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July 3-10, 2017, Issue
Cover art by: Tim O’Brien
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Lisa, Laquanda, Machelle, and Kenya Were Sentenced as Children to Die in Prison
Decades later, a Supreme Court ruling could give them their freedom.
The Troubled Resentencing of America’s Juvenile Lifers
When SCOTUS outlawed mandatory juvenile life without parole, advocates celebrated—but the outcome has been anything but fair.
A Progressive Electoral Wave Is Sweeping the Country
The Trump-obsessed big media are mostly ignoring it, but Bernie-inspired activists are winning across the country—including in districts that went for Trump in 2016.
Daring to Dream in the Age of Trump
Resistance is necessary, but it’s not enough to win the world we need.
Asking for a Friend: How Can a Working-Class Person Like Me Change the Democrats?
And another reader is struggling with Trump-induced anxiety.
Who’s Dividing Us?
Can Berniecrats Reclaim the Democratic Party?
Activists at this year’s diverse and optimistic People’s Summit think so.
Labour’s Near-Triumph Brings a New Morning to British Politics
Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership offered an end to austerity, a commitment to the public good, the faith that generosity is more powerful than greed.
Donald Trump’s Withdrawal From the Paris Accords Is a Crime Against Humanity
This is murder—even if Trump’s willful ignorance of climate science prevents him from seeing it as such.
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Burning Down the House
Trump’s climate policy ignores our impending—and shared—global disaster.
Patricia J. Williams
A Question for Paul Ryan
Lying About Climate Change Is What Makes a Good Republican
Yet instead of holding the Koch brothers’ lackeys to account, the media says the GOP’s murder-suicide policy can be chalked up in part to “Democratic hubris.”
Books and the Arts
E.P. Thompson’s Search for a New Popular Front
Despite a lifetime of political disappointments, the historian never gave up on the prospects of a broad left-wing social movement.
What Caused the Russian Revolution?
How historians narrate 1917 tells us as much about their politics as it does about what we can learn from the revolution’s failures.
If you’re looking for a heroine at the movies this summer, you should look beyond the latest superhero story.
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Letters From the July 3-10, 2017, Issue
A struggle preserved in sepia… Debt and taxes—and family… Harshing the Dems’ Mello… Puzzled no more… Low notes…
Exchange between the Wildlife Conservation Society and Greg Grandin
Puzzle No. 3435
Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto