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Timeless stories from our 173-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
Government of the people? Thomas Frank on the history of populism and anti-populism
And its eternal war on reform
"In a certain way, the Democrats lost to Trump not through stupidity but through cupidity."
Thomas Frank on how the media exterminates political reform, Trudy Lieberman on the fate of Medicare, Chris Offutt on the changing face of Appalachia, a story by Stephen Dixon, and more
Journalists are doing the Clintons’ dirty work for them and their machine.
"Both Sanders and Trump affirm their determination to rebuild an America weakened by unhealthy relationships with the outside world."
"After only three primaries—almost a tie in Iowa, an emphatic victory for Sanders in New Hampshire, and 52.6 percent for Hillary in Nevada—Mrs. Clinton found herself being guaranteed the nomination by the newspaper of record."
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