Peter Van Buren: What Could Possibly Go Right?

November 2014

Four months into Iraq War 3.0, the cracks are showing—on the battlefield and at the Pentagon.

Mary Mann: Weiter

November 2014

A tale of belonging and not belonging in Mallorca, Spain.

Marian Wong: Charter-School Chain It Can’t Keep Administrator Salaries Secret

November 2014

The schools’ management company says that the salaries paid to school administrators should be considered a trade secret.

Robert Reich: The Choice of the Century

November 2014

The President blames himself for the Democrat’s big election day losses.

Rob Spillman: Yes, It’s about Racism

November 2014

Readpolitik: On Claudia Rankine’s polemical poetry.

Tom Engelhardt: The Pressure to Escalate

November 2014

The two horsemen of the American apocalypse.

Marie Myung-Ok Lee: How Should a Doctor Act?

November 2014

New York City: an infection story.

Orin Zebest: Democrat Candidates Lose, Democrat Issues Win

November 2014

Voters endorsed progressive measures in referendums across the US.

Hina Shamsi and Matthew Harwood: Databases of Suspicion

November 2014

Uncovering a shadow form of national ID.

Rebecca Saletan: Magic and Mechanics

November 2014

The editorial director of Riverhead Books talks with Rachel Riederer about the intimacy of editing, hunkering down in the White House, and why book publishers remain essential in the digital age.

Elizabeth Holtzman: Baseless Cries for Impeachment from the GOP

November 2014

Impeachment chatter among Republicans belittles the Framers' intent.

Rebecca Solnit: Feminism, Now with Men

November 2014

Misogyny is over (if you want it).

Robert Reich: An Election Day Carol

November 2014

“I am Election Day Present,” says the apparition, "and you must come with me."

Theodoric Meyer: Secret Donors, Some Super PACs & Midterm Millions

November 2014

Voters are left in the dark about where money is really coming from.

Ann Jones: The Missing Women of Afghanistan

November 2014

After thirteen years of war, the rule of men, not law.

Nina Martin: As Vote Nears, North Dakota Amendment Stirs Debate About More Than Abortion

November 2014

Money and strategists are shaping a nationally watched campaign amid talk of in vitro fertilization and end-of-life care.

Venkat Srinivasan: Meeting Evil with Force

October 2014

How did we get here? Where we feel guns protect more lives than they destroy?

Alexi Zentner: And a Lie

October 2014

Flash Fiction: “Perhaps,” he said, drawing the word out, “I didn’t quite understand the game."

Elisa Albert: Where Do I Write? All Over The Damn Place

October 2014

On community, urban sprawl, infant mortality, and the Albany food co-op.

Studs Terkel: You Got Into My Heart Violently, But You’re There

October 2014

Trauma, death, and forgiveness on the front lines of American life.

Erik Wennermark: The Laundry and Dust Are Higher Every Day

October 2014

Our latest dispatch from the pro-democracy Occupy movement in Hong Kong and the frustrating talks between students and government officials.

Rory Fanning: Thank You for Your Valor, Thank You for Your Service…

October 2014

Still on the thank-you tour-of-duty circuit, thirteen years later.

Cezary Podkul: Tobacco Settlement Funds Sprinklers, Golf Carts and a Grease Trap

October 2014

Leaders took on forty-year debt to pay for short-term stuff, a case study in the perverse incentives tobacco bonds create.

Robert Reich: Empathy Deficit Disorder

October 2014

Suicide is a terrible tragedy for those driven to it and for their loved ones. What possessed Congressman Young to turn it into a political football?

Stephen Darcy Collins: In Kobani

October 2014

ISIS and the sadistic theater of learned helplessness.

Kaitlin Butler & Carolyn Raffensperger: Economics for Future Generations

October 2014

Creating a commons ethic for ecological restoration and social justice.

David Bromwich: The Importance of Being Exceptional

October 2014

On American exceptionalism and its discontents.

Cezary Podkul: How One New York County Fell Into the Tobacco Debt Trap

October 2014

A refinance of Niagara County’s tobacco bonds was good news—but for investors, not taxpayers.

Kaya Genç: The Keys to the Kingdom

October 2014

In his new book, Owen Jones doesn’t convince with his conspiratorial theory of a neoliberal British Establishment, but he makes a vivid case for the disastrous effects of that ideology.

Thomas O’Connell: Mexico’s Maverick Commoner

October 2014

Gustavo Esteva challenges conventional wisdom with a worldview based on indigenous culture, Marx and Small is Beautiful