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Roseanne in Trumpland  

At its best moments, Roseanne offered something Roseanne Barr’s tweets did not: empathy, nuance, and a portrait of white working-class life rarely seen on television.







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New York’s Homegrown Women’s March  

The 53 percent of white women who voted for Trump represent a major political constituency; but if Saturday was any indication, they may before long be outnumbered by the likes of the marchers I saw holding signs that said, “Women are not up for grabs.”



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Trump vs. Hamilton  

The Trump camp’s response to Friday’s statement from the Hamilton cast reveals a dangerous double standard on civility.





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Hillary Clinton’s Debate Victory  

After two weeks of losing ground in key battleground states, Hillary Clinton needed a good showing at last night’s first head-to-head presidential debate with Donald Trump. She did better than that.



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Unwelcome Home: Two Generations of U.S. Vets  

In his new book Tribe, celebrated war correspondent Sebastian Junger argues that the primary source of our vets’ postwar difficulties is not trauma from the wars that we have asked them to fight, misguided as they may be. The vets’ biggest problem is American society.





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Scarlet Letter Politics  

Those who stand to suffer most from Trump’s attack on Bill Clinton’s sexual history are neither he nor Hillary, but the women linked to him. Their private lives are once again going to be tabloid fodder.





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King and Johnson After Selma  

The success of Ava DuVernay’s Oscar-nominated film Selma has created the impression that the Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march was the defining civil rights story of 1965. As a result, we haven’t paid the attention we should to the event with which Selma …



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