Robert Reich: Less Money for Public Universities

October 2014

Why government spends more per pupil at elite private universities than at public ones.

Roslyn Bernstein: Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao’s “New York: Assembled Realities”

October 2014

Liao’s panoramic images of the city appear to be documentary. In fact, nothing is true.

Erik Wennermark: City of Protest

October 2014

In Hong Kong, participatory democracy fights the forces of inertia and autocracy.

Richard Falk: Sweden Moves to Recognize Palestine

October 2014

What's the use of diplomatic recognition?

Rob Spillman: Is This the Real Life?

October 2014

Readpolitik: The real political choices in Ben Lerner’s 10:04 and Jeffery Renard Allen’s Song of the Shank

Robert Faturechi: Mysterious Campaign Appears to be the Latest Salvo in Battle Over Net Neutrality

October 2014

The FCC considers how to regulate Internet provider and the telecom industry’s campaign encompasses everything from art installations to LOLcats

Michael Klare: Obama’s New Oil Wars

October 2014

Washington wields the oil weapon.

Richard Flanagan: More Corpses Than Words

October 2014

The author of Booker-shortlisted novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North talks with Dwyer Murphy about the Death Railway, family history, and the trouble with empathy.

Katherine Hill: May, Monrovia

October 2014

Notes from the eve of an epidemic.

Ben Steele: Russia’s Violent Intolerance

October 2014

Lara Zarum talks to Steele, director of the documentary Hunted, about his experience following Russia’s brutal anti-gay vigilante groups.

Tom Engelhardt: ISIS in Washington

October 2014

America’s soundtrack of hysteria.

Pepe Escobar: Can China and Russia Squeeze Washington out of Eurasia?

October 2014

The future of a Beijing-Moscow-Berlin alliance.

Megan McCloskey: Head of Flawed Effort to ID Missing Soldiers Loses Job

October 2014

The Pentagon overhauls its identification process.

Robert Reich: Why We Allow Big Pharma to Rip Us Off

October 2014

America spends a fortune on drugs, more per person than any other nation on earth.

Erik Wennermark: Will the Center Hold?

October 2014

As protests continue in Hong Kong, pro-Beijing forces threaten the movement for self-determination.

Erik Wennermark: Sorry for Inconveniencing You! Thank You for a Better Future!

October 2014

Dispatch from Hong Kong's Occupy Central.

Todd Gitlin: A Change in the Climate

October 2014

The climate movement steps up.

A.C. Thompson: In Protecting the Elderly, California at Last Takes Steps to Catch Up

October 2014

California, which has loosely regulated the assisted living industry for years, adopts measures that give advocates for the elderly modest hope.

Shazia Yousuf: The Hidden Damage

October 2014

In the 1990s, as Kashmiri men fighting Indian occupation were tortured and killed, Kashmiri women silently suffered through a different kind of war.

Michael Grabell: Temp Land, California

October 2014

Employers will be legally responsible if their temp agencies and subcontractors put workers at risk or withhold wages.

Robert Reich: Why the Economy is Still Failing Most Americans

October 2014

Who really creates jobs?

Tom Engelhardt: Failure Is Success

October 2014

How American intelligence works in the 21st century.

Richard Falk: Living Together on Planet Earth

October 2014

Four logics that define the statist world order.

Empire by the Numbers

September 2014

American Empires: Guernica's staff collects some facts and figures on who has the power (and the money) in America today.

Ed Winstead: Empire of Sighs

September 2014

American Empires: The talking heads are giving us bad information. So why are we still listening?

Jessica Machado: Falling Behind the Kardashians

September 2014

American Empires: In defense of Rob Kardashian, and turning your back on the family business.

Nick Turse: Pirates of the Gulf of Guinea

September 2014

In the face of rising maritime insecurity, AFRICOM claims success and Obama embraces a strongman.

Naveena Sadasivam: For Oil and Gas Companies, Rigging Seems to Involve Wages, Too

September 2014

Department of Labor investigations have uncovered cases in which oil and gas workers are being cheated of earnings.

Rick Lowe: Heart of the City

September 2014

Nicole Audrey Spector interviews the artist, community advocate, and MacArthur "genius" grant winner about the power and limits of art in troubled communities.

Lois Beckett: Fact-Checking Feinstein

September 2014

The senator says 'the evidence is clear: the ban worked.'