Katherine Clayton, Jeremy Ferwerda, and Yusaku Horiuchi (Dartmouth): Exposure to Immigration and Admission Preferences: Evidence From France. Is France finally reckoning with its brutal past? Macron’s acknowledgement of French torture during the Algerian war was unprecedented — but what comes next? Ferdinand Mount reviews A Certain Idea of France: The Life of Charles de Gaulle by Julian Jackson. Karina Piser on what France means when it talks about “anti-Semitism”. France’s nickel-rich Pacific territory of New Caledonia voted almost 60 percent to reject independence in a referendum. “Enjoy without restraint”: Sergio Benvenuto on fifty years ago in Paris.

Students blockade schools as French protests spread. France’s “yellow vests” protests against Macron turning deadlier. Paris rocked by worst riots in 50 years: Officials consider declaring a state of emergency after violent protests over worsening living standards. France suspends fuel tax increase that spurred violent protests. France’s violent yellow vest protests are a backlash against more than Macron’s fuel tax.


Robert C. Hockett (Cornell): Rousseauvian Money. France, Britain to return West African countries their artifacts. America’s sexist obsession with what women politicians wear, explained. How No Labels went from preaching unity to practicing the dark arts. Amazon is an infrastructure company — the HQ2 bids were reconnaissance. Qatar to pull out of Saudi-dominated OPEC amid Doha boycott. The #MeToo movement changed everything — can the law catch up? Cable news networks spend far more time talking about hurricanes than wildfires. Soros-founded university says it has been kicked out of Hungary as an autocrat tightens his grip (and more). George Nicholas on confronting the specter of cultural appropriation.

The “why can’t we all just get along” theory of politics: Bari Weiss and Eve Peyser want us to learn from their unlikely friendship — I’m not sure there’s much to learn. The Left and the Right cry out for civility, but maybe that’s asking for too much.


How early voting could turn the Democratic 2020 race on its head. Inside Bernie Sanders’s head: The discussion the most popular democratic socialist in America is having over his political future (and more). With glut of 2020 candidates, progressive Democrats need to get their act together. Is Kamala Harris the new face of the Democratic party? Katha Pollitt on how the great electoral opportunity of 2020 is not in converting Trump voters — it’s motivating the large numbers of Americans who don’t vote at all. Dan Pfeiffer on the case for Beto O’Rourke. Senate is a breeding ground for President Donald Trump's 2020 election challengers, including Sherrod Brown. The Kirsten Gillibrand saga highlights exactly what’s wrong with the Democratic Party.

Why the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee will tell a story of inclusion. Adam K. Raymond on Kamala Harris’s decision, Sherrod Brown’s haircut, and other 2020 tidbits. Nancy LeTourneau on why Beto O’Rourke shouldn’t run for president in 2020. Democrats blame Kirsten Gillibrand for Al Franken’s fall — they should be thanking her. To win in 2020, Democrats need a young nominee. Black women decided the 2016 Democratic nominee — they’ll have an even bigger say in 2020. Here are 2020 candidates the Internet is already exhausted by.

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