Politics

Work in Progress

Making a film together, alone, on two continents, in two languages, in a pandemic.

Divad Durant

Have We Entered America's Third Era of Reconstruction?

The first two have much to teach us about the possibilities and dangers that abound today.

Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis

Appointing Lina Khan May Be the Best Thing Joe Biden Has Done

Massive corporations have wielded extraordinary power over our economy for the past 40 years. That’s about to end. Why? Because there’s a new sheriff in town.

Morgan Harper and Zephyr Teachout

Latest in Politics

March for Our Lives

Want to Increase Election Turnout? Lower the Voting Age to 16.

Andrew Yang had a really good idea: Let 16- and 17-year-olds vote. No matter who wins the mayoral race, the idea should be amplified.

John Nichols
Biden’s New Normal Seems Ominously Heading Toward a Revival of Cold War Politics

Biden’s New Normal Seems Ominously Heading Toward a Revival of Cold War Politics

We need a far more serious discussion about the real security priorities of the American people—and the real challenges we face.

Katrina vanden Heuvel
Tom Tomorrow cartoon

Attack of the Critical Race Theory

The menace has infiltrated our education system, I think?

Tom Tomorrow

State Politics

Progressives

Stone Mountain GA Confederate Monument

Un-Critical Race Theory

What if CRT’s conservative critics actually got what they want?

Joshua Adams
What Joe Manchin Doesn’t Get About the GOP’s Voter Suppression

What Joe Manchin Doesn’t Get About the GOP’s Voter Suppression

It’s central to Republicans’ political strategy, because their platform is an electoral loser.

Katrina vanden Heuvel
Maya Wiley NYC Mayoral Campaign

Why I’m Voting for Maya Wiley for Mayor

Progressives now face familiar dilemmas. Who shares my values? Who can win and govern effectively? And who do I want to make sure loses?

Deepak Bhargava

The Right

The Presidency

Biden Has an Opportunity to Begin Rebuilding the US’s Fractured Relationship With Russia

Biden Has an Opportunity to Begin Rebuilding the US’s Fractured Relationship With Russia

Relations between the United States and Russia have reached a particularly perilous moment.

Katrina vanden Heuvel

McConnell Explains How He’ll Steal Another Supreme Court Pick From Another Democratic President

The Republican signals that if his party retakes the Senate, he’ll block Biden’s high court nominees in 2024—and very probably in 2023.

John Nichols

What’s Joe Biden’s Plan for Education?

Rather than forge a new path, so far Biden has simply dusted off the tired playbook employed by centrist administrations from George H.W. Bush to Barack Obama.

Jennifer C. Berkshire and Jack Schneider

Politicians

NYC Mayoral Election

Socialists Were Once Serious Contenders for Mayor of New York, and They Will Be Again

Tuesday’s mayoral primary lacks a prominent democratic socialist contender. But the next mayoral race will almost certainly feature one.

John Nichols
President Biden signing bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday

Juneteenth and the Problem of American Freedom

Of course, Juneteenth should be recognized as a Black holiday belonging to Black people. But this is not a day purely of joyful celebration.

Anthony Conwright
Juneteenth

Juneteenth

Jack the Reaper. Scenes from our series “The Greater Quiet” for the week of June 14.

Steve Brodner

Coronavirus and Politics

Universities Are Slashing Faculties and Blaming Covid

Universities Are Slashing Faculties and Blaming Covid

Citing the pandemic, administrators are pushing cuts—despite receiving millions in federal relief funds.

Arvind Dilawar

Computer Screens and Pieces of Paper

After a year of remote learning, many college students are reevaluating the value of higher education.

Teresa Xie

Covid-19 Stopped Progress on the Drug Epidemic in Its Tracks

Bold policy changes are needed now to save lives.

Joshua Barocas