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Congress

The Republican Coup to Trash Health Care

Mitch McConnell is relying on secrecy and chaos to pass a bill—any bill.

The Nation
Ethical Economics

A Response to the Evangelicals Who Support Trump: Have You Read the Bible Lately?

Two prominent ministers make a Christian case for government intervention in economic inequality.

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis
Democrats

Democrats Are Finally Waking Up

Two new economic agendas are moving the party in a starkly populist direction.

Robert L. Borosage
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Politics

How the Left Can Win in the South

Bernie Sanders’s crushing defeat across the South should be a wake-up call for progressives—but victory is within reach.

Paul Blest

If Trump Abuses His Pardon Powers, Congress Should Impeach Him

A presidential pardon can’t stop an impeachment process.

John Nichols

The Left’s Opportunity in Wisconsin

Progressive politics once thrived in the state, and the need for it still exists.

Sarah Jones

World

Is Morocco Headed Toward Insurrection?

The northeastern Rif, Berber heartland and site of the 1920s Rif Republic, is on fire—and the protests are spreading.

Hisham Aidi

Why Don’t Internationalists Care About Yemen?

Saudi-led airstrikes are creating hundreds of Guernicas a month in northern Yemen.

Juan Cole

Rio’s Olympic Legacy: A Body Count

The current calamity in Rio was predictable. Every prospective Olympic city, especially Los Angeles, should be warned.

Dave Zirin
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Culture

A Billionaires’ Republic

American democracy has always been threatened by concentrations of wealth as much as those of power.

Jedediah Purdy

Mal Waldron’s Ecstatic Minimalism

The jazz pianist’s style was simple, but the themes that gave shape to his music were not.

Adam Shatz

A Summer of Special Effects

On one end of the scale, there’s the stroke of cinematic inspiration in A Ghost Story; on the other are CGI inventions like the astonishing Okja.

Stuart Klawans

Watch and Listen

Watch: VIDEO: People in Denmark Are a Lot Happier Than People in the United States. Here’s Why.

When governments provide benefits and services that allow its citizens to thrive, everyone wins.

July 17, 2017

Watch: Noam Chomsky: Neoliberalism Is Destroying Our Democracy

How elites on both sides of the political spectrum have undermined our social, political, and environmental commons. 

June 2, 2017

Watch: Clean In: How Hotel Workers Fought For a Union—And Won

A feminism for the 99 percent has been forged by working-class immigrant women who confronted Harvard’s first female president and Sheryl Sandberg.

March 8, 2017
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