Eve Ensler: Our Work Now Is EmbodimentDecember 6, 2013
The artist-activist talks with Michael Klein about surviving cancer, working in the Congo, and how both came together in her latest book, In The Body of the World.
Pratap Chatterjee: Hollywood Without the Happy EndingDecember 6, 2013
How the intelligence community in America fails to achieve the success of its fictonal counterpart.
Richard Falk: Escaping the Abusive State After SnowdenDecember 6, 2013
The modern liberal state needs to find a decent balance between freedom and security.
Jonathan Lee: Scott Cohen’s Unfinished BalladDecember 5, 2013
A photographer who understands Nabokov’s assertion that “imagination is a form of memory,” that as human beings we are forever recreating our own lives.
Christie Thompson: How Bureaucrats Stand in the Way of Releasing Elderly and Ill PrisonersDecember 5, 2013
The Department of Justice has expanded eligibility for compassionate release. But whether that means more inmates are let out early depends on the “compassion” of prison officials.
Taxcast: Transparency Measures and JFK the Tax ReformerDecember 5, 2013
On pariah states attempting to wreck global transparency measures and how Kennedy tried to tackle tax havens.
Leah Carroll: The Revolution is Not a Dinner PartyDecember 4, 2013
On The Punk Singer and Kathleen Hanna’s riotous remaking of American grrrlhood.
Charles Ornstein: Six Questions About HealthCare.gov’s FutureDecember 4, 2013
Will the improvements to the site be enough to ensure consumers can get coverage before the December 23 deadline?
Peter Van Buren: Welcome to the Memory HoleDecember 4, 2013
Why the NSA’s reaction to Snowden hints at a future that is closer to 1984 than even Orwell could have imagined.
Laura Gottesdiener: The Empire Strikes BackDecember 3, 2013
How Wall Street has turned housing into a dangerous get-rich-quick scheme—again.
Robert Reich: The True Price of Great Holiday DealsDecember 3, 2013
How the rise of online retailing harms the very consumers it supposedly serves.
Tom Engelhardt: The American Way of MannersDecember 2, 2013
Move over, Dear Abby. Colonel Manners answers your questions on the etiquette of war, nuclear threats, and civilian surveillance.
David Morris: What’s Good for Bill Gates Turns Out To Be Bad For Public SchoolsDecember 2, 2013
Actually, it turns out to be bad for Microsoft too.
Humera Afridi: Tell Them Our StoriesNovember 25, 2013
On storytelling and survival in post-disaster landscapes, from Tacloban City to Staten Island.
Todd Gitlin: How to Reverse a Slow-Motion ApocalypseNovember 25, 2013
Why the divestment movement against big energy matters.
Robert Reich: Battling Against the SpinNovember 25, 2013
How the Republican tempest over the Affordable Care Act diverts attention from three large truths.
Bridget Potter: Something Had Happened in DallasNovember 22, 2013
It was just another Friday afternoon in the CBS studios, until it wasn’t.
Win Bassett: Prison ScratchingsNovember 22, 2013
A former assistant district attorney reflects on the Day of the Imprisoned Writer and the intimacy of the handwritten word.
Radka Franczak: Painting the Past in a New RussiaNovember 22, 2013
Ela Bittencourt talks to the director of Losing Sonia, a profile of an Orthodox nun and icon painter who reflects the changes in modern Russia.
Charles Ornstein and Tracy Weber: Generic or Name Brand?November 21, 2013
With billions in potential savings for Medicare at stake, we asked drug experts and practitioners alike why more doctors don’t recommend generics when they can.
David Morris: Yes to Amazon.com, No to the Public!November 21, 2013
Welcome to the new post office.
Todd Miller: Border Patrol InternationalNovember 20, 2013
Entering an era where “homeland security” no longer stays in the homeland: it’s mobile, it’s rapid, and it’s international.
Kim Barker: Crossroads’ Tax Return Shows Big Donors, But Doesn’t Name ThemNovember 20, 2013
How Karl Rove’s “social non-profit” exploits loopholes in tax and election rules to pour millions of dollars from undisclosed donors into conservative campaigns.
Phil Klay: Ten Kliks SouthNovember 19, 2013
“You’ve killed zero point seven something people today. That’s like, a torso and a head.”
Robert Reich: What Walmart Could Learn from Henry FordNovember 19, 2013
Why paying its employees more could be just the stimulus Walmart—and the economy—needs.
Maurice Chammah: Blue Star StateNovember 19, 2013
Wendy Davis’s filibuster becomes a book, a performance piece, the origin story of a new political star, and a symbol of change in a maybe-not-so-red Texas.
Richard Falk: Two Forms of Lethal PolarizationNovember 18, 2013
How polarization is poisoning Turkey and Egypt.
Michael Klare: Surviving Climate ChangeNovember 18, 2013
Climate change may destroy us, but not before we see a green energy revolution by the people.
Ann Jones: War WoundsNovember 15, 2013
Wounded veterans face a long road to recovery.
Nina Martin: A Dispute at a Catholic HospitalNovember 15, 2013
Gag rules at Catholic hospitals limit what doctors can do—and say.