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July 4-11, 2016 Issue
Cover art by: Edel Rodriguez.
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From Zika to Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs: Welcome to the New Age of Contagions
Today’s deadly new pathogens aren’t just a scientific challenge, they’re a political one.
Federal Officials Ignored Years of Internal Warnings About Deaths at Private Prisons
investigation into lax medical care, the Justice Department is finally moving to end its reliance on for-profit prison operators.
Seth Freed Wessler
The Genius of Jane Jacobs, Who Changed the Way We Think About Cities
She argued in favor of local wisdom and community visions over the grandiose designs of distant planners.
Roberta Brandes Gratz
Elizabeth Warren’s Fight Against Payday Lenders Comes to the Post Office
We could save Americans millions with postal banking.
We Need a Radical Movement for Gun Control
When the normal political system fails, it’s time to act up!
Please Don’t Stop the Music
The Orlando shooter violated a sanctuary, but his desecration will not defeat us.
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The Trumpification of Cable News
In a desperate grab for ratings, MSNBC and CNN are giving Trump exactly what he wants: endless validation.
An Explanation of Trump’s Explanation of His Attack on Judge Curiel
We Are Each Other’s Keepers
That’s why it’s important for Muslim organizations to not only denounce Islamophobia but also to work on ending the hate directed at LGBT people.
Books and the Arts
A James Brown Book Like No Other
Kill ’Em and Leave
is a stunningly unorthodox book, indifferent to the conventions of biographical nonfiction.
More Repossession Than Revival
A new form of critical drama comes to Broadway, remaking brave claims for the confident expression of degraded peoples.
The Odd Couple
Through their editorial work on the writings of Walter Benjamin, Theodor Adorno and Gershom Scholem forged an unlikely friendship.
Peter E. Gordon
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Letters From the July 4-11, 2016, Issue
Bern on vs. Bern out… Establishment fetishism… The past as precedent… Correction!
Puzzle No. 3401
Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto