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Trump’s Plan to Solve Homelessness Is Horrifying

Democrats are right to be outraged—but their ideas aren’t much better.

Jake Bittle

Activism

Exclusive: Edward Snowden’s First Adventures in Cyberspace

An excerpt from the whistleblower’s new memoir.

Edward Snowden
Foreign Policy

Trump Is Treating Foreign Policy Like a Mafia Protection Racket

Congress needs to investigate the connection between Trump’s belligerence and the Arab monarchy’s wealth.

Jeet Heer
Culture

The Business of Being Taylor Swift

Her latest album, Lover, has been heralded as a return to form. It also presents an opportunity to understand the pop star’s many contradictions. 

Olivia Horn
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politics

How to Send a Message of Solidarity to People in Migrant Detention

A new project called Flowers on the Inside allows people to send postcards featuring art from undocumented immigrants to detained migrants.

Tina Vasquez

In Repairing Its Image, the DCCC Has Only Scratched the Surface

If the committee truly wants to diversify and strengthen the Democratic caucus, it should put its money where its mouth is.

Steve Phillips

WFP’s Nod to Warren Reminds Progressives of the Inevitable Need to Choose

A lot of progressive groups (and voters) have held off on making the Sanders-vs.-Warren choice. But they’ll face more and more pressure to decide how best to block Biden.

John Nichols

Climate Change

Only a Global Green New Deal Can Save the Planet

And Bernie Sanders has a plan for that.

Tom Athanasiou

TV Weathercasters Who Are Shifting Public Opinion on the Climate Crisis

Meteorologists’ reports help viewers understand what is happening and why it’s important—and they’re having an impact.

Pam Radtke Russell

Why Next Monday’s UN Climate Action Summit Matters

The media and climate activists must “name and shame” laggards, says the UN special envoy.

Mark Hertsgaard

Migrant Voices

‘I Used to Wonder What My Karma Was That I Had to End Up in a Place Like This’

A Nepali TPS holder and domestic worker describes what it’s like to live in the US without papers and to fight for workers’ rights.

John Washington

‘It’s Not Shameful to Work in the Fields. But It’s Hard.’

Americans don’t want these jobs, or can’t do them—so nearly a quarter of a million guest workers do them instead.

John Washington

‘“Are You Illegal?” I Will Never Forget Those Words.’

A young woman, brought to the US as a baby and abandoned and abused by her parents, struggles to gain status and stay in her beloved Bronx.

John Washington
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world

The Israeli Elections Are a Referendum on Who Can Treat Palestinians Most Harshly

While Netanyahu’s talk of annexing parts of the West Bank caused a flurry, the reality is that few parties would oppose it.

Diana Buttu

The Neo-Nazi Murder Haunting Germany

The assassination of a local politician is waking up the country to the threat of the radical right.

Jordan Stancil

Trump Is Treating Foreign Policy Like a Mafia Protection Racket

Congress needs to investigate the connection between Trump’s belligerence and the Arab monarchy’s wealth.

Jeet Heer

culture

Wendell Berry’s Lifelong Dissent 

At the core of both his writing and activism is the insight that we can’t imagine a harmonious future without confronting the destruction in our past.

Jedediah Britton-Purdy

The Business of Being Taylor Swift

Her latest album, Lover, has been heralded as a return to form. It also presents an opportunity to understand the pop star’s many contradictions. 

Olivia Horn

A Haitian Music Oral History That Bends Space and Time

Nathalie Joachim's debut album, Fanm d’Ayiti, bridges vast expanses, bringing together the sounds of Haitian folk music, Western classical music, electronic, and hints of pop.

David Hajdu

Music Reviews

Vampire Weekend Grows Up

Over a decade since its debut, the band that soundtracked the Great Recession returns with one of its most ambitious albums. 

Bijan Stephen

Quelle Chris Upends How We Talk About Guns

The Detroit rapper’s new album offers a panorama of gun culture that brims with disarming nuance and clarity.

Stephen Kearse

This Is How You Make an Electronic Masterpiece

Helado Negro’s new album of deeply intimate electronic music is simply stunning.

Julyssa Lopez

columnists

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Watch and Listen

Listen: Why Doesn’t the GOP Resist Trump the Way the Tories Resist Boris Johnson?

D.D. Guttenplan on Britain and the United States, Katha Pollitt on Trump, and John Nichols on Republican resignations.

September 12, 2019

View: More Than a Wall: Photos of 30 Years of Life Along the US-Mexico Border

Successive US administrations have sought to turn the borderlands into a land of death—but these photos prove it is very much a land of the living.

September 12, 2019

Listen: From Steubenville to Antonio Brown

Documentary filmmaker Nancy Schwarzman and writer Charles Modiano join the show to talk Steubenville and Antonio Brown.

September 17, 2019

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