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In This Month’s Issue: July 2018

Jul 1, 2018 | Uncategorized


Marlboro Man Diagnosed With Chronic Insecurity

By Simon Reich

America has become obsessed with feeling insecure. It has become an endemic part of the culture, though it wasn’t always this way…




Millennial Midterms

By Mark Riddle
Millennials are not what you think they are. In the common imagination, millennials are—we are told—entitled new urban professionals, highly educated and densely packed into the newly vibrant coastal cities of America. This is a convenient narrative, but, like many convenient narratives, it is wrong. And the cost of exactly how wrong could well be the failure to win back Congress in the upcoming midterms…

May Primaries Offer Hope and Challenges for the Democratic Left

By Richard Eskow
Reporters who cover primaries, especially in off-years like 2018, often find themselves in a quandary. They’re expected to find meaning in each election’s results. But not many people vote in these primaries, and local issues are often more important than national ones. The resulting journalistic pronouncements are often built on sand, vulnerable to being washed away by the next wave….

The Person Designated

By James S. Gordon
I sat for a long time after my friend Marcus Raskin’s recent memorial service at the Historic Synagogue in downtown Washington, taking in the people passing by, standing for hugs, remembering the words of those who loved and revered Marc. For hours, tributes had flowed with tears for this visionary co-founder of the Institute for Policy Studies—from the old lions of the New Left, guardians of the anti-war and civil rights crusades, the “civilizing movements”; and from the younger champions of the environment and gender equality, whom Marc had nurtured and cajoled and inspired. After a while, I found myself focusing on the concluding, epic eulogy from Marc’s son, Jamie, a first-term Maryland congressman, on the meaning of “legacy.”…



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