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Letters From the July 15-22, 2019, Issue

Cruel and Inhuman The force-feeding of prisoners on hunger strike, so powerfully described by Aviva Stahl in “Gag Order” , would not be possible without the active complicity of medical professionals. Whether or not the practice…

America Is A Democracy, Britain Reminds Trump

Read: Trump’s combative visit with America’s closest allyYes, protesters in central London carried through the streets a large statue of the 45th president sitting on a gold-painted toilet, phone in hand. Yes, the “Trump baby” blimp,…

2020 Candidates Embrace Abortion Rights

The national battle over abortion has been fueled by a wave of state-level abortion restrictions in recent months, including a near-total ban signed into law in Alabama on May 15 and tough restrictions after six to eight weeks of…

How One Man Survived Syria’s Gulag

A man looks at a gruesome collection of images smuggled out of Syria by a photographer, identified as “Caesar,” at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on March 10, 2015. (Reuters / Lucas Jackson)…

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