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The Senate Should Censure Trump

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 1:07pm
William GreiderIt’s been done once before, against Andrew Jackson. Trump has disgraced the office of the presidency, so it’s time to do it again.

On the Poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 12:18pm
Katrina vanden HeuvelThe “poetician, not politician” always seemed conscious of the Russian adage that a great writer is more than a writer—he is a second government.

Don’t Let Trump Off the Hook by Saying He’s Incompetent

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 12:11pm
Robert L. BorosageHe never really cared about economic populism in the first place. 

The Death of Russia’s Great Poet-Dissenter and the Lack of His Civic Courage in the US Establishment

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 11:51am
Stephen F. CohenYevgeny Yevtushenko, who died last week, challenged Soviet authorities for decades while Americans at far less risk remain silent in the face of Cold War hysteria.

Jeff Merkley’s Heroic Fight Against Gorsuch Is a Fight for the Constitution

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 9:59am
John NicholsThe Oregon senator filibustered for more than 15 hours to challenge the awarding of a stolen seat to Trump’s nominee.

Trump’s Courageous, Valiant Decision to Gut Government Worker Safety

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 9:00am
Michelle ChenTruly admirable: The president has undone regulation ensuring fair pay and safety standards for federal contractors.

America’s Support for Saudi Arabia’s War on Yemen Must End

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 6:30am
James CardenActing as a de facto co-belligerent in the conflict, we are lending aid and support to the ideological heirs of those who attacked us on September 11.

What Did Equality Mean for the Founders?

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 6:00am
Sophia RosenfeldThree new books on the early republic explore the critical, if contested, role equality has played in shaping American political culture.

From Collapse to Mystique

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 5:00am
Arthur GoldhammerFrançois Hollande failed French Socialists, and France. Emmanuel Macron is promising France a glorious rebirth—but without the “Socialist” label.

Rikers Island Might Finally Close—and We Have Organizers to Thank for That

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 4:24pm
Collier MeyersonThe infamous jail is the site of dozens of horrifying stories of prisoner mistreatment.

This Budding Movement Wants to Smash Monopolies

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 1:58pm
David DayenA very small number of companies control most of the economy. Why hasn’t that been challenged?

Susan Rice Did Her Job—and Boy Are Republicans Pissed

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 1:35pm
Joan WalshA report that originated in the alt-right sewer leads a GOP senator to slur Rice as “the Typhoid Mary of the Obama administration.”

America Is a Nation at War With Itself

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 12:48pm
Tom EngelhardtAfter years on the front lines, war and peace have become inextricable parts of a conflicting American cultural identity.

Why I Introduced the College for All Act

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 12:34pm
Pramila JayapalThere’s nothing normal about graduating with massive student-loan debt.

El Salvador Votes for Water Over Gold

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 11:19am
Robin Broad, John CavanaghAgainst overwhelming odds, an international grassroots campaign has won the world’s first comprehensive ban on metals mining.

Fifty Years Later, King’s Warning Still Resonates

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 10:27am
Katrina vanden HeuvelIt is time to revive a peace and justice movement calling for the United States to stop its endless wars and turn its resources and attention to rebuilding our own country.

‘A Society Gone Mad on War’: The Enduring Importance of Martin Luther King’s Riverside Speech

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 10:17am
Eric TangFifty years ago today, the civil-rights leader described the nightmare to come: “A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.”