Mike Ludwig of Truthout: Trump and Clinton laid out their grand plans during their first debate. But social justice activists are not taking their marching orders from them.
Manning's suicide attempt is punished as a "threat" to order because it's legible as a threat to the state's management of her life, and ability to punish.
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Kiese Laymon is the author of the forthcoming novel, Long Division, and a book of essays titled How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America. He is an associate professor of English at Vassar College and a contributing editor for Gawker. He blogs at Cold Drank.