After Trump’s tweets about the El Paso massacre, Beto O’Rourke’s response was one of the best: “He’s not tolerating violence, he’s inciting racism and violence in this country.” Joan Walsh, national affairs correspondent for The Nation, examines the mainstream media’s failures in covering Trump.
Also: Trump gets worse every week. Two years ago we had massive nationwide protest demonstrations—so why don’t more people take to the streets these days? Nation columnist Katha Pollitt has been thinking about that.
Plus: last month was the 50th anniversary of Americans’ walking on the moon; what would it take to get a similar mobilization today of money and effort—and vision—to combat climate change? D.D. Guttenplan comments—he’s editor of The Nation.