Again, the success of right-wing parties reflects less the rise of the right than the collapse of the center.
Paul Ryan Was a Villain And No One Will Miss Him
The outgoing House speaker’s entire career was a cash grab for billionaires, capped off by a low trick to literally starve children in Yemen.
The Importance of the Latest Netflix Dystopia
1983 is an alternative history that bears disturbing resemblance to contemporary politics.
A Post-War Syria?
The war is winding down but very little progress has been made on addressing the underlying causes.
‘The Ugliest Chapter Since Slavery’: How Illicit Financial Flows Thwart Human Rights in Africa
Corporate malfeasance saps the African continent of billions in badly needed funds each year — and the U.S. is a top destination.
For Years, the U.S. Resisted ‘Economic’ Human Rights. Social Movements Have Changed That.
By demanding that certain material needs are so essential for human flourishing that they must be guaranteed to all, these rights directly challenge the logic of market fundamentalism.
It’s Good to Argue About Dead Presidents
New debates, especially on the national security state, bring new vibrancy to our civic life. In death, even flawed politicians can do us that final service.
It’s Never ‘Just the Immigrants’
The targeting of immigrants is intimately linked to a long record of labor repression and civil liberties violations — which eventually target the native-born, too.
The Case Against WikiLeaks Is a Crisis for the First Amendment
The Trump administration once celebrated WikiLeaks. Now it wants to prosecute Julian Assange simply for publishing things it doesn’t like. That’s a threat to all journalists.
When #MeToo Meets the Architecture of Intimidation
Colonial-era “criminal defamation laws” in countries like India are being wielded against women who hold abusers accountable. But women aren’t standing down.