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My Universe Continues to Expand

Sarah Lindemann-KomarovaChallenging the Western narrative that says Russia isn't free.

Open Letter to UN Ambassador Nikki Haley on Our Report on Apartheid in Israel

Richard Falk, Virginia TilleyInstead of responding to it with constructive criticism, you launched defamatory attacks on all involved.

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

Aviva ChomskyTrump's rhetoric is shocking, but his immigration policy is nothing new.

Benjamin Barber, a Brilliant Thinker Who Saw the Future

John NicholsThroughout his career, he championed a world that was urban, interdependent, and democratic.

Where Is the Elizabeth Warren of Foreign Policy?

Katrina vanden HeuvelA challenge to the failed doctrines of the Democratic foreign-policy establishment is long overdue.

Anatomy of a Train Wreck: The Patriots White House Visit

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

Can the Pain of Others Be Transmuted Into Art?

Barry SchwabskyWhile Dana Schutz's Open Casket has received the lion's share of attention,much of the WhitneyBiennial seems to seek out controversy.

How Border Patrol Deals With Dissent in Its Ranks

John WashingtonAn interview with Customs and Border Protection whistle-blower James Tomsheck.

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

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

The Unity Tour Was Kind of a Mess—and That's OK

Joan WalshThe party is still divided on policy and politics—but a full airing of differences is healthy.

Ella Fitzgerald at 100

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

How Border Patrol Deals With Dissent in Its Ranks

John WashingtonAn interview with Customs and Border Protection whistleblower James Tomsheck.

Why We Need a Whistleblower in US Customs and Border Protection

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

How the Government Works Under Trump

Tom TomorrowSad!

Why Was Heath Mello Thrown Under the Bus?

D.D. GuttenplanWas the candidate for mayor of Omaha held to a different standard than other Democrats?

The Unity Tour Was Kind of a Mess—and That's Okay

Joan WalshThe party is still divided on policy and politics—but a full airing of differences is healthy.

'Sports Illustrated' Gets Everything About Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X Wrong

Dave ZirinThe magazine asks, What if Muhammad Ali had never met Malcolm X?' The answer is disturbing.

A New Organization Is Battling Russia's Culture of Impunity

Nadezda AzhgikhinaTo end the attacks on journalists, activists, and writers, Freedom of Speech is standing for the best traditions of Russian civil society.

It Has Been Four Years Since the Rana Plaza Factory Collapse—How Much Has Changed?

Michelle ChenBangladesh's textile workers still struggle for fair pay, safe working conditions, and, most importantly, a voice on the job.

Donald Trump Is the President Our Military Leaders Always Dreamed About

Tom EngelhardtDon't fool yourself—Donald is anything but an isolationist.

Meet the Radical Workers' Cooperative Growing in the Heart of the Deep South

Peter MoskowitzCooperation Jackson is trying to build an alternative economy for the city's majority-black residents.

New York City's Mayor Proposes Free Universal Preschool for 3-Year-Olds

Jarrett MurphyWith 3-K for All in NYC,' Bill de Blasio is ramping upthe fight against educational inequality.

Trump's Attacks on Immigrants Are a Gift for Bad Bosses

Terri GersteinProtecting the rights of the most vulnerable workers is about to get significantlyharder—and that's bad for all workers.

Frances Fitzgerald: Why Did White Evangelicals Vote For Our Immoral President?

Jon WienerAbout 81 percent of white evangelicals voted for Trump.

The First 100 Days of Resistance Restored Our Faith in Democracy

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

Scientists Are Marching Because Things Are Not Normal

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

Why Is Arkansas Rushing to Execute Its Prisoners?

Jess McHughThe overseers of our capital punishment system are increasingly standing alone.

The Stunning Disappearance of Candidate Trump

Robert L. BorosageAnd howDemocratsmust respond to his broken promises.

An Arizona Legislator Gave an Invocation That Didn't Mention God. You Won't Believe What Happened Next.

John NicholsAccording to Republicans, there are certain prayers you can'tmake in the state House.

As We Approach the Peoples Climate March, Here Are Six Ways to Fight to Save the Planet

Brandon JordanThe stakes are higher than ever before.

Why Are Bureaucrats—Not Judges—Deciding Whether Terminally Ill Prisoners Die Behind Bars?

Robert Greenwald, Mary PriceThis is not how our compassionate release' system is supposed to work.

The CFPB Just Sued a Crooked Mortgage Servicer, but Indicted Itself

David DayenThe lawsuit against Ocwen is welcome, but should have happened four years ago.

Could Leftist Jean-Luc Mélenchon Win the French Presidency?

Paul CohenCommunism may be dead, but the struggle against capital has taken on new life in France.

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

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

New Cinema: 'Norman' and 'Obit'

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

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

Joshua HollandIt's healthy to be skeptical. But it's possible to take skepticism too far.

How Our Foreign-Policy Elites Manufactured the Korea Crisis

Patrick LawrenceThe attack on the Syrian airfield was a message to North Korea and China—and a demonstration of Trump's capitulation to the imperial clique.

Scott Walker Just Cluelessly Exploited the Milwaukee Bucks to Suck Up to Trump

Dave ZirinIn reality, the Bucks stand for everything that Scott Walker—and Donald Trump—are against.

The World Hasn't Had This Many People Dying of Starvation and Disease Since World War II

Michael T. KlareAnd the United States is complicit in their death.

Bill McKibben: This Is Our Last Chance to Save the Planet

Start Making Sense, Jon WienerPlus, Frances Fitzgerald on evangelicals and Trump, and Andrew Bacevich on our endlesswar in Afghanistan.

An O'Reilly Defender

Calvin Trillin

Obama From the Rearview Mirror

Robert L. BorosageThe former president didn't lose the argument with the right; he chose not to wage it.

The GOP's Attacks on the Poor Are About to Get Stealthier

Kai WrightAre we ready?

Trump's 'Extreme' Budget Is Just Paul Ryan's Old Bad Plan With a Comb-Over

Bryce CovertRyan avoided naming the popular programs that both politicians would cut.

Letters From the May 8/15, 2017, Issue

Our ReadersSolidarity with striking Harvard workers… Health care for all!… What is feminism?… Resisting the right wing… America's perpetual wars…

Undocumented Bakers Are Planning 'A Day Without Bread' This Friday

Michelle ChenThe workers at New York City's Tom Cat Bakery are asking consumers to show their support at the dining table.

How Congress Could Give Trump the Green Light to Go After Medical Marijuana

George ZornickThe government shutdown fight has big implications for medical marijuana patients.

The Next Generation of Democratic Socialists Has Started Winning Local Elections

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

The Problem With How Jeff Sessions Talks About Crime

Collier MeyersonHe's making unfounded claims about the relationship between crime rates and scrutiny of law enforcement.

Puzzle No. 3431

Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto