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Can the Democrats Fix Washington?

The prospect of a Democratic wave in the midterm elections this fall recalls the moment, nearly 50 years ago, when a group of young, liberal lawmakers swept into Congress on a mission to overturn the status quo. What can today's Democrats learn from the historic class of 1974?

The Twilight of Free Speech Liberalism

As the ACLU has transformed itself from a nonpartisan protector of civil liberties into one of Donald Trump’s most bitter political foes, it’s been forced to grapple with fundamental questions about its role in American society.

No Shelter Here

Thousands of Africans have fled to Israel, seeking asylum from repressive regimes. Instead of offering safe harbor, the government has done everything it can to force them out, including secretly funneling them into the hands of human traffickers. What does it mean when there’s no safety in the land of last refuge?

Peace Officers

How one American city chose to tackle crime, combat racism, and reckon with the legacy of police brutality

California Dreaming

Opposition to the president in Orange County has boosted hopes of a wave election this fall. But Democrats need more than anti-Trump anger to win.

After the Strongman

A coup in Zimbabwe brought down Robert Mugabe, a liberation hero who became a corrupt dictator. But can this mean the start of a real democratic era?

How a Democracy Dies

Donald Trump’s contempt for American political institutions is only the latest chapter in a history of opportunistic attacks against them. This has been happening for decades.

Compromised

A group of small-town environmentalists wanted to stop a potentially toxic Costco chicken plant. How did they end up fighting alongside anti-Muslim xenophobes?

Myanmar’s Imagined Jihadis

Why the Burmese military has used the rhetoric of the global war on terror as a pretext for its ethnic cleansing campaign against the Rohingya Muslims