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US Presidential race: the feminist generation gap

by Ruth Rosen

Why is there strong support for Bernie Sanders from young feminists and a tepid response to Hillary Rodham Clinton, a lifelong feminist? Why has a feminist generational gap emerged in 2016?

Donald Trump, the Perfect Populist

by Michael Lind

Why the GOP front-runner has far broader appeal than his predecessors going back to George Wallace.

Economists of the World, Unite!

by Bernard A. Weisberger and Marshall I. Steinbaum

The American Economic Association’s little-known radical past—and its relevance in this post-Piketty moment.

Conventional Wisdom

by Amy Davidson

The last contested Republican and Democratic Conventions were in 1948 and 1952, respectively, and both nominated a candidate on the third ballot.

The police beating that opened America’s eyes to Jim Crow’s brutality

by Chris Lamb

On February 12, 1946 Isaac Woodard, a 26-year-old black Army veteran, boarded a bus in Augusta, Georgia. After he asked to use bathroom police were called and he was beaten so badly he went blind.

Why Amnesty Is the American Way

by Sean Braswell

Amnesty is a concept that has played a remarkable, and mostly positive, role in American history.

Bill Clinton’s odious presidency: Thomas Frank on the real history of the ’90s

by Thomas Frank

Welfare reform. NAFTA. The crime bill. Prisons. Aides wondered if Bill knew who he was. His legacy is sadly clear.

Volcanic Faith

by Philip Jenkins

The explosive effect of the Laki eruption in Iceland in 1783 transformed the world. So have other exploding volcanoes.

Land and the roots of African-American poverty

by Keri Leigh Merritt

When the failure of land distribution among blacks during the Reconstruction is judged within the context of the Homestead Acts, the reality of the situation is laid bare. The problem was never the radical nature of land reform. The problem was racism.

Racist Republicans long on wrong side of history

by Roger Chapman

Donald Trump is probably no more racist than Ronald Reagan.

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