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On Tuesday, Alabama Decides Between an Accused Child Molester and a Democrat

Which one has a better chance of making it to the Senate?

Jon Wiener

Environmental Activism

Donald Trump and Rupert Murdoch Have Set Our Future on Fire

The fires and storms ravaging the planet are only going to get worse, especially if we don’t end the power of climate deniers.

Mark Hertsgaard
Criminal Justice

It’s Time to End Mass Incarceration

Locking up more and more people for longer and longer won’t make us safer.

Brave New Films
Jails and Prisons

Our Prison Population Is Getting Older and Older

Could programs like compassionate release provide refuge from a criminal-justice system run amok?

Michelle Chen
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From the Magazine

Special Election

Donald Trump Has Made Roy Moore the Face of the Republican Party

Will other Republicans do nothing?

John Nichols

How the Democrats Can Defeat Roy Moore in Alabama

Howell Raines on Doug Jones, Bob Dreyfuss on Russiagate, and Gary Younge on American Nazis.

Start Making Sense and Jon Wiener

On Tuesday, Alabama Decides Between an Accused Child Molester and a Democrat

Which one has a better chance of making it to the Senate?

Jon Wiener


Now That Al Franken Is Gone, Democrats Need to Hold Hearings on Trump

They have the moral high ground; now they need to use it to create real accountability for both parties.

Joan Walsh

2 Progressives Are Fighting to Represent Chicago in Congress

But is the race between Chuy Garcia and Carlos Ramirez-Rosa a sign of progressive strength—or weakness?

D.D. Guttenplan

This Is How the Trump Administration Gives Big Oil the Keys to Public Lands

The Bureau of Land Management is rapidly opening previously off-limits areas to oil and gas drilling.

Adam Federman


Jennifer Egan’s Shadow Worlds

Manhattan Beach maps the networks of power working just below New York’s surface.

Katherine Hill

Shamir’s Reinvention

On Revelations, he trades the glitz and brashness of his early work for a more ruminative and uncertain sound.

Bijan Stephen

Between the News and a Prayer

Danez Smith’s poetry bends language to hope for the possibility of a better world.

David B. Hobbs

Watch and Listen

Listen: The WNBA’s Maya Moore Wants to End Mass Incarceration

WNBA great Maya Moore joins the podcast to talk about the importance of criminal-justice reform.

November 30, 2017

Watch: We’re DACA Recipients, but We’re Fighting for All Undocumented Immigrants

These young activists aren’t going to stop until the rights of all 11 million undocumented immigrants are protected.

September 27, 2017

View: The Borderlands’ Human Stain

Photographs that capture the traces of violence that have plagued the US-Mexico border for generations.

July 27, 2017


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