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There are key lessons for progressives to absorb from this painful defeat.

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“They Didn’t Spare Anyone”: The Story of an Israeli Massacre in Gaza “They Didn’t Spare Anyone”: The Story of an Israeli Massacre in Gaza

In December, Israeli ground troops entered a Gaza apartment building filled with innocent people. Survivors told Al Jazeera that the soldiers left a “bloodbath” in their wake.

Kavitha Chekuru and Laila Al-Arian

Down in the Dirt With Elfriede Jelinek Down in the Dirt With Elfriede Jelinek

A long awaited English translation of her shocking magnum opus, The Children of the Dead, asks its readers to look at the violent history buried just beneath their feet.

Books & the Arts / John Semley

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Beware the People Who Claim “America Isn’t Ready for a Black Woman President” Beware the People Who Claim “America Isn’t Ready for a Black Woman President”

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Why Are Presidential Assassins Such Sad Sacks? Why Are Presidential Assassins Such Sad Sacks?

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By Withdrawing in Favor of Kamala Harris, Joe Biden Proves That Only the GOP Is a Personality Cult By Withdrawing in Favor of Kamala Harris, Joe Biden Proves That Only the GOP Is a Personality Cult

Jul 22, 2024 / Jeet Heer

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Freeing Assange

A banner against the extradition of Julian Assange to the United States is displayed in Milan, Italy, on March 11, 2024.

The US Government’s Plot to Murder Julian Assange The US Government’s Plot to Murder Julian Assange

While dictators kill troublesome journalists with guns and missiles, democracies can afford to be more patient. But the end result is the same.

Charles Glass

I.F. Stone

What Would I.F. Stone Think of WikiLeaks? What Would I.F. Stone Think of WikiLeaks?

America’s greatest investigative journalist believed in letting the truth be told, even over the protest of state officials. But what would he make of WikiLeaks’s secret-telling?

D.D. Guttenplan

Julian Assange waves slightly with his face up close against the window of a prison van

If Assange’s Fate Were Up To a Jury, He, Too, Might Have Walked Free If Assange’s Fate Were Up To a Jury, He, Too, Might Have Walked Free

Like William Penn and John Peter Zenger, the Wikileaks founder is fighting for our freedom.

Charles Glass

World

French President Emmanuel Macron delivers remarks during a press conference following his announcement that he was dissolving Parliament, at the Pavillon Cambon Capucines in Paris on June 12, 2024.

In France’s Snap Elections, Can a “Popular Front” Hold Off the Far Right? In France’s Snap Elections, Can a “Popular Front” Hold Off the Far Right?

At least they’re giving themselves a fighting chance.

Harrison Stetler

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

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

Jamaal Bowman and George Latimer during a debate on May 13, 2024.

The Other Huge Difference Between Jamaal Bowman and George Latimer The Other Huge Difference Between Jamaal Bowman and George Latimer

Yes, they disagree on Gaza. But the Democratic primary rivals are also far apart when it comes to taxing billionaires and multinational corporations.

John Nichols

Demonstrators carry signs of the six conservative Supreme Court justices during a protest in New York in 2022.

The Supreme Court Just Took Its First Swipe at Marriage Equality The Supreme Court Just Took Its First Swipe at Marriage Equality

Last week, the conservative justices buried a soft repudiation of Obergefell in an immigration case, likely laying the ground for more attacks.

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Hundreds of graduates walked out of the 2024 Commencement in Harvard Yard to call attention to the plight of Palestinians

It’s Time for Progressives to Recommit to Academic Freedom It’s Time for Progressives to Recommit to Academic Freedom

The same justifications we’ve used to restrict conservative speech are being used to silence us on Palestine. We need a different approach.

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Books & the Arts

Guests walk along the beach near the Botel pool on Fire Island in Long Island, New York, 1976.

The Cruel Genius of Robert Plunket’s Gay Satires The Cruel Genius of Robert Plunket’s Gay Satires

His 1992 novel Love Junkie might be one of the tragicomic classics of the AIDS era.

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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

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US President Ronald Reagan (C) addresses a Heritage Foundation fete with foundation President Edwin J. Feulner Jr. (L).

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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