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June 15/22, 2020, Issue
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How to Survive an Apocalypse and Keep Dreaming
As Native people, we have inherited an audacious vision.
Julian Brave NoiseCat
The Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party Is a Fight for the Future
Henry Wallace, FDR’s vice president, argued 75 years ago that Democrats had to go big on economic and social and racial justice. That’s still true.
5 Ways to Rebuild Labor and Transform America
The economic fallout from Covid-19 has created an opening for unions to lead a mass movement.
Bill Fletcher Jr.
America Never Valued Care Workers. Then a Pandemic Hit.
Now everyone knows teachers, child care providers, and health aides are essential workers. Will that finally get them the pay and protections they deserve?
The Suburban Commute Is a Soul-Crushing, Environment-Destroying Invention
The last few months have shown us that we can do away with it forever.
We Really Need to Tax the Rich
In California, they’re making it happen.
Will Covid-19 Be a Turning Point in the Fight Against Racial Disparities in Health Care?
Public health experts hope that the vast scale of the crisis will prompt meaningful political action to counter health inequities, which have been persistent in America for well over a century.
A Call to Revolt
It’s time to end the phony war and take back the streets.
Depicting Those Lost to Covid-19
They were all essential.
Remembering Frederika Randall (1948–2020)
’s longtime Rome correspondent died on May 12.
Unemployment Insurance Is a Vital Part of Economic Freedom
Finding a way to provide economic security to our fractured labor force is one of the central goals of our time.
New Beginnings: Time to Think Big!
In times of crisis, ideas that were once considered radical can enter the mainstream.
Little Donald’s Sneeze
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A Fourth Inspector General Bites the Dust
We Should Take Women’s Accusations Seriously. But Tara Reade’s Fall Short.
I would vote for Joe Biden even if I believed Reade’s account. Fortunately, I don’t have to sacrifice morality to political necessity.
Books & the Arts
The Troubling Origins of Birthright Politics
Two new works of history examine how the politics of birthright citizenship can be a vehicle for liberation and equality and serve the cause of exclusion.
The Lost History of Southern Communism
Mary Stanton’s Red,
offers a close examination of the triumphs and travails of Alabama’s local Communist Party chapter.
Robert Greene II
‘God Friended Me’ Was the Strangest Show on TV
Each episode of the CBS comedy-drama functions as a morality play for a peculiar worldview.
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Letters From the June 15/22, 2020, Issue
Don’t blame the Boasians… Tilting at windmills… Dark recesses… The road already taken… Submerging the valley…