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April 16, 2018, Issue
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The 7,383-Seat Strategy
Taking inspiration from Virginia, Democrats are finally running to win in the states. But will the party make room for a different kind of candidate?
Farewell, Robert Grossman
His cover art, cartoons, and comic strips delighted
readers for decades.
Gina Haspel’s Role in the Torture Era Demands Attention
Democrats need to insist on the fundamental principle that a torturer is unfit to serve in government in any capacity.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
Bernie Sanders Wants to Tell the Story That Corporate Media Fail to Tell
Frustrated with the media’s neglect of economic issues that matter to the working class, the senator tells
how he’ll use live-streaming to force the issue.
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Trump Attacks the Russia Investigation in Twitter Storm
Why Evangelicals—Still!—Support Trump
If you leave out the part about him being a corrupt, immoral con man and bully, there’s lots for them to like.
Under Trump, ICE Has Become a Vast, Cruel Bureaucracy
Children seeking asylum are being separated from their parents for no good reason.
Books and the Arts
The World of ‘Crime and Punishment’
A new translation captures the painful backdrop of Dostoyevsky’s classic: the poverty, crime, and violence that shaped much of everyday life in 19th-century St. Petersburg.
Selma and the Unfulfilled Promise of Civil Rights
The city’s 20th-century history not only marked a high point in the civil-rights movement; it also captures why America needs more than sporadic intervention if it is to uproot the institutions of racism in this country.
The Surrealist Grace of Donald Glover’s ‘Atlanta’
At any given moment, it can feel like a family drama, a Southern Gothic horror story, and a sketch comedy.
Rejjie Snow’s Borderless Music
, the Irish rapper’s studio debut, is a striking picture of international collaboration.
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Letters From the April 16, 2018, Issue
Beyond #MeToo… A place to be… After Parkland… A Scandal [Web Only]
Puzzle No. 3161
Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto