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DEPARTMENTS Editor's Note: Why We Let Underwhelming Colleges Host the Debates 11 Tilting at Windmills 14 The futility of trying to normalize Trump ... Dale Carnegie versus Norman Vincent Peale ... by Timothy Noah ON POLITICAL BOOKS 1968 Versus 2016 117 Despite the many similarities, this year isn't 1968. Because Hillary understands what Johnson never did: that he had to be (mostly) at one with his party's base. by Ed Kilgore The Myth of the Powell Memo 120 A secret note from a future Supreme Court justice did not give rise to today's conservative infrastructure. Something more insidious did. 123 The answer can be found in the conservative movement's turn against mass incarceration. by Heather Schoenfeld Made from Concentrate Four companies decide what meat you eat, two choose what milk you buy, and soon only one will determine what beer you drink. Are we all fine with that? by Leah Douglas WASHINGTON MONTHLY R EMEMBERS WARREN O'HEARN We mourn the loss of Warren E. 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