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This Week’s Issue: The True Cost of Dollar Stores

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American Chronicles

The True Cost of Dollar Stores

Discount chains are thriving. But what do they do to poor communities?

By Alec MacGillis
Annals of Science

The Rabbit Outbreak

A highly contagious, often lethal animal virus arrives in the United States.

By Susan Orlean
The Political Scene

Why the Mueller Investigation Failed

President Trump’s obstructions of justice were broader than those of Richard Nixon or Bill Clinton, and the special counsel’s investigation proved it. How come the report didn’t say so?

By Jeffrey Toobin
A Reporter at Large

How Prosperity Transformed the Falklands

Once a distant outpost of the British Empire, the islands have become a global crossroads. In the season of the coronavirus, the intimate communities may evolve yet again.

By Larissa MacFarquhar
Comment

The Tragedy of the New Coronavirus Spikes

The pandemic’s epicenter is shifting, and Trump still refuses to act responsibly; Republican governors need to decide if they will.

By Amy Davidson Sorkin
A Critic at Large

The Unruly Genius of Joyce Carol Oates

In an era that fetishizes form, Oates has become America’s preëminent fiction writer by doing everything you’re not supposed to do.

By Leo Robson
The Current Cinema

A Cynical View of Heartland Politics in “Irresistible”

Is Jon Stewart’s new comedy a sendup of big-time political operatives or of small-town America?

By Anthony Lane
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