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EASY CHAIR • You Say You Want a Revolution
MOTHER KNOWS BEST • From a lawsuit filed by Devin Nunes, a U.S. representative from California, against the Twitter user Devin Nunes’ Mom, whose identity is unknown. Nunes has denied the claims made by Devin Nunes’ Mom. The suit was dismissed in July.
PENAL ESTATE • From a listing posted on August 12 by House of Brokers Realty, Inc., for a home in Fayette, Missouri
EYES ON THE PRIZE
MILITIA INTENT • From a speech delivered by Darryl Daniels, the sheriff of Clay County, Florida. A video of the speech was posted on the department’s Facebook page in June.
GOBBLE WITHOUT A CAUSE
WHAT’S IN A VOTE? • Electoral politics in an ailing democracy
THE SULTAN OF SEWERS
STATE OF EXCEPTION • Lebanon’s cruel solution to the refugee crisis
THE ENEMIES BRIEFCASE • Secret powers and the presidency
MAKING MEANING • Against “relevance” in art
IS AMERICA UNGOVERNABLE? • The difference between protest and reform
BECAUSE GOD DID NOT RELAX • The difficult pleasures of William Gaddis
A SWING AND AMIS • On the perils of novelizing one’s life