Nina Martin: As Vote Nears, North Dakota Amendment Stirs Debate About More Than AbortionNovember 2014
Money and strategists are shaping a nationally watched campaign amid talk of in vitro fertilization and end-of-life care.
Venkat Srinivasan: Meeting Evil with ForceOctober 2014
How did we get here? Where we feel guns protect more lives than they destroy?
Alexi Zentner: And a LieOctober 2014
Flash Fiction: “Perhaps,” he said, drawing the word out, “I didn’t quite understand the game."
Elisa Albert: Where Do I Write? All Over The Damn PlaceOctober 2014
On community, urban sprawl, infant mortality, and the Albany food co-op.
Studs Terkel: You Got Into My Heart Violently, But You’re ThereOctober 2014
Trauma, death, and forgiveness on the front lines of American life.
Erik Wennermark: The Laundry and Dust Are Higher Every DayOctober 2014
Our latest dispatch from the pro-democracy Occupy movement in Hong Kong and the frustrating talks between students and government officials.
Rory Fanning: Thank You for Your Valor, Thank You for Your Service…October 2014
Still on the thank-you tour-of-duty circuit, thirteen years later.
Cezary Podkul: Tobacco Settlement Funds Sprinklers, Golf Carts and a Grease TrapOctober 2014
Leaders took on forty-year debt to pay for short-term stuff, a case study in the perverse incentives tobacco bonds create.
Robert Reich: Empathy Deficit DisorderOctober 2014
Suicide is a terrible tragedy for those driven to it and for their loved ones. What possessed Congressman Young to turn it into a political football?
Stephen Darcy Collins: In KobaniOctober 2014
ISIS and the sadistic theater of learned helplessness.
Kaitlin Butler & Carolyn Raffensperger: Economics for Future GenerationsOctober 2014
Creating a commons ethic for ecological restoration and social justice.
David Bromwich: The Importance of Being ExceptionalOctober 2014
On American exceptionalism and its discontents.
Cezary Podkul: How One New York County Fell Into the Tobacco Debt TrapOctober 2014
A refinance of Niagara County’s tobacco bonds was good news—but for investors, not taxpayers.
Kaya Genç: The Keys to the KingdomOctober 2014
In his new book, Owen Jones doesn’t convince with his conspiratorial theory of a neoliberal British Establishment, but he makes a vivid case for the disastrous effects of that ideology.
Thomas O’Connell: Mexico’s Maverick CommonerOctober 2014
Gustavo Esteva challenges conventional wisdom with a worldview based on indigenous culture, Marx and Small is Beautiful
Jeremy Brecher: Our Climate Is Everyone’s PropertyOctober 2014
How the public trust doctrine can be a tool for the climate justice movement.
Francisco Cantú: Dark Work on the BorderOctober 2014
Remembering the late journalist Charles Bowden, who chronicled the depths of the violence consuming Mexico.
Lou Dubose: Once Again, the Court Serves the GOPOctober 2014
The Roberts Court's willful ignorance is breathtaking.
Karen J. Greenberg: Fighting the Last WarOctober 2014
Will the War on Terror be the template for the Ebola crisis?
Rohini Mohan: “Prachanai” (Trouble) in Sri Lanka, Past and PresentOctober 2014
Aditi Sriram talks with the author of 'The Seasons of Trouble' about the five years it took her to write about Sri Lanka post-civil war, and whether the 'trouble' is really over.
Robert Reich: Getting a Grip on EbolaOctober 2014
Ebola is not a crisis in the United States.
Stephen Engelberg: Fix Presidential Pardons, a Letter to The Next Attorney GeneralOctober 2014
White applicants are far more likely to receive clemency than comparable black applicants.
Editors’ Picks: Books We’re Falling ForOctober 2014
The new books our staffers are loving this autumn.
Tom Engelhardt: Edward Snowden and the Golden Age of SpyingOctober 2014
An interview with director Laura Poitras.
Tana Wojczuk: Gone Girl, Bluebeard, and the Meaning of MarriageOctober 2014
A response to Elif Batuman’s “Marriage is an Abduction.”
Laura Gottesdiener: A Trip to Kuwait (on the Prairie)October 2014
Life inside the boom.
Peter Van Buren: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?October 2014
Seven worst-case scenarios in the battle with the Islamic State.
Dana Goldstein: How Should a Teacher Be?October 2014
Lara Zarum interviews the author of "The Teacher Wars" on the history of education reform and the future of teaching.
Vijay Parthasarathy: Iron Fist, Silver TongueOctober 2014
Consider this practical advice before running a successful dictatorship.
William J. Astore: Investing in Junk ArmiesOctober 2014
Why American efforts to create foreign armies fail.