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Democrats Need More Than the Working Class

To win meaningful gains for working people, Democrats first need to win elections with the coalition they have.

The New Working Class

Democrats should abandon the specter of the right-wing hard hat, and recognize today’s working class for what it really is.

Happy Birthday, America. One Small Suggestion ...

Let us embark together on an Independence Day thought experiment. It is tendered in a spirit of amity, respect and good will by an Englishman who loves America. It may be dismissed as the ravings of a deranged colonial sentimentalist, but I am confident you will at least be polite enough to hear me …

Where Commute Is a Four-Letter Word

Hieronymus Bosch painted a torture chamber where mutant beasts snacked on human flesh. Dante conjured fire, ice and a devil with three faces. If either man lived in New York City today, he’d know better. Hell is the subway at rush hour.<p>Or Penn Station almost anytime. If you’re <i>really</i> cursed, the …

‘Love Thy Neighbor?’

DAWSON, MINN. — The doctor was getting ready. Must look respectable, he told himself. Must be calm. He changed into a dark suit, blue shirt and tie and came down the wooden staircase of the stately Victorian house at Seventh and Pine that had always been occupied by the town’s most prominent …

‘I Want This to Get Over’: After Congressional Shooting, Complex Grief for a Gunman’s Widow

BELLEVILLE, Ill. — He flung dishes at his wife, roared at the television, erupted during an outing at a local brewery. Suzanne Hodgkinson became so concerned with her husband’s growing anger that she wrote to his doctor asking for help.<p>Now, the wife of the man who opened fire on a congressional …

Grace Paley’s Crowded World

“I was popular in certain circles,” the narrator asserts in the opening line of Grace Paley’s story “Goodbye and Good Luck.” It’s the perfect …

When Things Go Missing

Reflections on two seasons of loss.<p>A couple of years ago, I spent the summer in Portland, Oregon, losing things. I normally live on the East Coast, but that year, unable to face another sweltering August, I decided to temporarily decamp to the West. This turned out to be strangely easy. I’d lived …

LISE HAINES: POISON LILIES an essay

<b>LISE HAINES</b><p><b>POISON LILIES</b><p>This was Roy’s house with its black curtains, white walls, black and white marble coffee table, white French doors and a …

Living Rooms

Police Violence Against Native Americans Goes Far Beyond Standing Rock

And everyone is probably understating the extent of the problem.<p><i>UPDATE (Dec. 5, 11:30 a.m.): The Army Corps of Engineers announced Sunday that it had</i> …

Why the world is suddenly so obsessed with Italy’s constitution

On Dec. 4, Italians will vote in a referendum that has been compared to Brexit, despite the Italian government’s insistence that the stakes aren’t nearly as high. Indeed, unlike the UK’s in-out vote on EU membership, the Italian referendum will ask voters to approve a somewhat convoluted package of …

Ur-Fascism

In 1942, at the age of ten, I received the First Provincial Award of Ludi Juveniles (a voluntary, compulsory competition for young Italian …

Heroism

POLONNAISE by RUDY KOUSBROEK | translated by MARGIE FRANZEN

After my daughter became old enough to walk alone to school and back, many more creatures started spending the night at our house. It must be said …

Bette Howland: The Tale of a Forgotten Genius

In 1984, writer and critic Bette Howland won a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship.<p>In 1983, she published <i>Things to Come and Go: Three Stories.</i> In 1978 she …

A Visit

<b>Portfolio</b> • Bette Howland<br>Fiction<p>Share:<p>I was wondering what the chances might be of undertaking a crash course in self-improvement here in Eternity. …

Writing

Ellison Vs Dean

A few thoughts about Keith Ellison vs Howard Dean as DNC Chair.<p>First, I like Keith Ellison a lot. I like him and I like him for the position. Major …

Bill Clinton and Barack Obama helped shift power away from the people towards corporations. It was this that created an opening for Donald Trump<p>What has happened in America should not be seen as a victory for hatefulness over decency. It is more accurately understood as a repudiation of the …

Middle-class

There Will Never Be Another Person Like Jim Again

The first year I taught freshman rhetoric at Iowa, a young woman announced at the beginning of the semester that she was from a Catholic, white …

Time I

Trial by Fire

Did Texas execute an innocent man?<p>The fire moved quickly through the house, a one-story wood-frame structure in a working-class neighborhood of Corsicana, in northeast Texas. Flames spread along the walls, bursting through doorways, blistering paint and tiles and furniture. Smoke pressed against …

A Modest Utopia: Sixty Years of Dissent

Few small magazines remain so for long. A handful get larger over time; most die at a fairly young age. One exception is <i>Dissent</i>, the independent left-wing quarterly that was founded in the dark days of the McCarthy era by the literary critic Irving Howe and the sociologist Lewis Coser, which will …

Cockblocked by Redistribution: A Pick-up Artist in Denmark

Thirty-three-year-old Daryush Valizadeh, known to his predominantly heterosexual male fan base as Roosh, is a well-known pick-up artist within the …

Meet Maya Harris, Hillary Clinton’s Progressive Link

In mid-September, while Hillary Clinton was recovering from pneumonia, Donald Trump took to the suburbs of Philadelphia to talk about American families. “Child care is such a big problem, and we’re going to solve that problem,” he said. Offering up his “Child Care Affordability Plan,” he condemned …

The Standing Rock Split

Our new issue, “Rank and File,” is out now. To celebrate its release, new subscriptions are discounted.The leadership of the AFL-CIO seems determined …

The Weight of James Arthur Baldwin

Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah travels to James Baldwin's home in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France, and examines the impact of a writer whose legacy cannot be erased.<p><b>It was an acquaintance’s idea</b> to go there, to James Baldwin's house. He knew from living in Paris that Baldwin's old place, the house where he …

How I Rebuilt Tinder And Discovered The Shameful Secret Of Attraction

Why we swipe the way we swipe.<p>Suppose you're a straight woman thumbing through Tinder while waiting for the train, avoiding your homework, or bored at work. A picture of a deeply bronzed man pops up in your stream. How do you swipe? More interestingly, if someone asked you to explain why, how would …

Envy

<b>THIS IS A STORY</b> about two writers. A story, in other words, of envy. I met the man at an artists' colony, and I liked him from the first story I heard him tell. It was about how he'd once been jilted by a blind date, after which he went right out and bought himself some new clothes. He was working …

Mind

I Have Reason to Believe Barbara Bush Is Four Feet Tall

The other night, while high Googling before bed, I got to thinking about the Bushes, in general, and Barbara Bush, in particular. I told my husband …

John Rosselli

The key to John Rosselli, journalist with the Manchester Guardian, historian and musicologist, who has died aged 73, was his remarkable family background on his Italian father's side. This was mainly Florentine of the Risorgimento, based on wealth from the ownership of mercury mines in southern …

War

My Son, the Prince of Fashion

I took my son to Paris Fashion Week, and all I got was a profound understanding of who he is, what he wants to do with his life, and how it feels to watch a grown man stride down a runway wearing shaggy yellow Muppet pants.<p>Half an hour late, and just ahead of his minder—he was always a step ahead …

Siblings