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Mexico’s Discount-Health-Care Problem

Affordable clinic–pharmacies have vastly expanded health-care access for Mexicans. They’ve also bred a dangerous attitude towards prescription drugs.

Julie Morse

Climate Change

The Climate Won’t Stop Changing In 2100

Computing power and time put limits on long-term climate modeling—but that doesn’t mean things will get better on their own.

Alex Lubben
Nuclear Arms and Proliferation

Washington’s Ire Shifts From Kim Jong-un to Moon Jae-in

Trump infuriated and insulted South Koreans when he said “they do nothing without our approval.”

Tim Shorrock
Banking

Bankers of the World, Unite!

To stabilize our economy, we should unionize the financial sector.

Mike Konczal
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Politics

The Austerity Hawks Are Coming for Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid

Mitch McConnell just revealed the scheme: cut taxes for the billionaires class, create deficits, and then shred the social safety net.

John Nichols

So, Senator Warren: You’re Clearly Running for President

Here’s some unsolicited advice on becoming the foreign-policy leader America needs.

Andrew J. Bacevich

We Must Channel Our Fury Over Kavanaugh Before Election Day

Our rage presents an opportunity, but we have to focus it.

Mike Lux and Celinda Lake

world

Why Ethnic Nationalism Still Rules Bosnia, and Why It Could Get Worse

Sectarianism was baked into the 1995 Dayton Agreement—but now, with the rise of nationalism across Europe, there are fewer brakes on it from the EU.

Una Hajdari and Michael Colborne

Israel Detained This Palestinian-American Student—Now She’s Challenging the State in Court

This isn’t the first time Israel has denied entry to a prospective student, but Lara Alqasem is the first to challenge it.

Molly Minta

Syria Moves One Step Closer to Ending the Civil War

Each player had its reasons for not going forward with a cataclysmic offensive against the last rebel stronghold, in Idlib. 

Roy Gutman

Culture

The Curdled Worldview of Matthew Weiner’s ‘The Romanoffs’

The Mad Men creator’s new TV series for Amazon is a flawed and shallow send-up of miserable former aristocrats.

Erin Schwartz

Ben Rhodes and the Crisis of Liberal Foreign Policy

Obama and his speechwriter and national-security adviser set out to break from the foreign-policy establishment; instead, they found themselves absorbed by it.

David Klion

Hubert Humphrey and the Unmaking of Cold War Liberalism

A new biography captures how the Minnesota senator and vice president was poised to be liberalism’s conscience but instead played a role in its downfall.

Michael Kazin

Watch and Listen

Listen: Edge of Sports NBA Season Preview

NBA scribe Michael Lee joins the show to talk about the upcoming NBA season, Magic Johnson, and the 50th anniversary of John Carlos and Tommie Smith’s iconic Olympic protest.

October 17, 2018

Watch: These Tenants Are Leading the Largest Rent Strike in LA History

Residents of three buildings in Central Los Angeles are refusing to pay rent until their landlord agrees to fair rent increases.

August 20, 2018

Watch: More Dangerous Than a Thousand Rioters: The Revolutionary Life of Lucy Parsons

What we can learn from one of the great organizers in American history.

November 15, 2016

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