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25 Years After the Columbine Massacre, Is There Any Hope to End America’s Epidemic of Gun Violence? 25 Years After the Columbine Massacre, Is There Any Hope to End America’s Epidemic of Gun Violence?

With the National Rifle Association now weaker than it has been in decades, progress is possible—if politicians are willing to seize the time.

Peter Dreier

Joe Biden Is Destroying His Own Foreign Policy by Giving Israel Impunity Joe Biden Is Destroying His Own Foreign Policy by Giving Israel Impunity

World / April 19, 2024 Joe Biden Is Destroying His Own Foreign Policy by Giving Israel Impunity The administration’s blatant double standard demonstrates that the new “liberal…

Jeet Heer

Inside the Gaza Solidarity Encampment at Columbia University Inside the Gaza Solidarity Encampment at Columbia University

Hundreds of peaceful protesters began occupying the campus on Wednesday to demand that the university divest from Israel. The next day, the school sent in the NYPD to arrest them….

StudentNation / Lara-Nour Walton

Bob Graham Knew Iraq Would Be a Quagmire Even as Most Democrats Fell for Cheney’s Lies Bob Graham Knew Iraq Would Be a Quagmire Even as Most Democrats Fell for Cheney’s Lies

The former Senate Intelligence Committee chair saw through Republican efforts to manipulate Congress into authorizing a war that should never have been fought.

John Nichols

State Politics

Former president Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on April 2, 2024.

Trump Has Now Lost to Biden in Wisconsin… Twice Trump Has Now Lost to Biden in Wisconsin… Twice

While Biden faced organized opposition in the Democratic primary, Trump did not. Yet Biden got more votes and a higher percentage of the total.

John Nichols

Abolishing the “Ballot Line” Will Reshape Progressive Politics

Abolishing the “Ballot Line” Will Reshape Progressive Politics Abolishing the “Ballot Line” Will Reshape Progressive Politics

With the eradication of the unconstitutional ballot design, New Jersey ushers in a new era of electoral politics.

no-paywall / Arvin Alaigh

South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem votes in Saigon, Aug. 30, 1959. At the time, Diem’s government enjoyed American political and military assistance, but by late 1963, he would be overthrown and assassinated, having lost U.S. support.

Will the US Move Toward “Demonstration Elections”? Will the US Move Toward “Demonstration Elections”?

If fascism—or even just an authoritarian regime—does happen here in November, it may look surprisingly familiar.

Van Gosse

The Right

Macron and Sarkozy beside Olympics sign

The 2024 Olympics Are Already Dealing With Multiple Political Crises The 2024 Olympics Are Already Dealing With Multiple Political Crises

Despite all the bluster about how the Paris 2024 Olympics would be different, they’re looking a lot like the Games of recent years. And we’re only 100 days out.

Dave Zirin and Jules Boykoff

Trump Campaign Launches

Donald Trump’s Christian Soldiers Donald Trump’s Christian Soldiers

The MAGA church and white evangelical Christian voters.

Peter Dreier

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) greets supporters at a rally featuring former US president Donald Trump on September 25, 2021, in Perry, Georgia.

Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Deranged Solution to Gun Violence Is Going to Get People Killed Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Deranged Solution to Gun Violence Is Going to Get People Killed

She’s one of far too many politicians of this moment who think and speak with no regard for truth or reasonable argument.

Arnold Isaacs

Democrats

25 Years After the Columbine Massacre, Is There Any Hope to End America’s Epidemic of Gun Violence? 25 Years After the Columbine Massacre, Is There Any Hope to End America’s Epidemic of Gun Violence?

With the National Rifle Association now weaker than it has been in decades, progress is possible—if politicians are willing to seize the time.

Peter Dreier

Joe Biden Is Destroying His Own Foreign Policy by Giving Israel Impunity Joe Biden Is Destroying His Own Foreign Policy by Giving Israel Impunity

World / April 19, 2024 Joe Biden Is Destroying His Own Foreign Policy by Giving Israel Impunity The administration’s blatant double standard demonstrates that the new “liberal…

Jeet Heer

Will Benjamin Netanyahu Drag America Into a Big Middle Eastern War? Will Benjamin Netanyahu Drag America Into a Big Middle Eastern War?

Biden is for pushing de-escalation—but Israel could still go rogue.

Jeet Heer

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Young boy with Hamas militants

Where Is the Leftist Critique of Hamas? Where Is the Leftist Critique of Hamas?

What is the view of most of the organizations and activists in the Palestinian solidarity movement about Hamas? The answer remains unclear—and rarely talked about.

Apr 17, 2024 / Hillel Schenker

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Trump’s Very Bad Week— Plus, Prestige TV, From “The Sympathizer” to “Shogun” Trump’s Very Bad Week— Plus, Prestige TV, From “The Sympathizer” to “Shogun”

Podcast / Start Making Sense / Apr 6, 2015 Politics On this episode of Start Making Sense, John Nichols comments on the hush money trial, and John Powers reviews historical d…

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Dr. Juan Romagoza at La Clinica del Pueblo in 1998.

The Brutal Cycle of US Immigration Policy The Brutal Cycle of US Immigration Policy

In Everyone Who Is Gone Is Here, Jonathan Blitzer examines how North and Central American migration moves in two directions.

Apr 16, 2024 / Books & the Arts / Gaby Del Valle

The Trump Revival

The Trump Revival The Trump Revival

To a growing contingent of right-wing evangelical Christians, Donald Trump isn’t just an aspiring two-term president. He’s an actual prophet.

Apr 15, 2024 / Feature / Chris Lehmann

A voter prepares to cast their ballot in the Democratic Primary as they walk in to the Cordesville Rural Fire Department on February 03, 2024 in Cordesville, South Carolina.

The Only Thing Worse Than Taking Rural Voters for Granted The Only Thing Worse Than Taking Rural Voters for Granted

… is dismissing them as out of reach for Democrats.

Apr 15, 2024 / Editorial / Erica Etelson and Anthony Flaccavento

Donald Trump is greeted by Representative Mike Johnson (R-LA) before the 2020 State of the Union address in the House chamber on February 4, 2020, in Washington, DC.

House Republicans Tie Themselves Into Knots Over Federal Surveillance House Republicans Tie Themselves Into Knots Over Federal Surveillance

The vote to reauthorize section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act rose and fell and rose again on the whims of one Donald J. Trump.

Apr 15, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

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