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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 15: U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi speaks during a dedication ceremony of Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) Way, the block on Grove Street between Franklin Street and Van Ness Avenue as Mayor London Breed, conductor and pianist Michael Tilson Thomas and family, San Francisco Symphony leaders and supporters attend, in San Francisco, California, United States on December 15, 2023.

Former Speaker Pelosi, the Call for a Cease-Fire in Gaza Has Wide and Universal Support Former Speaker Pelosi, the Call for a Cease-Fire in Gaza Has Wide and Universal Support

It is not “Mr. Putin’s message.”

Jan 29, 2024 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

What if This Were the Headline?

What if This Were the Headline? What if This Were the Headline?

How might our reaction change?

Feb 1, 2024 / OppArt / Jos Sances

A prerecorded clip of former Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan addressing supporters at a virtual rally.

In the “Year of Elections,” Is AI on the Ballot? In the “Year of Elections,” Is AI on the Ballot?

Politicians like Pakistan’s Imran Khan have found themselves duplicated by artificial intelligence—sometimes by their own parties.

Jan 23, 2024 / Hasan Ali

President Joe Biden speaks during a National Education Association event in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., on July 4, 2023.

These Teachers Want the Largest Union in the Country to Rescind its Biden Endorsement Over Gaza These Teachers Want the Largest Union in the Country to Rescind its Biden Endorsement Over Gaza

A rank-and-file campaign inside the National Education Association is demanding the president stop “sending military funding, equipment, and intelligence to Israel.”

Jan 22, 2024 / Sarah Lazare

Trump smirking in front of flag

A Second Trump Term Will Bring an End to the American Century A Second Trump Term Will Bring an End to the American Century

Another four years of Trump's "America first" diplomacy will destroy the country's already declining global power.

Jan 18, 2024 / Alfred McCoy

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with Russia's Government members via video link in Moscow, on January 17, 2024.

In Russia, Clear Signs of War Fatigue In Russia, Clear Signs of War Fatigue

Recent protests by mothers and wives of deployed soldiers are one sign.

Jan 18, 2024 / Stephen Crowley

South African delegation members John Dugard, Tembeka Ngcukaitobi, and Adila Hassimon prepare for today’s hearings of Israel’s point of view as South Africa has requested the International Court of Justice to indicate measures concerning alleged violations of human rights by Israel in the Gaza Strip on January 12, 2024, in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Gaza: South Africa Calls In the Law Gaza: South Africa Calls In the Law

A ruling from the International Court of Justice could save Palestinian lives.

Jan 17, 2024 / Reed Brody

Chairman of the Yabloko political party Nikolai Rybakov (right) and founder of the Yabloko party and head of the party's political committee Grigory Yavlinsky (left) during the congress.

This Russian Opposition Leader Met With Putin to Discuss a Cease-Fire to Stop the Killing This Russian Opposition Leader Met With Putin to Discuss a Cease-Fire to Stop the Killing

An interview with Russian opposition leader Grigory Yavlinsky.

Jan 17, 2024 / Nadezhda Azhgikhina

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is voting-booth-getty.jpg A voting booth is seen at the Office of Voter Registration and Elections in Virginia Beach, Va., during early voting on Friday, September 22, 2023.

Is 2024 Democracy’s “Super Bowl”? Is 2024 Democracy’s “Super Bowl”?

Two billion people—half the world’s population—will participate in more than 75 elections this year.

Jan 17, 2024 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Biden Has to Reject the “Mission Accomplished” Delusion

Biden Has to Reject the “Mission Accomplished” Delusion Biden Has to Reject the “Mission Accomplished” Delusion

The president and his top advisers are prisoners of nostalgic fantasies.

Jan 16, 2024 / Jeet Heer

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