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October 14, 2019, Issue
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October 14, 2019, Issue
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The Strange, Uncertain Fate of One of the World’s Most Valuable Salmon Habitats
Alaska’s Bristol Bay is a rare pristine salmon fishery. Can it survive a rapidly changing climate—and a massive, Trump-backed mine?
HUD Is Planning a Bureaucratic Pogrom Against Public Housing Tenants
Under proposed new rules, if a single member of a family is undocumented, the entire family can be evicted.
The Unmet Promises of a New Orleans Charter School
In 2012 almost all of Sci Academy’s seniors were heading to college. Seven years later, only 18 percent had graduated.
The Climate Movement Breaks Through
Translating urgency into political action is the next task of the climate movement—and a more difficult one.
We Don’t Have to Choose Between Warren and Sanders Yet
Their truce during the 2020 campaigns is widening the left lane—that’s good for everyone.
Do I Need Diversity in Every Issue of My Magazine?
And a male teenager asks how about the line between “normal thoughts of sex and objectification.”
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Trump Says Ukraine Call Was ‘Perfectly Fine and Routine’
Stop Getting Married on Plantations
Monuments to slavery won’t lose their romantic allure until Americans understand the horrors of their own history.
Patricia J. Williams
Making Sense of Trump’s Rise
Three new books try to explain how we got such a massive jerk in the White House.
Books & the Arts
Is Our Food Culture Killing Us?
How we “choose” what to eat takes place within a contained food environment shaped by availability and advertising, traditions and trends—and, above all else, economics.
Kamel Daoud and the Paradoxes of Liberation
In a new collection of his political writings, the Algerian novelist contemplates the unfinished business of his country’s struggle for independence.
Bon Iver’s Great Escape
What began as a solo folk act has swelled into a collaborative and ecstatic mix of rock, pop, gospel, and more.
Marcus J. Moore
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Letters From the October 14, 2019, Issue
Unrecognized labor… Taking offense… Hope amid troubles…
Puzzle No. 3511
Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto