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It’s Not Hysterical to Recognize the Threat Trump Poses

Democracy, such as it is, really is in danger.

Katha Pollitt

Immigration Policy

Can these Cities Block Texas’s Vile Anti-Immigrant Agenda?

A massive urban resistance is working to stop SB4 from taking effect in the Lone Star State.

Jimmy Tobias
Donald Trump

White Nationalists in Charlottesville and the White House: Eric Foner

Plus Bob Dreyfuss on Paul Manafort, and Robert Lipsyte on Trump and golf.

Start Making Sense and Jon Wiener

Cutting Off Payments to Palestinian Families Won’t Stop Terrorism

It also might amount to collective punishment, which is illegal. 

Lara Friedman
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From the Magazine

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Historical Amnesia About Slavery Is a Tool of White Supremacy

Where we have (mostly) condemned slavery, we as a country have refused to condemn its defenders.

Mychal Denzel Smith

How the Police Failed in Charlottesville

Police must learn from past protests to avoid stoking further violence.

Alex S. Vitale

Charlottesville: Is America Becoming the Middle East?

 Our neo-imperial wars may be coming home to roost.

Juan Cole


Could Paul Manafort Bring Down the Whole Trump Family?

He sits atop a massive tangle of ties to Russia, pro-Russian Ukrainians, and shady New York real-estate deals.

Bob Dreyfuss

Fire the White Supremacists, Topple the Confederate Statues, Crack Down on the Violent Fascists

This is about more than Trump—this is about what America must do. Now.

John Nichols

Can Medicare for All Succeed?

Some readers took issue with Joshua Holland’s recent article on the challenges of achieving universal health coverage through Medicare expansion.

Steffie Woolhandler, David U. Himmelstein, Ida Hellander and Joshua Holland
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The Two Andrew Jacksons

Jacksonian democracy may have been liberating for some, but it was repressive for many others.

Michael Kazin

The Uncanny World of Deborah Levy

The English novelist is a connoisseur of domestic disturbances.

Becca Rothfeld

More Than Motown

Kathryn Bigelow’s instinct for the visceral overflows her chosen subject, making a mess of the themes in her new film Detroit.

Stuart Klawans


Brazil’s Most Popular Leader Has Been Convicted of Corruption on Flimsy Evidence

Lula da Silva and his Workers’ Party are an affront to the country’s traditional elite—which is itself mired in corruption—so they want to destroy him by any means necessary.

Mark Weisbrot

Venezuela May Be on the Brink of Civil War

The international left should do everything in its power to prevent it; we must support a negotiated solution.

Gabriel Hetland

Trump’s Handling of North Korea Is Going to Lead Us Straight Into Nuclear Disaster

Public strong-arming isn’t the key to de-escalating confrontation—it’s the key to igniting it.

Rajan Menon
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Watch and Listen

Listen: The Deportation of Teen Soccer Star Lizandro Claros

Feeling the effects of the Trump era, from youth sports to the pros.

August 15, 2017

View: The Borderlands’ Human Stain

Photographs that capture the traces of violence that have plagued the US-Mexico border for generations.

July 27, 2017

Watch: VIDEO: People in Denmark Are a Lot Happier Than People in the United States. Here’s Why.

When governments provide benefits and services that allow its citizens to thrive, everyone wins.

July 17, 2017


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Here’s What You Can Do After Charlottesville

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