Abeer Hoque: Dagger and Shield

May 2014

It’s that look he loves even though he knows she isn’t really seeing him. He’s part of the landscape, inside her inner eye.

Nick Turse: The U.S. Military’s New Normal in Africa

May 2014

A secret African mission and an African mission that’s no secret.

Lois Beckett: Why Don’t We Know How Many People Are Shot Each Year in America?

May 2014

Gun murders have decreased in recent years, but is it because of a drop shootings, or an improvement in the number of victims that E.R. doctors can save?

Robert Reich: Healthcare for Pregnant Women is Inadequate

May 2014

How right-wing ideology puts pregnant women at risk.

Richard Falk: Citizens versus Subjects in a Democratic Society – The American Case

May 2014

How to be a citizen whose conscience is directed at others without heeding boundaries of space or time.

David Epstein: Weak Sanction for Sprinter Signals Change in Anti-Doping Tactics

May 2014

Increasing the understanding of, and lessening the sentence on steroids.

Ann Jones: Washington’s Pivot to Ignorance

May 2014

Do the Fulbright stats stack up?

Robert Reich: The Six Principles of the New Populism (and the Establishment’s Nightmare)

May 2014

Where do America's latest political and economic trends merge?

Joaquin Sapien: Death Penalty Report Cites Value of Taping Interrogations

May 2014

How honest are confessions to homicide?

David Byrne: Here Lies Love—The Road to the Stage

May 2014

The legendary musician recounts the creation of the rock opera Here Lies Love.

Mitchell S. Jackson: How To Catch a Racist, the Donald Sterling Edition

May 2014

Who decides the worth of black men in America?

Richard Falk: Why The Peace Talks Collapsed and Should Not Be Resumed

May 2014

The United States' double role in Israel-Palestinian negotiations.

David Morris: How To Save Equal Access on the Internet

May 2014

Publicly owned networks in cities across the US preserve net neutrality and provide quality service.

Peter Van Buren: Regime Change in America

May 2014

An empire in decline (city by city, town by town).

Jake Bernstein: NY to Shut Troubled Rehab Clinic

May 2014

Records show state officials knew for years about problems at New York Service Network, violations of patients’ rights.

Theodoric Meyer: Senate to Take Up Longshot Amendment to Regulate Campaign Finance

May 2014

The Senate could soon consider a constitutional amendment that would give Congress and states the ability to limit money in politics, possibly reversing the effect of recent Supreme Court rulings.

Anand Gopal: How the U.S. Created the Afghan War—and Then Lost It

May 2014

The unreported story of how the Haqqani network became America's greatest enemy.

Francisco Cantú: A Massacre, Recurring

April 2014

In Shadows at Dawn, historian Karl Jacoby uses a single moment of bloodshed to examine the persistence of violence in the U.S./Mexico borderlands.

Matthew Sharpe: Untitled

April 2014

Flash Fiction: "If you can’t forgive, the past is going to eat you up."

What Happens When a Dark Money Group Blows Off IRS Rules

April 2014

The Government Integrity Fund spent most of its money on election ads, despite IRS rules prohibiting a social welfare nonprofit from doing so.

Damian Barr: Me & Margaret Thatcher

April 2014

Sally Hodgkinson talks with the award-winning Scottish writer about class, sexuality, moving to Austin, and growing up gay in Thatcher’s Britain.

Raimondo Cortese: Dream Life of Butterflies

April 2014

Flash Fiction: I soon made a decision to stop studying. My real life began after class.

Hideo Furukawa: A Dispatch from the Monkey Planet

April 2014

Flash Fiction: An outside had never existed before! Does that mean where I am now is inside?

Alyssa McMurtry: Mother Russia’s Resurgence

April 2014

As tensions rise in Ukraine, it's important as ever to understand the thinking behind Russia's bellicose behavior.

Karen J. Greenberg: The Road From Abu Ghraib

April 2014

A torture story without a hero or an ending.

Rocco Samuele: Contexts Have Shifted

April 2014

At the intersection of JR in Cincinnati & Susan Sontag’s On Photography.

Peter Van Buren: An Apartheid of Dollars

April 2014

Life in the new American minimum-wage economy.

Beverly Bell: Indigenous People In Honduras Block Dam on Sacred River

April 2014

Despite U.S.-backed violence against them, the Rio Blanco community is fighting back.

Robert Reich: Anti-Inequality Legislation

April 2014

Raising taxes on corporations that pay their CEOs royally and treat their workers like serfs.

Todd Miller: They Are Watching You

April 2014

The national security state and the U.S.-Mexican border.