After Ryan’s exit, big-money donors turn to war for Senate. To conservatives hoping to salvage the Trump era, keeping the Senate is key. Will the GOP abandon the House to save the Senate? Fealty to Trump has become the coin of the realm for GOP Senate candidates. GOP primary competition to see who most fanatically supports Trump could backfire in November. Senate and governor approval numbers are bad news for Democrats. If Democrats sweep the House this fall, blame Paul Ryan’s rich-on-poor class warfare. How everything could still go horribly wrong for Democrats in the 2018 midterms.


Jennifer Jolly-Ryan (Northern Kentucky): Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls: The Intrepid, Pioneering, White Water Paddler’s Right to Stop on Private Land. Christopher Simon Wareham (Witwatersrand): What is the Ethics of Ageing? From Political Concepts, a special issue on Etienne Balibar. Bad news for President Trump: The Comey memos are more revealing than they seem. Parag Pathak wins John Bates Clark Medal. Swaziland gets a name change: Call it eSwatini now. William Jacoby used an academic journal to deny allegations of sexual harassment — now he’s resigned as its editor. The first chapter from A Taste for the Beautiful: The Evolution of Attraction by Michael J. Ryan. The lost art of staying put: Lucy Ellmann on travel and its discontents.

Where countries are tinderboxes and Facebook is a match. Facebook has a genocide problem: A U.N. report on Myanmar's campaign against the Rohingya reveals the ways in which oppressive regimes can use social media for ill. Could Facebook be tried for human-rights abuses?


Jared A. Goldstein (Roger Williams): The Klan’s Constitution. Eric Herschthal reviews The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition by Linda Gordon and Ku Klux Kulture: America and the Klan in the 1920s by Felix Harcourt. How the “grassroots resistance” of white women shaped white supremacy: An excerpt from Mothers of Massive Resistance: White Women and the Politics of White Supremacy by Elizabeth Gillespie McRae. Joseph Darda reviews Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America by Kathleen Belew.

The notorious book that ties the Right to the far Right: The enduring popularity of the racial-dystopian novel The Camp of the Saints sheds light on nativists’ historical opposition to immigration. The history of white power: Twenty-three years after the Oklahoma City bombing, why are we still surprised by the movement’s strength? Neo-Nazi groups explode under Trump, Southern Poverty Law Center finds. How to make a hate map: Neo-Nazis and anti-immigrant groups are having a banner year in the Southern Poverty Law Center’s guide to hate in America. Jeet Heer on Trump, Fox News, and the mainstreaming of white nationalism.

Radical right is a threat to some individuals but will never hold political power: George Hawley reviews Everything You Love Will Burn: Inside the Rebirth of White Nationalism in America by Vegas Tenold.

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