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July 2-9, 2018, Issue
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Tom Steyer’s $100 Million Bet
The billionaire activist used to want to impeach Donald Trump for “high crimes and misdemeanors.” Now he’s running to replace him.
Is Cynthia Nixon Ready for the Spotlight?
The actor and activist is running to win—not just push Andrew Cuomo to the left. But can she convince voters she’s ready to govern?
Second and Third Thoughts on Tom Wolfe
He was blithely unaware of how his journalistic cutting edge sliced one family into ribbons—mine.
Progressives Need a New Way to Talk About National Security
Voters say they support cuts in defense spending—Democrats should, too.
Guy T. Saperstein
I Think My Friend Is a Jordan Peterson Fan. What Should I Do?
Another reader asks if it’s ethical to help an advertising firm understand “modern retirement.”
Cynthia Nixon for Governor
New Yorkers deserve a true progressive champion.
The ‘Masterpiece Cakeshop’ Decision Is Not As Harmless as You Think
Justice Kennedy’s narrow ruling could open the floodgates for other suits designed to chip away at LGBTQ rights.
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Abortion and Love
Ireland’s wildly successful movement to repeal the Eighth Amendment has given us a new way to frame reproductive rights.
The European Union’s Big, Unhappy Family
The UK isn’t the EU’s only “problem child.”
Books & the Arts
James Baldwin, Robert Penn Warren, and the Politics of Southern Multiculturalism
The search for cultural diversity and social equality.
Robert Greene II
The Long Road to ‘Citizens United’
Adam Winkler’s new history argues that the problem with
is its inability to see the distorting effects of concentrated wealth.
Under the Influence: Michael Pollan and Leslie Jamison, Sober and Intoxicated
Taking drugs and recovering are not always as incompatible as they seem.
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Letters From the July 2-9, 2018, Issue
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Puzzle No. 3469
Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto