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Closing the Largest Generic Drug Plant in the US Is a Sick Joke

But Joe Manchin’s daughter, a company executive, is laughing all the way to the bank.

Laura Flanders

Inequality

Billionaires in Space

For the world’s richest men, the stars are up for sale.

A.M. Gittlitz
Civil Unrest

The Best Haitians Can Expect From Prime Minister Ariel Henry

…is that his administration will be a brief stage in a series of transitions to genuine democracy.

Amy Wilentz
Sports

Why Tokyo Turned Against the Olympics

The city is the center of a great experiment at a dangerous new phase of the pandemic.

Chelsea Szendi Schieder
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Politics

Biden’s New Immigration Plan Is Already Outdated

Biden’s New Immigration Plan Is Already Outdated

Migration is a cure for economic crisis—not a cause of it.

Aviva Chomsky
Republicans Hate Voting Rights Because They Threaten White Power

Republicans Hate Voting Rights Because They Threaten White Power

It’s no accident that the current assault on voting rights started not with the failed reelection of Donald Trump but with the successful election of Barack Obama.

Elie Mystal and The Nation
3 Things Biden Can Do Right Now to Stop Covid and Save Lives

3 Things Biden Can Do Right Now to Stop Covid and Save Lives

Unless the president changes course, and confronts Big Pharma, the past six months will indelibly tarnish his legacy.

Gregg Gonsalves

special issue: Utopias

Imagining a Better Way to Grow Old in America

Imagining a Better Way to Grow Old in America

If Americans approached aging and disability not as an individual crisis but as a collective responsibility, what kind of safety net could we build?

Bryce Covert

In My Own Private Utopia, There Is No Rain—or Republicans

In The Sims, one of my favorite video games, my goal is for everyone to be as happy as possible.

Elie Mystal

All That’s Utopian Melts Into Asphalt

Utopia Parkway, which slices through the most diverse borough in New York, began as a dream of cooperative housing for poor Jewish immigrants.

Molly Crabapple

World

What Next for Haiti?

What Next for Haiti?

The announced arrests didn’t solve the murder of Jovenal Moïse. Nor do they address the deeper problems of a country where the presidency has become a business, not a duty.

Amy Wilentz
Dilan Yesid Suárez

Colombia’s Strategy to Quell Protesters? Shoot at Their Eyes.

Human rights groups estimate as many as 200 protesters have suffered eye injuries after being targeted by Colombia’s notorious anti-riot police.

Peter Schurmann and Manuel Ortiz
The Human Costs of the Pandemic Olympics

The Human Costs of the Pandemic Olympics

The Tokyo Games should be a warning to potential Olympic hosts everywhere.

Dave Zirin and Jules Boykoff

Culture

The Novel Solutions of Utopian Fiction

The Novel Solutions of Utopian Fiction

Climate catastrophe has transformed a minor literary genre into an important tool of human thought.

Kim Stanley Robinson
‘What Would It Mean to Think That Thought?’: The Era of Lauren Berlant

‘What Would It Mean to Think That Thought?’: The Era of Lauren Berlant

Four writers on the legacy of Berlant’s thinking both in the academy and in public life.

Judith Butler, Maggie Doherty, Ajay Singh Chaudhary and Gabriel Winant
Utopia and Dystopia Are Twins—Both Are Born Out of Criticism

Utopia and Dystopia Are Twins—Both Are Born Out of Criticism

But it is only Utopia that allows us to dream together.

Jeet Heer

Watch and Listen

View: On One Native American Reservation, Vaccine Hesitancy Has Long Historical Roots

On the Cheyenne River Reservation, the same government that for centuries brutally suppressed Lakota independence is now managing the Covid-19 vaccine drive.

July 1, 2021

Listen: The Greatest: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon on Muhammad Ali

The directors of the new Ali documentary talk about bringing a larger-than-life figure back down to earth.

July 20, 2021

View: Mexico Could Soon Become the Largest Legal Marijuana Market in the World

But activists say the law fails to address the widespread pain that decades of militarized enforcement have caused.

February 25, 2021
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