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August 3-10, 2015 issue
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Detroit Is Ground Zero in the New Fight for Water Rights
As many as 25,000 families are at risk of having their water shut off. These activists are fighting back.
The California Drought Is Just the Beginning of Our National Water Emergency
For years, Americans dismissed dire water shortages as a problem of the Global South. Now the crisis is coming home.
Welcome to Fairmead, California, Where You Have to Walk a Mile for a Sip of Water
For some Californians the drought means brown lawns. For others, it means nothing to drink.
The Real Promise of the US-Iran Agreement
Yes, it will prevent Iran from developing nukes. But it could also transform the Middle East, bringing order and peace to a region falling into chaos.
Austerity Has Been Discredited. So Why Won’t It Die?
Greece has been pushed to the brink not to help its economy, but to show who’s in charge.
How Goldman Sachs Profited From the Greek Debt Crisis
The investment bank made millions by helping to hide the true extent of the debt, and in the process almost doubled it.
Robert B. Reich
The Troika’s Ultimatum to Greece Is Terrible. Leaving the Euro Would Be Worse.
Those who blithely call for exit haven’t fully imagined what that would mean for Greek citizens.
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Republican Contenders and Immigration
This Is the Real Battle for the Soul of the Democratic Party
It’s not Bernie vs. Hillary, as the media would have it. It’s de Blasio vs. Cuomo.
Was This Victim of a Police Shooting Dangerous, or Just Sick?
What the cops saw made all the difference.
Patricia J. Williams
Books and the Arts
The Most Eccentric New Yorkers and the Writer Who Loved Them
Joseph Mitchell and his subjects were “all freaks together.”
Robert S. Boynton
Trans Sex Workers Seek Comfort and Vengeance in Sean Baker’s ‘Tangerine’
Sin-Dee and Alexandra find little solace on the LA streets except in each other.
Can We Cure Genetic Diseases Without Slipping Into Eugenics?
Gene editing could correct genetic mutations for serious illnesses. Will it also create a new eugenics of personal choice?
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Letters From the August 3-10, 2015, Issue
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Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto