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In the upside-down Trumpverse, nothing is as it seems. It's like being stuck in Monty Python's never ending "Argument Clinic." more

Feb 13, 2018 10:30 PM Dispatches


Wendy Quinn

Ten years ago I would never have imagined 500 women and men marching in Fort Wayne, Indiana for women’s rights. Could this signal a tipping point, even in one of the reddest states in the nation? more

Feb 7, 2018 2:36 PM Dispatches


Susan Walsh AP

Trump's economic claims have breached the wall between upbeat spin and outright mendacity. more

Jan 31, 2018 9:37 PM Magazine


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“We’ve had good and bad Presidents, but all 44 people who preceded Trump, saw themselves as representing everyone in the United States, even those who didn’t vote for them. Trump has never tried to do that.” more

Jan 23, 2018 6:00 AM Dispatches 1 Comments



2017 was a rough year for public schools. But there is hope ahead. more

Jan 17, 2018 4:11 PM Public School Shakedown


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In 2018 all eyes are on electoral politics. But what does that mean for social movements? more

Jan 17, 2018 12:17 PM Dispatches



Stephens delivered a dramatic rebuke of the notion that people with Down Syndrome and their families lead lives of perpetual suffering. Republicans gave him a standing ovation but voted against him anyway. more

Jan 16, 2018 6:04 AM Dispatches

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2018 Reese Erlich

December's spontaneous protests among young, working-class Iranians reflect the similar tensions over wealth inequality that plague the U.S. But that hasn't stopped Donald Trump from using the protests to justify his aggressive policies. more

Jan 5, 2018 1:52 PM Dispatches


Rochelle Hartman (Flickr)

Wisconsin’s public schools used to be at the top of the class. How they fell so far and so fast is a cautionary tale for our country’s rural schools. more

Jan 5, 2018 12:30 PM Public School Shakedown

If our nation’s values are to survive the tenure of Trump, this magazine’s founding ideals must be nurtured and spread. more

Dec 29, 2017 2:00 PM Op-Eds

The growing list of words discouraged by the Trump Administration reflects its anti-science agenda. more

Dec 29, 2017 7:00 AM Dispatches

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Teke Wiggin

The intransigent communications giant bodes ill for the future of unions (not to mention net neutrality). more

Dec 27, 2017 1:00 PM Dispatches



There was a lot to fight against in 2017, and it was sometimes hard to think about building for the future. But a new campaign aims to change that in 2018. more

Dec 26, 2017 1:00 PM Dispatches



The film, chronicling the Pentagon Papers, is extremely of the moment as another tyrannical president seeks to undermine the free press as he and his administration are under investigation. more

Dec 23, 2017 10:09 AM Dispatches


Mark Fiore

President Trump is determined to oppose the imaginary war with a full-throated defense of Christianity and all things Christmas—look away from those pesky sick children! more

Dec 15, 2017 2:32 PM Dispatches


Jesse Myerson

Constituents visited Indiana Rep. Trey Hollingsworth's office to confront him about the tax bill. They were stonewalled for eight hours. more

Dec 14, 2017 8:00 AM Dispatches


Sarah Bigney

Maine Senator Susan Collins was one of three votes to stop ACA repeal. But last week, after getting empty promises that are already being walked back, she voted for a tax bill that include big healthcare cuts. Her constituents are not pleased. more

Dec 5, 2017 7:00 AM Dispatches


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Sarah Jaffe and Jody Calemine talk about the new tax bill,and its striking similarities to Reaganomics. more

Nov 30, 2017 11:00 AM Dispatches

Sarah Jaffe and socialist leader, David Duhalde, discuss election night wins for socialist and left wing candidates, and what that means for the 2018 midterms. more

Nov 16, 2017 11:00 AM Dispatches



From October of 1947 to roughly 1960, more than 300 artists were banned from working in the movies by HUAC unless they recanted their lefty politics. Seventy years later, this event is reenacted. more

Nov 1, 2017 12:21 PM Dispatches

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