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: WeiterNovember 2014
A tale of belonging and not belonging in Mallorca, Spain.
Marian Wong: Charter-School Chain It Can’t Keep Administrator Salaries SecretNovember 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 CenturyNovember 2014
The President blames himself for the Democrat’s big election day losses.
Rob Spillman: Yes, It’s about RacismNovember 2014
Readpolitik: On Claudia Rankine’s polemical poetry.
Tom Engelhardt: The Pressure to EscalateNovember 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 WinNovember 2014
Voters endorsed progressive measures in referendums across the US.
Hina Shamsi and Matthew Harwood: Databases of SuspicionNovember 2014
Uncovering a shadow form of national ID.
Rebecca Saletan: Magic and MechanicsNovember 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 GOPNovember 2014
Impeachment chatter among Republicans belittles the Framers' intent.
Rebecca Solnit: Feminism, Now with MenNovember 2014
Misogyny is over (if you want it).
Robert Reich: An Election Day CarolNovember 2014
“I am Election Day Present,” says the apparition, "and you must come with me."
Theodoric Meyer: Secret Donors, Some Super PACs & Midterm MillionsNovember 2014
Voters are left in the dark about where money is really coming from.
Ann Jones: The Missing Women of AfghanistanNovember 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 AbortionNovember 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 ForceOctober 2014
How did we get here? Where we feel guns protect more lives than they destroy?
Alexi Zentner: And a LieOctober 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 PlaceOctober 2014
On community, urban sprawl, infant mortality, and the Albany food co-op.
Studs Terkel: You Got Into My Heart Violently, But You’re ThereOctober 2014
Trauma, death, and forgiveness on the front lines of American life.
Erik Wennermark: The Laundry and Dust Are Higher Every DayOctober 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 TrapOctober 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 DisorderOctober 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 KobaniOctober 2014
ISIS and the sadistic theater of learned helplessness.
Kaitlin Butler & Carolyn Raffensperger: Economics for Future GenerationsOctober 2014
Creating a commons ethic for ecological restoration and social justice.
David Bromwich: The Importance of Being ExceptionalOctober 2014
On American exceptionalism and its discontents.
Cezary Podkul: How One New York County Fell Into the Tobacco Debt TrapOctober 2014
A refinance of Niagara County’s tobacco bonds was good news—but for investors, not taxpayers.
Kaya Genç: The Keys to the KingdomOctober 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 CommonerOctober 2014
Gustavo Esteva challenges conventional wisdom with a worldview based on indigenous culture, Marx and Small is Beautiful