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February 6-13, 2017, Issue
Cover art by: Steve Brodner.
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How to Do Journalism in Trump’s America
To understand what’s driving his supporters, editors need to create a series of new beats.
Donald Trump Will Violate the Constitution on Day One
By refusing to sell his business, he's opening his administration up to foreign influence.
Donald Trump vs. the First Amendment
Trump is no fan of free speech—which makes speaking out more important than ever.
In the Age of Donald Trump, the Resistance Will Be Localized
How cities can counter the power of President Trump.
What Art Under Trump?
In a time of crisis and panic, artists and writers can help remind us that we are more than just voters and statistics.
Throw Sand in the Gears of Everything
When it comes to stopping Trump, petitions aren’t going to do it.
Frances Fox Piven
Donald Trump Has No Mandate—Sad!
He pretends to be a strongman to compensate for his weaknesses.
As Attorney General, Jeff Sessions Would Be a Threat to Civil Rights
He will be the most dangerous on issues where the Obama administration has been the most successful.
President Trump: So We’re Really Doing This
There’s a Lot More at Stake Than Obamacare Itself
The “replace” part of whatever plan Trump and Ryan produce will surely attack the fundamental idea of a right to health care.
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The Trump Era Begins
Reproductive Rights Are More Popular Than Ever, but Anti-Choice Lawmakers Are About to Take Power
Just as the pro-choice movement is getting proactive, Washington will get even more hostile.
The Holman Rule Once Allowed Congress to Purge Leftists From Government Agencies—Now It’s Back
The effects could be far-reaching.
Patricia J. Williams
Books and the Arts
Silver Spoon Ode
Letting My Hair Down
The lost sense of hope and idealism in David Hare’s England.
Kerry James Marshall’s Enigmatic Authority
It seems a mistake to call him a realist in any but the loosest sense.
A Victory Lap for Run the Jewels
With the Trump presidency on the horizon, Killer Mike and El-P do what’s become customary for them: They urge us to get up and fight.
Marcus J. Moore
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Letters From the February 6-13, 2017, Issue
Obama’s empty promise… Lessons in privatization… Climate challenged… Race and class… Missed accountability… The looming monument…
Puzzle No. 3420
Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto