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Donald Trump Has Zero Legal Authority to Order Military Action Against North Korea

Without congressional authorization, military action would “clearly and unequivocally be illegal and unconstitutional,” says Congressman Jerrold Nadler.

John Nichols

Climate Change

On April 29, We March for the Future

We’ll either save or doom the planet during the Trump administration. Don’t sit the Peoples Climate Mobilization out.

Bill McKibben
World Leaders

Relax, Donald: After 100 Days, You've Already Done So Much

President Trump shouldn’t be so defensive about Saturday’s milestone. The list of his accomplishments is long.

Peter Dreier

The First 100 Days of Resistance Restored Our Faith in Democracy

But progressives must continue to take to the streets—and push Democrats to offer a real alternative.

John Nichols
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The Climate March

On April 29, We March for the Future

We’ll either save or doom the planet during the Trump administration. Don’t sit the Peoples Climate Mobilization out.
Bill McKibben

It is hard to avoid hyperbole when you talk about global warming. It is, after all, the biggest 
thing humans have ever done, and by a very large margin. In the past year, we’ve decimated the Great Barrier Reef, which is the largest living structure on Earth. In the drought-stricken… Continue Reading >


Trump’s FCC Has Begun Its Attack on Net Neutrality

This is an all-hands-on-deck moment for every American.

John Nichols

Democrats Can Retake the House in 2018 Without Converting a Single Trump Voter

Close races in Kansas and Georgia explain how.

Steve Phillips

The People Have Spoken: They Want More Government

So let’s give it to them, by building a high-wage economy that protects workers, not banks and corporations.

Jeff Madrick
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Borders and Immigration

Why We Need a Whistle-Blower in US Customs and Border Protection

The agency, which oversees Border Patrol, is one of the most opaque and unaccountable in our government.

John Washington

Deported: A Father of Three Torn From His Family

Within hours of being pulled over for a broken headlamp, José Alvarez was deported to Mexico.

Leighton Akio Woodhouse

Clinton and Obama Laid the Groundwork for Donald Trump’s War on Immigrants

Trump’s rhetoric is shocking, but his immigration policy is nothing new.

Aviva Chomsky


Inside the Birth of a Trump-Inspired Intellectual Magazine

Reading through American Affairs, one gets the sense that avoiding policy questions is as much a strategy as a politics.

Gideon Lewis-Kraus

Ella Fitzgerald at 100

During her long lifetime, the First Lady of Swing was as engaged with the new as she was driven by classicism.

David Hajdu

Kendrick Lamar’s Statement of Faith

With his excellent fourth album, DAMN., the rapper has given us an album that is as concerned with America as it is with God.

Marcus J. Moore
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Watch and Listen

Listen: Anatomy of a Train Wreck: The Patriots White House Visit

Former Sports Illustrated editor Melissa Jacobs on the Aaron Hernandez suicide and the Pats trip to this abnormal White House.

April 25, 2017

View: These Haunting Photos Show the Deadly Absurdity of the US-Mexico Border Wall

A collaboration between photographer Richard Misrach and experimental composer Guillermo Galindo captures the austere brutality of the borderlands.

May 11, 2016

Watch: Clean In: How Hotel Workers Fought For a Union—And Won

A feminism for the 99 percent has been forged by working-class immigrant women who confronted Harvard’s first female president and Sheryl Sandberg.

March 8, 2017


Take Action

How to Join the ‘Day Without Immigrants’ on May Day

A coalition led by immigrants and workers is aiming to mark this year’s May Day with the biggest workers strike and mobilization in over a decade.

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