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Watch a Young Bernie Sanders Talk to Punks About How Society Is 'Baloney'

"To heck with law and order!"
River Donaghey
5.3.19
it's complicated

Complex Systems Theorists Explain Why Democracy Is Dying

A team of mathematicians, physicists, philosophers and psychologists argue that the decline of democracies is poorly understood, but concepts from complex systems theory may offer a solution.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.27.18
democracy

Here’s Why All the Voting Machines Are Broken and the Lines Are Extremely Long

Voting machines are breaking down across the country and America’s voting technology is in desperate need of a complete overhaul.
Jason Koebler
Matthew Gault
11.6.18
Why I Didn't Vote

I'm Not Allowed to Vote Because Florida Thinks I'm a Bad Person

I won’t say who I voted for in 2016, but it definitely wasn’t the guy who is in the White House now—that's for sure.
Brett Ramsden
11.1.18
Why I Didn't Vote

I Got Purged from the Voter Rolls While Fighting in the Middle East

I cried when I found out.
Joe Helle
11.1.18
Views My Own

The Bailouts for the Rich Are Why America Is So Screwed Right Now

Did they prevent a full-scale collapse? Yes. Was it necessary to do it the way we did? Not at all.
Matt Stoller
9.13.18
Views My Own

The Supreme Court Just Declared Open Season on Workers in America

A high court decision Monday makes it easier for your boss to steal from you—and is part of a broad anti-union wave.
Matt Taylor
5.21.18
politics

Inside the State Where the GOP’s Authoritarian Streak Has Run Wild

North Carolina's power-grab politics have been replicated all over the country.
Paul Blest
5.1.18
The Dystopia and Utopia Issue

Rethinking the System: Five Experts Imagine a Better Future

From the #MeToo movement to Afrofuturism, writers, documentarians, and other authorities offer their vision of a more utopian future.
E.J. Graff
George Turner
Astra Taylor
Ngozi Erondu
Reynaldo Anderson
4.9.18
politics

This Is How American Democracy Could End

We asked a leading political scientist about his terrifying new book.
Harry Cheadle
3.7.18
Opinion

Social Media Has Hijacked Our Brains and Threatens Global Democracy

The ‘social media revolution’ gave us Donald Trump and Brexit—and is making politics impossible.
David Golumbia
1.5.18
middle east

How Trump Can (and Probably Will) Botch the Iran Situation

The president has been more vocal in support of the latest round of protests than Obama was. But his travel ban and threat of sanctions mean trouble for activists.
Mark Hay
1.3.18
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