Charles Ornstein: Government Will Withhold One-Third of the Records from Database of Physician Payments

August 2014

Many payments to doctors made by pharmaceutical companies will not be included in the public release of the database next month.

Nathan Bradley Bethea: Echoes of Blackwater in Ferguson, Missouri

August 2014

A veteran of Afghanistan on the botched militarization of the Ferguson police.

Lou Dubose: Neocons Wrong Again

August 2014

For Iraq War architects like William Kristol, the answer is always "war without an end."

Yasmin El-Rifae: The Air Was Hot with Hysterical Nationalism

August 2014

A year after the Raba’a massacre in Cairo, one writer struggles to redraw her relationship to the city.

Lou Dubose: Genuflecting On The Campaign Trail

August 2014

When Republican hopefuls court the Christian Right.

Heather Vogell: Cracking Down on Two Schools’ Use of Restraints

August 2014

Investigators found a systematic breakdown in how educators at the schools employed restraints and seclusions.

Jess Row: Native Sons

August 2014

A straight white American man on loving James Baldwin and learning to write about race.

Seth Freed Wessler: When Freedom Summer Landed in White America’s Living Rooms

August 2014

An iconic civil rights print hung in one rural Maine home and helped shape a family’s commitment to justice.

Sandy Tolan: Blown Chances in Gaza

August 2014

For the last eight years, Israel and the U.S. have chosen war, with devastating consequences for the families of Gaza.

Aditya Mani Jha: Revenge of the Offence Collectors

August 2014

An Indian politician retaliates against religious offenses by compiling his own, even more blasphemous, thoughts on religion.

Xiaolu Guo: I Am China

August 2014

Flash Fiction: Now, dearest Queen, let me be direct—why I’m writing to you? I need your help in this country.

Jeff Larson and Mike Tigas: Leaked Docs Show Spyware Used to Snoop on U.S. Computers

August 2014

Leaked files reveal surveillance of U.S. computers carried out by a private company.

Robert Reich: The Rebirth of Stockholder Capitalism?

August 2014

How shareholder capitalism has replaced stakeholder capitalism.

Kaya Genç: Turkey’s Unofficial Referendum

August 2014

On Sunday, Turkey will elect a president by direct popular vote for the first time, choosing between drastically different visions for their political system.

Atef Abu Saif: We’re OK in Gaza

August 2014

Dispatch from Gaza: What is there to do but push back with a bit of stubborn strength, scratch at the thing with your bare fingernails, while your veins still have blood in them?

Nick Turse: As a Man-Made Famine Looms, Christmas Comes Early to South Sudan

August 2014

The limits of America’s African experiment in nation building.

Laura Kasinof: Between Tradition and Modernity

August 2014

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Georgians turned en masse to religion. Today, the Orthodox Church’s conservative beliefs are clashing with the country’s increasingly close ties to the EU.

David Morris: Republicans Wreck Their Own Principles on Highways

August 2014

It's fine to slash Medicare, mail delivery, and student aid, just don't make drivers pay for roads.

Mona Abu Sharekh: Without Words

August 2014

Dispatch from Gaza: A diary entry describes one hour of a sleepless night during the fighting.

Noam Chomsky: How Many Minutes to Midnight?

August 2014

On the nuclear weapons era, or the true end of the beginning.

Geoff Watkinson: Empathy and Infrastructure for Mental Health Care

August 2014

How to wean our mental health system off a diet of pills and insufficient medical access.

Richard Falk: Poetry and War

August 2014

What is the poetic response to war?

Charles Ornstein: The Shutdown of the Pharma Payment Verification System

August 2014

The government had to take offline its system for doctors to verify payments from drug companies.

Tom Engelhardt: The Fourth Branch

August 2014

What the CIA clashes with the Senate Intelligence Committee reveal about the national security state.

Robert Reich: Work and Worth

August 2014

The problem of low pay in occupations that have significant social worth.

Chip Ward: The Original Geo-Engineers

August 2014

How to save the iconic west from the cow.

David Morris: Labor Fights Post Office Privatization

August 2014

Labor solidarity threatens idea of moving post offices to big box stores.

Atef Abu Saif: The Children Have Barely Slept

July 2014

Dispatch from Gaza: Day-to-day life continues even in a war zone, but sleep does not.

Chelsea Biondolillo: Raccoon, Pronghorn, Mule Deer, Ring-necked Pheasant, Fox

July 2014

Flash: The twisted leg, the handful of feathers.

Abbie Nehring: How Universities Fail Sexual Assault Victims

July 2014

A round up of cases and coverage that show the persistence of sexual violence at colleges.