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Blackout

Along the path of the August 21st solar eclipse, there live almost no African Americans. The peculiar trajectory of the moon’s shadow illuminates racial isolation and compromise, past and present.

By Alice Ristroph

Magazine

Single Payer Is Not a Principle

The principle is universal coverage. There are a number of ways to get there. We need to remember this.

By Harold Pollack

Features

Female Trouble: An Exchange

Can a progressive woman be elected President?

By Susan Madrak Kathleen Geier

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Eyes Off the Prize

Mark Lilla isn’t wrong about identity politics, necessarily; but he’s wrong to see it as a greater danger than capitalism unchained.

By Jim Sleeper

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Trump's Press Conference Tells You Everything You Need To Know

The President of the United States makes his basic unfitness plain for all to see.

By Nathan Pippenger

The Alcove

How Should We Think About Inequality?

Research on Seattle's new minimum wage has cast doubt over whether $15 an hour really gave a raise to low-wage workers. An article in Boston Review offers unconventional advice for progressives arguing over that finding: Change the subject.

By Nathan Pippenger

Magazine

Single Payer Is Not a Principle

The principle is universal coverage. There are a number of ways to get there. We need to remember this.

By Harold Pollack

The Alcove

Are the Kids All Right?

Jean Twenge’s analysis of today’s teens is alarming, trenchant, incomplete, and part of a long tradition of hand-wringing about “the youth.”

By Gabriel Ferrante

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Affirmative Action and the Burden of Argument

Some lessons to draw from a scholar of Black Lives Matter, as Trump's Justice Department goes after affirmative action.

By Nathan Pippenger

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Mass Incarceration Is a Local Affair

And it is there that we will have to defeat it, no matter who may occupy the Oval Office.

By John Pfaff

Arguments

The GOP's March Toward Trumpcare Is (Literally) Unthinkable

Just how out-of-bounds is the GOP's push to destroy Obamacare? It may actually break our normal categories for thinking about the very meaning of representative government.

By Nathan Pippenger

Magazine

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