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January 30, 2017, Issue
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Can New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Be the Anti-Trump?
To succeed he’ll have to overcome controversy and the limits of his office.
The Forgotten Power of the Vietnam Peace Movement
An eloquent call to reclaim our history and honor those who resisted the war, from a key architect of the opposition.
How Donald Trump Will Make America White Again
His plan for fixing the legal immigration system is simple and disturbing: Bring back 1890.
Public Transportation Is a Necessity. Why Does New York Price It Like a Luxury?
It’s time for the city to subsidize MetroCards for low-income New Yorkers.
David R. Jones
Asking for a Friend: How Can I Embrace Kinky Sex in a ‘Pussy-Grabbing’ Era?
Another reader wants to know: Should I dispute my distant relatives’ awful opinions?
The Confirmation Process Is an Opportunity to Expose Trump’s Big Lie
Activists should highlight the president-elect’s bait-and-switch from fake populist to country-club reactionary.
Obama’s DOJ Says It One More Time: Private Prisons Aren’t Working
Another audit is perhaps the final piece of official evidence countering Donald Trump’s belief in for-profit incarceration.
Seth Freed Wessler
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A New Era in American-Russian Relations
The American Press Is Under Threat as Never Before
A supplicant media will be no match for the compulsive liar in the White House.
Books and the Arts
It’s the World Committing Suicide Said One Mom
I Can Barely Stand To
Harvey Cox’s Radicalism
How the theologian and social critic reminds us of the radical possibilities and egalitarian hopes of a Christian left.
Birth of an Imperial Nation
A new history of 19th-century America captures how the United States was always an empire.
The Donald Glover Experiment
Who says the comedian, actor, rapper, TV writer can’t be everything all at once?
Marcus J. Moore
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Letters From the January 30, 2017, Issue
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Puzzle No. 3419
Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto