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Issue #63: March/April 2018


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My Brother, the White Nationalist

When Josh Damigo finds out his brother is the new face of the white nationalist movement, finding the roots of radicalization becomes personal.

Danez Smith.

A Guide to the Hidden Political Poetry of the American Midwest

Celebrating three poets whose work is as trenchantly political as anything on an op-ed page: a poetry of labor, of representation, of hope.


In Search of a More Perfect Union

During a time of great divisiveness, we look at the past for clues for how the nation can stay together through it all.


Postcards From America

Dispatches from each of the 50 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories.


Adventures in Statehood

Fifty states is a lot, but we've almost had several others. Here are a few states that could have been, but never were.


Standing Rock and the Power and Determination of Indigenous America

The movement in Standing Rock was a vision of ourselves, as Native people: imperfect, beautiful, alive in the face of colonialism, and still rising.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: "If you're not doing something in this time in this country, then you aren't a part of us."

Making a Run for It: Meet Some of the First-Time Female Candidates Running for Office in the Wake of the Trump Presidency

The underrepresentation of women in government is not just bad for women; it's bad for democracy.

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One Last Decade

How the world has—and hasn't—changed since Pacific Standard's first Issue.