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November 6, 2017, Issue
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America Is Waking Up to the Injustice of Cash Bail
Seventy percent of people in jail haven’t been convicted of a crime. They just can’t afford bail.
Prosecutors Are Banding Together to Prevent Criminal-Justice Reform
A new investigation shows that DA associations are thwarting changes to the death penalty, sentencing, and more.
The Virginia Governor’s Race Is a High-Stakes Test for Trump
GOP candidate Ed Gillespie has adopted the president’s Neanderthal messaging.
What’s Even Scarier Than Donald Trump?
Take a look at the Senate budget.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
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Hollywood People on Harvey Weinstein
Will We Believe Her Now?
This might be a tipping point for sexual harassment. On the other hand...
Books and the Arts
The Loneliness of Elizabeth Bishop
Using antique verse structures to expose and heal her personal wounds, the poet often hid in plain sight.
Can the History of the Soviet Union Be Told through a Single Building?
Yuri Slezkine's new history captures the triumphs and tragedies of everyday life after the Russian Revolution.
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Letters From the November 6, 2017, Issue
Kneeling down, rising up… The wrong idol… False flag… Digital redistricting?… A worthy candidate… From the stacks…
Puzzle No. 3446
Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto