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I Was Sexually Harassed on Bernie Sanders’s 2016 Campaign

Giulianna Di Lauro Velez The Intercept
My story should not be taken to confirm the “Bernie bro” mythology. It should be taken to confirm the pervasiveness of sexism in professional life and distill the hard truths that all campaigns should learn from.

The Man Who Came Back

J. L. L. Kroll Spillway
The casualties of a seemingly invisible war are brought home in J. L. L. Kroll’s poem about a single veteran.

What Does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Know About Tax Policy? A Lot.

Paul Krugman New York Times
AOC’s advocacy of a tax rate of 70-80 percent on very high incomes, is obviously crazy, right? Who thinks that makes sense? Only ignorant people like - Peter Diamond, Nobel laureate in economics, arguably the world’s leading expert on public finance

Damn It All: A Meditation on Hell

Stephen Greenblatt New York Review of Books
Charting the origins of the Christian idea of a vast underground realm where the souls of sinners were hauled to suffer eternal punishments by fiends, the author walks readers through a panoply of sadistic fantasies long considered revealed truths.

From Yellow Vests to the Green New Deal

Joseph E. Stiglitz Project Syndicate
The grassroots movement behind the Green New Deal offers a ray of hope to the badly battered establishment: they should embrace it - make it part of the progressive agenda. We need something positive to save us from ugly wave of populism, nativism...