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No Labels, which pitches itself as a centrist movement to appeal to disaffected voters, has secured a considerable amount of funding and is working behind the scenes to get on Presidential ballots across the country. The group has yet to announce a candidate, and Pat McCrory, the former governor of North Carolina and one of the group’s leaders, won’t tell David Remnick anything about their platform. But, with both Donald Trump and Joe Biden historically unpopular, a third-party candidate could peel a decisive number of moderate voters away from the Democratic Party. Plus, the journalist Donovan X. Ramsey on his chronicle of the crack-cocaine epidemic, and how that epidemic came to an end. And The New Yorker’s critics on a bumper crop of therapy shows on TV.
A Mysterious Third Party Enters the Presidential Race
The former North Carolina governor Pat McCrory and the staff writer Sue Halpern on the would-be political party No Labels, which could have an outsized impact on the Presidential race.
Donovan Ramsey on “When Crack Was King”
The journalist talks about his chronicle of the crack-cocaine epidemic, and how that epidemic came to an end.
The Rise of Therapy on TV
Three critics—Doreen St. Félix, Alexandra Schwartz, and Inkoo Kang—discuss why so many scripted and reality shows use psychotherapy as a central plotline.
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