Jon Rubin: Conflict KitchenJanuary 2015
Chelsea Haines talks with artist Jon Rubin about the surprisingly controversial politics of serving Palestinian food in Pittsburgh.
Paul Kiel: For Nonprofit Hospitals Who Sue Patients, New RulesJanuary 2015
Under new IRS rules non-profit hospitals must take extra steps to inform poor patients they may qualify for financial assistance.
Peter Van Buren: The Military-Industrial Complex in IraqJanuary 2015
America is open for business in Iraq.
Jonathan Guyer: The Dangerous Lives of CartoonistsJanuary 2015
Cartoonists across the Middle East denounced the Charlie Hebdo murders with work that reflects their own daily struggle against censorship and intimidation.
Peter Barnes: How to Save the Middle Class When Jobs Don’t Pay EnoughJanuary 2015
Sharing common wealth would revive the American Dream for all
Michael Grabell: Judge Orders NYPD to Release Records on X-ray VansJanuary 2015
The NYPD has a secretive program that uses unmarked vans with X-ray machines designed to detect bombs.
Wayétu Moore: The Evolution of BerniceJanuary 2015
Being an immigrant made me feel different, but it was the color of my skin that marked me as suspect.
Robert Reich: Why Wages Won’t RiseJanuary 2015
Outsourcing and automation combine with a vast pool of unemployed make wage growth unlikely.
Rory Fanning: Letter to a Young Army Ranger (From an Old One)January 2015
Why the War on Terror shouldn't be your battle.
Natalie Diaz: The Quantum Theory of Suffering or Why I Look at the MoonJanuary 2015
Flash Fiction: Do you really think the moon only exists when you are looking at it?
Jesse Eisinger and Justin Elliott: Senator Demands Answers on Red Cross’ FinancesJanuary 2015
Prompted by an investigation by ProPublica and NPR, Senator Charles Grassley asks the charity to explain how it has used donations from the public.
David Morris: The 2014 Election Could Have Turned Out DifferentlyJanuary 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 CosmopolitanismJanuary 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 CounterattackJanuary 2015
How Big Oil is responding to the anti-carbon moment.
Heather Vogell: Massachusetts Tightens Rules on Restraining, Secluding StudentsJanuary 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 DisasterJanuary 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 LandsJanuary 2015
Conservation policies ensure both safe drinking water and ecological preservation.
Erik Wennermark: In Hong Kong, the Last Days of OccupyJanuary 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 2015January 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 RefugeJanuary 2015
The story of two asylum-seekers’ journey to Denmark.
Robert Reich: The Republican’s Magical Mystery TourJanuary 2015
The pattern seems to be: if you don’t like the facts, make them up.
Theodoric Meyer: New IRS Rules on Dark Money DelayedJanuary 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 JungleJanuary 2015
Working conditions for part time employees is a national disgrace.
Charles Ornstein: When a Patient’s Death is Broadcast Without PermissionJanuary 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 RevolutionJanuary 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.