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Science and Health

Scientists Are Marching Because Things Are Not Normal

The Trump administration threatens the integrity of scientific research and the citizens who depend on it.

Zoë Carpenter
Death Penalty

Why Is Arkansas Rushing to Execute Its Prisoners?

The overseers of our capital punishment system are increasingly standing alone. 

Jess McHugh
Political Figures

The Stunning Disappearance of Candidate Trump

And how Democrats must respond to his broken promises.

Robert L. Borosage
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Politics

It’s Time for the Left to Take Questions About Russia, Trump, and Hacking Seriously

It’s healthy to be skeptical. But it’s possible to take skepticism too far.

Joshua Holland

The Next Generation of Democratic Socialists Has Started Winning Local Elections

Campaigning for economic and social justice, they are winning municipal races in states like Illinois and Georgia.

John Nichols

The Problem With How Jeff Sessions Talks About Crime

He’s making unfounded claims about the relationship between crime rates and scrutiny of law enforcement.

Collier Meyerson
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France Votes

The Illusions of Disillusion

Marine Le Pen is running on resentment, but is it enough to win her the French presidency?

Cécile Alduy

Le Pen’s Long Shadow

If you want to understand the wave of right-wing populism erupting in Europe and the United States, France is a good place to start.

David A. Bell

From Collapse to Mystique

François Hollande failed French Socialists, and France. Emmanuel Macron is promising France a glorious rebirth—but without the “Socialist” label.

Arthur Goldhammer

The Russia Debate

Why We Must Oppose the Kremlin-Baiting Against Trump

The Russia-connected allegations have created an atmosphere of hysteria amounting to McCarthyism.

Stephen F. Cohen

It’s Not ‘McCarthyism’ to Demand Answers on Trump, Russia, and the Election

Using the language of the anticommunist witch hunt for this moment is a mistake.

Katha Pollitt

It’s Time for the Left to Take Questions About Russia, Trump, and Hacking Seriously

It’s healthy to be skeptical. But it’s possible to take skepticism too far.

Joshua Holland
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Culture

New Cinema: ‘Norman’ and ‘Obit’

At a time when big names are everywhere, Norman and Obit are movies lovingly dedicated to the virtues of the small and the anonymous.

Stuart Klawans

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

Obama From the Rearview Mirror

The former president didn’t lose the argument with the right; he chose not to wage it.

Robert L. Borosage

Watch and Listen

Listen: The Raiders Are Going To Vegas!?

Talking the big move with the first and only female CEO in NFL history, Amy Trask.

April 18, 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

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