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It’s the 2024 Election Season. Where’s the Climate Story? It’s the 2024 Election Season. Where’s the Climate Story?

Despite the threats to all of humanity, news outlets around the world are largely sidelining the climate conversation

Feb 7, 2024 / Covering Climate Now / Mark Hertsgaard and Kyle Pope

Beth Lewis, Executive Director of Save Our Schools Arizona, speaks out against income tax cuts and election law changes passed by the Arizona Legislature in Phoenix, Arizona on September 28, 2017.

In Red States, the Bill for School Voucher Bait-and-Switch Is Coming Due In Red States, the Bill for School Voucher Bait-and-Switch Is Coming Due

For GOP lawmakers who view public education as a quasi-socialist project, the gaping hole in state budgets left by subsidizing private school tuition is a feature, not a bug.

Feb 7, 2024 / Jennifer C. Berkshire and Jack Schneider

Republican presidential candidate and former president Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally on January 19, 2024, in Concord, N.H.

The D.C. Circuit Just Shredded Trump’s Immunity Claims The D.C. Circuit Just Shredded Trump’s Immunity Claims

The court’s decision should put to rest the question of whether a former president is immune to prosecution. The question is whether the Supreme Court will allow that.

Feb 7, 2024 / Elie Mystal

MAGA Comes MAGA Comes

To Argentina.

Feb 6, 2024 / OppArt / Ben Hillman

A messy empty hospital dormitory room after an armed attack forced the closure of Fontaine Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Why Is the US Paying Kenya to Clean Up the Mess We Made in Haiti? Why Is the US Paying Kenya to Clean Up the Mess We Made in Haiti?

The Biden administration likes to talk about democracy, but when it comes to the disaster unfolding a few hundred miles from Miami, democracy is apparently far too dangerous.

Feb 6, 2024 / Amy Wilentz

Proud Boys protest in Ohio

How Right-Wing Extremists Are Impacting Ohio Politics How Right-Wing Extremists Are Impacting Ohio Politics

Groups like “We the People Freedom Ohio” were once considered fringe. But since the Trump era, such organizations have gained an outsize role in the conservative movement.

Feb 6, 2024 / StudentNation / Zurie Pope

Singer Taylor Swift attends the 66th Grammy Awards on February 4, 2024, in Los Angeles.

Taylor Swift May Yet Save Joe Biden Taylor Swift May Yet Save Joe Biden

Attacks on the popular singer help highlight the sheer weirdness of Trump’s GOP.

Feb 5, 2024 / 2021 Year in Review / Jeet Heer

Demonstrators march past the US Capitol during the annual March for Life on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Friday, January 19, 2024.

The Anti-Abortion Movement Is at a Crossroads The Anti-Abortion Movement Is at a Crossroads

The Dobbs decision was a major victory for the right, but the results of recent ballot initiatives made activists at the 2024 March for Life question the movement's direction.

Feb 5, 2024 / StudentNation / Molly Morrow

Charleston Removes John C. Calhoun Statue From City's Marion Square

The Party of Lincoln Is Really the Party of Calhoun The Party of Lincoln Is Really the Party of Calhoun

Nikki Haley and Greg Abbott echo the theorist of secession.

Feb 2, 2024 / Jeet Heer

California Representatives Katie Porter, Adam Schiff, and Barbara Lee, Democratic candidates for the US Senate, participate in the National Union of Healthcare Workers Senate Candidate Forum in downtown Los Angeles, Calif., on Sunday, October 8, 2023.

Adam Schiff’s “Brazenly Cynical” Campaign Strategy Boosts a Republican Adam Schiff’s “Brazenly Cynical” Campaign Strategy Boosts a Republican

The California Senate candidate’s latest TV ad could help a Republican elbow aside fellow Democrat Katie Porter and Barbara Lee in an open primary on March 5.

Feb 2, 2024 / John Nichols

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