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In this issue:

COMMENT
"Opening Doors" by Jelani Cobb: North Carolina's bathroom bill is reminiscent of the days of de facto discrimination.

LETTER FROM OBERLIN
"The Big Uneasy" by Nathan Heller: What's roiling the liberal-arts campus?

THE POLITICAL SCENE
"Sting of Myself" by Jane Mayer: Amateurish spies like James O'Keefe III attempt to sway the 2016 campaign.

BOOKS
"The Metamorphosis" by Joshua Rothman: What is it like to be an animal?
"Descendants" by Laura Miller: A sprawling tale of a family split between Africa and America.

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