Lois Beckett: Senator Pushes for Investigation of ‘False Statements’ by Dark Money GroupsApril 11, 2013
Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse, of Rhode Island, is calling for the Justice Department to do what the IRS won’t.
Mary Jo Bang and Lynn Melnick: The Poetic ConfessionApril 11, 2013
As part of our celebration of National Poetry Month, a conversation on Lynn Melnick’s collection If I Should Say I Have Hope.
Matthew McAlister: Criminally UnderappreciatedApril 10, 2013
Georges Simenon might be the best French-language novelist you’ve never heard of.
Barbara Garson: Down Is a Dangerous DirectionApril 10, 2013
How the 40-Year “Long Recession” led to the Great Recession.
Lois Beckett: Voter Information WarsApril 10, 2013
Will the GOP team up with Wal-Mart’s data specialist?
Chloe Pantazi: Detritus of InnocenceApril 9, 2013
“We Went Back: Photographs from Europe, 1933 – 1956″: Chim at the International Center of Photography
Justin Elliott: Another Layer to Rendell’s Fracking ConnectionsApril 9, 2013
The former Pennsylvania governor is a paid consultant of the natural gas industry.
Robert Reich: The Stealth SequesterApril 9, 2013
Americans are starting to feel the pain. They just don’t know it yet.
Jon Lee Anderson: In the Field, In Over Your HeadApril 8, 2013
The veteran war reporter’s advice to young journalists on safety, story, five-sense reporting, and the uses of rumor.
Bill McKibben: Is the Keystone XL Pipeline the “Stonewall” of the Climate Movement?April 8, 2013
And if so, is that terrible news?
Joe Sexton: Capitol OffensesApril 8, 2013
Bribes, wires, and little surprise.
Steve Fraser: Making Disaster PayApril 5, 2013
From the San Francisco earthquake to superstorm Sandy, how capitalism stacks the deck on disaster.
Sebastian Rotella: Terror Group Recruits From Pakistan’s ‘Best and Brightest’April 5, 2013
Lashkar-e-Taiba is an institution well-embedded in Pakistani Society.
Bravery and Gender in “Confessional Writing”April 5, 2013
An evening with Guernica at the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature.
Joaquin Sapien & Sergio Hernandez: Who Polices Prosecutors Who Abuse Their Authority?April 4, 2013
Dilip Hiro: The Great Afghan Corruption ScamApril 4, 2013
How Operation Enduring Freedom mutated into Operation Enduring Corruption.
Joe Van Acker: IndefensibleApril 3, 2013
Hockey’s toughest tradition is harder to support than ever.
Robert Reich: What Immigration Reform Could Mean for American WorkersApril 3, 2013
And why the AFL-CIO is embracing it.
David Morris: The Rise and Fall of Radio and TV as a CommonsApril 3, 2013
By US law, the airwaves belong to all of us. But there’s no sign of that today.
Ira Chernus: Obama Walks the High Wire, Eyes ClosedApril 2, 2013
When it comes to Israel, Palestine, and Iran, it could all come crashing down.
Marian Wang: Course LoadApril 2, 2013
The growing burden of college fees.
Joseph Spece: Some Strange HarmonyApril 1, 2013
Alexander Landfair talks with a poet equally enthusiastic about Wuthering Heights and Resident Evil.
Brett Fletcher Lauer: Poetry (Society of America) in MotionApril 1, 2013
To kick off National Poetry Month, the deputy director of the Poetry Society of America talks with Erica Wright about institutional rivalry, poetic diplomacy, and encountering verse in unlikely places.
Tom Engelhardt: American Anniversaries from HellMarch 29, 2013
What you don’t know can hurt you.
Jerry D. Mathes II: Three Easter SundaysMarch 29, 2013
The liturgy of the lonely in the cruelest month.
Nikole Hannah-Jones: Westchester County Could Lose Millions for Fair Housing FailuresMarch 29, 2013
County officials have one month to produce a plan that would end income-based discrimination and exclusionary zoning.
Anna Vodicka: There’s a Train a’Comin’March 28, 2013
As the Supreme Court prepares to conference on same-sex marriage, a phonebanker reflects on hip-hop lyrics, missionary work, and what a conversation has to do to change a mind.
