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Texas Made It More Difficult to Get an Abortion, and Teen Motherhood Increased
July 21st, 2017, 12:25 PM

Michelle Chen

When reproductive-health services are cut, unintended pregnancies increase.

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Sean Spicer Has Embarrassed Himself—Badly
July 21st, 2017, 12:25 PM

John Nichols

The time to resign was on January 21, when the president demanded he tell an outrageous lie.

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A Summer of Special Effects
July 21st, 2017, 12:25 PM

Stuart Klawans

On one end of the scale, there’s the stroke of cinematic inspiration in A Ghost Story; on the other are CGI inventions like the astonishing Okja.

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O.J.’s Parole: A Fitting End to the ‘Fifth Quarter’
July 20th, 2017, 12:25 PM

Dave Zirin

The decision to parole O.J. Simpson will rankle some, but it was correct and just.

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Paul Ryan Hands Donald Trump a Blank Check for Endless War
July 20th, 2017, 12:25 PM

John Nichols

The Speaker and his allies block Barbara Lee’s drive to check presidential war making.

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Trump’s Russiagate Attorney Is Himself Entangled in Russian Corruption
July 20th, 2017, 12:25 PM

Bob Dreyfuss

Meanwhile, Robert Mueller is quietly assembling a dream team of lawyers.

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The US Military ‘Liberated’ Mosul—by Destroying It
July 20th, 2017, 12:25 PM

Tom Engelhardt

The only pattern in the American “war on terror” is disaster.

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How the Left Can Win in the South
July 20th, 2017, 12:25 PM

Paul Blest

Bernie Sanders’s crushing defeat across the South should be a wake-up call for progressives—but victory is within reach.

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Why Is Trump’s Top Attorney Also Working for Big Russian Bankers?
July 20th, 2017, 12:25 PM

Start Making Sense, Jon Wiener

Bob Dreyfuss on Trump’s lawyers, Amy Wilentz on Don Jr., and Suzanne Gordon on the VA.

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The Poetics of Jazz
July 20th, 2017, 12:25 PM

David B. Hobbs

A new book presents an alternative aesthetic history of jazz—and is also a challenge to all music critics.

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What’s Next in the War Over Obamacare?
July 20th, 2017, 12:25 PM

Zoë Carpenter

The GOP hasn’t given up yet, and activists aren’t ready to celebrate.

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This Massachusetts Nurses’ Union Is Reviving the Strike
July 19th, 2017, 12:25 PM

Jane McAlevey

They’re bringing solidarity back, with a little help from Boston’s hard hats.

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New Studies Cast Doubt on Cherished Conventional Wisdom From 2016
July 19th, 2017, 12:25 PM

Joshua Holland

Were Trump voters uniquely motivated by trade? Are Sanders and Clinton supporters really that ideologically different? New studies suggest no.

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Cold-War News Not Fit to Print
July 19th, 2017, 12:25 PM

Stephen F. Cohen

The mainstream media’s orthodox narrative of the new Cold War and “Russiagate” deletes important aspects of current developments.

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Is Trump Planning to Upend the Iranian Nuclear Accord?
July 19th, 2017, 12:25 PM

James Carden

Trump has certified that Iran is in compliance with the terms of the international nuclear agreement—but he doesn’t seem happy about it.

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The Circular Firing Squad Isn’t Amusing Anymore
July 19th, 2017, 12:25 PM

Danny Goldberg

The left is tearing itself apart.

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Trump’s Allies Are Taking Over the Media and Creating Their Own Reality
July 19th, 2017, 12:25 PM

Eric Alterman

Is anybody paying attention?

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Welcome to 2050. The ‘Climate Monster’ Has Arrived.
July 18th, 2017, 12:25 PM

John Feffer

Here’s the future for a world that failed to act.

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ALEC Is Talking About Changing the Way Senators Are Elected and Taking Away Your Vote
July 18th, 2017, 12:25 PM

John Nichols

A proposed resolution advocates for overturning the 17th Amendment so Republican-controlled state legislatures could pick senators.

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Trump’s Renegotiation of NAFTA Is Starting to Look a Lot Like the TPP
July 18th, 2017, 12:25 PM

David Dayen

What happened to his campaign promise to write better rules for trade?

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Take Action Now: Commit to Showing Up for Immigrants in Your Community and Next Steps on Health Care
July 18th, 2017, 12:25 PM

NationAction

Check out three meaningful actions you can take this week.

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Mitch McConnell Is the Biggest Loser
July 18th, 2017, 12:25 PM

Joan Walsh

He tried to sell the bill as all things to all GOP senators—and he got caught.

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The Absolutely, Positively 100% True Story of Trump and Russia*
July 18th, 2017, 12:25 PM

Tom Tomorrow

*This story subject to revision.

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A Plan to Make Flying Less Awful
July 18th, 2017, 12:25 PM

Michelle Chen

How would airports change if the workers who made them run earned a living wage?

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Viva Baseball: The Latino Pageantry of the MLB’s 2017 All-Star Game
July 18th, 2017, 12:25 PM

Dave Zirin

Latino baseball history, Venus Williams, and more.

