Robert Reich: Anti-Inequality Legislation

April 24, 2014

Raising taxes on corporations that pay their CEOs royally and treat their workers like serfs.

Todd Miller: They Are Watching You

April 24, 2014

The national security state and the U.S.-Mexican border.

Roslyn Bernstein: Between Underground and Above

April 23, 2014

After a burst of Western interest in the mid-90s, and amid a complex system of government censorship, Vietnam’s contemporary art scene comes into its own.

Angela Lang: A Kinship with Gabriel García Márquez

April 23, 2014

Shared reading of García Márquez’s books was a way of finding an outlet for feelings kept and unsaid.

Jason Bell: The Bar-B-Cure

April 22, 2014

I feel the image of myself emerging in his hands, and with every flick and scrape it draws closer to his.

Richard Falk: The New Interventionists

April 22, 2014

New developments in the interventionist debate.

Lois Beckett: Republicans Say No to CDC Gun Violence Research

April 22, 2014

Giving the CDC money for gun violence research is a “request to fund propaganda,” a Georgia congressman says.

Ali Dayan Hasan: The Wrong Kind of Pakistani

April 21, 2014

On the invention of “the liberal extremist” and the attempted assassination of a friend.

Jay Walljasper: How the Commons Way of Life Helps Curb Climate Change

April 21, 2014

It offers an appealing alternative to more stuff and more money, which drives environmental destruction today/

ProPublica: Weibo IPO Reveals a Company Struggling With Censorship

April 21, 2014

Weibo, “China’s Twitter,” started offering shares on NASDAQ yesterday. Its regulatory disclosures reveal a company’s balancing act between censoring too much and too little.

Robert Reich: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age

April 18, 2014

With corporate acquisitions, the Gilded Age makes a comeback.

Ann Jones: Star-Spangled Baggage

April 18, 2014

How America’s wars came home with the troops.

Aditi Sriram: Saint-Exupéry, Saintly Hands, Sainted Innocence

April 17, 2014

What fed the imagination of the man who crafted The Little Prince.

Peter Linebaugh: Stop, Thief!

April 17, 2014

On commoning and our rich tradition of resistance to attacks on the commons.

Kelly Sundberg: Writing, Survival, and Empowerment

April 17, 2014

Sarah Einstein talks to Sundberg about her Guernica essay, her marriage to an abusive man, and the mixture of love and fear that made up her experience

Julia Angwin: U.S. Government Pays to Undermine Internet Security, Not to Fix It

April 16, 2014

Don’t be a bleedingheart about Heartbleed.

Davi Pretto: Only the Fictions Can Heal Us

April 16, 2014

Ela Bittencourt talks to the director about his film Castanha and the blurred lines between fiction and reality.

Jay Walljasper: Parks Are Crucial for Children

April 16, 2014

Why ‘Take me out to the ballgame’ is a part of a collective American landscape.

Andrew Rose: All of These Things Look Just Like the Others

April 15, 2014

The more late night talk shows stick with white, male hosts, the more obsolete they become in today’s America.

Richard Falk: After Turkey’s March 30th Local Elections

April 15, 2014

Why Turkey is at a crossroads.

Anna Kushner: Literary Midwifery

April 14, 2014

The translator of The Man Who Loved Dogs talks with Keith Meatto about Cuba, Trotsky, and the chemistry necessary for translation.

Justin Elliott and Jesse Eisinger: Long After Sandy, Red Cross Post-Storm Spending Still a Black Box

April 14, 2014

Donors gave $312 million after the storm, but it’s not clear how exactly the money was spent.

Nick Turse: AFRICOM Goes to War on the Sly

April 14, 2014

U.S. officials talk candidly about bases, winning hearts and minds, and the “war” in Africa.

Aaron Labaree: Capitalizing on Climate Change

April 11, 2014

On McKenzie Funk’s Windfall, The Booming Business of Global Warming.

Alex Lemon: A Ferocious Kind of Music

April 11, 2014

Why poetry needs more grit.

Astra Taylor: Open Systems and Glass Ceilings

April 11, 2014

The disappearing woman and life on the internet.

Laura Gottesdiener: When Predatory Equity Hit the Big Apple

April 10, 2014

How private equity came to New York’s rental market—and what that tells us about the future.

Charles Ornstein: Medicaid Programs Drowning in Backlog

April 10, 2014

There are growing signs that Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion is a victim of its own success, unable to keep up with demand.

Jay Walljasper: How to Revive Low-Income Neighborhoods

April 9, 2014

How deeply rooted institutions, like hospitals and colleges, are revitalizing their communities.

Charles Ornstein: More Tools, Beyond Ratings, To Pick Your Doctor

April 9, 2014

Doctor familiarity without the wire taps.