Jon Rubin: Conflict Kitchen

January 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 Rules

January 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 Iraq

January 2015

America is open for business in Iraq.

Jonathan Guyer: The Dangerous Lives of Cartoonists

January 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 Enough

January 2015

Sharing common wealth would revive the American Dream for all

Michael Grabell: Judge Orders NYPD to Release Records on X-ray Vans

January 2015

The NYPD has a secretive program that uses unmarked vans with X-ray machines designed to detect bombs.

Wayétu Moore: The Evolution of Bernice

January 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 Rise

January 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 Moon

January 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’ Finances

January 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 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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