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Democrats Are Trying to Win the 2018 Midterms in All the Wrong Ways
July 18th, 2017, 12:25 PM

Steve Phillips

If there are 7 million Obama-to-Trump voters, why didn’t Trump’s vote total increase by 7 million?

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Johnny Manziel: The NFL Owners’ ‘Good Boy’
July 17th, 2017, 12:25 PM

Dave Zirin

In Colin Kaepernick, NFL owners see a threat. In Johnny Manziel, they see themselves.

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VIDEO: People in Denmark Are a Lot Happier Than People in the United States. Here’s Why.
July 17th, 2017, 12:25 PM

The Nation

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

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Trump’s Foreign-Policy Meltdown
July 17th, 2017, 12:25 PM

Alfred W. McCoy

Undermining confidence and alienating allies, Trump has already undone years of American diplomacy.

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America’s Biggest Publicly Funded, Fully Integrated Health-Care System Is Under Attack
July 17th, 2017, 12:25 PM

Suzanne Gordon

The Veterans Health Administration is a successful example of a single-payer system in the United States. It’s time for progressives to defend it.

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The Aggressive Anti-Union Campaign at StoryCorps
July 17th, 2017, 12:25 PM

Stephanie Russell-Kraft

It’s a perfect example of the labor problems mission-driven nonprofits often have.

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Since When Is It Not Okay to Play Hardball With the Democrats?
July 17th, 2017, 12:25 PM

RoseAnn DeMoro

The real issue in the fight for single-payer health care in California is not cost—it is political will and political priorities.

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The Air We Breathe: A Conversation With Arundhati Roy
July 17th, 2017, 12:25 PM

Ratik Asokan

The writer discusses her new novel, love, justice, and Indian politics.

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Tell Senator Orrin Hatch What ‘Experts and Stakeholders’ Really Think of His Tax Plan
July 14th, 2017, 12:25 PM

Rosy Alvarez

The chairman of the Senate Finance Committee has asked for input on our tax system.

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Keith Ellison Just Beat Back a Right-Wing Assault on Religious Freedom
July 14th, 2017, 12:25 PM

John Nichols

The congressman objected to a proposal that would have unjustly targeted Muslims.

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Kushner and Bannon Team Up to Privatize the War in Afghanistan
July 14th, 2017, 12:25 PM

Tim Shorrock

Blackwater’s Erik Prince was a shoo-in for the plan. But who is Stephen Feinberg?

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Here’s What You Can Do to Help Kill the Republican ‘Health-Care’ Bill for Good
July 14th, 2017, 12:25 PM

NationAction

This fight is far from over.

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Al Franken: Is Jeff Sessions a Lying Little Weasel?
July 14th, 2017, 12:25 PM

Jon Wiener

Questions, and answers, about Trump voters, Bernie voters, and Russians.

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The Caravan Against Fear Is Fighting Trump’s Border Wall
July 14th, 2017, 12:25 PM

Sasha Abramsky

Resistance, in this environment, is at least as much about crafting alternative stories of community and humanity.

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How Can We Ensure Survival in a New Era of Nuclear Brinkmanship?
July 14th, 2017, 12:25 PM

Michael T. Klare

The era of amnesia is over—if we needed a wake-up call, the North Korean ICBM test supplied it with a vengeance.

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Is Morocco Headed Toward Insurrection?
July 13th, 2017, 12:25 PM

Hisham Aidi

The northeastern Rif, Berber heartland and site of the 1920s Rif Republic, is on fire—and the protests are spreading.

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Even as ISIL Fades, States of Emergency Are Becoming Permanent
July 13th, 2017, 12:25 PM

Juan Cole

From Egypt to Turkey to France, governments are exploiting the fear of terrorism to seize power.

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Nuclear Bunkers Won’t Protect You From What’s Happening in the White House
July 13th, 2017, 12:25 PM

William J. Astore

It’s time to stop hiding from the crises we’ve created.

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Want National Health Insurance? Dump the Term ‘Single Payer’—and ‘Medicare for All’ Too
July 13th, 2017, 12:25 PM

Trudy Lieberman

“Medicare for all” is better than “single payer,” but better yet is “guaranteed lifetime coverage for all.”

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Bernie Sanders Bets on Ben Jealous
July 13th, 2017, 12:25 PM

John Nichols

With his endorsements of candidates like Jealous, Sanders is framing the next American politics.

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Americans Oppose School Segregation in Theory—but Not in Practice
July 13th, 2017, 12:25 PM

Perpetual Baffour

A debate over integration of a wealthy school in New York City shows that change is no easy task.

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Al Franken Versus the De-Humorizer
July 13th, 2017, 12:25 PM

Start Making Sense, Jon Wiener

Plus Joan Walsh on Donald Trump Jr. and Ari Berman on voting.

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Walmart’s Sick Scheduling Policies
July 13th, 2017, 12:25 PM

Michelle Chen

A new survey alleges that the mega-retailer punishes workers for medical absences.

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Donald Jr. Meets the Russians
July 13th, 2017, 12:25 PM

Calvin Trillin

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Trump’s Trojan Horse
July 13th, 2017, 12:25 PM

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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