Abeer Hoque: Dagger and ShieldMay 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 AfricaMay 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 InadequateMay 2014
How right-wing ideology puts pregnant women at risk.
Richard Falk: Citizens versus Subjects in a Democratic Society – The American CaseMay 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 TacticsMay 2014
Increasing the understanding of, and lessening the sentence on steroids.
Ann Jones: Washington’s Pivot to IgnoranceMay 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 InterrogationsMay 2014
How honest are confessions to homicide?
David Byrne: Here Lies Love—The Road to the StageMay 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 EditionMay 2014
Who decides the worth of black men in America?
Richard Falk: Why The Peace Talks Collapsed and Should Not Be ResumedMay 2014
The United States' double role in Israel-Palestinian negotiations.
David Morris: How To Save Equal Access on the InternetMay 2014
Publicly owned networks in cities across the US preserve net neutrality and provide quality service.
Peter Van Buren: Regime Change in AmericaMay 2014
An empire in decline (city by city, town by town).
Jake Bernstein: NY to Shut Troubled Rehab ClinicMay 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 FinanceMay 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 ItMay 2014
The unreported story of how the Haqqani network became America's greatest enemy.
Francisco Cantú: A Massacre, RecurringApril 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: UntitledApril 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 RulesApril 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 ThatcherApril 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 ButterfliesApril 2014
Flash Fiction: I soon made a decision to stop studying. My real life began after class.
Hideo Furukawa: A Dispatch from the Monkey PlanetApril 2014
Flash Fiction: An outside had never existed before! Does that mean where I am now is inside?
Alyssa McMurtry: Mother Russia’s ResurgenceApril 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 GhraibApril 2014
A torture story without a hero or an ending.
Rocco Samuele: Contexts Have ShiftedApril 2014
At the intersection of JR in Cincinnati & Susan Sontag’s On Photography.
Peter Van Buren: An Apartheid of DollarsApril 2014
Life in the new American minimum-wage economy.
Beverly Bell: Indigenous People In Honduras Block Dam on Sacred RiverApril 2014
Despite U.S.-backed violence against them, the Rio Blanco community is fighting back.
Robert Reich: Anti-Inequality LegislationApril 2014
Raising taxes on corporations that pay their CEOs royally and treat their workers like serfs.
Todd Miller: They Are Watching YouApril 2014
The national security state and the U.S.-Mexican border.