FROM Kathryn Edin
The Clintons and the Legacy of Welfare Reform The ‘90s are coming back to haunt Hillary Clinton. Last week, Black Lives Matter activists interrupted her husband, Bill Clinton, at a Hillary rally. The activists were there to protest the former president’s 1994 crime bill, which contributed to the mass incarceration of minorities. They also confronted him about another law he signed while president: his 1996 welfare reform act. Bill Clinton defended the measure, while Hillary has mostly avoided the subject during this campaign. Twenty years later, however, Bill Clinton’s overhaul of the welfare system has had a big impact on poor people.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?