Cover art by: photo by Bruce Davidson/Magnum of the Selma to Montgomery march in 1965
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Academics get paid by financial firms to testify against Dodd-Frank regulations. What’s wrong with this picture?
Some states are reviving disenfranchisement schemes that date back to the antebellum South.
Will the Dems insist on a budget that addresses unemployment and inequality? Or will they snatch defeat from the jaws of victory by seeking “common ground”?
Maybe it’s not too big to face criminal charges after all.
He is brilliant, humble and idealistic.
He’s a fraud and a wacko bird, but at least the Texas senator has the courage of his convictions.
How did the US-Mexican border become the place where the American past chokes on itself?
Jia Zhangke’s Touch of Sin, Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, and other highs (and lows) from the New York Film Festival.
Denise Levertov’s poetic communion with the world.
And don’t miss Kosman and Picciotto’s crossword blog, Word Salad.