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May 14, 2018, Issue
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How Martin Luther Paved the Way for Donald Trump
To understand why evangelicals support the president, look to the first Protestant.
How Progressives Can Engage Russia
America’s security depends on defeating oligarchy abroad and at home.
Election 2018 Is Off to the Racists
Across the US, white nationalists and their sympathizers are running for office—and they don’t need to win to be dangerous.
Paul Ryan’s Cruel Vision—and the Red-State Rebellion Against It
His plutocratic policies have provoked a growing backlash, in the form of teacher strikes and demonstrations from West Virginia and Kentucky to Oklahoma and Arizona.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
American Air Strikes in Syria Do Nothing to Further Justice for the Victims of the Attack on Douma
There is no legal justification for the current US troop presence in Syria, let alone additional air strikes.
Power Needs to Be Restored to Internet Users
The problem is bigger than Facebook.
Micah L. Sifry
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John Bolton Replaces H.R. McMaster
How ICE Puts a Generation at Risk
Young people are left to grapple with the consequences of every raid—sometimes for years.
Lose Newspapers and You Lose Your Democracy
Without independent journalism, Trump and other charlatans will thrive.
Books and the Arts
Waste My Life
Hera Lindsay Bird
Ode to the Belt
Joan Jonas’s Fragments
More than anything else, time itself is the material Jonas works with, manipulating it as a sculptor might mold clay.
From Progress to Poverty: America’s Long Gilded Age
The America that emerged out of the Civil War was meant to be a radically more equal place. What went wrong?
Young Fathers Find a New Sound
The band’s sense of what would pass for fitting into the pop-music mainstream is draped in their own idiosyncrasies.
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Letters From the May 14, 2018, Issue
A worthy tribute… Beyond the border of cruelty… What took so long?…
Puzzle No. 3464
Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto