Lesley Wexler, Jennifer K. Robbennolt, and Colleen Murphy (Illinois): #Metoo, Time’s Up, and Theories of Justice. Psychoanalysis and #MeToo: Laura Hooberman on sexuality, power, desire, coercion, and consent. Rosa Parks, Recy Taylor and Gertrude Perkins are mothers of the #MeToo movement. Measuring #MeToo: More than 80 percent of women have been sexually harassed or assaulted. Guess what the UN has in common with tech, government, Hollywood, media, and every other industry? The #MeToo movement means rethinking everything about Monica Lewinsky. A tale of two women, and two eras: Why Monica Lewinsky was widely vilified and Stormy Daniels has been praised or ignored. Michelle Nunn on how to make #MeToo a truly global movement.

From #MeToo to #WeStrike: Liz Mason-Deese on what the #MeToo movement can learn from Latin American feminists. The tax on women in national security: Gender discrimination in national security circles is most definitely a thing. Wonder Woman Lynda Carter: This is my #MeToo story. There are many examples of sex-related miscarriages of justice — #MeToo is not one of them. Time is a feminist issue: Six writers discuss the so-called generational divide in the #MeToo movement. What we don’t talk about when we talk about #MeToo: There are other, unattended stories, ones that do not deny men’s age-old power over women. For women behind the camera, sexual harassment is part of the job.

Moira Weigel on the Internet of women: The #MeToo moment isn’t just revealing sexism in the media industry — it’s also showing how the Internet is “feminizing” the industry itself. These are the women of color who fought both sexism and the racism of white feminists. Anna North on what #MeToo means for Trump and his alleged affairs: It’s getting harder to buy women’s silence. All men, all the time: A former literary editor remembers the world before #MeToo. Women of the world unite: Jeffrey C. Goldfarb on radical, liberal and conservative feminism, and democracy. You can download Where Freedom Starts: Sex Power Violence #MeToo A Verso: Report, ed. Verso Books (and more).

From the series What Is It Like to Be a Philosopher?, Cliff Sosis interviews Anita Allen of the University of Pennsylvania; Kate Manne of Cornell University; Alex Rosenberg of Duke University; J.D. Trout, of the Illinois Institute of Technology; and Rebecca Tuvel of Rhodes College. Jack Meserve on Massimo Pigliucci: How a skeptic became a stoic. Daniel Kodsi interviews Kwame Anthony Appiah, author of As If (and part 2 and part 3). A marriage of minds: Hilary Putnam’s most surprising philosophical shift began at home. Ian Ground on the relentless honesty of Ludwig Wittgenstein.

The machine in the ghost: Gottlob Frege’s mind was the most powerful motor in modern philosophy — but as a human being, he was a narrow man who left little mark. Adam Etinson on the anxiety of John Stuart Mill. Descartes is not our father: History tells us he invented modern philosophy — that history is wrong. Four philosophers who realized they were completely wrong about things.

Ingrid Robeyns (Utrecht): Wellbeing, Freedom and Social Justice: The Capability Approach Re-Examined (and more). Republicans need to stop politicizing airline dog deaths. Has Twitter tainted the public intellectual? The social media platform is what intellectuals make of it. The real problem with the New York Times op-ed page: It’s not honest about US conservatism. Francis Fukuyama: China’s “bad emperor” returns. Dictatorship nearly destroyed China once — will it do so again? Brian Greene on how Stephen Hawking helped redefine humanity’s existence. The case against tipping in America: The data is overwhelming — tipping encourages racism, sexism, harassment, and exploitation. Confessions of a number-cruncher: This is what we get wrong about statistics.

Robert S. Taylor (UC-Davis): Republicanism and Markets. Wentong Zheng (Florida): Untangling the Market and the State. Avihay Dorfman (Tel Aviv): A Legalistic Conception of the Market: Beyond Efficiency. An interview with Raphaele Chappe on political economy and “The Making of the Market”. Herbert Hovenkamp (Penn): Whatever Did Happen to the Antitrust Movement? Buying in: Eve Fairbanks on how the language of the market has warped American politics. Tony Booth (Sussex): The Real Symbolic Limit of Markets. Noah Smith on how markets don’t work for everything. Martijn Konings (Sydney): How Finance is Governed: Reconnecting Cultural and Political Economy. He might be the poster boy for free-market economics, but that distorts what Adam Smith really thought.

From Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a report on the travels of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Erik Loomis on how trade deals and immigration laws hurt workers — Mexican workers. Package bombs are killing people in Texas but Donald Trump hasn’t said a thing — there’s a reason for that. Trump just explained why he is a congenital liar. The Trump administration is showing the world “how not to mobilize against China”. Marcy Wheeler on how congressional oversight of the intelligence community is broken. Larry Kudlow solves what Trump believes is his real problem.

Donald Trump is the new George W. Bush: The rehabilitation of the worst Bush-era offenders underscores that Trump represents a continuity — not a break — with the past. Mike Pompeo, Trump’s pick for secretary of state, has a problem with Islam. Emails reveal conservative alarm over “Obama holdovers” in Trump administration. Trump is “emotionally unsuited to deal with the presidency”: Sean Illing interviews Robert Dallek, author of Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life. Can Mueller force Trump to testify? He can, but it’s complicated. Rebekah Entralgo on the extravagant spending of Trump’s champagne cabinet.

Peter Beinart on the rise of right-wing foreign policy in America. Worse than a liar: Trump’s story about inventing facts in a conversation with Canada’s Justin Trudeau reveals the depth of his pathology. Dean Baker writes in defense of Larry Kudlow (sort of). Trump Cabinet members accused of living large at taxpayer expense. Dismantle the Department of Homeland Security: The case for abolishing the wasteful, incompetent, and abusive mega-agency has become especially urgent under Trump. Russian hackers attacking U.S. power grid and aviation, FBI warns.

Mike Pompeo hasn’t merely consorted with anti-Muslim bigots — he has echoed their arguments. “You're looking handsome, Larry”: How the reality TV president found the perfect idiot to be his chief economic adviser. Presidential ratings are flawed — which makes it hard to assess Trump.

lorin-Constantin Mihai (UAIC): One Global Map but Different Worlds: Worldwide Survey of Human Access to Basic Utilities. Max Roser on the short history of global living conditions and why it matters that we know it. Alejandra Mancilla (Oslo): What the Old Right of Necessity Can Do for the Contemporary Global Poor. Although the Sustainable Development Goals are almost boundless in their ambition, they are easily achievable for a generation that is wealthier and more technologically advanced than any that came before it — the real constraint is not economic scarcity, but political cynicism. Socialism and capitalism work together: Redistribution policies have helped to lift billions of people out of extreme poverty. The first chapter from The Development Dilemma: Security, Prosperity, and a Return to History by Robert H. Bates.

Abel A Kinyondo, Riccardo Pelizzo (REPOA), and Zim Nwokora (Melbourne): Development in Africa. Benedetta Rossi (Birmingham): What “Development” Does to Work. Lukoye Atwoli on how development at all costs just misses the point. Why is India “missing” 63 million women — even though development is roaring? You can download Alternative Pathways to Sustainable Development: Lessons from Latin America, ed. Gilles Carbonnier, Humberto Campodonico, and Sergio Tezanos Vazquez.

Karen Engle (Texas): Feminist Governance and International Law: From Liberal to Carceral Feminism Governance. The “voter fraud” myth is just embarrassing at this point — and Kris Kobach, its patron saint, is getting embarrassed in court. Galen Strawson on the consciousness deniers. Jennifer Ash on the power of black women’s political labor remembered. Nudging grows up (and now has a government job): Ten years after an influential book proposed ways to work with — not against — the irrationalities of human decision-making, practitioners have refined and broadened this gentle tool of persuasion. “Mallory is not gone”: Heather Havrilesky interviews Daniel Mallory Ortberg on coming out as trans.

Eric Levitz on 5 lessons from the Pennsylvania special election. Republicans are reaping the whirlwind: They’ve synthesized the worst of Trump and the worst of the GOP establishment. Why Democrats should worry about Conor Lamb’s victory.

Andrew McCanse Wright (Savannah): Justice Department Independence and White House Control. Bob Bauer on the president and his lawyers. “Trump wants them out of there”: After swinging the axe at Tillerson, Trump mulls what to do with McMaster, Sessions, Jared, and Ivanka. New Trump economist Larry Kudlow has been wrong about everything. Trump’s new economic adviser is really bad at economics — here are the receipts (and more). Robert Wright on the case for cautious optimism about the Trump-Kim summit. Trump’s dangerous allegiance threatens every one of us: “The President is not able to act in America’s interest with regard to Russia”.

When Trump takes charge: The president might want to actually use the office, not just occupy it. Objective information has less of a place in an intuition-based presidency. Dumb on policy, smart on politics: Josh Barro on why Trump gets away with total ignorance on the details of his own agenda. Anne Applebaum on how Trump’s abuses of power may not matter: “As the nepotism and the cronyism of this White House begin to sink in, Americans may not turn against Trump. They may turn against politics, or even democracy, altogether”.

Joseph Raz (Oxford): Can Moral Principles Change? Isidora Stojanovic (ENS): Disagreements about Taste vs. Disagreements about Moral Issues. Pascale Willemsen and Albert Newen (RUB) and Kai Kaspar (Cologne): A New Look at the Attribution of Moral Responsibility: The Underestimated Relevance of Social Roles. Jonathan Matheson (UNF), Scott McElreath (William Peace), and Nathan Nobis (Morehouse): Moral Experts, Deference and Disagreement. Toby Handfield and John Thrasher (Monash): Honor and Morality. The point of moral philosophy: A forum on Inclusive Ethics by Ingmar Persson.

Is goodness natural? Philippa Foot was one of a group of brilliant women philosophers who swam against the tide of 20th-century moral thought. The trolley problem will tell you nothing useful about morality. You can download Value and Context: The Nature of Moral and Political Knowledge by Alan Thomas (2006).

Paul Ryan is a Trump lackey for one reason. Saving Speaker Ryan: The degree to which Paul Ryan has prostrated himself is remarkable. Despite rancor on tariffs, Senate GOP rejects legislative response. The bittersweetness of a rogue president: Trump’s policy ideas are often more sensible than his party’s, but he lacks the expertise and support to implement them. The last temptation: How evangelicals, once culturally confident, became an anxious minority seeking political protection from the least traditionally religious president in living memory. Nancy LeTourneau on when “crazy” has a seat at the table. When it comes to conspiracy theories, Republicans are now 0-for-4.

The inevitable occurs: The rehabilitation of Bush’s image in the wake of Trump’s tawdriness is a profoundly unfortunate development for American society. The good news is Trump is curing Americans of their desire for a strongman leader — the bad news is it’s becoming a partisan issue. Thread: “Just to belabor the obvious: everything the US right claimed to stand for, except for one thing, turns out to have been a lie”.