The story behind the Green New Deal’s meteoric rise: How twelve young activists forced a bold idea into the mainstream of the Democratic Party. What Green New Dealers can learn from the first New Deal. Here are 7 reasons Democrats won’t pass a Green New Deal. Activists have a plan to keep the Senate from nuking the Green New Deal. Politicians need to be clear: Do they take climate change seriously or not? Noah Millman on the case for green nationalism. California high-speed rail and the American infrastructure tragedy, explained: We can’t have a Green New Deal if we can’t figure out how to execute on anything. Donald Trump is president and anything is possible — even the necessary idealism of the Green New Deal. If not the Green New Deal, then what? The Green New Deal is what realistic environmental policy looks like. The Green New Deal isn’t too expensive — doing nothing is. How the next president could declare a national emergency over climate change.

A huge climate change movement led by teenage girls is sweeping Europe — and it’s coming to the US next. The climate kids are coming: With a Green New Deal and Student Strikes for Climate, will young people save us yet?

Albert Atkin (Macquarie): Race, Racism, and Social Policy. West Virginia teachers are on strike again — here’s why. Winthrop’s “city” was exceptional, not exceptionalist: Jim Sleeper reviews As a City on a Hill: The Story of America’s Most Famous Lay Sermon by Daniel T. Rodgers. “Ousted” from academe, Steven Salaita says he’s driving a school bus to make ends meet. A man who is too weak occupies an office that is too strong. Is the insect apocalypse really upon us? Paul Krugman on paying for a progressive agenda. This filmmaker spent months interviewing neo-Nazis and jihadists — here’s what she learned. Who is Richard Burr, really? Why the public can’t trust his voice in the Russia probe.

Shannon Mercer and Jack Landman Goldsmith (Harvard): International Law and Institutions in the Trump Era (and more). Jacob Levy on two hundred years of the liberty of the moderns. The conflict between India and Pakistan is about to get uglier. Martin Longman on a strange kind of deep state coup. Is blockchain technology overhyped? The gender politics of fasting: Both Cesar Chavez and Simone Weil starved their bodies for spiritual and political reasons — why is only one of them remembered as anorexic? Google reaped millions in tax breaks as it secretly expanded its real estate footprint across the U.S. All this should remind you of the run-up to the Iraq War: The march to war against Iran is echoing the drumbeats of America’s last major Middle Eastern invasion.