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Nina Turner Is Running to Join the Squad
Can the Sanders surrogate win over her district without losing her supporters on the left?
The Human Cost of 10 Years of Conflict in Syria
A decade after the first shots were fired, cities are in ruins, over half a million Syrians have died, and more than ten million have been displaced.
If They Can Tear Down This Highway in Texas… Yes, Texas!
Texas planned to spend $25 billion widening highways to relieve congestion. But a movement to tear them down instead is growing in influence—even here in the Lone Star State.
‘We Have to Make Our Nation Confront What It Doesn’t Want to Remember’
A conversation with Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
Dividing the World Into Opposing Camps Is the Road to Armageddon
Washington aims to recast NATO in the image of the US military, with its focus on “great power competition” and a renewed arms race with Russia and China.
Michael T. Klare
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How the Dianne Morales Campaign Fell Apart
At the last minute, the political newcomer’s once-promising bid for New York City mayor became a cautionary tale.
We Owe It to the World’s Children to Slow Population Growth
Crowding the planet harms younger generations as much as it does the environment.
Joe Biden and the Age of Blaxhaustion
After saving Biden’s campaign from defeat, Black people had hoped for some relief from the constant racism and attacks. That hasn’t happened.
January 6 Reckoning
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How Did Education in the United States Become So Unequal?
A new history of Boston’s schools reminds us how the brittle vision of whom and what education serves has long been defined by managers and employers instead of the educators who do the work and the students who are supposed to benefit from it.
Diane Johnson’s Homecoming
In her new novel, the novelist returns to the United States to offer a self-conscious story of American fragmentation.
Annette Gordon-Reed’s Personal History of Juneteenth
In her new book, Gordon-Reed reminds us that besides offering us origin stories the past can also provides us with a way to think about the present and future.
Robert Greene II
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In Honduras, US Efforts to Deter Migrants Add Danger, Costs
Critics warn that increasing militarization of the border here just means more bribe money, more corruption—and pushing more migrants into the arms of traffickers.
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