From Dissent, Democrats are opposed to Donald Trump, but how to take power and what policies to enact if they succeed? Karen Nussbaum on rebuilding the working class; Cristina Tzintzun on Texas millennials; Deva Woodly on an electoral vision for black lives; and more. Can the A.C.L.U. become the N.R.A. for the Left? The suit filed on behalf of families separated at the border was just the latest action against the administration by the civil liberties group. Julia Azari on how “abolish ICE” illustrates the importance of party politics. Democrats are campaigning in poetry again: The real message of Medicare-for-all and Abolish ICE. The joys of solidarity: Why gathering in protest is so important, powerful, and spiritually nourishing. Dan Kaufman on how progressive populism can save us from Trump.

The liberal backlash is coming: The politics of backlash have been a Republican specialty for decades, but liberal anger continues to rise. As Trump consolidates power, Democrats confront a rebellion in their ranks. No country of civil men: Being nice keeps bloated Democrats in place and lets Republicans off the hook. Marc Cooper writes in praise of incivility — the appropriate posture in a state of emergency. Matthew Yglesias on Donald Trump, the resistance, and the limits of normcore politics. Ryan Cooper on the most useless part of the #Resistance and the most politically savvy thing Democrats can do.


Fergus Green (LSE): Anti-fossil Fuel Norms. It’s time to think seriously about cutting off the supply of fossil fuels. J. Paul Kelleher (Wisconsin): The Social Cost of Carbon from Theory to Trump. From TNR, Emily Atkin on Trump, Putin, and the race for Arctic oil; Trump can’t kill renewable energy: Some of his policies may hurt the solar industry, but the market’s steady growth shows he has little power over it; and renewable energy is surviving Trump. Is 100% renewable energy realistic? Here’s what we know. Carbon omissions: Ignore reckless utopians — energy transition is the only future we have. There is no quick fix for climate change: A plan to turn carbon dioxide into liquid fuel sounds great in theory, but poses a number of problems (and more and more).


Baptiste Le Bihan (Geneva): The No-Self View and the Meaning of Life. Susan Thistlethwaite on the moral uses of cursing. How Republicans came to embrace anti-environmentalism. The Brexit crisis finally engulfs the party that started it. FIFA urges World Cup broadcasters to show fewer shots of attractive women. Chinese government bans media criticism of President Trump. The backstory of how Ethiopia and Eritrea found peace after 20 years. Rosey Blair, the #PlaneBae matchmaker, apologizes for invading a woman’s privacy. Sridhar Natarajan and Gillian Tan on a banker, an intern and a reckoning for Wall Street bro culture. The bugs are winning: Jerome Groopman reviews Superbugs: An Arms Race Against Bacteria by William Hall, Anthony McDonnell, and Jim O’Neill.


From TNR, Sarah Jones on blue states’ regressive abortion laws: Amid fears that Roe v. Wade could be overturned, Democrats around the country are pushing legislation to address outdated statutes. Are Democrats crying wolf on threat to abortion rights? Trump’s values and the fate of abortion rights: The millions of voters who are not passionate about Roe v. Wade, pro or con, may be pulled to choose sides. Overturning Roe v. Wade could remake American politics. Scott Lemieux on 6 myths about Roe v. Wade, debunked: Roe is a much-criticized decision — most of the criticism is dead wrong.

How SCOTUS can stop abortions without overruling Roe. Roe block: Why Republicans don’t actually want to repeal Roe v. Wade. John Roberts is the Supreme Court’s new swing vote — is he going to overturn Roe v. Wade? How the Supreme Court kills Roe v. Wade (and more). Laura Bassett on how 5 men could overturn legal abortion in America. Men should worry about the future of Roe v. Wade, too. Here’s who we erase when Roe v. Wade is just about women’s rights. The war on women is already here. In many states, the end of Roe v. Wade is already here. What activists are doing to prepare for a world without Roe v. Wade. Katha Pollitt on how Roe isn’t going down without a fight.

Abortion is immoral, except when it comes to my mistresses.


Nicholas Burns on what America gets out of NATO. Yes, Russia is a threat to NATO — so are the alliance’s anti-democratic members. “Anger and disgust’ as Trump blows up NATO summit. Nicole Lafond on 5 times Trump has (already) caused a ruckus at the NATO summit. This remarkable exchange at NATO perfectly captures Trump’s ugly bad faith. Why would Trump so viciously attack Angela Merkel? (and more) Thread: “Trump’s assault on NATO and his assault on the GATT/WTO world trading system should be seen as being of a piece with each other”. Trump’s feud with Europe is worse than you think. Putin has already won: Trump’s blowup at the NATO summit is exactly what Russia hoped would happen. Thread: “#ButKavanaugh, right?”

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