February 2014

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Letters

Comment The Democrats’ Progressive Turn

On the Line

Bill Fletcher Jr. asks if and how Bernie Sanders should run for President

Cover

Wendy Davis and the Battle for Texas Mary Tuma

A great story, an appeal to new voters, and plain Texas grit propel the underdog in the governor’s race.

Walker’s Mine Imperils Wisconsin Rebecca Kemble
A battle up north has global implications.

Interview

Joyce Carol Oates Ed Rampell

The novelist asks: “Why would so many Americans vote Republican?”

Poem C. E. Monroe Klopp

Kate Clinton finds trouble in Footballistan.
Dave Zirin glimpses Brazil’s complexities.

Books Ian Murphy reviews Unintimidated, by Scott Walker, with Marc Thiessen.

Jim Hightower sips a foul-tasting campaign by Coca-Cola.