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A Glimmer of Hope in Brazil  

Building on the legacy of the assassinated Rio councilwoman Marielle Franco, a new wave of local candidates is fighting to transform the country’s democracy.



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Beltway Blues  

The Democratic Party in the second year of the Trump presidency is both remarkably united and notably amorphous. But this era of fifty-fifty politics will not go on forever. A left turn is long overdue.







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The Dirtbag Manifesto  

As liberal comedy flounders, Chapo Trap House issues a welcome corrective—a brand of humor that is not just combative, but offers a systemic explanation for capitalism’s ills.











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The Gospel of Wealth  

How did the “moral economy”—a concept that once encompassed a radical critique of capitalism—become the province of billionaires?