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Black Lives Matter
150th Anniversary Events
December 14, 2015 Issue
Cover art by: Curt Merlo
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Are Black Women Ready for Hillary?
In 2008, South Carolina was the epicenter of the Clinton campaign’s implosion. This year, she’s counting on black women to rally to her side.
The Strange, True Story of the Man Whose Maid Was Worth Millions
Manju Das thought her future was secured when she went to work as the housekeeper for a wealthy corporate executive. Little did she realize how she was being used.
The Federal Reserve Could Boost Employment and Investment. Here’s How.
Anyone on the left should support directly setting long-term interest rates.
ISIS Wants a Clash of the Civilizations: Let’s Not Give In
It’s a huge error to dignify these desert pirates as a “state” on which one might wage war as an equal.
The New Attack on ‘One Person, One Vote’
It’s been settled law for five decades—but now the Supreme Court might shoot it down.
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The Refugee Crisis Is Europe’s Moral Obligation, and America’s Too
This time, let’s do the right thing.
Trump Explains His Muslim Registration Project in Detail
Books and the Arts
Is Serious Landscape Painting Still Possible?
Maureen Gallace’s fresh and enigmatic work indicates that it is.
Conductor of the Anonymous
In her oral histories, Svetlana Alexievich orchestrates the voices of Russians trying to reconcile the irreconciliable.
Real, Realist, Realistic, and False
Linda Rosenkrantz’s 1968 quasi-novel
reminds us that wry self-awareness and anxious fragility are hardly millennial inventions.
Through the Slaughter
Happiness and the Hidden Wealth of Nations
Two recent books show how challenging the fight against pernicious inequality remains.
Letters From the December 14, 2015, Issue
Sanders, Denmark, and Debs… tourists at the end of life… all that jive… food for the mind… one side of the story…
Puzzle No. 3382
Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto