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A child eats amid the rubble of destroyed buildings following Israeli bombardment in Rafah on the southern Gaza Strip on December 29, 2023, amid the ongoing battles between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas.

A Palestinian Whose Childhood Was Destroyed by War Pleads for Peace A Palestinian Whose Childhood Was Destroyed by War Pleads for Peace

Never letting children endure war again is the “never again” that might actually heal our wounded humanity.

Jan 3, 2024 / Ibtisam Barakat

Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley speaks during a town hall, December 8, 2023, in Sioux City, Iowa.

The 24-Hour Rise and Fall of Nikki Haley The 24-Hour Rise and Fall of Nikki Haley

The national media’s search for a big new political “narrative” creates flash stories that ignore the larger context.

Dec 29, 2023 / Joan Walsh

Nikki Haley in New Hampshire

Nikki Haley Needs a History Lesson Nikki Haley Needs a History Lesson

Politics / December 29, 2023 Nikki Haley Needs a History Lesson The GOP candidate’s answer to a question on what caused the Civil War was missing any recognition of the obvious…

Dec 29, 2023 / Chris Lehmann

Republican presidential candidate and former US president Donald Trump speaks to guest at a cam

More Democracy, Not the Courts, Will Defeat Trump’s Authoritarianism More Democracy, Not the Courts, Will Defeat Trump’s Authoritarianism

The pursuit of legal liberalism is a distraction from mobilizing a majority coalition against a would-be dictator.

Dec 29, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Trump MAGA rally

The Trump-Shaped Shadow on the Horizon The Trump-Shaped Shadow on the Horizon

As we ring in a new year, the country is at risk of heading backward.

Dec 29, 2023 / Sasha Abramsky

Republican presidential candidate Florida Governor Ron DeSantis drives a bumper car as his daughter Madison laughs at the Iowa State Fair on August 12, 2023, in Des Moines, Iowa

The Encouraging Lesson From DeSantis’s Crash The Encouraging Lesson From DeSantis’s Crash

The Florida governor isn’t just personally unlikable. His extremist policies are deeply unpopular, too.

Dec 28, 2023 / Chris Lehmann

The Wisconsin Supreme Court listens to arguments from Wisconsin Assistant Attorney General Anthony D. Russomanno, representing Governor Tony Evers, during a redistricting hearing at the state capitol, November 21, 2023, in Madison, Wis.

Wisconsin Prepares to Crush a Slithering Republican Gerrymander Wisconsin Prepares to Crush a Slithering Republican Gerrymander

A newly progressive state Supreme Court has opened the way for scrapping rigged election maps and renewing the promise of representative democracy in a key battleground state.

Dec 28, 2023 / John Nichols

Shawn Fain, president of the United Automobile Workers, joins lawmakers at a press conference calling for a cease-fire in the Middle East outside of the Capitol on December 14, 2023.

Shawn Fain’s New Year’s Resolution Is to Lay the Ground for a National Strike Shawn Fain’s New Year’s Resolution Is to Lay the Ground for a National Strike

By having contracts with all the Big Three automakers expire on May Day, 2028, the UAW president also issued a challenge to the labor movement. Will his union be ready to meet it?...

Dec 28, 2023 / Jonathan Rosenblum

From left, Representatives Elissa Slotkin, Chrissy Houlahan, Mikie Sherrill, and Abigail Spanberger participate in a panel discussion during the DNC Women's Leadership Forum conference in Washington, D.C., on October 17, 2019.

The Street and the Elite Can Unite to End Israel’s Criminal War The Street and the Elite Can Unite to End Israel’s Criminal War

Both realists and idealists realize that Biden’s carte blanche policy of support for Netanyahu is hurting America.

Dec 22, 2023 / Jeet Heer

A protester stands outside Trump Tower in Manhattan demanding that state governments disqualify former president Trump from appearing on ballots in 2024 under the 14th Amendment.

The Colorado Court’s Ruling Banning Trump From the Ballot Is Sharp as Hell The Colorado Court’s Ruling Banning Trump From the Ballot Is Sharp as Hell

While the ruling will be overturned by the Supreme Court, the conservative justices will have to tie themselves into a knot to do it.

Dec 20, 2023 / Elie Mystal

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