa? Who Will Govern South Africa?

The era of ANC hegemony is over, and Jacob Zuma’s new party is threatening violence if he’s not welcomed into the government.

Benjamin Fogel

Politics

The Theocratic Blueprint for Trump’s Next Term

The Theocratic Blueprint for Trump’s Next Term The Theocratic Blueprint for Trump’s Next Term

How the Christian nationalist vanguard would pursue unprecedented power over all branches of government.

Feature / Chris Lehmann

Conservatives Are Gearing Up for a Major Military Expansion Under Trump 2.0

Conservatives Are Gearing Up for a Major Military Expansion Under Trump 2.0 Conservatives Are Gearing Up for a Major Military Expansion Under Trump 2.0

If Project 2025 gets its way, a second Trump term will funnel more money to the Pentagon, dwarfing even the Biden administration’s spending.

Feature / William D. Hartung

Nathaniel Blankenship, a crew member in a job program with Coalfield Development Corporation, works to remodel a 1920s-era warehouse into office space in Williamson, West Virginia.

Paul Krugman May Not Know How to Reverse the Decline of Rural America. But We Do. Paul Krugman May Not Know How to Reverse the Decline of Rural America. But We Do.

The countryside has been neglected for decades. A Rural New Deal would reverse that with capital and creative solutions writen by and for rural Americans.

Rethinking Rural / Erica Etelson and Anthony Flaccavento

Books & the Arts

E.E. Cummings, 1962.

The Peculiar Legacy of E.E. Cummings The Peculiar Legacy of E.E. Cummings

Revisiting his first book, The Enormous Room, a reader can get a sense of everything appealing and appalling in his work.

Books & the Arts / David B. Hobbs

The first family to move into the Levittown development in New York, 1947.

Can You Put a Dollar Amount on White Privilege? Can You Put a Dollar Amount on White Privilege?

Tracie McMillan’s The White Bonus attempts to quantify the literal cost of racism in America.

Books & the Arts / Kristen Martin

A figure looks at the dynamic map board showing power distribution through California’s electrical grids in the control center of the California Independent System Operator, 2004.

The World’s Problems Explained in One Issue: Electricity The World’s Problems Explained in One Issue: Electricity

Brett Christophers’s account of the market-induced failure to transition to renewables is his latest entry in a series of books demystifying a multi-pronged global crisis.

Books & the Arts / Trevor Jackson

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The Mandate for Leadership, Then and Now The Mandate for Leadership, Then and Now

The Heritage Foundation’s 1980 manual aimed to roll back the state and unleash the free market. The 2025 vision is more extreme, and even more dangerous.

Feature / Kim Phillips-Fein

Why Trump’s Second Victory Would Be Worse

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There’s now a real, organized effort to transform his resentments and impulses into policy. It’s called Project 2025.

Feature / Robert L. Borosage

Under a Second Trump Term, the DHS Will Be Even Harsher Than Before

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Project 2025 lays out a vision of a new immigration enforcement agency that will be more effective than ever in deporting, detaining, and denying entry to immigrants.

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