Meaghan Winter: Ever TemporaryMarch 28, 2013
Congress and the courts have reached conflicting decisions on wage rules and protections for vulnerable temporary workers; nobody knows what happens next.
Dahr Jamail: Living with No FutureMarch 28, 2013
Iraq, ten years later.
Robert Reich: The Morality BrigadeMarch 27, 2013
The right regulates the bedroom before the banks.
Nikole Hannah-Jones: Another Race Case for a Hostile Supreme CourtMarch 27, 2013
The court might well have opted to undo the fabric of race-conscious laws and policies thread by thread.
Taxcast: Trouble in Cyprus, a Tax-haven Shake Up in the U.K., and a Tax Inspector Speaks OutMarch 26, 2013
The crisis in Cyprus and the risk tax havens pose to the global economy, a surprise earthquake for UK-affiliated tax havens and a frustrated corporate tax inspector speaks out on the corrupting of the tax system.
Jacqueline Feldman: Vive La MiroiterieMarch 26, 2013
A long-lived artists’ squat in Paris’s Twentieth Arrondissement on the eve of eviction.
Jonathan Rowe: Our Hidden WealthMarch 26, 2013
How the commons makes everything else work.
Guernica Nominated For 2013 Utne Media AwardMarch 26, 2013
We’re in good company in the category of Social/Cultural Coverage, which includes The Morning News, McSweeney’s, and Rethinking Schools.
Catriona Knapman: The Capital of NubiaMarch 25, 2013
In post-revolution Cairo, Nubians and other minority groups are being erased from the state-defined national identity. In Aswan, the view is different.
Cora Currier: A Public Indictment Could Shed Light on CIA’s Secret ProgramMarch 25, 2013
What happened to the victims of the US secret prisons and extraordinary renditions?
William J. Astore: Drone Warfare is Neither Cheap, Nor Surgical, Nor DecisiveMarch 25, 2013
The ever-destructive dreams of air power enthusiasts.
Ann Jones: Men Who Kick Down DoorsMarch 22, 2013
Tyrants at home and abroad.
Robert Reich: Selling the StoreMarch 22, 2013
Why Democrats shouldn’t put Social Security and Medicare on the table.
Lauren A. White: How To Be The Black Person Reading How To Be BlackMarch 21, 2013
Reading Baratunde Thurston’s satirical memoir on public transportation turns into a social experiment.
Justin Elliott: Drilling DeeperMarch 21, 2013
Obama’s energy pick has a wealth of business connections.
Stephen Engelberg and Robert Socha: Cash, Cars, and ContractsMarch 21, 2013
IBM, HP, and Oracle in the crosshairs of an overseas corruption investigation.
Nick Turse: Who Did You Rape in the War, Daddy?March 20, 2013
A question for veterans that needs answering.
Nikole Hannah-Jones: A Colorblind ConstitutionMarch 20, 2013
What Abigail Fisher’s affirmative action case is really about.
Meaghan Winter: Walking While FurtiveMarch 19, 2013
A look inside the courtroom on the opening day of Floyd v. NYC, the class-action lawsuit challenging the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy.
Justin Elliott: U.N. Think Tank Opening Office in Bahrain, with Bahraini Government FundingMarch 19, 2013
Can groups advocate for peace and justice while accepting money from authoritarian governments?
Kim Barker: Inside GameMarch 19, 2013
Creating PACs and then spending their money.
Editors’ Picks: Springtime ReadsMarch 18, 2013
Welcome spring with this round of reading recommendations from the editors at Guernica.
Lewis Hyde: Coyote Installs DemocracyMarch 18, 2013
A prose poem on Bush’s chauvinist rhetoric, the torture at Abu Ghraib, and other devastating aspects of the War in Iraq—ten years to the day after it began.
Rich Nymoen & Jeff Smith: Reviving the Idea That Urban Land is Common WealthMarch 18, 2013
In the early 20th century, progressives saw urban land as common property.
Tara Isabella Burton: “Constantinople”March 15, 2013
The owner of a bookstore in Antalya, Turkey has more to offer than books.
Sophia Murphy: Land Grabs Spread Throughout Developing WorldMarch 15, 2013
Hunger and human rights abuses threaten fragile rural communities.
William deBuys: Phoenix in the Climate CrosshairsMarch 15, 2013
We are long past coal mine canaries.
