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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

Democrats

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
Film

The Decade Before the LA Riots

Let It Fall is a comprehensive history of how Los Angeles tore itself apart from 1982 to 1992, as well as the story of a dozen or more personal tragedies.

Stuart Klawans
US Wars and Military Action

Where Is the Elizabeth Warren of Foreign Policy?

A challenge to the failed doctrines of the Democratic foreign-policy establishment is long overdue. 

Katrina vanden Heuvel
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Politics

Donald Trump’s ‘Buy American’ Initiative Is a Lie

His executive order is full of loopholes designed to protect Wall Street and multinational corporations—at the expense of American workers.

John Nichols

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

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

Joan Walsh

Why Was Heath Mello Thrown Under the Bus?

Was the candidate for mayor of Omaha held to a different standard than other Democrats?

D.D. Guttenplan

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
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The Climate Fight

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

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

The stakes are higher than ever before.

Brandon Jordan

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

Culture

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

Can the Pain of Others Be Transmuted Into Art?

While Dana Schutz’s Open Casket has received the lion’s share of attention, much of the Whitney Biennial seems to seek out controversy.

Barry Schwabsky

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
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Watch and Listen

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

Plus, Frances Fitzgerald on evangelicals and Trump, and Andrew Bacevich on our endless war in Afghanistan.

April 20, 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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