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Issue: Fall 2017

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The American Heartbreak 

Despair Is Not an Option: The Trump presidency is not the end of the American story.

What Will It Take for Black Lives to Matter? Nonviolent, cross-racial coalitions are the only way back to a decent America.

White Nationalism and Economic Nationalism: Democrats can't compete with Bannon on racism—and shouldn't—but they can certainly outdo him when it comes to good jobs.

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Sidney Blumenthal's new volume in his biography of Lincoln explores the role of leadership in the remaking of American politics in the 1850s. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

More than lack of access to health care, the ongoing legacies of Jim Crow diminish African Americans’ health. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

American diplomacy once leaned against aspiring dictators. But Trump found reasons to cozy up to Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte at this week’s ASEAN meetings. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

The surprising successes of the divestment movement as an anti-carbon organizing strategy Read more

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How religious sectarian school voucher extremists made useful idiots of the charter movement   Read more

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It’s time to admit that airline deregulation has failed passengers, workers—and economic efficiency. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Why the country needs a Democratic party that knows it needs white working-class voters Read more

Money, Politics and Power

The Catholic Church in America—once an ally of workers and their unions—grew deferential to big money in recent decades. Now, prompted by the Pope, a new generation of labor priests and bishops is trying to change that. Read more

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The Trump administration is poised to misuse its legal authority in an effort to cull people from the Medicaid rolls. Read more

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Half of Hartford’s schoolkids attend integrated schools, thanks to a legal strategy that might work elsewhere. Read more

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If Brexit actually happens, those most harmed will be the people who voted for it. How did Britain get into such a mess, and how might she yet muddle out of it? Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Democrats can't compete with Bannon on racism—and shouldn't—but they can certainly outdo him when it comes to good jobs. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Nonviolent, cross-racial coalitions are the only way back to a decent America. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Full employment is still necessary, but rebuilding the middle class also requires dethroning shareholders and boosting worker power.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Mick Mulvaney has his dream job as director of OMB. Given the general chaos in Trump-world, what can he make of it? Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Trump’s proposed tax cuts, mostly on corporations and the wealthy, will do nothing to help the people who elected him president. Read more

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With extreme gerrymanders on the rise, it is time for the Supreme Court—and the states—to curb a practice that has gotten out of control. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Merkel and Macron need each other, as emblems of a still vital European center. But can Macron deliver more than symbols, and will Merkel take her foot off Europe’s oxygen hose? Read more

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Malpractice cost Clinton the election, but her ambivalence on big issues was produced by big structural factors that affect all Democrats.  Read more

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Will the increasing prevalence of intermarriage lead to broader empathy and understanding? Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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