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December 5-12, 2016, Issue
Cover art by: Steve Brodner.
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How We Can Fight Trump
Progressives must lead the Democratic Party and develop its economic populism.
Robert L. Borosage
Did Republicans Rig the Election?
Voter suppression was all too real, and 14 states—including important swing states—had new voting restrictions in place.
We Must Transform the Democratic Party
It’s time to abandon, once and for all, the party’s corporate centrism and addiction to big-dollar fund-raising.
When Liberal Elites Spurn Populism, Trump Happens
Denied a populism from the left, millions of Americans picked the one from the right.
‘We Are Not Leaving’
Arizona’s immigrant communities are moving from fear to fight.
An Unabashed Misogynist Is in Charge of Our Country. Now What?
We thought Trump’s sexism would be repudiated when America elected its first female president. Then he won.
Applying for a White House Job
Trump’s Wisest Words
‘I Am Interested in Collective Characters’: An Interview With Nanni Balestrini
The legendary Italian author speaks with Rachel Kushner.
Trump’s Denial of Catastrophic Climate Change Is a Clear Danger
Trump is about to find out that millions of concerned citizens here and abroad will use every nonviolent means possible to stop him from accelerating the worst crisis humans have ever faced.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
Donald Trump Dredged Up His Cabinet From the Bottom of the Conservative Swamp
Reince Priebus heads a lineup of familiar right-wing faces, including Kris Kobach, Sarah Palin, Joe Arpaio, and Ken Blackwell.
Undocumented and Unafraid in the Face of Trump’s Presidency
Trump can try to take DACA away from us. But he won’t take away our spirit to fight for our families.
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Books and the Arts
Film Noir at Gallop Park, On the Edge
Entering Death, Davy Crockett Remembers a Row of Georgian Trees
Those Wondrous Powers
offers is so valuable that you might almost choose to pretend that someone knew we were going to need this picture after Trump’s election.
Criticism in the Twilight
What role can the critic play in today’s uncertain times?
s new book,
, captures the ways in which free love and countercultural experiments are no longer as liberating as they once seemed.
Letters From the December 5-12, 2016, Issue
Radical soul… All hail Gary Younge… Foresight is 20/20… True fraudsters… Trump’s cheerleaders… Cold war, hot mess… And still women rise…
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Puzzle No. 3416
Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto