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Make McConnell Pay for Amy Coney Barrett

A Republican Senate majority representing a minority of voters just packed the court with another right-wing judicial activist. This is why Senate races matter.

John Nichols

Youth

The Unraveling of Thailand’s National Myth

Young Thais are finding power in each other—and their demands could transform Southeast Asia.

Wilfred Chan
Racism and Discrimination

Paul Gilroy: ‘Whiteness Just Ain’t Worth What it Used to Be’

A conversation about racial tensions on both sides of the Atlantic, nationalism, and why inequality might be the key to understanding our current crisis.

Francis Wade
Politics

For Black Americans, Being Voters Is Who We Are

Voting is not merely one right among many, an act reducible to pulling a lever. It is an identity that is a marker of full citizenship.

Dorian T. Warren
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Politics

Can Georgia’s Jon Ossoff Finish the Job This November?

Donations to the Democrat’s campaign are surging, while his opponent, Senator David Perdue, is sinking under the weight of his (and Trump’s) bigotry.

Joan Walsh

Trump Attempts One More Preelection Power Grab

An executive order establishing new hiring and firing practices will, if he is reelected, give him extraordinary control over almost the entire civil service.

Sasha Abramsky

Want to Win Rural Voters? Fight Big Ag.

Too many Democrats are missing on an issue fundamental to farmers: the consolidation of the agriculture sector.

Brian Barth

World

Captive of the Caucasus: The Long War Over Nagorno-Karabakh

How a little-understood war between Azerbaijan and Armenia threatens democracy.

Viken Berberian

Bolivians Reclaim Their Democracy

The overwhelming MAS election victory is a repudiation of the racist coup regime as well as of the Trump administration and the OAS, which helped install it.

Mark Weisbrot

The Far Right Holds a Grip on European Campuses

Groups like the Identitarian movement are borrowing strategies from the left and targeting students.

Jessica Bateman

Culture

How Did We Get Here?

Three new books by prominent liberal intellectuals—Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson’s Let Them Eat Tweets, Robert B. Reich’s The System, and Robert P. Saldin and Steven M. Teles’s Never Trump—give strikingly different answers.

Nicholas Lemann

A Dilemma of Intimacy

An Asian American writer grapples with interracial love in a time of disaster.

Anne Anlin Cheng

A Soundscape of Pure Empathy

Kelly Lee Owens’s quietly complex electronic music is defined by its spirit of care.

Julyssa Lopez

Watch and Listen

Listen: Why Are People Watching Less Sports? 

Sportswriter Jane McManus joins the show to talk about a new survey on sports viewership 

October 20, 2020

View: In California’s Agricultural Heartland, a Mayor Is Running on Compassion

Maria Orozco, the mayor of a small farming town, is fighting to protect her constituents, regardless of immigration status.

October 13, 2020
October 6, 2020
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