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Reuniting France's Plural Left

In the wake of Emmanuel Macron's centrist victory and the overwhelming defeat of the Socialist Party, what is to become of the French left?

By Daniel Nichanian

Abbas's Unmerited Optimism

The Palestinian president's overtures toward a renewed peace, with the help of Trump, mask a darker reality back home.

By Dalia Hatuqa

Canada’s Head Start on Cannabis

As the U.S. cannabis industry faces a crackdown, Canada is set to lead the globe.

By Nushin Rashidian

The Untold History of Charter Schools

Despite persistent myths, progressives have always fought against the tide in a campaign that has, from the start, looked at public institutions and labor with a wary eye.

By Rachel Cohen

Erdogan's Win, Turkey's Loss

In one of the first Muslim republics, democracy is now on life support.

By Emre Celik