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How does a swing state become extreme? Writer Jane Mayer takes a deep dive into Ohio politics. I spoke with politician David Pepper, who wrote “Autocracy Labs,” about how a radical Ohio rancher has put his democracy “on life support.” Meyer notes that the lime maker “changed the entire course of history there.” In addition, Alex Kotlowitz, known as a historian of urban life in Chicago, brought a record of his annual canoe trip into the remote wilderness of Boundary Waters. Susan Orlean remembers Ivana Trump, who died last month at the age of 73.
Jane Mayer on Lurch in Ohio to the right
How does a swing state become extreme? The journalist did a deep dive into the politics of the Ohio State House to diagnose why democracy itself now relies on “life support.”
A trip to the border waters
Alex Kotlowitz, a famous urban Chicago historian, has been returning to the lakes and deep forests of northern Minnesota, summer after summer, for nearly forty years. What does it bring back?
Susan Orlean on Ivana Trump
Ivana Trump passed away last month at the age of 73. Orlean recalls her enthusiasm for being Trump long after her divorce from the man she named Donald.
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