Robert Reich: Back to the Nineteenth Century

February 2015

So what will be the galvanizing force for change this time?

Marissa Higgins: No Results Found

February 2015

I know where my mother is, and still I cannot find her.

John Stoehr: The Politics of Bad Medicine

February 2015

How partisanship infects the vaccine debate.

Matthew Harwood: The Lone-Wolf Terror Trap

February 2015

The fear of lone-wolf terrorism rises.

Julie Angwin: The World’s Email Encryption Software Relies on One Guy, Who is Going Broke

February 2015

Werner Koch’s code powers the email encryption programs around the world.

Ryann Grochowski Jones: Ridesharing, Uber & Drunk Driving

February 2015

The ridesharing service published a report last week connecting the rise of Uber to a drop in drunk driving accidents. Except the connection isn’t so clear.

Norman Solomon: Destroy the Whistleblower and Perfume the Stench of ‘Operation Merlin’

February 2015

The leak trial of CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling never got near a smoking gun, but the entire circumstantial case was a smokescreen.

Robert Reich: The Share-the-Scraps Economy

February 2015

The economy of the future will be driven by robots, with little room for real people.

William J. Astore: War Is the New Normal

February 2015

Seven deadly reasons why America’s wars persist.

Manash Bhattacharjee: Let Children Be

February 2015

On violence against children after the Peshawar tragedy.

Céline Sciamma: Bande De Filles

February 2015

Alex Zafiris talks to French director Céline Sciamma about her new film, Girlhood.

Richard Falk: Despicable Savages

February 2015

American Sniper is arch propaganda which glorifies American offensive warfare while marginalizing Iraqi suffering.

Sisi Wei: Reinforcing China’s Great Firewall

February 2015

In its latest effort to limit its citizens' access to unapproved information, the People's Republic is cracking down on VPNs.

Joe Sexton: True or False, the Power of Confessions is Great

January 2015

The Etan Patz murder trial is the latest test case for measuring the power of a confession, whether or not it’s actually true.

Andrew Bacevich: Save Us From Washington’s Visionaries

January 2015

What happened when muddling was the best Washington had on offer.

Olivier Morel and Maël: The Ongoing War

January 2015

Twenty-two veterans commit suicide every day. In the graphic novel Walking Wounded, Olivier Morel and Maël set out to tell their stories.

Michelle Dove: Alt Vices

January 2015

Flash Fiction: When I feel a human-sized void, is it instinctual that I fill it with a human?

Norman Solomon: Jeffrey Sterling—The Invisible Man

January 2015

The mass media have suddenly discovered Jeffrey Sterling—after his conviction Monday afternoon as a CIA whistleblower.

Megan McCloskey: Pentagon Finally Identifies the Remains of a POW Lost Since 1942

January 2015

Long buried alongside hundreds of unknown US soldiers in the Philippines, Pvt. Arthur “Bud” Kelder is on his way home after a lawsuit by his family and an investigation by ProPublica and NPR.

Samantha Tucker: Kitchen Remodel

January 2015

One mother repaints her walls the color of grief.

Robert Reich: Wall Street’s Threat to the American Middle Class

January 2015

Most presidential aspirants don’t want to talk about taming the Street.

Jeremy Lybarger: Ronald Reagan’s Black Magic Man

January 2015

A President’s superstitions and an astrologer’s fate.

Norman Solomon: The CIA Tries to Hide Its Incompetence

January 2015

The trial of Jeffrey Sterling has revealed how far the agency will go to cover up its blunders.

Tom Engelhardt: More and War

January 2015

Peace used to be part of the American political lexicon.

Paul Kiel and Chris Arnold: Senator to Hospitals, Stop Suing Poor Patients

January 2015

Sen. Charles Grassley asks a Missouri nonprofit hospital to explain why it seizes the wages of thousands of its patients.

Nikole Hannah-Jones: Housing Discrimination, the Supreme Court’s Latest Race Case

January 2015

Many fear a Texas case could gut the landmark Fair Housing Act.

Maya Schenwar: Your Home Is Your Prison

January 2015

How to lock down your neighborhood, your country, and you.

Nick Turse: The Golden Age of Black Ops

January 2015

Special ops missions have already taken place in 105 countries in 2015..

Robert Reich: The New Compassionate Conservatism and Trickle-Down Economics

January 2015

"Republicans have still got a whopping credibility problem, starting with trickle-down economics."

Julia Angwin and Mike Tigas: The Tracking Cookie That You Can’t Kill

January 2015

An online ad company called Turn is using tracking cookies that come back to life after Verizon users have deleted them. Turn’s services are used by everyone from Google to Facebook.