A.C. Thompson: Efforts to Toughen Oversight of Assisted Living Falter

August 2014

Cost concerns may derail efforts by lawmakers and advocates to require more frequent inspections and a swifter response to allegations of abuse and neglect.

Jesse Eisinger: Big Investors Push for Auditors to Sign Financial Statements

August 2014

Institutional investors try to make auditors publicly accountable for their work.

Robert Reich: Back to School, and to Widening Inequality

August 2014

How family income affects the growing achievement gap between children.

Lyzette Wanzer: Twisted

August 2014

What if her braids / dreads / curls could talk?

Abbie Nehring: “Less Lethal” Flash-Bangs Used in Ferguson Leave Some Feeling the Burn

August 2014

Flash-bangs in Ferguson raise questions about how to use these military-style devices safely and appropriately.

Aviva Chomsky: America’s Continuing Border Crisis

August 2014

The real story behind the “invasion” of the children.

Hanqing Chen: Reporting on the Federal Push to Militarize Local Police

August 2014

A few facts you might have missed about the flow of military equipment and tactics to local law enforcement.

Patrick Cockburn: Why Washington’s War on Terror Failed

August 2014

The underrated Saudi connection.

Kareem James Abu-Zeid: A Search for Justice and Expansive Identities

August 2014

Nathalie Handal talks to Kareem James Abu-Zeid about translating the Palestinian poet Najwan Darwish and conveying the layered politics and fluid identities found in his work.

A.C. Thompson: Michael Brown’s Dueling Autopsies

August 2014

An autopsy by Michael Baden is only the beginning as teams of specialists study the body of 18-year-old African American killed by police

Lawrence Wilkerson: Call Tehran

August 2014

Colin Powell's former adviser says the solution to the crisis in Iraq is to craft a new balance of power

William J. Astore: The American Cult of Bombing

August 2014

Why you should expect more bombs to be dropped everywhere.

Joaquin Sapien: New York City Will Pay $10 Million

August 2014

How revelations about the prosecution of Jabbar Collins, who served 15 years for a murder he did not commit, helped to bring down longtime Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes

Matthew Harwood: To Terrify and Occupy

August 2014

Are cops being turned into counterinsurgents?

Robert Reich: The Disease of American Democracy

August 2014

Why Americans are sick of politics.

Eduardo Galeano: Century of Disaster

August 2014

The Uruguayan writer on riddles, lies, and lives.

Charles Ornstein: Government Will Withhold One-Third of the Records from Database of Physician Payments

August 2014

Many payments to doctors made by pharmaceutical companies will not be included in the public release of the database next month.

Nathan Bradley Bethea: Echoes of Blackwater in Ferguson, Missouri

August 2014

A veteran of Afghanistan on the botched militarization of the Ferguson police.

Lou Dubose: Neocons Wrong Again

August 2014

For Iraq War architects like William Kristol, the answer is always "war without an end."

Yasmin El-Rifae: The Air Was Hot with Hysterical Nationalism

August 2014

A year after the Raba’a massacre in Cairo, one writer struggles to redraw her relationship to the city.

Lou Dubose: Genuflecting On The Campaign Trail

August 2014

When Republican hopefuls court the Christian Right.

Heather Vogell: Cracking Down on Two Schools’ Use of Restraints

August 2014

Investigators found a systematic breakdown in how educators at the schools employed restraints and seclusions.

Jess Row: Native Sons

August 2014

A straight white American man on loving James Baldwin and learning to write about race.

Seth Freed Wessler: When Freedom Summer Landed in White America’s Living Rooms

August 2014

An iconic civil rights print hung in one rural Maine home and helped shape a family’s commitment to justice.

Sandy Tolan: Blown Chances in Gaza

August 2014

For the last eight years, Israel and the U.S. have chosen war, with devastating consequences for the families of Gaza.

Aditya Mani Jha: Revenge of the Offence Collectors

August 2014

An Indian politician retaliates against religious offenses by compiling his own, even more blasphemous, thoughts on religion.

Xiaolu Guo: I Am China

August 2014

Flash Fiction: Now, dearest Queen, let me be direct—why I’m writing to you? I need your help in this country.

Jeff Larson and Mike Tigas: Leaked Docs Show Spyware Used to Snoop on U.S. Computers

August 2014

Leaked files reveal surveillance of U.S. computers carried out by a private company.

Robert Reich: The Rebirth of Stockholder Capitalism?

August 2014

How shareholder capitalism has replaced stakeholder capitalism.

Kaya Genç: Turkey’s Unofficial Referendum

August 2014

On Sunday, Turkey will elect a president by direct popular vote for the first time, choosing between drastically different visions for their political system.