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April 10, 2017, Issue
Cover art by: Michael Xiao
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The Fight to Save the Affordable Care Act Is Really a Class Battle
Starting to mitigate America’s yawning class divide is exactly what the ACA did. And that’s exactly what the Republican plan would undo.
Housekeepers Versus Harvard: Feminism for the Age of Trump
A feminism for the 99 percent has been forged by working-class immigrant women who confronted Harvard’s first female president and Sheryl Sandberg.
This Is What’s Really Behind North Korea’s Nuclear Provocations
It’s easy to dismiss Kim Jong-un as a madman. But there’s a long history of US aggression against the North, which we forget at our peril.
We Must Investigate the Russia Hacking Charges—Without Cold-War Hysteria
Exaggerated fear of foreign subversion can be more damaging to our democracy than external enemies.
Trump’s Budget Is a Perfect Reflection of Republican Values
It’s cruel, duplicitous and ignorant.
Robert L. Borosage
Trump’s New Programs
No more Meals on Wheels, but…
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Actually, Not Everything Is a Feminist Issue
And that’s okay.
Trump’s Wiretapping Accusation
The Health-Care Bill Embraces the GOP’s Scariest State-Level Experiments
We all live in Kansas now.
Books and the Arts
The Ambiguous Legacy of Obama’s Foreign Policy
He may have talked about precision and constraint when it came to the national-security state, but he ultimately failed to leave us with a new strategic vision.
Karen J. Greenberg
Elif Batuman’s Bold and Defiantly Imperfect novel
Elif Batuman’s debut novel reminds us that part of the novel’s genius that it made room for the extraneous and the unplanned
In Brexit’s Wake
A new book about Brexit captures the deeper crisis undergirding Britain’s bid to leave the EU.
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Letters From the April 10, 2017, Issue
The road to Trump… Alien-Nation… The people’s news… Crash!… The past as prologue?…
Puzzle No. 3428
Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto