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Why Donald Trump Is Winning

No candidate more shamelessly caters to the conservative paranoid style than “The Donald.”

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Books and Ideas

The Virtues of Difficult Fiction

If novels aren’t worthy challenges, we have no reason to linger in their pages.

Joanna Scott
Education

New York’s Education ‘Reform’ Movement Keeps Racking Up Victories; Here’s How the Mayor Can Fight Back

Bill de Blasio needs to offer more than universal pre-K—he needs to offer a vision.

Pedro Noguera
Inequality

How the Rich Can Keep Their Homes, Businesses, Artwork, and Wealth Tax-Free—Forever

Dynasty trusts enable the wealthy to control their assets even beyond the grave.

Mike Konczal

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Profile

Get Ready for Scott Walker… and the Ruthless Politics of Walkerism

For the presidential candidate from Wisconsin, politics is a win-at-any-cost competition for power.
John Nichols

Scott Kevin Walker, fresh from a free-spending yet folksy campaign in which he carried his lunch in a brown paper bag and promised to create 250,000 jobs, delivered his first inaugural address as governor of Wisconsin on January 3, 2011. “I stand before you not as the governor of one… Continue Reading >

Books & the Arts

The Virtues of Difficult Fiction

If novels aren’t worthy challenges, we have no reason to linger in their pages.

Joanna Scott

Elements of Style

The legendary Balanchine dancer Violette Verdy embodies the alchemy that turns music into meaning.

Marina Harss

Chucky Taylor, Liberia’s Other Monster

The fate of Liberia was ensnared by uniquely American pathologies.

Aaron Leaf
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Journal

Ferlinghetti in June

Writing Across the Landscape collects the poet’s travel diaries—which, he says, “may pass as news stories filed by a reporter from Outer Space.”
Lawrence Ferlinghetti

FRANCE–NORTH AFRICA (May–July 1963) Rodez, June 25 If “God” still exists it’s here in the great brown cathedral of Rodez with its huge mass of Gothic glowering, its huge high square tower, its huge high dark interior at sunset, with the late brilliant light flooding through its high round rosé,… Continue Reading >

Focus on 2016

With Bernie’s People in Vermont

There’s a strong sense here that with Sanders, what you see is what you get—and that’s resonating with voters elsewhere, too.

D.D. Guttenplan

How Rand Paul Could Have Profited From a Debt-Ceiling Crisis He Helped Create

At the height of the debt-ceiling debate, the senator failed to disclose his financial interest in a US default.

Scott Keyes

Why Donald Trump Is Winning

No candidate more shamelessly caters to the conservative paranoid style than “The Donald.”

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