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March 2/9, 2020, Issue
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Kendra Horn Is Radical… for Oklahoma
Democratic centrism may not inspire voters nationwide—but in one of the nation’s most conservative states, it can seem downright revolutionary.
The Woman Behind Elizabeth Warren’s Foreign Policy
The campaign has kept Sasha Baker out of the spotlight, but she wants to shake up the consensus from the inside.
Rural America Doesn’t Have to Starve to Death
A predatory and extractive financial sector has hollowed out communities across the US.
Trump Doesn’t Hate Welfare When It Goes to Wealthy White Farmers
The president’s farm aid lays bare the racial and class implications of his disdain of government assistance.
Richard Powers on the Standing of Trees
The author of
hikes through the Great Smoky Mountains and discusses giving personhood to nonhumans.
The Disastrous Iowa Caucuses Were Just the Beginning
Unless they’re stopped, the Democratic establishment will lose another election.
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The America We Want to Be
We shouldn’t let Trump’s war on immigrants deplete our capacity for compassion.
The Modern GOP Is Built on Lies
In some ways Trump is more truthful than previous Republican presidents.
The Removal of Lt. Col. Vindman (and His Brother) From the White House Staff
Books & the Arts
The Nightmare Touches Its Forehead to My Lips
070 Shake’s Master Plan
The New Jersey rapper’s debut album is a showcase for a one-of-a-kind voice.
A Smiling Understanding
The Making of France’s Presidential System
Focusing on the tensions between top-down reforms and bottom-up democratic discontent, Herrick Chapman’s new history tells a very different story about postwar France.
Ricardo Piglia’s Books of Disquiet
As he witnessed the dissolution of civil society under a series of repressive governments, the Argentine novelist and critic began recording the most mundane parts of everyday life.
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