Win Bassett: Pens in the PenJanuary 23, 2014
A former prosecutor reflects on wrongful convictions, Damien Echols’s memoir, and the importance of prison arts programs.
David Morris: Republican Principles Depend on What’s Best for the RichJanuary 23, 2014
A stark look at class warfare in Congress.
Theodoric Meyer and T. Christian Miller: Schumer Calls on Drug Makers to Add Safety Devices to Children’s Medicines Within a YearJanuary 22, 2014
It’s not just baby bottles, but safety bottles that keep a child safe.
Tom Engelhardt: The Golden Age of Journalism?January 22, 2014
What if it’s not a decline in (print) journalism, but a rebirth of new (new) journalism?
Akhil Sharma: When Despair and Tenderness CollideJanuary 21, 2014
Mohsin Hamid and Akhil Sharma’s conversation about writing, literary labels, and how illness challenges narrative.
Jay Walljasper: The National Treasure in Your NeighborhoodJanuary 21, 2014
On the enduring value of the city park.
Alfred McCoy: Surveillance and ScandalJanuary 21, 2014
NSA surveillance isn’t just about security. It’s about blackmail.
Mugambi Jouet: Is America Becoming Less Religious?January 17, 2014
Faith continues to both unite and divide Americans.
Nick Turse: The Special Ops SurgeJanuary 17, 2014
Elite U.S. forces are deployed in 134 countries. We know little about their missions.
Robert Reich: Why Workers in Red States Vote Against Their Economic Self InterestJanuary 17, 2014
The electoral effects of economic desperation.
Mirza Waheed: An Elegy Sung by ApparitionsJanuary 16, 2014
On the Djinns of Kashmir.
Daniel Moss: Public Water Systems Can Help the War on PovertyJanuary 16, 2014
Rising water costs aggravate low-income families’ problems.
Charles Ornstein: Obamacare – A Midterm Report CardJanuary 16, 2014
How the Affordable Care Act is faring after the first half of the open enrollment period.
Normon Solomon: Why the Washington Post’s New Ties to the CIA Are So OminousJanuary 15, 2014
The Washington Post is supposed to expose CIA secrets. Amazon is under contract to keep them.
Joaquin Sapien: Guarded OptimismJanuary 15, 2014
Examining the factors that contribute to sexual victimization in American prisons.
Jeremiah Goulka: Win Today, Lose TomorrowJanuary 15, 2014
The USA: a country where, no matter your color, you are supposed to dress, act, and aspire to be white.
Roslyn Bernstein: Everything GrowsJanuary 14, 2014
Inside Wangechi Mutu’s A Fantastic Journey.
Peter Van Buren: We Have to Destroy Our Constitution to Save ItJanuary 14, 2014
Debunking ten myths about NSA surveillance.
Shani Boianjiu: An Odd BirdJanuary 14, 2014
Flash Fiction Crazy is not hereditary or anything like that.
Jennifer Percy: We Kill Ourselves Because We Are HauntedJanuary 13, 2014
‘I wanted to talk to veterans and the families of veterans for the same reason that many were telling me I could not talk to them.’ An excerpt from Demon Camp.
Benjamin Percy: In Touch with the Tooth and ClawJanuary 13, 2014
Alicia Oltuski talks with the novelist about writing habits, slippery science, and terror.
Michael Klare: The Death of Peak Oil?January 13, 2014
Shale oil has changed the timeline, but we’re still going to run out of oil. Here’s why.
Diana Bruk: A Russian Jewish American ChristmasJanuary 10, 2014
In the wake of the holiday season, reflections on a polyglot Christmas.
Robert Reich: Why The Republican’s Old Divide-and-Conquer Strategy Is BackfiringJanuary 10, 2014
What happens when the poor and working class are on the same losing side.
Jeremy Brecher: Discovering a Legal Tool to Curb Climate ChangeJanuary 9, 2014
A legal argument for climate protection based on the vitality of future generations.
Nina Martin: Amid Abortion Debate, the Pursuit of ScienceJanuary 9, 2014
A leading abortion researcher on science and stigmatization.
Nick Turse: America’s Black-Ops BlackoutJanuary 8, 2014
Trying to calculate the man-years spent by Green Berets, Rangers, Navy SEALs, Special Operations Aviators, and Delta Force commandos all over the world.
Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein: Medicare Wants Power to Ban Harmful PrescribersJanuary 8, 2014
From Plan B to Part D, another controversial medical scenario.
Rebecca Solnit: Resisting MonocultureJanuary 7, 2014
A response to Grist: It’s not about the buses, or, why San Franciscans don’t love Silicon Valley.
Robert Reich: The Year of the Great RedistributionJanuary 7, 2014
How wage reductions made 2013 the year of redistribution (upward of course).