Michael T. Klare: Fossil Fuel Euphoria — Hallelujah, Oil and Gas Forever!October 16, 2013
What America’s sudden boom in energy production and fossil fuel reserves means for the planet.
Theodoric Meyer: What Happened After Congress Passed a Climate Change Law? Very Little.October 16, 2013
Congress finally attempts to tackle climate change, but with mixed results.
Mark Brazaitis: Suicide Epidemic Isn’t Only the Stuff of My FictionOctober 15, 2013
One writer’s fictions overlap, alarmingly, with reality.
Max Blumenthal: The Desert of Israeli DemocracyOctober 15, 2013
Journey to the center of a refugee camp.
Jake Bernstein: N.Y. Fed Moves to Seal Documents in Ex-Bank Examiner’s SuitOctober 15, 2013
The loopholes in the Freedom of Information Act.
Spencer McCall: Roaming San Francisco in Search of ElsewhereOctober 11, 2013
Susie Neilson talks to the director of The Institute, a documentary about an alternate reality game that had San Franciscans wandering the city streets in search of heaven on earth.
Tom Engelhardt: The Etiquette of War and SurveillanceOctober 11, 2013
Colonel Manners demystifies national security etiquette for the masses.
Jake Bernstein: NY Fed Fired Examiner Who Took on GoldmanOctober 11, 2013
A Federal Reserve examiner hired in the wake of the Dodd-Frank Act is fired after uncovering problems with Goldman Sachs’ conflict-of-interest policy
Kim Barker: ‘America Is Not Stupid’ Wins IRS Recognition as Tax-Exempt NonprofitOctober 10, 2013
The group spent over $125,000 on election campaigns in 2012, but that was not enough for the IRS to deny their application.
Robert Reich: Republican Crazy Talk About the Debt CeilingOctober 10, 2013
A crazy person with a bomb is much scarier than someone holding a bomb who looks and acts reasonable.
Guernica’s Shutdown-Blues PlaylistOctober 9, 2013
Songs for the furloughed and frustrated.
Pratap Chatterjee: The Data HackersOctober 9, 2013
When the FBI hires hackers and hacking tools, it’s because they don’t have any other choice.
David Morris: Let Red States Opt Out of ObamacareOctober 9, 2013
The government shutdown will have demonstrated the willingness, indeed the eagerness, of Republicans to do everything possible to stop the health care law.
Edie Meidav: CatullusOctober 8, 2013
You have to get down on your knees and sniff too. Do it right and they understand you are one of them.
Marian Wang: Breaking AwayOctober 8, 2013
Many are worried that as public universities gain freedom, they will end up sidelining broader goals such as access and affordability.
Robert Reich: Their Real Goal is to Make Us All So Cynical About Government That We Give UpOctober 8, 2013
Tea Party Republicans are managing to get Americans to give up on our government.
Rebecca Wolff: So Long, SuckersOctober 7, 2013
“Oh, it’s just so fabulous in New York, you can really just learn to step over people’s suffering bodies.” A response to Didion’s famed 1967 essay.
Kim Barker: Shutdown Prompts Rare Government Mix of Imagination and LaughterOctober 7, 2013
Awkward silences from an invisible speaker at a conference during the government shutdown.
Rebecca Solnit: Bigger Than ThatOctober 7, 2013
What happens when the weather morphs into man-made violence, becomes a terrorist?
David Vine: The Italian JobOctober 4, 2013
How the Italian peninsula became a major center of U.S. military power.
Raymond Bonner: How A Telecom Helped the Government Spy on MeOctober 4, 2013
As early as 2004, an unnamed telecommunications company—identified in documents only as Company A—helped the FBI spy on New York Times reporters.
ECPM: From the Blowout to the MovementOctober 3, 2013
Forty-five years after authorities crushed a peaceful student movement in Mexico City, a graphic design collective champions their cause through political prints and cultural workshops.
Jay Walljasper: Getting America Back on its FeetOctober 3, 2013
It’s time to launch a walking movement to strengthen our health and communities.
Abigail Sindzinski: Old Designs, Brighter FutureOctober 2, 2013
In ‘Never Built: Los Angeles,’ a new exhibit at the Los Angeles Architecture & Design Museum, a city’s unfulfilled past offers inspiration for its future.
Ann Jones: The Forgotten WarOctober 2, 2013
The lack, or sheer failure, of the US exit strategy from Afghanistan’s ruined battlefields.
Robert Reich: Why Obama and the Democrats Shouldn’t Negotiate with ExtortionistsOctober 1, 2013
“Why Obama and the Democrats must not yield to Republican bullying.”
Dilip Hiro: A World in Which No One Is Listening to the Planet’s Sole SuperpowerOctober 1, 2013
Dilip Horo writes about America’s impotence in front of the deepening quagmire in the Middle East.
Sebastian Rotella: ‘They Ordered Us To Kill All The People’October 1, 2013
At a historic U.S. trial, former Guatemalan army commandos testify about the massacre of 250 villagers in the jungle hamlet of Dos Erres during the country’s civil war.
Thomas Larson: Our Multimedial BeginningSeptember 30, 2013
The second installment of “The Social Author” looks at multimedia storytelling, from the Chauvet cave to the internet café.
Shaj Mathew: Poetry for an Ailing HomelandSeptember 30, 2013
The Syrian poet Adunis has largely stayed silent about the civil war currently ravaging his country. His work, though, can help us reflect on the ongoing conflict.