Tara FitzGerald: Sex and the ’StanMarch 14, 2013
Newly flush with oil cash, Kazakhstan makes Cosmopolitan its own—sort of.
Abrahm Lustgarten: Why the EPA Reversed its Stance on Polluting Texas WaterMarch 14, 2013
Emails to Heather Podesta from an interim director raise questions about outside influence on the agency’s decisions.
Robert Reich: Ryan the RedistributionistMarch 14, 2013
Paul Ryan’s budget proposal sends wealth straight to the top of the economic hierarchy.
Ben Rawlence: A Signal of Hope for CongoMarch 13, 2013
There’s a framework for peace in Congo, and if Rwanda will stop interfering, it just might work.
Lewis Lapham: The Conquest of NatureMarch 13, 2013
And what we’ve lost.
Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein: Dollars for Docs Mints a MillionaireMarch 13, 2013
A Nashville psychiatrist becomes the first physician to net $1 million in promotional-speaking fees from drug companies.
Jeff Gerth: “Burn the Data”March 12, 2013
Did a company try to hide risks of MRI dye Omniscan?
Sonallah Ibrahim: Notes from PrisonMarch 12, 2013
An excerpt from the Egyptian novelist’s prison journal, translated by Robyn Creswell.
Robyn Creswell: Arabic Rhetoric Gets an Acid BathMarch 12, 2013
The Paris Review editor on his new translation of That Smell by Sonallah Ibrahim.
Jeremiah Goulka: Lockheed Martin’s Herculean Efforts to Profit From Defense SpendingMarch 11, 2013
The Epic Story of the C-130.
Peter Barnes: A Brief History of How We Lost the CommonsMarch 11, 2013
And what we must do to get it back.
Lois Beckett: Everything We Know About What Data Brokers Know About YouMarch 8, 2013
Companies sell information related to life events—like pregnancies and divorces—social media profiles, and in some cases even health “interests.”
Peter Van Buren: Mission UnaccomplishedMarch 8, 2013
Why the invasion of Iraq was the single worst foreign policy decision in American history.
Emily Mkrtichian: Armenia’s First Shopping MallMarch 7, 2013
What comes first, the middle class or the mall?
Robert Lewis & Al Shaw: After Sandy, Government Lends to Rebuild in Flood ZonesMarch 7, 2013
Government loans encourage the reconstruction of areas at risk of repeated flooding.
Cora Currier: Despite New Pardons, Obama’s Clemency Rate is Still Lowest in Recent HistoryMarch 7, 2013
The president has exercised his pardoning power less frequently than his four immediate predecessors.
Ben Mason: Pirates of the ParliamentMarch 6, 2013
The rise and fall of Germany’s Pirate party casts doubt on a future of crowdsourced politics.
Victoria Brittain: Shadow LivesMarch 6, 2013
England’s war on terror has become a war on women and children.
Four Guernica Pieces Named “Best of the Net 2012”March 6, 2013
The anthology includes Guernica contributors in all three categories—poetry, fiction, and non-fiction.
Robert Reich: Why There’s a Bull Market for Stocks And Bear Market for WorkersMarch 6, 2013
Investment in technology, unemployment, globalization, and the “Fed’s easy-money policies” all contribute to widening inequality.
James Arthur: Against SonglessnessMarch 5, 2013
An interview with the poet on his debut collection Charms Against Lightning.
Cora Currier: How Does the U.S. Mark Unidentified Men in Pakistan and Yemen as Drone Targets?March 5, 2013
How exactly does the U.S. government define ‘militant activity’?
Stephen Engelberg: Sheldon Adelson’s Casino Company Stirs Fresh Questions With Admission It ‘Likely’ Broke Federal LawMarch 5, 2013
The staff of one of the world’s richest men may have broken anti-bribery laws, but questions remain as to which transactions are at issue.
Tom Engelhardt: Where Is Everybody?March 4, 2013
Why it’s so tough to get your head around climate change.
Scott Ross: Kony2013March 4, 2013
One year later, the LRA leader is still at large—but the controversial viral video has changed America’s relationship to the International Criminal Court.
Robert Reich: Sequestration Nation, and Remembering Robert KennedyMarch 4, 2013
Politics today is still a fight for social justice.