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June 5-12, 2017, Issue
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Can Rob Quist’s Full-Throated Populism Win Back Rural America?
The banjo-playing, cowboy hat-wearing folk singer is battling a tech billionaire—and doing it the Montana way.
Tom Perriello Makes a Populist Stand
The former congressman is running for governor of Virginia—and taking on the Democratic establishment.
Can Senator Jeff Merkley Help Democrats Reclaim the Health-Care Narrative?
The soft-spoken Oregonian is a relentless legislator and a staunch progressive—and his rise comes at a crucial time.
Pramila Jayapal Wants Democrats to Know That Resistance Is Not Enough
The freshman congresswoman from Washington thinks that this is the time when progressive ideas can go mainstream.
How the ‘Populist’ President is Creating an Aristocracy
Not quite what voters expected.
How Should We Investigate Trump’s Firing of Comey?
We need a special prosecutor—but an independent commission or select congressional committee would also help.
The Unbelievable Man-Baby Fires Comey!
Just like on his old TV show…
The Supreme Court Won’t Reinstate the Country’s Worst Voter-Suppression Law
The federal courts ruled that North Carolina’s restrictions targeted black voters “with almost surgical precision.”
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How Donald Trump’s Words Create Emergencies
A linguistic political analysis.
Patricia J. Williams
Why Does ‘The New York Times’ Have So Little Respect for Its Readers?
In the name of ideological diversity, the paper of record has hired a proud and deliberate purveyor of propaganda and misinformation.
The Republican Health-Care Bill
Books & the Arts
The Mysticism of Louis Kahn
After walking through the buildings he designed, it is impossible to imagine a world without them.
To the Republic, for Which It Stands
The broad Trumpian vow to “Make America Great Again” chimed in near-perfect unison with the cultural offensives of the Christian right.
Doesn’t Every Political Resistance Need a Soundtrack?
In their efforts to protest Trump’s ascension as soon as possible, more than one artist has recast an existing song with lyrics applicable to the current crisis.
MUNA’s Total Honesty
The LA pop trio’s greatest strength is its willingness to name the enemy.
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Letters From the June 5-12, 2017, Issue
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Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto