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The Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Effect

The Democratic party’s new rock star is storming the country on behalf of insurgent populists.

John Nichols

Economic Policy

The Shareholder Revolution Devours Its Children

The economy has been rigged to channel wealth to a tiny elite.

Mike Konczal

Mourning the Violence of Its Past, Oklahoma City Is Moving Forward

An innovative civic-education organization is inspiring students of a once-progressive state.

Elizabeth Pochoda
Foreign Policy

America’s Gulf Allies Are Making the World a More Dangerous Place

Maybe it’s time to ask, “With friends like Saudi Arabia and the UAE, who needs enemies?”

Kate Kizer
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From the Magazine


The Left Is Winning Even When It Loses

Tough primaries don’t change the fact that leftist policies are very popular. 

Sean McElwee, Jon Green and Colin McAuliffe

Christine Hallquist Isn’t Just the First Transgender Candidate for Governor—She’s Also a Visionary Progressive

The history-making candidate says that Vermonters will elect her because of her platform.

John Nichols

This One Time, Sarah Huckabee Sanders Won’t Back Up Trump

The press secretary won’t deny that Trump used the N-word. Still, will it matter?

Joan Walsh


The Making of 20th-Century New York

The history of America's extreme metropolis captures a city caught between radicalism and reaction.

Kim Phillips-Fein

Mel Chin’s Social Surrealism

Lamentations and revivals.

Barry Schwabsky

In Tony Kushner’s America

When it first debuted, Angels in America helped mark the rising fortunes of the gay-rights movement in the 1990s and early 2000s. What does it tell us about today?

Benjamin Serby


Breaking France’s Race Taboo

A new generation of activists is trying to change the way France conceives of race.

Karina Piser

Montenegro and NATO’s Faustian Bargain

Did Montenegro’s NATO accession increase the collective defense of the West or merely protect a corrupt regime?

Gordon N. Bardos

The Dreams of India’s Restless Generation

Snigdha Poonam’s Dreamers examines the ambitions of India’s youth.

Kanishk Tharoor

Watch and Listen

Listen: How Do So Many Samoans Make it to the NFL?

Rob Ruck joins the show to talk about the history of Samoans and football.

August 7, 2018

View: PHOTOS: These Students Are Sick and Tired of Gun Violence

“That could be me, my friends, my family.”

April 26, 2018

View: ‘A Border Control Official Sexually Abused Me’

Aura Hernández fled to the US seeking safety. Instead, she encountered threats, harassment, and assault.

April 2, 2018


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