October 2015 Volume 39, Issue 10

How California Birthed the Modern Right Wing
Many of 20th-century conservatism's tricks were honed in 1930s agribusiness's fight against farmworkers
Chris Lehmann
Asylum Seekers Face Kafkaesque Ordeal at U.S.-Mexico Border
Migrants have to choose between keeping their families together and finding safety.
John Washington
InvestigationGoodman Institute
U.S. Prisons and Jails Are Threatening the Lives of Pregnant Women and Babies
Our 6-month investigation reveals the horrific and shameful conditions facing pregnant prisoners—and the inhumane treatment they receive.
Victoria Law
From Hashtag to Strategy: The Growing Pains of Black Lives Matter
Movement activists discuss strategy and tactics in #BlackLivesMatter.
Bill Fletcher, Jr.
The Surefire Formula for Doing Good?
The altruists profiled in Strangers Drowning have made huge personal sacrifices for others. But what should we make of their extremely individualistic approach?
Joanna Scutts
These Jimmy Carter Speeches Show Why He Was a Radical President
Carter's forgotten legacy: his radical speeches while in office. We've shifted so far to the right that it's astounding to recall that a sitting president talked like this.
Susan J. Douglas
Clint Eastwood: The Good, the Bad and the Reactionary
Patrick McGilligan's unauthorized biography of the film legend, updated through 2015, suffers from bastard fatigue: There are just too many examples of Eastwood's perfidy.
Eileen Jones
Meet the Group of African-American Organizers Building Black Support for Bernie Sanders
Will grassroots organizing within the black electorate be able to challenge Clinton’s hegemony?
Salim Muwakkil
In Elena Ferrante’s Neopolitan Novels, Women’s Rage Is Both Pardonable and Malevolent
The mysterious, wildly popular Italian novelist excels at crises and contradictions
Jane Miller
Is The Donald the New Ronald?
Reagan's candidacy was a punchline until it wasn't.
Joel Bleifuss
The City of Detroit Withheld Water From 40,000 People–So Activists Tapped the Mayor’s Mansion
The action was a bid to draw attention to what the UN has called a violation of human rights
Lauren Gaynor
‘Welcome to Leith’ Charts A White Supremacist Attempt to Take Over a Tiny North Dakota Town
A new documentary by Michael Nichols and Christopher Walker explores a firefight between American individualism and the public good
Michael Atkinson

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