Jeremy Brecher: Our Climate Is Everyone’s Property

October 2014

How the public trust doctrine can be a tool for the climate justice movement.

Francisco Cantú: Dark Work on the Border

October 2014

Remembering the late journalist Charles Bowden, who chronicled the depths of the violence consuming Mexico.

Lou Dubose: Once Again, the Court Serves the GOP

October 2014

The Roberts Court's willful ignorance is breathtaking.

Karen J. Greenberg: Fighting the Last War

October 2014

Will the War on Terror be the template for the Ebola crisis?

Rohini Mohan: “Prachanai” (Trouble) in Sri Lanka, Past and Present

October 2014

Aditi Sriram talks with the author of 'The Seasons of Trouble' about the five years it took her to write about Sri Lanka post-civil war, and whether the 'trouble' is really over.

Robert Reich: Getting a Grip on Ebola

October 2014

Ebola is not a crisis in the United States.

Stephen Engelberg: Fix Presidential Pardons, a Letter to The Next Attorney General

October 2014

White applicants are far more likely to receive clemency than comparable black applicants.

Editors’ Picks: Books We’re Falling For

October 2014

The new books our staffers are loving this autumn.

Tom Engelhardt: Edward Snowden and the Golden Age of Spying

October 2014

An interview with director Laura Poitras.

Tana Wojczuk: Gone Girl, Bluebeard, and the Meaning of Marriage

October 2014

A response to Elif Batuman’s “Marriage is an Abduction.”

Laura Gottesdiener: A Trip to Kuwait (on the Prairie)

October 2014

Life inside the boom.

Peter Van Buren: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

October 2014

Seven worst-case scenarios in the battle with the Islamic State.

Dana Goldstein: How Should a Teacher Be?

October 2014

Lara Zarum interviews the author of "The Teacher Wars" on the history of education reform and the future of teaching.

Vijay Parthasarathy: Iron Fist, Silver Tongue

October 2014

Consider this practical advice before running a successful dictatorship.

William J. Astore: Investing in Junk Armies

October 2014

Why American efforts to create foreign armies fail.

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.