Goonswarm takes over, Trump/Nixon, and birding with Jonathan Franzen

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A veteran of Watergate compares Nixon with Trump, the man who may be his political heir. And, in an online video game set in space, upstarts stage a coup against establishment insiders. Plus, Jonathan Franzen, the novelist and bird-lover, takes us out birding on a beautiful day, only to find that pleasure has a price.

Illustration by Ping Zhu