Obama’s deadly dance around Armageddon in Iran, by Sasan Fayazmanesh. Secrets of the Temple: Why Romney’s Mormonism really matters, by a former Mormon. The war on Gilad Atzmon: Can one Jewish sax player be that bad, by Jean Bricmont. The anatomy of hopelessness: Scenes from a West Virginia Middle School, by JoAnn Wypijewski.

JoAnn Wypijewski is the author of What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About #MeToo: Essays on Sex, Authority & the Mess of Life.