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Trump Is Our First Declinist President

His cynical treatment of our world is dragging us all backward.

Tom Engelhardt


The Case for Staying on Earth—With or Without Musk and Bezos

Why should we listen to zillionaires who want to abandon ship?

Katha Pollitt
Racism and Discrimination

How Gay Icon Renaud Camus Became the Ideologue of White Supremacy

The bizarre odyssey of the “great replacement” theorist shows that kitsch can kill.

James McAuley

Why Is a Private Sports Court Deciding Who Is Female?

The Court of Arbitration for Sport’s ruling against Caster Semenya is starting to unravel.

Ronald Katz
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Is Andrew Yang Serious or Kidding? It’s Dangerous Either Way.

Blurring the lines between sincerity and irony in a presidential campaign is hazardous when the consequences are so real.

Edward Burmila

So Long, Sarah Sanders

You can go lie for free, not on the taxpayer’s dime anymore.

Joan Walsh

Tiffany Cabán Wants to Transform What It Means to Be a DA

The Queens candidate tells The Nation she would prosecute bad landlords, predatory lenders, and abusive employers—not black and brown communities.

Isabel Cristo


‘This Isn’t Your Island’: Why Northern Mariana Islanders Are Facing Down the US Military

Residents of the US commonwealth have discovered an apparently illegal Navy strategy to help it construct Pacific bombing ranges.

Chris Gelardi and Sophia Perez

Two Young Iraqi Activists Insist on Peace

Noof Assi and Zain Mohammed have been organizing gatherings and carnivals even in the face of Trump’s warmongering.

Laura Gottesdiener

Duterte’s Chinese-Funded Dam Will Displace Indigenous Communities

An ambitious plan to improve Manila’s water shortage is leaving Filipino villagers high and dry.

Nick Aspinwall

From the Magazine


Adam Gopnik and the Cul-de-sac of 21st-Century Liberalism

In his new book, the New Yorker writer sets out to defend liberalism from its critics, but only ends up revealing its current limitations.

David A. Bell

Gretchen Bender’s Video Art Predicted the Bleak Future of Mass Media

A retrospective of her art looks at the Pandora's box television unleashed and how we continue to reckon with the effects of an unrelenting, 24/7 visual culture.

Hannah Stamler

Photographing the Otherworldly and the Abject

Barbara Ess’s lo-fi photos, which pluck scenes from our culture’s surveillance regime, make the banal seem terrifying and mystical.

Barry Schwabsky

Watch and Listen

Listen: Rashida Tlaib: There’s a ‘Real Human Impact of Doing Nothing’

This week on Next Left, the outspoken representative who is holding Trump accountable.

June 11, 2019

Listen: How the World of Sports Is Responding to the Murder of Canadian Indigenous Women

Tracie Leost joins the show to talk about indigenous rights and the power of sports.

June 11, 2019

View: PHOTOS: ‘I Haven’t Met Anybody in the Area Who Actually Wants to Take the Walls Down’

Belfast’s so-called “peace lines” were supposed to come down over a decade ago. Why are they still there?

June 5, 2019

opp-art: Dispatches from the resistance

Seeds of Violence

We reap what we sow.

Jeff Gates

Taking to the Streets

Stop the Bans rally, May 2019, New York City.

George de Castro-Day

Guardians of Civilization

The truth hurts at times.

Kevin Kallaugher and Ed Hall

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