Ann Jones: Washington’s Pivot to Ignorance

May 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 Interrogations

May 2014

How honest are confessions to homicide?

David Byrne: Here Lies Love—The Road to the Stage

May 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 Edition

May 2014

Who decides the worth of black men in America?

Richard Falk: Why The Peace Talks Collapsed and Should Not Be Resumed

May 2014

The United States' double role in Israel-Palestinian negotiations.

David Morris: How To Save Equal Access on the Internet

May 2014

Publicly owned networks in cities across the US preserve net neutrality and provide quality service.

Peter Van Buren: Regime Change in America

May 2014

An empire in decline (city by city, town by town).

Jake Bernstein: NY to Shut Troubled Rehab Clinic

May 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 Finance

May 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 It

May 2014

The unreported story of how the Haqqani network became America's greatest enemy.

Francisco Cantú: A Massacre, Recurring

April 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: Untitled

April 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 Rules

April 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 Thatcher

April 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 Butterflies

April 2014

Flash Fiction: I soon made a decision to stop studying. My real life began after class.

Hideo Furukawa: A Dispatch from the Monkey Planet

April 2014

Flash Fiction: An outside had never existed before! Does that mean where I am now is inside?

Alyssa McMurtry: Mother Russia’s Resurgence

April 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 Ghraib

April 2014

A torture story without a hero or an ending.

Rocco Samuele: Contexts Have Shifted

April 2014

At the intersection of JR in Cincinnati & Susan Sontag’s On Photography.

Peter Van Buren: An Apartheid of Dollars

April 2014

Life in the new American minimum-wage economy.

Beverly Bell: Indigenous People In Honduras Block Dam on Sacred River

April 2014

Despite U.S.-backed violence against them, the Rio Blanco community is fighting back.

Robert Reich: Anti-Inequality Legislation

April 2014

Raising taxes on corporations that pay their CEOs royally and treat their workers like serfs.

Todd Miller: They Are Watching You

April 2014

The national security state and the U.S.-Mexican border.

Roslyn Bernstein: Between Underground and Above

April 2014

After a burst of Western interest in the mid-90s, and amid a complex system of government censorship, Vietnam’s contemporary art scene comes into its own.

Angela Lang: A Kinship with Gabriel García Márquez

April 2014

Shared reading of García Márquez’s books was a way of finding an outlet for feelings kept and unsaid.

Jason Bell: The Bar-B-Cure

April 2014

I feel the image of myself emerging in his hands, and with every flick and scrape it draws closer to his.

Richard Falk: The New Interventionists

April 2014

New developments in the interventionist debate.

Lois Beckett: Republicans Say No to CDC Gun Violence Research

April 2014

Giving the CDC money for gun violence research is a “request to fund propaganda,” a Georgia congressman says.

Ali Dayan Hasan: The Wrong Kind of Pakistani

April 2014

On the invention of “the liberal extremist” and the attempted assassination of a friend.