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February 22, 2016 Issue
Cover art by: Victor Juhasz
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Did ExxonMobil Lie to Investors About Climate Change?
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is pursuing an investigation—one of many signs that momentum is on the side of climate-justice activists.
Racial Justice Is the Key to Democracy Reform
It is time for progressive advocates to rethink their colorblind approach to civic engagement.
South Carolina’s Democratic and Republican Primaries Are Taking Place in Parallel Universes
And race, as always, is the dividing line.
How Sanders Has Transformed the Democratic Race
Clinton eked out her narrow victory only because she adopted Bernie’s populist message. Both she and the Democratic Party have now welcomed his call for more debates.
Meet the Next Elizabeth Warrens Now Running for Congress
From Zephyr Teachout to Pramila Jayapal to Lucy Flores, these women are ardent activists, deep thinkers, and champions of fundamental reform.
Asking for a Friend: How to Tell if You’re Sexist in Bed
Liza answers a maybe-benighted male, and a woman whose politics are clashing with her dating life.
Why Ted Cruz Won—and Donald Trump Lost
Trump meets his Waterloo, as Marco Rubio makes third place look like first.
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Why Have I (Almost) Always Voted for the Male Candidate?
I’ve had many chances to cast a ballot for a woman in primary races. I had plenty of reasons why I shouldn’t.
Iowa: Sweet Relief
ISIS Is Changing Our Attitude Toward Free Speech, but Not Guns
We’re headed in the wrong direction.
Patricia J. Williams
Books and the Arts
Vladimir Sorokin’s Absurdist Excess
Even the Russian author’s most sincere explorations tend toward brutal deadpan satire, cartoonish extremes of violence, comically unsexy sex, and flatulence.
In Praise of Lawrence Alloway
art critic was a great intellectual resource among art writers in the 1960s and ’70s, and a revival of his work is under way.
The Trials of Aaron Swartz
A collection of Swartz’s writings is a record of a mind thinking, beautifully, against itself.
Israel’s Willful Blindness
Two films explore why the Israeli peace movement collapsed, and, taken together, might advance you toward an answer.
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Letters From the February 22, 2016, Issue
Responses to our endorsement of Bernie Sanders for president.
Puzzle No. 3389
Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto