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May 8-15, 2017, Issue
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Back at the Carrier Plant, Workers Are Still Fighting on Their Own
Trump’s tax break was not enough. Truly addressing the plight of the American working class means confronting the problems of global capitalism.
On April 29, We March for the Future
We’ll either save or doom the planet during the Trump administration. Don’t sit the Peoples Climate Mobilization out.
‘Trump Is Just Tearing Off the Mask’: An Interview with Eric Foner
The esteemed American historian talks about his new book, the politics of history, and the meaning of “a usable past.”
Trump’s ‘Extreme’ Budget Is Just Paul Ryan’s Old Bad Plan With a Comb-Over
Ryan avoided naming the popular programs that both politicians would cut.
The First 100 Days of Resistance Restored Our Faith in Democracy
But progressives must continue to take to the streets—and push Democrats to offer a real alternative.
Syria Strike Follows Washington’s Failed Foreign-Policy Playbook
For those who recognize that Trump cannot bomb his way to peace, it is time to revive and mobilize an antiwar movement.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
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An O’Reilly Defender
The GOP’s Attacks on the Poor Are About to Get Stealthier
Are we ready?
It’s Not ‘McCarthyism’ to Demand Answers on Trump, Russia, and the Election
Using the language of the anticommunist witch hunt for this moment is a mistake.
Books & the Arts
Obama From the Rearview Mirror
The former president didn’t lose the argument with the right; he chose not to wage it.
Robert L. Borosage
Inside the Birth of a Trump-Inspired Intellectual Magazine
, one gets the sense that avoiding policy questions is as much a strategy as a politics.
What America’s 19th-Century Reformers and Radicals Missed
A new book on the antebellum period captures the dangers of confusing self-improvement with institutional change.
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Letters From the May 8/15, 2017, Issue
Solidarity with striking Harvard workers… Health care for all!… What is feminism?… Resisting the right wing… America’s perpetual wars…
Puzzle No. 3431
Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto