David Morris: The 2014 Election Could Have Turned Out Differently

January 2015

What if Democrats had forced a deeper discussion about Obamacare?

Ann Jones: Is This Country Crazy?

January 2015

America's endless wars and maddening inequality raise tough questions around the world.

Richard Falk: Pope Francis and Religious Cosmopolitanism

January 2015

With his message of unity and the dignity of all people, the pope is leading a global movement for justice and peace.

Michael T. Klare: Carbon Counterattack

January 2015

How Big Oil is responding to the anti-carbon moment.

Heather Vogell: Massachusetts Tightens Rules on Restraining, Secluding Students

January 2015

Under new rules, Massachusetts schools will not be allowed to use certain techniques to restrain or isolate students as frequently and will have to report all restraints and injuries.

Robert Reich: Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement is a Pending Disaster

January 2015

It’s no longer free trade versus protectionism. Big corporations and Wall Street want some of both.

Daniel Moss: An Unexpected Success Story Links Our Health to Wild Lands

January 2015

Conservation policies ensure both safe drinking water and ecological preservation.

Erik Wennermark: In Hong Kong, the Last Days of Occupy

January 2015

As the powers that be dismantle what remains of Hong Kong's mass protest movement, thoughts on winners and losers and the city's future.

Tom Engelhardt: The National Security State in 2015

January 2015

In an almost enemy-less world in which the American economic system was triumphant and the US possessed by far the strongest military on the planet, nothing seems to have gone as planned or faintly right.

Zehra Naviwala: Fleeing Syria for Physical and Emotional Refuge

January 2015

The story of two asylum-seekers’ journey to Denmark.

Robert Reich: The Republican’s Magical Mystery Tour

January 2015

The pattern seems to be: if you don’t like the facts, make them up.

Theodoric Meyer: New IRS Rules on Dark Money Delayed

January 2015

The IRS faces a number of hurdles before its new regulations for social welfare nonprofits can be finalized, including potential opposition from Congress.

Mahat Tattva: The Retail Jungle

January 2015

Working conditions for part time employees is a national disgrace.

Charles Ornstein: When a Patient’s Death is Broadcast Without Permission

January 2015

The ABC television show NY Med filmed Mark Chanko’s final moments without the approval of his family."

Editors’ Reading Recs: New Year’s Revolution

January 2015

These books won’t help you drop 10 pounds or achieve Inbox Zero, but they will remind you of the power of brand new ideas.

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